Category Archives: yeast breads

Christmas Tree Cinnamon Twists

Turn traditional cinnamon rolls into  memorable Christmas Tree Cinnamon Twists!Christmas Tree Cinnamon TwistsSo many of us serve cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.  I thought it was just my family, but then I married into The Good Guy’s family and realized that it was a much more wide-spread tradition.   As I have grown older and talked with friends about their holidays, it seems like many people serve something sweet while presents are being opened.  So, after I found a photo of a Christmas tree shaped cinnamon roll with no directions, I set about fixing that problem.  This Christmas Tree Cinnamon Twist is sure to put smiles on everyone’s faces!

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Gluten and Refined Sugar Free Cinnamon Rolls Version 1.0

My brother was recently diagnosed with adult onset Type 1 Diabetes.  It’s a bit of a shock, because I always thought it would be me or my other brother that got it, because our body types run more like my father’s side of the family and that’s where the Diabetes lurks.  As he starts adjusting to what this means for him, I want to help make some of the transition easier for him.  Gluten and Refined Sugar Free Cinnamon Rolls Continue reading

#Cookbook Review: Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook

With the holidays literally just around the corner, I hope you are getting lots of gift ideas from the cookbook reviews I have been doing.  Or maybe you are making a list for what you want to add to your own cookbook library.  Either way, here is another book that you may want to put on that list.  The author, Jessica Fisher, is a fellow blogger and frugal mama whose busy life has led her to budgeting her time and utilizing her freezer.  In fact, I used to link up to her “ultimate recipe swap” year ago at Life As Mom. Continue reading

Apricot Butterhorns

Apricot Butterhorns #apricot #rolls #yeastLong time readers will remember that my grandmother ran a restaurant out of her home in the 1950s.  It was by reservation only.  No one could just show up and expect a seat.  By doing this, Mamie always knew approximately how much food to make.  She offered menu choices to the person making the reservation and everything was pre-ordered.  When guests arrived and were seated, they were brought these Apricot Butterhorns instead of regular rolls and butter.  Continue reading

Apple Strudel Bread: Eating the Alphabet

Apple Strudel Bread

Have you ever had the Apple Strudel Bread that Costco sells?  It’s called Innkeeper’s Bed & Breakfast Apple Strudel Bread.  A long time ago, I fell in love with it.  However, at the time I was not comfortable making bread, so I did not attempt to make it at home.  Now, years later, I have been contemplating the bread and searching the internet for copycats.  The last motivational push I needed was a new  blogging challenge called Eating the Alphabet, created by Brenda from Meal Planning Magic.  Each month we are posting recipes featuring fruit or vegetables that start with certain letters.    This month is A or B. Continue reading

Mediterranean Pizza: Sour Cream and Lemon Improv Challenge

Mediterranean Chicken Pizza

Welcome to another month’s Improv Challenge!  January is all about Sour Cream and Lemons.  I fully intended to make lemon hand pies with sour cream crust this month.  I had it all planned out.  I had found a couple of recipes to use as spring boards to create something wonderful.  And then BANG!  My mind was beset with thoughts of pizza.  And oh boy!  What a pizza this was, especially seeings it was my last wheat pizza. Continue reading