Tuesday, September 25, 2012

German Apple Pancake

This is my new favorite recipe and it is sooooooo delish!!! And Easy; and quick!!! Especially if you are having people over, works out GREAT, Can’t wait to make it for MOPS one morning and sleep overs. So the few things I do differently with this recipe is since I found out about Oven bacon, I put my bacon into the cold over and preheat to 400 first, after 15 min you get PERFECT bacon; and your oven is ready. the org recipe was for two people so I doubled everything, I used a fiji apple because thats what I had, and of course king arthur whole wheat flour. I haven’t tried the German apple pancake yet with flax seed or wheat germ but I’m pretty sure that is will be just as easily integrated as everything else I cook bread wise.  Hope you enjoy!!

German Apple Pancake
Original recipe from Pampered Chef, Stoneware inspirations

Prep Time 30: min Bake Time: 20-23 min

Apple filling
1 small granny smith apple
1-2 tbl butter
¼ cup packed brown sugar
1-2 tsp cinnamon

1         cup all purpose flour;
2         tbl sugar
½ tsp salt
4         eggs
1 cup milk (I used lactose free milk bc of kat’s dairy allergy)
1 tbl butter

1)      Preheat oven to 400F. Grease stoneware or glass pan. For apple filling, peel, core and slice apple. Cut apple slices into quarters. Melt butter in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add apple, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook 20 minutes or until apple is very tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.
2)       Meanwhile, for pancake, combine flour, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, Wisk together eggs milks and melted butter. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, until dry ingredients are moistened, batter will be slightly lumpy.
3)      Pour batter into baker. Spoon apple mixture evenly over batter. Bake 20-23 min until puffed and golden brown.
4)      Remove from oven, let cool slightly, cut and ENJOY!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Google Lies!!


Okay I'm sure by now you all have seen it, the commercial with the dad sending email to his baby daughter of the different things she did that week, day, month, whatever.

Super cute commercial and I thought that was the GREATEST idea, beats the normal baby journals and what not, well I deiced to do that for my lil dude and Google would not let me bc he was too young, and sent me to this link http://business.ftc.gov/controller/cp-children’s-online-privacy

I totally get that the Internet is not a safe place; my generation is the one who really bit the bullet on that on and learned the hard way. My son would NEVER be on here by himself, he just want to play the Scooby-doo games and I wanted to send him little letters that he could read when he's older.

I'm gettin fed up with companies making these commercial that are blatant lies. Why could he do it, and now I cannot. UGH! Ads serve one purpose and one purpose only, to get you to buy or use their product, doesn't matter to them if they lie or make stuff up as long as you buy it.

Google I'm disappointed.....

Monday, September 17, 2012


Well I knew this was going to happen, but hopefully it won't be around for long.....

I held a 6 week old baby the other day and now I got babies on the brain. Missin the days when lil miss kat was a squish newborn baby.

I however am absolutely terrified to have anymore children, when kat was born my mother was very sick, that day in the hosp she was their by my side for the whole thing like she was with her lil dude but the GBM cancer she was suffering from was evident that we did not have long. I wanted her to cut the cord, for I knew this would be the last chance she'd ever have to be there in the delivery room with me. When she did it took her almost 4, I say almost bc the last cut she did twice, cuts. During surgery they could not get all of the brain tumor as it was wrapped around her optical nerve, she lost some sight during the operation but as the months grew on she lost more and more of her vision.

Mama passed away Jan 19th, the day after Kat's 3 month birthday. I did not get to see her the day before she died and was not there when she passed. I dealt with a lot of depression after that, many said I was very strong but I am not, i just bury it away and lean on God.

God is my strength.

I want to believe that my depression was related to my mother's passing but I think I also suffered from postpartum depression; I am afraid that I will have PPD again if I ever have another baby. I am afraid to be pregnant and in labor again without my mother. She was the best coach, her, my husband and midwife. I am afraid to be a mom without my mama.....

I know I must, but its so hard with her not here.......

So we put a pin in it :~) My hubby rubby is such an amazing man, he said we won't worry about that now and we shall wait a year on having a baby if we choose. He however is happy with two. His advice, that I get a government job and he stays home with the children. I think that would be quite nice. For now, I am turning to God and the people around me to help me get through this hard time, I've done very well at not dealing with my emotions, but I do not think that is God's plan as I'm an emotional wreck lately....

Okay God, let the healing begin!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Praying For Your Husband Head to Toe

This was shared with me, and I had to pass this one...

Praying For Your Husband Head to Toe


Father, I ask that You would continually renew my husband’s mind, resulting in a transformed life. Help him bring every thought to Christ and make it obedient to You. Give him a greater understanding of Your Word. Help him to think on things that are pure and right and worthy of praise.” (Psalm 119:15, Rom 12:2, 2 Cor.10:5)

Lord, keep open my husband’s eyes to spiritual truths that You have for him. Help him to see things as You see them. Please guard his eyes from things that make his heart wander away from you and me. (Psalm 119:18, Psalm 119:37)


Father, help my husband to hear Your voice clearly. Give him wisdom to recognize your voice with certainty. Protect him from listening to those who aren’t seeking or walking with You. Guard him from negativity of what others say, and help him discern between good and evil. Thank you for giving him the ability to determine what is of You and what is not. (Is 30:21, 1 Kings 3:9, 1 John 4:1)


Jesus, help my husband to speak the truth in love. Your desire is for him to be quick to listen and slow to speak – so I pray that you would make that his desire too. Give him courage to lovingly confront when necessary. Let the words he speaks be Yours, not his own. Help him speak words that bring grace and truth to the hearers. Thank you that You want to help him grow in his ability and desire to communicate with you and others. (Psalm 19:14, 119:13, 41:3; Eph 4:15, 4:29; James 1:19)


Lord, instill in my husband’s heart a desire to seek passionately after You. Teach him to guard his heart with diligence and wisdom. Help him deal with anything in his heart that is not pleasing to You or that separates him from You. Create in him a pure heart, O Lord. Thank you that You are enabling him to lead our family with integrity and honor. (Psalm 78:72, 119:10-11; Prov 4:23; 1 Thes 3:13)


Lord, I pray everything my husband does would be done with his whole heart, serving You rather than man. Seeking to please You alone. I pray You will increase his skills and his abilities so that he might bring honor and glory to you – and feel like a good provider for our family. Thank You for blessing everything he puts his hands to. (Psalm 24:3-4, Col 3:23)


Jesus, I pray my husband would love Your Words and walk in Your ways. Help him walk in a manner that is worthy of You, bearing fruit in every good work. I pray You’d show him how to creatively share your truth with our kids as he does life with them each day. Father, when he walks through the valley of the shadow of doubt and difficulties, I pray he would fear no evil because He knows that you are with him. Thank you for loving and leading Him. (Deut 6:7, 8:6, Col 1:10, Psalm 23:4)