Chicken & Cupcakes

I can't really explain it, but there's something about cooking that is incredibly rewarding.  It relaxes me.  It allows me to express my affection for someone.  It makes me feel independent.  The only problem is - I rarely have anyone to cook for (leaving me with spoiled leftovers).  Last week I tweaked a favorite roasted chicken recipe, which came out delicious.  However, I was left with pounds of chicken, so I made one of my favorite dinners: chicken and rice soup.  It may be basic, but it's still delicious and makes you feel a bit more like Autumn. (all photos are unedited)

Recipes found here for the chicken and rice soup and here for the browned butter cupcakes and here for the cocoa cinnamon buttercream frosting