Hello friends. Do I have a delicious holiday recipe for you today?!?! Chocolate and pumpkin join forces in mini cheesecakes. Try these Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecakes this year for a change of pace at your Thanksgiving dessert table.
As we head into one of the busiest seasons of the year, I wanted to just remind us to stop and be thankful for all the things that God has allowed in our lives. Sometimes it is easy to focus on all the negative and bad that we see happening and not to see all the good that we actually have.
I want to remember to be content with the things that are in my life. I want to be thankful for the good and the bad. Does that mean I am joyful and a delight to be around all the time? No way. I have my bad moments/days/weeks too. I have to make it a point daily to be happy in the things God has placed me through.
I want us to remember to enjoy our lives just how they are. It is ok to slow down and relax even when life gets busy. It is ok to celebrate even the littlest things that happen from day to day. Yes, even those terrible, no good, rotten days. Celebrate that you made it through in one piece. Celebrate that you handled it all with grace and patience.
Now I do realize that we all have “junk” in our lives, but I believe that it is all in how we choose to handle those things. Do we choose joy over irritation in every situation we encounter? Most of what I share on here is happy little stories that happen from day to day. I want this to be a happy place where you can come and get a smile. Just remember that I am choosing to not share all those personal struggles online. Occasionally I may share those because I do want you to know that I am a real person, with a real temper and a real bad attitude too. My family could definitely tell you some stories I’m sure.
This week (and all year really) let’s remember to be thankful no matter what. Things can always be worse than what they actually are. We have so much to be grateful for, and I hope that we can join each other in sharing those things that make us better. Yes, even those bad things make us stronger.
Now on to the sweet treats! That’s a sure way to make you smile huh?
I told you I wasn’t done with pumpkin goodies just yet. I got all the pumpkin baking out of my system early, and had to pace myself at sharing them here. Now that I haven’t had pumpkin treats in my house for a while, I am so excited for Thanksgiving this week. I will definitely be hitting that dessert table first thing. Pumpkin pie, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread, Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownie Pie…here I come!!!
Have you noticed that I have a real thing for cheesecake? I will take a cheesecake treat in any form possible. These little cheesecake cups are so easy to make, and I love that they bake much faster than a large full size cheesecake.
These little guys start with a chocolate cookie crust. Then a chocolate cheesecake layer and a pumpkin layer get baked on top of that. Yes, I’m sure you have started to notice I have a thing for baking in layers too
Then to give it some fall flair, I piped cream cheese Cool Whip frosting on each one and topped them with fall colored Sixlets. I have always loved these fun colored chocolate balls…especially now that you can get them in all the holiday colors. Make sure you check out SweetWorks for more colors and ways to include Sixlets in other baking treats.
All I can say is thank goodness for treadmills and weights…I think I’m going to need them more than ever after this week
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Other delicious pumpkin treats that would be perfect for Thanksgiving day dessert tables: