Just like every December, my 18th December was too warm. Not just too warm for sweaters or hot chocolate, but too warm for the Christmas party cheesecake recipe. The recipe was a combination of my grandma’s and Chef Mike Ortega’s suggestions. The end result was meant to set perfectly into the plastic shot glasses, so creamy that the fact that it didn’t pour out was damn near miraculous. The batter, still entirely liquid, dripped off the tasting spoon in a thick off-white stream. …


Mexican senior at The King’s College.

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