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Classic Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust

This Classic Cheesecake features a simple graham cracker crust, and it’s good enough to serve by itself.  (Or you can top it with fresh fruit to make it an extra-special dessert!)

Classic Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust | Spicedblog.comWhy is cheesecake so darned good?  Cheesecake seriously might be my favorite dessert…and that says a lot because I’ve got more than one sweet tooth.  I know there are tons of cheesecake variations out there, but I almost always go back to this classic version whenever I have a cheesecake craving.  Continue Reading »

Lemon Shrimp + Quinoa-Lentil Salad

This Lemon Shrimp + Quinoa-Lentil Salad is a delicious and healthy recipe that works as a side dish or a main course!

Lemon Shrimp + Quinoa-Lentil Salad | Spicedblog.comValentine’s Day is just a week away now.  While I really enjoy the V-Day festivities, I’m getting a bit tired of all the desserts.  I can’t believe I actually just typed that sentence.  Me…tired of dessert…what the heck is going on??  Continue Reading »

Southern Red Velvet Cake

This classic Southern Red Velvet Cake is made with cocoa and buttermilk and topped with a tasty cream cheese frosting.

Southern Red Velvet CakeRed Velvet Cake.  It’s one of those recipes that all Southern bakers keep in a safe spot in their recipe box.  The recipe has probably been handed down through the family for years.  Like homemade biscuits, Southern bakers are just expected to have a knock-down, drag-out, delicious Red Velvet Cake.  Continue Reading »

Classic Italian Tiramisu

This classic Italian dessert features a delicious combination of
mascarpone (Italian cream cheese), ladyfingers, and coffee.

Classic Italian Tiramisu | Spicedblog.comJust recently, my wife and I hosted a murder mystery party.  There were 7 of us there, and the game featured an Italian theme.  (Who could have killed dear Pepi Roni?)  We made a huge plate of spaghetti and meatballs and served chianti from the classic reed-wrapped bottles.  Continue Reading »