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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pioneer Woman I'm Not...

But I gave it a good effort this afternoon. I have been enjoying Pioneer Woman's various blogs for several months now. She has one called Confessions of a Pioneer Woman, Pioneer Woman Home and Garden, Pioneer Woman Photography and Pioneer Woman Cooks. These are great blogs that will make you laugh out loud and ooooohhh and awwwww over the photographs she shares. She makes it look so easy. I encourage you to check them out and see for yourself, if you've never seen them before.

When I saw this post showing how to make a Caramel Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake, it looked so luscious I had to try it. I thought about making it on Thanksgiving, but the pressure was a little too much to try to pull it off when I've never made anything like this before. So, I attempted to make it today. Here's what I ended up with...

100_5278  When you compare mine to the one she made...well, I think it is safe to say, hers looks a little more appetizing. Oh and if you read the step by step and come to the part where she says to trust her on refrigerating it for at least 4 hours...trust her! We just finished up our first slices and it wasn't pretty. Tasted okay, but wasn't pretty to look at.

I've never used a springform pan before. Didn't know what they were used for to be honest, but now I know it's for making cheesecake, among other desserts.

Okay, just so you know, I also don't have one of those fancy Kitchenaid Mixers. Can I just say...if you don't have one, be careful of over spray when you use a regular hand mixer. True confession, I had to change my shirt after I mixed the batter and wipe down the area around my mixing bowl. LOL

Then I had way more of the mixture than would fit in the pan. Did I think to not overfill the pan???? NO! So that is why you see it coming over the top and sinking in the middle...that is a pool of caramel topping, by the way.

We'll just call this an adventure in baking. Like I said, it tasted okay, but I'll bet it will taste a lot better tomorrow! LOL

I don't have any new artwork to share. I'm sorry about that. I had a fight with a skein of yarn last night and the yarn won. So, this morning I continued to try to untangle the skein (which became almost hopelessly tangled when I tried to find the end that you usually pull out of the side of the skein). I have never, ever seen a skein of yarn tangle so much in so little time. But I am happy to say that I got the better of it and now have a ball of yarn that will not tangle while I work on my project. Anyway, I was trying to make up for lost time knitting last night today. I also had to do some of my usual Sunday chores and then there was my adventure in baking. So, I never made it into my corner today. There's always tomorrow....

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great start to the coming week.

Jeanne

4 comments:

Kathi Carlson said...

OMG, that looks good! I couldn't find the recipe tho'. Just as well! You certainly are adventurous these days!! Seems like I only know how to do one thing. Maybe THAT's my problem. LOL. Take care, friend, and have a great week!

Anke said...

I think it looks pretty darn good!!! don't know that I could produce anything better than that although I own the kitchenaid and a springform!!

Carol said...

Well your pie looks fantastic to me, especially considering I do very little cooking and would never attempt a pie!

I have heard of Pioneer woman but never checked it out. Thanks for the link I will go have a look.

Angela2932 said...

Yummmmm! Send it to my house! I'd be more than happy to take it off your hands! Here's my fervent hope for you. . . . that you had a pan under the springform pan. . . in your oven. .. . because I really don't want you to turn on your oven again when there's gooey carmel sticking to the bottom of the oven.