It’s almost Thanksgiving! There’s a chill in the air (finally) and the day of food indulgence approaches.

Before that though, I have been baking up a veritable crapstorm of desserts. I made a gingerbread cake from the Flour cookbook as a sad parting gift for Shakun.

The spice is out of this world

Her thesis defense party merited a chocolate cake with caramel frosting and a yellow cake with lemon frosting, both from Real Simple’s May issue I believe. After those disappeared, I made Jon’s birthday cake from Martha Stewart’s Boston Cream Pie recipe. It is fantastic.

Although now there is a cake in my apartment 3 days before Thanksgiving.

As far as real cooking goes, I’ve made Jenna’s white chicken chili twice since the last Packer game (last Monday).


It is the perfect blend of creamy and spicy and is just as good with milk as with half and half. The old fall backs of Thai lettuce wraps and butternut squash mac and cheese have made come backs and a red onion and mozzarella pizza on whole wheat crust made quite an impression. Some tacos, and lots of takeout :/. Fortunately there is a fantastic Indian restaurant and about 1000 great Thai places around. This time of year all I feel like cooking is desserts!

Which is why I love Thanksgiving.


Although I think guests would be disappointed if there weren’t also a turkey.


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