Fall Vlogs: Oct 10,2018

Hey, y’all!

Grace here! This week, we have an awesome Baking with Aunt Brenda video, where the gals are making apple dumplings…a favorite in both of our families!

Here is the full recipe…enjoy! Ingredients:

—2 (8 ounce) cans crescent rolls —2 sticks butter

—1 1/2 cups brown sugar

—1 teaspoon vanilla

—1 teaspoon cinnamon

—1 1/2 cups 7 Up (or other lemon soda)

—2 apples (golden delicious or granny smith)

Instructions:

1. Butter a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.

2. Preheat the oven at 350 F.

3. Peel and core apples, then cut each apple into eight (8) slices.

4. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll and place in buttered dish.

5. Melt butter, stir in sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon, and when it has thickened, remove from heat and pour over dumplings.

6. Pour soda in the middle and along the edges of the pan (not over the rolls).

7. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until they become golden brown. 8. Serve warm.

YUM! Be sure to let us know in the comments what your family’s favorite fall dessert is! Are you in the apple or pumpkin camp, or both? 😉

Before I sign off, I wanted to share with you a little anecdote from my week that I think relates to this lovely recipe, and I’m calling it Sharing Sweetness. 🙂

It is so easy to get established in our everyday lives and forget to reach out to people or step outside of our comfort zones—we all do it! At the time of writing this, I just returned from my clogging dance practice, where I tend to stay in my own bubble, because things are so routine.

Tonight, I was helping to lead our monthly “business” meeting, where we stop dancing long enough to talk about performances, times, and such. 😉 A very sweet but shy little girl who is new to our group raised her hand to ask a question, and was shocked and pleasantly surprised that I knew her name when I called on her.

Now, I’m definitely not saying this to glorify myself, because goodness knows I could reach out to others more often, but only to encourage you that little acts of kindness (aka Sharing Sweetness 🙂 ) go a long way. This especially applies to welcoming and including people who may be new or feel left out.

You never know…someday it might be you who needs a little bit of sweetness in your day. 😉

Anywho, that’s it for now, so we hope you enjoy this week’s videos!

XOXO, Grace 🙂

Fall Blogs: October 3rd

Hi, everyone!

My name is Grace Watts, and this is my first time blogging for Her Heritage! My mom (Tricia) and I are so proud to be part of the HH team, and you’ll be seeing us around a bit on the YouTube Channel and here on the blog. 🙂

Can you believe that we’re celebrating Her Heritage’s 1 year Anniversary?! We can’t wait for what the new year holds, and I thought it might be fun to introduce myself for my first post, so here we go!

I’m 17 years old, and a senior in high school. My entire family is actually moving from Florida to North Carolina at the end of this month, which should be crazy but fun! We know that God has a plan for us, and that this is all His timing. 🙂

So, let’s see…I guess I should tell you some of my hobbies! I always say, I’m just that crazy redhead girl! 🙂 I love anything involving working with my hands…sewing, knitting, crocheting, and baking are my favorite activities. I also enjoy making costumes, and wearing them for charitable events. This summer, I got to go to Shriner’s Hospital as Rapunzel with an awesome group of characters, and I also love doing Elsa, Anna, and Ariel. 🙂

I’m a hopeless nerd when it comes to history—my dream job is an interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg! I also adore anything vintage, from music to fashion, and you’ll never catch me without a red lipstick in my purse. 😉

Let’s see, I think that about covers it for me…this week over on the Her Heritage YouTube channel, there’s an awesome highlight reel video from the first year of HH, and you can check it out below!

My mom and I are SO excited to be joining the team with Cynthia, Ashley, and Brenda, and stay tuned for more articles and videos!

XOXO, Grace