(*for those that don’t know, Google Reader is a place where you can read all your favorite blogs in one spot*)
I’ve heard stories of some people needing a clean slate, and they reset their Google Reader back to zero, wiping away all those unread blog posts from their favorite bloggers, so they can begin anew.
And I just can’t.
I mean, what if my newest favorite recipe is lurking around that unread corner?
Or the next end-all-and-be-all craft?
Or a great new photo idea?
So I plug away at it, bit by bit, and catch up on my favorite blogs as I can.
And resign myself to the fact that my Google Reader will always contain “1,000+ unread blog posts.”
To compensate, I do go through periods where I delete a ton of blogs.
Because I just have to. And keep only the best of the best.
When it comes to visual prettiness, A Beautiful Mess is one such blog. Powered by two sisters, Elsie and Emma, I’ve been reading their blog for quite awhile now. And although I have never made a recipe they’ve shared. Or a craft or home decor project. I keep reading.
Because they are inspiring. And their photography? Gorgeous.
I finally broke that no-recipe-made spell this past weekend. When I spied their take on Paula Deen’s Caramel Apple Cheesecake, I knew it would be the perfect thing for our second annual Apres Thanksgiving Bloggers Feast.
Because it screamed Fall (and I’m in denial about Winter. Is it even officially Winter yet?).
And it was super easy.
And it was decadent.
You know, all things you generally want from a dessert, right?
Truth be told, I’m not even that much of a cheesecake fan. I can take it or leave it, and generally leave it. But the crust and the topping on this one did me in.
At which point, after serving it at our dinner, I promptly brought it into the office the next day.
Because I didn’t want to be picking at it at home. Eating it because it was there.
Because it kind of really is that tempting.
It is the perfect dessert when you’re entertaining guests.
*Will be back tomorrow with a special Saturday night post, and a craft to share (although not yesterday’s bumped craft). So.very.behind.