If you haven’t already binge-watched every single episode of Love Is Blind, then you need to stop what you’re doing right now and log into Netflix. This reality dating show is every bit as bonkers as it is brilliant, and while many people have been quick to complain about it, there’s no doubt about the fact that it can teach us all some seriously valuable relationship lessons.
What’s On the Inside Counts
The whole concept of this show revolves around the idea that attraction is a pretty good bonus, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts. The successful couples on this show were able to tie the knot because they only got to embrace the personality, the values, and the morals of the person on the other side of the screen. Looks didn’t mean anything to them.
You Need to Love Yourself
In the words of Ru Paul, if you can’t love yourself, then how in the heck are you going to love somebody else? Throughout Love Is Blind, we learned that self-love and self-acceptance are extremely important when it comes to relationships. In fact, Carlton taught us that many of us can’t embrace loving another person before loving ourselves. If you have inner demons you need to work out or whether you’re just a little confused about what you want in life, you need to think about that before meeting that special person.
Act On Red Flags
Jessica and Mark with some serious issues in Love Is Blind, and that’s because they didn’t act on their red flags. They — well, mostly Jessica — brought up things about the other person that annoyed them and they didn’t seem set on their relationships through the process. Instead of letting it be, they continued with their relationship, and we all know how that ended…
Although we hate to be cliche, love really is blind — and this show was awesome.
Chocolate Chunk Caramelized Cookies That Won’t Fail to Impress
If you love cookies and deep, nutty, caramelized flavors, then this recipe is surely for you. They’re easy to make and egg-free, so they’re suitable for a vegan diet, as long as you steer clear of milk chocolate as well. Baked in a muffin tin, each cookie will get caramelized, crispy edges that only enhance the flavor!
The Needed Ingredients
For 24 delicious cookies, you will require:
- 1 cup or 2 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature and cut into pieces (have additional butter for the pans)
- Half a cup of powdered sugar
- Half a cup of granulated sugar
- Half a teaspoon of salt
- Two and one-quarter cups of all-purpose flour
- A teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Half a cup of chopped walnuts
- Three ounces of your preferred type of chocolate – chopped
Preparing the Cookies
Beat the butter, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, and salt in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium. When you get a creamy consistency, beat in the vanilla and start mixing in the flour. Don’t overbeat the dough as it should be more clumpy than smooth. Beat in the walnuts and chocolate just enough to incorporate.
Pour out the dough onto the countertop and knead gently to form two six-inch long logs about two inches in diameter. Wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate them for at least two hours.
Getting That Caramelized Flavor
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter two 12-cup muffin pans. Unwrap the logs and cut them into rounds at half-inch intervals. Place the rounds in the muffin cups and bake the cookies for 20-25 minutes, rotating the pans from top to bottom halfway through. Let the cookies cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing them. When cooked, each cookie should be golden in color and with lightly browned, caramelized edges. They store up to 7 days airtight at room temperature, so enjoy them with a cup of milk!