1. Do you know about these cookies? I found them at my local grocery store and bought them impulsively because they were seriously dirt cheap, plus I’ve learned recently that sometimes “almond” doesn’t mean “filled with nuts” so much as “almond extractish” aka “marzipan” aka “one of my favorite things ever in the universe” and you know what?
These cookies are amazing and I didn’t find a single nut in any of them. I’m maybe possibly horribly addicted, as in, bought a second package this week and when I couldn’t find the package in the pantry yesterday I actually accused my husband of leaving them at the grocery store (whoops, sorry sweetie). Yeah, I’ve probably got issues. And might be blind, because they were right there. You know that magical place in the pantry where you cannot seem to look even though it’s like right under your nose, literally.
Now I am thinking that I need to learn how to make these babies myself but searching for “almond cookie recipe” yields a lot of different results and to be honest, I just don’t know exactly what I should be looking for. Also – Google, please yield more fantastic food blogger results when I search for “such and such recipe” and less e-how articles and other assorted lame resources. The blogging circles are rich with resources and need to be better searchable – pronto. I want my recipes to have pretty pictures and lengthy explanations and also they should be easy and use ingredients I already have on hand. Don’t you think?
So, in closing, is anyone else in the universe obsessed with these cookies and can anyone tell me how to make them myself? Come on, people, save me two dollars, puh-lease?
2. This is my pretty Christmas wreath (find a make your own tutorial here at Katydid and Kid). It seems like just last week it looked like this:
I remember thinking, “Wow this looks a little like Charlie Brown’s Christmas Wreath. Maybe this idea was a little harebrained and not well thought out.”
But I have to say, a week later, I’m pretty impressed. It actually kinda looks like a wreath now! I got a few more Christmas cards today after taking that first picture (like a super cute card from Jen @ Stuff Jen Says, love her!) so it looks even fluffier now. I actually am sort of worried that we’ll get even more cards and I might officially run out of room on the thing. Maybe I’ll make a bigger one next year.
Either way, I am loving the fact that none of those cards are taking up space on our refrigerator and moving around and falling off and irritating my Scrooge-tendencies husband. It’s like this wreath has kind of Saved Christmas! Also, cookies. Cookies save Christmas. And bad moods. And sugar crashes. But they don’t save diets at all. You’ve been warned.