Years ago I concocted my own version of cinnamon toast for a tasty and easy breakfast. I took Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, unrolled them into individual pieces so there were eight triangles on a cookie sheet. Then I smeared about a teaspoon, maybe a little more, of softened butter on each triangle. I then sprinkled some sugar, about a teaspoon, over each triangle. Finally I shook cinnamon over the top of each one–to taste. I rolled up the triangles, slowly to keep ingredients intact. Baked them at 375 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes or when they are lightly browned.
Yesterday, I saw this idea for a twist on my recipe. The person who created this had basically added a slice of an apple to my longtime recipe. For watching the calories, the butter was also left out. Try this yummy breakfast treat to brighten up a morning or bring to a brunch!
From My Heart to Yours,
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For a second night, the Super Moon hung in the sky beckoning us to leave behind the artificial blue lights of our technology and gaze upon real light created by the Master. Hubby and I grabbed the camera and stomped through the ankle deep, nighttime green of our grass. Pushing aside the possibility of what type of bugs my bare feet could encounter (Hubby wore flip flops), we plodded to a space against the block wall where the great beam in the sky was unobstructed by Continue reading
Share: Share what you have enjoyed. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 NIV I thought I would simply be changing the name of my blog to “Heart-Filled Moments.” But as I chewed on this idea for a long time, it became evident to me that the Lord wanted me to change something different–the direction of my heart. I wanted a new blog name. Something fancy. Something feminine. Something that would catch the reader’s eye and heart. The Lord, however, wanted to catch my heart and draw me closer to Him. I have felt His tug as I listened with a hungering heart to our Women’s summer Bible Study, “Annointed, Transformed, and Redeemed.” Continue reading Share: Share what you have enjoyed.
On Memorial Day weekend, we had friends over for a lasagna dinner, so I wanted to serve a light dessert. (Lasagna is not typical for Memorial Day but I had an extra tray) I found a recipe online for chocolate fudge pie. It looked like a chocolate mousse with a light whipped topping. Chocolate shavings swirled across the white froth and made a delectable looking dessert.
Before posting this, I contacted “Real Simple” recipes at www.realsimple.com/food-recipes and asked their permission to publish as the site is copyrighted. In a couple of weeks they replied with their approval as long as I gave them clear credit for the recipe. With that done, let’s dive into that delicious chocolate.
As I prepared the meal, time was at a premium (as always), so I asked hubby to run to the store for me and pick up a pre-made pie crust. A dangerous task to give any husband, but even harder for hubby who didn’t know which aisle they were on and whether I wanted graham cracker or what it would look like. I told him to get the Pillsbury ready made pie crusts in the refrigerator section where the biscuits are. I thought that would be clear. He came home with a Kroeger bland crust, no fluted edge. I was just grateful we had one.
Basic Flaky Piecrust or 1 store-bought pie crust fitted into a 9-inch pie plate (check above for hazards)
6 ounces of semisweet chocolate, chopped, plus 4 more ounces for shaved topping ( I had hubby get 2,
6-ounce Ghirardelli semisweet chocolate candy bars–from the candy section
1/2 C unsalted butter (1 stick)3 large eggs1/8 teaspoon salt1/2 C plus 3 Tbls granulated sugar
1 and 1/2 C heavy cream
It really isn’t hard! Just lots of explaining in the steps.
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place the pie plate on a baking sheet. Prick crust with a fork and line with foil Fill with pie weights or dried beans. (I had never done this before but I scrounged a package of dried beans from the pantry and tossed them on. It worked flattening wonders) Bake 20-25 minutes. Remove the foil and weights and bake until just golden 8 to 10 minutes more.
2. Reduce oven temp to 325. In a heatproof bowl or container place the broken chocolate and butter. Then place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water to melt the chocolate and butter.
I did this but I’ve melted chocolate and butter slowly over a low flame without any problem of it burning. Just keep stirring until melted.
3. Using a mixer, beat the eggs, salt, and 1/2 C of the sugar until fluffy–4 to 5 minutes. Fold a third of the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture, then fold in the remainder.
4. Pour the combined mixture into the crust and bake until puffed and beginning to crack, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool for 1 hour, then cover with plastic wrap and chill.
You can make the pie, the night before and then whip the cream the next morning. The directions say you can actually make this part of the pie and keep it refrigerated for up to 2 days before adding the topping.
5. Beat the cream with the remaining sugar until SOFT peaks form. Don’t overbeat!!! Spread over the pie and top with the shavings.
I checked one of my cookbooks to discover how to make chocolate curly q’s. Use a vegetable peeler. Make some long strokes for tightly wound curls. Make short strokes for some straight pieces.
Yummy and pretty. And it really wasn’t hard to make. It’s all the explaining that makes it look difficult. If I can make this–anyone can!
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I’m writing with Lisa Jo’s Five-Minute-Friday group again. Lisa gives us a word and we have five minutes to write about it, no editing or over thinking the topic. Perfectionism goes out the window.
This week’s word was “RHYTHM.”
no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.no no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
GO! When I heard the word rhythm, I thought of an old song, “Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain, telling me just what a fool I’ve been. I wish that it would go away and let me be alone.”I love the rhythm of the falling rain. It brings me such peace. I long for it’s steady pitter patter in the summer when here in the desert we long for water falling from the sky. The pitter patter will turn into a torrential downfall as the monsoon sweeps in and I’m drawn with enthusiasm as I watch this miracle of summer.At other times, the pitter patter creates a longing in my heart to curl up on the couch with a book and relax in this infrequent peace. If I follow the rhythm offered me, I will take a break from my crazed and hectic pace to let the gentle rain wash over my frazzled nerves and return to the rhythm of my soul that God gave me. STOP!
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I just had to write something more about this post as it revolves around my husband’s love of record-collecting. Some of you might remember those plastic discs with the grooves in them that our “older” generation played on record players. Well, my husband loves music, especially from the swing era through the “Oldies but Goodies” of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. I think that’s why this song came to my mind. I hear so much of that music when I ride in his car and it brings back sentimental memories. As it turns out, I misquoted the lyrics above–see, no perfectionism. But when I read it to my husband, he said, “I think that second line is different. It has something about vain in it.” We talked over the phone about it for a few fun-filled moments and then I went to look up the lyrics. With that peak, I discovered that the second line should be “I wish that it would go and let me cry in vain and let me be alone again.” When I originally typed those lyrics, I wasn’t sure which way I was going with the post. I could have covered my husband’s love of music, like I did above, but the pull was to fall into the RHYTHM of the falling rain that brings me such peace.
A fun “word” today.
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