The neighbors make baked goods for each other! Yes, I disgraced this beautiful dish by degrading it with my camera phone, but my Nikon was out of batteries and the tastebuds would hear nothing about waiting to charge it back up. Photo: epic fail. Rhubarb upside down cake by Loraine, sweet success.
I challenge you, make something from scratch and take it to a neighbor. You don't need to wait for some special event, just do it and say I thought you might like this. Leave it at that. You'll be shocked at how much power a cheesecake can wield. They say good fences make good neighbors, I say, good cookies.