I'm not totally convinced we should give thanks for our largesse by trying to consume as much food as possible at one sitting. I believe that abstinence is a better paean to our bounty. That being said, Thanks giving is in reality the "harvest feast", and as such I devised a nontraditional dessert. Caveat: I love cooking,,,,,I hate recipes. They're not really avoidable, but most recipes need to be viewed as "guidelines" not absolute rules,,,,more or less. The first "Bitchin Kitchen" I watched, Nadia G made a Key Lime Habanero Cheese cake. Aha,,,no pumpkin pie for me,,,but I didn't have habanero's ...but I did have Bhut Jalokia. I couldn't find mascapone,,but I did have sour cream. Couldn't find chocolate cookies at the local Shop and Save. (wtf?) But did find a ready made chocolate pie crust. So game on.
Mixed the ingredients, then into a bain marie, and voila. My very first cheesecake.
It's delicious people, and such a disappointment....the chiles chased me out of the kitchen coughing when I minced them, but they're a no show in the cheesecake. Bummer
I highly recommend "Bitchin Kitchen" it's on the Cooking Channel....