Herb rolls with herbal butter

Sometimes there is not enough time to make homemade dinner rolls.  Here is a quick way to make them in just an afternoon.  There are many variations to making the rolls with frozen bread dough.  But, here is one that works every time. I thaw the frozen bread dough in a glass bowl coated with…

Easy Bacon Garlic rolls

From the Taste of the South magazine, published in November 2014, comes this fabulous recipe for easy bacon garlic rolls.  These rolls are made with frozen pizza dough and are delicious.  They can be used for lunches or served with a bowl of soup for dinner. Take out the frozen pizza dough early in the…

2015 breakfast or appetizer biscuits

Are you looking for a way to celebrate the New Year?  How about using Pillsbury crescent roll dough to shape into the numerals of the year?  I found this idea on their website. It was so easy.  I rolled the crescent dough into a 12 by 8 rectangle and cut into 8 squares.  I then…

cinnamon puff breakfast rolls

Here is another recipe that uses a refrigerated convenience dough.  This one uses refrigerated buttermilk biscuits. The recipe comes from The Herbal Breads Cookbook by Donna Frawley.  Every one of her recipes works beautifully. I forgot how easily this recipe comes together for a holiday breakfast.  I divide the can of 10 biscuits into 20…

honey butter

One of the ways I try to improve the average meal is by simply improving the basic ingredients. For Thanksgiving dinner this year, I served honey butter with fresh-baked rolls.  The honey butter is nothing more than selecting a very nicely flavored honey, and combining the day before with margarine or butter. I usually bring…

easy simple hot cross buns

  for good friday, i made hot cross buns.  i read about this tradition recently on http://www.catholiccuisine.blogspot.com.  here is a brief passage from the article: “The Hot Cross Bun is the most famous, and probably the oldest, of the many English buns. Unlike today, when it is to be found throughout Lent, the Hot Cross Bun…

almond cinnamon rolls

yum. yum. yum.  this recipe is a KEEPER.  i will compare these rolls to anything you have ever tasted from a French bakery.  in fact, i would say this might be one of the best cinnamon roll recipes i have ever baked.  with that, i will tell you that these rolls are super delicious.  i…

snowflake butter pats

by using special reusable butter molds, tiny shapes can be made of butter for special meals and occasions.  for the winter months, it is fun to use the snowflake mold to shape butter pats. the molds can be found in many cooking supply shops. simply soften the butter and form into the mold and freeze….

rosemary rolls

recently i found the pioneer woman cookbook at the library, and decided to try these skillet rolls.  they are semi-homemade, as the recipe calls for frozen unbaked dinner rolls.  this was an excellent recipe and very easy to make.  the rolls are fluffy and delicious. again, this is another holiday only recipe.  i would not…

garlic knot rolls

as a food blogger, i often am online looking at other food blogs, reading and learning about many different types of cooking and baking.  many food bloggers seem to look for quick and easy ways to adapt recipes for weekday meals. here is one of those recipes that i found online at mamalovesfood.com.  it is…

cornbread madeleines

for thanksgiving, i always make sure to have an offering that includes corn, as a tribute to the pilgrims.  this year, i made cornbread madeleines.  this was a twist on the traditional sponge cakes that are light and airy and not too sweet. the best madeleine pans are shiny and made from heavy gauge tin. …

four seed pan rolls

here is an all time favorite recipe that is wonderful for any occasion where a soft dinner roll would be needed.  these are made with frozen bread dough rolls and the seeds are added to taste and for flavor. to make the dinner rolls:  purchase rhodes white dinner rolls in the frozen food aisle of…