What's for Dinner?

Crunchy Cheddar Chicken

Crunchy Cheddar Chicken-Baked chicken breasts with an outer layer of crushed corn flakes and cheddar cheese.  An advantage of writing a food blog is that it forces me to always

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Are you all familiar with Smashburger? I had never heard of them until last month when we randomly chose a burger restaurant to eat at. Normally we hear about a

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White bowl with slow cooker taco soup topped with sour cream and shredded cheese

Taco Soup

Taco Soup is an easy recipe that’s made with ingredients from the pantry and can be cooked on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. Top with sour cream and

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Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup-Leftover Turkey from Thanksgiving, carrots, celery and wide egg noodles all simmered together for a comforting pot of soup.   I love to eat turkey sandwiches from Thanksgiving

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Bubble Pizza

Easy, quick and kid friendly recipes are always a win at our house and this Bubble Pizza is just that. This yummy recipe uses canned biscuits, meat sauce, cheese and

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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

I’ve got a delicious slow cooker BBQ chicken recipe for you today! I personally enjoy winter and am in no hurry to wish it away; however, I know most people

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crispy oatmeal cookies

Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

Crispy Oatmeal Cookies: A sweet oatmeal crunchy cookie. This recipe is one everyone needs to have in their collection.  Cookies are one of my favorite

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pumpkin pie

Dark Pumpkin Pie

Dark Pumpkin Pie– Dark brown sugar and maple extract help to boost the flavors in this dark pumpkin pie.   The other day I wanted

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peanut butter pie

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie– Graham cracker crust with crushed roasted salted peanuts filled with a sweetened creamy peanut butter filling.  So, I made a pie. It’s

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A slice of butterfinger pie with a miniature butterfinger candy bar behind it

Butterfinger Pie

Butterfinger Pie- Chocolate Cookie Pie Crust with creamy butterfinger filling, whipped topping and crushed butterfingers.  Butterfinger Pie is sure to be a hit with your

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homemade pie crust

Homemade Pie Crust

Homemade Pie Crust-Tender, flaky pie crust sets the stage for all your pie needs. I am so excited to share this recipe with you today!

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Winter Favorites


Easy Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Cinnamon Rolls uses frozen bread dough to make these rolls and you don’t have to proof any yeast or measure out a bunch of ingredients.

I love homemade cinnamon rolls and overnight cinnamon rolls but I also love a good cooking hack and this recipe is one. Maybe I should have called these semi-homemade cinnamon rolls because these rolls use frozen store bought bread dough. 

Do these cinnamon rolls need to rise?

Yes! Rising time is still part of this recipe. The bread needs to thaw completely and even have a little rest time on the counter before rolling. After the rolls have are cut and are in the pan then they will need to rise in a warm place for about an hour before they’re baked. I promise, these are not too fussy. You will need to have a little flour for dusting the countertop before rolling out.

frozen bread dough made into easy cinnamon rolls with frosting in a pie plate

Here is the type of bread you will use to make these rolls. I often buy the store brand too. 

What’s in the yummy filling?

Butter, brown sugar and cinnamon! All the good stuff! Butter powdered sugar, vanilla and milk are used in the frosting.

one cinnamon roll on a round white plate with a fork

I make my own frosting with the ingredients I listed above but if you wanted to buy a can of frosting in the baking aisle that will work too. Like I said, these are EASY! Perfect for busy holiday mornings too when you want a breakfast that feels special but also don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen.

single cinnamon roll on a plate with a bite missing

Easy Cinnamon Rolls


  • 1 loaf of frozen bread dough, thawed in refrigerator


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • stick of butter, softened


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk- more or may be needed based on the consistency


  • Thaw bread dough in refrigerator overnight
  • Once dough is thawed, roll out dough to a 15x7-inch rectangle.
  • In a bowl combine brown sugar and cinnamon and combine. Set aside.
  • Brush dough with softened ⅔ cup of butter and sprinkle brown sugar/ cinnamon mixture over the top.
  • Starting with the long side roll up the dough into a log shape.
  • Slice cinnamon rolls into 12-16 pieces, depending on the size of the cuts
  • Place in a greased round cake pan or pie plate, you will probably need two pans
  • Cover with a clean kitchen towel and allow to rise until doubled in size, about one hour
  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top
  • While rolls are baking make the icing


  • In a medium bowl combine softened butter, powdered sugar and vanilla and the milk and combine all together until the consistency is spreadable. A little more milk might be needed.
  • Allow rolls to cool for about 3-5 minutes and then pour the icing on top


Winter Favorites

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