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Let’s talk Dip!

Let’s talk Dip!

With warmer weather upon us, it’s time for those social get togethers where you need to bring a little something with you! Dips are the perfect accompaniment! Not too fussy, not too difficult, not too showy! But oh so yummy on the taste!!

 

 

Here are my favorites, just click on the name to get the full recipe:

  1. Creamy Fruit Dip
  • Perfect for those in season fruits!  The only cold dip I love!!

 

2. Creamy Artichoke & Spinach Dip (Olive Garden Copycat)

  • It’s my favorite copy cat recipe.  It’s love at first bite 🙂

 

 

3. Cheese Dip

  • One bite and you’ll know why this is called Famous Queso!

 

 

 

4. The Best Black Bean Dip

  • Don’t knock this dip just because it has beans, you’ll be sadly missing out on one of the best dips I’ve ever eaten!!!

 

 

 

 

 

1 year Blogiversary and a FREEBIE

1 year Blogiversary and a FREEBIE

 

What’s a Blogiversary?? Well folks that means Little Chef Within has been a blog for one year!  I don’t recall the actual date, and I don’t remember what possessed me to even start a blog in the first place, given I had TWINS last March! As in real live human beings, not one, but two babies!  I must be totally insane! If having six boys wasn’t crazy enough!!!!!  Some of you just fainted at the mere thought.  Pass the smelling salts please…..

But it has worked out for the good!  I found a true love of food photography.  Please don’t judge me harshly, I am still a novice! And I get to connect with some great people like you all!

Is it just me or does anyone else think that cupcake with a little hat on is just adorable 🙂

 

I just wanted to say thank you for being a loyal reader of Little Chef Within.  Since we just had our 1 year Blogiversary, I created a little kitchen guide just for my awesome e-mail subscribers!  You can download it by clicking here.

Thank you again and I’m looking forward to another year!!

 

Vicky aka LittleChefsMom

 

P.S.

Can you tell when I type in the wee hours of the night?? I tend to get a little slap happy and very goofy 😉

5 EASY Mother’s Day Desserts that kids can make on their own

5 EASY Mother’s Day Desserts that kids can make on their own

 

 

Mother’s Day is only 3 days away, so I wanted to share some easy desserts that the kids can make on their own for their special Mommy 😍

 

 

#1 Up first is the quickest cookie recipe I have, no oven required!

 

Easy No-Bake Oatmeal cookies

 

 

 

#2 Next up are Delicious brownies that no Mom can say no to! I’ll give you a two for one deal since I can’t decide on which Brownie recipe I love more!

Fudgy Brownies

 

 

 

5 Minute Fudge Brownies

 

 

 

 

#3 is a quick and yummy chocolate pudding that is made with regular pantry ingredients and conveniently on the stove top.

 

Warm Chocolate Pudding

 

 

#4 If your Mom loves lemon, look no further! I have the perfect pie recipe, Easy Lemon Pie, and the name says it all!

 

Easy Lemon Pie

 

#5  And last but not least, for all my adventurous little bakers out there that want to make Mom a cake, here is the chocolate cake of all cakes!

EXTREME Chocolate Cake

 

I want to wish each and every one of you a Happy Mother’s Day!  I hope your day is spent with your loved ones and they make you a special dessert 🙂

 

Happy Mother’s Day Cathy, I love you!!!

Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad

A quick and easy Tuna Salad that has a special ingredient to mask that fishy taste 🙂

 

 

 

Let me just say up front, I’m not a big fish lover, not at all. Tuna patties and tuna salad sandwiches are about the extent of my fish eating experiences. I did however eat salmon two times a week when I was pregnant with the twins. That my friends was Divine intervention! Jesus knew I had to have help with my eating habits to have 2 healthy babies!  😊

I love this recipe because it doesn’t have that full fishy taste thanks to seasoning salt. This is actually the 2nd recipe I ever made on my own as an adult! I got it from my sister and added the seasoning salt later on.

One day I went to visit her and she had made some amazing tuna salad.  I immediately asked her how she made it.  She told me and it was so easy that I gave it a shot and I’ve been making it ever since! I don’t recall why I ever tried tuna salad in the first place, since I’ve never had a love for fish.  I guess I must’ve thought it would’ve tasted like salmon patties that our Mom made (it doesn’t!). I’m not sure, either way,  I’m glad I tried it.  I hope you give it a shot too!  I have added Lawry’s seasoning salt to cover up and mask all fishy taste!  So if you love the true taste of tuna, just leave the Lawry’s out!  And if you LOVE tuna, don’t forget to check out my Tuna Patties.

With or without the extra ingredient, it’s my most favorite tuna salad. Since I have to eat gluten free, I like to eat it on toasted bread now because gluten free bread leaves alot to be desired!

 

 

 

 

I’ve just finished 21 days of Beach Body.  I’ve been drinking a Shakeology drink every single day and it has literally changed my life!  I know some people just throw that statement out nonchalantly like hey man, this shampoo has changed my life, or this lipstick has changed my life. NO!  I’m talking an honest to goodness life change!  I went from being an exhausted slug that only got out of the recliner when I was forced to because I was SO tired, to beaming with energy and walking 5-6 miles a day!!  It’s crazy!!  I wish you could’ve peeked into my body before I started the shakes, the lack of energy, the aches, the pains, ALL GONE now!!  I did Whole 30 the beginning of this year, you can read about it on the blog.  I had good results, but nothing like I have had drinking Shakeology for 3 weeks!  I have lost 15 pounds, 11.5 inches gone, (3 off my hips alone!!), and 2 % body fat gone!!  That is nothing in comparison to my energy levels.  When you wake up more tired than when you went to bed and you go through your day wondering how you are going to make it, just to function because you are bone tired exhausted, this is such a blessing to actually have energy!!  To get through my day without feeling like such a failure because I’m so exhausted.

I’m very passionate about this because as I said, it has changed my life!  I have signed us as an Independent Team BeachBody Coach.  If you can resonate with anything in this post, please don’t hesitate to connect with me.  I want you to feel good again.  You can get your energy levels back, it is possible!  Only from a shake?  That sounds suspicious?  I get it, trust me I do.  I thought the exact same thing too! My in-laws had been doing it for a few months and my MIL (mother in-law) brought me some shake samples when they came to visit.  I had no excuses then!  I tried them daily and I noticed almost immediately that I felt better. I had to give the program a chance and I thank God for my MIL. If it hadn’t been for her graciously sharing then I never would’ve believed a little tasty shake could’ve changed my life! If you are interested and curious what’s in the super shakes click here to read all about Shakeology  My BIL (brother in-law) has been doing it 4 months and has lost over 70 pounds, that’s insane!!

What does Tuna Salad Sandwiches have to do with a life changing Shake, Beach Body?  Nothing!  I just wanted to post a new recipe and I made tuna salad today and I wanted to share the amazing news about what’s been happening with me!  I have a house full of sick kids right now, so my new routine of exercise and eating healthy has been thrown off today.  I’m looking forward to starting round 2 and gaining even more energy and strength!!  I Praise Jesus for allowing my body to walk and exercise after so many years of inactivity.  To Him be all the glory!!

 

 

 

 

Don’t worry, my blog won’t go all healthy.  I know that’s not what you signed up for! Nor is that my family.  I just couldn’t sit here and not share the amazing results I have had.  It’s worth it if I can help just one person change their life, to change their family!

 

 

Tuna Salad
Ingredients
  • 2 cans tuna, drained
  • 2 eggs (hard boiled), chopped
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sweet relish, drained
  • -1 TBLS Lawry's seasoning salt
Instructions
  1. Drain 2 cans of tuna; place in bowl
  2. Using a fork, flake tuna up; add seasoning salt
  3. Add mayo, then chopped up eggs, lastly add sweet relish
  4. Mix it well; store in fridge

 

Easy Lemon Pie

Easy Lemon Pie

 

 

Easy Lemon Pie is sweet and creamy with just the right amount of tartness and super easy!  Perfect for those warmer months ahead.

 

 

Long time no post, yeah I know. So sorry!  Things have been crazy here getting ready for the end of the school year.  All school work and reports graded and recorded.  Next years curriculum already researched and bought.  Another year of homeschooling fails and successes under my belt.  I’m SOOOOO ready for school to be out.  That means more time to cook/bake/grill and blog!!!!  Sidenote: I won’t be the one grilling, after having a gas grill literally blow up in my face, I’ll leave that to the pro (LittleChefsDad), but I’ll enjoy the grilled food!!

In case the grill in the face comment got you all excited and wondering what happened, it’s pretty straight forward- it blew up in my face!  Someone said it was user error, which I’m sure it was, but geez louise, exploding grill + face= NOT FUN!

 

 

 

Anywhoo, this is my most favorite pie and it’s super easy because you just buy all the ingredients and mix them in a bowl and dump in a store bought pie crust!  Easy peasy!!  Even kids can make this one!  I’ve used fresh squeezed lemon juice and lemon juice from a container.  I couldn’t tell a big difference at all. But one thing I do add is fresh grated lemon zest, now that adds a wonderful punch!

 

 

I found this recipe at Allrecipes.com.  It’s been a staple in my recipe box for years now!  Try it out and you’ll love it too 🙂

 

Easy Lemon Pie
Ingredients
  • 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 (8oz) frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip), thawed
  • 1 (9") prepared graham cracker crust
Instructions
  1. In bowl, combine milk and lemon juice; mix till smooth (it will begin to thicken)
  2. Fold in cool whip topping
  3. Spoon into crust
  4. Chill in fridge

 

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Double Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

A delicious muffin that uses up those long forgotten bananas on the counter.  Add chocolate and it’s a perfect union!

 

 

My kids most favorite muffins are Banana Muffins.  So when I saw this in a Taste of Home magazine with great reviews, it was on my to-bake list immediately!  Is it weird that I have an on going list just for baking?  What can I say, I’m a baker at heart 🙂  I may not be the best at it, but I enjoy it.  If I did an outside job, it would be baking stuff, doesn’t seem like work to me!  Housework on the other hand is…. WORK! Speaking of housework, you’ll notice that I’ve been especially absent the past week or so.  I’ve been working and developing a home management routine that works for us!  I’ve even pulled out the ChorePacks I had from years ago that never got followed through with!  I’ve never had a large family mentality.  Things work so much differently in large families.  I’ve always did everything that was done in the house with not much help.  Well that is fine and dandy for 3 or even 4 kids, but not with 6 kids including twin babies! I just can’t keep up anymore.  Not with everything including homeschooling, and cooking on my plate.  Like I’ve said before the twins are a full time job alone!

 

 

 

 

 

A quote that I have never forgotten:   Cleaning up while kids are around is like shoveling during a snowstorm!

That is soooo true!  I try to always live in the moment and never have any regrets about raising my kids, to always enjoy them because they grow so quickly.  But I do regret not training them to do chores.  I never dreamed I would have 6 kids and like I mentioned earlier, I never had a large family mentality.  I always felt sad whenever I saw a large family and the older kid had to help the younger ones do something.  Or it seemed as though the kids had to do all the chores.    I have learned that when you have a large family, all family members need to make a contribution.  This is very hard for me.  No, not because I’m a control freak or I have to have things done my way.  Just the the opposite.  I was raised in a typical American family where Mom sends the kids off to school each morning and then kids come home and relax, the housework is done.  They play, eat dinner, bath and go to sleep.  That’s what I expected from my kids too except when they’re home all day long and make messes all day long. someone is gonna have to clean up!  I told my husband that I felt like I was always cleaning up messes just to get to stuff that I had written down on my list that I needed to get done!  Most of the time I wasn’t even able to tackle my to-do list.  I was too busy just doing basic everyday chores after a family of 8!  Things had to change, I had to change and let go of my thinking kids are just young once. That is true, but they need to be given chores to teach responsibility.  Better late than never!

So enough of my ramblings.  We’re on a good system now and I will report back when we’ve done it consistently for a few months!

 

 

 

This picture makes me laugh.  Why? Because it’s so cute and little.  Who makes only 6 muffins? 🙂  It makes a cute picture though.  I bake the kids in a 24 cup container. I LOVE those!!

Here’s what I’m talking about          

 

 

Even if you only want 12 muffins, or 6!  Always bake double because they freeze wonderfully!  I’ll never forget the time I tried to vacuum seal muffins in a freezer bag BEFORE freezing the muffin! LOL!  You should’ve seen my face when that machine squished them flat! 😉

 

 

 

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Double Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Serves: 1 dozen

Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Whisk together the first six ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk bananas, oil and egg until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full.
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.
  6. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.

 

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Creamy Shredded Chicken with Gravy (Slow Cooker)

Creamy Shredded Chicken with Gravy (Slow Cooker)

This is my new favorite  recipe!!  Creamy Shredded Chicken that cooks in the slow cooker and makes it’s own gravy!  Throw in some awesome mashed potatoes and cheese on an open faced sandwich, what more could a gal want  😉

 

 

 

Okay, so I know upon first impressions, this may not look the most appealing, at least that’s what I was told!  I actually had two family members flat out refuse to eat this, and not my little picky kids either!  They refused because they said it looks like slop and looks like crap!  WOW, what harsh words!  Can you say rude!! I didn’t know I lived with two food critics!  I honestly didn’t think it looked that horrible, but I apologize for the pictures if they offend you too!  Well it’s truly their loss!  More food for me and LittleChef2 to eat!  We appreciate food, even if it’s not the best looking.  After all, isn’t taste what’s it’s all about??

 

My friends, you won’t be disappointed in this taste!  I haven’t been this excited over shredded chicken in a long time, LOL!  I made two Chicken Dorito Casseroles last night from leftover rotisserie chicken and I had a pack of chicken breasts in the fridge that needed to be used.  I was looking for a slow cooker recipe because it was super late at night, I had chicken broth in both my pressure cooker and Instant Pot.  I stumbled upon a recipe using chicken breasts and homemade mushroom gravy over rice.  Since it was like 1 in the morning I was thinking of nothing but using my handy dandy crock-pot!  I threw in some chicken, seasoned it, and a package of gluten free cream of mushroom soup.  I’m not a canned soup snob, but if this bothers you, then be my guest and make your own, we can still be friends  🙂

 

 

 

The humble, underrated slow cooker does all the work for you while you sleep peacefully.  Sounds so tranquil and lovely doesn’t it?  LOL!  Speaking of sleep!  The twins actually slept through the ENTIRE night last night, BOTH of them! Did I mention I had 2, as in two babies both asleep the whole night??  Oh what bliss!!  I woke up frantic making sure they were both still alive and breathing!  The same feeling I had when the other 4 kids first started sleeping through the night at 3 months old, not 12 months.  But I’ll take it!!  Usually I’ll have one or the other wake up and I’ll have to plug them with their pacifier.  Praying tonight is just as good!!

 

 

Here’s a closer view of the chicken:

 

Do yourself a favor and try this recipe.  Enjoy it over rice if you like, or an open faced sandwich like we did.  I used some gluten free bread I found on clearance for $2.50!  Woo-Hoo!! I’ve been piggin out on gluten free bread for the past few days.  I’ve eaten like a ton of sandwiches.  Not because the bread is good, but HELLO!!  I’M EATING BREAD!!!!  For this Celiac girl, this is major!!!  🙂

 

 

 

Creamy Shredded Chicken with Gravy (Slow Cooker)
Please don't leave the Cajun seasoning out. It will be greatly under seasoned. Feel free to substitute something equivalent in spice.
Ingredients
  • 2-3 large chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • Cajun seasoning
  • 1 (12 oz ) can or pkg cream of mushroom soup
  • 12 oz water
Instructions
  1. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning and place in Slow Cooker.
  2. Mix cream of mushroom soup with water; pour on top of chicken
  3. Cook on low 7 hours
  4. Shred chicken with 2 forks; mix well.
  5. serve over mashed potatoes or rice

 

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The World’s Easiest Sour Cream Biscuits (only 3 ingredients)

The World’s Easiest Sour Cream Biscuits (only 3 ingredients)

Soft, fluffy homemade biscuits using only 3 ingredients that I’m sure you already have in your kitchen!  These truly are The World’s Easiest Sour Cream Biscuits!

 

 

 

So as promised in another post, one which I won’t mention here since I ran 5 people off (people sure are sensitive aren’t they??), here’s the recipe for the super easy Biscuits.

One day, rather one evening, I had a surplus supply of eggs and apples.  So naturally that meant breakfast time, only one problem, I was out of butter (doesn’t happen that often!) and crisco for Buttermilk Biscuits.  As luck would have it I had just read an e-mail from one of my favorite bloggers and I remembered the biscuit recipe only had 3 ingredients.  Flour, sour cream and milk, no butter needed!!  So I got to work making them and they truly are the world’s easiest biscuits and pretty fail proof too!

 

 

 

These would be especially fun for the little ones since there’s no butter or Crisco that needs mixed in.  Easy peasy biscuits!  If you see what looks like melted butter on the tops, that’s actually melted ghee.  Gotta improvise sometimes 😉

 

If you’re looking for some good fried apples, I got you covered.  My Fried Apples recipe is one of the kids most requested breakfast sides.  I’m working on updating the pictures since I took the original ones outside in bright sunlight!  What can I say, when I knew better, I did better.  Not sure who that quote is from, but it’s a good one.

 

Slather your biscuit with butter and jelly, or just butter, either way is great!

 

 

 

 

 

Recipe Source: Momonamission.me

The World's Easiest Sour Cream Biscuits (only 3 ingredients)
Ingredients
  • 4 cups Self-Rising Flour
  • 1 (16oz). container sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Blend in enough sour cream with a fork until the dough leaves sides of bowl.
  3. Add milk to form a soft dough.
  4. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Gently knead 2 to 3 times.
  5. Roll out dough, using a floured rolling pin, to ½ or ¾ inch (if you like tall biscuits). Cut using a floured 2 or 3-inch biscuit cutter.
  6. Place on a baking sheet with sides touching for soft biscuits and 1-inch apart for crisp sides.
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes.

 

 

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Delicious Gluten Free Meatballs

Delicious Gluten Free Meatballs

Don’t let the word Gluten-Free fool you, these Meatballs are just as good as the ones with breadcrumbs, if not better!  Yummy and delicious!

 

 

 

I know I’ve been quiet this week.  I’ll try to make this a short story….

Last Wednesday around 9 o’clock that night, I went to grab my phone for the flashlight to look in LittleChef3’s throat, it was hurting.  You know, normal Dr. Mom stuff!  Well my phone was dead and I thought it was just where I let the battery drain down.  I was wrong.  My 4 month old Google Pixel phone kicked the bucket!  So after I called Google, they said to take it to my carrier for a quicker replacement.  It took several days due to the weekend even with overnight shipping.  How’s that for an oxymoron!

Not  having a phone at my fingertips for a week has made me painfully aware of  how much I use, and depend on my phone even for little stuff.  I use it all the time for alarms, timers, flashlight, calendar, and most importantly for pictures of the kids and blogging!  Yes, blogging!  I upload the pictures to my husband’s Mac (I use my big camera for blog pics), but I do all the written stuff from my phone, mostly in the middle of the night after the twins go to sleep.  So if I’m never coherent, at least you’ll know why 😉

Normally no phone wouldn’t have caused a huge problem, just an inconvenience. But since I didn’t have my phone to check my e-mails (personal, business and school), I was locked out of my business e-mail till just a few minutes ago.  I had changed my password to an incredibly hard one after I thought I got hacked (I didn’t), obviously I didn’t remember what it was, so much for my secure brain vault, if you wanna lose or misplace something, tell me or give it to me. LOL!  I’ll be playing the “Mom Card” till I’m dead!  You know the one where I blame all my forgetfulness on being pregnant with 7 babies!  Seriously, I did read that pregnancy sucks brain cells out, and so that’s why I believe that now.  Funny how I don’t forget that. 🙂

Anyway, there was a glitch in the system and all the “backups” I had in place didn’t work.  I finally got smart enough to chat with them and they unlocked it for me, after some trouble.  They told me I’d have to first create an email account.  Even though I had been using one with them almost 10 months!  But thankfully it had a happy ending!

Okay, enough of my ramblings and on to Meatballs…

 

 

 

 

 

Since these only contain one type of meat, ground beef, I like to think of them as American meatballs and not Italian.  Because every single recipe I find for authentic Italian Meatballs include more than one type of meat.  I may be mistaken, if so, comment below and change my mind 🙂

These meatballs aren’t really time consuming, just messy on the hands.  I roll the meatballs with my hand stuck in a plastic baggie, LOL!  The twins are still on bottles (not for long!), so I’m still real leary of what my hands touch.  I can’t believe next week they’ll be a year old and the next day my oldest 17! It’s been a super fast year, the quickest out of all the kids!  I’ve been trying to think of what cakes I want to make all 3 of them.  I have about a billion cakes going through my head right now!

See how easily I’m sidetracked.  I done went from meatballs to cake, but in my defense, cake is always a good thing. LOL!

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes I like to switch spaghetti up a little.  I’ll do my normal spaghetti with just meat sauce, or I’ll do baked spaghetti, or these meatballs. In that order of frequency too!  They all include  My Favorite Spaghetti Sauce.

There’s just something about meatballs that instantly bumps spaghetti to a whole new level! Pair spaghetti and meatballs with a salad and bread and you have a tasty meal!  I like to serve mine with green beans.  I’m still on a French green bean kick.  I had salad twice a day on Whole30, so I’m still not wanting to eat it yet.  I realize now that I still haven’t posted the recipe for freezer garlic bread.  I’ll try to remember that the next time we have it.

 

Delicious Gluten Free Meatballs

Serves: 19 meatballs

Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 TBLS dry parsley
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup oats, ground in a food processor or blender
Instructions
  1. Mix eggs and seasonings with fork; add ground beef and ½ of the oats and milk.
  2. Mix, then add other half.
  3. Keep mixing and adding till the correct texture is reached; you should be able to roll mixture into a ball, but it should still be tacky (sticky like)
  4. Roll meatballs about 1½", golfball size
  5. Place on a greased cookie tray (one with sides) Place in fridge for 30 minutes to help firm up.
  6. Bake in pre-heated oven set at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  7. Flip the meatballs over, then bake additional 10 minutes.
  8. After cooked, simmer in sauce. Enjoy!!

 

 

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Cinnamon Rolls, egg free

Cinnamon Rolls, egg free

There’s just something about a warm sweet dough mixture all rolled up with sugar and cinnamon inside and topped with a sweet glaze,  yumm!!!!!

 

 

There’s nothing more perfect than a Cinnamon Roll!  They were one of my most favorite things to eat!    If you can read and follow directions, then a few hours later you can have this perfect sweet treat in your hand! It’s hard to mess up cinnamon rolls, so don’t let the yeast scare you away!

I’ve fixed countless recipes claiming to be the best! In fact, this recipe is from thelittleredhen.com and the title is Best Ever Cinnamon Rolls.  So when I saw that title, it was a baking challenge I had to accept!

 

 

 

I think I’ve passed my love of cinnamon rolls down to LittleChef3.  Cinnamon Rolls are one of his favorite things! He doesn’t get them very often, so when he does he is very selective on which one he chooses first!  I’ve already shared the story of his love of cinnamon rolls, you can read it here in the Cinnamon Roll Cake recipe.  If I ever offer to bake something special for him, I already know what’s gonna come out of his little cute mouth  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I greatly enjoy trying out new recipes.  Some I don’t dare budge on, but others, mainly yeast breads, I try out any new one I see that looks good!  This isn’t my usual go to cinnamon roll, I’ll post it the next time I make it, but it’s great nonetheless!  The kids said it was fantastic!  I found it interesting that it does not contain any eggs!  So if you’re having a sweet craving and are eggless, I’ve got you covered  😉

 

Cinnamon Rolls, egg free
Ingredients
  • 2½ teaspoons yeast (one package)
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • Filling:
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 TBLS cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 TBLS butter
  • milk
Instructions
  1. Dissolve the yeast in the ¼ cup water.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, and salt.
  3. Add softened butter and yeast mixture to the one cup of warm milk.
  4. Mix the liquid mixture with the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix well and knead until smooth. (Or knead with KA Mixer for 6-7 minutes)
  6. Put in a greased bowl and let rise for about an hour, till doubled in size.
  7. Punch down the dough and roll out into a rectangle.
  8. Spread with softened butter and then sprinkle generously with brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  9. Roll up and cut into rolls. Place in two greased 9 inch pans and let rise again, about an hour.
  10. Bake at 400 for 13-15 minutes.

 

 

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