Graham Cracker Swirl Cheesecake

Every year, my work sends us home with a free turkey for Thanksgiving. We already have plans for Thanksgiving day and the two of us can’t hope to finish twelve pounds of poultry together, so we decided to throw a spur-of-the-moment dinner party.  Okay, it wasn’t just the turkey, we also were given some beautiful […]

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Banana Cream Pudding Cheesecake with a Coconut-Nilla Wafer Crust

Exceeding expectations is my cliched, but honest, motivation in life. I don’t like to rise to the occasion, I like to stop the show entirely. My (extremely un-Zen) mantra goes something like “do more! Faster! Better! In really tall shoes!” While my internal chant sounds fairly cohesive (save the shoe bit), the externalization of the whole “above […]

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