This past Saturday I did something a little crazy. No, I didn’t buy a pair of Jimmy Choos. Or a Chanel purse. Although this one is quite nice. I tried something I’ve never done before. I experimented with a cheesecake recipe.
I know this may not seem crazy to some, but I’ve never adapted a recipe to this extent before. Sure I may have substituted dark chocolate chips for semisweet in cookies or macadamia nuts for pine nuts in pesto but I had never substituted ingredients in a cheesecake. It was exhilarating and scary at the same time.
Some reasons why moms* rock:
They are proud of everything you accomplish, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem to you.
They can heal boo-boos with a single kiss and hug.
When you’re sick, nothing tastes better than the chicken soup they make. Even if it came from a Campbell’s soup can.
They usually do know best.
So we celebrated my brother’s birthday this past Tuesday at our house. My parents were supposed to bring dinner and I decided to make him this Double Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake. I already had all the ingredients I needed in my fridge and pantry (well, except for the sour cream; I substituted vanilla yogurt for that) and it seemed relatively easy since all the ingredients get mixed in the food processor. I even had some leftover salted caramel sauce that I was planning on drizzling over the top of it.