..: Dec 31, 2011

Saturday, December 31

My Top Ten Picks From MM #53

My favorite cookie recipe.

2 egg whites
1 pinch of salt
1/2 cup of white sugar (or Splenda)
2 cups of sweetened flaked coconut
* melted Chocolate optional

1. Preheat oven to 375'. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

2. beat together the egg whites with salt in a small bowl until
it forms soft peaks. Add the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time while
continuing to beat at high speed until stiff peaks form. Continue
to beat until glossy.

3. Fold the coconut into the egg mixture. Drop mixture by the tablespoon-
ful onto the prepared sheet. Spacing about 2" apart. Bake 12 minutes.

*Optional~ I melted 1 cup of chocolate chips in a double boiler and dipped part of the cookies right in. I placed them on wax paper until the chocolate set.

I have linked up to White Wednesday at Faded Charm

And now for the top ten! If you were featured this week, feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar.

Champagne Cupcakes by I Could So Make That

2nd Annual Parade Of Roses by Bella's Rose Cottage

Money saving Ideas by Ms Redo

Beach Shack Style by Beachcomber

Coastal Makeover by Coral And Coast

Dresser Upcycle by Dumped and Distressed

Magnetic Paper Dolls by Second Chances By Susan

Fix Broken Make-up by Oceanside Daydreams

Winter Mantel by Forever Decorating

Subway Art Bureau by This And That From Tami

Welcome To The 53rd Masterpiece Monday!

Hi Everyone!

Have you made any New Year's resolutions yet? One of mine is to continue to live a simple and uncomplicated lifestyle. That's not always so easy to do in this day and age.  I think  that a simple lifestyle is more of a personal journey and that everyone's solutions to that journey are unique. What works well for one person or family may or may not work well for another. It's about finding a balance and learning how to be happy with what you have right now, this moment. To stop striving for more and open our eyes to see how much we are already blessed with.

What are some of the ways you like to have fun without spending much or any money at all? I love to walk on the beach with my husband and collect seashells, relax on the sand, take blog pictures of the beach or have an evening bonfire on the beach. We also like to imitate our favorite restaurant food at home and rent a Redbox movie, some times using a free rental code. We like to volunteer at our church soup kitchen every Friday night and sometimes my hubby plays guitar and we both sing worship songs for the people we help feed. We love to fellowship with the people at our church and when you help those in need, I think you receive something more in return.  We also love to go to the library every week, you're never to old to learn something new and it's free!  One of the main things I find fun, of course, is blogging!!!!! How did I ever get by before blogs were invented?

Have a very blessed 2012!

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