A Wink and A Smile

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Bon Appetit magazine is one of my favorites and I’ve been following their editor-in-chief, Adam Rapoport on Instagram for a little while now. A couple of weeks ago he posted these chocolate coconut macaroons along with the simplest sounding recipe.

I realized that this Passover I might not need to buy the dry, packaged macaroons if I could make these successfully. Luckily, they’re just as easy as the recipe sounds! I drizzled a little caramel on top and I’m NEVER going back. These would be good even not on Passover. #winning

Here’s the recipe:

Melt 3 oz semi sweet chocolate. Beat 3 egg whites. Fold in 8 oz slivered almonds ground up in a food processor and 3/4 cup sugar. Then fold in melted chocolate and 7 oz bag of sweetened shredded coconut. Spoon on to baking sheet covered with parchment, bake about 20 mins at 350.

;) and :)

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I am a fan of the ease of having a wedding website. Want to share your love story for all to see? Website. Communicate registry info in a subtle way? Website. Guest needs directions? Website. 

Sadly, not all wedding websites are created equal, especially in the looks department. Luckily, Riley and Grey has hit the scene! With site templates that look like this…

…seamless mobile sites, and a price that can’t be beat, I can’t imagine going anywhere else!

I created an account to play with and it’s super easy to use on the back end too! 

;) and :)

This is not a sponsored post. I just wanted to share a company I admired!

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What a doozy of a week!!! Especially after a trip to Florida last weekend to see my grandpa, I feel like I haven’t really been home in weeks and I’m looking forward to some down time to clean up a bit, watch some tv and sleep in!

Here are a few fun things that caught my eye recently…

32 crazy places that are real!

The Boston Marathon is on Monday and this video made me cry big time. I can’t believe it’s been a whole year. Even though I have to work and can’t cheer on the runners this year, I feel like this video captures the spirit well. 

I have no idea how I haven’t been reading Bright Bazaar, but I’m a big fan and can’t wait to see his new book!

Have you heard of Kitchen Surfing yet?

I love The Skimm…how do you stay current?

Geography games are my jam!

What is your dog telling you?

This Ikea Hack looks like a lot of work, but it’s an amazing transformation!

My karaoke song is “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and my friend tweeted this funny graphic at me.

Happy weekend!

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