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March 2013

in Lifestyle

{Wordful Wednesday} This is what relaxation looks like…

It’s amazing what a few days in the sunshine will do for your mind, body, and soul.  This picture taken on a recent escape represents so very much to me.

The color of the sky, water and palm trees is so tranquil, and has inspired me to bring these colors into my own home so that I can enjoy the sense of peace they bring to me every day.

The fact that I instantly looked at those closed umbrellas and saw something “naughty” reminds me to be silly and not take everything so seriously.Laughing is certainly one of the best remedies.

And, most significantly, seeing my feet side-by-side with a man I am deeply in love with makes me feel so confident in the path my life is taking.

in Food

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe….EVER

I have a secret.

I’ve been holding out on you guys because I just wasn’t sure if you would believe me if I told you this amazing recipe is actually safe for my allergy-laden children.

But the guilt of keeping this ridiculously scrumptious recipe from my beloved readers was starting to eat me at my warm chocolate chip cookie core.

Run–don’t walk–to your kitchen and whip up a batch of these cookies right now.


1 1/4 cup Flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup dairy-free margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. water, 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar, and 1 tsp. baking powder; mixed together
1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Whisk together flour and baking soda in a medium bowl.  Set aside.
Melt the margarine in a large bowl.  Add sugar and beat until fluffy.  Add vanilla and water/vinegar/baking powder mixture.  Combine.
Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and blend well.  Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop by the teaspoon full onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 11 to 13 minutes, until golden brown.

* I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I can not.  But she can.