Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

“PROMISE YOURSELF TO WAKE UP EVERY MORNING WITH A THANKFUL HEART, AS THOUGH EACH DAY WAS THANKSGIVING DAY.”  kiggundu wilson

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie | From My Sweet Heart

My apologies to my baking buddies, from the yet un-named, but little baking group that could, for being late in publishing this post.  This month, we decided to make life a bit easy for ourselves around this hectic time, and simply post a favorite side dish or baked good that typically graces our Thanksgiving tables.  I have to give GREAT credit to all those who blog dinner recipes!  I had two ideas to share.  One was of a sweet potato casserole.  But I have to tell you….trying to get that onto my Thanksgiving dinner table while everyone is sitting around starving, and then saying….“wait….I have to snap a picture first!”…..was a bit tricky.  So to avoid a massive food fight, I opted for dessert instead.  (We baking bloggers definitely have it easier!).  I decided that when everyone fell into their food comas, I would photograph this pie.  Suspiciously, though, there was already a slice cut from it!!!  But I couldn’t be upset.  I’m a big advocate of  ‘eat dessert first’!  And it was THAT good.  I couldn’t decide between making a pumpkin cheesecake or a pumpkin pie.  So I combined both into this luscious pumpkin cheesecake pie!  A perfect ending to a lovely day. . . . . [Read more...]

Shoo-fly Cake

“GOOD, OLD FASHIONED WAYS KEEP HEARTS SWEET, HEADS SANE, HANDS BUSY.”  Louisa May Alcott

Shoo Fly Cake | From My Sweet Heart

More than anything else that I bake, I LOVE baking cakes

And when I began blogging, I happened upon a couple of blogs that featured a group known as The Cake Slice Bakers.  They always featured some amazing cakes, yet I could not find much information about them.  A secret society of cake bakers?  I wanted in!  I am so fortunate to have been invited to be a member.  The women in this group are fun and fabulous bakers and you can find them listed at The Cake Slice .  In the 2012-2013 season, we baked from . . . . . [Read more...]