Fall In Tennessee

Fall In Tennessee

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Chloe and Her Christmas Doll

Chloe On Christmas Eve

What are we waiting for?

I will have to talk with you later, we are going to meeting tonight.

I'm ready to go to meeting, I have the keys and my Bible case.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Out For A Long Winter's Nap

Chloe's Visit To See Great Gamaw In The Hospital

Hold that thought, I need to make a call.

Look What I found On The Stroller!!!

Chloe' Checking Everything Out!

Gamaw, Chloe' & Great Gamaw

Monday, December 1, 2008

Did you know it's getting cold out here?

Pop, letting me play with Lucky.

Coloring for Poppy and Grandmother.

Paradise Macaroons

2 (7 to 8-ounce) packages sweetened shredded coconut
2 ounces sweetened condensed milk
Pinch kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large egg whites at room temperature
5 ounces granulated sugar
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 ounce vegetable shortening
2 ounces finely chopped dry-roasted macadamia nuts
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine the coconut with the sweetened condensed milk, salt and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl.

In the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on medium speed until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and continue to whip the whites until medium peaks form, 6 to 7 minutes.

Gently fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture. Scoop tablespoon-sized mounds onto a parchment-lined half sheet pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately transfer the parchment with the macaroons to a cooling rack. Cool completely before topping.

Fill a 4-quart pot with enough water to come 2 inches up the side, set over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Combine the chocolate chips and shortening in a small metal or glass mixing bowl and set over the simmering pot. Stir occasionally until melted, then remove from the heat.

Dip the cooled cookies in the chocolate mixture, sprinkle with the chopped macadamia nuts and place on parchment paper to set, about 30 minutes.

Cook Time
25 min Level
Intermediate Yield
42 cookies

Recipe courtesy Alton Brown for 12 Days of Cookies 2008