I am so happy right now!! It has been a hard week, lots of stuff going on, studying hard, going to bed around 2 am. But today I got some good news, my grades came through. 3 out of 4 my classes I have an "A" on my final grade, the other class I still have an "A" in, but I haven't taken the final so I just don't have my final grade. But I am feeling really confident about it. This term has gone so well and I have a good feeling about the rest of the year!!!

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Cake INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons dry milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
TOPPING INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped (I prefer pecans)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

DIRECTIONS

  1. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan
  2. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, combine all cake ingredients. Mix at a low speed until well-blended, about 4 minutes. Place in prepared pan.
  3. Mix dry topping ingredients together and sprinkle evenly over the batter.
  4. Refrigerate overnight
  5. The Next morning, drizzle with melted butter. Place in over at 325 degrees F (convection) for 30 minutes, until top is a rich golden brown.
  6. Cool for 15 minutes and serve warm

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Just some photos from the summer I thought to share

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There are so many things that people don't know about me. There are so many things I wanted to say but didn't because I was afraid of judgment, but I'm not anymore. Last year, freshman year, I was in a terrible relationship. I tried everything to make this relationship work. I tried to do everything that they wanted me to do, even if it was lying. If I knew they said something in the past and they were denying it right then, I let it go. In this relationship I lost my sanity, I lost friends, I lost trust. I let someone that barely knew me come into my life and change me completely. They beat me down until I was dependent on them. Eventually, the relationship ended and they wished me the worst. They called me a bitch, a hoe, a skank, the list can go on-an-on. They told me that I would never succeed and never do well in school and that I would fail my family. They told me that they were going to go places and that I would be sorry by the end of it because I would be nothing and they would be something. I believed it at first, but here I am, feeling better about myself than I ever have. So now that you see this you hit me up on my Instagram thinking I would come back to you. I don't know what you were thinking, or what was going through your head. But I am doing better than ever and I promise you that I will never go back to that. But I think the funniest thing is that you thought that I would waste my time on you by sending you emails, like truly, I am going to waste my time on signing you up on spam mail? I don't know where you come up with this stuff but I think it is absolutely hilarious. But you know what is better than that, you threaten to "expose me", or report me to the police. FOR SPAM MAIL. But I am really curious about what you can "expose me" for, if this was when I was still dating you I would be so scared, but I am not anymore. I am not scared about whatever you have on me, so this is my eulogy to you and our relationship, because guess what boy, I AM SO DONE WITH YOU, I DESERVED SO MUCH BETTER THAN YOU, AND YOU NEVER DESERVED ME! So here is my advice, if there are 10 people in your ear saying that you deserve better and you can find better they are probably right. There are tons of fish in the sea, so don't waste your time on one that isn't worth it. 

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (convection). Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, place to the side.
  2. Place flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Add butter and, using your finger-tips, blend until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  4. Mix together the cream and egg, add the mixture to the flour mixture, and stir until the dough just starts to come together (DON'T MIX IT COMPLETELY, or scones will be tough).
  5. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured board and form into a ball.
  6. Cut dough in half and form each half into a disk about 6 inches around and 1/2 inch thick.
  7. Cut each disk into 6 wedges. Place the scones on the prepared sheet pan, and brush with the melted butter.
  8. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 7 Quarts (28 cups) popped corn
  • 2 Cups brown sugar
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1/2 Cups corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

DIRECTIONS

  1. Boil butter, syrup and sugar for 5 minutes in medium saucepan
  2. Add soda & stir
  3. Pour over popcorn & mix well
  4. Bake at 250 degrees F (convection) for 1 hour stir every 15 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (on convection). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended.
  3. In a small shallow bowl, stir together the 2 tablespoons of sugar with the cinnamon. Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls and roll the balls in the sugar mixture. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should be slightly golden at the edges. Remove to cool on wire racks.

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"We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square." ~ Michelle Obama

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I hope that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.

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"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed." ~Khalil Gibran

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