Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Why Baking Keeps You Happy And Cupcakes Are The Perfect Treat And How To Make Chocolate and Coconut, Pecan Frosting...

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Tiny And Yet Complete...

Now, you all know me well enough by now to know that this post;
"Will not just be about cupcakes"

A lesson learned is a powerful thing...
How do we learn?

By living our days in such a way that we are teachable and not stiff necked!

If you know everything, then just stop reading now;
As I do not want to waste your time (smile)

I have been graced to be in a learning curve my whole life;
I am not ashamed to ask for clarification in any given moment.
I do think one very valuable lesson is that we cannot read each others minds!

What grace and room abounds when we realize this and respond correctly.

That is why being a good student of the word and life is so valuable.

You have all heard this phrase;
How do we eat an elephant?
Well, one bite at a time...

This is how we can become wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove!

Learning comes in teeny tiny bite's

May I ask you this question?
What have you learned recently?

I find as I enjoy other sister's in the Lord, and glean from their wonderful tips and advice,
Then I am able to pick up and assimilate some really great things...
When a sister in Christ shares something that they do or they show me a technique,
that they use in their lives and in their homemaking, it always inspires me.

I have found that even changing one little thing can make something seem new
And also appealing to our senses and atmosphere!

I have enjoyed baking most my life;
But there are times that just making one big sheet cake is just too much.
So I have enjoyed making a smaller version of the cake into of course;

We all enjoy something sweet as a treat at times,
So I have been making these cupcakes!

You can make a healthy version from scratch, or a boxed cake mix.
The frosting can be the sweet touch, but the sprinkles make them pretty.

I have often seen children just want a certain doughnut in a display case,
Just because of the sprinkles.

I did make some german chocolate ones a few weeks back, 
Of course the frosting is what makes them so yummy!
I used coconut and pecans in it and it was delicious.

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Chocolate And Coconut-Pecan Frosting

I egg, slightly beaten
2/3. Cup evaporated milk
2/3 Cup sugar
1 1/3 Cups shredded coconut 
1/4 Cup butter
1/2 Cup chopped pecans
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder

In medium saucepan slightly beat egg.
Stir in evaporated milk, sugar and butter and cocoa powder.
Cook and stir over medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until thick and bubbly.
Remove from heat- stir in 1 1/3 cup coconut flakes and 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
Cover and allow to cool, then frost your cupcakes!

(My Sweet Daughter in law shared this recipe with me)
I added the chocolate powder to make it look and taste like a rich chocolate flavor.

Gods, Grace Overflows is the name of her blog!

I hope all of you ladies are enjoying and moving into a new season;
Learning and growing in all things pertaining to Home...

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  1. Dear Roxy, what a sweet and lovely post! I agree that having a heart that seeks to learn, is a true gift. You obviously have that. Love Mimi xxx

  2. This is a very "sweet" post! I am on a new journey within my homeschooling group and learning new things can be hard for some. I learned to let things go and let God be God. Another thing is not all things appear to be what they seem..
    Keep the caution light on. Pray often and enjoy the little sweet moments
    And I love cupcakes!
    I hope you have a great week! Thanks for adding my blog link too! That was very nice! Hugs, Amy

  3. Hi sweet friend! It's late and I should be in bed, but the soft sound of rain on the roof has me sitting up enjoying the music :) Plus, hubby is getting his gear ready for hunting and it's sprawled all over our bed at the moment! hehe :)

    Your posts refresh my heart, dear friend. Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Can I come over for cupcakes? Hugs to you!

  4. Thank you, my family nor I are much on sweets,but when we have our next Church supper, I am going to try these...

    I snagged your button,and a new follower :-)

  5. Sweet Roxy, I am certainly learning and growing in my walk with the Lord. He has been opening and closing doors for my husband and I, and we are beginning a new adventure in the next weeks. I'll be sure to email you soon with details. It's going to be a good thing! And one of the reasons I have been so absent from blogging, other than trying to fulfill some reviewing obligations.

    Your cupcakes look delicious!
    Love & hugs, my friend!

  6. What a lovely post! They are beautiful and look delicious! :)

  7. Ohhhh, that pecan coconut frosting looked wonderful !

  8. We should write down the little things we learn each day so we don't have to relearn them over and over again. No, this post certainly not all about cupcakes. So like you, Roxy! Thank you for what sounds like a delicious frosting recipe.

  9. I always enjoy reading your warm and encouraging posts Roxy. I feel like I am in the kitchen with you and sharing a cup of coffee together :) I hope your summer went well... I am happy to be home and resuming my homemaking duties once again!

    Happy to see you sharing at the Art of Home-Making Mondays too!

  10. Living and learning with your lovely thoughts and cupcakes Roxy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


I really appreciate your comments! May they be kind and helpful to encourage my walk, and bless others as they read them. Thank-you!

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