Stars Shine Brightly

Yes, I did start this project a few days into the new year, but I’m ending it today.

It’s been an incredible journey and I’ve been thrilled (and exhausted) to share new and old photos with all of you every day for all of 2014. It was certainly a challenge at times – and yes I did fail to update a few times this year, but all in all, I think it was a successful project that pushed me to really learn my camera and use it.

This blog will definitely not be done, however. Photography is one of my main pillars of artistic release, and I will definitely continue updating with more new content and new adventures, so stay tuned.

Thank you to everyone who has kept up with me along this project, to all of my new followers, and old – I am grateful for your audience and I wish you all a Happy New Year!

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Snowballs

This is one of my specialties when it comes to making Christmas cookies. It’s super easy and super delicious.

Ingredients:
– Animal crackers
– Sour cherry jam
– Finely chopped walnuts or almonds
– Pure almond extract
– Vanilla extract
– Coconut flakes

Directions:
1. Grind the walnuts/almonds in a blender.
2. Pulverize the animal crackers with a rolling pin or in a blender.
3. Mix all ingredients (except the coconut flakes) together. Adjust ingredients for optimum stickiness. If too dry, add more jam. If too sticky, add more crackers/nuts.
4. Roll into 1 inch balls, dip into coconut flakes, stack. Refrigerate overnight (preferably) or you can serve them as is. (They taste better after ruminating for at least 24 hours).

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Caramelized Walnut Cakes

It’s my favorite time for the year! Merry Christmas from Vivography and my family to yours!

Our house is filled to the brim with desserts and dishes and it makes for an amazing food porn opportunity, every year. First up on the wheel of desserts is something my mom hasn’t made before, but they turned out REALLY GOOD and also, I can feel myself gaining 5 pounds with each portion I eat.

Caramelized Walnut Cakes (with a ton of butter apparently). SO GOOD.

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