Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

I can't think of a better combination then cinnamon, sugar and cream cheese. Throw in a little vanilla and you have my full attention. This frosting recipe goes well with spice, pumpkin and... who am I kidding? It goes well with any cake or maybe straight out of the bowl.

This recipe is enough for a 13x9 sheet cake. It can easily be doubled if you need more.

4 oz room temperature cream cheese
4 cups sifted powder sugar(sifting makes the frosting fluffy and much creamier)
2 tablespoon room temperature butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup milk or cream

Mix butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Mix until well blended. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until all sugar is incorporated. Use the milk or cream if the frosting gets too thick. Use a little at a time. Cream cheese will easily become too thin.

Friday, December 6, 2013

End of the Week Workout.

Here is a quick workout to wrap up the work week. Do as many sets as possible in 20 minutes. Remember, it is about having fun. Just move. Be a sweat bee!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Bisquick Add Ins

With colder temperatures and shorter days the thought of having a warm breakfast is something I look forward too. I don't always have time to stand in the kitchen and fix that warm breakfast though. I need something quick and that everyone will want to eat. Bisquick is always convenient, but I find it can always use a little help in the flavor department. Adding a little something extra can make a big difference in the taste. Here is a list of quick and tasty add ins that will make those simple pancakes so much better.                      
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Almond Extract
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • sliced bananas
  • Cinnamon
  • A couple tablespoons of peanut butter
  • Sprinkle with chocolate chips when cooking.
  • 1/2 cup applesauce

Some of these additions can be added together like the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Cinnamon and vanilla are also a great combination. I am thinking breakfast for dinner tonight.