Ez Doh Bread Day, Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
March 24, 2014

A butterfly in Chiang Mai, Thailand

★~ Today’s Quote: “I have never killed anyone, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.” – Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)

★~ Ez Doh Bread: 

Ez Doh

It has RISEN is a common cry from my kitchen these days as I pull the cover off home made bread and sweet roll dough. I can’t help myself; Catholicism is buried into my DNA.  I showed you the bread I made on Saturday,  and today I will share the cinnamon rolls I made. . .

cinnamon rolls

They were Cinn-fully delicious.

Cinnamon rolls

Both the rolls and the bread were made in my new EZ-Dough Bucket that my sweet Mom bought for me. Now, I know you are dying to know all about the marvelous EZ Dough Bread maker so without further delay let me direct you over to Beth Ann’s blog where she will share ALL

★~ Chocolate Covered Raisin Day:

Fact: Nestlé Raisinets are one of the most popular candies for movie-goers.

Culinary historians believe that humans first discovered raisins when they came across grapes drying on a vine. These sundried morsels soon became one of the most popular food sweeteners, second only to honey. Raisins are an excellent source fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, and certain B vitamins. Add some dark chocolate into the mix and you’ll also get a healthy dose of antioxidants and important minerals.

Easy Chocolate-Covered Raisins (Crock-Pot)

~ Today in History:

Kennedy half-dollar

♥~1900 – The mayor of New York City broke ground for the city’s first subway line to link Manhattan and Brooklyn. The first New York subway would open four years later.

♥~  1958 – Elvis Presley reported to local draft board 86 in Memphis, TN. He became US 53310761. Since Elvis was now ‘government property’ serving his time in the Army, Uncle Sam stood to lose an estimated $500,000 in lost taxes each year that Private Presley served in the army.

♥~ 1960 – A U.S. appeals court ruled that the novel, Lady Chatterly’s Lover, was not obscene and could be sent through the mail. 

♥~ 1964 – The Kennedy half- dollar was first issued. It was minted in silver its first year, then switched to a copper-nickel alloy with other U.S. ‘silver’ coins the next year.

♥~ 1985 – The Golden Raspberry Awards were presented to parody the Oscar Awards. The movie, Bolero, won the big award, for John and Bo (I’m a 10!) Derek; winning honors for worst director and worst actress, respectively.

★~Born Today:

 Harry Houdini

♥~  1829 –  George Francis Train:  Appropriately, Train was one founder of the Union Pacific railroad. He also campaigned for president, and for “Dictator of the United States.” Train made a trip around the world in less than three months, and reportedly inspired Jules Verne to write “Around the World in 80 Days.” Verne died on this date in 1905, at age 77.

♥~ 1874 – Harry Houdini magician: the great Houdini, escape artist; died Oct 31, 1926

♥~ 1912 –  Dorthy Height – American administrator, educator, and a Civil Rights and Women’s Rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. Google honors her birthday today with a doodle.

♥~ 1930 –  Steve McQueen (Terence Steven) actor: The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, Papillon, Towering Inferno, The Sand Pebbles, Love with the Proper Stranger, Hell is for Heroes, Bullitt, The Hunter, Le Mans; died Nov 7, 1980

♥~ 1940 – Bob Mackie fashion and costume designer: 6 Emmy Awards, 3 Academy Award nominations; client list includes: Cher, Carol Burnett, Diahann Carroll, Bernadette Peters, Madonna, Carol Channing and RuPaul, The Carol Burnett Show [entire 11-year TV run]

♥~ 1946 – Colin Petersen musician: drums: group: The Bee Gees [the first non-Gibb brother to become a member]: Stayin’ Alive, How Deep is Your Love, Jive Talkin’, Night Fever, Tragedy, You Should Be Dancing, Love So Right

♥~ 1951  Tommy Hilfiger fashion, perfume and cosmetics mogul.

♥~ 1954 –  Robert Carradine actor:  Lewis Skolnick from Revenge of the Nerds

♥~ 1973 – Jim Parsons  actor: Dr. Sheldon Cooper on “The Big Bang Theory

★~Good to Know:


Most people like cinnamon and honey and who knows one of these home remedies might cure what ails you. And if they don’t cure you, I’m pretty sure they won’t kill you. The optimal word is “pretty sure” When in doubt use common sense and check with your medical provider. Snoops (on-line fact checker) cites the information as mostly false medically speaking, but acknowledges that both honey and cinnamon have been long touted in folk lore medicine—so again why not.   Thanks Rachel Fiske for FB posting.

♥~ Arthritis: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder.

♥~ Bladder Infections: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it.

♥~ Cholesterol:Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water may reduce cholesterol.

♥~ Colds: Take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it’s delicious too!

♥~ Upset Stomach: Honey taken with cinnamon powder soothes stomach ache and reduces gas pains.

♥~ Indigestion:Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and helps prevent digestive pains. 

♥~ Sore Throat: One tablespoon of honey. Repeat every three hours until throat is soothed.

♥~ Pimples: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water.

♥~ Weight Loss: Twice a day (morning and night), boil up a cup of  water that includes 1 tablespoon of honey and cinnamon. Sip slowly. Suggested that this remedy be taken first thing in the morning (before breakfast) and at night before bed.

♥~ Energy:  Half a tablespoon of honey added to a  glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder.

♥~ Fresh Breath: Gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning,


Well, my computer just went black. Which is not good. Not good at all. I am finishing El Morno on Cole’s computer. If you don’t hear from me for a day or so you’ll know why…..

Have a Merry Monday….


12 thoughts on “Ez Doh Bread Day, Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

  1. Morno,
    Bread looks good I’ll have to take a look. Like I mentioned, my sisters birthday is coming up. Cinnamon-honey cures look interesting. Might try one the next time I get a cold. I know honey in tea usually helps a sore throat.
    Hope your Monday improves. Computer problems are never fun.

    • Mike–word of caution discuss the EZ Doh with your sister first–maybe show her the web site–and ask if she like something like an EZ Doh for her birthday…These suggestions will keep your invite to Sunday dinner in good standing and the EZ Dough bucket off your head!

  2. I am bummed about your computer. There is nothing more frustrating…..here’s hoping good computer karma comes your way.
    Thanks for the the shout out and link over to my blog. Your cinnamon rolls look delightful. There is nothing like the smell of bread rising and baking to make a house smell lovely.
    Nice cinnamon facts…….it is one of my fav spices by far.

    • Thanks. As you now know–all is well. Funny, I had very good computer karma!
      Happy to shout out since it was all your doing. And thanks to you my hair looks much better and my family is eating homemade bread. Cole is especially fond of you.

  3. Good Morno,
    Wow that bread looks great. I’ve never made bread with yeast. I need to learn more. Cinnamon rolls are a family favorite but I “make them” from a can.
    Not a fan of chocolate covered raisins. I eat popcorn at the movie.
    Interesting about Cinnamon and Honey. I’ve heard all kinds of good things about honey from allergies to skin issues. We will have to give the remedies a try. Hopefully not soon, tho.
    Computer issues are the worst. Hope the genius can figure out what is wrong and you are up and running in no time. In the mean time try to have a good day!

    • If I can make bread–you can make bread. Fast rising yeast makes it very simple. And it is so good.
      Me too–popcorn and a cake is my movie food of choice.
      Stay health and just keep the remedies for down the road.
      Computer problems solved. Thanks!

  4. Gosh, sorry to hear about your computer. Doesn’t sound good.

    Interestingly, I had never heard of EZ Dough until a few days ago. I think it was pizza that Beth Ann posted on Facebook. She used EZ Dough. Sounds pretty cool. Wish we had it here.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • Life has away of working out–wish I could remember that in the moment :-D.
      If you want an EZ Dough I am sure we could find a way to send one to you! The bread is so good.

  5. Ooh, those cinnamon rolls look yummy — of course you remembered to take out the calories, didn’t you??
    Computer problems are the WORST! Here’s hoping yours is fixed real soon.
    My Sheltie’s nickname is Houdini. The little imp once escaped his crate, despite my having secured him inside! He gets it honestly, I suppose. When his sister was visiting here, the two of them managed to free her from her crate!

    • Yep. I sure did. My computer problems are over. Kind of a miracle really.
      Shelties are known for being master escape artists. Fortunately they are also smart and usually realize that there is no place like home. Unlike a Jack Russell who are also master escape artists, but will take off for parts unknown the moment they are “Free.”

  6. I’ve never been much of a bread eater although your breads do look pretty good! Ez Doh is interesting…
    I like honey & cinnamon. The tips sound worth trying.
    Raisinets are ok. Like chocolate covered nuts better, but that’s for another day!
    Much luck with your computer. Maddening……
    Good evening!

    • Computer problem solved in the most delightful way. El Morno back tomorrow!
      Chocolate covered nuts combine two of my favorite things and you get tasty health benefits!

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