It is my contention that “potlucks” should be renamed to “pot-unlucks.” Why? Because I’m a perfectionist, that’s why. And I spend more time than I want to admit pouring over recipe books because secretly, I want to have that *one* recipe over which everyone ogles…
…that *one* recipe that has relative after relative coming to ask how you made it. That *one* recipe you overhear (or eavesdrop) Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben praising at the next table. That *one* recipe that actually looks delectable despite the meager presentation provided by a styrofoam plate. That *one* recipe that doesn’t ooze and mix disgustingly with your adjacent mashed potatoes. That *one* recipe that lives up to even Grandma’s standards. And I know, ladies and gents, you all secretly want to have that *one* too.
Which is why I’m here to announce…
Marbled Cheesecake with Cocoa Crumb Crust
From Great American Brand Name Baking, page 150
I apologize for blowing your mind, but it tastes even better than it looks.