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Fastest Cinnamon Rolls

After my recent attempt at non-yeasted cinnamon rolls, I had pretty much determined I would just have to bite the bullet and go the traditional route if I wanted perfect cinnamon rolls. Don’t get me wrong – that Cook’s Illustrated recipe was delicious, but the dough was difficult to work with and the end result wasn’t very pretty. So, I had pretty much stopped looking for that kind of recipe and mentally slotted cinnamon rolls as a “major plan ahead” recipe only.

Then, quite by accident, I ran across a Fine Cooking recipe called Fastest Cinnamon Buns. As previously, my hopes immediately rose. Maybe this cinnamon roll recipe would work better! Without delay, I went home and made it that very night.

I’m happy to report that this cinnamon rolls recipe really does produce excellent, beautiful and delicious rolls without any waiting around for proofing and rising and all that yeasty business. I can see using this dough for lots of variations – pecan encrusted sticky buns, orange cinnamon rolls, apple butter rolls – the options are endless.

Do yourself a favor and try this recipe asap! The dough goes together super quick, is an absolute joy to work with and the end result is deeelish!


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Nutritional Info calculated with BigOven Recipe Software

Calories: 374
Fat: 12g, Sat Fat: 8g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 32g
Protein: 7g

Belgian Waffles

I’ve been looking for a good belgian waffle recipe for a long time. I mean, almost all of the ones I tried were good but they were never as good as I knew they could be. A perfect waffle is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, but it’s so easy for them to become cakey or heavy.

Finally, I’ve found an excellent one! Not a light recipe, but perfect for an occasional treat. These are awesome served with warmed maple syrup or topped with sliced fresh berries.


Nutritional Info calculated with BigOven Recipe Software

Calories: 407
Fat: 30g, Sat Fat: 17g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 7g

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Orange Blueberry Muffins

This past weekend was a tough one. It seemed that nothing I made would turn out right. I ruined 3 – count ‘em, 3! – different recipes. But the very first thing I made was perfect – these whole wheat orange blueberry muffins. Guess I should have quit while I was ahead!

At the end of the weekend, when I was frustrated and annoyed, I was still able to pull out one of these muffins to sooth my battered ego. They were delicious and beautiful and the pictures even came out well. The planets must have been perfectly aligned.

This has been my go-to blueberry muffin recipe for a couple of years. This time, I wanted to see how they would do with some whole wheat flour. And, to brighten them up a little, I added the zest of an orange. They passed with flying colors.

Whenever you need a little boost – whether it’s an ego-boost or one for your tastebuds – pull out this recipe. It will treat you right every time!



Nutritional Info calculated with BigOven Recipe Software

Calories: 210
Fat: 7g, Sat Fat: 4g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 16g
Protein: 4g

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