Easy NY Cheesecake

Last year I baked this cake for my husband’s birthday at the end of May, and it was so good that it has become one of our favorite cakes.

When I was little I was basically running away of anything that had cheese, even if it was just on the name. I didn’t like it. Even if I hadn’t tried it.

Today it’s not that I’m a fan of anything cheese, but I have come to peace with it. And I absolutely LOVE a good cheesecake.

This recipe is very easy to follow and put together. It doesn’t take much time either, although it is better if cooked for the next day so the cake rests in the fridge overnight. I wouldn’t blame you if you couldn’t resist the temptation and eat some when it cools off, though! Haha

This recipe is very easy to follow and put together. It doesn’t take much time either, although it is better if cooked for the next day so the cake rests in the fridge overnight. I wouldn’t blame you if you couldn’t resist the temptation and eat some when it cools off, though! Haha

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:

This recipe is very easy to follow and put together. It doesn’t take much time either, although it is better if cooked for the next day so the cake rests in the fridge overnight. I wouldn’t blame you if you couldn’t resist the temptation and eat some when it cools off, though! Haha

We are going to start with the base of the cake: the cookie dough. Crash the crackers using a food processor (easy and fast way) or with your hands. Melt the butter and mix it with the crackers. Put the mix in a round baking pan (20-24cm diameter) and press onto bottom. Leave in the freezer while we prepare the cake mix.

In a bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar, greek yoghourt, vanilla, lemon juice and flour until you have a cream. Incorporate the eggs, one by one, without mixing too much.

Pour this mix into the cookie dough and bake 10 minutes at 200ºC (420ºF), then drop to 90ºC (200ºF) for 30 more minutes. Let cool in the oven for a few hours and then leave in the fridge for a couple of hours (you can leave it overnight too).

Before eating it, put the marmalade on top of the cake.

This recipe is very easy to follow and put together. It doesn’t take much time either, although it is better if cooked for the next day so the cake rests in the fridge overnight. I wouldn’t blame you if you couldn’t resist the temptation and eat some when it cools off, though! Haha

Enjoy!

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Monthly Goals: October

I know October started a week ago, but I just decided I’m going to start posting my goals for the month. I think that’s a great idea to keep yourself accountable, right?

Goal: desired result that a person or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve

Monthly goals - October

  • Workout: This is a tough one… It’s always a goal of mine and I usually fail completely. For this month, I’ll try to go for a run 2 times a week and go to the gym 2 times a week. Anyone wanna be my workout buddy?
  • I want to go more often for walks too. Everyday. Just to enjoy the weather and the colors of this season. As I said before, I was really looking for fall this year and I want to take advantage of it! And take pictures. A ton of pictures.
  • Cook more (5 days a week at least) and try to meal prep (which comes with the cooking part). Just to be a little more organized. And I want to try to bake at least once this month. Nothing better than baking a cake and having that sweet smell around the house, right?
  • Read 3 books. Try to be 4. It’s amazing how much I used to read when I was a kid and now… I have an ebook, and I don’t use it as much as I should. I really enjoy reading,
  • Regarding languages, I really need to start sitting down and studying some Bulgarian. And Italian has been on my list for a long time and shouldn’t be that difficult for me. 2 hours per language per week should be enough to start.
  • As per the blog, I want to post 2-3 posts per week and be consistent with it. For the last month I have lacked motivation and it has been reflected on the blog. I have put together (with the help of the internet) a daily to-do list that includes writing, promoting and checking social networks and I should follow it most days (at least).
  • I also have a project going on that I can’t really talk about and that I hope I can take off this month. Fingers crossed.

A goal without a plan is just a wish

I actually have a few goals, right? I’m going to work hard to smash this goals and I’ll come back next month and tell you guys that I rocked it! LOL

Do you make monthly/weekly goals? Do you write them down? Let me know down in the comments!