Hey Love, it’s been a while!!! Today, I’m going to catch you up on what’s been going on in my
world, where we’re heading and why I’ve been eating ALL my feelings. Also, how I discovered that buttercream frosting goes well with just about EVERYTHING!
You may or may not know my dad passed from life to LIFE recently — I’ll tell you some of that
amazing redemption story. And how the Lord answered my prayer of 35 years!!!
Also, I’ll tell you how one person’s words had me hesitant to do the thing I love and another
person’s words gave me life and freedom to do the same! Your words really do have power.
Makes me really want to weigh carefully, the words I let fly from my lips. Psalm 19:14 says, “Let
the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, My Rock and my
Since Dad’s memorial service, I’ve been baking like crazy! Here are a couple of recipes I know
you’re gonna ask me about;
Homemade Buttercream Frosting
1/3 C ghee (recipe below) OR you can use grass fed butter (unsalted)
1/3 C maple syrup (Grade B)
3 dates (w/pits removed)
2 tsp vanilla extract (organic)
Just whip it all up in your Vitamix or in your KitchenAid whipping bowl thingie…
Ghee– Melt 1 stick/bar of grass fed unsalted butter till it just starts to barely brown on top. (don’t
stir) Strain through a cheesecloth and discard the solids in pan.
(I add a little melted coconut oil bc I like ‘em really chewy.)
(I use real eggs and coconut oil instead of olive. also, I had some sweet potatoes so I baked
those instead of using canned pumpkin and dates so I could use less coconut sugar.)
THE best Banana Bread ever;
(I used gluten free flour cup for cup and dates/coconut sugar in place of turbinado.)
Also, check out the new podcast “The Crystal Paine Show.” It’s chock full of goodness.
Join me next week when I break down the 4R Restore Strategy I’m putting together. All our
interviews will be flowing out of this from here on out; it’s helped me so much through
depression and illness and relational brokenness too! I finally feel like I understand what it
means to have healthy, loving, wholehearted relationships- how life giving they can be!!
I hope you have tasted some of this. It’s as sweet as buttercream frosting; a glimpse of Heaven.
Till next time,