Chama Gaucha

A while back (ahem, in June) a bunch of coworkers and I headed to the newly opened Chama Gaucha in Buckhead for a division celebration. I was still in awe of how close Chama Gaucha was to the venerable institution of Fogo de Chao – you could easily walk the four blocks between the two […]

Egg Nog Cheesecake Squares

It’s serious holiday times boys and girls, and you know what that means – it’s calorie season.  Woo woo! Of course, every day is calorie season on a baking blog, but don’t let that detract from my original message.  That being: “Quick, eat this before I do.” I thought I’d start off my calorie-laden holiday […]

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe

Have you ever been super late with a present? Like, maybe you had it ready on time to give it to the person, but you didn’t actually take the final step of getting it to them? Yeah…that happened to me recently.  Last weekend I finally got some friends their Christmas present.  Only a few months […]

Stand Mixers and Cheesecake

I almost bought a stand mixer today. One of the things I’ve read frequently in my baking research is that of all kitchen appliances, nothing really beats a good stand mixer.  I know this is supposed to be a blog for noobs and slackers – and I will still vouch that anything I make can […]