Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tiny Tiny cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon Roll Bites

One can Pillsbury “Simply” refrigerated biscuits, 10 count
5 tablespoons softened butter
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet Roasted Saigon Cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar
5 to 6 tablespoons heavy cream

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Unroll biscuits onto a clean countertop and press out with fingers to about 3 inches wide. Spread each biscuit with 1/2 tablespoon of butter then top evenly with brown sugar and cinnamon. Starting at the bottom of each round, roll up jelly roll fashion with seam side down on countertop. Use a sharp knife and cut 1/2 inch slices and place onto prepared baking sheet. I cut 6 slices per biscuit making 60 small cinnamon rolls. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes, until light brown and cooked through. Remove from oven.

3. Place powdered sugar and heavy cream into a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Drizzle glaze over hot rolls. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Best served warm with a tall glass of milk!

The kids helped me make these and they had such a blast,  yum!

Easy Philly Cheesesteaks

Easy Philly Cheesesteaks

  • 2 c. beef broth
  • 1 pkg onion soup mix
  • 1 lb. Black Angus rare roast beef (regular roast beef works great too, just make sure it's from the deli and thinly sliced)
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large white or yellow onion, sliced
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • sliced provolone cheese (2 slices per sandwich)
  • 3-4 hoagie rolls
  • Bring beef broth and onion soup mix to a boil. Add roast beef, reduce heat, and simmer for about 5-10 minutes. In the meantime, in a large skillet saute onion and green pepper.
  • When beef is done simmering, drain juices (you can keep the juice if you want to make an "au jus" dip.. I tried this a couple weeks ago when I made these at my sister's house and it was awesome). Add roast beef to skillet along with about 4 oz. of cream cheese.
  • Spread remaining cream cheese on each hoagie roll. When the cream cheese in the skillet is all melted, generously portion beef mixture onto each hoagie roll.
  • Top with provolone cheese and place sandwiches, open-faced on a large baking sheet.
  • Broil on high for about a minute or until cheese becomes bubbly and bread becomes slightly toasty. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Review: YUMMY!!Did I mention this was yummy! I was worried about the cream cheese but it made a great sandwich.


1 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. House Seasoning {The house seasoning is another Paula Deen recipe…1 cup salt, 1/4 cup black pepper, 1/4 cup garlic powder}
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup crushed crackers {I used 1 sleeve of Ritz}
1 teaspoon seasoned salt {I used Lawry’s}
2 slices of bread {white or wheat}

1 {10 3/4-ounce} can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese {I used half cheddar, half cheddar/monterrey jack}
Chopped onions, optional {I didn’t add these}


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine meat, sour cream, worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, and house seasoning!
2. Add in onions and green peppers and mix.
3, Now add the cheese.

4, Add  Ritz crackers. (A sleeve of Ritz is a approximately 1  cup). Combine thoroughly.

5. Place the two slices of bread on the bottom of a 1 1/2 qt. loaf pan.

6. Now place the meatloaf mix on top of the bread slices and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

7. Meanwhile,prepare sauce!  Combine soup, milk, and cheese in a saucepan.  Stir often and cook on medium heat until cheese is melted.

8. Remove meatloaf from heat and top with sauce.

Review: This was great, totally unexpected and yummy. I wanted to put the sauce on everything!!! 

Chicken Parm

This site has a great recipe for easy non fried chicken parm with tons of flavor. WE loved this dish. The croutons added great flavor and texture!



3 medium potatoes, peeled & cubed
4-6 strips of bacon, cooked & crumbled
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 cups Monterrey jack cheese, shredded
sour cream
green onions
salt & pepper
cajun seasoning

1. Bake bacon at 400 for 12-15 minutes.

2. While bacon cooks, peel and cube potatoes. Boil on stovetop and remove from heat when cooked {soft & mushy}. 

3.  Season chicken with cajun seasoning. In a large skillet, cook chicken until brown on both sides and no more pink inside.  Remove from heat & cut into cubes.

4.  In the same skillet, heat olive oil and add onions & peppers. 

5.Add potatoes to the pepper/onion mix and cook for another 3-5 minutes

6, Add chicken, bacon, and cheese.

7. Cover the skillet with a lid and remove when cheese is melted.

8. Top with favorite ingredients such as sour cream or green onion.

Ranch Pasta Salad with Bacon

Source: via Bernadete on Pinterest

 Ranch Pasta Salad with Bacon


  • 1 (12 ounce) package uncooked tri-colored rotini pasta
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup milk (more, if needed)
  • 1 large tomatoes, chopped or 15 grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 (3 ounce) can sliced black olives
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in rotini pasta and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until al dente, drain. 
  2. Place bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until evenly brown. Drain and chop. 
  3. In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix and garlic powder. Stir in milk until smooth. Add bacon, tomato, black olives and cheese and toss to coat with dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  4. Cover and chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. Toss with additional milk if the salad seems a little dry.
    This was  great,very flavorful! I did need to add some milk!

Simply pork chops

Simply Pork Chops

1 boneless pork loin chop per person
1 cup flour
1 tsp parsley flakes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp salt
Real salted butter
1/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 350°. In a shallow dish combine flour, parsley flakes, garlic powder, pepper, and salt. Dredge each pork chop in flour mixture and place in 9x13 baking dish. Place water into dish (this will help give a little moisture while baking). Place 1/2 TBSP of butter on each chop. Cook for 35-40 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle.

Review:This recipe was  simple to put together and tasted  great! I love pintrest!