Baking Queen

I felt like my mom yesterday. I baked and then I did a little baking and then well, I baked some more… I even popped a casserole in the oven for good measure. See, that’s pretty much what she does on the day before Thanksgiving – she cooks A LOT.

I wore my apron (gosh, I SO need a pic of me sportin’ my apron!) and please let’s all pretend like I had my’50’s style dress on with heels, mkay? Here I am…

Oh wait, that can’t be me. Her shirt is totally ironed and I haven’t ironed anything since like 2002 or so…

Yeah, no. I was adorned in my “mom-stume” – jeans and a 3/4 length polo-style shirt and my running shoes. Running around the kitchen… baking.

My MIL and BIL were nice enough to come help out with the kids while I played Betty Crocker or Martha, take your pick. Anyway, here’s the dessert triumvirate in all its glory. Yes, the fruits of my labor.

I am SO ready to dig in. Do we really have to eat the other stuff before this?
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! : )



  1. Yum–we’ll be there 6 ish–after the game of course 😉

    We spent yesterday baking too–although I gave the chocolate cake duty entirely to MIley (the girl who hates to focus on apparently anything) and well let’s just say I am happy I made a pumpkin pie and I have a real love for my stuffing and cranberries!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. That pumpkin cheesecake looks delicious! Ok, it all looks delicious.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I made pumpkin cheesecake, too! Yours looks better. lol

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. YUMMY!!! WHat time should we be there?!?!? lol
    I say eat dessert dont want to fill up before you eat those delicious pies!!

  5. So, what time should I show up with my brood? I’ll bring the wine! The pies all look delicioso!

  6. Looks yummy! Could you donate one to a non-baker? I like to cook, but I don’t bake much.

  7. ooooh, save a piece for me!! 😉

    happy thanksgiving!!

  8. Wow, Elaine! Good job, they look fabulous!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Those pies look unbelieveable!

    What time should I be there?

  10. Oh, it’s another kind of divine trinity, the culinary kind!


    And I haven’t ironed since 2002 either, we should start a club!

  11. My sister made pumpkin cheesecake, too! It was delicious–and I am sure yours was, too!

  12. I’m totally impressed, because there is no way on God’s green earth I could make any of those. Can you believe we didn’t even have dessert today?

  13. Those look so yummy…

  14. Yummy, and delicious looking “fruits of your labor!”

    I spend Wednesday night baking, too!

  15. Oh yeah – I’m right there with you with the ironing! It would be so much cheaper to iron rather than picking up the balled up shirt and tossing it into my non energy efficent dryer. Oh well.. who the hell has time to iron anyway? LOL

    Your pies looked mouth watering! YUM.. Hope you had a fantastic thanksgiving with your family.

  16. God those look good! All we had were diabetic friendly, sugar free crappola. UGH I CRAVE PIE!

  17. Mmmm, they all look so good. I’ve totally had more than my fair share of pie the last two days and yet? I wouldn’t pass up a slice of any of those. Especially the cheesecake.

    and ironing just plain doensn’t happen around these parts

  18. Why didn’t you take the cheesecake out of the springform? I like my cheesecakes naked!

  19. Yum-0 Can you send some of these to Virginia for me? LOL