Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls

I promised co-workers that I would bring in homemade cinnamon rolls one Saturday that we all were working. Well, needless to say I keep my promises! I searched my Better Homes and Gardens 14th Edition Cookbook. A little time consuming, but well worth it. Here you go, its the recipe I used for them. Let's just say, they were a hit.


4 cups all purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast (or 2 1/4 teaspoons from a jar)
1 cup milk
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/3 cup butter

1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons cream or half and half (I used about 1 1/2 TB of water)

In a large mixing bowl combine 2 cups floor and yeast. In a small saucepan heat and stir milk, sugar, butter and salt until just warm about 125F. Add to flour mixture along with eggs, beat with a electric mixer on low for 30 seconds. Turn up the speed to high and beat for another 3 minutes. Use then a spoon to stir in remaining 2 cups of flour. Turn out dough on floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. Shape into a ball and put in a lightly greased bowl and let rise for about 1 1/2 hours in a warm place or until doubled in size. During this time I make the middle by combining all the ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. I stuck it in the fridge to wait. After the dough rises, punch down and divide in half. Cover and let rest another 10 minutes. After it has rested flatten out into 2 rectangles that equal about 12 inches by 8 inches. Rough guess is alright. Sprinkle filling all over the dough except for 1 inch from the long side. Start rolling from the long side. Pinch dough to seal seams then slice into 12 pieces, about an inch big. Arrange in 8x8 pan that has been rubbed with butter. You will need 2 pans for this recipe if you do it in that size pan. I just used a 9x13 and it worked fine. Cover again and let rise again for about 30 minutes. Cook in oven at 375F for about 22 minutes or until golden brown. Make the icing now. Allow to cool slightly and then drizzle your yummy icing. Enjoy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Menu 11/15-11/20

This week will be interesting because hubby is working all but Thursday and Friday. And I am heading down south to his aunt's house to help set up Christmas on Friday and staying thru the weekend. I'm so excited! It will be the first time I have been able to help set up. I have enjoyed the open house and am ready to help! You can check out her site Christmas Notebook to see what she does. Also get some more menu ideas at Orgjunkie.

Monday - Own our own, I'll probably just eat some soup and A will eat a pizza

Tuesday - I'm going to a friends house for dinner and A will be on his own

Wednesday - Chicken Pot Pie Stew. I will get this done! I have had it on the plan for way too long

Thursday - homemade pizza

Friday - on the road with Mom in law to head to Aunt Rhonda's!

Saturday - Aunt Rhonda's house

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Freezer day 11/10/10

Oh how I love cooking! I am so thankful God has blessed me with the skills to cook and make yummy food. I have been cooking all morning. I got up at 8:30am this morning because I slept in and it was yummy too. My two favorite things are sleeping and cooking. I had made my list of things I was going to make. This past weekend I went to Sam's and Meijer's to get stuff to prepare.

Food to make:
lasagna roll ups
spaghetti sauce
pizza pasta casserole
pizza dough
enchilada sauce
fake egg mcmuffins

Here are some pictures of what I have done so far today.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Menu 11/8-11/13

Things have started to quiet down in our house. Which is nice, but life is still busy busy. Work is really stressful for me right now. I'm doing my best and that's all I can do. Plus my treasures are not of the earth, but of Heaven above! Amen! And one way I destress is to cook. And let me tell you it is a great stress relief! As always be sure to check out more at

Monday - Crockpot Pineapple Chicken let me tell you, that I am posting this after I made it. I think I need to remember to watch it and not just leave it in the crockpot all day because mine did not look at all like the picture :(

Tuesday - tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Debating to try to make some homemade soup or just use the can in the pantry. Will decide then :)

Wednesday - Frozen pizza. The only reason is because I'm doing my OAMC this day. My plan will be posted on Wednesday :)

Thursday - enchiladas, my way

Friday - slow cooker pot pie stew. I will make this this week!

Saturday - a fish dish of some sort. at least I'm hoping.

Friday, November 5, 2010


My all time favorite thing to get at little hole in the wall diners are horseshoes because they are amazing. Plus they are like a heart attack waiting to happen. They are just so yummy. This was my first attempt at them and they will be repeated, but probably not as big I as did these. Still so yummy.


2 slices white bread toasted
2 hamburger patties cooked thru
melted cheese sauce

Cook fries until nice and hot and yummy and according to their package. Cook hamburger patties until done to your satisfaction. Toast the bread and place on plate. Then add hamburger patties, then fries then drown with cheese sauce. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sausage & Egg Souffle

Sausage and Egg Souffle

This is one of my favorite dad recipes. My dad would make this for us for breakfast. He mostly did it on Saturdays but sometimes we would get it for Christmas which was awesome! This is one recipe that I can eat and drink OJ at the same time and it reminds me of growing up. I love that my dad still makes it sometimes and I can run down to their house and eat some leftovers. It does take some prep time and an overnight in the fridge, but worth every minute of waiting.


1 pound ground sausage
6 eggs
2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard
6 slices of white bread cubed
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Crumble and brown sausage. Set aside to cool. Mix eggs, milk, salt and dry mustard in large bowl. Fold in bread, sausage and cheese. Pour mixture into 9x13 pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes and Enjoy!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Menu 11/1 - 11/6

Last week still was such a whirlwind. I didn't get anything done, but I was able to help out my parents with my brother. Thank God that he is doing so much better from his accident. God was truly looking over him and his guardian angel is definitely battered. On the plus side I was able to get to Lawnmower Taco even tho I hadn't planned for it because I had everything on hand. I took it down to my parents and we all enjoyed it. I didn't get any pictures because I didn't have my camera at my parents house, but I will be making it again and will post. The only things going on this week are Andrew working till close on Monday and Tuesday and I work until 7p on Wednesday and Thursday and all day Saturday.

Monday - lasagna roll ups from the freezer

Tuesday - sausage and egg souffle *will post this recipe soon*

Wednesday - chicken cordon blue roll *will have to post this once I find the site for it*

Thursday - veggie soup and sandwiches

Friday - pizza with homemade crust

Saturday - horseshoes *I'm going to attempt this and will post what I do later*

As alwasy feel free to enjoy and check out for more ideas!