There is so much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving day. A wonderful and loving wife for making me laugh and for putting up with me every day. My amazing parents for being the best parents ever. My brothers and their families. My mother- and father-in-law for for their love and the strength they provide. My grandparents because I wouldn't be me had not I had them in my life for so very long (and because I think about the every day). My friends. Butter (because the above recipe for a maple-apple upside-down buttermilk cake wouldn't be so awesome if not for butter). Cheese. And bourbon. A few other things too. Happy Thanksgiving!