For both the ganache and glaze, let cool (especially the glaze) and place in a ziplock sandwich bag. Cut the corner of the bag and drizzle over cheesecake.
Note: I used about 75% of both
I built myself a workbench out of free oak pallets, that a local company would otherwise have to pay to get rid of. Of course they also had 4 foot x 4 foot x 1/2 inch sheets of plywood so all I had to do was buy the screws. Repurposing this oak was a great way to up-cycle!
I won’t go into measurement details, but there are a few I would like to share! The height I chose to go with was an overall height of 39 inches. The overall length was 8 feet, that makes a perfect fit for the two 48 inch (4 foot) sheets of plywood. The lower shelf height is 9 inches, and that left me with just enough room to get a broom underneath and plenty of room for storage. When deciding the depth, again I chose to utilize the entire 48 inch plywood sheet. So, with the leg thickness of 3 1/2 inches (7 total, between the front and back legs) that gave me 27 1/2 inches for the top of the workbench and 20 1/2 inches for the lower shelf.
To finish things off I added the electrical outlet because there wasn’t an outlet on that side of the basement. (It cost me roughly $12)
Start to finish bed base build, complete! ..well except for testing it out.
I’ve been wearing a lot of hats in the past year, from driving semi to building Wordpress Plugins to buying a duplex and, well, building a bed base.
Had to take a few pics, in the room, so you could see it all..
Oh and, for now, I skipped the 6 drawers (blonde stain drawer fronts) because the wood selection was bunk and it would have taken me more time to complete it.
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A few weeks back a friend of mine was asking around about making a red berry/jalapeno jelly, and while I did not have red berries or jalapenos I did have blueberries and hatch chilis in the freezer! So, I got the bright idea to come up with a recipe that combined those two ingredients!
My friends response; That was phenomenal. I'd say you definitely nailed it and I'll be letting you know when I run out. LOL The flavor was so freaking good.
Well, there you have it! Don't take it from me, but I too would have to agree it is phenomenal!
There are a few things to note;
1. Most importantly, make sure that you have absolutely all of the seeds out of the chilis. If you don't, you are definitely going to know it!
**take a look at the picture below where you can see that even I missed one seed! The good news is, they do float, and they are relatively easy to spot! The seed is the little white spot just left of center.
2. The first time around I used 7 chilis, and I wanted just a little bit more bite so this time I used eight.
3. These are hot chilis, so if you can't take the heat you might want to use mild ones or less than 6 hatch chilis.
This is a new take on a old recipe(the Andrea’s Blueberry Cheesecake recipe I wrote a blog post about back in 2015). There are a few variations, however!
I have to say this version turned out fantastic and was certainly a hit to all who got a slice!
1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs (about 12 full sheets, crushed)
1/3 cup sugar
6 tbsp. Salted Butter (softened)
Fresh Strawberries, cored and sliced
1/2 cup Strawberry Jelly
Place sliced strawberries on top of the cheesecake. Melt jelly and spoon over strawberries to glaze.
By: Jeffrey T. Kastner