This post is a bit late, but I want to share my Thanksgiving 2011 contributions.  This year I decided to venture into the world of cheesecakes.  I went to 2 holiday dinners – for the first I made this pumpkin toffee cheesecake.  I omitted the caramel topping, and it still turned out delicious and amazing.  The only issue I had was that the crust stuck to the bottom of the pan.  Here it is in all of its glory:


For the second dinner I made this chocolate peanut butter cheesecake.  It also turned out fantastic (and came right off the pan!).  Here it is:


Needless to say, Thanksgiving ended with a full stomach…one that, to my dismay, ended up being much smaller than my eyes.

During the following Black Friday sale, I made many kitchen purchases, including getting a great deal on a stand mixer (which I have wanted for a long time).  I bought the KitchenAid KP26M1PSL Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer, Silver.  I have already had a chance to set it up and test it, and so far, it works like a dream.  It makes dozens of cookies very quickly, and best of all (again, so far) takes all of the work out of making bread by using the included dough hook.  I couldn’t have been happier with this purchase.  Here it is on my counter, constantly reminding me that it’s ready to take one new challenges.

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Hello! My name is Shawn and I am a full time computer programmer. In my spare time I love to cook. I mostly eat very healthy, and try to use organic and all natural products whenever I can. I also have a huge sweet tooth and like making dessert too. I'll be posting about food I make, kitchen items, and cuisine I see when I travel. Enjoy!