I’m usually pretty good about ordering product I need to make desserts and keeping tabs on what I have and do not have. But unfortunately the past week and a half have been pretty hectic at my new full-time gig and in my personal life.

So when I showed up at Alewife today expecting to make desserts….I realized I had absolutely nothing that I usually use available. It was time to get creative.

I had two great advantages. My chef and owner both have ridiculous sweet toothes (sweet teeth?). And I had a full bar at my disposable. The owner suggested making a Grand Marnier dessert, which I ran with and ended up creating one of my favorite desserts to date (see picture). And my chef had a bunch of cream cheese to get rid of, so kept it simple and made some cheesecakes.

Voila! Two desserts…relatively little pain.