Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Cinnamon Rolls"

These. Were. Awesome. However, I'm thinking they were more like "sticky buns". My in laws were here to share these. We were splitting 24 rolls between 4 adults & 2 children. I hate to admit that over the course of the weekend, I MAY have had half of them, or pretty close to it. Yep. They are THAT good.

24 Rhodes frozen dinner rolls (the "raw" dough...not "heat and serve")
1 small pkg. regular butterscotch pudding (we assumed "regular" meant the old fashioned "cook and serve")
1 stick butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 c brown sugar
additional melted butter

Grease 9 X 13 pan. Lay pecans over the bottom. Place dinner rolls on top of pecans. In saucepan, bring pudding, stick of butter, cinnamon and sugar to a boil. Pour over the rolls. Cover with foil. Refrigerate overnight. Remove foil and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Brush top with additional melted butter. Turn over to serve.

I love that you prep the night before and just pop directly in the oven the next day. I also love that you do not need to knead or let rise, but still get that great homemade taste.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

A co-worker passed this along. Who doesn't love Mac and Cheese?

16 oz elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
1/2 c melted butter
2 eggs, beaten
12 oz can evaporated milk
10 3/4 oz can undiluted cheddar cheese soup
1 c milk
1/8 tsp paprika
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Place macaroni in greased slow cooker. Add butter. In a bowl, combine eggs, evaporated milk, 3 cups of cheese, soup and milk. Pour onto macaroni and stir. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Sprinkle with the last cup of cheese. Cook 15 minutes longer, until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with paprika.

Oatmeal Crackles

Ellie insisted on making cookies with oatmeal. But, she didn't want chips of any kind OR as I looked through our church cookbook, I found these.

1 1/2 c brown sugar
1 c oil
1 T vanilla
2 eggs
2c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 c quick oats
1/4 c sugar

Beat first four ingredients until smooth. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until well blended. Stir in the oats with a spoon. Measure level tablespoons of the dough, form into a ball, and roll in the 1/4 c sugar in a small bowl. Place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Leave on pan for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool.