Crack Pie

On Wednesday, I shared a pretty simple dessert, made possible because I wanted to make this pie. Instead of making 2 Crack Pies, I decided to make half of the crust into the cheesecake bites. You can feel free to double this recipe and make two pies (you can keep one frozen for a while). Or, you can do what I did. A few of the pictures below should look familiar because the crust is the same as the bites.

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Oat Cookie Liquid Cheesecake Bites

Today’s recipe is inspired by some Momofuku recipes getting combined together. I had cream cheese I needed to use (all part of the move), and I had wanted to try some of the other recipes. So, I decided to see how the liquid cheesecake would taste with the oat cookie recipe. Apparently, they go really well together! You might be tempted to just make the cookie and stop there (it was really good and could be portioned into cookies, instead of just spread out on the pan).

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Settling In

I have a few more pictures to share of the house! Basically, we unpacked most of our stuff over the weekend and the rooms aren’t just empty beige rooms anymore. It was lucky I happened to be off on the Friday because I moved a bunch of stuff. On Memorial Day, I figured people are most likely done with food for a little bit. Hopefully you enjoyed some time with family. We flew home for an extended weekend not long after moving in. Crazy week!

Welcome to our home!

Welcome to our home!

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Moving-In Time!

Well, not exactly. Technically we moved in just under a week before this post is going live, but if you have been following the story this week, this is the final installment. During the week, you have learned about what I loved about our old place (as well as what I didn’t like as much), the house hunting process (uggggh so long), and cleaning out the pantry. The journey only seemed to get less fun, yet still more exciting as we went along. Both of us are used to moving, but it doesn’t get easier. This is my shortest move ever, only about 10 minutes away from our current place. We hired movers because, (a) we’re not muscly enough for my antique furniture, (b) we have lots of stairs in our current place, and (c) we ask enough from our friends as is. Another big reason is time. Moving always takes longer than you expect, and we wanted some help speeding it up.

Stairs at the new place!

Stairs at the new place!

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Something Old, Something New

As I mentioned on Monday, I am living in a new place this week. There are lots of nice things, more of which will be described on Friday, but for today, I wanted to talk a bit about my current place and what I like about it. Home is, as they say, where the heart is. When I first moved to Washington from Maryland, I was sad to leave behind my large kitchen and cozy bedroom. My husband owned a townhome out in Washington and it was much newer than mine. Some of the changes were nice, like the granite countertops he had installed before I moved. I also like the high ceilings.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: How to Clean Out Your Pantry/Freezer with Compost Cookies

If you have been keeping up, you know that I got a new house! As a result, I had to work to clear out my pantry a bit, as well as the refrigerator and freezer. I love stocking up and being prepared to bake most things at a moment’s notice. If K wants brownies or chocolate chip cookies, I want to follow orders (his requests are such a compliment!). This means that we were going to have a lot of food to move. So, over the last month I was busy making random dishes, both to allow for some leftovers (in case we were short on time during the moving/transition time), and to use random ingredients.

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One of the best ways is to make recipes like Compost Cookies. I have made them before, near the start of my blog, but I decided to make them again. One reason was to put a theory into practice about glucose versus corn syrup. It appears that using glucose might actually help with the texture of the Momofuku Milk Bar cookies. It worked well for one recipe, so I tried this recipe again. The cookies still sunk a bit after cooling, but part of that was from using marshmallows. I am including this recipe to remember the latest combination of inclusions which formed a tasty combo. Next time I might not include the peanut butter chips, but it was all for the purpose of using up the last bit I had.

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Not Quite Right

Sorry to disappoint my recipe-loving fans. This week I will still be posting, but not posting about what you usually see from me. Joanna of Midwestern Bite has offered me many suggestions for blog posts. Sometimes I take her up on them, like my Thanksgiving post, and sometimes I delay them…like with this week! She already predicted what news I have, so I felt it was okay to wait and share it. I knew I was going to be busy and not have as much time for cooking new things, so I deliberately allowed myself this week to post about what was going on so that I could 1) Answer her requests, 2) Document it for my own fun, and 3) Share with curious readers!

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This kitchen sink….where is it? Why does it make us a little sad? Find out this week!

 

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