Sunday, January 3, 2010

Please Your Self Mamacita

Storing all these moments
Saving all these memories
Marking every movement
Savoring all our stories

Making all these tokens
Baking all our favorites
Churning everyone's emotions
Raking in every recipe

Holding all our hearts
Mending all our homes
Shaking out every doubt
Warming all chilled bodies

Raving all our starts
Ironing all our stops
Sticking every applaud
Embracing each with charity

Mexican Wedding cakes > Russian Tea cakes > Snowball cookies:

Oven: 300*F

1 stick of butter + 2 table spoon of sugar = blend to fluffy

Add the rest and mix well:
1 cup flour
1 cup crushed pecans
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons of vanilla

Scoop and roll into yolk size balls = 32 approx.
Lay out on vellum lined cookie sheet, one inch apart
Bake: 45 minutes

While still hot:
Set a bowl full of powdered sugar and roll each ball in, one by one and back to the cookie sheet to cool. A second coat of powdered sugar can be sifted across the top.

Note: These are traditionally made with walnuts but, I prefer the pecans. Mi familia recipe album recalls them as "Almond Christmas Balls". Make you choice your own.
My Mamacita preferred them to be rolled to the size and shape of your pinkie finger and then crescent bent at the middle, allowing it to be a little more "Lady-like" and a little less "Ho-bag" on approach. You never know who's spying while you pop one in.
Enjoy ;<>


Manon Doyle said...

OMG.... I love all your posts!! Everything is so wonderful!! The photos... the words... the recipe....yummy!
Happy New Year my friend!!

Kathy said...

Lovely and delicious!

Campbell Jane said...


Creative Coquette said...

hee hee hee

'a little less "Ho-bag" on approach'

You're awesome!

Those sound yummy and I'm with you on the pecans.

Happy New Year!

Mi Vida Bonita said...

Yummy! Thanks for stopping by Mi Vida Bonita. Be sure to enter in my GIVEAWAY before the end of the week!


drollgirl said...

well happy new year to you!

and my mom has a very similar recipe as this one, and we all enjoyed them over the holidays. yum!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Beautiful (and yummy)! You just made my morning, describing the method with which to make them 'a little more "Lady-like" and a little less "Ho-bag" .' Tee-hee!

Renee Finberg said...

happy new year


Gabbi said...

Adorably deliciously sweet dear Teri! I love your way of writing and the recipe you shared is completely appreciated... also love the story you shared on your amazing mom and the timeless importance of always being a lady. Simply beautiful!

PS. Thank you so much for joining the book club Teri!! I've sent your email on to Diana of, who is putting together the grand mailing list. Will keep you posted on all the developments.♥

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Oh you have no idea: and I was just thinking I needed to make some right now (only not these since I don't have the recipe) but now I do! thank you thank you! how perfect! Hoping you had a great new year's/holiday and looking forward to reading many more of your wonderful posts!
xoxo mary jo

myan photography/zuppaartista said...

oh my these look delish!
thanks for sharing the recipe!
awesome post as usual!

happy 2010 to you! :)

BuenoBueno said...

Mexican Wedding Cakes are my fave!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Beautiful words + lovely recipe! Thanks*


Couture Carrie said...

Delicious post, darling!


Laura @ EdenRose said...

Fabulous, great words!! Happy New Year xx

Down and Out Chic said...

more lady like and less ho bag, hahahahaha. love it.

Kellie Collis said...

Mmmm i too adore baking.

Style (R)evolution said...

I love your blog :)

Anne @ The City Sage said...

these sound SOOO yummy and they're making it seem like dinner was HOURS ago! i'm for sure trying this recipe (and adore all your lovely photos and words!)