By special request, I made a pumpkin pie for my niece, Ashley:
Once the pumpkin pie was done,
I started on the pumpkin ginger caramel
This is where Stella sits to oversee
all kitchen activities.
Usually, in a puddle of her own drool.
This is her classic look-away when I catch
her zeroing in on me, drooling
Just a quick once-over before the dishwasher.
The cheesecake before it goes into the oven.
And, after it's baked. Cracks and all.