Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

I’m reposting this from an older post….because these are SO good and I’m making them tonight!!  =)I saw this recipe over at MoneySavingMom and had to try it.  The cinnamon rolls were so easy to make and my girls loved rolling out the dough and cutting the rolls.  This was a special treat for us!  Here are the directions.

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm milk
3 Tbs.. canola oil
1 egg, lightly beaten plus 2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups flour (Add a bit more if dough seems too wet after first few minutes of kneading in the bread machine.)
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. bread machine yeast


2 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup brown sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 tsp. milk
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
4 Tbs. (or less) butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla

Put the dough ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed and run on the dough cycle. My bread machine was the pizza dough cycle. After the dough cycle is finished, roll the dough into a large rectangle and spread it with 2 Tablespoons melted butter and 2/3 cup brown sugar mixed with 1 Tbs. cinnamon.

Roll up and cut into 10-15 rolls and place in two greased round cake pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until browned. Spread the icing on as soon as they come out of the oven.  I drizzled the icing over the top with a fork (I put the icing mixture in the microwave for a few seconds to get it more liquefied).

You can also cover the unbaked rolls with plastic wrap, stick them in the refrigerator overnight, and then bake in the morning.

Yum Yum!  Enjoy!


Funny Bib

I came across this bib on Pinterest…cracks me up!


Recipe: Pizza Sauce

The other night I made calzones, but didn’t have any pizza sauce on hand.  So, I found this recipe over at All Recipes and it was great…so easy to whip up too.  Enjoy!


Starbucks: free coffee tasting event

Starting tomorrow through Saturday (January 12-14, 2012), Starbucks is having a free Coffee Tasting Event at all their U.S. stores.  You can sample all of their roasts, and I read that they’ll send you home with a little something. =)


Crafts: Make your own flower hair accessory

I made this flower hair clip yesterday from some synthetic fabric I had on hand.  It is so easy and really fun…it involved FIRE too (so be careful).  Basically, you cut circles out of your fabric (one smaller than the next).  You then cut slits to make the petals and then hold your fabric above a candle to cinch all the edges so they curl.  Stack the circles together, sew (or hot glue) the middle and add beads, buttons, and so on.  Attach the flower to a hair clip or headband with hot glue. For more detailed instructions, head to Simply Vintagegirl here. I’m looking forward to shopping at my local fabric store soon for some more yummy poly/silky fabrics.  =)


The Toffee Gourmet

I had the pleasure of building The Toffee Gourmet’s website recently and had the greater pleasure of sampling the toffee too. It is SO very delicious!  It is locally made in Illinois (well, local to me) and they do ship!  Go here to view the website and see all the options they offer. These would make great gifts for Christmas.


DIY Snow Globes

I saw some snow globes like these at Anthropologie for about $28 and then I saw this tutorial at Martha Stewart. Looks like a fun craft and thought I would share.  =)


Photography: Snow Dust Girl

My daughter and I had a fun time making some snow dust. I’ve given a new fresh look to my photography website. Head here to view.


Swagbucks equals Free Gift Cards

Swagbucks is an easy and great way to earn free gift cards (Starbucks, Amazon, Etc…).  All you have to do is use their search engine to search for stuff.  Rack up your points and exchange for gift cards.  You can Sign-Up HERE and get started.  So worth it…you  just have to remember to search there.  =)


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