So you guys know how much I hate the TV show House Hunters, right?
I still hate it with a fiery passion in my soul.
And my family? Loves it. It’s always on in my house, probably just to spite me. I cannot fathom how anyone with emotions can successfully watch an episode without erupting into a manic rage. It is so infuriating.
Everyone on that show is aggravating, nit-picking every.single.thing about each house like they’re being paid to criticize every excruciating detail (which they probably are). And they have such crazy, outlandish requests which always baffle me to no end.
“My husband travels a lot for work, so we need to be close to an airport… but we want to live in the country.”
“Well, this house is about 200 miles from a jail. So if a prisoner hypothetically broke out of jail, he’d come straight for our house since it’s so convenient.”
“This spare bedroom holds a bed, a dresser, and a nightstand, but it’s too small. Guests who stay over will feel uncomfortable, since they’ll likely spend all day in this room like antisocial weirdos.”
“I’m a voyeur who likes spying on her neighbors, so there must be a window in every room in the house, including the closets.”
“We want to live five minutes from downtown but we want a big yard for our kids.”
“Well, this is on the beach like we wanted, but now we’ll probably track sand in the house. Does this house have sand-preventing floors?”
“We asked for a duplex, you gave us a duplex, but we don’t want to hear our neighbors, so let’s complain to the real estate agent about it.”
“I want an open floor plan but I also want the home to be 400 sq. feet.”
“This house has white appliances. I want black. Let’s not buy it for this reason alone.”
“This house has a hideous paint job. Let’s not buy it for this reason alone.”
“I want a house on the beach but I don’t want to hear the ocean.”
See? Totally infuriating. I still don’t understand how this show is on-air. Or how they find that many irritating people to try out for it.
Anywho, for the past couple of months I’ve been searching for the perfect Coconut Macaroon recipe and folks, these are it. They’re perfectly domed, chewy bites of heaven that are bursting with toasty coconut. There are a couple of different ways to prepare coconut macaroons, but I chose the sweetened condensed milk way. To me, it’s easier than the egg white version and produces a sweeter, better-tasting macaroon. (And by the way, these are macaroons. Macarons, with one ‘o’, are the French style sandwich cookies).
*adapted from allrecipes
- 5 & ½ cups shredded coconut (I used sweetened)
- ⅔ cup flour
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- Melted chocolate, if desired
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, toss together the coconut and flour until coated. Pour in the sweetened condensed milk and both extracts and using a spoon or spatula, blend together to coat.
- Drop rounded, heaping Tablespoonfuls of the sticky mixture onto the cookie sheets about 1-2" apart. Bake for approx. 12-15 minutes or until golden and lightly toasted. Cool completely.
- *if you'd like, dip the bottoms in the melted chocolate and allow to set before serving.
Chewy, toasty, flavorful and sweet – these cookies are the ultimate for any coconut lover!
Have a sweet day!