Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust + Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Taken By Yours Truly: AKA the Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust

There’s just something about fall that brings out the desire for me to make pies. I don’t know why. I just really enjoy it. I was super excited when I saw that you could use cinnamon rolls to make a pie crust! What could be better than the aroma of cinnamon rolls and pumpkin pie coming right out of your kitchen? The crust turned out really well, however, I forgot to put eggs in the pumpkin pie mixture, so the pie part was a fail, so I won’t be posting a picture of my not so pretty pumpkin-pie, haha. Maybe I will try another pie recipe and it won’t be a fail. However, I will show what the crust looks like because it was freaking awesome! Let’s get to it! 

Pie Crust Ingredients

  • 3 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
  • Butter

Pumpkin Pie Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz. Can Pumpkin
  • 1 15 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 eggs, lol. Don't leave these out they're important
  • 2 teaspoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt is optional
My son Ivan seemed to really enjoy it

Directions

Cinnamon Pie Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees.
  2. Place the Cinnamon Rolls into a Pie Plate. Mine wasn’t very decorative, but if you’re feeling extra snazzy. I’ll post a link to a few super cute and inexpensive pie plates below.
  3. Connect the cinnamon rolls until there is no open space in the pie container.
  4. It’s really as simple as that!
Pumpkin Pie
  1. Blend all of the pie ingredients together, and pour into the pie plate.
  2. Cover with tin foil, so it doesn’t brown over too much. And let it cook on 400 for fifteen minuets.
  3. After 15 min. turn it down to 350 degrees and let it cook for another 40-50 min.
  4. Once it’s finished cooking let it cool for 2 hours.
  5. Enjoy! Fall is the time for Pumpkin everything!

I hope you all enjoyed this post! Feel free to comment below or share this post with one of the buttons on the side, or below. Have a blessed week!

Lauren S. Watkins

Facing My Battle of Comparison

Today I am going to be sharing with you all, something that I personally struggle with on a daily basis, and that is the battle of comparison. As much as I hear my husband tell me how beautiful I am, I am still trying to figure out what he sees in me. I find myself scrolling through social media, and I compare myself to people that I don’t even know. I want to look better, and do better. Who I am is just not enough. I know that’s a sad thought, but that’s how I feel and think some days. And I know that I am not the only one.

"Comparison is the thief of joy." -Theodore Roosevelt

Social Media Statistics

According to the “Huffington Post,” statistics show that

  • 60% of people using social media reported that it has impacted their self-esteem in a negative way.
  • 50% have said that it has affected their relationships in a negative way
  • 80% voted that it is easier to be deceived by what others share on social media.

So how can we escape comparison, when we are surrounded by it constantly?

Stop texting and start talking.

Valuable friends are hard to come by these days, and one of the main reasons in my opinion is because we can’t seem to put away our phones. I know I may sound like your mom right now, but seriously think about it. When was the last time you put away your phone when spending time with a friend or a loved one? If you can’t think of a time then that’s a sign that you need to make time. I have found that creating more time with my friends instead of trying to find the perfect lighting to take a selfie has brought me more satisfaction in my life. I know the world pushes us to have a self centered mindset, but me are truly happier when we allow others into our hearts and lives.

"I praise you, because I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139:14

Affirmation

Today I was struggling with my role as a new small group leader, and I was reminded by a leader above me that I already know who I am. I am the daughter of the king, and I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Words of affirmation can be so powerful in moments of doubt. That is why we need others and we need to go to the Bible or if you are not a Christian, then find some really awesome quotes. There are lots on Pinterest! Affirm yourself with kind and positive thoughts. I find that when I replace my negative thoughts with positive thoughts I stop comparing myself to other people.

Catch your breath

Every once in a while I will find myself going to a dark place. The dark place of comparison, where my mind will think all sorts of negative things. Like, “Look at how successful she looks in that picture, I will never be where she is at.” And it’s true with that attitude I won’t. I also feel like not everyone’s life is not as perfect as they portray it to be on social media. However, once I find myself getting caught up in my emotions and battling with comparison I immediately turn it off, and tune my mind onto things that I enjoy.

Having a cup of coffee with a friend.

Loving on my sweet baby boy.

Going for a walk in nature.

Reading my Bible or other Blogs.

Taking a break allows me to recharge and gain control over my emotions, and helps me to see how truly awesome life is.

 

Today I have shared with you one of my top struggles. I want to be vulnerable and open up to other people, and let them see my not so perfect side. If this is something you struggle with then you are not alone. I am right there with you, and I hope that my thoughts on this topic will bring encouragement to someone.  Also if you did like this post feel free to comment or share it on social media.