Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing

Ingredients –

one  1/4 envelope active dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 softened butter

1 cup sugar Divided

1 teaspoon salt

2 large farm fresh eggs (lightly beaten)

1 cup cold milk

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

4 1/2 cups unbleached flour

1 cup chopped pecan (optional)

1/2 cup soften butter

1/2 cu[p packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

First combine yeast, warm water and sugar in glass measuring cup. Put aside for 5 minutes. Then beat 1/2 cup of soften butter at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. on medium speed until light and fluffy. Next add eggs and milk and lemon juice. Beating until its blended, then stir in yeast mixture.

Combine 4 1/4 cups flour and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Gradually adding flour mixture to butter mixture, mixing at low speed until well blended. Next, sprinkle 1/4 flour onto a flat surface. knead dough until smooth. (5 minutes) Make sure you continue to add flour to keep dough from sticking to surface.

Place dough in lightly greased large glass bowl.  Turning dough to top (lightly greased side) Cover and let rise in warm place.  dough takes 1 to 2 hours or until its doubled in size. Preheat oven to 350 degrees  . Bake pecan in a single layer until toasted. place dough on lightly floured surface. Roll into 16×12 inch rectangle. Spread with 1/2 cup soften butter. Leave 1 inch border around edges. Next stir brown sugar, cinnamon and remaining sugar. Sprinkle sugar mixture oer butter. top with pecans.

Roll dough into a jelly roll. Start a long side, cut into 16 slices – 1 inch thick. Place rolls-cut side down, in 2 lightly greased 10 in pans or 9×13 pan

Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubles in size. Bake 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until rolls are lightly golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes and frost with cream cheese icing.

Hope you enjoy one of our family’s morning favorites

Cream Cheese Icing –

Ingredints –

2 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1- 3oz. package cream cheese (soften)

2 tablespoons butter (soften)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons milk (divided)

First beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed untill creamy. Gradually adding powdered sugar to mixture. then change speed to low and add vanilla and 1 teaspoon milk. continue mixing and add second teaspoon of milk. as needed untill smooth and creamy.

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Mama’s Southern Homemade Muffins

Ingredients –

2 cups unbleached flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons sugar

1 large farm fresh egg

1 cup butter milk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

In a large mixing bowl,  blend flour ,baking powder, salt and sugar. In a separate mixing bowl, beat egg  .Then add cold milk and vegetable oil . Mix well.  Pour in the milk mixture to dry ingredients stirring lightly until mixed. (you may have some lumps) Next pour batter into lighty greased muffin pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. remove muffins and serve warm.

-enjoy

Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Peach Pie

 

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Ingredients –

1 1/3 cups cold butter

4 1/4 cups unbleached flour, divided

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 to 3/4 cup ice-cold water

8 large farm fresh peaches (4 pounds)

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 tablespoon butter (cut into pieces)

1 large farm fresh egg (beaten)

1 1/2 tablespoon sugar

 

Directions –

Cut 1 1/2 cups of butter into small cubes and chill for about 15 minutes. Stir together 4 cups flour and 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt.  Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork until the mixture looks like small peas. Then gradually stir in 1/2 cup of ice water with a fork, stirring it until moistened and begins to form a ball.  Wrap dough in a piece of plastic wrap, then press and shape dough into 2 flat disks. and chill for 30 minutes.

Next preheat oven 425′ then place dough on a lightly floured surface. sprinkle dough with flour and begin to roll until 1/4 thickness. Next place dough onto 9-inch pie plate and press dough into plate. Roll remaining dough disk to same thickness and cut into 3 (11/2- in. wide) strips and 8 (1/4 wide) strips using fluted pastry wheel or knife.

Wash and peel peaches then cut into 1/2 thick slices, then cut slices in half. next in medium size mixing bowl add brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Mix together and then add your peaches. stir to coat peaches. Then spoon mixture into pie crust and dot with butter (1 1/2 tablespoon)

*DO NOT MIX AHEAD, MIXTURE WILL BECOME TOO JUICY*

Carefully place dough strips over pie filling , making a lattice design. pinch or crimp pie edges of pie. place pie in oven 425 degrees and bake on lower rack  for 15 mins. then reduce temperature to 375 and bake for 40 minutes. You want to cover around pie crust with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning, and bake 25 more minutes until you see thick and bubbly juices through top of pie. Remove and let cool for 2 hours before serving to your guests or family.

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Styling Mama

68FA0194-0191-4C02-AC64-6E119D53E4FAMorning y’all,  hope everyone is enjoying this Holiday season. I know I am . This time of year is always super busy , but yet its super fun! Most of the days are filled with the craziness of running all around with so much to get done in such a short amount of time and the days feel like there getting shorter along with the countdown till christmas eve and Christmas.

So many of you have loved the last Styling mama blog post and have asked for more of them. So here is another favorite of mine I love and wanted to share with y’all . There are so may ways to wear that cozy flannel and trendy t-shirt this time of year . So why not add a little bling and pair your Christmas shirt with one of your favorite statement necklaces. I just love them. Its adds just the perfect little touch to dress up your outfit .

Shop

Christmas Tees- http://www.jane.com

Statement necklace- http://www.target.com

Converse- http://www.kohls.com

Happy shopping y’all !

DIY Potted Plant Candles

7CBA2D4E-1496-4E02-9CDD-07A41A8AB90FChristmas brings out the crafter out of me. Not only do I want to bake and make homemade gifts, but I want to decorate! In most homes you will find a Christmas tree decorated. And, in our home there is no exception! The Christmas Tree is a staple in our home. Not only do I want to decorate my Christmas tree each year, but I want to decorate throughout the entire house!

This means its time for me to get crafty and create some new farmhouse inspired decorations!  Ya’ll know how much I love to fill my home with Farmhouse decor and finds. Potted plants real or fake , are such a perfect accent to add to any room in your home. Not to mention my love for candles. And if you follow me on Instagram then you know how much I love my candles as part of my home decor.  So what a great idea, to add candles to your farmhouse pots.  How fabulous are these christmas potted plant candles? I am just adoring them and wanted to share this simple Farmhouse inspired DIY – how to project with you.  I just love this idea. It’s so simple yet creative!

Supplies-

Krylon stone textured spray paint

Course sandpaper

bag of rice

sheet of moss

candles

 

step 1 – If using new terra-cotta pots then you will need to sand them lightly with sand paper and then spray a coat of the Krylon stone textured spay paint. make sure you cover your pot completely. Let dry

step 2- Once pots are dry , you will need to sand them with coarse sandpaper (60-80 grit) to remove the textured spray pant untill it looks like mineral deposits like the ones you see on old pots.

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step 3-  Now its time to fill your pots. As you know each pot at the bottom has a small hole you will need to use a piece of tape to cover the hole. (I used duct tape) you can also use package tape . Next,  you need to fill your pot with rice. This will hold your candle . After filling you pot with rice to your desired height, place your candles in pots.  measure and cut a sheet of moss (you can find at your local A.C. Moore or Michaels) in small pieces and tuck in and around your candle.

 

Enjoy!

-Lisalovesfive

Styling Mama

B1D72159-39A5-4C58-AFF3-9CE2A7C9EC7CDecember has arrived , are y’all excited ? I know I am. There are so many things to do ,to get ready for the Holiday Season. Christmas is our favorite time of the year in my home. As you all know I’m a Mama of three beautiful children.  I’m always on the go and I’m sure you can relate,  us mama’s are always on the go ………not stop running here and there from errands, school parties, sports ,trips , room mom meeting , etc. Not to mention all we need to do for the Christmas season. So why not be a stylish mama. I know we all have our messy bun days with no time to fix our hair . So why not throw a cute trendy outfit on, with a winter beanie or a mom bun and were out the door looking good even though we probably feel like a total mess . LoL

So here’s 3 cheers to looking like a stylish Mama. I mean who doesn’t love a good pair of  ripped up jeans , a cozy & warm flannel shirt with a cute trendy T-shirt . I know I do. You can find this cute trendy , affordable outfit we all love, here in this blog post .  Here are the sources to shop this look.  Oh and one more thing ya’ll , age is just a number. Your never too old for your favorite pair of ripped jeans.  Wishing ya’ll a fabulous day!!

Don’t miss out on the Seasons Trendiest accessory – C.C. Cable Knit Beanie  – http://www.TheGlikCompany

Classic Flannel shirt for women  – http://www.oldnavy.com

Trendy Holiday T-shirts  – http://www.Jane.com

Look for more posts coming soon

-Lisalovesfive

 

 

Easy Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler-

1 3/4 lb. farm fresh peaches

1/2 cup salted butter

1 cup self rising flour

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup whole milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Next ,gently rub your farm fresh peaches under cool running water to remove the peach fuss from peaches. Slice peaches medium size, place in bowl and put aside. Place butter in 11 x 7 inch glass baking dish. Place baking dish in oven till butter is melted. In medium size mixing bowl mix together your flour, milk, sugar and vanilla extract. Pour mixture onto the melted butter in baking dish. Do not stir! Spoon your sliced farm fresh peaches on the mixture in baking dish. Do not stir. Place in oven and bake till brown and bubbly. 45-50 minutes. Remove from oven and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of caramel over top. (optional)

 

Carmel-

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

1/4 water

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup heavy cream (room temperature)

 

Melt 2 Tablespoon of unsalted butter in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. stir in water and sugar. Cook, without stirring. Until mixture is a medium shade of brown, about 4 – 6 minutes. Carefully whisk in cream. Mixture will bubble as the cream is added. Remove from heat.  Serve warm and enjoy!

#HistoryisFun

Don’t just visit the past, Get into it! One our recent family vacation this summer to Williamsburg Virgina we had a blast visiting Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Who knew history would be so fun. As my daughter says #Historyisfun! It was full of amazing family memories to be shared and last a life time. I would highly recommend this on your next family trip.

At Jamestown settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, you and your family will take an active role in history. These two-living museums are conveniently located within 20 miles of each other, meaning you can help found a nation and then fight for freedom all in the same day. From steering a colonial ship to feeling the rumble of the cannon fire at battle, you’ll discover that our nation’s history isn’t just important It’s a BLAST. I would recommend if your families like mine family and have little ones ages (5years and younger) to take the day to enjoy. One at a time. This way you can stop throughout your day for an ice-cream break, which is much-needed to recharge and cool off in the mid-summer day.

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JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT- Thirteen years before the pilgrims landed in Plymouth, a group of 104 English settlers made a 4 1/2 month voyage across the Atlantic to the banks of the James River in the hopes of turning resources of the New World into profit. At Jamestown Settlement you we learn all about how the settlers who arrived in 1607 coped with the harsh realities of an unfamiliar environment , and how Powhatan Indians of Virgina adapted to their new neighbors.

Your family will love the living history museum filled with artifacts, artwork and interactive exhibits will engage young and old minds in America’s fascinating story. Then the story comes to life outdoors in a full-scale re-creations of the colonists fort and a Powhatan Indian village . Along with the riverfront pier with re-creations of the 3 ships that brought the settlers to Jamestown. Climb aboard the breathtaking Susan Constant and steer the whip staff, grind corn and dig out a canoe in the Powhatan Indian village, and get an up close and personal look at how the English colonists loaded and fired a matchlock musket inside the fort. (MY BOYS LOVED THIS ) Costumed historical interpreters in each area lead us in fun and informational hands-on demonstrations which we all loved and enjoyed.

AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM at YORKTOWN-  Your family will enjoy exploring this amazing 22,000 square foot exhibition galleries. start with “Liberty Fever” film followed by experiencing the heat , smell of gun powder and sea water, along with the rumble of the canon. watched on a 180-degree screen battle between the English and the French in the Chesapeake Bay.

then step outside to find your family live action fun. A RE-created Continental Army encampment, where you’ll have fun with the historical interpreters. Musket , mortar and cannon firing demonstrations in the new artillery amphitheater to marching lessons on the drill field along with exploring the Sleeping quarters in the solders tents. Then you can experience the Revolutionary farm, a tobacco barn, quarters for enslaved people, help tend vegetables, comb cotton and learn how the medical doctors back then cared for the soldiers.

Your family will surely enjoy this adventure as mine did and are looking to our next trip back.

 

 

The Pineapple Story

imageDid y’all know the story of the Williamsburg Pineapple?

In colonial times, a sea-captain discovered the pineapple on one of his exotic travels. He brought the pineapple home as a delicacy to be shared with his family and friends. He continued to bring home pineapples he would collect on his exotic travels and attach a pineapple to his front gate post when he returned home to let his friends and family members know that they were always welcomed to stop at his home to enjoy his family hospitality.

So began a legendary tradition that continues to this day. So the next time you see a pineapple flag outside my home, you are welcomed to stop in and enjoy some of my family’s hospitality.

Tiny Teachers

imageChildren are the best teachers in the world. They teach young women how to be mothers and young men how to be fathers. They teach older men and women how to be grandparents. They even teach other children how to be sisters and brothers.

Think about all the skills children teach people. They teach moms how to be teachers, chefs and nurses. Dads how to play and be super heroes. They teach brothers and sisters how to share……….toys, rooms, dreams, and even their favorite cookies. They teach teachers how to teach in creative and fun new ways.

Children teach the world how to love and be kind. They teach us to look past a person’s skin color and look right to his or her heart. They teach us how to be honest and innocent. They teach us how to hug, forgive, laugh and be enthusiastic.

Children can make us keep our promises because they never forget one that we make. They even make us into professors and scientists by asking us often “WHY?” or “HOW?” about everything. Isn’t it interesting that while we are teaching our children to be adults, they are teaching us to be children? That’s especially important when we remember that Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” -Matthew 19:14

Does being grown up mean being content with “what is” when we could be striving for “what could be”?   Inspire me,  Child, to stretch my world as you stretch yours.

– Lisa