Day: February 27, 2021

Cheesecake Oreo Cubes Recipe and Photos


As someone who firmly believes that the creme — not the cookie — is the best part of the Oreo, I was so excited to try this recipe for Oreo cheesecake bars, and I am very happy to share that it did not disappoint! These bars taste exactly like I imagine a Triple Stuf Oreo Cheesecakester would’ve tasted. (In case you don’t remember Oreo Cakesters, they were the soft Oreos discontinued in 2012 and also the snack of my childhood.) They’re the perfect thing to make when you’re dreaming about those Philadelphia Cheesecake With Oreo Cubes that people were talking about last year that are currently only available in South Korea. While I’m bummed I can’t get my hands on them, everything is always better when it’s homemade, right?

This recipe requires 24 Oreos, or exactly half of a family-size package. That might seem like a lot at first,

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Ferrara: The Italian town with Renaissance food on the menu

(CNN) — The signs of the Renaissance are everywhere in Italy.

Grand piazzas and palazzos. Metal-spiked doors. Looming archways. And, of course, all that ever-present art in the churches and galleries.

But in one city, you also get a taste of the Renaissance every time you enter a restaurant.

Ferrara, in the northern region of Emilia Romagna, was once home to the Estense court, or House of Este, which ruled the city from the 13th to the 18th centuries.

The court, on the bank of the River Po, was one of the most formidable cultural powers during the Renaissance. Writers including Boiardo, Ariosto and Torquato Tasso were employed by the court, and artists such as Bellini, Mantegna and Piero della Francesco worked for the Este family in their domineering, moat-surrounded castle in the center of town.

Their works have survived the centuries — but so have those of Cristoforo

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