Happy Saturday! Seriously… if you could see me now I am quite literally doing a dance in my p.j.’s. YES! Saturdays are my favorite day of the week.
- It is the one morning each week I do have to get up super early
- I don’t work on Saturday’s so any commitments are mine to choose
Saturdays to me are reading, writing, a movie or two, book reviews, time for breakfast, sitting in p.j.s a little longer than I should, staying in the house if I choose, dinner with hubby that for a change does not feel rushed, hanging with friends, indulging in a little down time…
This morning I am going to be shipping out books that people have won, and refilling my Giveaway box. I have reviews to write and a couple of books I am looking forward to finishing.
None of this so far… has anything to do with my post title and I think that is awesome too. 😀
Here is my recent story. A few days ago I realized that I had not heard from my pal Reagan from Miss Remmer’s Reviews. When I looked at her blog I seen that I was correct, she had been M.I.A. and had not posted in a while too. Reagan was one of my roommates in New York for BEA this past May and again in September of this year in Minneapolis for a Book Festival. Due to these facts, I have her phone number.
I called her up and left her a “Heyyyyyy, just seeing how you are doing and making sure all is well” message. She called me back shortly after that and we talked for about 40 minutes about the craziness of life, juggling commitments, finding balance, all the fun things we (or at least I) as book reviewers tend to have to sort through time to time. It was fun to catch up.
I hung thinking that it is so cool that there are people in my life, Book Bloggers, who a year ago I did not know but now, I notice when they are not posting. I feel for them when things are hard in their life. My online friends. I love it when people share what is on their hearts and when they pop in to comment here, I feel like I know a little about them and can check in with a “Glad you are feeling better, or welcome back from vacation – how was Florida?”
Anyway…. there’s a bit about me there too I guess… I just enjoy my bloggy friends.
Yes…. A couple (or has it been three?) weeks ago I had a girls weekend at our cabin in Finland, Minnesota. We baked cookies and made crafts throughout the weekend and my plan was to come back and share with you a recipe or craft a day. I have done a few, but still have not finished sharing with you that weekend fun….
So with no further ramblings from me – let’s get on with the cookie!
Looking for a melt in your mouth cookie? My friend Sara brought this recipe to the cabin and these not only looked good and smelled amazing – they also melted in your mouth. (My mouth is watering just talking about it now!)
1 cup softened butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. almond extract
2 cups flour
1 pkg. instant pistachio pudding
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
2 cups finely chopped pecans
In large bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg and extracts; mix well. Combine flour and pudding mix; add to cream mixture. Stir in mini chips. Roll into 1 inch balls; roll in nuts and place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. make a thumbprint in the center of each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool.
2 Tablespoon butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 to 3 Tablespoons milk
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Cream butter, sugar, vanilla, and milk. Spoon into center of cooled cookies.
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp. shortening
Melt chocolate chips and shortening and mix well. Drizzle over cookies.