Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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 So yeah, these cinnamon rolls are all over the internet right now, along with anything else pumpkin. I was flipping through my new copy of Baked Elements and trying to figure out what recipes I would test for my review and the entire chapter on pumpkin caught my eye. Fall is here and apples and pumpkin are pretty much on every food blog out there. I’m pretty sure I would have been blacklisted from the food blogging community had I not posted something pumpkin related. When I was making these, I didn’t think I was going to love them. None of the […]

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

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When the sun rises early in the morning, like in the summer months, my four legged furry companions have the tendency to rise a little before I would care too. The first chirp of a distant bird sends them into a tizzy and before I can get myself back into the deep comforting sleep, they are bouncing all over me. I swear, it’s like they can tell from rooms away that you are in that in between state – and they are going to do their best to get you out of bed.  Rather than argue, I have been pulling myself out of bed in […]

Christmas Breakfast? Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

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I may be in my twenties, but Christmas morning has never changed. I wake up early giddy with anticipation. I try to not wake anyone else. Finally, I drop one too many spoons or shut the pantry door a little too hard and everyone else wakes up. There is the childlike joy of unwrapping presents under the tree and the mess of paper that follows. We never made Christmas breakfast. Ever. Chocolate chip cookies, candy and pure excitement was all we needed to fill our tummies. But if you did want your family to have something more than pure sugar […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Crescent Sandwich Roll-ups

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Some days you just need a break from all the fancy meals and hard work. You just need something that will sooth the soul and make you feel all warm and cozy on the inside. You know, like on those days when your father arrives out of the blue in the front yard, boat in tow and tosses three giant live, flopping, breathing, fighting for their lives fish in the nearest cooler and drives away. I have never cleaned a fish. I have only seen it done once – over 10 years ago. They are flopping in the cooler. Flashbacks […]

Lobster Rolls

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I’m selfish. Handsome is in school again for a few nights a week along with some online classes as well. Between work and day to day life, it’s a heavy load. I love that he is in school and am so happy to see him doing well. Secretly, I even love Monday night alone as my night to catch up on blogging things (try to read other blogs, watch horrid TV, blast the speakers and just unwind all by myself). But I wait on the steps when it’s time for him to come home, long after the sun has set […]

Ultimate Cinnamon Buns – cuz sometimes you just need a fat kid moment.

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This Friday, May 13, Steph’s Bite by Bite is hosting a bake sale on Friday May 13th to raise money Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I can’t wait to participate in an online bake sale! I’ve never done anything like this before but it is the second time Steph has hosted a bake sale on her site. I’m donating Cranberry White-Chocolate Chip Cookies (one of my favorites). Tons of awesome bakers are involved, so get pumped! Steph’s last bake sale earned $1,707 – let’s see if we can up the ante for round two! Oh, do I have a story for […]

Cinnabon rolls

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It’s cooling off outside and I am loving it. I have a long sleeve shirt on and am cozy – now by typing this that means tomorrow will be back in the 90s with a billion degrees humidity and humans will melt when they make a connection with asphalt. Today, though, I will enjoy it.   Is there a better way to start the day then with warm delicious cinnamon buns? Yes – sleeping in. However, that wasn’t an option as I needed to open my shop so I figured I would get up early and have these ready to […]

Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

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You know what doesn’t make for fun food blogging? A week of rainy weather. It’s been so dark every day that no picture is even worth taking. We got lucky though, I haven’t seen any really bad flooding or damage from the rain like a lot of places I am hearing about.   Last night I decided to try to cook with my father. Yeah, that’s right, I was feeling like a kamikaze dive bomber. I love my daddy – and we both love to cook – but if you put the two of us alone in a room together […]