Yep, I did it.
If you know me, I am intimidated by cooking dishes that I feel are best left to the experts.
The gourmet cooks, like my sister.
The cooks who have these fabulous kitchens with stoves that cost more than my first car.
You know the ones….
The stoves with the 6 burners, and a griddle, and a grill, and those huge stainless steel hoods….
…..that also cost more than my first car.
Yep, that’s my sister’s stove.
One day, while reading a post on making a cheesecake by Laura, at Top This Top That…
My family loves everything “Banana Pudding”…
The Banana Pudding Cheesecake looked delicious.
So I wandered out of my comfort zone…
…..called my “gourmet cook” friend, Martha, asking to borrow a springform pan.
I did not have a springform pan, as recipes that called for them intimidated me….
…..there’s that “intimidated” word again.
I thought, if I was successful, then I would run, not walk, to the nearest Williams Sonoma.
So far, so good!
Paying careful attention to the directions…
I am documenting my step by step procedures…
…..as I am making history here.
AND…I need to show my sister and my mom,
…..that I am actually making a cheesecake!
But they probably know…as the Earth was moving.
As I poured the batter into the pan..I kept thinking and hoping…
…..THAT I DID NOT LEAVE ANYTHING OUT..truly!
OK..now into the oven it goes…saying a little prayer.
I just wish that my oven had a “date screen”…as I was truly making history..:)
I did it!!…
And to mark the occasion, my friend took a picture…
…..of the very proud me!!
I presented it to my dinner group…back in June..when the temps were 104 degrees…
…..the only request I had of my guests, was to be casual…wear shorts…!! Like me!
And in all of the excitement…I forgot to take a picture of a slice of the cheesecake!
So what did I do??? I made it again for my ladies lunch (my sewing group)….
And thank you Laura, for giving me the encouragement that I could indeed make my first cheesecake!!
And if you would like to make this wonderful Banana Pudding Cheesecake…Go Here
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