Monday, August 06, 2012

A high school friend and some food.


My fellow readers, I present to you an awesome friend of mine from high school! We were actually the "lazy girls" in driver's ed. We never really did much, but when it came to driving somewhere we were the first one's to volunteer-especially if McDonald's was involved.

 She just started a blog and has some amazing things to share with you guys! So here is Tiffany (or Tippy as friends call her) from A Crazy Clan Life!



When Dominique asked me to guest post on her blog I was beyond excited but that was short lived because then it hit me I have only been blogging for a week. ( Two weeks today)  What in the world am I going to say. I woke up two weeks ago and decided I wanted to blog. No idea how to start what to say or who would want to read it ,I just wanted to blog,  but I think I am doing good so far. So my excitement was shadowed by nervousness but then I realized I got this!!!!
My name is Tiffany and I  am a 24 year old wife , mother, semi- farmer and gardener. I am a stay at home mom to a 3 year old princess who gives me a run for my money most days , and a 7 month old prince who melts my heart every minute of the day. We have two older children one is away at college and one just graduated. My husband is a manager for a restaurant  and with his hectic schedule it leaves me for all the yummy goodies the fun times and the organizing of the crazy house.  We are close family of 6 ( also known as the clan ) with a cat, two dogs, six chickens and a ridiculous amount of tilapia fish that when they get big enough one day will become dinner :D

This blog is all about my journey to get my house organized and decorated just as I want it ( which could take a while lol ) All the tasty treats that I whip up , weather it be dinner or something sweet or depending on the day sweets for dinner. You will hear about all of our crazy adventures with the kids, the dogs, the chickens ( yes chickens we have 6 ) the aqua phonics garden system and my goal to make all my cleaners and house hold products. We are a crazy unique bunch who are always trying new things.  We love to cook  laugh , love , just have fun. We have good days and bad . We are each others favorite people and we get on  each others nerves. We have a messy house and that’s okay. Because at the end of the day we are together and we are happy , And you are going to hear all about it !!!!!
I am going to share a recipe that gets made very often in the house and its super yummy. I hope that you enjoy it and head over to my blog and check it out. Follow it if you find it interesting.
Cinnamon Pull apart loaf
¾ cup milk
1 package active dry yeast
¼ cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup butter, melted
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar
½  teaspoon vanilla
1 - 2 tablespoons milk
1. In a small saucepan heat the milk until just warm. Pour into a large mixing bowl, then add the yeast. Stir until yeast is dissolved. Let stand 5 minutes or until foamy.
2. With a mixer, beat ¼ cup melted butter, 2 tablespoons sugar, egg, and salt into the yeast mixture until combined. Add half the flour, then beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl as needed. Increase speed to medium and beat 3 minutes more. Stir in remaining flour. Shape in a ball (dough will not be smooth). Transfer dough to an oiled bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. (Or, to make right away, cover and set in a warm place to rise for 45 to 60 minutes or until nearly double).
3. Butter a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside. Remove dough from the refrigerator. On a lightly floured surface roll dough to 20x12-inch rectangle (its okay if it is not a rectangle the little peices will blend in after its baked).. Brush dough with ¼ cup melted butter, then sprinkle with a mixture of ¾ cup sugar and cinnamon.


Cut dough rectangle crosswise in five 12x4-inch strips 


. Stack strips, then cut six 4x2-inch pieces, leaving stacks intact.  ( its okay if you have pieces smaller than others)


Loosely stagger pieces in pan, cut sides up.



4. Let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until nearly double in size.


 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake loaf about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Transfer from pan to serving plate. Drizzle with Quick Glaze. Cool 20 minutes more. Pull apart or slice to serve.




5.QUICK GLAZE In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk to make a glaze of drizzling consistency.
OTHER TOPPING IDEAS:
cream cheese icing:
 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
( I add a little less powdered sugar and abit more vanilla, I eyeball it i want it on the thinner side not glaze thin but not icing thick)
Cinnamon sugar:
After already cut and placed in pan sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar mixture then bake as directed.


***I can't wait to try this! Make sure you guys go and check out the other goodies on her blog! She's a true homemaker, and I've got lots to learn from her! 

*Check out my Blog Party page to see where I'll be linking up!



8 comments:

  1. Oh man... that looks so, so good!

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    1. It is super good :D I was pre-occupied blogging that I let it rise a little more than double haha lol. So my tips got a little dark But let me tell ya it still didn't last long in the house!!!

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  2. Thank you so much for having me do this! I had alot of fun :D love you girlie!!!!!!

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  3. I looove these and shame on you for making me so hungry in the middle of the day lol! I am so glad I ran across your blog, new follower. Can't wait to read more!!

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  4. pinning this! i so want to make this. looks delicious! thanks for sharing!
    check out my blog at mommachelleblog.blogspot.com

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