I've made it my goal to replace negative thoughts of people with a singular good thought. I'm taking baby steps, that's why it's singular. You know, when people disappoint me or hurt me, I can very easily create a list of all the reasons I don't like them. My goal is anytime that list starts to play, I stop it with one singular good thought about them. Sometimes, it's hard to come up with, but now that I've got one, I'm going to stick with it for awhile. Hopefully, it will help put the list to rest. Added benefit is that if I'm tempted to say something negative about someone, I have a positive thing to say instead. Though I'm afraid that it may come out and appear random. So if you notice me saying something peculiar in the midst of conversation, help me out with some other good thoughts about people.
I celebrated my birthday last weekend. It was wonderful and the leftovers left me with a question or two. Find out what they are and how I'm currently answering them in this week's podcast. Stories from the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 2: Taste and See Notes from the episode: Taste and See by Margaret Feinberg Dad’s New York Cheesecake (from the back of a Philidelphia Cream Cheese package) 1 ⅞ cups graham cracker crumbs ¼ to ½ cup butter, melted 1 cup sugar, divided 2 lbs cream cheese (4 packs) 2 large eggs (lightly beaten) 1 tsp vanilla 2 tbsp cornstarch 1 cup sour cream Preheat oven to 450F Mix well graham crackers, 2 tbsp sugar, and enough butter that the mixture holds together. Reserve 2 tbsp for garnish. Press mixture onto bottom and sides of a greased 9-inch springform pan. Chill in the freezer while preparing the filling. Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth and light. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and cornstarch until just blended. S