Friday, April 4, 2014

Hello Kansas City!



On the road again with a team.  I look forward to meeting new people and seeing old friends at the Midwest Parent Educators Conference!

This  will be a time for you to see up close the items on my web site.  See the Bosch Universal Mixer in action; come to my workshop teaching nutrition and bread making techniques.  We have a team on location Friday and Saturday.  Hope to see ya there!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bunny Bread Rolls




First step: make the basic bread recipe!  Yes, once again I am giving yet another idea to do with your basic bread dough!  I have so much fun creating unique food with simple bread dough. 

Second: Make small balls of dough. (a little smaller than a golf ball)
Third: Using scissors make 2 cuts with your scissors laid back when making the cuts.  This will form the ears.  Next, use the scissor point to poke the dough forming 2 eyes.




Fourth: Don't let the Easter Bunny rolls rise as they will rise slightly in the oven while baking.  Bake 350 degrees until golden brown.  Glaze with butter immediately after taking them out of the oven.

  
Note from Paula: These little bunny dinner rolls will make your Easter dinner pop!  Hope you enjoy them as much as we do/did! 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Grasshopper Cake


Basic Chocolate Cake
Bake 2 cakes in 9" Round Cake pan

There are lots of recipes out there for a basic chocolate cake.  I have to admit, I used a cake mix.  Remember, you only need to beat the cake batter for only 30 seconds.  The Bosch Mixer is so powerful you do not need to do the full mixing time that recipes call for.

The Filling:
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup raw sugar
3 Tbs cornstarch
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1 large egg
1 to 2 drops green food coloring

Whip all ingredients together.  In sauce pan, heat over low heat whisking constantly till thick.  After thickened, refrigerate for at least one hour.  It needs to be cold.






The Topping:
1 1/2 cup cold heavy cream
2 Tbs powder sugar

To assemble:
Put 1 cake on plate and then cover with the filling.  Place the other cake on top and top with whip cream topping.  I garnished with green chocolate chips in keeping with my St. Patrick theme.









Note From Paula:  My filling/pudding could have been firmer, if I had left it in the fridge longer.  My kids were wanting it made fast, so I assembled the cake a little too quickly.  Thus, you see the pudding oozing out the sides.  It was still good!  Enjoy!  Our cake went fast...this is a good one! :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Why the Bosch Mixer?

If you have ever been to one of my demos, seen me at a trade show, gone to one of my workshops, or watched my video on my web site, you will hear me tell you how the Bosch Universal Plus mixer can do more than any other mixer on the market!  I have made 33 dozen chocolate chip cookies, 10# of mash potatoes in 3 minutes, made 9 1# loaves of bread and did as small as one egg white!  Well, you can now watch this in action.  Take time to watch the 2 minute video!  It is says it all  without a word!!??!!



If you have been wondering if the Bosch mixer is worth it, think of your time, your ease in making great foods and the money you will save!!

In fact, here is a break down of savings with just the bread items you buy:




Another interesting fact....we began to do the numbers of the money our family has saved JUST with me making our whole wheat bread.  I was rather  taken back when we did a rough count of how many loaves of bread I had made since 1984, when I purchased my first Bosch Universal mixer.  BTW, I am still using my 1984 Bosch Mixer!!  It is sitting on my kitchen counter awaiting our smoothies, as I type!  Alas, I digress. 

So back to the amount of loaves I have approximately made with my Bosch mixer since 1984: 24,648 loaves of bread!!  That means I saved our family a ton of money! This is near $100,000.... like I am still in shell shock.  You know how you know you have done a lot of things but when you actually put it on paper that is when the reality of life hits you.  This is one of those moments.  When I add all the other bread products (pizza, hamburger buns, hotdog buns, cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, etc.), the number is probably nearer $200,000!  I realized this is not just pocket change that I have saved our family, but we could buy a house with this money. 

When I tell people they can save money with the simple step of just baking bread....I am not kidding!  The numbers prove it. 

I have a friend who loves to say "Today is the day!"  Hummm....I think I will take up this mantra, "Today is the DAY! You can start saving your family budget a ton of money with a simple step of making fresh wholesome whole wheat bread.  You can actually eat your way to saving money.  What a deal.

Check out the Bosch mixer...Today is the day to start saving money!








Friday, March 21, 2014

Hello Nashville!

I am joining one of our teams in Nashville, TN.  We are at the Teach Them Diligently convention at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center.  Please come by and visit our booth, Paula's Bread.

You will get to see all our 'stuff' in real life.  I am doing a workshop teaching how to save your family money, the art of bread making, and much more.  We have bread samples in our booth.  I don't consider you all customers but friends; so come on down and sit a spell.  I would love to visit/see you all! :)

Visit to find out more about the conference....


Saturday, March 8, 2014

If I have a Will, is that Adequate Planning?

I depart from investing money, into another type of investment; protecting your assets after you die. I am talking about a Living Trust. One of the most loving things you can do for your family is provide for their future security with a Living Trust. Many people do not realize doing a Will is an invitation into Probate. Really? Since you have a Will you most definitely go through the Probate process. You may ask, “What is so bad about going to Probate court?” Simply, it could cost your family 5% to 10% of the GROSS value of your estate. Sadly, the Probate attorneys get most of it. For example, if you die with assets in your name in the amount of $500,000, which includes the value of your home, the Probate process could take $25,000 to $50,000 of YOUR estate before your family gets a penny. I assume you want your family to receive that money, so you need to avoid Probate. How? A Living Trust.

With a Living Trust your family avoids the costs, delays, and heartaches of going through Probate. If you saved this $50,000 by not going through Probate, you could apply it to your kid’s college education, or anything else you desire. In addition to avoiding the delays and costs of Probate, a Living Trust includes several features, such as you pre-determine who will care for your minor children, who will care for you in your old age, create a Healthcare Power of Attorney, and a Living Will which is your dying instructions to your family.

Obviously, this limited space cannot fully explain the ins and outs of a Living Trust, so please go to my website, “http://heritagelivingtrust.http://heritagelivingtrust.com/sutton” for more information, or better yet, give me a call.

If you have any questions, feel free to call me Robert E. Sutton (918) 698-1454 or email me:  Robert.Sutton@Paronex.com.


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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Peace in the Storm

March 1 was a bleak and cloudy day with the weatherman predicting potentially debilitating storms.  March will come in like a lion.  Wasn't it supposed to come in like a lamb and leave like a lion? 

With the life storms our family has weathered lately, God has directed my thoughts to view this weather storm from the top side of the storm.  If I could ascend the clouds, it would be sunny and bright.  I would be looking down on the storm with a cheery sun shining down on me and could see that this storm system is only covering a small region for a limited time.  Life's storms are the same.  We need to look down from God's perspective.  These life storms are for a short season in God's time.  A comfort to me is that Jesus is the peace in the storm.  "
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."  John 14:27.

God knows I will have trouble getting that 'above the cloud glance' at my life storms, so He promises to come into my storm and be my comfort.  

As March brings its 'lion weather', I consider it a reminder to get an above the cloud perspective of the weather storms and life storms.

May Jesus peace in your life storms be with you.