Thursday, June 24, 2010

~Never Been Kissed...Week-End

Happy week-end! How about a sweet, funny chick-flick to watch? So without further ado..."Never Been Kissed"

Josie Gellar, is a brainy yet plain copy editor for the Chicago Sun Times. She desperately wants to be a reporter and one day her wish comes true. She is sent undercover to her old high school to find out about what teenagers are like. Though she accepts Josie has some painful memories, when she was in high school she was a geek with braces who was called Josie Grossie. She was humiliated on her prom night by the guy she had a crush on. Josie sees her assignment as an opportunity to redo everything and correct the mistakes she made in high school. She gets a make over, and with the help of her brother who was popular in high school, becomes friends with the pretty but pea brained, popular girls. However Josie's life hits rock bottom when she is told to do her story on her English teacher, who she has fallen for. She now has to decide whether to be true to her dream of being a reporter or true to her heart

"Drew's Been Berry-More Kissed Cookies"

Recipe Ingredients
2 1/2 cups sliced almonds, toasted as pkg directs and cooled
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
Whites from 2 large eggs, beaten with a fork
60 Strawberry Cream Hershey's Kisses (from two 9.2-oz bags)
Recipe Preparation
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat baking sheet(s) with nonstick spray.2. In food processor, pulse 1 cup almonds and the granulated sugar until nuts are ground. Scrape into a small bowl and reserve.3. In processor, pulse remaining 1 1/2 cups almonds and the brown sugar until nuts are ground. Scrape into a large bowl and add butter, eggs, almond extract and baking powder. Beat with mixer on medium speed until fluffy. On low speed gradually add flour and beat just until blended.4. Roll level measuring tablespoons dough into 1 1/4-in. balls. Dip each into beaten egg whites, then roll in reserved almond-sugar mixture. Place about 1 in. apart on prepared baking sheet(s). Press index finger 1/4 of the way down the center of each to make an indent.5. Bake 9 minutes, or until light-brown around edges. Place sheet on wire rack and immediately place a Kiss in each indent (Kisses will melt slightly). Remove cookies to rack to cool completely.Note: Strawberry Cream Kisses can be substituted with Hugs or other Hershey's Kisses.