Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake

Sometimes you receive cookbooks that you never even heard of before, and you don’t know what to think of them. My dad gave me a Costco cookbook, and the first thought is “they make a cookbook?”. But actually, when you look at the recipes and get past the brands, you realize that you can make them and get some pretty cool things.

One of those “cool” recipes is for this chocolate chip cookie cheesecake. They call for using their chocolate chip cookies, which I did use. If you don’t have access to Costco, then you can either make your own or substitute other cookies. Just know that you’ll have to up the number because the Costco cookies are fairly large–bigger than my palm! I chose to use theirs because in a cheesecake, you’re not going to notice the flavor of homemade cookies, so it would be a waste.

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Salted Caramel Ice Cream with Cold Chocolate Sauce

In April, I was lucky to be able to go to a book release party for Molly Moon’s Cookbook and I blogged about it here. It was such a fun event, and I liked being able to share it with some friends. But I was even more excited to go home and make a recipe. We got home late, so I had to do it the next day. I had prepped by putting my ice cream maker in the freezer the day before. Salted Caramel is one of the flavors we enjoyed from the Molly Moon store, and I was excited to be able to make it at home. I actually didn’t know ahead of time that they do egg-less ice creams. This was my first time making one, which might explain an issue I had with the softness. Yes the ice cream is soft because it has salt in it, but it was ridiculously soft!! Like, melting almost instantly in the bowl. It was better when I used my new ice cream holder. I also felt it was a tad salty and would cut back the salt next time. Using the chocolate sauce on top helped cut the salt and they enhanced each other.

Not the prettiest, but it was super yummy!

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Confetti aka Funfetti Cookies

It’s another birthday post, but this time for my dad.  He turned the big 6-0 last week, and I recently went back home for a family birthday party for him.  I was already making him muffins, but I wanted to bring something festive for the party that would keep on an airplane.

What will it be this time?

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