Tuesday

a pair of cinnamon rolls on a white plate

When life gives me too many limes, I either do Caipirinha or bake a bunch of lime and cinnamon rolls to eat the stress away. Of course, it doesn't sound too inspiring, but certainly relatable. Besides being a great stress-relieving food, cinnamon rolls are one of the best holiday desserts for a beginner. They are super easy in making, you won't need any prior experience, and everyone can find a couple of limes and cinnamon at their disposal. So, everything you need to bake the most delicious lime and cinnamon rolls is to follow my recipe. You can even prepare it together with your friends, relatives, and childer, making the holiday evening both yummy and fun. So, let's begin!

Ingredients For Lime & Cinnamon Rolls:

• 2 cups of flour

• 3/4 cup of warm milk

• 1 full teaspoon of dry yeast

• 1 egg

• Vanilla extract

• 2 teaspoons baking powder

• Ground cinnamon

• White or brown sugar

• Salt

• Butter or margarine

• Lime juice

a collage on a step-by-step cinnamon rolls recipe

A Step-by-step Lime & Cinnamon Rolls Recipe:

1. Start with preheating your oven to 400 F (200 C). Next, prepare your baking dish by applying a very thin layer of butter or vegetable oil inside it. This will prevent our cinnamon rolls from sticking to the dish.

2. Now let's start mixing the ingredients. Put yeast and all the necessary amount of sugar into the mixing bowl. Add the warm (not hot!) milk to the mixture and let the yeast completely dissolve. When the mixture starts to create a foam, you can start the next step.

3. Add an egg and vanilla extract to the mixture of milk and yeast. Start to slowly sift the flour and the baking powder into the bowl, softly mixing all of these ingredients together. You can add a pinch of salt at this point to balance out the sweet and sour tastes. Let the mixture 'relax' for some time.

4. Proceed to stir the dough. For the best cinnamon rolls, the dough shouldn't be hard and rubber, but soft and supple. You can start by mixing it with a plastic spatula, slowly switching it with your hands. To prevent yeast dough from sticking to your fingers apply some vegetable oil over them.

6. Let the dough rest once again, give it around 30 minutes. At the same time, you can prepare lime caramel for filling. Do so by mixing sugar and lime juice in the saucepan and putting it on fire. Let the lime caramel thicken in the pan, no need to stir it.

a pair of cinnamon rolls on a white plate

7. The dough is ready to become the tastiest cinnamon roll! It is time to put some vegetable oil on the surface of the table and put the dough on it. Roll out the dough into a thin rectangle and brush the surface of the dough with soft butter, lime caramel and sprinkle with a large amount of cinnamon.

8. Next roll and tuck the dough tightly enough, so that the filling can't escape. Cut the 'log' into a few rolls, and try to keep them similar in size. Place the rolls one by one inside of the baking form and bake them until the cinnamon rolls are done. It takes about 25-30 minutes. You can sprinkle them up with some powdered sugar, or brown sugar crystals. And your lime and cinnamon rolls are done and ready to be served on the table.

Planning on inviting your friends and your family to celebrate the winter holidays? Treat them with freshly baked homemade lime cinnamon rolls! People you love will definitely enjoy these flavored rolls even more than Cinnabons, as you will bake them with love and care. These rolls taste the best with some spicy tea or freshly-brewed coffee. If you aren't a fan of lime, you can substitute it with any other fruit, and even add chocolate drops, vanilla topping, some delicious jam, or even ice cream. I wish you all an amazing day and delicious cooking!

Thursday

a portrait of a woman in water
Photo: Ryanniel Masucol

Happy time of a day, my nocturnal creatures, how are you doing? Hopefully, you are all doing great and preparing yourself for the upcoming spring season. In today’s post, we’re going to be talking about the four most basic skincare rules that are mandatory for clean and healthy skin with no blemishes and dry patches. These lessons help me to outlive bad skin days, turning my dull, dry, and flaky skin glowing again. Maybe, you’ll find some of these skincare rules familiar, yet it is always nice to repeat them once again, isn’t it? Still, I hope that for some of you this post is going to be useful!

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A Well-balanced Diet

We all know the old and good saying, you know that one that says we are what we eat. Our health, beauty, and even our mood come from the inside and from the food we consume. Especially for people with problematic skin, a well-balanced diet is vital to clean facial skin. So, I propose to fill ourselves with a bunch of fresh fruits and veggies, which are great sources of fiber, vitamins, and other beneficial elements. Forget about bad habits, junk food, and drinks. Consult your nutritionist, this doctor will give you tips on healthy eating and exercise.

Here are a few basic pieces of advice that will help you to organize your meals:


•Eat the necessary amount of calories your body can consume during the day;


• Limit intake of sugar, fats, and dairy;


• Limit salt and strong spices in your food;


• Increase the quantity of beta-carotene and vitamins C, E, and A.

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The Importance of Hydration

Water is key to healthy and beautiful skin. If we don't drink enough water our skin dries and is covered with small wrinkles and patches. Water deficiency is a way to early aging and health issues. The average amount of water for adults is about 2 liters (67.6 oz), but to make sure you receive enough water per day use this Hydration Calculator. This website will calculate the approximate amount of water you should drink for your age, weight, and lifestyle.

Thorough Skin Care Routine

A reasonable skincare routine is super important for healthy skin, and a well-planned routine can cardinally change the skin situation. The main idea is to find beauty products that suit your skin condition and lifestyle the best and repeat them all the time. Of course, your skincare routine may vary, depending on the time of the year, but always remember about three main skincare steps: cleaning, toning, and moisturizing. Consult a dermatologist and after sticking to your skincare to see the results.

There is no need to buy the most expensive beauty care products on the market, just find those cosmetic products that will fit your skin type and age. Always use products with SPF even if it is winter outside and there is no sun. Try to avoid skincare products containing alcohol and strong fragrances. Alcohol and fragrances can irritate and damage your skin, causing allergic reactions.

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Squeaky-clean Makeup Tools

And finally, one of the most important rules is to clean and sterilize your makeup tools. What's the point in the clean face and expensive makeup products, if you are going to apply them with disgusting dirty tools? Don't forget to wash your hands before applying your makeup. I like to carry around a spray bottle with alcohol, so I can clean spray my hands and brushes. There are so many bacteria, living among the home dust and feeding on our makeup products. Make a habit to wash your makeup tools, especially those you use to apply creamy and greasy products after each use.

Certainly, there are so many other useful rules that can help you to improve your skin health. But I hope these tips were somehow useful and interesting for you. Please let me know if there is something I should know to make my skin better. I wish you all to stay healthy and beautiful and stay tuned for more beauty tips on my blog. Until the next time!

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