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Valentine’s Day Toaster Strudels

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Who didn’t enjoy toaster strudels as a child? I was the weird kid who only wanted the warm pastry with a little icing on top, so I’d eat around the edges and leave the filling for another family member.

They did not disappoint. It was easy to make, and even yummier to eat. The entire time, we were brainstorming aloud, “I bet we could add this or that into these things.” or “What do you think about a topping?”

With puff pastry sheets and your favorite jam or savory filling, they are a unique (but simple) breakfast.

Our choices for fillings included homemade strawberry jam, Apple Barn strawberry jam, Apple Barn apple butter, and my family’s homemade muscadine

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recipes I can’t wait to try

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caprese tart with roasted tomatoes | Simply Delicious

healthy garlic herb chicken salad | Pinch of Yum

an irishman’s mac and cheese | Half Baked Harvest

rustic italian one-pot chicken and rice | Simple as That

one pot baked greek chicken orzo risoni |RecipeTin Eats

brie, fig and apple grilled cheese | Two Peas and Their Pod

brown butter, honey and lemon thyme cakes |Donna Hay

Random Things Wednesday

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Happy Wednesday, friends!

This quote: “And that is the wonder of all wonders, that God loves the lowly…. God is not ashamed of the lowliness of human beings. God marches right in. He chooses people as his instruments and performs his wonders where one would least expect them. God is near to lowliness; he loves the lost, the neglected, the unseemly, the excluded, the weak and broken.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

There’s been some fun with breakfast this week. Adding syrup to breakfast sausage, blueberry muffins. I’ve never made muffins from scratch, but I’d love to sometime soon. Any recipe suggestions? I’m welcome to all.



I’m a big fan of Dooney & Bourke, and a couple of months ago I stumbled across a vintage bag online for a reasonable price. *Cue happy dance*

J has helped me soften and treat the leather, and it’s become one of my favorite bags. I get a lot of interesting comments about it, from “Wow, that’s an old purse.” to “Cool, vintage!” All of which make me smile.


I’m currently reading Living the Proverbs, by Chuck Swindoll, and it’s been both refreshing and convicting. I’m learning that wisdom is more than simply being smart, but making decisions that affirm and help God’s working in my life. Orderly thinking is a gift from God and one way we bear his image.

I’ve also been doodling up a storm lately, inking up whatever holiday line comes to mind. If you were to visit our house you’d see them placed all over the place. (Thankfully, J loves it.)


We made this Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet last night, and it was amazing. It wasn’t even finished cooking and J was all We are definitely making this again.

Is it strange that I like writing in a planner as much as I do? Smart phones with cool calendar apps are great and all, but there is something about pen and paper that I don’t think I’ll ever not enjoy. The stickers, the highlighting, it’s a marvelous mess.


Thanks for reading along with my random thoughts.

Hope your Wednesday is a sweet one!