Dutch Chocolate-Mint Cheesecake

Dutch Chocolate-Mint Cheesecake  |  Amandeleine

This cake exists to make me fat. For serious.

It has 32 oz. of cream cheese in it.

A total of 21 oz. of bittersweet chocolate.

4 eggs and a little cream.

But it’s just a little cream, so it’s cool, right?

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Gluten-Free Lemon Salt Cupcakes

Gluten Free Lemon Salt  Cupcake - Amandeleine

Trevor and I have been doing some house research the past few weeks. It’s exciting and scary and I can’t wait to leave my tiny kitchen behind. We’re not quite ready to upgrade our condo yet, but we’re gathering information for when we do.

There is one thing I have learned so far… my dream kitchen only exists in multi-million dollar homes.

It’s really quite unfortunate.

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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies - Amandeleine

There’s nothing quite like getting your hair did to make you feel like a lady.

It’s that lovely pampered feeling that you can only get from someone fussing over you in a completely superfluous way. Also the way your hair sits just right, a way that for some reason you can never do no matter how kind and patient your stylist is explaining to you how to do it.

I have pin straight Asian hair, and yet I can’t get my hair as smooth as she gets it.

I’m convinced that all hair stylists are some sort of magicians.

Well, the good ones are at least.

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Browned Butter Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Browned Butter Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies - Amandeleine

Dear lady on the 6:20 bus,

It is rush hour in Seattle. There are a lot of people on this bus. It is cramped, it is crowded, and the fact that it has been raining all day brings a musty, moist quality to the air.

It is rush hour on the express bus to Seattle, and you have decided that the best use for the seat next to you is your noticeably large purse.

I do not care for your purse.

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Beurre and Sel Jammers

Beurre and Sel Jammers - Amandeleine

So I discovered in the researching of this post that Peek Freans Fruit Cremes cookies are a Canadian/British thing. I had this whole spiel in my head about how the first time I spotted this Dorie Greenspan recipe, I thought it was a fancy version of a Fruit Creme and thus quickly ignored it because I do not like Fruit Cremes.

But in my searching for a link to reference “Peek Freans Fruit Cremes” I discovered that there are no “Peek Freans” cookies in the states.

And thus, my oh so relatable post become notably less relatable to most of my readers. At least, according to the metrics that WordPress collects for me, most of my readers access my blog from America.

So instead, I will explain to you what a Peek Freans Fruit Creme is. Exciting, I know.

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