Beat the winter blues!

It's the time of the year when everythig seems far away. The twinkle of Cristmas is past and the lush and light spring seems too fra away right now. It's time to think of the small additions you can make to every day to brighten it up! I light candles in the evening even on weekdays and light the fire place just for the cosy feeling.
Here are some more of my remedies;
  • Looking at pictures from nice vacations
  • Make some cinnabons and invite friends to eat them with you!
  • Start planning what to sow in the garden for summer.
  • Play in the snow.
  • Take a warm bath and add some lovely oils.
  • Enjoy winter for what it is!
I would love to hear about your remedies!

Here is my Cinnabon recipe!
12 Servings
4 tb Melted butter
4 tb Water
1/2 Box instant vanilla pudding -(1/2 of a 3.4oz. box)
1 cup Milk
1 Egg; (beaten)
1 tb Sugar
1/2 ts Salt
4 cups Bread flour
2 1/2 ts Active dry yeast

Fill with:
1/2 cup Softened butter
1 cup Brown sugar
2 ts Cinnamon (or a bit more!)

ROLLS: Place ingredients in bread machine. Set for dough cycle (about 1 hr. 30 minutes in my machine). After complete on dough cycle remove from machine & roll out to 17 x 10 (approx) rectangle. FILLING: Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread softened butter over dough. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over top. Roll tightly from long end pinching edges closed when completely rolled. Slice rolled dough into 1/2" slices (or larger if a larger bun is preferred ).Place into greased cake pans. ( I use 3 - 9" pans ) I usually get 19 - 20 buns from this. Let rise until doubled. Bake at 350 for 15 - 20 minutes until golden. Do not overbake.

FROST with: 4 oz cream cheese (softened), 1/4 C butter (softened), 1 1/2 C confectioners sugar 2 tblsp maple syrup and 1 1/2 tsp milk SPREAD on very warm rolls.


  1. I think I gained 3 lbs just reading the recipe!

    We don't have horrible winters here, but when it's really cold I curl up on the couch with a blanket, a good book, and Lester, the WonderPug! He's a little furnace!

  2. our UK *real* winter is long gone, a week of snow and that's it. One of these days I must try an American recipe, they seem so strange to me - what on earth is vanilla pudding?

  3. At my mom's work they do "Java Month" and everyone brings special cream, coffee syrups, special coffees and teas, baked goodies. She looks forward to February. And then the coordinator needed surgery this February and they have postponed it!

  4. That's such a good idea with Java Month!!! I'll sugest it at work on Monday!