Best Chocolate Chip Cookies!!

The Foodie Diva, Uncategorized

When my siblings and I were kids our dad would give us a short window to eat our Easter candy. Then he would, take our un-eaten chocolate Easter bunnies and chocolate covered pretzels and store them in the freezer until he was ready to make his chocolate chunk cookies. To this day, he buys extra candy just so he has the supplies to make these cookies at a moment’s notice. So next time you have extra candy that you don’t know what to do with, I suggest you whip up a batch of these cookies. Be careful you might just eat the whole batch yourself! #YouHaveBeenWarned


6 cups of flour

2 tsp. of baking soda

2 tsp. of salt

2 cups (4 sticks) of butter

1 1/2 cups of brown sugar

1 1/2 cups white sugar

2 tsp. vanilla butter nut flavoring

2 tsp. of vanilla

4 large eggs

3 cups of coarsely chopped assorted milk chocolate*

1 cup of broken pretzels

2 cups chopped walnuts


1.Preheat oven to 350.

2.In a large mixing bowl stir together dry ingredients and set aside.

3.In another large mixing bowl cream butter and sugars until fluffy. At medium 4. speed add extracts and beat, adding eggs one1 at a time.

4.When eggs are incorporated, turn mixer off and stir dry ingredients in by hand. Mixture will start getting stiff.

5.When dry ingredients are mixed, add chocolate, pretzels and nuts, stirring until distributed evenly throughout.

6.Using a medium- sized cookie scoop, drop cookies about 2 inches apart onto

parchment- lined cookie sheet.

7.Bake for 14-18 minutes until cookies are lightly browned. Remove from oven.

8.Take from cookie sheets immediately and place on racks until completely cooled.

*If you are from Pittsburgh you are familiar with Sarris, that is my dad’s chocolate of choice. If you’re not from Pittsburgh, you have my condolences!

Post Like A Pro!

The Random Diva, Uncategorized

Want to start posting but don’t know where to begin? Follow these simple tips and you will be posting like a pro in no time.


  • Keep your status updates brief
  • Vary your posts; use images and questions to spark discussions
  • Proofread


  • Share things on social media about friends or family without their permission
  • No one wants to read the gory details
  • No one cares how someone has wronged you
  • Be mean. No one wants to be friends with a cyber bully


What to Expect on The Foodie Diva

The Foodie Diva, Uncategorized

Welcome to The Foodie Diva, where my love of travel and cooking come together. As well as reviewing restaurants on my travels, there will be recipes that are tried and true. What makes my recipes unique is the fact that they can be modified to be gluten free, dairy free, or both without sacrificing any flavor.  Whatever your diet restrictions may be, you still deserve delicious food. And I aim to please.

What to Expect on The Jetsetting Diva

The Jetsetting Diva, Uncategorized

Welcome to The Jetsetting Diva. This blog is everything travel — from what makes the perfect carry-on to what to do for a long weekend in a city and where to stay. What makes this blog different is my unique perspective of the world! I am 29 years old and was born with spina bifida. I walk with crutches and use a motorized scooter for long distances. The approach to this blog will be rating cities and hotels on their accessibility. The impact of a first-hand review is powerful. It is one thing to check all the accessibility boxes on paper, but it is quite another to make sure they work properly in everyday life. Come with me on a trek around the country (hopefully the world) and help open up a whole world of possibilities to thousands of people! No passport required.


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My name is Vanessa and welcome to my blog. This blog will be a little bit of everything. From tips and tricks, reviews of my favorite things and much much more. You name it I’ll blog about it! To start off here is a list of my favorite things so you can get to know me a little better!

Food-Linguine with clams and shrimp
Drink-Snapple (Diet Peach)
Music-Backstreet Boys
TV Show-Ellen
Movie-Troop Beverly Hills
Thing to do on your day off- Watch my shows off the DVR
Ice Cream-Banana
Song- Anything by the Backstreet Boys
Book- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Quote-“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”(Unknown)