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  1. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    And ye have thusly been baptized into our fold. Welcome to the dark side Hannah, there’s cheesecake here. LOTS of it.

  2. Keren


    P.S. Love the dress!!

  3. Shenandoah Vegan

    Seeing them put the whipped cream on the slices of cheesecake is really mind-boggling to me even to this day.

  4. Emma

    Yeah, that’s my town! Way to go, Minneapolis/St Paul, for refusing to give up that evil grasp on winter you seem to be so proud of. Aww.

    California looks like such a magical dream land:)

  5. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    hahaha! i’m normally not a chain fan, but a cheesecake factory reese’s cheesecake is an exception i will make. if you liked that, you must come to atlanta and try my favorite cheesecake spot. last night i had a slice of nutella. they also do a divine chocoalte-pumkpin. and banana nut. everything, really.

  6. Em

    I hope you are enjoying some warmer weather! And I confess after all my US holidays I am yet to step foot in a Cheesecake Factory. Though after seeing what they have to offer it will be my first stop next time I get of the plane. 🙂
    On a random note, because I need to share, I had a Cherry Ripe muffin for breakfast this morning.

  7. janet @ the taste space

    Oh yum! I tried to go to the Cheesecake Factory once… but then was told there was a 2h waitlist… so we went somewhere else. Now I wish I had tried it. 🙂

  8. Julia @ Boredom Abounds

    I don’t really like or eat a lot of cake. But cheesecake? Cheesecake is pretty much the greatest dessert ever invented. I would die if I went to The Cheesecake Factory. DIE.

    Looks amazing!

  9. Lizzi

    I GOT HIT WITH THE BIGGEST BANG-WHAMMY-KABLAMMO OF MISSING YOU READING THIS. A similar level of cheesecake/any kind of sugar craving was also experienced.

    ps. there is a young lady I’ve seen a few times in Mawson Woolworths lately who is your doppelganger. I hate her. She has curly brown hair and sometimes wears glasses and wears boots and black leggings under floral-y dresses and IT’S ALL TOO MUCH LIKE YOU!!! So yes, I hate her.
    I also saw your mum’s doppelganger in there last night (who I can only assume is Fake-Hannah’s mother..or fake-mother… or something), and did a big lame cheesy awkward OMG-HI-SMILE-WAVE-OH-SHIT-UMM-I-WAS-JUST-BRUSHING-MY-HAIR-BACK-FROM-MY-FACE-AND-SMILING-BECAUSE-I-WANTED-TO-OKAY-STOP-LOOKING-AT-ME!!!!! Sigh.

    1. whisperinggums

      Sorry Lizzi … if it were the real-Hannah’s-mother I would have waved to you!

      1. whisperinggums

        That’s not very grammatical really but you know what I mean!

        1. Lizzi

          I’m relieved and pleased by your sentiment – irrespective of grammatical correctness!

  10. Debi

    You don’t have to explain. I KNOW! *drooling*

  11. Katie

    OMG! I’m dying! That cheesecake sounds DIVINE!

  12. Lou

    I want it. I want it all. (now).

  13. whisperinggums

    Ugh … sorry but I look at those and even if I could eat cheesecake I would not be tempted. Cheesecake never was my thing.

    Oh, and do you think Carolyn would have handed me a glass of chardonnay at the airport?

  14. Cindy

    … and all done in a summer dress! You must’ve died of sweet summery bliss.

  15. Johanna GGG

    It sounds wonderful and for a rare moment in your travel eating, I think I have actually been to a cheesecake factory restaurant (if I can give it such a fancy name) – we went to a cheesecake cafe many floors up in macy’s in san fran when we visited many years ago and I had an amazing cheese cake (and I took a really terrible photo of it) All the cheesecakes sound amazing and I am glad you were able to satisfy your cheesecake cravings and wipe out the memories of that frozen cheesecake (I probably shouldn’t even mention it!)

  16. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I feel a teeny bit sick, cheesecake being one area where our taste buds differ quite a lot (although I will help you out with the base), but I always love reading about food related enthusiasm. It makes me feel more normal for dancing in supermarkets / cafes / restaurants / frozen yoghurt shops when my own definition of food perfection occurs 🙂

    I’m also very delighted that you’re getting to experience warmth, literally and in the adopted family sense!

  17. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    OMG I wanted to go there on our last visit to Hawaii but hubby got sick and it was quite a drive away. I’m so glad that you went for both of us! I wanted to go and see if Penny, Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard would be there 😛

  18. Allysia

    Oooh, a Cali vacation! Those cheesecakes are beautiful and intense. Like…so intense. Have fun in the US!

  19. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    OMG you don’t understand how jealous I am right now!! I have heard of so much about the Cheesecake factory but never had the chance to go or try it!! would love to one day 🙂

    I would be one super happy person for the rest of the week if i had the chance to eat so many slices of cheesecake hehe ~

  20. Jo

    Could you please, pretty please, pretty pretty please with chocolate sprinkles and peanut butter frosting, send some of that peanutbutterchocolatecake over?
    And yes, I promise I will be able to eat it all in one sitting! I, too, have been trained in the art of PB eating =)

  21. Hotly Spiced

    I can imagine it would be hard to finish a slice in one sitting. They all look so rich. And I’m thinking I must be lacking in imagination because I have never thought of so many possible cheesecake varieties xx

  22. leaf (the indolent cook)

    I’m actually most attracted to the original style. Though I’d like to sample a bit of everything, just to make sure. 😉

  23. Adrian (Food Rehab)

    OMG. Yes. I remeber grabbing one of their red velvet cheesecakes and taking back to then hotel eating it with my hands because 1. I forgot to ask for one! 2. because I went bizerk and couldn’t contain myself. So worth the endless queue

  24. Catherine

    I am impressed! How overwhelming, what a heroine you are. Making a choice in the midst of that. You’ve been brave, Hannah. Are you going back?

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  26. Ashley

    Oh man. Peanut butter. Cheesecakes. Chocolate. Argghh! Want it all! Need to experience!

  27. Louise

    Oh I do love a good bit of cheesecake. These look pretty good. I have some idea of how massive they would be, and am impressed by your stamina at polishing off a hefty piece in one night. I certainly wouldn’t be tempted by any of the pb chocolate ones, but could be sorely tempted by the NY cheesecake, or the mango key lime, or blueberry white chocolate. I think your pistachio/chestnut idea is grand though- but I’ll just have to make do with Mont Blancs next month….

  28. msihua

    My heart has stopped. There… oh wait… nope.. I’m a goner

  29. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    SO nice you are staying with family friends 🙂 You must be so happy!

    And oh man those cheesecakes!! How did you ever decide?? i”m so glad you enjoyed every bite and that the long awaited trip was worth it 🙂

  30. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I just can’t even either!! Your face in the second last picture…just so lovely and excited and full of life xo

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