Baby Cinnamon Buns

This is now one of my ultimate favorite, easiest cinnamon bun recipe ever!!. They’re so soft, chewy, ooey, gooey, sugary & cinnamony. And they’re a so easy to make.  I (like most moms) don’t always have time to make my dough from scratch so for this recipe…I took a shortcut by using storebought dough.  Now they can go from oven to your belly as soon as humanly possible. Even better, these can be made the night before and popped in the oven the next morning.  These will now be my go-to cinnamon buns for special occasions (like Thanksgiving, Christmas), and today, just because I was craving something sweet to go with my coffee!

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Here is what you need!  SO super easy…I usually have all this on hand!!!

Cinnamon Buns 1 Now place half of that softened butter into the bottom of a pie plate (or round dish…this was the cloesest I had to a round pie plate). And stick the dish back in the microwave to melt the butter. Then add 1/4 cup brown sugar. And stir and combine. This will give the cinnamon buns that incredibly gooey, buttery crust that is so heavenly!! 🙂

Cinnamon Bunds 2 Now unroll the crescent roll dough…

And pinch together the little seams.

Now you’re going to slather that baby with the rest of the softened butter.

Cinnamon Buns 3 And sprinkle of a beautiful mixture of cinnamon sugar.

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Tightly roll the dough back up…

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And cut into 8 perfect slices.

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And place into that buttery and sugary pie plate (or oval dish in my case).

If you had any leftover cinnamon sugar, just sprinkle it right onto the cinnamon buns. At this point you can cover tightly and place in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

When ready, bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

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Meanwhile, let’s make (my daughter’s) absolute favorite powdered sugar glaze. You’ll need powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla. If you don’t have cream, no fear…you can just use butter and milk instead. It turns out fantastic, and it’s perfect if you don’t want to buy a whole thing of cream just to use a little in this recipe. I never have cream on hand…because I know if I did, I would use it! 🙂

Cinnamon Buns 7 Scoop one on a plate and you know what to do next. Top with that sweet vanilla glaze.

Cinnamon Buns 13 It seeps all down in there and gets even sweeter and gooeier. Oh…look at that gooey center!

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Warning!!!  Whatever you do…Do not leave yourself alone with these little devils. Just take my word for it!!!  That’s all I am going to tell you.
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Baby Cinnamon Buns

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Ingredients

  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream (or 2 tablespoons milk + 1 tablespoon butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the bottom of a pie plate. Add the brown sugar to the butter and stir to combine. Unroll crescent dough and pinch seams together to create one big sheet. Spread with remaining softened butter. Combine white sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the buttered dough. Roll the dough back up into a log, and cut into 8 cinnamon rolls. Place rolls in prepared pie plate. Sprinkle with any remaining cinnamon sugar. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Top with vanilla glaze and serve warm. Store leftover cinnamon buns at room temperature (I highly doubt your lucky enough to have leftovers)! 🙂
  2. For the Vanilla Glaze - With a fork, stir together sugar, cream, and vanilla until smooth and pourable. Add one tablespoon of milk if needed to thin. If using milk and butter instead of cream, heat the milk and butter in the microwave to melt the butter, then add to the sugar and stir in vanilla

Enjoy!

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Turkey Sloppy Joes

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Who doesn’t love a sloppy joe!? Of course we all love them…the sloppy joe did originate in the United States for goodness sake!! 🙂  This is my sister Amy’s awesome sloppy joe recipe that I adapted just a smidge by replacing the ground beef with a little healthier alterative and used ground turkey.  By all means…this can be made either way and tastes awesome any way you have it!!!  I also used a whole wheat bun and paired it with my skinny baked cauliflower tator tots!  Dip those suckers in a little ketchup and even the kiddos won’t know the difference!  What a wonderful, healthy comfort food meal you have right there…yummy!!

These also work awesome in a crockpot…perfect for get togethers, birthday parties, game day…you name it!

Turkey Sloppy Joes

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Ingredients

  • 2 Ilbs Ground Turkey or Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Onion diced
  • 2 T. Brown Sugar
  • 1 C. Ketchup
  • 2 T. Mustard
  • 1 T. Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Brown meat and add onion; drain. Combine brown sugar, ketchup, mustard and vinegar. Add mix to your meat and simmer. Works well in a crock pot also...perfect for parties! You can add a little more brown sugar, ketchup, and mustard if you like yours more sloppy!! 🙂

Enjoy!!

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Rolo Stuffed Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites

Rolo Stuffed Snickerdoodle Bites My son loves snickerdoodle cookies and always begs me to make them for him! However, he also always digs into the dough while I am making them and begs me to just leave the dough in the fridge so he can snack on it!  I do let him sneak a few bites but do worry about the raw eggs!  Well…problem solved, here is an awesome recipe without eggs and even better a rollo surprise stuffed inside!!!  Yummy!!!!

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Rolo Stuffed Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bites

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 28 Rolo candies
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip together butter, brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and cream of tartar until pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and vanilla extract. Add dry ingredients and mix until combine. In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together 3 Tbsp granulated sugar and 3/4 tsp cinnamon. Scoop dough out 1 (even) TBSP at a time, then press one Rolo candy into the center of scooped dough and roll into a ball. Roll each dough ball into cinnamon sugar mixture. Chill or serve immediately. Store Cookie Dough Bites in refrigerator.

Enjoy!!!

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