Thanks to Charles for all the photos in this post!
A fever pitch has been reached with the holiday baking, folks. I am not sure if 5 pies (pumpkin x2, apple, apple cranberry crumb, and pecan) and a cheesecake in the span of a week is a record for me, but it feels record-breaking. I had three thanksgiving meals this week with different parts of my real and adopted family, and though my pants are a bit tighter, my heart is lighter. As Russ Parsons said on Good Food, "thanksgiving is our [
I was grateful the Pure Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe (click on link for recipe) showed up this week on the Heavenly Bakers schedule because my sister adores cheesecake, and I rarely get to bake for her with the pesky 400 miles between us. So I was to bake this cheesecake outside my own kitchen, already a challenge!