Christmas Corner

Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
- Augusta E. Rundel



Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.
- Joan Mills



It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
- William Turner Ellis



My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
- Bob Hope



Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Ingredients:
3 egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups coconut
1 cup pecans, finely chopped

Directions:

Step 1:
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease two baking sheets.

Step 2:
In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer on high, beat egg whites into soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar, beating after each addition until peaks are glossy. Fold in the coconut and nuts.

Step 3:
With wet hands, roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into rounds and set on baking sheets.

Step 4:
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool on racks and store in an airtight container. They will keep for 2 to 3 days.

Makes about 35 macaroons.
Total time: 45 minutes.