Mark 10:27


OMG! Nutella Brownies!

I found this recipe off Pinterest on Silverlinings and in my house, Nutella is sacred. Both my daughters have had jars squirreled away in their rooms. I actually had a friend of mine yell at me because she said it was my fault that she had gained 10 lbs back on her diet. When I asked why it was my fault, she said because we had introduced her daughter to Nutella and she couldn't stop eating it! Seriously, if you have never tried it, you must. These brownies sound downright sinful, which is the best kind, isn't it?
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 regular sized jar of Nutella
4 large eggs

1 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
10 ounce package mini chocolate chips Directions: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir in sugar and c…

On My Journey: Mammograms

As many of you know, my mother passed away from breast cancer. Because of this, I have had to have mammograms since I was 30. I did a baseline mammogram at 30, then got to wait until I was 40 to start again. Each year is the same. Change into a robe, wait in a waiting room with other scared women, pose in unnatural positions while a machine smooshes my breasts into even more unnatural positions, wait in a waiting room for them to call you again. Last year and this year, they thought they had found something so I had to have ultrasounds done too. Thankfully, it came back that there wasn't anything. For those who have not had the chance to experience this, I am not going to lie. It hurts. It's uncomfortable. But, they are also necessary. This year I have to go get an MRI done this summer. Given my family history of cancer, (my father passed away from esophageal cancer two years ago) I am considered high risk and the risk is high enough to warrant this test. It gives a clearer p…

Numbers 6:24-26


Oh my goodness! Dreams do come true!

Homemade Cadbury eggs!!!! These are seriously my weakness. I love love love these things. And this recipe I found on the Royal Cook looks awful easy. I could have them year round!!! I can see my diet going down the drain now!

1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
3 1/2 - 4 cups powdered sugar
pinch salt
1 pound chocolate chips, melts, or bark
1 tablespoon shortening (if using chocolate chips)

Beat together butter and corn syrup until smooth. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until smooth and combined. You may need to stir in the last cup or so by hand. Place about 1/3 of the dough in a separate bowl and color with yellow food coloring (I used about 3 drops, but think 1 more would have been better to help the yellow stand out a little more). Divide white dough into even pieces and place on a greased cookie sheet (I used my small cookie scoop and ended up with 22 pieces). Divide yellow dough in to an equal number of pieces and place on a greased cookie sheet…

Celtic Sea Salt!

**This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own**

I love salt. Almost as much as I love my sweets. My family are pepper lovers, but not me. Give me salty any day. That's why I was so excited about trying these products from Celtic Sea Salt brand. I have never tried gourmet salt before. I have used sea salt in cooking, which I think tastes so much better than table salt. These blew my mind! Think sea salt times 10 because they mix it with different natural ingredients to make new taste sensations that are fabulous!
Let's start with the spray salts. I got to try the Garlic and the Mediterranean Essences. Just one or two sprays is all you need of these on your salad or meal and it gives it just the right amount of flavor. These are naturally low in sodium and since they are sprayed, it gets evenly distributed so you use less! These tasted wonderful. I love the Garlic the most because I am a huge garlic fan and would use that on everything!
Then I got to try the Flocons …