Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sew & Tell + Bake/Cook & Tell - Thanksgiving edition!

After licking the beater, the bowl and spatula I was pretty sure this cheesecake was going to be good!  I had looked up recipes and found so many!
Like this one with chocolate chips.
The girls at Our Best Bites added carmeled pecans to theirs.
Of course Paula Deen has a version too (I almost did this one).
and AllRecipes had a marbled version.  (AllRecipes is a great resource for tried and true recipes!)

They are all almost the same base recipe - although a lot of them use a gingersnap crust.  I LOVE gingersnaps!  I ended up using the Pioneer Woman's because it was most like the lime almond cheesecake that I like to make.

PW's version has a layer of caramel sauce on the crust and then again on top of the cheesecake.  While that sounded good - it also sounded a little TOO sugary for me.  I like my cheesecake pretty unadulterated.  So I omitted all of the caramel steps, and followed Paula's lead and added a teaspoon of vanilla to the batter.

I'm not opposed to a little whipped cream though.  And maybe with a few crushed gingersnaps on top.  So much so, that the food stupor I was in after a delicious dinner, made it impossible to remember to take any pictures (PW has a nice one with the recipe though)!  It was good though - especially if you like pumpkin pie flavor, but not the texture of the pie (which I don't)!

Would you like to share a recipe today?  Or maybe you got some sewing done?
Remember:
1. Link to a specific post about a finish you had this week (don't just link to your blog, please!)

2. Mention and link back to this post so more peeps can join in the fun!  Please add a note about sew & tell . Now that we have a button this is super easy - you can just cut and paste the HTML from the link over there on the right sidebar!

3. Enjoy getting motivated and patting each other on the backs in the comments! This is what I find so fun about sew & tell - sharing and inspiring each other!

11 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Rene' said...

Your cheesecake sounds delicious!!! I forgot to take a picture of the recipe I am sharing as well....remembered after half of it was eaten. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Laura said...

Yum. Too bad all the dumb cheesecakes have pecans. Lamest. I will have to try it and leave out the pecans. :)

Dotty Jane said...

Good morning! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
Laura, I'll take all the pecans you don't want! I made my first pecan pie yesterday and it was good but not picture worthy. Cheesecake sounds yummy:)

SueWis said...

Mmmm, cheesecake. My absolute favorite dessert. I'm feeling a little hungry, believe it or not!

beth said...

guess I'm having a little trouble linking up. You'll probably have to remove the one that didn't work...or can I do that?
Love your recipe! sounds so yummy!

Valerie said...

Where did our button go???

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for giving the option to share a recipe. I have been working on a sewing project, but just not quite finished. So I shared about a cooking project that my 18 yo son did for us :-) It really turned out wonderfully delicious!

sewtakeahike said...

Amy Amy AMY!!!!! I love the new header!! It's beeeeeee.utiful!! Did you do it yourself?

FrankandMary said...

Food stupor. Oh, that explains so much. I am stealing that.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for hosting this again Amy! The cheesecake sounds yummy!

Kate said...

So much food!! Great recipes. I'm a bit late.....oops, but I did finish my Dresden Plate in time to use for Thanksgiving so I wanted to get this quick post up to show it off.

p.s. I want some of that cheesecake!! ;)

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