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Posted on January 18, 2018

Easy Dairy & Egg Free Cinnamon Rolls

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Dairy & Egg Free Cinnamon Rolls
Delicious, fluffy cinnamon rolls without eggs or dairy.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 tsp rapid-rise yeast
  2. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  3. 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  6. 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  7. 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
Instructions
  1. In a bowl in the microwave at 30 second increments, heat the almond milk and 3 Tbsp coconut oil until warm and melted .
  2. Transfer mix to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle on yeast. Let activate for 10 minutes.
  3. Add 1 Tbsp sugar and the salt and stir.
  4. Add in flour 1/2 cup at a time, stirring as you go (you may not add it all). The dough will be sticky and too thick to stir.
  5. Transfer to a lightly greased bowl (a bit of coconut oil works perfectly). Cover with a towel and set in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin rectangle. Brush with 3 Tbsp melted coconut oil and top with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 - 1 Tbsp cinnamon.
  7. Tightly roll up the dough.
  8. Then with a serrated knife or a string of floss, cut the dough into 1.5 - 2 inch sections and put into a pan.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and let the dough rise in the pan while oven is preheating.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  11. Let cool for a few minutes and then serve immediately.
Honey & Betts http://www.honeyandbetts.com/
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Posted on December 12, 2017

Sweet Sugar Cookies Recipe

I found these cookie cutters (the whole alphabet) at HomeSense and now I’m obsessed with creating sugar cookie phrases!

This is my favourite sugar cookies recipe, it’s quick and easy to make from scratch.

It’s so easy, even I can make it! And I’m not a baker.

Sweet Sugar Cookies For Christmas
A delicious, simple sugar cookie.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 3/4 cup flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1 cup butter (softened)
  5. 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let cool on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
Honey & Betts http://www.honeyandbetts.com/

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Posted on November 29, 2017

Confetti Cupcakes Recipe From Scratch

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Happy December 1st!

So, as you’ve learned over the years… I am not a baker.

Though I have mastered the art of baking muffins and cupcakes from scratch, same form but one’s cuter!

These little delights are a white cupcake that I poured (love and) sprinkles into to make it a confetti cupcake.

From Scratch Confetti Cupcakes
A deliciously adorable confetti cupcake.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup white sugar
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1/2 cup butter
  4. 2 tsp vanilla
  5. 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  6. 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
  7. 1/2 cup milk
  8. 1/4 cup sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 12-muffin pan with paper liners.
  3. In a bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  5. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  6. Stir in the milk until batter is smooth.
  7. Fold in sprinkles gently.
  8. Spoon batter into the liners.
  9. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.
Honey & Betts http://www.honeyandbetts.com/

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Posted on November 25, 2017

5 Parenting Wins & Fails Parents Love To Bond Over

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and PC Organics Baby and have received compensation for this post. All opinions in the post are my own.

5 Parenting Wins & Fails Parents Love To Bond Over

I love play dates, it’s a chance to catch up with or meet new mom friends.

Let’s be honest, it’s kind of hard to find good mom friends that you like… But when you do your friendships bloom over discussing these 5 parenting wins & fails:

  1. Sleep (or lack of) – We’re all striving for more than 6 hours of sleep in a row, when we achieve it we have to share it with parents who will be happy with us! They know the struggle of lack of sleep, and this is something worth celebrating!
  2. Physical Milestones: Rolling over to sitting up to crawling to walking to running. It’s the big moments of watching our babies grow up that we love to share!
  3. Verbal Milestones: Are they talking yet? What were their first words? From mispronouncing a word or stringing together a funny sentence, kids say the most hilarious things.
  4. Diaper Blowouts/Potty Training: Nothing binds parents together like sharing our diaper blowouts and potty training fails. It’s right of passage in parenting, if you haven’t had at least one insane blowout or potty training fail please sprinkle a bit of luck on the rest of us.
  5. Food: Whether you’re exclusively breast-feeding, formula feeding, pumping, baby led, early starter – we all feed our children in different ways. The main milestone you’re trying to teach your child is self-feeding. We all have to learn it!

I’m teaching my two year old, Abigail, to self-feed by using President’s Choice Organic baby food products – they are 100% certified organic food products for up-and-coming self-feeders from 6 months to 3 years old. The snacks are full of enticing flavours and balanced nutrition.

I like practicing their fine motor skill of using their pointer finger and thumb to pick up the Multigrain O’s. And Abigail’s favourite snacks are the mini rice cakes and fruit, veggie & oat bars (they come in 2 new flavours).

Have you tried PC Organic baby food products for your self-feeders?

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Posted on November 15, 2017

Pumpkin Scone Recipe

These pumpkin scones are a new family favourite! Annaliese fell in love with scones at Little Brick cafe – they’re big, fresh, and a bunch of amazing flavours. Who knew 4 year olds are smitten by scones, not me!

I hope you like them as much as we do!

Pumpkin Scones
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 cup flour
  2. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  3. 2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1/3 cup cold butter
  9. 1 egg
  10. 1 cup pumpkin puree
  11. 1/3 cup buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking soda.
  3. Cut in butter until it has course, pea-sized crumbles.
  4. In another bowl, whisk eggs, pumpkin and buttermilk.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Combine until moistened.
  6. Knead 10 to 12 times.
  7. Form dough into pingpong ball sizes balls, gently flatten.
  8. Place dough on a cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees 16 to 21 minutes or until lightly browned on the outside.
  10. Cool 5 minutes.
  11. Serve warm.
Honey & Betts http://www.honeyandbetts.com/
Edmonton Alberta Blogger

Posted on November 2, 2017

“Me” Time | Warm, Restful Moments With Celestial Seasonings

Disclosure: I have partnered with Celestial Seasonings and have received compensation for this post. All opinions in the post are my own.

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I am asked a lot how do I do all the things on my schedule, and have a pre-schooler, a toddler, and a newborn. I don’t really know how I do it all, but taking care of myself is key to my motivation for the day!

Especially during the winter months when the cold sucks all the energy out of me I need as much motivation as possible – it is as simple as a hot shower and a cup of tea to feel rested and refreshed.

Maximizing my “me” time I turn my kettle on before I jump in the shower, that way when I am done the water is hot and ready to steep my tea.

It’s funny how much as a mom I crave so much alone time, to have a moment when I am not being pulled this way and that, but as soon as I have it I miss those little hands and voices in my space.

On mornings when my patience is set I offer my girls their own cups of tea. My older girls both love weak, fruity teas.

While I prefer stronger teas, and Bengal Spice gives me that morning boost that I need to catch my brain up to my body. It’s a herbal tea with spiced flavours of cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, cloves and nutmeg. I enjoy it with a splash of honey and milk, but it’s also great on it’s own. 

For mornings when I need clarity and focus for the day’s tasks, I sip my delicious Peppermint tea. It’s simply and purely made of peppermint. It’s also very soothing for sore throats with a hint of honey. 

Does anyone else have childhood memories attached to Sleepy Time tea?

During the winter we would continually have a portable coffee urn steeping tea for whomever needed some warming up. After supper we would steep Sleep Time tea, then we would gather in the living room, watch our favourite nightly television shows, and savour our hot tea with the fire crackling. By the time I finished my cup I was so relaxed I would need to climb into my bed or I would fall asleep on the couch.

I can only hope that my girls will have memories of us sitting on the kitchen floor in the winter sipping tea in the early morning, and teaching them the importance of self care.

From Sleepy Time to Bengal Spice to Peppermint, which moment will you choose Celestial Seasonings for?

 

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