Peach Cheesecake Muffins

Mara Shapshay Recipe

As many of you know, I was innocently making cheesecakes this past Thanksgiving and everyone told me that they were the best cheesecakes they ever had, so people started giving me orders. The orders got to be too much that I had to seek out a commercial kitchen. The commercial kitchen I found is also a non-profit who helps entrepreneurs … Read More

Moonage Daydream Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

Mara Shapshay Recipe

I’ve named this lovely, creative and rich desert after one of my favorite artists, David Bowie, who died yesterday. His death hit me hard as I was obsessed with David Bowie when I was a teen I had ALL of his albums…I mean ALL. What I loved most about David Bowie is that he made being weird okay. He was … Read More

Red Velvet Mini Cheesecakes

Mara Shapshay Recipe

I made these cheesecakes last night. I made mini and mini mini and they came out great! It is a very rich recipe so you may want to just put a coating of the cream cheese frosting if you don’t like your deserts rich. Me, I can’t get enough of the cream cheese frosting and the Oreo Cookie crust. This … Read More

Gourmet Chocolate Cupcakes

Mara Shapshay Recipe

This recipe comes from Molly Wizenberg’s foodoir (food memoir), “A Homemade Life – Stories and Recipes From My Kitchen Table.” It is a NY Times Best Selling book. I’m reading all of these foodoirs lately because I am writing one which is also mixed with self help… I know creating a new genre, Mara! I love the recipes in the … Read More

Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars

Mara Shapshay Recipe

This recipe is just slightly changed from Paula Deen’s recipe. I’m going to make it into a full cheesecake but thought I would try this first. There are about 4 layers so it takes a little bit of time but it is well worth it. It is beyond delicious and rich. Crust: 2 Cups Flour 1/2 Cup brown sugar 1 … Read More

Grandma Mollie’s Passover Sponge Cake

Mara Shapshay Recipe

I finally got some of my Grandma Mollie’s recipes from my Aunt and I am so happy to have this sponge cake recipe. My Grandma died in the 90’s and was a huge loss. We lost our matriarch and the best cook in the family! I’m going to be making a book of her recipes as well as pictures for … Read More

Flourless Chocolate Orange Almond Cake

Mara Shapshay Recipe

This recipe is from Bon Appetit. I wanted to make a gourmet flourless chocolate cake for Passover and this recipe did the trick. The cake is moist and fudgy almost like a brownie. The orange and almond taste really came through well. It was a great addition to the Passover desserts I made. If you can find a blood orange … Read More

Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Ganache

Mara Shapshay Recipe

This recipe is courtesy of Molly Wizenberg. I made it for Passover and it was a big hit, over my Grandmother’s sponge cake and the flourless chocolate cake that I also baked. Honestly, you can never go wrong with a Molly Wizenberg recipe. I go to a lot of food blogs and Molly’s has by far the best recipes. I … Read More

Raspberry Ricotta Cake

Mara Shapshay Recipe

Adapted from a recipe from Orangette.com which was adapted from Bon Appetit Magazine. Orangette and Bon Appetit are two of my favorite places to adapt recipes from. I thought this cake was going to turn out really dry and plain but the combination of ricotta cheese and butter made the cake literally melt in your mouth. It definitely needed more … Read More

Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

Mara Shapshay Recipe

I made these last week. The below recipe is combined from a few recipes I found. The cupcake is moist and has all of those awesome pumpkin pie spices. The cream cheese frosting made it really creamy and delicious. For shits and giggles I added caramel topping and chocolate chips as decorations. This is a great desert to make for … Read More