11/30/08 — What Makes a Cheesecake? A serious question

I was trying to decide between making a cheesecake or making a pie for Thanksgiving. I ended up making a pie, but knowing that we’ve done store-bought up until this year, looking @the ingredient list for Costco’s pumpkin cheesecake, I’m certainly thankful for baking skills this year!

As an aside, we visit a Costco in Phoenix every year sometime in December. Every year the same woman is handing out cheesecake samples, and singing a song straight out of a David Lynch movie while she hands out chunks. Maybe too much guar gum does that to a person. Sad.