My guest poster today is the sweet Shari from The Daily Dish! She has a passion for food, and her wonderful blog features lots of delicious recipes. She was kind enough to share a one of those with us today that's perfect for Thanksgiving, along with some of her favorite kitchen gadgets that she's thankful for...take it away Shari!
Hello everyone! My name is Shari and I blog on over at The Daily Dish. I'm so happy to be guest posting for Jane today while she is off on her amazing travels. With the holidays coming up, and with Jane sharing some awesome looking dessert recipes over the last few weeks, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite no-bake recipes for the holidays. This no-bake cheesecake is one of the easiest to prepare, and the best part is it frees up your oven for all of the other dishes that need it.
No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
- 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup of canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tub 8 oz cool whipped topping, thawed
- 1 (6 oz) graham cracker pie crust
1. With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice on medium speed.
2. Once the mixture is well blended, gently stir in the cool whip topping.
3. After the cool whip is evenly combined with the mixture, spoon it evenly into the pie crust.
4. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours (or overnight) before serving.
I promise this will be one dessert everyone will enjoy and it doesn't take more than a few minutes to pull it together. There's nothing better than that!
Since it is close to Thanksgiving and thankfulness is always important to recognize, I thought I'd share something a little different for my "what I'm thankful for". Of course there's always the usual family, friends, health, etc. responses, but given today's food post, I thought I would share a few of my kitchen gadgets I'm the most thankful for. With working full time, blogging, and loving to cook, any kitchen tool that can shave off a few minutes is my best friend. Here are a few of my kitchen gadgets that I use on the regular and don't know how I ever lived without.
#1 hands down is my Food Processor. I use this thing almost every day of the week. It's incredible all of the things it can do.
#2 would be my Kitchenaid Mixer. Not only does it look pretty sitting on my counter, but it makes baking a breeze. It is definitely an investment piece, and well worth every penny.
#3 my latest addition to my kitchen, my beautiful Le Creuset Dutch Oven (whose name is Lucy). Because really, what's easier than a one-pot dish? Not a whole lot.
Thanks again Jane for having me! I wish I currently was away on vaction too! As for all of you reading, stop on over to my blog and say hello! I can't wait to meet you.