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Definitely not healthy but definitely yummy!!!!

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Yield: 8 servings (8 pancakes)

Prep Time: 25 min

Ingredients:

PANCAKES:
2 cup all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cup milk
2 Tablespoon canola oil
2 large egg, lightly beaten

CINNAMON FILLING:
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

CREAM CHEESE GLAZE:
2 Tablespoons butter
2 ounces cream cheese
2 T milk
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Prepare pancake batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in milk, oil and egg, just until batter is moistened (a few small lumps are fine).

2. In a medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a small zip baggie and set aside. You don’t want this to remain super-liquidy. It’s best if it becomes a consistency similar to toothpaste.

3. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl- heat butter and cream cheese until melted. Whisk together until smooth; whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla extract; set aside.

4. Heat large skillet over medium-low heat. Spray with nonstick spray. Scoop about 3/4 cup batter onto the skillet. Snip the corner of your baggie of filling and squeeze a spiral of the filling onto the top of the pancake. When bubbles begin to appear on the surface, flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter and keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.

5. When ready to serve, spoon warmed glaze onto the top of each pancake.

Tips:

*Keep the heat low or your pancakes might cook up too quickly. Don’t flip them until you see those bubbles starting to pop on top. Flip them with a wide spatula so you can grasp the whole thing without batter and filling dripping all over the place!
*It’s best if you pour the batter onto your skillet, wait a minute or so and then swirl the cinnamon onto the batter. That’ll give it a chance to set a little before you add the swirl.
Source: RecipeGirl.com

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Absolutely Beautiful

This is song is absolutely beautiful. I hope it speaks to you like it did to me.

This Thing Called Life

Sometimes I feel like I just can’t do it anymore. Life is too hard. I can’t handle it emotionally anymore. I’m drained. Tired of having my heart broken and everything I hold dear falling apart. I want to quit. Runaway. Stop trying. Just give up. Then I remember…..

Christ

I don’t have to live this life. I can’t. It is too hard. But the One who conquered and is victorious, the One who can, He lives in me! So when I am weak He is strong. When I can’t do it He can. When I don’t feel like I have hope He is my hope.  When I remember Christ I know it is possible to keep going.

I pray you will see Christ as your life and when life gets too hard that you will find in Him your strength and hope.

It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. (Gal 2:20)

A Few changes…

So obviously my blogging about food isn’t really working the greatest. I guess after I finish making something I’d rather eat it than blog about it. 😛  So I decided to make this into a more personal blog. I’ll be telling more about what’s going on in my everyday life and my thoughts.  I’m hoping this will work better. I mean, who doesn’t like to talk about themselves. 😉 So without further ado…..

Tired of freezing at night, I just finished making a quilt for my bed. I never imagined that I would be able to do something that big. (and actually finish it!!!) My room is colder than the other parts of the house plus I have poor circulation. Not a good combination in winter! The quilt has kept me wonderfully warm at night. It’s great! 🙂 Here’s a pic for your enjoyment…

This is absolutely delicious!

Chicken Stew with Dumplings Makes 4 servings

2 c. sliced carrots

1 c. chopped onion

1 large green bell pepper, sliced

1/2 c. sliced celery

2 cans (about 14 oz each) chicken broth

2/3 c. all-purpose flour

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-in pieces (I didn’t have chicken so I browned up some ground turkey instead)

1 large potato, unpeeled and cut into 1-in pieces

6 oz mushrooms

3/4 c frozen peas (I used frozen green beans instead)

1 t. dried basil

3/4 t.  dried rosemary

1/4 t. dried tarragon

3/4 to 1 t salt

1/4 t black pepper

1/4 c. heavy cream

Herb Dumplings

1 c. biscuit mix (I just used my regular biscuit recipe adding the spices below)

1/4 t dried basil

1/4 t dried rosemary

1/8 t dried tarragon

1/3 milk

For stew combine carrots, onion, bell pepper and celery in slow cooker. Stir in chicken broth, reserving 1 c. broth. Cover and cook on LOW 2 hours.

Stir flour into remaining 1 c broth until smooth. Stir into slow cooker. Add chicken, potato, mushrooms, peas, basil, rosemary and tarragon to slow cooker. Cover and cook 4 hours or until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink. Stir in salt, black pepper and heavy cream.

For biscuits, combine biscuit mix and herbs in small bowl. Stir in milk to form soft dough. Spoon dumpling mixture on top of stew in 4 large spoonfuls. Cook, uncovered, 30 min. Cover and cook 30-45 min or until dumplings are firm and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Frieden Herb Bread—Yummy!

Frieden Herb Bread
Makes 1 loaf
 
2 pkg yeast or about 2 T
1/4 c. warm water
1c. milk
2t. salt
1/2 c. honey
1/4 butter
5c. whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1/2 t. dried basil
1/2 t. dried thyme
1/2 t. dried oregano
1 t. nutmeg
 
Soften yeast in warm water. Scald milk; measure honey, salt and butter into bowl; add milk. Cool. Add 2 c. flour. Beat and add yeast and eggs, slightly beaten. Add herbs and flour to make soft dough. Knead and let rise like other bread. Bake at 350 for about 30 min.
 

Yes, I am still alive….

I’m really sorry about the lack of posts and recipes. I guess I just haven’t figured out a rhythm yet to make this work. I’m hoping now that it is summer more of the ingredients for the recipes will be in season and I will be a little more successful in actually getting to the store to buy them.

I did try Sweet potato chips pg. 306. The general idea is phenomenal. I would like to season them a little differently, experiment with other vegetables and slice them much thinner than I did. The idea is great. Why not have different veggies as chips besides potatoes??? Sounds like a great idea to me and a healthy snack!

Hope you had a Great Day

Hope all Mother’s everywhere had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday!

Diced Fruit Salad pg. 147 I liked this salad because it got me to try new fruit that I don’t normally eat (papayas and mangos) I wouldn’t say that they have become my favorite fruit but it’s nice to get variety.

I think I drank from the Pacific Ocean!

So I made Cucumber Pickles pg. 221 and were they ever salty! They called for 1/2 c. of salt. They have so many errors in this book that I thought it was a misprint and emailed Hallelujah Acres to find out.  They said this was the correct amount. Still not trusting them entirely, I did 1/4 c. of salt instead. Still too much! I think this recipe definitely could be delicious. Just not with that much salt! This recipe called for using  All Purpose Seasoning pg. 313 which I made and think I like. Not sure though, since the dish I put it in only tasted like salt.

Two-Potato Casserole pg.256 Good. Needed some salt though. Should have taken some from my Cucumber Pickles! I liked having regular potatoes and sweet potatoes mixed together. Good idea!

Tomato and Avocado Pita Pocket pg. 278 Good! Would taste really delicious with ranch dressing. I accidentally bought flat bread instead of pita pockets so that’s why it looks funny.

Fruit Plate pg. 149 Okay. Nothing spectacular.

 See you on Monday!

Excited!!!!

I finally got a camera! The joke around our house was in 2050 when I finally get my camera. Well….I finally have one and am very happy!!! 🙂 I bet my brother is happy too since he has been graciously letting me use his camera.

Today I made:

Raw Apple Sauce pg.113 It was fine. Would have been better with more seasonings like cinnamon or nutmeg. This recipe isn’t like regular applesauce unless you put it through the juicer (or blender?) I decided not to use the juicer since I’ve done so many juicing recipes. I felt bad for those following this blog who don’t have one.

Hallelujah Acres Vegetable Salad pg. 152 Fine. Just your basic salad.

Lemon and Oil Dressing pg. 177 Much too strong of a lemon flavor in comparison to the other ingredients. If you want to pucker, this is the recipe for you!

Fettucine Alfredo pg. 252 Surprisingly better than I thought it would be considering the base was water instead of dairy. I am beginning to realize though, that the only thing I really like cilantro in is salsa.

Sorry about the lack of recipes posted. I specifically didn’t do juicing recipes today so I could post some recipes for those who don’t have a juicer. Unfortunately, none of the recipes today tasted great enough for me to want to publish. Maybe tomorrow?

For those interested… to date I have done about 55 recipes from the Recipes for Life cookbook in a little over 1 month’s time.  I have about 360 recipes to go and approximately 252 days left.

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