With Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching, I always get excited about decorating, entertaining, and making special treats. I don’t cook a lot of desserts during the rest of the year, so this is a chance to have fun, get creative, and serve something really tasty. Baking always reminds me of my mom. Learning how to use the measuring cups, sifting flour, and breaking out the old Hamilton Beach mixer ~ there is something very comforting about it and,of course, it makes the house smell incredible. It’s fun to have company arrive and the first thing out of their mouths is “Wow, whatever you’re making sure smells great.” I always laugh at that commercial where the woman is lighting apple scented candles to fool her guests into thinking she baked an apple pie. JEEZ- why not just bake for real?
We are big lovers of cheesecake in our house. This is a Thanksgiving spin on a traditional cheesecake and gluten-free to boot! You may always use regular graham crackers for the crust, but I enjoy the g-free version just as well and they are usually available at Whole Foods or other specialty grocery stores. Enjoy & Happy Thanksgiving.