Thursday, October 27, 2011

Snappy Apple-Cinnamon Pizza= Sweet, Rich Comfort Food!!!

Today was one of those yucky, rainy days. The kind of day where napping all day seems like the only thing to do.

I also like to make comfort foods on rainy days.

I came across a recipe the other day. I was making my grocery list, and I usually pull out one cookbook and pick out a few new recipes to make.

The perfect comfort food stood out.

Apples and cinnamon. Perfect Fall Comfort Dessert! YUM!

And how cool, you use refrigerated cinnamon rolls for the crust! Easy and yummy!

Snappy Apple-Cinnamon Pizza
GBP Homestyle in a Hurry cookbook

12.4 oz. tube refrigerated cinnamon rolls
21 oz. can apple pie filling
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tbsp. butter, melted

Seperate cinnamon rolls, setting aside the frosting from tube. Flatten each roll into a 4-inch circle. Arrange rolls on a greased 12" round pizza pan, overlapping edges to form a crust. (I used a pie dish, it was what I had ready). Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes.  Spoon pie filling over crust within 1/2 inch of edge. Combine brown sugar and butter; sprinkle over pie filling. Bake an additional 6-8 minutes, or until crust is golden. Cool. Warm reserved frosting slightly and drizzle over pizza; cut into wedges. Makes 10-12 servings.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We Welcome Mocha To Our Family!

We've added another 4 legged "kid" to our family two weeks ago! Her name is Mocha, she's a 7 year old Chocolate Lab. I just love her! She's so sweet!

Emily has declared Mocha her best friend.

We wasn't planning on adding another dog to our family, yet. Annie (our beagle) is getting older, so we have talked about another dog, someday. We're glad Mocha is here, though.

She was my Dad's dog. He raised her from a puppy, and trained her.

In mid-September he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. It started in his lungs, spread through his lymph nodes and into his brain. Unfortunately, at this stage, they don't give too much hope with treatment. :(
It's been so hard to accept this diagnosis. Thankfully, my Dad is accepting it, is faithful and is feeling blessed, even with such a difficult illness.

We don't know how long we'll have my Dad around, the drs. have said he may have a month, but they never really know for sure.  I'm just thankful we have been able to relieve his worry of where Mocha would go. And I think she'll be good for me, in the coming weeks.

My Dad with Emily, Christmas 2010. :)
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