Monthly Archives: February 2013

Cinnamon Roll Crescents


Yep. And they’re super easy.

This recipe makes about 11 cinnamon roll crescents, and is easily doubled! I did it while I was making regular rolls, and I could have easily made more filling and put it on more of the rolls. It just depends on how many you want. 

1. Follow the Speedy Rolls recipe
2. After you do step 11, STOP! 
3. Make the filling!

Here’s what you need for the filling:
5 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

4. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, cinnamon, and sugar.0155. Evenly spread the cinnamon butter over the crescent rolls

6. Go back to the Speedy Rolls recipe, and continue to follow steps 12-16.

Here they are while they are rising for 15 minutes…

018Here they are fresh out of the oven!
0207. Time to glaze them!

Here’s what you need for the glaze:
8 Tablespoons butter

1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

8. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth
9. Drizzle the glaze over the cinnamon rolls
10. Let them sit while the glaze hardens…this is the hardest part….in fact, I couldn’t resist…



11. Enjoy!



As always, let me know if you have any questions!
And after you make them, I want to hear about how yours turned out!

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Sheridan’s Speedy Rolls


Seriously. And it makes about 36 rolls! Could be more if you just make ’em all smaller…on this plate I’ve got a small, medium, and a large!


This recipe is from the kitchen of my friend Sheridan! She is on a mission in Peru right now for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! I miss her dearly, but she will be back next month!! 

Here is a delightful picture of (left to right) Sheridan, Jenna, and me! From May 2011…


This is the first time I had these rolls…back in May 2011…I was addicted…


Yep, that’s  Jenna…feeding the rolls to me. 

And this is me and Sheridan….studying on my old front porch like we like to do….


Ok, now you just want to know how to make Sheridan’s delicious rolls, right? Well here you go! 

You will need:
2 Tablespoons yeast
1 cup very warm water
1 cup warm water
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup flour
5 or 6 cups flour

Here’ what you do:
1. Mix the yeast and 1 cup very warm water.
2. Set it aside.
3. Mix the 1 cup warm water, milk, sugar, eggs, salt, butter, and 1 cup flour.
4. Add the yeast and water mixture and mix it.

5. Add 5-6 cups of flour (Sheridan’s recipe said 5, but I usually end up adding up to 6 so it’s easier to work with)
6. Knead for 10-15 minutes.
7. Let rise for 1 hour.
8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
9. Put flour on counter for rolling.
10. Split dough into two.
11. Roll flat in a circular shape.


00512. Using a pizza cutter, cut into pieces as shown…

00813. Starting with the wide side, roll  into a crescent shape.
14. Place on cookie sheet with tip side down.

15. Let rolls rise for 15 minutes on cookie sheet.
16. Bake for 12 minutes.
17. Let cool for about 2 minutes.
18. Transfer to cooling rack.
19. Eat as soon as you don’t think you will burn your mouth….they are so good!!!


Enjoy! I know you will!
Let me know if you have any questions!

Oh, a little tip! If it’s cold where you are…like it is here in Provo, UT, your rolls won’t rise as well…so I preheat the oven before I let the dough rise for an hour, and sit the bowl on top of the stove just so it’s in a warmer spot, and it works beautifully. 

 Here’s a way to spice up this perfect recipe…


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Cake Mix Cookie Bars

These are so easy and delicious! I found this recipe on Pinterest from a blog. And here it is!

cake mix cookie bars

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 Box yellow cake mix
1 Small box instant vanilla pudding (3.5 oz)

1/4 Cup water
3/4 Cup canola oil (can use vegetable oil)
2 Eggs
1 Cup chocolate chips or M&M’s (plus an additional 1/2 cup to sprinkle on top if you want)
Sprinkles of choice (optional)



And here’s how I opted to cook today…recipe open on one side of the screen, and The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure going on the other side of the screen…









Okay, now let’s get cookin’!
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine cake mix, pudding, water, oil, and egg in a large bowl.
3. Add chocolate chips or M&M’s
4. Add sprinkles. I used Valentine’s Day sprinkles!
5. Spray a 9×13 baking dish/cake pan with nonstick cooking spray
6. Pour the THICK batter into the baking dish/cake pan (here is where I put extra chocolate chips on top)
7. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
8. Let cool for about 20-30 minutes
9. Slice and enjoy!


I hope you make these and let me know how yours turn out! Happy baking!


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