The Ronne Recap – 2017.

2017. What a year.  Some would say this was the year I lost my mind just a little bit.  Some would say this was the year I also found myself just a little bit.  2017 was the year Ryan and I turned 40 – which we each handled very differently.  It was the year we made some difficult decisions personally and spiritually.  It was the year of growth to say the least.  Here is our unofficial Christmas/New Year’s letter – affectionately known as The Ronne Recap.
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A Healthier Cinnamon Roll Recipe

 

Who doesn’t love a warm, gooey cinnamon roll on Christmas morning, and in my opinion, it’s even better if you can sneak a little nutrition into them as well!  Here’s my take on our favorite Christmas treat.

Add 1/2 cup honey to tepid water.  Stir with a fork.  Add 1 and 1/2 TB yeast. Stir. Let proof for ten minutes.

Add 1 1/2 tea salt, 1/4 cup melted and then cooled coconut oil. Mix. Slowly add 6 cups of bread flour and 1/2 cup wheat bran or flax seed. Mix well. Let rest in a well oiled bowl for about an hour.

Roll out on a floured surface. Spread melted butter over the surface.  Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top of butter.  Roll up the dough and cut into 1-2 inch pieces (depending on how big you like your rolls). Place in buttered 9×13 pans with towels covering. Let rise until doubled in size. Cook at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. let cool and then ice.

Icing.

1-2 TB melted butter.

Add 4-5 cups powdered sugar

1 tea maple flavoring

1-2 tea coffee

few TB almond milk

whisk all ingredients to a pourable consistency.

 

 

Enjoy!

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Broken Baby Jesus – The Beauty of the Christ Child’s Sacrifice at Christmas

“MOM! Annabelle broke baby Jesus again!” one of my children shouted from the family room.

I sighed and walked over to my youngest who was gently holding a delicate, ceramic baby Jesus in her small hands, a ceramic baby who had been placed front and center on our coffee table during the holiday season and usually replaced every few days with a fresh application of hot glue because Annabelle had somehow managed to dismember his arm from the rest of his body once again.

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A New Desk and A Podcast Debut

desk1Remember the old metal table I had my eye on in my husband’s junk pile

awhile back?

It’s not an old metal table anymore! Not only has he masterfully restored it to a beautiful new desk, but he’s also masterfully restored an old barn on our property into a quiet space for me to write and practice yoga.  Continue reading “A New Desk and A Podcast Debut”