Maple Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cream together 1 stick softened unsalted butter with 1 cup of light brown sugar. Then mix in 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 egg until smooth.
  • Add in 1/2 cup maple syrup to the mixture and mix until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 cups of flour, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp baking soda.
  • Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and combine until smooth.
  • Chill the dough for about 30 mins.
  • Scoop the dough into balls on the baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 mins.
  • Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.

Enjoy! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxo

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cups softened butter
  • 3/4 cups peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 4 TBS cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a pan.
  • In a bowl, cream together 3/4 cups softened butter, 2/4 cups peanut butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 4 TBS cocoa powder, and 2 tsp water.
  • Beat in 2 eggs and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla into the mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups oatmeal, 3/4 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Gradually mix the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake at 325 degrees for 18-22 mins.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Enjoy! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxo

Mini Apple Pavlovas

Ingredients for pavlova:

  • 4 egg whites
  • a sprinkle of salt
  • 1/4 tsp vinegar
  • 3/4 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Recipe for pavlova:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, crack 4 room temperature eggs. Add a sprinkle of salt and 1/4 tsp vinegar.
  • Beat the egg whites with a mixer until frothy.
  • Continue beating the egg whites and gradually add in the 3/4 cups of sugar, one spoonful at a time.
  • Once the egg whites form a stiff peak but are still a little grainy to the touch, add in 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • Turn the mixer back on and add in 1/4 cup confectioner sugar gradually, one spoonful at a time.
  • Beat until you have stiff peaks.
  • Scoop out the egg whites unto the baking sheet into 6 even circles. Use a spoon to create an indent at the top of each mini pavlova to more easily hold the topping later.
  • Place the pavlovas in the 350-degree oven. Once the door is closed, immediately reduce the temperature to 200 degrees.
  • However long you bake these depends a lot on your oven. Since my oven doesn’t retain heat super well, I baked mine for 2 hours and 50 mins.
  • When they are done, turn off the oven and allow them to cool completely while still in the oven.

Topping ingredients:

  • 1 cup of honey or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 green apple
  • Honey to drizzle on top

Topping recipe:

  • Wash and dice a green apple into little pieces.
  • Mix 1/2 cup white sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon.
  • Coat the diced apples in the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • Mix the sugary apples into 1 cup of Greek yogurt.

Putting it together:

  • Once the mini pavlovas are finished cooling completely in the oven, spoon the topping into the indents on the tops of the pavlovas.
  • Drizzle with honey.

Enjoy! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxo

Cherry Chocolate Brownies: A Recipe

Ingredients:

-2 cups of light brown sugar

-3/4 cups flour

-2/3 cups cocoa powder

-1/2 cup chocolate chips

-3/4 tsp salt

-2 eggs

-1/2 cup melted butter

-2 TBS water

-1/2 tsp vanilla

-1/2 cup cherry pie filling

Recipe:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a pan.

-In a bowl, combine 2 cups light brown sugar, 3/4 cups flour, 2/3 cups cocoa powder, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and 3/4 tsp salt. It’s easier to combine if you sift the flour and cocoa powder.

-In another bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter, 2 TBS water, and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Make sure the melted butter is cool before you mix it.

-Combine the wet and dry ingredients.

-Add 1/2 cup cherry pie filling to the brownie mixture and stir well.

-Pour the mixture in a greased pan and smooth it flat. Tap the bottom of the pan on the counter to make sure there are no air bubbles.

-Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 mins, or until a knife comes out of the mixture clean. The more moisture in the cherry pie filling, the longer you will have to bake it for.

-Enjoy! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxo

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Aphorisms and Affirmations

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The Kind of Woman I Want to Be:
-Dominant
-Kind
-Smart
-Strong-Willed
-Fearless
-Encouraging
-Confident
-Supportive of other women
-Hard-working
-Assertive
-Powerful


"Holding on to my bad feeling about this is doing nothing but harming me, and everyone else, and preventing me from enjoying my life fully. I am an awesome person. I choose to enjoy my life. I choose to let this go." - Jen Sincero 


I choose to learn from my mistakes and move on. I cannot apply what I''ve learned from my mistakes by dwelling on the past. I choose to grow. 


I choose to grow. 
I choose to grow.
I choose to grow.
I choose to grow.
I choose to grow.
I choose to grow.
I choose to grow.
I choose to grow.
I choose to grow.
I choose to grow. 


I am enough. 
I am enough.
I am enough.
I am enough.
I am enough.
I am enough. 
I am enough. 
I am enough.
I am enough.
i am enough. 


I am worthy.
I am worthy.
I am worthy.
I am worthy.
I am worthy.
I am worthy.
I am worthy.
I am worthy.
I am worthy.
I am worthy. 


I am strong.
I am strong.
I am strong.
I am strong.
I am strong.
I am strong. 
I am strong.
I am strong.
I am strong.
I am strong.


I intimidate those who are weak. 
I intimidate those who are weak.
I intimidate those who are weak.
I intimidate those who are weak.
I intimidate those who are weak.
I intimidate those who are weak. 
I intimidate those who are weak. 
I intimidate those who are weak.
I intimidate those who are weak.
I intimidate those who are weak. 


I am the boss. 
I am the boss.
I am the boss.
I am the boss.
I am the boss.
I am the boss. 
I am the boss.
I am the boss.
I am the boss. 
I am the boss. 


I am warm.
I am warm.
I am warm.
I am warm.
I am warm.
I am warm.
I am warm.
I am warm.
I am warm.
I am warm. 


"I eat no for breakfast." - Kamala Harris, Madam Vice President 
I eat no for breakfast.
I eat no for breakfast.
I eat no for breakfast.
I eat no for breakfast.
I eat no for breakfast.
I eat no for breakfast.
I eat no for breakfast.
I eat no for breakfast.
I eat no for breakfast. 


My heart is happy when I reach all of my goals.


Sometimes silence is the loudest you can speak.


Don't take shit from anyone.


Stream of Consciousness 
people who feel like they aren't enough could look me straight in my eyes and tell me I'm not doing what I do every day they build their own false reality to fit their narrative because it's the lazy way to make themselves feel like enough but it won't make them whole so they have to do it over and over again every day to feel like they are in power true power is being yourself 


"Remember the blue sky." -Headspace 
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