Sunday, December 30, 2012

Apple Dumplings

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Did you procrastinate planning your New Year's Eve like I did? Don't get me wrong it's a day before and I know who is coming and NOW know what is on the menu but I did my typical "well I want to try something different" and bought all these ingredients for a recipe I have never tried. Brave right?! or stupid, whichever you choose to see it.
However I did take one step of sanity and preparation and tried a small batch of my dessert tonight! Yay for me! And I'm so glad I did because now I can have this TWICE! These are Apple Dumplings from Pioneer Woman and you will NOT be disappointed! They are DIVINE! they are similar to apple cobbler or apple turnovers with warm gooey syrup and melting vanilla ice cream beside it!
This is right up my alley and maybe it will be for you too. So if you are still looking for ideas, try this one. Please.
And since this recipe belongs to Ree Drummond I'll simply leave the link for you to go get the recipe:
Click HERE for recipe! (Or click her photo above)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Book Review: Full Disclosure

A handsome FBI Special Agent gentleman meets a beautiful confident woman that knows how to tell a story. And he's a good listener! She first appears as a local small town cop - you know the kind - where she comprises the whole staff! However she walks down the hall and casually says hello to a U.S. Marshall, happens to be the Midwest Homicide Investigator and, what?! she knows the previous Vice not just knows but is a close friend!??! Who is she? Who is Ann Silver? That is certainly what Paul wants to know ever since she captivated his attention. There are surprises popping up constantly with this one but she doesn't just have surprises, she has secrets.
This book is an amazing read and one that provides a great twist and crazy turn of events! It really leaves you wondering and asking out loud - who is she??!
In case you didn't figure out by now, I highly recommend this book as a great read! Not only will your curiosity be held but it intertwines Christ so easily into it that it just makes it all the more sweet. If you are like me and FINALLY have a little time off this holiday season, give this Dee Henderson new release a try. I doubt you'll regret it.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

A few good Christmas blog posts I've stumbled across...

I was supposed to be taking family photos for some friends of mine today but plans got changed so I'm home with no schedule planned. I particularly like days like that! Christmas cheer is everywhere and I myself will be crafting and baking today because it sounds like the perfect way to start December don't you think? I accidentally gathered some awesome and cute ideas and thought I would share them with you. Because let's face it we all love a little fellow blog love.

1. Cookies - it had to be first on my list! These are White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod. I know I share a lot of recipes from them but my goodness they just HAVE so many good ones! Plus it combines my two absolute favorites: peppermint and white chocolate! Just click here for a direct link.

2. Chalkboard Art - These chalkboard creations are SO chic and they are free to print or download (for personal use only). I love black and white stuff so I'm definitely printing these and either framing them or decoupaging them onto canvas??? Hmmm....what to do with them?

3. Crazy Christmas Tree - Okay this one is slightly weird and a little off the norm of what I post but this is really cool! Had to share it, click here for link.

4. Children's Advent Calender - This simplistic printable looks like a lot of fun for kids and adults alike and will help keep your focus on what is really important this holiday season! Click here for link.

That's all for now I've been staring at my #1 COOKIES and I'm really craving those peppermint ones so I think I will go make some. Yes, right now! See you after my sweet tooth is satisfied!