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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes!

Yield: 4 servings
prep time: 25min


1c. all-purpose flour
2tsp. baking powder
1/2tsp. salt
1c. milk
1tbs. canola oil
1 large egg

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)


1/2c. butter, melted
3/4c. brown sugar, packed
1tbs. ground cinnamon

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.


4tbs. butter
2 ounces cream cheese
3/4c. powdered sugar
1/2tsp vanilla extract

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.

-Heat large skillet over medium-low heat. Spray with nonstick spray. Scoop about 3/4c batter onto 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. When ready to serve, spoon warmed glaze onto the top of each pancake.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

What is UP with Melaleuca???

First there are some of you that may not know what Melaleuca is.. okay let me put it to you this way... MELALEUCA IS SAFE. Okay now ya know... LOL!! Seriously, Melaleuca is a company that has been around for years, way before the whole "eco-friendly" "go green" stuff started. Why is that? Because it was the right thing then, and it is the right thing now. I can by their spring cleaning special all for only 29 bucks, of course there is that shipping and tax thing... but it is all concentrated and lasts forever!

My daughter likes to "drink" water from a spray bottle, so yes I have several spray bottles around. My son saw a spray bottle sitting on the counter and not paying much attention to its contents took a drink from it...spraying it into his mouth... only to realize -hey that wasn't water!- So he then grabs the other spray bottle not paying attention again and takes another "drink"... LOL!! OMGSH! He tasted the glass cleaner, and the tub and tile cleaner I was using to clean the bathroom... but you know what is awesome about his experience... he did not feel sick at all, his stomach did not bother him and I wasn't worried. Of course I laughed at him cause WOW he did that TWICE with in a few seconds of one another!!! LOL!!! Now on the other hand if he would have done that with Windex, or any other cleaner bought from the local stores... I would have made him drink a ton of water to flush him out along with calling the poison control. I would have freaked!

Well, I guess what I want to say... you should really try this stuff, it is awesome! Check out my links (located to the right)... and your on your way to a much safer home along with wonderful opportunities offered each month. For example, just for joining they are offering $100 in loyalty dollars... which means you receive $100 in free products, and that is just one of the offers among many.

My synopsis... I think... ?

Okay... I think this is what I will use for the synopsis on my book... but I am not totally decided... could change and well ... IDK who knows? If you would, please tell me what you think :-) The name of the book is "The Secret Within"

Charlie and Mary Chestney are awaiting the birth of their first child. Mary begins to experience labor pains once again, but the fear of another false run, she decides to keep this hidden from Charlie.

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of their Lil’ Coffee Shop and plans are underway for celebration. Unfortunately a shipment of merchandise was not delivered and Charlie is now making arrangements for pick up.  As Mary insures the trip for Charlie is not interrupted, her contractions become stronger and more intense.

Charlie now a few minutes into his trip notices the storms are growing with intensity. The weather report warns of the severity, delivering the eerie feeling now overtaking Charlie’s body. Storms hit Oklahoma all the time, never has this bothered him before, but today was different. Something wasn’t right and the grip this had on Charlie was not letting go. The Secret Within the depths of this land has started its own labor pains, delivering the worst devastating tragedy anyone could ever face.

Charlie quickly finds himself torn, and looses contact with reality…