Yes ~ I'm still alive. You know, in case your were wondering. ;) And I miss you ALL, of course! I've just been trying to manage through some personal stuff. Nothing to worry about - but, it needs my attention. And since my time management skills kind of...suck (I'm thinking of a word that starts with "p"...) ~ I'm sacrificing my blogging time for a little while. No worries ~ I'll be back soon, and lurking around to see what's happening with my favorite people in the blogosphere.
But, I wanted to pop in today to wish you all a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! And for my friends out there that may not celebrate Thanksgiving - I wish you ALL the BEST!
And I'm not leaving you totally empty handed!!! I wouldn't think of it!!! So - here's an awesome recipe I'm making as an alternative to traditional pumpkin pie for my family's Thanksgiving Feast:
Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake from all.recipes.com
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1/2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside.
3. Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the remaining batter and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Cover with whipped topping before serving.
YUM - right???? :)
And what Holiday would be complete without a few jokes:
|Sooo morbid - but, I just love this one!!! (source)|