Cheesecake: Taking indulgence to the next level

Shane Doan.  We should trade away Patrick Marleau and try to acquire Shane Doan.  He is a free agent this year and 6.9 million dollars in cap space freed up by getting rid of Marleau will give us spending flexibility.  That guy actually plays like he cares.  In the playoffs, he’ll be making all the big plays and leading when even the coaching staff isn’t.  I’m starting a campaign right now: Shane Doan to the Sharks…well, we’ll have the cap space up until we acquire Rick Nash.  Man, Doug Wilson better be as shrewd as he makes us think he is.  Nash+Doan.  It will make the Sharks a force to be reckoned with.

So I’ve done a few recipes on dinners.  So I figured I’d look for a desert.  I rarely eat deserts so I had no idea where to start…until I saw this.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chantals-new-york-cheesecake/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=deserts&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe%20Hub
Chantal’s New York Cheesecake

Newyork cheesecake

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Baking Cookies with Kaila Part I a.k.a. When Life Gives You Lemons…

Another thing.  Todd McClellan is probably doing to Brent Burns what he did to Jamie McGinn last year.  He admittedly expected too much out of McGinn too early and as a result, Ginner had a terrible year.  Brent Burns is definitely not what I expected to be this year, but at the same time, I, as well as everyone in San Jose had very high expectations of him.  Hopefully T-Mac will calm down next year and Brent Burns will reveal himself to be the badass that he is.

So my co-worker Kaila recently moved to California from Florida.  One of the first things that I learned about her is that she has a passion for baking cookies.  Long before the craze for cupcakes took the amateur baking world by storm, Kaila was experimenting with all sorts of recipes for cookies.  Ever since she came to us, it seems like once a week we’ll walk into the break room and find another batch of cookies waiting for us.  Probably the most unique things about them is that they are all vegan cookies.  I.E. no animal products such as dairy (milk) or eggs.  Baking without these things seemed very foreign to me so of course I had to find out how.

I split this entry into two entries because be baked two batches of cookies and after listening to my recording of the baking process, I realize that I was stuck with a glut of information that would be hard to condense into one post.

Here…we…go.

So Kaila came over with all her baking supplies.  It’s important to note that she is currently try to start her own business based around her cookies (check the website: http://kpcookies.wordpress.com/ ,) so I didn’t need to buy anything extra.  She practically brought a kitchen with her.

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