I donno why but I just love cooking and baking.. must be my womanly instincts coming out! my mom has never been much of a cooker. I mean she cooks but for the sole purpose of supplying our meals. She is not one of those people who enjoys being in the kitchen and experimenting… I think that has turned me into a baking/cooking whore.. So for all the baking/cooking whores out there.. this one’s for you :)
Yes Halloween is practically here and there’s always something or the other that requires some food preparation. could be a party or just bringing something special and Halloween themed into work, or maybe just to bring some Halloween fun into your house.. I was first thinking of making pumpkin pie but not everyone likes that and there are some that find it to be an overwhelming flavor. So i thought the most ideal thing to make would be pumpkin cheesecake. But I was surprised to find that on food network, ( my main source of finding recipes) they had no decent recipes for it. I mean there were plenty of Paula Deen recipes which would have enough fat/calories to induce a heart attack and a half but nothing for us normal people. lol.. (I know I’ve got a mean streak these days.. :P) But fortunately I found a great bunch of recipes on the Philadelphia Cream Cheese Website : http://www.kraftbrands.com/philly
(which is ironic considering Paula Deen represents them but anywho :S)
If you go to this website and enter in “pumpkin” in their recipe search you can browse through a number of pumpkin desserts. I made the Philadelphia 3-step double layer pumpkin cheesecake and it turned out phenomenal!! I found that the Philly site had lower calorie desserts that weren’t as fatty or complicated to make. If you guys make anything fun for Halloween let me know, holla, share what you made <3 This light is turned off..