The men and women in my family have a simple rule: recognize our strengths and outsource our limitations.
For me, this includes the kitchen.
But after a recent successful baking weekend, I decided to give it another try by volunteering to bake a dessert for our Thanksgiving this year. Yes, there will still be the best apple pie ever (Elegant Farmer) and a tragically uneaten pumpkin pie, but I’m excited to make something special.
Except now Thanksgiving is this week and I can’t decide what to make! Eeek! This weekend I spent a ton of time online to find recipes and everything is either pumpkin, apple pie or too difficult for a beginner like me.
So after all my research, I found three recipes I’m interested in:
Martha Stewart – Apple-Raspberry Pie (yeah I know this is still apple, but it’s a little different than a traditional one)
Photo from MarthaStewart.com
Smitten Kitchen – Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies
Photo from SmittenKitchen.com
Food Network – Paula Deen Five Layer Bars (could be a nice pie alternative)
Photo from FoodNetwork.com
I like all of these, but I dunno. I feel like there is something else I should be making. Cake seems too heavy, brownies seem a little casual. Blah!
I’m not opposed to more pie, I think I’m just unsure of other pie options.
What do you think? Which one do you like more? I’m also open to suggestions for easy dessert options or sites I should check out for great recipes.
Blosse help me!