Homemade Crescent Cinnamon Rolls, a family favorite!

If you want a REAL treat for the holidays, or any time, make these Homemade Crescent Cinnamon Rolls. Serve hot with glaze, or freeze to bake later. Delicious! Homemade Crescent Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast! Nothing says homemade like bread baking in the oven, especially if it is made from scratch! And these Homemade Crescent Cinnamon Rolls have become a favorite of my family. In my endeavor to learn how to make my sister, Jeri's, homemade crescent rolls, I also made her cinnamon rolls. Both use the same dough, you just add the sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon to the ones you want to be cinnamon rolls. Easy. And, once the hot cinnamon rolls are out of the oven, the sweet powdered sugar glaze makes a perfect topping. Making the … [Read more...]

Jeri’s Crescent Rolls: A Bread for Thanksgiving

Jeri's Homemade Crescent Rolls . . . My sister, Jeri, makes the BEST homemade crescent rolls! She was taught by her mother-in-law, Charlene, many years ago, and Jeri always makes these for our family dinners. Jeri's rolls are the most sought after food on our dinner tables, with family members grabbing them while they are hot and slathering them with butter. She usually makes about 6-7 dozen rolls and there are none left over when we all go home. My sister, Jeri, with baby Jaycee Ruth Jeri's Homemade Crescent Rolls: A Thanksgiving Bread! As I was thinking about our Thanksgiving dinner, I thought Jeri's homemade crescent rolls would be the perfect bread. Here are some of her tips to make the rolls several days in advance: Once … [Read more...]

Mama’s Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Glaze

It's fall, and I'm into everything PUMPKIN! I love fall!!! And, my mind goes to pumpkins in the fall. Mama's Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Cookies, Mama's Pumpkin Pie . . . even pumpkin cake. Then, of course, we decorate our homes with pumpkins in October and November for the holidays that are coming up. While I was at Mama's yesterday, I talked to her about her Pumpkin Bread recipe. Memories . . . and Mama's Pumpkin Bread! Mama has made what I call Mama's Pumpkin Bread recipe since I was young. She told me that the original recipe came from the Home Ec teacher at the high school where Mama was the secretary for nearly 20 years. The instructions said to bake the loaves in soup cans, so that is exactly what Mama did. This would result in … [Read more...]

Mama’s Easy Jalapeño Cornbread,

Mama's Easy Jalapeno Cornbread is the recipe she makes when she only wants a small pan of cornbread. It still has the cheese and diced jalapeños, and a little chopped onion. So good, and so easy to make! Mama's Easy Jalapeno Cornbread, when you just want a little cornbread One of our absolute forever favorite recipes of Mama's is her Jalapeno Cornbread. But, it makes a large cast-iron skilletful. So, when Mama wants just a little pan of cornbread, she makes this easy recipe. I call it Mama's Easy Jalapeno Cornbread, because it is an easy version of our favorite cornbread of hers. This scaled-down version of Mama's Jalapeno Cornbread still has all the flavors of the big batch, with the exception of an ingredient or two. But, it's … [Read more...]

Candace’s Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Muffins!

Another pumpkin treat! Candace invited us over for dinner Sunday evening. She made Chicken Gumbo, Mama's Jalapeño Cornbread, and these pumpkin muffins--Candace's Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Muffins. All the food was wonderful, especially these pumpkin muffins! She had me bring a Chocolate Pie (which I will blog later) for dessert. I said, "OK, as long as you let me blog your muffins!" DEAL!!! Last week I made Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Muffins and took to her house. This week she treated us to hers! While both are perfect muffins for fall, mine didn't have a topping or glaze, while Candace's had BOTH a topping AND a glaze! Making Candace's Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Muffins . . It surprised me that Candace made pumpkin muffins because generally … [Read more...]