Thursday, July 21, 2011

Orange Dreamsicle Fruit Dip

1 8 oz container whipped topping
1 small package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 6 oz container of frozen (concentrated) orange juice or 6 oz oj
Fruit for dipping (strawberries, mango, grapes, pineapple, etc)

Mix the first three ingredients together. Add a little water to thin out to desired consistency, if needed.
Prep fruit.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes ....oh my!

Okay so I haven't made these yet either....that seems to be my theme lately.  I seem to post on things I am planning to make before things I have actually made.  I guess I finally have most of my tried and true things on the blog after two years and now except for random omissions I run across most things I post are things I plan to make in the coming days or weeks.  Anywho these look fabulous!!

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
4 Tablespoons butter
2 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


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 a liquid type consistency, but thicker and more paste like.
3. Heat butter and cream cheese until melted in microwave and whisk 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.
5. Drizzle with glaze when ready to serve.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Book Review - Beach Reads

I read both of these books over the course of two days at the beach.  They were both very good and I highly recommend them both.  I wish I had read The Art of Racing in the Rain first and Heaven is for Real second, but either is a great choice for a really quick read!