Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Weekend Wrap Wednesday ~ Valentines Style

Well it was a low key weekend here, Rick had to work both days so we didn't really do much. Sorry today it's a short post, I'm having a killer headache ... ugh! Much Love to you all!
Rick's favorite cookies is anything coconut!
Macaroon Kisses Recipe

Macaroon Kisses Recipe


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups flaked coconut, divided
  • 48 milk chocolate kisses
  • Coarse sugar
  • Directions

    • In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in 3 cups coconut. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
    • Roll into 1-in. balls and roll in the remaining coconut. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
    • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie; sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cool on pan for 2-3 minutes or until chocolate is softened. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 4 dozen.
    I found this recipe at Winco in the bulk isle when I was looking for coconut (believe me the cheapest way to go). I then found it it on Taste of home so I didn't have to retype it :).
Roses Galore!!!
Red from my Boss
Card attached: Rose are Red, Violets are blue, Carnations are sweet and so are you!
Aren't they the coolest bosses??? LOVE them!!
And Pink from Rick
This is us Grocery Shopping at Winco!
Poor Caden still not feeling up to par, fell asleep in the cart!
And tonight guess what it's Cole's Carnival at School
It was more like an auction but the kids did get their faces painted
Caden ~ Rocket
Cole ~ Fire Works (Like his best friend Tyler)
So I went to the woman's ministry meeting for the year and guess what I did. I signed up for once a month I will be making dinner for the youth group Wednesday nights. So guess what I'm doing tomorrow making spaghetti for 30 YOUTH!!! OMGosh yup I'm going to be cooking it until I die tomorrow! Wish me luck! Happy Wednesday everyone!


  1. OOOO i luv macaroons! i dont make them cuz i would eat them all B4 i bake them LOL i have a huge weakness for coconut! if any form! i r helpless when it comes to the stuff! Flowers are gorgeous! what cool bosses u have! :) spag bog for 30 huh? :) sounds like fun! good luck! :) take it easy hope the head ache has cleared up darl! i r sick AGAIN...ahh when i do something i do it WELL! lol...if im not better soon im off to the hospitol booo :( anywhoo! Im off to attempt to post a blog myself LOL seeing i have not updated since Vday!

  2. Ooooh those look soooo good!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. I haven't macaroons in forever let a lone ones w/ chocolate in them! Heavenly! Happy WW!

  4. Coconut is awesome!!!

    I hope your little guy feels better soon!

  5. I love coconut and have made a variation of that recipe! Yum! Once I made homemade Mounds Bars, but I have som many cookbooks, I haven't found the recipe again :-(

  6. The macaroons look terrific! I have a super-easy recipe for them; I think I blogged it in November or so.

    Have fun cooking spaghetti! :)

  7. What a great weekend you had. Those cookies turned out great. Sorry you little Caden got sick. Alyce sounds so bad today. My heart breaks every time she coughs. Good luck with all of that cooking. You rock my poser friend.. Have a wonderful day..

  8. Happy Wednesday! I have an award for you over at my blog... :)

  9. That is so neat. Those cookies look so good.

    So nice that you are volunteering to cook, you rock girl!

  10. I hope you feel better. Headaches are the worst.
    I have had one since 1997

  11. beautiful flowers u got!

    hope your headache gets better..

  12. Are you kidding me, like you are not busy enough. That is really kind of you to sign up. Those macaroons sound wonderful. I love coconut. Hope your having a great week.

  13. Oh girlie I love that recipe :)

  14. I am LOVING these recipes you're posting! Thanks!!!

  15. Lucky girl with all those pretty flowers!
    Glad the macaroons turned out! Let me know how good our guesses turned out for the porportions of pasta turned out.
    Good to see you Hon, we should do it more often (if nothing else than to gab about Tim Gunn and that Klum chick...)

  16. Hope you and your little guy are feeling better!

  17. Wow, that recipe looks SO good, and I LOVE macaroons! I'll have to make this for dessert on Saturday with my grandparents... They love macaroons too! =) The directions are all blotted out though? Can you email it to me? I'll love you forever (yes, I will anyway!). =)
    Poor sweet Caden... I sure hope he's feeling better today!
    Beautiful roses lucky girl. Such great bosses!
    Hope the working out is going good for you too! xoxo

  18. Oh my goodness! Those macaroons look amazing! YUM!

    Poor little Caden! I feel so bad for him! I hope he is doing better now!

    Love the roses! They're beautiful!

    The face paintings turned out great! The boys must have loved that!

    I can't believe you signed up for something else! That's neat that you are getting so involved in your church though and I'm sure it will be fun. :-)

  19. Mercy WOMAN! You signed up for something else?????

    Poor lil babe...sleeping on that hard cart...he had to have been totally tuckered out!

  20. Hope Caden gets to feeling better soon. Lovely flowers you received.
    You are a cooking machine! I'm sure the youth group will enjoy the meals that you make.

  21. I'm trying to picture what spaghetti for 30 teens looks like. Yikes! I can imagine 30 kids if I try really hard, but ... teenagers? :) Good luck!

  22. I hope your headache goes away, totally know how you feel, had the WORST migraine on Monday, was in bed (when not throwing up) until 4:00.
    Poor little Caden, I hope you find out exactly what is wrong with him, he looks miserable.
    Glad you liked your women's ministry class, but I agree with Daffy - you signed up for something else??? You need to make sure you REST some!! You are going to make yourself sick. But your heart knows no bounds and that is one of the reasons I love you so much!! And the reasons you get such lovely flowers - people LOVE YOU!!!
    Those cookies look awesome, I make macaroons, too, but I do it the easy way by getting a mix from King Arthur flour catalogue and adding stuff to it, they are SO good.
    You ROCK, mama!!


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