Not only did Zach and I recently book our reception venue (See: 22 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Reception Venue), we also booked our ceremony venue! Now, let me prelude this “informative blog” by saying that neither Zach or … Continue reading
While I love nothing more than proudly sporting my cat coffee mug at work, my busy days often leave me with a pretty mug full of very cold coffee. Disgustingly enough, I’ve actually become somewhat accustomed to cold coffee due … Continue reading
After touring just about every country club in Madison, Zach and I finally decided on and signed a contract for our reception venue!! With that being said, we will officially be tying the knot on June 13, 2015! 😀 Searching … Continue reading
Another day, another product testing kit from Purex Insiders! I LOVE this program! 🙂 The latest product I got to test was Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap. This line of hand soaps is meant to be “premium” with vibrant smells … Continue reading
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOVVVEEEEE CURRY! 😀 After spending way more money than I’d like to admit on take-out, I finally took on the task of trying to make my own curry… Let’s just say it took a few … Continue reading
As you may recall, I am a part of the Purex Insiders group and do product testing for them on occasions. It’s a great program that I would recommend to anyone who is open to trying new products! I recently … Continue reading
Let the holiday baking begin! I saw these beautiful cookies in Better Homes & Gardens and needed to make them. They’re pretty easy to make… Although, cutting in the butter is always a pain. They also taste amazing. 🙂
1/2 c Maraschino Cherries, drained and finely chopped
2 1/2 c All-Purpose Flour
1/2 c Sugar
1 c Butter, cold
12 oz White Chocolate Baking Squares w/ cocoa butter
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
2 drops Red Food Coloring (optional)
2 tsp Shortening
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread cherries on paper towels to drain well.
- In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut butter into dry mixture until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in drained cherries and 4 oz of chopped white chocolate. Stir in the almond extract and food coloring. Knead mixture until it forms a smooth ball.
- Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls. Place ball two inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in sugar. Flatten to 1 1/2 inch rounds.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 12 minutes. Cool for one minute on a cookie sheet and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
- In a small saucepan, combine remaining 8 oz of white chocolate and shortening. Cook and stir over low heat until melted. Dip half of each cookie in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Roll dipped edge in sprinkles. Place cookies on wax paper until chocolate is set.
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Fall baking? I just love all the warm flavors of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon… Nom, nom, nom! My most recent concoction was Pumkpin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese frosting. This recipe is delicious! The … Continue reading
Zach and I don’t go to many concert, but last week we couldn’t turn down the opportunity to go to two concerts here in Madison. As you may recall, we rocked out with Skrillex on Monday night and then we … Continue reading
My typical Monday nights usually consist of skipping a workout and vegging on the couch all night. Whelp, I’d say this past Monday night was slightly more eventful. Zach and I could not turn down an invitation to go see … Continue reading