Monday, July 23, 2012

stress relief

Baking is my favorite form of stress relief.
There is something about the process that
just calms my mind. 
My little sister's birthday was at the beginning of July
and I had a lot of fun baking for her.

She requested my Cream-filled Red Velvet Cupcakes
instead of a birthday cake.

I also wanted to try a new recipe I found on Pinterest:
Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies.
{talk about alliteration}

I LOVE anything with cream cheese in it
and these cookies did not disappoint.
They do have more of a cakey texture to them
and I was not thrilled with that.
But they had a great flavor!

I had some extra cream cheese icing from the cupcakes.
And I discovered something heavenly!
I made a cream cheese chocolate chip cookie sandwich.
I do not even want to know how many calories were in that concoction.

I am dreaming of baked goods right now.
Between my sister's birthday & mine in early August
I am doing the "No Junk Food Challenge."
It is really not that hard because I do not eat
that many sweets.
Not that you can tell from this post.
The hardest thing to give up is
peanut butter & nutella.
I think I will be having a PB&J for my birthday lunch!


  1. Good for you. I don't eat sweets much either, but I'd have a hard time giving up chips. It's definitely my guilty pleasure.

  2. I don't crave sweets unless I see them. And seeing this post makes me crave them like crazy!! Good luck :)