Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sweet Heaven, I'm in Love Again...

...with the smells of fresh brownies and cinnamon rolls!  If only you could be in my kitchen right now and smelling this wonderful goodness.  I think I'd actually be content only just smelling it all.  I have started my journey toward healthier living and weight loss, but just couldn't resist trying out these recipes.  Don't worry - I'll give most of it away (to skinny people).

By the way, my title tonight is from Barry Manilow's song in Copacabana, Sweet Heaven.  Go ahead, click on the link here, make this food, and you'll feel like you're in heaven and be smiling from ear to ear!  Right Sis?  (My sis and I are some of the very few fans of Barry still.)

I saw the recipes for The Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls and had to give it a shot.  I will admit, however, that I did not use her dough recipe because my Mom came across a wonderful recipe that is super easy - given to her by our Pastor's wife - thanks Cathy!  Here's the dough recipe I used: Perfectly Easy Dinner Rolls
After the dough was ready, I then picked up Ree's recipe (the Pioneer Woman).  I cut all of her recipe in half.

Here's the beautiful outcome!

Here are the brownies cooling and the recipe link from Sugar & Spice by Celeste - Ad Hoc's Brownies

I'll throw this in for free too:  I didn't stick to my calendar today because I ran out of time.  Instead I made omelettes stuffed with spinach, tomatoes, green onions and parsley.  Then I topped them with diced tomatoes, parsley, avocado, and sour cream.  For the side we had sweet potato and white potato homefries and, may I add, that making them in a cast iron skillet makes all the difference in the world - along with butter!  We each had one slice of bacon and some really amazing French Peasant bread from  Heidelberg Baking Co.  If you haven't ever had the opportunity to have their bread - let me just tell you, you're missing out.  It's fat free and contains no preservatives.  Plus it's out of this world!  Anyway, our "breakfast" dinner was very good.


  1. It all looks wonderful...hey you offered those to us...are you calling me skinny? Are you trying to sabatoge me? Ok I'll let you. I am about 20 weeks pregnant now and I made brownies several days ago...we're almost out :)

  2. My dad likes Barry too, Andrea. He's 81.

    Your mom gave me that dough recipe and I can't wait to try it!

  3. BTW- This is Sharon. =)