Here is the "Before"
And this was when it was actually cleaned up and functional.
Now it is a big jumble of boxes and furniture piled in the middle of the rooms with half painted walls.
I keep forgetting to go find the cord to plug in the camera, so I can't really show you the utter devastation I have wrought.
So really the only thing to do when you get into a mess like this is bake something, I think.
No picture of the Dulce de Leche cheesecake (that camera cord thing, again.) After a hard day of shopping we hit up the Cheesecake Factory for an afternoon break. I became convinced that their Dulce de Leche might be a no bake cheesecake. I have tried a couple of other Dulce de Leche cheesecake recipes but they didn't have that light creamy texture I was looking for. I finally found this one and had to give it a try. I did have to stop at 3 stores for the Nestle's canned caramel, which is usually found in the Mexican food section, not the baking aisle. If you can't get the real thing, I would suggest the caramel apple dip that you find in the produce section will work as well. Also I used a vanilla wafer crust, which everyone seemed to like better than graham cracker. I did not try to duplicate the chocolate martini I had there... maybe next time...
For the Caramel Apple Pie we made homemade caramel, let it cool before dumping it right over the top of a basic apple pie, then topped it with streusel topping. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on a cool fall night. Enjoy.
(Sorry for the awful pic, but I am just so camera challenged.)
Just for fun I made a little stick family. You can go give it a try if you want one too.
My Stick Family from WiddlyTinks.com