Boozy Bread Pudding with Butterscotch & Pecans (& a visit)

I don’t really love bread pudding.

But I love Danielle.

And she loves bread pudding.

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And she’s here! Finally. After months of planning and prepping – she’s here. In the flesh. Fo realz. She’s currently sleeping since we didn’t get home from the airport until nearly 2am. It’s so nice to know that when she wakes up she’ll have a pan of bread pudding waiting for her.

To be honest, I almost didn’t make it. Then when I realized I had the opportunity to put booze in something, I seized it. And threw in some butterscotch chips and toasted pecans for good measure. It was also the opportunity to make my friend happy. Because if she can fly across the country with a Chick-fil-A sandwich stashed in her bag for me, then I can make her bread pudding. It’s called friendship.

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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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