Cacao Nib & Frangelico Cheesecake

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Cheesecake. If you are lucky, you know it well: if you are luckier, you know it in it’s smoothest, creamiest form.
But maybe you know cheesecake as being crumbly, or lacking flavor, in the name of cutting calories corners? Maybe you have had cheesecakes that cracked right down the middle, or ones that sogged from a leaky spring-form in a bain-marie? Those things are enough to turn you off from cheesecake. I understand.
So here is this. A cheesecake that is not light, one that allows for no scrimping. A cheesecake that is a complete diet-wrecker, a cheesecake that is utmost, total indulgence.
It’s base is a graham cracker crust with nutty, browned butter and cacao nibs, which provide texture and pure, chocolate flavor. The filling is made from the holy grail of cheesecake-filling-possiblities: cream cheese, sour cream and Greek yogurt, which I have used for the slight, lactic tang it…

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Cheater Crepes

This sounds really awesome 🙂

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This really isn’t a crepe. But it tastes like a crepe! It’s made with two things that don’t seem likely to go together – flour tortillas and French toast batter. Yup. We did!

It’s pretty easy! Just take Trish’s French Toast Recipe, and replace the bread with tortillas. This tasty crepe cheater will leave you saying “what? That really worked?”

French Toast

5 eggs

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


Pinch of salt


Splash of vanilla


1/8 cup heavy whipping cream


12-16 flour tortillas, about 8-10 inches in diameter.

Preheat griddle to medium heat. In a shallow baking dish whisk together all ingredients, except for whipping cream and bread, until well combined.

Whisk in whipping cream. Grease griddle with a little butter or cooking spray. Dredge tortillas in egg mixture and place on griddle. Cook for around 2 minutes or until golden on the underside…

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