Sunday, July 25, 2010

Best Cinnamon Rolls Recipe (Better than Cinnabon)!

Best Cinnamon Rolls Recipe (Better than Cinnabon)! | #CINNABON #CINNAMON #ROLLCAKE #Dessertrecipes #Cakedesserts #Cupcakecakes #Cakecookies #Cakefrosting #Deliciousdesserts #Dessertrecipes #Cupcakecakes #Cakedesserts #Cakecookies #Cakefrosting #Sweetrecipes


  • Cinnamon Roll Dough:
  • 1 cup milk warm (105 degrees F)
  • ½ cup + 1 TBS granulated sugar divided
  • 1 TBS Active dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 6 TBS butter melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 to 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Sugar Filling:
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 ½ TBS ground cinnamon
  • 6 TBS butter softened
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt


Make the Cinnamon Roll Dough:

  • Warm milk in the microwave milk for 45-60 seconds. It should be warm but not hot to the touch (about 105 degrees F).
  • Place milk into the bowl of your standing mixer, then add 1 TBS sugar and 1 TBS yeast to the warm milk. Stir and let it sit (proof) for five minutes or until it becomes foamy.
  • Add the ½ cup sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla to the mixture in the bowl of your standing mixer. Use a dough hook to stir until combined
  • Add 4 cups flour, salt and cinnamon and stir the dough hook, starting on low and increasing to high.
  • Knead dough in the standing mixer until a large ball is formed. The dough should be smooth and only slightly tacky to the touch. If the dough seems too sticky and is not forming a ball, add more flour 1 TBS at a time until a smooth ball is formed.
  • Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead with your hands until it is smooth and elastic (about 3-5 minutes). Form it into a ball.
  • Grease a large bowl and place the dough inside.
  • Cover the bowl with a warm, damp towel and put the bowl in a warm place to rise.
  • Let the dough rise in a warm place about 1 hour or until dough has doubled in size.

Make the filling:

  • While the dough is rising, make the filing. In a small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until mixture is homogenous (uniform throughout). Set aside.
  • Alternately, you can combine the cinnamon and sugar. Then melt the butter and brush it on the rolled dough, then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on the butter-brushed dough. (I think this way is easier)!
  • Assemble Cinnamon Rolls
  • Sprinkle a large work surface with flour.
  • Gently press the gas out of the dough and form it into a rectangle.
  • Roll the dough into a 24x12” rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Spread the filling all over the dough using greased hands or a greased spatula. This process can seem difficult but it gets easier as you spread it. (Alternately: if you only combined the cinnamon and sugar, then melt the butter and use a pastry brush to spread the melted butter all over the dough. Then sprinkle the dough with cinnamon sugar and pat it down gently to insure it sticks).
  • Roll up dough cut into 12 equal sized rolls (feel free to measure and cut each roll to be 2” long).
  • Line a 9x13 inch glass baking dish with parchment paper and lightly grease. Then place rolls in 4 rows of three, evenly spaced.
  • Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Bake Cinnamon Rolls
  • Once rolls are doubled in size, bake them in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 18-20 minutes. They will rise more in the oven.

Make the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Do NOT chill the frosting. Keep it at room temperature until the cinnamon rolls are baked.
  • Once the cinnamon rolls have bene removed from the oven, spread the cream cheese frosting on them while they are still warm.
  • Cool & Serve!
  • Let cool and serve warm.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chicken Lombardy

Chicken Lombardy | #Chickenlombardyrecipes #Bestrecipes #Creamofmushroomsouprecipeswithchicken #Boneinchickenrecipes #Peachbasilchicken #Cookingrecipes #Bakedchickenrecipes #Lowcarbchicken #Easylowcarbrecipes #Lowcarbrecipesfordinner #Lowcarblunchideas #Lowcarbdiet


  • 8 oz pkg sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup Marsala wine
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp corn starch + 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 green onions, thinly sliced


  1. Cut each chicken breast evenly in half, lengthwise. One at a time, place a piece of chicken in between two sheets of heavy duty plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, flatten the breast out to a 1/4" thickness. Repeat for all the pieces of chicken.
  2. Melt the two tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the mushrooms and saute for 3-5 minutes, or until tender. Remove the cooked mushrooms to a waiting plate or bowl, and set aside.
  3. Add the flour to a flat plate. Dredge each piece of chicken in it, making sure there's an even coat.
  4. In the same skillet you cooked the mushrooms in, melt two tablespoons of the remaining butter. Add two pieces of chicken, and up the heat to medium high. Let the chicken cook until nicely browned on one side, flip and repeat. Transfer the browned breasts to a waiting plate.
  5. Add another tablespoon of butter to the skillet, and brown another two breasts. Repeat the steps until all the chicken is browned, and all transferred to the waiting plate.
  6. Stir the broth and wine into the drippings in the skillet, whisking to deglaze the pan and get up all those yummy browned bits. Season with salt & pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, or until thickened slightly.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the corn starch and water to make a slurry. Whisk this into the skillet sauce, and let it simmer another 1-2 minutes- until nicely thickened. Remove the skillet from heat, and set aside.
  8. Transfer the chicken breasts to a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish, overlapping a bit if necessary to fit them all. Spread the sauteed mushrooms evenly out over top.
  9. Pour the sauce evenly out over top of the chicken. Then sprinkle the cheeses evenly out over top, followed by the sliced green onions.
  10. Bake the prepared chicken at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and slightly golden brown. Remove the dish from the oven, and serve immediately.

  Recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Pasta with Parmesan, Lemon and Garlic

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Pasta with Parmesan, Lemon and Garlic | #Freshgreenbeanrecipes #Healthysidedishesfordinner #Ketogreenbeans #Greenbeanrecipeshealthy #Easygreenbeans #Garlicgreenbeanssauteed #Tofulettucewraps #Meatlessmeals #Easyvegetarianrecipes #Vegetarianmealseasy #Quickvegetarianmeals #Ketolettucewraps



  • 8 cups broccoli florets (see note)
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 8 cups cauliflower florets (see note)
  • 12 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 cup reserved pasta cooking water
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese (see note)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 475ยบ F, and bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stove.
  2. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, toss the broccoli florets with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper, making sure the oil and seasonings are evenly distributed. (If you prefer, you can toss the ingredients together in a bowl and then dump the broccoli mixture out onto the baking sheet.) On a second parchment-lined baking sheet, repeat the process with the cauliflower florets, tossing them with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 3/4 teaspoons salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Make sure the vegetables are spread out evenly on the baking sheets, and not heaped on top of each other, so they roast properly rather than steaming.
  3. Place cauliflower in the oven and roast for 5 minutes; then add broccoli to the oven. Roast for 5 minutes more, and then stir both cauliflower and broccoli and rotate sheet pans to promote even roasting. Continue roasting for about 10 more minutes (20 minutes total for cauliflower and 15 minutes total for broccoli), until the vegetables have developed some gorgeous roasted brown spots. Remove from oven and set briefly aside, keeping warm.
  4. Meanwhile, as vegetables roast, cook pasta according to package directions. Before draining the pasta, carefully reserve about 1 cup of pasta cooking water.
  5. In a large serving bowl, toss the roasted vegetables with the cooked pasta. Sprinkle the parmesan, lemon juice, garlic, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt evenly over the pasta mixture, stirring as you do so to make sure they are evenly distributed throughout the pasta and not concentrated in one spot. Loosen as desired with reserved pasta cooking water (we usually use about 1/2 - 3/4 cup). Taste and adjust the pasta water, lemon juice and salt as needed. Serve immediately.
  6. Recipe Notes
  7. Broccoli and cauliflower florets: To get this recipe on the table in 30 easy minutes, we suggest purchasing the pre-cut florets that you can now find in most grocery stores. (You may need to trim a few bigger florets to make sure they're all roughly the same size, which promotes even roasting.) However, if you prefer to buy whole heads of broccoli and cauliflower at the store or farm market, you'll need about 6 average stalks of broccoli and about 1 medium-large head of cauliflower to yield the 8 cups of each type of vegetable that you need for this recipe. Just add a few extra minutes onto the prep time (or see make-ahead tips below).
  8. Parmesan Cheese: To make this pasta recipe truly vegetarian, be sure to select a parmesan cheese made with non-traditional enzyme alternatives from microbes or fermentation, rather than the traditional rennet.
  9. Make-ahead steps: Even if you don't purchase pre-cut veggies, and prefer to purchase whole heads of cauliflower and broccoli, you can still take advantage of another make-ahead option: cut the broccoli and cauliflower into florets in advance when you have a little extra time. Store them in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container or plastic bag, and they should keep nicely for a few days. In addition, you can juice the lemon and mince the garlic a few hours ahead or the night before, and store them, tightly wrapped, in the refrigerator.

recipe adapted  >>>>>  here

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


RASPBERRY PEACH LEMONADE | #RASPBERRY #PEACH #LEMONADE #Yummydrinks #Fundrinks #Cocktaildrinks #Smoothiedrinks #Nonalcoholic #Healthydrinks #Smoothiedrinks #Cocktaildrinks #Yummydrinks #Nonalcoholicdrinks #Colddrinks #Healthydrinks


  • 4 fresh peaches, pitted, then diced into large chunks
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 7 cups cold water
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice (from approximately 4 lemons)
  • ice cubes
  • additional raspberries, for garnish optional
  • additional peach slices, for garnish optional
  • mint sprigs, for garnish optional


  1. Add diced peaches, raspberries and water to a food processor or blender and process until pureed.
  2. Place a sieve over a large mixing bowl and pour peach raspberry puree into the sieve. Use the back of a large spoon to push the puree around so the liquid falls through the sieve and seeds/skin stay inside the sieve.
  3. Discard seeds/skin from the sieve and set mixing bowl with liquid in it aside.
  4. Add granulated sugar and 1/2 cup water to a small saucepan and heat over MED heat until sugar dissolves into the water, stirring occasionally. Boil about 3 minutes until liquid has become syrupy. Set aside to cool slightly.
  5. Add 7 cups water, lemon juice and ice cubes to a large pitcher. Stir to combine. Pour in cooled simple syrup and peach raspberry liquid. Stir to combine again.
  6. Store covered in refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve chilled with garnishes, if desired

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sweet Cream Cheese Wontons

Sweet Cream Cheese Wontons | #Sweetcreamcheesewontons #Creamcheesewontonrecipes #Peachmuffinseasy #Cookingrecipes #Wontonsoup #Sweetcreamcheesefilling #Chinesefoodrecipes #Creamcheesewontonrecipes #Sweetcrabrangoonrecipe #Sweetcreamcheesewontons #Creamcheeserangoon #Creamcheeseragoons


  • Wontons
  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 12 oz. wonton wraps (packages usually in refrigerated produce section, near tofu)
  • 1 egg whisked with a splash of water
  • To Fry:
  • 48 oz. canola oil enough to fill a dutch oven or fryer with about 3 inches of oil.
  • To Bake:
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray


  1. Mix the powdered sugar and cream cheese together until well combined. (You can use a hand mixer or a silicone spatula for this.)
  2. Lay out about 4 wontons at a time and cover the remaining with a dish towel (they dry out quickly).
  3. Fill a small bowl with water and set near the wontons.
  4. Place about a ½ teaspoon of cream cheese mixture in the middle of each wonton.
  5. Dip your fingers into the whisked egg/water mixture (i.e. egg wash), and fold the wontons diagonally to form a triangle. Seal and ensure that there are no air bubbles.
  6. Dip your fingers back into the water. With the longest side of the triangle facing you, fold the left side to the right, and then fold the left side over it, to the right.
  7. Repeat until all wontons are filled and wrapped!
  8. To Fry:
  9. Deep fryers work great with these, however if you don't have one, heat 2-3 inches of vegetable oil in a dutch oven until it is just under 350 degrees. (I put my electric stove to just under the medium-high mark).
  10. You can use an extra wonton wrapper to test the temperature. Place it in the oil and ensure that it doesn’t cook too quickly or burn. Adjust the heat accordingly if needed.
  11. Fry 4-5 wontons at a time, each for about 45 seconds to a minute, (or until golden brown).
  12. Place them on a plate lined with paper towels to cool.
  13. To Bake:
  14. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and place the sheet in the oven for about 5 minutes. Heating the sheet will ensure that the wontons are nice and crisp on the bottom when they bake.
  15. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place the wontons on top. Coat the wontons with a light layer of nonstick cooking spray.
  16. The wontons will need to bake for about 10-12 minutes, however it’s best to start checking on them after 5 minutes. Remove them from the oven when they are crisp and golden brown.

recipe adapted  >>>>>  here

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic

#Cauliflowermashedpotatoes #Ketogroundbeefrecipes #Ketohamburgerrecipes #Ketocauliflowerziti #Ketocasserolerecipes #Roastedgarliccauliflowermash #Cauliflowermashedpotatoeshealthy #Califlowermashedpotatoes #Vegancauliflowermashedpotatoes #Healthysidedishes #Paleocauliflowermash #Cauliflowermashedpotatoesketo


  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2 bulbs roasted garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup **Silk unsweetened almond milk or regular milk
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  1. Slice off top of garlic bulb so that the inner cloves are exposed. Drizzle with olive oil. Wrap in foil and roast at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes; set aside to cool.
  2. Wash and cut cauliflower into medium chunks, removing all leaves and green parts.
  3. Place cauliflower in large saucepan; cover with water and bring to a boil. Place lid on saucepan and boil for 8 minutes.
  4. Drain Cauliflower.
  5. Pat cauliflower dry with paper towel.
  6. Place cauliflower, Silk almond milk or (*heavy cream and butter), salt, and pepper in bowl of large food processor.
  7. Add roasted garlic.
  8. Process until cauliflower is a smooth puree, close to the texture of mashed potatoes. Serve immediately or place in refrigerator to serve later. To reheat, bake in oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

recipe adapated >>>>>  here

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