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Thanksgiving Dessert You’ll Gobble, Gobble Up

11 Nov

Gobble, gobble!  Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning your menu.  So much time and effort goes in to planning and making sure everything turns out right.  I have a great recipe to share with you to make sure you shine in the dessert department.  If you’re not hosting, offer to make this delicious dessert to finish off your Thanksgiving meal.  I made this recipe last year and everyone made sure to save room for a slice … or two! I got this recipe from Taste of Home.

Deluxe Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Deluxe Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Ingredients

1 cup crushed gingersnap cookies (about 20 cookies)

1/3 cup finely chopped pecans

1/4 cup butter – melted

4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened, divided

1-1/2 cups sugar, divided

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tsp vanilla

4 eggs

1 cup canned pumpkin

2 teaspoons ground cinammon

1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place a greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs, pecans and butter. Press onto the bottom of prepared pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat 1 package of cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch until smooth, about 2 minutes. Beat in remaining cream cheese, one package at a time until smooth. Add remaining sugar and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  • Place 2 cups filling in a small bowl; stir in pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Remove 3/4 cup pumpkin filling; set aside. Pour remaining pumpkin filling over crust; top with remaining plain filling. Cut through with a knife to swirl. Drop reserved pumpkin filling by spoonfuls over cheesecake; cut through with a knife to swirl.
  • Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan. Bake 55-65 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Garnish with chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, whipped topping and additional crushed gingersnaps if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

If you make this yummy dessert this Thanksgiving, let me know what you think of it (and most importantly … what your guests think of it!).

Enjoy!

xoxo,

Jennifer

 

recipe & photo source:  Taste of Home

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6 Nov

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I know … we are barely into November and I keep talking about holiday cards.  But I am a planner and like to get everything ready so I can be prepared when it’s time to get my holiday cards and packages sent out.  I love making sure my envelopes look festive so when they arrive in the mailbox they really stand out.  The Stationery Studio has a great selection of address labels that make your holiday cards and packages looked polished.  Check out these fun picks that I absolutely love.  Click on your favorite(s) to personalize your own!

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A jar full of jolly!  A great reusable jar full of festive Santa labels.

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Bright and festive, this address label is full of modern charm.

 46940_C4D2CE7C-CF40-D7A0-77814F320165E8EEFull of sparkle, this label outshines them all!

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I’d also love to share some ideas for other great uses for our Christmas address labels:

  • Stick these on cookie boxes for your neighbors and friends.
  • Perfect to use on teacher gifts – they know where to send a thank you!
  • Use these on envelopes when tipping people during the holiday season.
  • Make great last minute gift stickers!
  • Save the rest for the thank you notes for the holiday gifts.

What other uses do you have for address labels?  I would love to hear your thoughts!

xoxo,

Jennifer

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6 Nov

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xoxo

Jennifer