Tuesday, December 29, 2009

TWD: Low and Lush Chocolate Cheesecake

So after a long hiatus from baking, I decided I needed to make this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection - the Low and Lush Chocolate Cheesecake. I so love cheesecake, and the fact that it's chocolate only makes it sound better.

So a few weeks ago when we were having company, I finally got in the kitchen and baked! Since I had the baby our meals have consisted of putting together a sandwich or pulling something out of the freezer. So I thought a home baked dessert would be fabulous.

Unfortunately, we weren't thrilled with this cheesecake. The chocolate flavor wasn't pronounced enough - instead it tasted more like cream cheese. It was okay, just not as great as I was hoping and expecting. I probably wouldn't make it again. If I were to bake a cheesecake, it would be Dorie's Tall and Creamy Cheesecake - that one was a real home run!

If you'd like to get the recipe or see how someone else's turned out, visit Tea and Scones.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

One Of The Two Best Things I've Ever Made

My little sweet pea, Chase Alan, was born December 2, 2009 at 1:41 a.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and is 21.25 inches long. I ended up being induced at 6 days past my due date. He sure kept his Mama waiting!

We are adjusting to life with two little boys and things are going really well so far. Chase is a great sleeper and has been sparing me the bags under the eyes that usually come hand in hand with newborns. We'll see how things go when his Daddy goes back to work next week!