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Wild Blueberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

Michael took me out to dinner for Mother's Day a couple weeks ago- I based my restaurant choice on my craving for desserts and chose the Cheesecake Factory. Food: meh. Cheesecake: delicous. We took a slice of white chocolate and wild blueberry cheesecake home to share (which I ate for breakfast by myself the next day).. It was delicious, but I couldn't get over paying $7 for a slice of cheesecake! It seemed so ludicrous. I decided to play around with a few recipes and created my own version. And you know what? I liked mine more- it had more blueberries, wasn't as dense, and golden oreos make a really delicious crust. I'll definitely be making this again. This is the Cheesecake Factory's version  This is mine. I wish I had great photos to show off how lovely my cheesecake turned out, but... it was cut into, packaged into tupperware, handed out, and eaten before I had a chance. Just trust me- it was fabulous.

Wild Blueberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake 1 1/2 cups van…

Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Marinade
2 lbs. skirt steak, or carne asada meat from a carniceria6 garlic cloves, minced2 jalapenos, minced1 large handful cilantro leaves, finely choppedkosher salt/ freshly ground black pepper2 limes, juiced & zested1 orange, juiced and zested2 tablespoons white wine vinegar1/2 cup olive oilMash together the garlic, jalapenos, cilantro, salt/pepper until they form a paste (or use food processor). Put the paste in a glass jar with the remaining marinade ingredients; shake it together really well. Place the beef in a large baking dish, pour the marinade over the top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-8 hours; do not exceed 8 hours (it could make the meat mushy).Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Pour the meat out of the marinade and grill for 7-10 minutes per side, turning once, until medium rare. Place the meat on a cutting board and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice it across the grain.Serve with tortillas, pico, cheese, guacamole, extra li…