Swirled red velvet cheesecake brownies

A melt-in-the-mouth red velvet cushion covered by a carpet of fluffy sweet-salty cheese swirled with more of the red velvet mass. A sexier version of the fudgy cheesecake brownies but the sensual appeal of these crimson squares goes beyond the fiery color. These red velvet … [Read more...]


Salted caramel cheese tart

Cheesecake is not something you can cut and serve straight out of the oven. A cheesecake has to cool slowly and thoroughly, and chilled for best results. It's the same with this cheese tart which is really a cheese cake baked in a tart pan and with only half the usual amount … [Read more...]


Plain cream cheese: endless possibilities

How do you make a sandwich? I grew up with mayonnaise. Spread mayo on a slice of bread, top with a slice of cold meat (ham, most of the time), cover with another slice of bread and that was it. Even eggs were paired with mayo. You know, egg salad? Mash hard-boiled eggs, … [Read more...]


Butterscotch cheesecake brownies

This is a variation of the fudgy cheesecake brownies in the archive. Cream cheese is swirled into the butterscotch brownie batter to create a marbled creamy topping. This is also my second attempt at making butterscotch cheesecake brownies. The first time I made them, I … [Read more...]


Cheese dip with roasted capsicum, garlic and scallions

The best gathering is one where the host or hostess is never too tired and stressed out to enjoy the company of the guests and have a good time. I like the idea of sitting in the garden, food on the table that everyone can help himself with and drinks on a side table where … [Read more...]


Herbed cream cheese and butter spread

I had been sick. Fever. Chills. I hadn't cooked in three days and it was getting frustrating because Sam will be having her birthday in two days and I always cook something special when someone has a birthday in my family.Tonight, for the first time in three days, I felt … [Read more...]


Peaches and cream cheese cookie bars

It may look like a pie but it isn't. It's two layers of cookies with peaches and cream cheese in between. Just make a basic butter cookie dough, spread a third on the bottom of a pan, pile the sliced peaches on top, cover with cream cheese then drop the remaining cookie … [Read more...]