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Chocolate Brownie Cookies

by Joy Whitehead / Aug 03, 2013 / 0 comments

My sister and I both like to make desserts, and we both have a love for anything chocolate. So, we got together and made up this recipe from two of our favorite desserts combined into one delicious cookie.


Chocolate Brownie Cookies



3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup of flour
½ cup of sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
4 tablespoons softened butter
1 ½ cups chocolate chips


Playing with Food

by Joy Whitehead / Jul 10, 2013 / 0 comments

With all the people on the earth, and all of the fruits, vegetables, meats, and grains just waiting for us to use them, we humans just can't resist the temptation to play with our food. Cakes and icing, ice cream with sprinkles, and pancakes with chocolate chips – delicious!

Driving Through Scenic Mexico

by Joy Whitehead / Apr 19, 2013 / 0 comments

Avoiding Boredom: Five best travel accessories for kids

by Joy Whitehead / Apr 13, 2013 / 0 comments

Nobody likes being bored. Nobody likes being bored on a trip either. In my family, there are seven people (five kids and two parents), and everyone does their best to prevent boredom while we're traveling, but this is no easy task, especially with limited space.


Exotic and colorful plants in Chapala, Mexico

by Joy Whitehead / Mar 27, 2013 / 0 comments

Chapala, Mexico is filled with beautiful flowers, prickley cacti, and bright green trees, but here are some of the plants that grow in my yard.


Monarch Butterfly Migration in Michoacan, Mexico: A Guide

by Joy Whitehead / Mar 17, 2013 / 0 comments

Dia de los Muertos in Chapala, Mexico

by Joy Whitehead / Mar 11, 2013 / 0 comments

The 'Dia de los Muertos' or 'Day of the Dead' is definitely one of those things that thousands of people around the world would love to see and experience for themselves, but not everyone can come and experience this special annual cultural event in Mexico.

Bird's eye view of the world: an interview with Michael Whitehead

by Joy Whitehead / Mar 01, 2013 / 0 comments

This video is an interview with my dad, Michael Whitehead. In the interview I asked him eight questions about travel-related topics.


Rainbow Feathers and Chocolate Shakes: Chapala Carnaval

by Joy Whitehead / Feb 20, 2013 / 0 comments

Best place to live in Mexico: 10 Reasons to Pick Chapala

by Joy Whitehead / Jan 15, 2013 / 0 comments

There are lots of places to live in Mexico, but which one is the best? Chapala, Mexico has a lot of things that make it the best to me, including friendly locals, great food, and beautiful mountains.

Best place to live in Mexico: 10 Reasons to Pick Chapala