Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Flaky Sea Salt

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.

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Trying Something New! 

“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

A Grateful Heart

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.

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Photoshoot Fun w/ my Brother + Baking for the Holidays

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.
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Delicious and Moist Vegan Berry Muffins

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!

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