A Wedding to Remember and A Cookie Recipe!

Cookies!!!

One Perfect Cookie!

Tower of Goodness!

Did I say Yum?

Walking down the aisle

The Gorgeous Bride

The Lovely Bridesmaids

Yours Truly

The Happy Couple

Getting my Grub On

Kendall and I (She has a great blog)

Best Friends

Sisters

Photo Booth Fun!

The end.

Happy Friday all,
I apologize that I have taken all week to post, but I have been recovering from some over-the-weekend wedding festivities: my best friend Sanna’s wedding. Now, let me tell you, this wedding did not come about overnight. Sanna and her husband, Rich/Clint (short story is his name is Richard Clinton, some people call him Rich and some people call him Clint), got engaged last June on a boat cruise with Sanna’s family. From the moment that I answered the phone call and from the tone in Sanna’s voice, she was surprised when I guessed that Rich had proposed. I just knew it! We were both overcome with excitement…I even started jumping up and down as though we were in the same room together…bahaha! I was even more excited when she asked me to be her Maid of Honor. Now, I knew the M.O.H. title came with a ton of responsibility, but with the history that Sanna and I have, I was determined to go the extra mile to make her wedding day flawless. Now, if you know Sanna, she is a definite romantic, as well as a planner, two of the best qualities to have. That being said, she planned to have the wedding a year from the engagement. After 12 months, 1 engagement party, 1 bridal extravaganza, 4 bridal showers, 1 rehearsal dinner (and some karaoke fun afterwards), and a couple of bride-zilla moments, we finally survived (I mean…made it) to the wedding day. Let me tell you, 12 months of planning was ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY worth it! The wedding was magical, like something you only hear about in fairy tales. The ceremony was held in an outdoor pavilion, overlooking a gorgeous lake surrounded by billowing oak trees swaying in the wind. The entire wedding party had made it down the aisle, now all that was left was the bride. Sanna arrived in a bright red classic car, and from the moment that she stepped onto the pavement, my heart sank. All I can say is, I hope that I look as beautiful as she did on her wedding day. I held back tears as her father escorted her down the aisle. The ceremony was short and sweet and then we spent the rest of the evening dancing the night away (and having some of the best champagne on planet earth). Sanna and Rich have found TRUE LOVE and I wish them all of the happiness in the world. Oh, I just love weddings. On another note, today I have a quick and yummy cookie recipe for y’all. Let’s just say that I made these last night and I have less than half of the batch left. Oops!

Almond Coconut Delight Cookies:

Makes about 14 cookies

Ingredients:
1/4 c. grapeseed oil
1/4 c. agave nectar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 c. almond flour
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. shredded coconut
1/4 c. golden raisins

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Using an electric mixer, combine oil, agave, and vanilla.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, sea salt, baking soda, walnuts, coconut, and golden raisins.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
5. Drop the batter by rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Cool on a wire rack and serve.
MANGIA!!!

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