This pumpkin cheesecake has a lighter texture because of a secret ingredient: Greek yogurt. The yogurt adds just the right amount of tang to balance all the sweetness, and it creates a great texture. The cinnamon streusel crumb topping, which is chock-full of cinnamon and nutmeg, adds another layer of yum to this dessert.
I chose to live in the smallness of a zoo because I was afraid to face freedom. I was terrified of answering that call to step into the grandness of the life I was designed to live.
Yes, freedom can be a scary thing. A life without limits comes with the freedom to fail, the freedom to be hurt, the freedom to disappoint and to be disappointed. But a boundless life also comes with the freedom to grow, the freedom to dream, the freedom to create and explore, and, most of all, the freedom to truly live.
Instead of worrying about what might go wrong, trust that you have the skills and abilities to handle whatever comes your way. As we use each present step to our greatest advantage, and glean every lesson and every opportunity for growth, we will be equipped to conquer whatever is around the next bend in the road, hills and all.
Your vacation plans fell through at the last minute. You didn’t get the promotion at work. Your best friend betrayed you. Disappointment comes in many shapes and sizes but regardless of how it manifests in your life, one fact holds true: it will show up. So, how do you deal with it? How do you limit disappointment to a moment in time instead of letting it overwhelm your life? Here are some steps to overcoming disappointment that have seen me through, time and time again.
This morning I went for a run with a wonderful hound dog named Boo. Her floppy ears, gravity-challenged jowels, and dopey, dew drop eyes make her insanely adorable. As much as I love Boo, I became increasingly frustrated with her during the course of our run. She usually strides along quite well, keeping pace with me like a sidecar on a motorcycle. Every so often, though, Boo lunges toward the trees with such force that she catapults me off my feet like a human slingshot.
Here’s a beautiful and delicious layer cake just in time for spring! This chocolate cake is layered with a light strawberry mousse filling and frosted with a whipped cream cheese frosting. I love this cake because it is surprisingly easy to make. If you’re looking for a lovely layer cake that you can make ahead for a birthday party or Easter brunch, this cake is for you!