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Friday, May 16, 2008

Ricotta Cheesecake, Panna Cotta, and Egg Casserole

the last three days have been a whirl at work. a mini baby shower and all day training ... both gave me reasons to go a little ape in the kitchen and whip up some dishes i've been wanting to have a go at.

so for the baby shower, per request, i made two key lime pies and a torta di ricotta. from the moment i saw the pic of this dessert on Use Real Butter, i had to make it. plus, this blogger is my latest cyber crush, she's so inspirational... as always, i didn't follow the recipe exactly but i think it turned out well. i did end up with a small crack down the middle even tho i put a pan of water in the lowest rack, but not too horrible, plus i knew i was going to cover it up anyway. my least favorite parts of the recipe were the zesting (i've decided that there has to be a store that sells zest!) and the dough. it came out alright, very rich and heavy but it was a hit amongst my coworkers. slicing up the strawberries and placing them accordingly on top was my favorite part, it was very soothing for some reason.

for today's all day training, i volunteered to bring in breakfast. i decided to make panna cotta but rather than using espresso, i used instant capuccino instead.

i also made an egg dish. i just threw a bunch of stuff in a casserole dish: cubed day old bread, tablespoon of thyme, pork sausage, salt, pepper, and eggs. i put it all together last night and put it in the oven at 350degrees for an hour this morning. ta da!

my last item was snickerdoodle muffins. so cute, plus the blog i found the recipe from is effing awesome!

now i'm tired but i have a few sewing projects to bang out. there is just no rest for the creative heart! :)


  1. OooOooooooo... loving the look of that strawberry creation. I can see how cutting and placing strawberries can be "soothing"... they bring out the crazy in me, though. I love 'em!

    The other pics look yummy, too. Love the throw-it-in-a-caserole-and-bake-no-nonsense approach. Anyone who can cook something out of "nothing" receives a "you're better than everyone" certificate from me.

    Snickerdoodle muffins? Hmmm... looks good.. gonna have to follow you link.

  2. Wow, all that baking and cooking in three days! I really like your egg casserole. You had me at eggs, pork sausage and thyme!

  3. Dang girl! you were seriously busy, but it ALL looked delish! i'm very impressed!

  4. Dang girl! you were seriously busy, but it ALL looked delish! i'm very impressed!