One Year Down…​Thank You For Giving Me A Chance

It has officially been 1 year since I started this particular blog and I have been welcomed into the blog world with open arms. I have to admit that every time I write something I second guess myself. I wonder if it’s interesting enough to get you to come back and view another post. I always try to just be myself and that alone is scary.

I remember when I first started my blog I was approached by a well known public figure and he gave me THE BEST pointer. He told me if I wanted my blog to be successive then I had to remain truthful to myself. Choose topics that hit me deep in my core and then just go. Talk the way I do every day, and make sure my personality is present at all times. When he told me this I said well what if people don’t like me or what I have to say?

He responded, “Do you have friends”? “Do they like to engage with you”? “After 17 years does your husband still like you and engage with you”? But most importantly “Do you like you and find yourself interesting”? I thought fair enough!

So here we go! My content is going to be bananas this year, filled with food, diets, crafts, workouts, real talk, and my Life. I am elated to welcome you all to my world.

I know that there are thousands and thousands of blogs that you could have joined or read but you chose mine and I’m honored!

~Belladonna~

Chocolate Crescent Rolls

I am determined to learn how to make crescent rolls like Meryl Streep on “It’s Complicated”. I absolutely love every bit of that movie but the baker in me keeps rewinding the scenes of her in the bakery. I think I would feel like I had died and gone to heaven if I had a bakery that looks exactly like hers.

One Day I will!!!

Okay, so there is a scene where she is making huge chocolate crescent rolls for Steve Martin and the way she is rolling out the dough and sprinkling chocolate chips is AMAZING!! I swear I have seen that part a thousand times and it will never get old.

Out of total inspiration from this movie… I present to you my chocolate chip Crescent rolls. Stay tuned for a bigger version in the near future.

Ingredient

  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 12-ounce package of Chocolate chips
  • 1 can of Crescent Rolls or Refrigerated Dough

Watch the video below and enjoy making this easy recipe!

You could have chosen any blog to read but you chose mine and I’m honored.

~BellaDonna~

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have so many loved ones that cook and do it well. We talk about food and how to make meals better all the time. Okay, when I say meals I mean sweets! Please don’t judge me! It’s okay if you indulge every once in a while. RIGHT?

I am a strong believer in living life to the fullest which, to me means having a few treats once in a while.

I will never enter my fall season without a good meal and a banging treat. I can’t explain the joy that I feel when I’m in the kitchen with candles lit, the fireplace going, soft music playing, the oven on and fresh homemade cookie dough going into the oven.

Allow me to backtrack and give you the story behind this cookie. I was on the phone with my niece and she was making cookies with her daughter. So, of course, I had to ask what kind. I almost dropped the phone when she told me pumpkin chocolate chip. I just knew that this was a home run and could not wait to make it. My niece was going crazy over the texture of the cookie and how many cookies she was able to make.

Needless to say, she was right. I hope you all love these cookies as much as we do. But the best part is you should have all of the ingredients in your kitchen already, with the exception of pumpkin puree.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 can of Pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsalted Butter
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 sugar
  • 3/4 brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 bag of chocolate chip

Serving 2 dozen cookies

Cook Time 12 mins on 350 degrees

In a large bowl add dry ingredients and slowly add in the pumpkin puree, egg, butter, and vanilla extract. Lastly, add chocolate chips and then roll the entire batter on parchment paper and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour. The longer the dough rest the more the flavors will infuse into the dough.

Grease your pan or use parchment paper. Roll the cookies and place 6 to 8 on the sheet at a time.

You could have chosen any blog to read but you chose mine and I’m honored!

~BellDonna~