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Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

How to make the best homemade chocolate orange cheesecake from scratch - This DIY recipe is simple and easy but does take a bit of time. Top with chocolate ganache to hide any cracks and add a layer of richness and decadence. Original recipe uses graham cracker crumbs for the crust. You can leave out the orange extract for a real, classic New York style cake.

I love cheesecake. Joe would say cheesecake is his favorite dessert. Our favorite cheesecake is served at a diner not far from our home.  It’s amazing. I think we might have a new favorite now. I’ve never before tried to make a cheesecake, and I found the April Daring Bakers Challenge a bit daunting. Jenny from JennyBakes.com proposed that we all make the same cheesecake, but she challenged participants to make their cheesecakes show stoppers. I tried. How’s that fellow to the right? He’s a show stopper, all right. I jest. The cheesecake was a little ugly, but I doctored … Read more

The Best Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Recipe

Before my bariatric surgery, I loved pecan pie. It was my favorite pie ever, and I made a lot of them. And ate them. No holiday went by without a decadent pecan pie. When I went gluten-free, I thought I wouldn’t be able to eat another pecan pie, but then I had a thought. I never loved the crust of the pie anyway, so why not adjust the recipe a bit and make the pie without the crust? I did it, and the pie was a crazy success. As you can see in the photo above, the pie was sturdy enough to … Read more

Gluten-Free Hot Fudge Brownie Sundaes

I had a birthday over the summer. I turned 37, which seems like a big old nothing birthday because it’s just in the middle of the thirties and no big deal at all. But anyway, Joe and the girls made one of my favorite desserts just for me, and so I enjoyed my special night. They made me a big brownie sundae and of course it had smooth, rich hot fudge drizzled over top. Is there a dessert that screams “comfort food” more than that? I can’t think of one.    Unfortunately, the hot gooey-ness of the hot fudge combined with the crisp … Read more

The Best Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies Recipe

  Gluten-free baking is tricky in my experience. The recipes don’t always taste great, and the texture can be really hard to get right. I don’t have to be 100% gluten-free all the time, but I can’t eat a lot of gluten or I get sick. So I try to make everything gluten-free, but I don’t stress over minute amounts. We’ve made this particular recipe a couple of times, and it came out well every time. I’m pleased to be able to share it with you today. While you’re here, check out my homemade hot fudge recipe. These brownies are … Read more

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Who doesn’t love hot fudge? Is there anyone out there? I for one adore hot fudge, and I worked really hard on this recipe to get it just right. This recipe is simple to prepare and ready in less than 15 minutes. You’re going to love it! Print Recipe Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Course Condiment, Dessert, Gluten-free Servings Ingredients 1 cup butter1/3 cup cocoa powder unsweetened2 cups sugar12 oz evaporated milk1 teaspoon vanilla2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips Course Condiment, Dessert, Gluten-free Servings Ingredients 1 cup butter1/3 cup cocoa powder unsweetened2 cups sugar12 oz evaporated milk1 teaspoon vanilla2 cups semi-sweet chocolate … Read more