Through out this entire semester in college I have created a blog and committed myself to social media to promote my personal brand. It has been an enriching experience to say the least. I have learn the best and worst practices when blogging and posting to social media. I’d like to say I’ve done my best in sticking to the best practices. I’ve learned how much of a commitment blogging is, but also how much it can help you in the end while creating a focus point for my personal brand. I would have liked to in the future do a better job of posting my blog posts during the peak hours and spread out at least once a week. Although this blog has been mainly for the purposes of my fundamentals of online and digital media class, I am going to take the things I’ve learned and use them toward future job opportunities. I can now say that I have blogged and have blogging experience that before this class I couldn’t have said in a interview or to a job recruiter. And I have WordPress to thank for a lot of my blogging experience thus far for their easy to use blogging interface. I will certainly be using this site for my future blogging sites.
Hey readers! We all know the reality is around the holidays, people tend to bake more (religious bakers please excuse). Check out the Storify I created on holiday baking!
For Thanksgiving every year my mom and I bake cheesecakes for Thanksgiving dessert. We make this amazing guava cheesecake and chocolate chip cheesecake. I wanted to show y’all the guava one, because it’s special to my family since we are Cuban. Cubans absolutely love the fruit guava. It’s very sweet and sometimes too sweet for some people pallets. Also, this recipe is actually for a new york style cheesecake, but my mom and I have altered it to add the guava jelly to add our special Cuban flavor! I’ve set up a slideshow to show you the process of making this delicious wonder.
Yields 3 cheesecakes; Prep time: 15 mins; Total time: 4 hr. 55 mins.
- 1 Goya guava paste (21oz)
- 3 ready graham crusts
- 5 packages of PHILADELPHIA cream cheese softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp. flour
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- 1 cup of condensed milk
- 4 eggs
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium until well blended.
- Add condensed milk; mix well.
- Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition until well blended
- Pour over crust
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set, cool completely.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours or over night
I hope y’all can try this great treat! If you have an intense sweet tooth, I promise this will settle your sweets craving!