There’s a saying – “There are the families that we are born into, and there are the families that we choose; our circle of friends“. Every time I think of this saying, I think of my friend Hannah who lives in my hometown of Austin, Texas. I think of her as my sister, and her family as my family.
In the many years that I’ve known Hannah, she has always been a strong woman with a generous heart, and an unmatched resilience and sense of humor that gets her through tough times. So, when she told me that her sister, Holly, was recently diagnosed with cancer, I knew I had to be there for them anyway I could even though I’m miles and miles away.
It’s no surprise that the first thing I think of when trying to take care of the people I love is food. I am, after all, my parents’ daughter. I remembered that Hannah had shared a recipe on Holly’s Facebook page, to cheer her up, of the “Best Cookies” – Nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies made with brown butter. Can you get more decadent than that? These two sisters are very precious to me and they indeed deserve the best. And they most certainly deserve the best chocolate chip cookie. Read more →