Month: March 2017

RECIPE: Chocolate Chip Cookie

RECIPE: Chocolate Chip Cookie

So,  I went browsing Pinterest looking for a chocolate chip cookie recipe that turned out soft cookies, not crisp cookies.  I have used lots of recipes but they always have a crisp cookie.  So, I found this one. I almost went by it just due to the ingredient list.  But then I found some work arounds that did not require a run to the store and decided to give it a whirl.  The original recipe can be found here –> Chocolate Chip Cookies. So let’s get started with this massive ingredient list. Ingredients:  2 cups minus 2 tablespoons (8 1/2 ounces) cake flour *1 2/3 cups (8 1/2 ounces) bread flour *1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (8 ounces) granulated sugar 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) light brown sugar 2 large eggs, room temperature 2 teaspoons […]

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BOOK REVIEW: UnHappenings by Edward Aubry

BOOK REVIEW: UnHappenings by Edward Aubry

When Nigel Walden is fourteen, the UNHAPPENINGS begin. His first girlfriend disappears the day after their first kiss with no indication she ever existed. This retroactive change is the first of many only he seems to notice. Several years later, when Nigel is visited by two people from his future, he hopes they can explain why the past keeps rewriting itself around him. But the enigmatic young guide shares very little, and the haggard, incoherent, elderly version of himself is even less reliable. His search for answers takes him fifty-two years forward in time, where he finds himself stranded and alone. And then he meets Helen. Brilliant, hilarious and beautiful, she captivates him. But Nigel’s relationships always unhappen, and if they get close it could be fatal for her. Worse, according to the young guide, just by entering Helen’s life, Nigel has already set into motion events that will have […]

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Dove DermaCare Scalp Pure Daily Care 2n1

PRODUCT REVIEW: Dove DermaCare Scalp Pure Daily Care 2n1

So, I have the opportunity to try this new shampoo from Dove (whom I already use and LOVE) as part of a campaign with BzzAgent, which means I totally got it free.  (I’m not required to write a review but well, it’s a thing I like to do.)  While I love Dove and have never really had a bad product experience with them I was a little leary of this particular product.  Don’t worry, I’ll explain it all.  Though there are really only two reasons. Reason One.  I don’t have dandruff per-say, which is what this particular shampoo/conditioner combo is geared toward.  I do however, have excezma on my scalp which, when it’s flaring, can seem like it’s dandruff.  I also have an aversion to the scent of these types of shampoos.  This shampoo though, the scent is muted.  It’s still there but it’s not overpowering or obnoxious like others.  […]

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RECIPE: Biscuits and Gravy

RECIPE: Biscuits and Gravy

Nothing screams comfort food more to a southern gal than biscuits and gravy.  Well, OK there’s a few other things but I digress.  Gravy is such a part of my world view that it’s even an exclamation.  If you know me then Oh Gravy, Good Gravy or even Good Gravy Mavis have been part of my speech for years.  Not long ago I was talking to my other southern friend over at A Simply Enchanted Life and I could only repeat gravy, gravy, gravy.  Her retort?  When life gives you gravy… to which the only response was make biscuits.  Hence a new life mantra was born.  I grew up on biscuits and gravy.  In college we moniker them Bs & Gs.  The cafeteria had some amazing Bs & Gs and it was on the menu every Wednesday morning.  The only morning we made it to breakfast.  Today, it’s chilly (read […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Medium by C.J. Archer

BOOK REVIEW: The Medium by C.J. Archer

Seventeen year-old spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn’t a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there’s the question of her parentage. Being born an entire year after her father’s death (yes, a year) and without the pale skin of other respectable English ladies, Emily is as much a mystery as the dead boy assigned to her. Jacob Beaufort’s spirit has been unable to crossover since his death. It might have something to do with the fact he was murdered. Or it might not. All he knows is, he has been assigned by the Otherworld’s administrators to a girl named Emily. A girl who can see and touch him. A girl who released a shape-shifting demon into the mortal realm. Together they must […]

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