I hope everyone had a wonderful, delicious Thanksgiving! One of my favorite parts of this holiday is to take time and truly reflect on all that we have to be thankful for. I know I’m a couple days late to the party, but it’s never too late to remember what you’re thankful for! Here’s just a short list of a few things I hope to never take for granted:
- My husband who picks me up and twirls me around when I come home from work at least once a week.
- My family who picks up the phone whenever I call
- A job that I am passionate about, inspired by and so grateful to have every single day
- Great medical care
- Friends who let you talk freely without having to explain yourself
- A warm house to come home to every night
- Hot water during my morning shower
- The ability to connect with people all over the world, thanks to technology
- My health and the health of those I love
- A good book and the time to read it
Oh, and you know what else I’m thankful for? I’m thankful for YOU, my readers. I know it sounds cheesy, but this little blog has given me so much more than a way to store my recipes. It’s reminded me how much I love photography and has inspired me to start taking my camera with me wherever I go, taking note of all the beautiful details in this life. It’s given me the kindest people to share moments of my day with; all those sweet comments wishing me a Happy Thanksgiving and people letting me know they used one of my recipes to feed their family always brightens my day. It’s given me an outlet to reminisce about experiences traveling abroad, to reflect on living simply and to broadcast my favorite Trader Joe’s products. And it’s given me the motivation to keep cooking, searching for new recipes and trying out new foods.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Oh yeah, and one other thing I’m thankful for: the ability to try these delicious desserts, courtesy of This Chick Bakes! Coming home from work to find this beautiful box filled with a variety of homemade desserts definitely made my day!
They sent me such a wonderful selection of desserts, including: Peanut Butter Blast, Green Tea & Lemon Cookie, Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookie, Gluten Free Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Cookie, Raisin Coconut Oat Cookie and Chocolate Fudge Brownie.
My absolute favorite was the Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Oh, I am nearly drooling just thinking about it right now! It is dense, moist and perfectly chocolately. I also loved the Peanut Butter Blast! This has distinct layers of dark chocolate, peanut butter and chocolate chunk cookie- need I say more?!
Here is the Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookie. You can see the short ingredient list right on the package.
This was the perfect fall dessert and paired beautifully with a warm cup of tea!
I am very impressed with everything I tried from This Chick Bakes. Everything tastes so fresh and it is obvious in every bite their products are made using quality ingredients! There is nothing artificial in their products and everything is homemade in small batches. And I must also add, there packaging is just beautiful. :) I think this would make an excellent gift to your favorite foodies this holiday season, or to share with your guests!