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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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 crisp

Nov 8, 2010 by

ahhhh the tastes of fall.  i keep finding things that i miss from michigan.  an awesome selection of apples is one of them.  apple lane orchard was just down the road from our house and i loved going each fall to get their amazing cider (haven’t ever tasted anything like it) or their awesome apple selection.  the other cool part about the apple orchard was that the owner, mr. pettengill, was my grampa lince’s friend.  every year, we’d always talk about my grampa.  it always makes me smile to think about my grampa lince. 🙂 apple orchards do not exist down here.  the apple variety at the store isn’t that great.  i did pick up honeycrisp apples for this recipe and they’re delicious!  a good mix of sweet, tart and crunch.  however, if you...

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May 9, 2010 by

bran sent me a link to this blog the other day.  i immediately fell in love.  it’s so cool to find another person who appreciates putting time into something that may be considered easy.   it’s so simple to run out to the store and buy a box of pop-tarts, but it’s so much cooler, tastier and healthier to make them on your own! so i notified tom that i could make pop-tarts from scratch.  he had a reaction much like the blogger’s husband… “you can do what?!?”  next time, i’m planning on making a double (or triple batch) and freezing them to bake them when i want to. so without further adieu, homemade pop-tarts. 🙂 pastry: 2 c all-purpose flour (substitute with whole-wheat for a slightly healthier version.) 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp...

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monte cristo folds

Feb 12, 2010 by

monte cristos are delicious.  bennigan’s makes a pretty mean one, even though there is no way i could ever eat one by myself.  these are my new favorite monte cristo… the portion size is reasonable and the egg wash on top just makes these delicious! 1/4 lb, chopped deli ham 1/4 lb. chopped deli turkey 1/2 c mozzarella cheese, chopped 1/2 c cheddar or american cheese, chopped 8 biscuits (from the fridge tube or frozen leftovers, thawed) 1 egg 1 tbsp milk 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg powdered sugar raspberry jam heat oven to 375°. in a medium bowl, mix ham, turkey and cheese. separate dough into 8 biscuits.  press or roll each to form 6-7″ round. place 1/3 c ham mixture on one side of each biscuit round.  fold dough over filling....

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peanut butter sandwich cookies

Jan 10, 2010 by

boy met girl.  girl liked boy.  girl brought boy a bajillion cookies to his dorm room to impress him.  boy (and his stomach) fell in love with girl.  that’s only part of mine and tom’s love story!  but the story continues today and here’s another cookie recipe, just because you need something else to steer you away from your new year’s diet! 🙂 the peanut butter cookie recipe is a classic from the better homes and gardens cookbook.  i have a reprinted 1953 edition and LOVE it.  the filling comes from a november 2008 better homes and gardens magazine. cookie: “peanut butter crisscrosses” 1 c shortening 1 c granulated sugar 1 c brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 beaten eggs 1 c peanut butter (i add extra, if using crunchy pb) 3 c sifted...

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french toast casserole

Apr 27, 2009 by

this is a quick, simple and delicious solution for breakfast. 1 loaf of french bread 8 oz. package of cream cheese raisins (optional) brown sugar 10 eggs 3/4 c milk 3/4 c half and half 1/4 c maple syrup (or other syrup) 1/4 c melted butter cinnamon cube bread and place half in a greased 9 x 13 pan dot with cream cheese cut into small cubes sprinkle with raisins and brown sugar, evenly over bread layer with the remaining bread in a large bowl, combine eggs, half and half, syrup and butter, pour over bread sprinkle with cinnamon cover and refrigerate overnight remove cover and bake and 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes serve hot with syrup...

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