Feb 25, 2014

Pina Colada Muffins

Pineapple Coconut Muffins

There is a saying in Missouri "If you don't like the weather, stick around, it will change"  Ya'll, Missouri weather is 18 times of crazy, in the last week, we have seen temperatures in the high 50's and in the low teens, we have seen rain and snow, thunder and lightning, sun and clouds.  I am so ready to see blue skies, puffy clouds, bright sun and temperatures in the 80's!

While I try my best to NOT let the weather get to me, the dark dreary wet days really put me in a funk.  I want to sleep all the time, or rather lay on the couch with a good book.  I don't want to leave the house, it makes it impossible to get good pictures...it is just Yucky!

So...I made a little something to make me happy, feel warm and fuzzy and brighten my day with the flavors of the tropics!  These Pina Colada Muffins, just scream tropical.  I would have put a cute little drink umbrella in them..but I did not want to go to the store, as I was loosing what little sunlight I had very fast.

These muffins are packed full of pineapple and coconut, which remind me of a Pina Colada, hence the name of them.  I do have to tell you that these muffins are all about the topping.  Do you love the crumble topping on muffins as much as I do?  Ya'll, for me the topping is the best part.  So, I doubled my original recipe so that there was an abundance of topping, because it is the best part, don't ya know?  But, if you are not a topping loving freak like me, feel free to cut the topping recipe in half, they will still be yummy.  Oh...and they get better over time...the flavors just get better and better, and if you pop them in the microwave for a bit..you have a warm muffin to warm you up a little, because warm muffins are the best, right?

Give them a try..I promise you will love them

Pina Colada Muffins

by thecookiepuzzle
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

    For Muffins
    • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
    • 1/2 Sugar
    • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
    • 1 teaspoon Salt
    • 1/2 cup butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup Milk
    • 1/4 cup Pineapple Juice (reserved from well drained crushed Pineapple)
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
    • 1/2 cup well drained crushed Pineapple (reserve juice)
    • 1/2 cup Sweetened Flaked Coconut
    For Topping
    • 6 Tablespoons Flour
    • 6 Tablespoons Sugar
    • 6 Tablespoons Flaked Sweetened Coconut
    • 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
    For Muffins
    Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Prepare muffin tin with either wrappers or spray well with non-stick baking spay. In a large bowl, combine, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, milk, pineapple juice eggs and vanilla, mix well. Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients just until combined, small lumps are ok. Gently fold in the coconut and pineapple. Fill muffin tin with batter, I use a large cookie scoop, the tins will be 3/4 full. I got 12 muffins.Prepare topping.
    For Topping
    Combine flour, sugar and coconut, stir in melted butter, this will be a crumbly mixture.
    Generously top muffin batter with topping. Bake for 25-30 minutes until tops are lightly brown and tooth pick inserted into middle comes out clean. Cool for 10-15 minutes in tin, then remove to cooling rack to completely cool. Store in airtight container.
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    More Muffins you might enjoy
    Triple Chocolate Muffin Tops by Simply Sweet by Honeybee
    Samoa Muffins by Ellie's Bites Decorated Cookies

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    Feb 23, 2014

    Pieces of My Puzzle 2-23-14

    Another week has come and gone.  I am so happy to have sunlight for longer and warmer temperatures.  I have put away my Columbia Omni Heat coat, and moved to a lighter weight jacket. This makes me happy.
    While I am sure we will have more cold days,  I think the snow is done for the year.  WOOT WOOT!

    This has been another rough week for me, crazy busy at work, which causes me to want to do nothing when I get home.  Thankfully my husband is ok with frozen pizza for dinner, for a night or two #wifefail #supportivehusband!

    So...Friday it happened!  I had a Senior Parent Meeting!  WOW...talk about a slap of reality!  Collin will be graduating on May 18th!  This done got real!  We got all the details for the 8 gazillion activites the Seniors have to participate in.  In the span of two weeks they have Senior Activity Day, Senior Awards Night, Baccalaureate, Graduation Practice, Senior Brunch, Graduation and Project Graduation. We are also planning a small celebration for Collin in the middle of all of this.  I was thinking I was going to get to purchase a cake for it, but Collin was not having that...I have to make cookies.  Ugghh!  I am praying that Autism goes to bed, and Collin can make it through all of this!  The Senior Parents are in charge of the Project Graduation, and some how I ended up on the Price Committee.  Not sure that how...but I am so, for the next few months, I will be out and about begging for prizes.  Thankfully, they have letter for me to hand out, and a list of companies who have donated in the past.  So..bottom line is...if I am MIA..you know why.

    The Olympics have come and are just about gone.  While I had it on most nights....I can not say I was glued to all of it.  I am ready for my regular shows to start up again.

    Grey's Anatomy starts on Thursday!  So many questions!  Who does April choose, Matthew or Jackson?  Why is the President calling Derick?  What happened to Alex's Dad?  Will Bailey get treatment for her OCD?  What will happen to Callie and Arizona?  AND...what about the Twisted Sisters, Meredith and Cristina?  Can they find their way back to one another?

    Scandal is back too!  This has to be my favorite show on television. When will Fitz find out about Olivia's mom?  Olivia's mom, who she thought was dead, but found out was alive, thought she was a "good guy", helped her excape her evil dad, only to find out her mom is the evil one, and her dad is the good guy.  What the heck is going on with Quinn?  Has she gone to the dark side?  I hope not, because I want to see her and Huck together.  Cyrus....oh Cyrus, he is just crazy...I think Mellie did it to him.  Mellie is all kinds of WACKADOODLE!!  Now Sally has done gone and killed her husband....talk about crazy in Washington DC!  WOW!

    I need a book to read.  I finished my last book, and have been with out my nightly reading for about a week.  Collin has started reading "The Hobbit", he wants me to read it too, but honestly, I am not sure I will like it.  Not sure why, I just never thought it was "my thing"  Have you read it?  Would I like it?  Should I give it a try?  Do you have a book you can recommend.  I really like reading book series, I like following characters over several books.

    So...that is about that...this week on the blog I was pretty quiet...one post...#bloggerfail #sorryihavealifeoutsidemyblog

    Cookie Dough for Eating

    Until next time...tomorrow I hope!

    Feb 17, 2014

    Eggless Cookie Dough (3 ways)

    Edible Cookie Dough

    My dad had shoulder replacement surgery on late last month.  The day he had surgery, was the day that we got A LOT of snow.  So much snow that, my parents had to go to the hospital early to beat the snow.  So much snow that, my sister and I could not get to the hospital.  So much snow, that my mom had to stay at the hospital with my dad, because the road were bad.  So much snow that my uncle had to go to the hospital two days after the surgery, to drive my mom home.  Thank you Uncle Bob!

    The surgery was a success...but the recovery has been hard on him.  My daddy is a tough man.  He has survived a car crash that should have killed him, knee replacement, a terrifying intestinal problem last year that scared us all, and raising my sister and I, which I know caused him an ulcer or two.  He is way past the age of retirement, but still works almost full time.  He is an wonderful father, husband, Papa, and friend.  But this surgery...this has knocked him, and knocked him hard.  Seeing my dad in pain, and my mom hurting because he is hurting, well, it is not a good feeling.

    I wanted to make his favorite treat, raw cookie dough.  Every time we make chocolate chip cookies, we HAVE to save him a bowl of raw dough to eat.  But...well...with the concern of him eating raw eggs, I decided to make him an egg less version.  I have never made one like this before...but OMG...I will be making it again!

    It comes together very quickly, is rich and sweet and just yummy!  You can use any type of chip you want.  I made three different batches, using chocolate chips, mini M&Ms and chocolate toffee bits.  Confession time, the chocolate toffee bits one was so good.....I kept it for myself.  I gave the other two to my daddy, and he loves it.  I think using only brown sugar really help give it a rich and full flavor of regular egg cookie dough.  The amount of milk needed to make this is really a personal preference, if you like a thinner dough, use more milk, a thicker dough, use less milk.  I like my dough THICK so I just used 2 tablespoons of milk.  I also found that melting the butter, allowed the dough to come together quickly, and since it will not be baked, using melted butter does not matter, like it would with a baked cookie.

    If you love eating cookie dough, right out of the bowl while making cookies...this one is for you.

    Eggless Cookie Dough

    by thecookiepuzzle
    Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
    Cook Time: none
    Keywords: cookie

    Ingredients (approx 2 cups)
    • 1/2 cup soften butter
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1.25 cups flour
    • 2-4 tablespoons milk (you might not need all of the milk)
    • 1 cup mix ins, ie chocolate chips, M&M's, chocolate toffee chips
    Cream butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix in salt and flour, add more milk if needed. Gently Stir in chips. Enjoy. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
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    Feb 16, 2014

    Pieces of My Puzzle 2-16-14

    Happy Sunday!  Did you have a good week?  I had a crazy busy week, for some reason, I feel like I was busy but was not able to get anything done.  Is that weird?  Does that ever happen to you.

    I was very busy at my full time job,and when I got home, I just had no energy to do anything.  So have spent this weekend, trying to catch up on all my housework, trying to figure out what to post on the blog next week, editing pictures, working on projects.  There just does not seem to be enough time in the day to get everything done.  Why is it that the older you get, the faster time moves?

    One thing I did get to do this week is watch some mindless TV.  Well, if I am being honest, lots of mindless TV.

    I am loving American Idol this year!  After taking several years away from it, it has become new and exciting for me again.  I am trying NOT pick a favorite until they get to the final 10-12, but a few have caught my eye.

    Did you watch "The Curse of Oak Island' on The History Channel?  It is over now, but I had recorded the entire series, and I really enjoyed it.  It was about a pair of brothers, who were searching for treasure on a small island off the coast of Canada.  A little mystery, a little "reality TV", a little history...good stuff.  I am sure you can watch it online..check it out, if you are into that type of stuff.

    I used to watch "Dance Moms" years ago on TLC.  I caught a few this weekend.  WOW...that Abby Lee is crazy!  That women should be removed from TV!  And those mom's....horrible.  Need to feel good about yourself...watch this show...you will fee normal as Apple Pie.

    So...that is about it...that is what my life looked like this week...nothing exciting....and that is ok..simple is good, peaceful is fine.  Mindless TV does the body good sometimes.  Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.  Sometimes you just need it.  Next week...time to hit the ground running...some crochet...some crafts...and a yummy quick recipe to share.

    In case you missed it...this was what I was up to this week on the blog.

    Feb 12, 2014

    Valentine Marshmallow Pops

    Marshmallow Pops for Valentine's Day

    Time is ticking..Valentine's Day is in just a few days.  I wanted to post one last quick and easy item that you can whip to for your sweetie.  You can run to the Walmarts, or Dollar Tree on your lunch hour, while the kiddos are at school, or on the way to an important meeting and get all you need to make this quick and simple treat.

    Here is what you need

    Valentine Peeps, or large Marshmallows
    Melting chocolate, Almond Bark, Candy Melts or Candiquick
    Paper Straws or sucker sticks
    Valentine Sprinkles
    glass container, vase or jar
    conversation hearts (I used about 1.5 bags, and ate the rest...don't judge)
    block of foam, or something to stick the dipped marshmallow in while they dry.

    OK...got all the stuff?  Here is what you do.

    Melt your chocolate according to package direction.  I dip the end of the straw or stick into the chocolate then carefully into the marshmallow.  I then put it into the foam to set.  By the time I got them all on sticks, they were set.  Carefully dip the marshmallow into the chocolate, using a spoon to help you get it completely covered.  GENTLY tap and wiggle the coated marshmallow to remove as much chocolate as you can, don't worry about perfection, that is what the sprinkles are for.  Set it into the foam and then immediately sprinkle with sprinkles.  Finish all the marshmallows and let them dry, which happens pretty quickly.  Now all you have to do is arrange them in the vase, and your are ready to do.  You could also use Valentine M&M's if conversation hearts are not your thing.  If I am being honest, I would use M&M's, as it was hard to arrange the Marshmallow pops in the conversation heart...those boogers are HARD!

    But...that is what I had...and this was a quick and simple last minute Valentine's day idea...so...I used what had.

    So there you go..in three days, I have posted three simple and easy Valentine's Day treats to make and give to your special someone.

    Day One

    Cherry Chocolate Cookies

    Day Two 
    Valentine's Day Chocolate cookies

    And from last week 

    Mini Valentine Cookies in a jar

    I love you to pieces cookies

    OK..that is all I got...Valentine's Day is now officially over on The Cookie Puzzle for 2014!  Now..what next? What should I work on next?  What do you want to see here...crafts, recipes, mindless rambles about Reality TV?  Give me some suggestions.....I am all ears!

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    Feb 11, 2014

    Chocolate Sandwich Cookies for Valentine's Day

    Yesterday, I shared a Chocolate Cherry Crackle Cookie, today I want to share with you a chocolate sandwich cookie.  They are almost like a homemade Oreo cookie...but kinda better in my opinion.

    Valentine's Day is coming quickly, and these are a perfect easy little treat to make for your special Valentine.
    Do you go all out for Valentine's Day?  Do you expect flowers, sent to your office, because getting flowers delivered to you at work, is so much better.  Having all your co-workers ooo and ahh, that is the most rewarding part, right?  Me, I am a "don't spend money on flowers" type of gal.  Sure I like it when my husband drops by my office and brings me daisies, which are my favorite, but I would rather have something I can hold on to and will last longer then a few day.  A new stand mixer...that is love to me.  A new pair of cowboy boot...oh yes, love you honey.  Chocolate...yes please, but make it dark...and if it has coconut with it, I will love you for ever.

    I made these cookies by using the chocolate version of my favorite sugar cookie recipe, you can find it Here. While I normally roll my cookies to 3/8 inch, since these were sandwich cookies, I rolled to 1/4 inch, and reduced the baking time to 13-15 minutes. I used a tiny heart cutter to make a cut out of half of the cookies, and sprinkled the opening with Valentine sprinkles once I assembled the cookies

    For the filling, well, NOTHING beats the delicious buttercream by Simply Sweets by Honeybee. I did leave out the almond, and just added more vanilla, but that is just a personal preference of mine.

    For a cookie that is so cute, these were really fast to make. You can whip them up tonight, and have them ready for giving on Valentines day.  My recipe makes a HUGE batch, like 4.5-5 dozen sandwich cookies, so you can divide them up to several people.  Your special love Valentine, teachers, children, bank teller, doctor, boss...whoever you want to make feel special that special day.

    I hope you have enjoyed these last few quick and easy
    Valentine desserts....I will be back tomorrow with one last 
    super fast Valentine's Day dessert.

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    Feb 10, 2014

    Chocolate Cherry Crackle Cookies

    Cherry Chocolate Cookies

    I have a theory, if you add fruit to chocolate, it becomes healthy.  Period.  And, I also think that if you add
    fruit to a cookie, it has negative calories. So, basically, if you eat a cookie with fruit in it, you are burning calories. Now, I want to stress that this is just MY THEORY, I have no scientific proof, I am not a nutritionist, so I really have no evidence for this theory, but it makes sense to me, so, my blog, my rules.  This cookie has no calories, and actually makes you burn calories by eating them.

    I love chocolate paired with cherries. My mother in law loves chocolate and cherries, a Christmas can not go by with out us giving her a box of those chocolate covered cherries.  My dad, he is allergic to cherries, he breaks out in hives and gets all kinds of sick.  Do you know how many things have cherries in them?  Not fun at all. Now, here is a fun twist, my mother in law is not a fan of dark chocolate, but, my dad loves dark chocolate.

     I am a big fan of dark chocolate, the darker the better.  I love cherries, the tarter the better.I am also a big fan of dried fruit, the strong, concentrated flavor is like a little dance on my taste buds. I could eat dried cranberries all day long.  I know a lot of people like chocolate and raspberries paired together, but sadly, I am allergic to raspberries. I love these cookies, but unfortunately, neither my mother in law or dad can eat them, so I was forced to eat them all myself.  A bloggers life is hard ya'll.

     The chewiness of the dried cherries add a nice texture and chew to the cookies...so really...they are perfect for Valentine's Day.  Dark Chocolate, tartness, and sweet powdered sugar coating, these are sure to gain you some bonus love this year!

    Cherry Chocolate Cookies

    Chocolate Cherry Crackle Cookies

    • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1-1/2 cups sugar
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, cooled to room temperature
    • 3/4 cup cocoa powder, I use Hershey's Special Dark chocolate
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 cup dried cherries, chopped
    • 3/4 cup powder sugar, for coating
    Cooking Directions
    1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar baking powder and salt, mix to combine, set
    2. aside.
    3. Scrape melted and cooled butter into a smaller bowl and add cocoa powder, stir until combined well and no lumps remain. Mix vanilla with eggs, then whisk into cocoa butter mixtures.
    4. Add wet mixture to the flour mixture and mix thoroughly, by hand with a rubber spatula. The mixture might seem a little dry, but keep mixing, pressing and folding the mixture until it is thoroughly combined, and forms a thick, brownie like mixture. Fold in cherries. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
    5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookies sheets either using a Silpat, Parchment Paper, or lightly spay with non-stick spray.
    6. Pour powdered sugar in a shallow, and stir to remove any lumps. Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, form dough into balls and then roll in powdered sugar until completely coated. Place on cookie sheets, 1-1/2 to 2 inches apart.
    7. Bake for 12-14 minutes. The cookies will spread, puff and crack on the tops. The longer you bake them the crisper they will be. Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before using a spatula to move to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in a covered container.

    Cherry Chocolate Cookies

    I hope you will give these cookies a try, and let me know what you think.  Are you a fan of dark chocolate, or would you rather have a sweet milk chocolate.  Dried fruit, fan or not?  Give me some feedback, chocolate and fruit, yes or no?

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    Feb 9, 2014

    Pieces of my Puzzle 2-9-14

    Happy Sunday!

    I am so ready for spring!
    Or summer!
    Or anything other then winter.
    We have had ice, followed by snow, and 
    sub-zero temperatures and
    "ouch it is too cold to leave the house" wind chills.

    My normal real job was cancelled this week for
    two days, Collin was out of school for four days.

    I was able to get some baking done, and a craft,
    and the thing that is most exciting is, I was able to
    actually take decent pictures being home during normal sunlight hours.

    Do ya'll have any idea how hard it is to be a blogger, and 
    not be home when the sun is out?

    It is HARD!

    So..summer...please come....pretty please...I will make you a cake, 
    or cookies...or fudge...whatever...just come!

    So...the Olympics?

    Are you watching?

    Well...about the only thing that interests me, is figure skating, other
    then that, not a big fan, but...I am sure I will have it on
    the TV, and will check out what I can.

    I watched the opening ceremony on Friday, 
    so...I was not all that impressed, but that is not unusual, they usually don't impress me.

    Are you a fan of The Big Bang Theory?

    I am HUGE fan, 
    I might have like 137 episodes recorded on my DVR, but
    that is not weird or anything is it?

    Well...this week was HUGE, so if you have not seen this
    weeks episode, sorry...spoiler ahead.

    Sheldon and Amy KISSED!

    I mean like KISSED!


    AND....I then Raj might have met a woman!
    I am so excited for him...he needs a real love interest besides
    his cute little dog, Cinnamon.

    Other then that...not much in TV this week.

    Are you ready for Valentine's Day?

    I am ...sorta...I have a few more things
    to share on the blog next week before the big day.
    As always..they will be simple and quick ideas, 
    so if you are a "oh crap, Valentine's Day is THIS week"
    type of person, don't worry....I got your back.

    This week I posted my first printable...so happy with how 
    they came out.

    Valentine mini cookies in a jar

    I love you to pieces Valentine's Day Cookies

    So, that is that..until next time  

    Feb 6, 2014

    I love you to Pieces Cookies-Take Two

    Yesterday, I posted some cute
    mini cookies for Valentine's day.

    Mini Valentine cookies

    You can read all about them Here.

    I really loved them, but
    I got to thinking...

    sometimes people want 

    BIG cookies!

    So I made some of those too!

    I love you to pieces cookies for Valentine's Day

    So..this Valentine's Day.

    Tell that special someone that you


    With Mini Cookies

    Or big cookies

    Either way...I am sure they will love them!

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    Feb 5, 2014

    I love you to Pieces cookies with free printables

    So....Valentine's day is just around the corner.

    Do you make a big deal out of it?

    Me...not so much.

    I pretty much just treat it like another 

    That was until I got into cookies,
    and that all changed.

    If you make decorated cookies, and have a blog
    any holiday has to be a big deal.

    And you have to start early,
    me, I have not mastered that yet.

    One thing that keeps me motivated

    is the  Monthly
    Inspiration Challenge, hosted my
    This month's theme is 

    One thing I have said to Collin,
    since he was a baby, even
    before he was diagnosed 
    with Autism, was
    "I love you to Pieces"
    So....I made some mini,

    I love you to Pieces cookies.

    Then I put them in a jar....
    how cute are these?

    Mini hearts and puzzle pieces, in a 
    jar...that is love right there!

    I also decided that I wanted tag
    for the jars, so I turned to 
    Melanie of Adorability Designs,
    and she created these CUTE tags.

      I love you to pieces printable tag

    You can print them yourself if you want, I am sure they will
    make your loved ones happy.

    The jars are cute...but I thought
    they would look cute in bags too...

    I love you to pieces mini cookies in a bag

    and I was right!

    I love you to pieces mini cookies

    Jars of Cookies or Bags of Cookies..

    either way,
    they are a perfect way
    of saying


    Make sure you head over to Simply Sweets by Honeybee
    to see all the LOVE projects...and if you have made some
    please link up too.

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    Feb 2, 2014

    Pieces of My Puzzle 2-2-14

    Happy Groundhog Day!

    Do you believe in Groundhog Day?

    Me..not so much....
    that lying little rodent has gotten 
    it wrong 9 of the last 10 years, 
    or something like that.

    All I know, is I am ready for spring, 
    so Groundhog, weather dude, 

    Another week has come and gone.

    Is it just me, or does time move
    faster the older you get?

    It is already February?

    What happened to January?

    I feel like I have to jump right in with the 
    elephant on the blog.

    How do yo like my new look?

    I am in love with it.

    It went live on Wednesday night, 
    and you can see on the details 
    about how it came about Here.

    Thanks again to Melanie of
    for my beautiful new look.

    See my new 
    Pieces of my Puzzle graphic?
    Melanie did that too!

    LOVE IT!

    Since I am talking about 
    what happen on the blog this week, 
    I also shared my favorite
    sugar cookie recipe this week.

    You can find the post Here.

    So...what else have I been up to this week?

    Well...I have watched a little TV.

    Let's talk about
    American Horror Story!

    WOW....just WOW!

    This is my first season watching it,
    and it BLEW MY MIND!

    I loved it so much, and was 
    sad to see the season end.

    I can not wait to watch 
    the first two seasons.

    I will not spoil it for you, 
    in the DVR world, so many
    people don't watch series 
    as they air, they record the 
    whole season and watch it all
    at once.
    Do you do that?
    Is it better that way?
    How do you keep from 
    hearing or reading spoilers?

    Keeping with the American theme,
    are you watching
    American Idol?

    I have not watched it in years,
    I can not even remember the
    last season I watched, but
    with so much positive
    comments about how 
    wonderful this season was going to be, 
    I decided to give it a try.

    My opinion?
    LOVE IT!

    Keith, Jennifer and Harry 
    are  wonderful judges.

    I am loving the audition process
    that includes probably 80% of 
    actual real singers, instead of the
    constant parade of people with no 
    singing skills at all.

    I like that they have cut back
    on the "sappy back stories" that
    over took past seasons.

    This coming week they start
    "Hollywood Week", I have 
    enjoyed these weeks in the past,
    and I hope I will enjoy it this year to.

    Those "group" numbers are the best, 
    the person who can not find a group,
    the divas in certain groups,
    the underdog groups that always
    rock the house.

    Yes Please!

    This year, they are adding a new
    Hollywood or Home Round,
    I wonder what that is about.

    So...if you have not watched 
    American Idol this year,
    give it a shot, you might just like it.

    I also watched a few episodes of
    My 600 Pound Life,
    Good show...inspirational stories of
    people over 600 lbs.
    It follows them for a year,
    documenting their ups and down.

    Feel good TV right there!

    I have picked up my
    crochet hook again this week.

    I made a ruffle scarf for a 
    friend at church.

    Have you made ruffle scarfs before?

    They are so cute...and SOOOOO easy!
    30-45 minutes from start to finish!

    Michael's had cotton yarn on sale 
    a few weeks ago, so I stocked up,
    and have been making dish towels, 
    another quick and easy project,
    perfect to keep your hands busy
    while watching TV.

    So...that is about it...that is what I have been up to.

    I guess since it is February, 
    I better get busy on 
    Valentine's Day projects.

    I have one simple project in my 
    little head, hopefully I will
    get it done this week.

    Until next time...

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