Monday, September 9, 2013

General Conference Cinnamon Rolls Recipe & Activities

 

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My sister Summer is the voice behind Made by Munchie’s Mama.  She recently shared some great General Conference traditions as well as my wife’s awesome General Conference Cinnamon Roll recipe.  My wife doesn’t care for Banana Pancakes or Jack Johnson she started making these beauties.  Even though they are very sweet we typically don’t give our kids sugar during the first year.  My dad thought it would be funny to give one of our 10 month olds ice cream in the other room while we were over for a visit one day.  My wife cursed him with no more General Conference Cinnamon Rolls.  He thought it was a joke until we showed up two months later to watch Conference empty handed.  He quickly apologized and the next April called to see if she had forgiven him yet. (and if she was bringing Cinnamon Rolls) 

“Every six months our Church holds a General Conference where we hear messages from our church leaders through a television broadcast.  My family lovingly referred to it as Pajama church since we would roll out of bed and gather in the living room to watch the broadcast.  My Dad always makes banana pancakes and when my brother got married, his wife added the tradition of making cinnamon rolls too.  They are to die for and since our next General Conference is coming up in October I thought I would share the recipe with you all.  Trust me that you are going to want to pin this sucker for your next brunch, shower or Sunday morning.

 

This recipe is super quick and easy and great for bakers from beginning to advanced.  I have no idea how to use yeast and I have yet to screw it up.  The rolls always turn out golden and flakey on the outside and soft, chewy and just the right amount of gooey on the inside.  It's spiral perfection.

General Conference Cinnamon Rolls

Adapted from All Recipes.com

Ingredients:
Dough:
1 cup warm milk
2 eggs, room temperature
½ c margarine, melted
4 ½ c bread flour
1 t salt
½ c white sugar
2 ½ t bread machine yeast
Filling:
1 c brown sugar
1 ½ T ground cinnamon
1/3 c butter, softened
Frosting:
1-3 oz package of cream cheese
¼ c butter
1 ½ c confectioners’ sugar
½ t vanilla
1/8 t salt

Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press start…”

For the rest of the recipe and more great ideas read the full article here.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New to Watch Instantly on Netflix - 8.3.13



Your source for Netflix news is back just in time for an extended weekend. September 1st brings in a fresh batch filled with some oldies but goodies. Men In Black, There Will Be Blood, The Seven Year Itch, Fear and Loathing in Las VegasRequim For A Dream and the classic, Zoolander!!
50 First Dates (2004)
In this offbeat romantic comedy, marine veterinarian Henry Roth changes his womanizing ways after he falls for pretty art teacher Lucy Whitmore. Trouble is, she has no short-term memory, so Henry has to win her over again every day.

Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
Upon being dumped by his fiancée, a spurned lover (Jamie Foxx) authors a book on how to deal with the undeniable ups and downs of the break-up process. But everyone (including the author) is caught off guard when the book becomes a best-seller. Co-stars Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Jennifer Esposito and Peter MacNicol.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke: Victims or Perpetrators of Lasciviousness

 
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   There has been a lot of talk this week about the “performance” by Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.  For those of you who missed it, you can see the video on our Facebook Page, along with the tongue lashing we got from concerned readers.  There are a lot of issues at hand here and I wanted to break them down one by one.  While some of the themes are mature, if you were old enough to stay up late and watch the show, you are old enough to know the messages it was sending.

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