Don’t miss your chance to smoke with Dad, even if it’s not a pot party at your house. See you in September.
I am on my way to Mexico. Here’s this week’s picture list! You can follow it as my photos get updated on Instagram.
I am now on my way to my upcoming trip to Spain. It’s a fun vacation for both of us. It’s also my second visit to the country (I have one in France). I have a great time, but I am not exactly enjoying it. I think I’d have loved to be there some more, though. It’ll start happening in France the next day. I am excited. I’ve already got the idea that we can have a potluck dinner there tomorrow night. I’m thinking maybe some appetizers? I’ll tell you what happens, but don’t hold your breath….
Pineapple Cheesecake, Cheesecake Parfait, Cheesecake Macaroons, Cheesecake Frosting
This is some good stuff you’ve been waiting for! My absolute favorite cheesecake recipe on the internet. It’s a huge winner. We’ll take the other versions. I love the flavor combination of sugar, cream, and butter. This has it all. I think, but am not sure…
My dad and I just finished a week of camping in the mountains in California. My dad has loved doing this for years, and I am so glad it is finally on my schedule again. I am especially glad it is taking place in the great outdoors. The summer sun really brightens the landscape. I’ve also just visited one of my favorite things in my life, the California wine country. They have some nice wines that take me right back to my “Cheesecake Paradise” days. These are coming out this summer at my favorite vineyards. I am so happy that someone I love does something good for them. We’re still a little shocked we aren’t both in their living rooms, but I am glad to get back out there and enjoy all the great food. I look forward to it every time I go. I must try everything out there. I’m so glad we stopped there, too, because I’ve really missed California.
I have a sweet tooth, that’s for sure. I have not always been a big, sweet, cake person. But, as someone whose diet is basically fruit, vegetables, and a small amount of sweets, there have also been days where I’ve fallen head over heels for chocolate and sugary things. Which has been great, because they are pretty much my favorite sweet. I love these Banana Banana Chocolate Cheesecakes for a great example of a super sweet and chewy cheesecake. They are pretty much all-in-one, and don’t disappoint. One of my best friends from college recently passed away. She will be missed. I recently got to know an American lady who was living in a small village in Northern France. She came to the U.S. (to San Diego) to visit my cousin, and after a few years, moved to St. Tropez. She is now living in Spain. I had been invited over to her small family home by my cousin. We talked for the night, and then moved on to my family room. Today, my cousins, my cousins and I all met on the stairs of the house. It was my cousin’s 30th birthday. When I asked why she had moved (like she had said in the letter, “I don’t know why,”). My cousins, with the exception of one (who is in grad school), and her mom were completely unfazed. She said, “My friends in France told me about you, and I thought it would be awesome to meet you, too. It’s awesome!” My cousins and I laughed and laughed, and decided not to say anything more. We weren’t ready to share how we felt at the time. But, then she started in on something that did give us the chills, by saying, “Well, I was thinking we should keep it going for a while here in France, too.” That got us all laughing, but we couldn’t say anything more. Then she started in on something I didn’t even hear for a really long time, by saying, “I’ve been thinking, though. I’ve never thought about living in the U.S….” We weren’t ready to talk about it at that point, so we stayed seated in my family room. As time went on, we started to laugh