Finally, the cake emerges! It is the moment of truth-- has our labor paid off? Cheesecake recipe (adapted from allrecipes.com user Muffy Nasner) 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs ½ cup white sugar ¼ cup butter, melted 5 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 5 eggs 2 egg yolks 1-3/4 cups white sugar 1/8 cup all-purpose… Continue reading At long last! The cheesecake recipe!
Month: July 2012
Fifty Nondisclosure Agreements
As the cheesecake bakes, I give you Chapter 6 in our next installment of Fifty Shades of Grey. The cheesecake recipe should be up in a couple of hours. Midnight baking, indeed. Chapter 6: Christian Grey knows where Ana lives even though she hasn’t told him her address. He tracked her cell phone to find… Continue reading Fifty Nondisclosure Agreements
How We Became the Land of the Midnight Baking
Today is National Cheesecake Day! Did you know that? I just found out. So I’ve spontaneously decided to tell you the story of how this blog got its name. Not too terribly long ago—probably a couple of years ago, to be slightly less vague—I decided to make a cheesecake. I don’t exactly remember whose birthday… Continue reading How We Became the Land of the Midnight Baking
Fifty Paths to Liver Failure
Chapter 5: Ana wakes up in Mr. Grey’s hotel room after last chapter’s embarrassment. He’s apparently still in town and hanging with his brother for some still unexplained reason. He’s been there for a week by now; doesn’t he have a business to run? Apparently large businesses can effectively function without their CEO for extended… Continue reading Fifty Paths to Liver Failure
Fifty Ways to Get Smashed at a Club
Chapter 4: So suddenly after spending all this time seducing Ana, Christian suddenly gets all noble about warning her off. WTF? What’s more, Ana is so attached to this guy she met not even a week ago that she’s “bereft” without his touch. I thought she was electrocuted by his touch. Silly me. At least… Continue reading Fifty Ways to Get Smashed at a Club
Fifty Contrived Character Interactions
Chapter 3: Kate decides that they need photos to accompany her article, but apparently, no one is available to play photographer for Mr. Grey’s photo shoot except Ana’s accidental boy toy, José. So far, we’ve got Paul the all-American who works at the hardware store with her, and José the minority, both attractive and interested,… Continue reading Fifty Contrived Character Interactions
Fifty Setups for an S&M-based Storyline
Chapter 2: In all honesty, even though I’m less than immersed in the plot here, I’m not as blown away by disbelief as I thought I would be. Ana’s response to Christian is far more realistic than his response to her. I know if I ever met a wildly attractive, charismatic multi-billionaire, I would probably… Continue reading Fifty Setups for an S&M-based Storyline
Chapter 1: Fifty Ways to Excuse an Unlikely Premise
OK Chapter 1: Not that bad. Actually kind of compelling—I sort of want to read more even though it wants for creativity in terms of Ana’s internal monologue; for example, we can do better than “crap” or “double crap” can’t we? The basic premise is that college student Ana is filling in as interviewer for… Continue reading Chapter 1: Fifty Ways to Excuse an Unlikely Premise
Fifty Shades of a New Project!
There’s this book that’s become pretty popular right now, not sure if you’ve heard of it, Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James. A lot of people have said a lot of things about this book, which is a fancy way of saying it’s difficult to find accurate information about it, but what I… Continue reading Fifty Shades of a New Project!