Welcome to The Pauley Principle!

The Pauli Principle, named for Wolfgang Pauli, deals with atoms and electron-sharing that results in new, stronger bonds. Think 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, a shared delectable (!) electron and VOILA! Water!

Similarly, when you prepare whole food to share with family and friends, especially foods you've grown, something amazing happens. Meals become tastier and healthier. Your soul, not just your stomach, becomes fulfilled. You live life more abundantly as a result. During a shared meal, the bonds that people create grow stronger and become something new: GREATER than the sum of the parts! I give you The Pauley Principle.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stephanie's Sticky Bun Tea Ring

6 T. butter, melted                   Temp. 375 degrees F    Time:  5 min. prep;  20-25 minutes baking.
6 T. maple syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped nuts
2  12-oz. tubes of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

Brush 10-inch bundt/tube pan with 1 T of melted butter. In a small bow combine remaining butter and syrup. In another bowl combine brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon. Drizzle 2 to 3 T of buttery syrup in the pan. Sprinkle 1/3 cup sugar mixture over syrup. Place 1 tube of biscuits in the prepared pan. Then repeat with the syrup and sugar. Place the second tube of biscuits in the pan. Top with the remaining syrup and sugar mixtures.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Then cool for 1 to 2 minutes before inverting onto platter. Serve warm.  YUM!!!


  1. Hi Ronda, thanks for the recipes. I'm going to start putting all of my printed recipes in an album marked Ronda's Recipes. I love recipes. Now I'm going to have to go and get some buttermilk biscuits.lol. Like the maple syrup planning article so interesting. So it will be soon for gathering the sap? Have a wonderful evening and keep posting. Hugs

  2. Oh these sound so good. Can't wait to try these.

  3. I love that picture of Chris tapping into the tree! One of my fondest memories is of Pap (Okie) showing me how to this when I was little. It was wonderful! We would walk way back towards what is now the golf course and he had all kinds of trees marked. Sadly, I don't think I ever followed the process to the end to see how it ever came out...

  4. Thanks, Robin! I didn't realize YOU were following me! Making the syrup is great fun, although hard work, and you can't buy syrup that tastes this good unless you go straight to the organic source, no additives. I'm glad you have memories of making the sap runs, but you'll need to come to our house if you want to witness the process as it's steamed off. The smell is divine, the sweetness of the steam mingled with the firewood smoke! That's almost as good as fresh waffles with maple syrup.

  5. You should post when you're doing it! Maybe I could drag Dad along (but I doubt it) ...