Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls for Supper?

My thought is "why not?" ...especially with a recipe like this one.

I was reading Ree Drummond's book Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels (love this book!), and she included a recipe for cinnamon rolls "sure to cure any heartache." I am not currently suffering any heartache, (these are probably more likely to induce a heart attack) but hey, some things you just gotta do!

Probably best to avoid these if you are trying to lose weight for your wedding, for swimsuit season, or because it is almost time to put on those favorite jeans again. They will not help with that... but is that really the point of eating cinnamon rolls? I eat them because they are gooey and yummy, and because that warm cinnamon aroma curls around you like a great big hug after a hard day at work or a long day running after the kiddos.

The only thing I changed in Ree's recipe is that I use pure vanilla in place of the maple flavoring. Just a personal preference.

This is a recipe you will want to put in your "Keeper's File."


  1. I love your blog concept--can't wait to see all your posts. Juts put you in my Google Reader! Also can't wait to eat the cinnamon buns!

  2. What a great blog! This recipe makes me very hungry. Looking forward to having some sometime.

  3. It's the funniest thing because I, too, am now starting a blog. I think I'm going to call it "Pam Holz's Blog Has Given Me Type 2 Diabetes." Or possible "Pam Holz's blog is Making Me Fat." What do you think?

    Seriously, I made the cinnamon rolls yesterday afternoon. I've baked very little in my life, but those cinnamon rolls turned out looking and tasting just as described. Now my wife says I have to bake more. So thanks a lot!

    To add insult to (fake) injury, my ten year old and aforementioned wife, along with a number of cheeky members of my congregation have taken to referring to me as the "Pioneer Woman." So again, a thousand thank you's. :)

    But the rolls themselves were top notch. Keep up the good work on the blog!