Monday, November 22, 2010

Best Cinnamon Rolls

I have been getting alot of requests for these lately so here is the recipe. If you want to try somthing new and exciting add two tart apples chopped to the filling, for an apple cinnamon roll to die for.

Yummy Cinnamon Rolls


2 pkg. active dry yeast
1 C. warm water (105-115 degree)
2/3 C. plus 1 tsp. granulated sugar, divided
1 C. warmed milk
2/3 C. butter
2 tsp salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
7-8 C. all-purpose flour, or more if needed

1 C. melted butter, divided (2 sticks)
1 3/4 C. granulated sugar, divided
3 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 C. chopped walnuts, optional
1 1/2 C. raisins, optional
Creamy glaze:
2/3 C. melted butter (1 stick plus 2 Tbsp.)
4 C. powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4-8 Tbsp. hot water
In a small bowl mix together warm water, yeast and sugar and set aside. In a large bowl, mix milk, remaining 2/3 cup sugar, melted butter, salt and eggs; stir well and add yeast mixture. Add half the flour and beat until smooth. Stir in enough of the remaining flour until dough is slightly stiff (dough will be sticky).

Turn out onto a well-floured board; knead 5 -10 minutes. Place in well-buttered glass or plastic bowl, cover and let rise in warm place, free from drafts, until doubled in bulk, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

When doubled, punch down dough and let rest 5 minutes. Roll out on floured surface into a 15 x 20 inch rectangle.

To prepare filling: Spread dough with 1/2 cup melted butter. Mix together 1 1/2 cups sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over buttered dough. Sprinkle with walnuts and raisins, if desired.

Roll up jellyroll-fashion and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices. Coat bottom of a 13-by-9-inch baking pan and a 8-inch square pan with remaining 1/2 cup melted butter, then sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in pans. Let rise in warm place until dough is doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until rolls are nicely browned. Cool rolls slightly.


1 lb. Margarine
1 lb. cream cheese
2 lbs. powdered sugar
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Allow margarine and cream cheese to reach room temperature. Beat cream cheese and margarine together in a bowl with a mixer. Slowly add in all powdered sugar. Once all of the sugar is in the bowl mix for at least an additional 12 minutes. When almost done, add in the extracts. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cutest Hair Bows

My great friend Melissa, sells the cutest hair bows. So I thought I would post a shout out to her. Here is the link to her site The one thing I like about her bows are that they are very well made, no raveling or one time use bows here. She also puts a no slip on the clip. Which is great for those girls with fine hair.
Here are few pictures from her site.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sticky Chicken

Sticky Chicken
This is one of our favorite Sunday meals. It is so easy. You will never buy a store bought rotisserie chicken again. We like to serve it up with whipped sweet potatoes, homemade rolls and fresh corn.

4 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 onion quartered
1 4 pound whole chicken

in small bowl combine all spices.Remove and discard giblets from chicken. Rinse chicken cavity, pat dry with paper towels. Rub chicken inside and out with spice mixture. Place onion in cavity. Wrap in plastic wrap or in large ziploc bag. Place in fridge overnight. Remove plastic and place in shallow glass pan. Bake uncovered 250 degrees 4-5 hours. Great to put in right before church.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Baked Apple Pancake

This is by far one of my favorite breakfasts. I don't remember where I got it from so if this is your recipe, thank you. Perfect for the fall. Also great for Christmas morning.


1 cup pancake mix( I use Krustez)
2/3 cup milk
2TBS vegetable oil
1 Egg
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 medium tart apples peeled and sliced

In a bowl, combine pancake mix, milk, oil and egg. I a 12 inch oven proof skillet, melt butter,stir in brown sugar,and apple slices: saute until sugar is dissolved. Pour pancake batter over apples, over medium heat until bubbles form on top of pancake. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 12-17 minutes or until golden brown. Invert on serving platter and serve with syrup.