Thanksgiving Baking

Though I wasn’t hosting this year, I had to participate in the Thanksgiving day cooking by preparing the dessert for the big feast! At the request of our host, I prepared my Pumpkin Cheesecake (which I was told was even better than the Cheesecake Factory’s version–complement taken!!) Tommy also requested something minty & chocolatey…so here’s what I did…

My Pumpkin Cheesecake (I am pretty sure this is my recipe) Before:

At the hubby’s request I tried the Mint Brownies from Epicurious. They received a lot of good reviews, but I thought they were just OK. I am not a huge fan of chocolate though, so that might be why. Tommy said they are good enough to make again…Nick thought the filling tasted like Andes Mints.

They are triple layered: homemade brownie, mint, chocolate topping. The best part of the whole thing was each layer required thorough “chilling” and I just set them out on the deck in the 18 degree weather–they were chilled in a snap!

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