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Along Abbey Road | A Lifestyle And Family Blog : February 2016


How To Make Heart Cinnamon Rolls With Your Kids

Last week, Luke and I walked through the baking aisle at the store on a specific hunt for sprinkles. He had his shopping basket on one arm, like always, and carefully inspected each container.

"Hmmm... I fink we should get this one!" he said, pointing to a large canister holding six types of pink and red sprinkles. He triumphantly transferred them from the shelf to his basket, and was ready for checkout. I impulsively threw some conversation hearts into the basket, mainly because they now have phrases like, "on fleek."

This great confectionary quest was for one mission: decorating our heart cinnamon rolls!

Since the days have been colder and rainy, we've been doing more quality activities indoors. The number one thing on our list is baking. This time around we decided to take our canned cinnamon rolls up a notch by forming them into shapes AND adding toppings.

We opted for heart cinnamon rolls with Valentine's Day approaching. They were quick, simple and fun! I totally suggest this activity if you're looking for something to do indoors and are fresh out of ideas and energy.

Here is how to make heart cinnamon rolls with kids:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Open a can of Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, and let your little helper pop it open with the spoon. Remove them and form each one into a heart by pinching the bottom into a point, and using your finger to make an indent at the top to form the two ridges. (Take note that they do puff up and rise significantly, so they will lose a bit of their form once they are baked.) Place them on a greased baking sheet and bake for 22-25 minutes.

3. Remove from oven and ice them while warm. Add desired sprinkles and toppings and enjoy with a big glass of milk. Don't forget to cheers!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by General Mills through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, all opinions are my own.

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10 Valentine's Day Movies You Need To Watch On Netflix

If there is a holiday Netflix was made for, it has to be Valentine's Day. It's PACKED with the sappiest, and equally wonderful, romance movies. Here are my top five TEN recommendations. Yes, there are so many good ones, I went and doubled my standard quota for the month. And here is a handy flowchart if you are truly horrible at making decisions. (I was going to share it on here but I couldn't get the image to save properly, but seriously look at it—it's genius.)

1. Pride & Prejudice. THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD! We are all fools in love!

2. Notting Hill. We noticing a British theme? Just go with it. (Hey! That's another great rom-com, but it's not on Netflix. Boooo.)

3. Leap Year. This one is downright awful, which makes it amazing. Nod your head if that makes sense to you like it does me. Predictable, cliche-ridden and delightful!

4. Shakespeare in Love. You guys, this is the epitome of Valentine's Day. Shakespeare? IN LOVE? Don't pay any attention to the fact that Shakespeare's brother is Voldemort (the antithesis of love, AKA Ralph Fiennes. No, Ralph Fiennes is not personally the antithesis of love, at least I don't know that from actual experience or anything. If you do though, I would love to hear your story!).

5. Down to You. Freddie! Julia! Where have you gone? Nevermind, let's just bask in the glory of late 90s and early 2000s romance movies, amirite? Speaking of which...

6. Drive Me Crazy. Oh yes! Sabrina the Teenage Witch was my favorite show in the TGIF lineup, so I am naturally a fan of anything Melissa Joan Hart. Now, where are my butterfly clips?

7. Bewitched. I feel like you should know that I wish I were a witch, witch is why this is my second time mentioning this movie in a roundup. Maybe it's a female/girl power sort of thing, or maybe it's a I was raised in the 90s and grew up in Seattle thing. Either way, I think there's little magic in all of us. And Nicole Kidman is FOR SURE a witch. Two witch movies? She has to be! SHE HAS TO BE! (See what I did there? That's for you, Nora Ephron.)

8. Grease. I would be remiss if I didn't include Danny and Sandy on this list. I mean, we have them to thank for those steamy summer nights, and throwing all of our good sense and morals out the convertible top in the name of bad boys and leather jackets!

9. The English Patient. Personally, I have never watched this movie because I took Elaine Benes's review of it very seriously. BUT! I feel like this is a great opportunity for Ralph to redeem himself from the roles of villains like Heathcliff and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

10. Roman Holiday. Let's end this list on a high note with Audrey and Gregory. This is cinema at its finest. The silver screen was ripe with romance and beauty in this era, and this movie is a wonderful way to appreciate those ideals.


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