A few days ago I came across a recipe for Cinnamon Apple Rolls which were described as a distant cousin to sticky rolls. Being a huge fan of both apples and cinnamon rolls, I wasn’t about to pass up the opportunity to give it a try. It’s kind of hard to wrong when you stuff almost any type of sweet dough with cinnamon, brown sugar, and crisp apples in my opinion. Throw in a few walnuts in the bottom of the pan for a little crunch factor, what’s not to love? I have to say, I was expecting these distant sticky roll cousins to be a bit more *gooey* but, other than that, I enjoyed them. Cinnamon Apple Rolls adapted from Best Recipes by Ceil Dyer Makes 8 rolls 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup walnuts (optional) 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 cups chopped, pared apples 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
See this? This is such an easy dessert. It looks a little fancy, doesn't it? Don't be put off.
How many times has someone spotted excess, overripe or just unused bananas in your kitchen and said, “uh-oh, looks like it’s time to make banana bread!” — as if the only things possible to do with a banana are eat it or turn it into bread? Well we say “no more.”
I’m not the most ‘kid’ creative person in the world and often come up short when thinking of ideas on how to keep my little monsters entertained. No longer can I get away with calling our numerous trips to the grocery store an ‘adventure’ and we can only go to the neighborhood park so many times before we all (well, mainly me) want to shoot ourselves. So, when I ran across this candy sushi idea from Mommyknows, I immediately set this plan into action.
1. Basic Pancakes Whisk 1 1/2 cups flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Whisk 1 1/4 cups milk, 1/2 stick melted butter,2 eggs and a little vanilla, then whisk into the flour mixture until just combined. Ladle 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot buttered skillet and cook until bubbly. Flip and cook until golden on the bottom. 2.
I’ve been craving Carbonara for a while now but was having a hard time justifying the calories. The willpower was gone when I thought about throwing in some of the surplus cherry tomatoes from the garden . I also planned to make fresh homemade fettucine but I was too lazy busy to get around to it. Enter Plan B. Go to the store for fresh-ish Buitoni.
I’m fairly convinced that the world would be a better place if more sprinkles were involved. I know. I just made pancakes . It seems I have an unnatural obsession with cake batter.
I’m terrible at keeping secrets. Which is why one of the greatest secrets I’ve ever kept–how to make fantastically crusty European baguettes–is a secret I’m about to spill. I don’t know why I can’t just keep it inside. There’s something quite enjoyable about being the only person in my neighborhood that makes insane baguettes. Soft and flaky on the inside, crisp and crusty on the outside.
Peanut Butter- S’Mores Turnovers I’m not much of a camper. My husband often takes my son on camping trips, and I happily stay behind and thank the gods for our bug-free house, cozy bed and well-stocked kitchen. I always send them off in comfort… marinate a little meat for them to throw on the grill, pack up some convenience foods and bake a few goodies too. When they return from their camping weekends, I hear mostly about the evenings sitting around the campfire.
This time I decided to make it with those mini fruit flavored marshmallows. I had to sort them by colour first. I figured they would add a little bit of flavor to the fondant so I wouldn't have to add much flavoring oil. I use gel colours to dye my fondant but regular food colouring will work too.
When we invite friends over for breakfast, we like to go all out. We recently made The Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Baked French Toast for company and now we are addicted. We want to invite guests over every morning so we have a reason to bake this extra special breakfast treat.
Wicked Good Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cups. They’re from the book, Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey Treats for Kids by Jill O’Connor and just as good as their name states. Jill sent me and my niece a copy of her book as a little thank you for a post I did inspired by her Cheesecake Pops. We had a hard time deciding which recipe to try first, but we kept coming back to these pudding cups.