Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The QoP ~ Wishing you all a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!

Hello, my awesome blogger friends! 

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


2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
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)

~ Warm Holiday wishes to you all - from Donea Lee :)


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The first comic is perfect!!!
Missed you around the blogging world, Donea. Have a great Thanksgiving.

erica and christy said...

Needing time happens to EVEYRONE and this is a good time of year to take a break. Good luck and thanks for the cartoons!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Donea. And good luck managing your real life stuff. Dang that real life.

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss donea! been missing you but for sure its ok to take care of stuff. everyones gonna still be here when you get back to blogging. wow! that cheesy pumpkin pie looks soooo yummy. i hope you have a fun and happy thanksgiving.
...hugs from lenny

Danette said...

haha! Love the Big Bird ala carte! Happy Thanksgiving back to you!

Bish Denham said...

I'm a bit late getting here, but those are hysterical jokes! And I LOVE a good pumpkin cheesecake.

Jen Daiker said...

I'm very late but loved these jokes!!!! I also love fabulous desserts! I should just move in with you!!!

HOW ARE YOU? I miss our chats! I've been a terrible friend and blogger. Forgive me???

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Kari Marie said...

OK, I've been a bit absent from the blogosphere as well, but that pumpkin cheesecake looks delicious. Yummo.

The Happy Whisk said...

Pie looks great. I have that same Big Bird cartoon on my blog too. Great stuff. Merry Christmas.

Danette said...

Dropping back by to say happy New Year and best wishes to you in the coming days. Hope we all find success with our writing projects!

Jen Daiker said...

Me misses you.

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