Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hagar- Day 5

This month I'll be trying to share last month's notes from the She Reads Truth blog- Women in the OT. Mostly just a cut and paste from Instagram. I may not share all the days. But some.
If you read through the study or are just starting to, leave me a comment and let me know how it's going. I can pray for you also.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Sarah- Day 4


This month I'll be trying to share last month's notes from the She Reads Truth blog- Women in the OT. Mostly just a cut and paste from Instagram. I may not share all the days. But some.
If you read through the study or are just starting to, leave me a comment and let me know how it's going. I can pray for you also.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Gorilla Bread

This easy to make Gorilla Bread is perfect for brunch! 
This easy to make Gorilla Bread is perfect for brunch!
Hello everyone! It's so close to summer break I am getting antsy! By the time this post goes live my children will finally be on Summer break! We don't have any travel plans but I just can't wait to have my kid at home. What are your summer plans? I know we'll be doing lots of cooking and taking our lunches to the park. But other than that we'll play it by ear. One of the great things about being in our home is that there's room for everyone to be in the kitchen! It's been such a blessing. I'm hoping that the kids will get to cook more and more.
Today I'm going to share an easy recipe for Gorilla Bread that is quick to make, I shared this on the White Walls blog and I thought I would share it here also as a Manic Monday post.  It takes minimal ingredients to make, but is so good.  It's so easy that my ten and 6 year old made the batch in this blog post. I did make the caramel sauce though. This bread is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even afternoon tea. If you don't have a Bundt pan,  loaf pans will work also. You can also make these in muffin tins.
I've never made this with homemade biscuit dough, but I know it's possible if you would rather use your own dough.


Roll each piece of cream cheese into the cinnamon sugar mixture. You want that yummy cinnamon sugar throughout each bite! 
Roll each piece of cream cheese into the cinnamon sugar mixture. You want that yummy cinnamon
sugar throughout each bite!

Pinch the tops of the biscuits well so that the cream cheese doesn't ooze out! My six year old is a pro! 
Pinch the tops of the biscuits well so that the cream cheese doesn't ooze out! My six year old is a pro!

Line them all up in the bundt pan, or add a few to each muffin tin depending on what you're using to bake your Gorilla Bread. 
Line them all up in the bundt pan, or add a few to each muffin tin depending on what you're using to bake your Gorilla Bread.

Bake until golden brown. Let this rest for five minutes before inverting onto a plate.
Bake until golden brown. Let this rest for five minutes before inverting onto a plate.


Look at that delicousness right there! Perfect with a cup of tea, milk, or coffee.
Look at that delicousness right there! Perfect with a cup of tea, milk, or coffee.



Give Peas A Chance Gorilla Bread




  • 4 cans of refrigerated biscuits (not the big biscuits, just regular size)
  • 3/4 cup evaporated cane juice, or granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon, or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon powdered vanilla, optional
  • 1 block of cream cheese, plain or flavored (8 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt



    1. Lightly grease a bundt pan, or loaf pan/s, muffin tins.
    2. Cut block of cream cheese into 40 pieces.
    3. Mix evaporated cane sugar, powdered vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl.
    4. Take one piece of cream cheese and roll it into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
    5. Place cream cheese onto the center of a slightly flattened biscuit.
    6. Wrap the dough around the cream cheese, pinching the top to seal.
    7. Roll the biscuit dough into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
    8. Place the biscuit dough into the bundt pan.
    9. Repeat steps 4-7 until all the cream cheese and biscuits are in the pan.
    10. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar over the ingredients in the bundt pan.
    11. In a small pot heat the butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Stir and heat until the butter and sugar are melted and combined.
    12. Pour the caramel over the ingredients in the bundt pan.
    13. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown. Adjust timing for different pans, less time for muffin tins.
    14. Remove from oven, let rest for 5 minutes.
    15. Place a large plate or cake plate over the bundt pan and invert the Gorilla Bread onto the plate. Be careful the caramel is HOT!

    That's it! So easy right?! I hope you all have a wonderful week. If you have any summer plans leave me a comment, I'd love to hear about them!

    Katherine
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    Friday, June 26, 2015

    Under Bed Lego Tray


    So, I've been busy trying to get unpacked and set up our new home. One of the projects I really wanted to do was to make a Lego tray, this one is an under bed Lego tray. But it can be used for so many other toys. Because I wanted it to be useable for other toys I did not glue any Lego building plates to the bottom of this. Originally I just wanted to get an aluminum drip pan and put something under it to slide it under the bed. Then there was the problem of sliding stuff across wood floors. How sturdy the tray would be if we just glued felt to the bottom, would it work if it wasn't flat? Stuff like that. My mother in law was here visiting and the more we talked about it the more ideas we had. That tends to happen a lot, we have tons of ideas, and some of them come to fruition. When they do, they are awesome. It also helps that she's really good with stuff like this. I mean, really, I wouldn't even try to attempt something like this without her. Funny thing is, she helped build one  90% of the way and had to go home so I had no choice to finish and do the second one! I couldn't believe I actually built it! I'm so glad it happened that way because now I have a little more confidence, maybe I'll hang some pictures on the wall or something. Who knows. 
    This really isn't going to be a professional tutorial for this Under Bed Lego Tray, it's just going to be how we did it. Which is basically talking things over, MIL drawing up plans in her head and POOF. She's amazing like that. But really. It was like that. Now before we start I must tell you that I have never really built anything before. I don't even like putting furniture together. I might have built a birdhouse (?) in shop class, in middle school. That's right, I went to school in the dark ages where there was shop class with actual power tools. I don't think that's a thing anymore. Is it? Anyway, my point is that these instructions might make  no sense at all to anyone, we'll see. That's what the pictures are for, not that they are great pictures! Also I don't know what half these screws are called and I just had to text MIL to ask her what  the saw she used to cut the MDF board was, so bear with me. BTW it's called a jig saw.
    One more thing, you may be wondering why the aluminum tray? You can certainly make this without the tray. I just wanted something with a lip that can lift off of the wheels if the girls want to play without the frame rolling around on them. The castors we used didn't have brakes. Bigger castors did have brakes but that would have made the frame pretty high off the ground.
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    Monday, May 11, 2015

    2015 Lunches 20-32

    Warmer weather means better and more produce, yay!!!
    Salad
    Deviled egg
    Pita chips

    This next lunch my oldest packed because she didn't want to buy
    Turkey
    Crackers
    Veggies
    Fruit
    Dressing

    Most lunches on Give Peas A Chance are packed in Planetboxes
    and Yumboxes, found HERE.
    CUPPOW info found HERE.
    I want to invite you all to share your lunches on my Facebook wall, Instagram (see hashtags below), Twitter, and in comments below.
    Share your latest lunches- if you have a photo to upload, an Instagram post, a blog post. 
    HASHTAGS- for Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest #peasblog #TakeitTuesday
    Or come and share you favorite lunch box recipe.
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    Friday, May 8, 2015

    2015 Lunches 26-28

    Hello!! Can you believe I'm still unpacking from our move? Oh well.
    Tuna salad 
    Crackers 
    Cucumber
    Grapes
    and per request, a pop tart
    have a great week!!
    Most lunches on Give Peas A Chance are packed in Planetboxes
    and Yumboxes, found HERE.
    CUPPOW info found HERE.
    I want to invite you all to share your lunches on my Facebook wall, Instagram (see hashtags below), Twitter, and in comments below.
    Share your latest lunches- if you have a photo to upload, an Instagram post, a blog post. 
    HASHTAGS- for Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest #peasblog #TakeitTuesday
    Or come and share you favorite lunch box recipe.
    Please make sure you link to all recipes and credit sources. I will delete any recipes that have been cut and pasted. Please leave links only.
    Also I would love if you used my affiliate links for purchases on these sites. It doesn't cost you extra, doesn't change your price, but it does help me out.
    Here are some of my links 
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