Desert and Dessert

Well it’s been a minute since I’ve been here! Over 7 months to be exact. A lot has happened in almost a year but I have not forgotten about this little blog, I’ve missed sharing and keeping up with life through MS made. Our Gracie girl made her arrival in August and she is the most precious, sweetest baby girl. Big brother Bowen really loves his little sister and can’t wait until she can rough house with him (ha!).

The Lord has done more than we can ask or imagine in bringing our girl into the world. As I sat in the quiet this morning and did my bible study tears rolled down thinking about all He has done in my heart through this season. I was certainly in the “desert” as I waited to meet our girl. I had a really hard pregnancy with lots of pain and lots of uncertainty on how we would deliver. The Lord really did a miracle in her arrival and we praise Him for His grace. 

From my study this morning: “God takes everyone He loves through the desert. It is His cure for our wandering hearts….the first thing that happens is we slowly give up the fight, our wills are broken by the reality of our circumstances, the things that brought us life (false securities) gradually die…..

After a while you notice your real thirsts. While in the desert David writes,

“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirst for you; my flesh faint for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1

The greatest thing God did for me was give me Himself praise Him for His grace towards us. This is why Grace is called Grace.

Now we move onto dessert. I couldn’t get back into these recipes without giving you a proper recap so there it is!

I’ve still a got quite a sweet tooth and still need want chocolate just about every night. I love these cookies. They’re not overly sweet but perfectly satisfying with the addition of dark chocolate.

The walnuts give a nice crunch and they freeze well! Baby Bowen loved these too, he thinks they’re a real treat but I don’t feel like they’ve got too much sugar for a tired toddler.

I’m making a shrimp and cauliflower grits recipe tonight I am excited to try-if we love it, I’ll share it 🙂 Leave me a comment below if you try these cookies! 

Chocolate Walnut Cookies
a gluten free/dairy free delicious treat
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  1. 1 egg
  2. 1/4 cup softened vegan butter
  3. 1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter
  4. 1/4 cup honey or 1/2 cup coconut or brown sugar
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  7. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  8. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  9. 1/2 tsp salt
  10. 1 cup rolled oats blended into flour
  11. 1 cup almond flour
  12. 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl or mix, whisk together butter and almond butter then add egg, vanilla, sugar and whisk to combine. Next add in baking powder, baking soda, salt, oat flour and almond flour. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips. The dough will be sticky! Shape dough into one inch balls and do not flatten. Bake for 12 minutes.
Adapted from adapted from oh she glows
Adapted from adapted from oh she glows
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