A Cheesy Family

Yesterday was National Cheesecake Day!  So in celebration I have decided to share a couple of cheesecakes my family and I have made.

I absolutely love baking and being in the space.  I’m a true believer of this place being the heart of the home.  It’s a space filled with a little joy for everyone and brings people together.  A place children can learn right from wrong and adults hold private conversations.  It creates messes, but acts as a platform for some of your best creations.  It’s where you run to for a drink or a late night snack when you simply can’t take it anymore.  It’s called the kitchen everyone!

A few years ago my grandmother passed away and I decided to make a baking apron using her clothes.  She was always in the kitchen therefore this was my creative and personal way of keeping her close.  Every time I bake it’s important to wear my apron.  If I don’t wear it I feel like I’m cheating or doing her wrong – like it’s a sin, weird huh?  I even went out and bought aprons for my nieces and nephews.  LOL “Kids, go put your on Nanna!” <chuckle>

Well, while passing down the baking apron torch, my niece has been baking and cooking away with my mother over the summer.  Once a week they create something new to share with everyone and guess what they made?  You got it – cheesecake!

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Isn’t it adorable!  I’m not a hater on her pre-made graham cracker crust for its one I use on a regular.  I also appreciate her nicely thin cut fresh strawberries.  I’m very proud of my niece for making her first Strawberry Cheesecake and look forward to many, many more.

 

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Waffles for ‘The People’

ALRIGHT – ALRIGHT!!!  So, it’s Saturday.  The sun is out.  It’s early and all of a sudden ‘The People’ have decided to come on over <sigh> Whelp – let’s make ’em waffles!

Pre-heat your waffle iron (turn it on) and place a mat, wax paper or paper towel underneath to catch any spills.

Now while the iron is getting hot allow me to quickly explain that just because it’s early doesn’t mean it is the only time to dish out some waffles.  I mean, there’s waffles for brunch, there’s waffles for lunch, there’s waffles for dinner and not cause I’m a sugar sinner!  <slow chuckle>  Try waffles with yogurt, try waffles with fruit, now let’s do these waffles for those who are a hoot!  (I’m on a roll people)

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Don’t sleep on the additional sugar…

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My First Real Blog Post – Yippee!

MY FIRST REAL BLOG! (key word is real for I’ve been doing this for a while low-key on Facebook)  I found myself randomly taking pictures of my food, wanting to share my experiences and where I have visited.  So here we are, months later with the suggestions of Rodney & Roshada prompting me to go into this direction.  However, I must also offer gratitude to my mom, Tashara, James, Nabachwa, Bernard and John for being patient as I constantly bugged them about this journey.  xoxo

The purpose of this blog is to share my fun and crazy thoughts on what I love most – Breakfast, Baking and Desserts!  I mean, who doesn’t love this stuff!?!?  I’d give the shirt off my back for a dozen of Randy’s Doughnuts – wouldn’t you?  <happy sigh> As I was saying, I want this to be a fun place consisting of restaurant reviews, recipes, friendly stories, culinary history and whatever else comes to mind.

Also note I’m still learning some of the features.  So feel free to notify me if things are weird and thanks in advance.  Again, welcome and thanks for visiting my page.

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Did you know it’s National Blueberry month?  Well, now you do.  Sooooo in celebration I decided to test out the mini waffles topped with a strawberry and blueberry compote from Le Village Buffet located in Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

 

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