Life has been stressful as of late, hearing a lot of sad news, and work has been overwhelming. As humans we either run or face our challenges head on. Those who face challenges head on like myself often push through thinking that they can handle everything, but what happens when you can’t? That’s when it is time to take a break. I have a much needed vacation approaching and I have begun turning to introverted outlets for stress reduction, which I have been neglecting such as cooking, writing, and studying Italian. Lately I have been giving so much of myself to others that it’s time again to focus on me. With that said, it made me think of when I made these cheesecake cupcakes. I forgot an ingredient (sour cream) and used a different one instead (vanilla bean yogurt), because it was all I had. I decided to push through instead of taking time, waiting and trying again a different time when I had the appropriate ingredients and when I was ready. Looking back, I should have relaxed that afternoon and waited, instead of pushing through. The cupcakes ended up looking fabulous on the outside, but when I ate them they tasted horrible on the inside. My cupcakes deserved some more TLC. So I am passing this recipe on to you all. Please try it, because I think if it was not for my bad mistake these cupcakes would be quite delicious. I must say that although I was scared making cheesecake again, I decided to try again and made a delicious Italian cheesecake (of course I was more relaxed and cautious this time around) and am now not afraid. I did learn my lesson though. If life becomes overwhelming, remember to check in with yourself, reduce your demands and take a time out, so that you can try again. Here is the website for the recipe or check out my recipe page. http://bakingbites.com/2011/08/chocolate-chip-mini-cheesecakes/ Remember don’t use the yogurt!
Hi I'm Lauren. I love baking, spending time with friends and family, and having fun! I hope you enjoy my Blog. If you would like to contact me, please email me at Lauren@madcookiereviews.com