Butternut Squash Cheesecake (with a Ritz cracker crust! And salty maple caramel! And whiskey whipped cream!)

I’m a bit of a perfectionist.

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If it’s not going to be perfect, and not going to be perfect because of my own doing, I want no part of it.

It’s part of the reason it took me so long to start a website. It’s part of the reason I stress out about photos. It’s part of the reason I didn’t share this cheesecake with you all yesterday.

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Being a perfectionist is also a little selfish, as you can see. Being a perfectionist kept me from posting this yesterday because I couldn’t get it right. I couldn’t find the perfect hook or the perfect picture or the perfect ending. So instead of doing something, anything, I did nothing.

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