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Cinnamon Rolls

This dough is fantastic. It’s really not terribly sweet. It’d make the perfect roll too! I’ll say that this dough turned out better than my dinner roll recipe. It’s not as heavy, that’s for sure. It proves for sure that my last one had too much flour.

As time gets closer, I’m getting more worried about my kiddo going to school. It’s a new school, new teachers, new students…..I hope that he has a good year. He may succeed in this new school. It may be what he needs. Who knows!? We are going to have to get him school clothes here pretty soon. He’s also going to need a crazy truck full of supplies.

I really love watching my son grow up into a handsome, loving, caring young man. Sometimes I do wish that I could shrink him back to that newborn age. I loved those baby years. Even when he was a little older. I’ve loved every thing about his childhood. I’d change some things, but overall he has given me the best gift. Motherhood has been the best thing I’ve ever done. Quiet possibly the only thing I’ve done right. Ok this post was a bit silly, but it’s been so heavy on my mind lately….

Basic Dough Recipe

1 cup milk

3 tablespoons butter

2 3/4-3 1/4 Cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 package dry active yeast

1 egg

In a small sauce pan bring milk and butter to simmer. You need a degree of 120-130 degrees for the liquid. In a mixer mix the warmed liquid, 1 cup flour, sugar, salt, yeast, and an egg at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Stir in remaining flour until soft dough forms. Knead for two minutes. Place dough in a oiled bowl. Cover. Let rise for 45-60 minutes until doubled in size. Punch down. On a floured surface toss dough until no longer sticky.

Cinnamon Rolls

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Mix the sugar and cinnamon Set aside. Roll out dough into a 18×15 rectangle. brush butter on dough. Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Start rolling from longest side. Cut into 15 pieces. Place in a greased pan. Cover and let rise for 30-45 minutes. Bake 375 until brown. Approx. 20-25 minutes.

To do brown and serve: Bake at 275 for 25-30 minutes. Remove from pan once cooled. Store in fridge (up to 2 days) or freezer (2-3 months).

Icing:

2 Cups Powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons butter

3-4 tablespoons milk

Mix all together and ice cinnamon rolls.

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Blueberry Muffins

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Last night at 10pm I decided that I wanted to make my little some muffins. He’s always loved muffins. I can remember when he was 2-3 years old we’d go to the grocery store and he would see those great varies of those Martha White muffin mixes. He’d grab one and waddle over to me and say mama, muffins! How can you resist that cute little face of an angel who wants a muffin. It’s not candy, right? I ended up buying it of course.

As he got older, he usually wanted muffins at least every other week. I decided to try my hand at homemade muffins. They were a HUGE hit. I have tons of muffin recipes that I use. What I really love about this particular recipe is the fact that they are pretty low sugar compared to some of the other recipes I have. Usually when I make Coop muffins he gets a yogurt parfait with it. Those are really simple. You can make some granola and put some fruit on it. I usually purchase frozen fruit to keep on hand, just in case I don’t have fruit on hand. You can also freeze yogurt. That’s always an option too. I usually don’t keep it more than 1-3 months. I do try to use it up within that time frame.

2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

1 cup milk

1/4 cup oil

1 cup blueberries

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you live above 3500 feet only use 1 teaspoons of baking powder

Mix together flour, salt, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl or large measuring cup add egg, milk, and oil. Mix into the flour mixture until moistened. It will be lumpy don’t worry! Add the blueberries and stir to incorporate. Be careful not to over mix. Put into a muffin tin. Bake 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees. Makes 12!

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Breakfast Pizza

I’ve been trying to be a better mom lately. I’m reducing the take out, trying to do as little processed as possible, and actually waking up at a decent time to make an actual breakfast. I don’t always get the no processed things, but I generally am able to reduce the amount of processed foods in our life. I’ve made this a few times over the years. I probably found this recipe on some kind of random blog and then changed it to suit my own needs, but I am the worst to scribble down a recipe and not say “got it from here”.

It’s the end of the school year, which means the end of scout year for us. I’ve been so swamped that lately I think I have been doing more reviews of products than anything. What makes me so mad is that I just simply can’t keep up with my own needs. I’m having to take 5 minute showers, which ya’ll that’s hard work and getting clean too! Psssht…for the birds! I’ve been working from sun up to sun down cleaning house, cooking, organizing events, getting Coop ready for EOG time (I’m so against EOG..another story- another day though),  trying to get last minute ends tied up for summer planning, working to get the calendar ready for next year, and then that’s just half of it folks. It’s just very overwhelming. I look forward to the end of the school year. It means everything is going to be done and I can just rest! Right now, Coop and Michael are lucky to have clean underwear!

1 can of crescent rolls

gravy (Find it here)

5-6 eggs, scrambled until just set

Cheese (use own discretion)

Spray pizza pan with some pam. Spread out the crescent rolls and mash into a circle. Dot with a fork. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and spread gravy on. Top with eggs and cheese. Bake another 5-10 minutes. Remove let and cut with a pizza cutter. Serve! ENJOY!

 

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Sausage rolled in French Toast

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Facebook gave me the idea. I wont lie. I seen some recipe where they made this recipe. I didn’t like the recipe, because it was pretty sugary. I’m not very crazy about those high sugar items. The only sugary part of this one is the syrup. What I did was I was too lazy to buy the uncooked sausages, so I bought the cooked one. I cut off the crust to texas toast and just flattened it with my hands and rolled it around the sausage. I didn’t use all the extra tools and such. I’ll say Coop loved it. He right away says “mom can we have this tomorrow too?”….LOL! That tells you he liked it just fine. There’s not much that he doesn’t eat.

Precooked sausage, heated

texas toast,, same amount as sausage, crust removed

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

butter

Flatten bread and roll around sausage. In a bowl combine sausage and milk. Dunk the sausage bread mix into the eggs and milk mixture. Put butter in a frying pan. Once melted add the bread and brown on all sides.

 

Enjoy!!

 

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Easy Breakfasts…

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I really struggle with food in general. Most of the time I don’t want to eat breakfast at all. I’m not a huge fan. My son thinks that he’s required to basically eat all the time. I don’t know how or why he feels this way, but I have to watch out for him. He has very little self control. Usually we just do a light breakfast, or no breakfast, because he can’t wait until breakfast, so he eats before we wake up. Every once in a while, I really enjoy to give Cooper a great meal. This is simple, but it’s definitely a meal that makes him happy.
Croissant

Sausage

Egg

cheese of preference (provolone and Monterey jack are our favorites)

Cook sausage until done. Scramble egg until done. Take a damp paper towel and cover the cut in half croissant (like a sandwich). Layer the sandwich with the sausage, cheese, and egg. Enjoy!

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Sausage Gravy

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Those biscuits I made the other day, they tasted very good with this gravy. I usually end up with extra sausage that we haven’t ate. Usually the day before. I’ve been known to skip the sausage and use bacon grease too. It works either way. Gravy is simple. All you need is grease, flour, milk, salt and pepper. It’s very good.

It’s my comfort food. It’s one of those guilty pleasures that you just know you need to stay away from. It’s loaded with calories, carbs, and all those other yummy bad for you foods. Cooper was disappointed that we weren’t having chocolate gravy for breakfast, but he was very happy all the same that he was getting a cooked breakfast. I don’t always get to make my boy hot meals every day, even though I’d like to. It’s difficult.

1/4 cup sausage crumbled, with grease

4 tablespoons of all purpose flour

2 cups milk

salt and pepper to taste

Brown sausage, keep grease. Add flour and cook for at least a minute. Add milk. Cook until thick. If too thick add more milk. Add salt and pepper.

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Biscuits

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It’s simple. I always used to make these gross flat little biscuits. Cooper gladly would eat the flat biscuits, because I made him some yummy Chocolate Gravy. He always thought they were so good. Recently, I’ve realized my biscuits just really suck and buying those biscuits in a can or frozen just don’t cut it like the homemade goodness. I tried new recipes, they tasted like cardboard. Finally I realized after watching a few episodes of well every cooking show on Food Network, I was rolling my dough too thin.  Once I plumped up my dough width, suddenly I was making beautiful little tasty gems of biscuits. Finally after all these years, I did it! You need to try these biscuits!!

2 cups self rising flour

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons shortening

3/4-1 cup milk

Put flour in a bowl. Add butter and shortening. Mix with fingers or a pastry blender until it resembles crumbs. Add milk. Sometimes I have to add more, sometimes less. It really depends. You want it to be stick. Flour a surface and hands. Roll dough into about 3/4 inch thickness. Cut with round dough cutter. Put on sprayed cookie sheet. Bake at 450 until lightly brown on top. Usually about ten minutes. Pay attention to biscuits after about 5 minutes.