A homemade sauce featuring garden fresh herbs and fresh Italian sausage. The sauce is first prepared on the stovetop. It is then transferred to a slow cooker where fresh herbs are added and the sauce is simmered for several hours prior to serving. The longer it is slow cooked, the more flavor from the fresh herbs. It is important not to add the herbs until the sauce is placed in the slow cooker so as not to lose their flavor.
A creamy pumpkin cheesecake topped with whipped cream, pecan halves, and caramel sauce. A hint of brandy enhances the flavors of the pumpkin and spices. Using gingersnap cookie crumbs further enhances the flavor of the dessert.