Fall Harvest Mania

Along with everyone else who has a Facebook account, I went apple picking this weekend with David and his family. I hope that everyone else had as much fun as we did, because it was one of the best days I’ve had in a long time. As soon as we stepped onto the farm and saw all of the produce that was, literally, ripe for the picking, I became crazed. A devilish twinkle crept into my eye, and I wanted … Continue reading

Pumpkin Pinwheel Cake

If you know me at all, then you should know that I love all things cream cheese. And if you know my mom at all, then you should know that she has ZERO tolerance for following finicky directions. So when she made this pumpkin and cream cheese pinwheel cake and sent me a picture, I drooled. But when she proceeded to make three more cakes to satisfy everyone who clamored for a slice, I was in awe. Upon her urging, … Continue reading

Bourbon Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

One day, I might finally decide that cheesecake is my most favorite dessert. The only factor holding me back is that the cheesecake makers of the world go wrong so frequently, but this cheesecake gets it right. My wonderful friend made it last year, and I was truly blown away. The pecans in this crust are so flavorful and unique that it stayed in my mind ever since. I finally made this cheesecake because (1) my friend is in Italy … Continue reading