It seems like the older I get, the more busy my life becomes. Does anyone else feel like this? Maybe we just have more things around us to grab our attention (social media, television, internet, etc.) along with our everyday life. Between working a full-time job, being a mom, a wife, taking care of home duties, it’s difficult to find time to bake, paint, write, and make time for family.
I know what you’re thinking. Why would I put popcorn and bacon together? But trust me, it is the perfect sweet and savory combination that will leave you eating the whole bowl before you even realize it.
I love Chocolate Chip cookies!… and if you try this recipe, I know you will love it too. I made these a few times over the holidays and each time it was a hit. This recipe is actually the same as the one I used to make another cookie I posted about a few months back with brown butter, dried cherries, roasted almonds, and white chocolate. (You can see that recipe here.) The only difference is an addition of cinnamon and my Homemade Vanilla Sea Salt instead of coarse sea salt on top.
Recently, I went to a lovely birthday celebration where we had an opportunity to create vision boards. I had no idea beforehand that this would be one of the activities. For the past month I planned to do a vision board, but I kept getting side-tracked with other things. So, I was pretty excited!
“I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that?” – Soledad O’Brien Continue reading
Recently, I was in a bad mood. Very irritable, and just didn’t want to be bothered with anyone. I don’t know where it came from, but it was here and I couldn’t shake it. I went in my room to say a prayer and then headed out to run my errands. I thought this would be a perfect time to listen to a podcast. I opened my Soundcloud app and started scrolling through the handful of people I follow to search for a title that spoke to me. I came across two podcasts that really helped me shift my focus. I’ve provided links to the podcasts if you’d like to take a listen.
A couple of years ago, I attended an event in downtown Los Angeles called Artisanal LA, where you can sample and shop more than 100 goods from local makers, crafters and chefs. The first time I attended, my eyes were wide open and spent way too much money, but it was well spent. I discovered items that I loved and wouldn’t have found if I had not attended the event.
Pound cake is one of my favorite desserts from childhood. Whenever we’d visit one of my great aunts, she always had a pound cake ready for us in the kitchen. Nothing fancy, just a good ol’ vanilla pound cake. Sometimes, simplicity can say a whole lot. Continue reading
So, I’m not one to be fond of taking pictures. If you look through my cell phone there are tons of photos of food, my family, screenshots of inspiration from the web, and a bunch of randomness. Hardly any are of me. I can recall numerous times where I’ve offered to take the picture of a group to avoid being in it or hiding somewhere in the back. I don’t know why… However, with my short stint of pursing acting as a teen, I have taken professional photo a number of times for my headshots and I wasn’t as shy.
Last year, I ventured off into vegan baking out of curiosity. Every vegan dessert I’d tasted before did not taste good, yet I saw recipes popping up all over social media. I love sweets, but it would be great to enjoy a nice pastry that is lower in calories and fat. So, as an effort to create a healthier treat for myself, I went to the kitchen and began experimenting. Eventually, I got to this recipe after a few tries and I must say, it is lovely!