cinnamon rolls

May 20, 2012 by

  back in our auburn hills days, we lived dangerously close to a cinnabon.  it was in the mall across the street, and it was a friday tradition to pick up cinnabon before a movie to bring them home for saturday morning breakfast.  ohhhhh, it was divine.  cinnabon cinnamon rolls are magical in every way.  gooey in the middle, perfect icing and they require no work! these are a close second.  they do require work, but i modified the original recipe to allow the rolls to rise in the fridge overnight.  that way, when you wake up in the morning, you just pop them in the oven and you’re good to go! you may notice that i didn’t include a frosted roll pic, which is because even though i did like the original frosting...

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chocolate muffins

Feb 19, 2012 by

valentine’s day week means chocolate finds its way into breakfast everyday.  this is a not-so-subtle way of getting your chocolate fix in.  i’m all for chocolate in the morning because it means you have all day to burn calories! source: bake at 350 1/2 c salted butter 1 3/4 c all purpose flour 2/3 c cocoa powder 1 1/4 c sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 1 c semisweet chocolate chips 2 eggs 1 c milk 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp white vinegar line a muffin tin with 12 paper cups.  spray lightly with cooking spray.  pre-heat oven to 425º. melt the butter, set aside to cool. in a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. in a separate...

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egg nog waffles

Dec 24, 2011 by

it’s the time of year for… egg nog, among other things.  i wanted to find a way to incorporate egg nog into our breakfast.  i first tried egg nog french toast, which was a massive fail.  they were very blah.  we went to ihop and devoured egg nog pancakes, which were AWESOME.  so i decided to try egg nog in another one of our favorite breakfast dishes: waffles.  these are a bit cakey, but most definitely egg-noggy and wonderful.  the recipe yields two average sized waffles; double and quadruple, as needed. source: cake and allie 3/4 c flour 1/4 c cornstarch 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 c egg nog 1/3 c vegetable oil 1 egg in a large bowl, whisk together the...

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blueberry orange muffins

Nov 26, 2011 by

in honor of the last regular season michigan game today, i’m blogging about blueberry citrus muffins.  blueberry, for michigan (duh, right?) and orange, in hopes of a good bowl game to watch on january 1! these muffins are a perfect balance of citrus and sweet.  something i’d like to try for next time would be to add a crunchy crumble topping, because no blueberry muffin is complete without it. 🙂 source: browneyedbaker grated zest of one orange juice of one orange 3/4 c buttermilk 2 eggs 3 tbsp honey 1/2 c butter, melted and cooled 1/3 c sugar 2 c flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 c blueberries decorating sugar or crumble topping, optional pre-heat the oven to 400°.  line a regular size muffin pan with...

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cinnamon roll pancakes

Nov 21, 2011 by

tom and i love breakfast.  we regularly eat it for dinner and call it “brunner”.  well, maybe i just call it brunner.  this is a very unique combination of two of my favorite breakfast components, cinnamon rolls and pancakes.  they’ve very rich and definitely remind me of cinnamon stuffed pancakes from bob evans.  they take a bit more work than regular pancakes, but are well worth the effort! source: 1/4 c butter, melted 1/2 c brown sugar 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 4 tbsp butter, at room temp 2 oz. cream cheese, at room temp 3/4 c powdered sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 c flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 c buttermilk 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 egg, lightly beaten pam, for your griddle in a small ziploc baggie, mix brown...

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breakfast quiche

Jan 30, 2011 by

i tried to think of a food related to 100 for this 100th post.  100 grand cookies.  something shaped as 100.  100 calorie servings.  i wasn’t feeling it.  so i decided a site revamp would be a lot more fun than foods related to 100.  well, fun for me to pick out what i wanted, and a lot of work for tom to make it happen.  thanks, babe! i also realized last weekend that i had not blogged about this dish.  how have i not blogged about quiche?!  this is one of those recipes that was the reason that i created shoebox.  when you try it, you have to have the recipe for it…  and then i say: “visit my blog!” so, without any more delay, here is the perfect recipe for my 100th...

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Jan 17, 2011 by

ebelskiver, how do i love thee?  let me count the ways: sausage, peanut butter, nutella, cinnamon bun…. bran gave me an ebelskiver pan for Christmas this year.  ebelskiver is basically a filled pancake.  what you decide to fill it with is what really makes it great.  you can go the hearty route, with sausage, eggs, bacon… or you can go the sweet route with pb, nutella, or cinnamon.  there is no wrong way to fill an ebelskiver.  williams-sonoma’s website has 20 different ebelskiver recipes, and i plan on trying all of them.  their cinnamon bun ebelskiver recipe is included below. for the pancakes:  (half this recipe for two) 2 c flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar 4 eggs, separated 2 c buttermilk 4 tbsp butter, melted fillings: peanut butter nutella jelly mini...

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apple cinnamon roll cupcakes

Oct 14, 2010 by

being a good deer hunter’s widow, i want to make sure that my hubby gets a good breakfast when he goes out hunting for the day.  being like any sane person, i don’t want to get up at 3 a.m. to make my hubby breakfast.  so instead, i make breakfast for him “to go.”  while i’m all nice and cozy sleeping in bed, my hunter will be on the road munching on these delicious cupcakes and more than likely washing them down with red bull. adapted slightly from 2 c milk 1 tbsp active dry yeast 1/3 c sugar 2 tsp salt 6 1/2 c all-purpose flour 2 eggs 1/4 c butter, room temperature 2 tbsp butter, melted to brush on tops of cupcakes before baking filling ingredients 1/2 c unsalted, butter, melted...

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french toast

Oct 10, 2010 by

french toast is a very simple breakfast dish to make.  i’ve been making it for a very long time and was kind of surprised to find that i hadn’t blogged about it yet! (for 8 slices of french toast, multiply as needed) 8 slices of bread (tom prefers good old fashioned white, i prefer brioche) 3 eggs 1 – 1 1/4 c dairy products (milk, half & half, whipping cream*) 2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp vanilla cinnamon, to taste preheat a griddle to med-low heat. in a medium bowl, whisk 3 eggs. add dairy products (i prefer to use 1/2 c half and half, 3/4 c milk.  i used 1/2 c whipping cream, 3/4 c milk today and it turned out great, too!)  whisk together with the eggs. add sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.  whisk...

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