Monday, June 18, 2012

Hawaiian Sunrise Granola via @FamilyFun

photo credit: Family Fun Magazine
Using a handful of pantry ingredients and a blend of dried fruits and nuts, you and your kids can bake a batch of wholesome granola that bests fancy grocery varieties in both taste and value. This fruit-and-nut combination highlights tastes from the tropics and costs less than 60 cents per serving. Mixed with low-fat yogurt or milk, it makes a delicious breakfast. You can also turn your homemade granola into a tasty snack bar!
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup each of dried mango, dried pineapple, and toasted macadamia nuts, chopped

To view the entire recipe please visit
Family Fun Magazine  

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sorry I have been MIA......

I am still here I just haven't had time to update recipes lately. I plan on updating with some holiday recipes asap. I was recently diagnosed (finally!) with fibromyalgia and have been dealing with that plus my other blog, my main one, has exploded as of late so I have been trying to keep up with that plus my kids! So if you like giveaways, products reviews and crafts and what not...go check it out! :)

Crafty Life

Monday, September 19, 2011

I ❤ Alton Brown: Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

I am posting this in the hopes that my husband decides to read this today and decides  that since I have been sick this week he will make these for me on Saturday......  

Total Time:
11 hr 45 min
45 min
10 hr 30 min
30 min
12 rolls



  • 4 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 large whole egg, room temperature
  • 2 ounces sugar, approximately 1/4 cup
  • 3 ounces unsalted butter, melted, approximately 6 tablespoons
  • 6 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
  • 20 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 4 cups, plus additional for dusting
  • 1 package instant dry yeast, approximately 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil or cooking spray



  • 2 1/2 ounces cream cheese, softened, approximately 1/4 cup
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 5 1/2 ounces powdered sugar, approximately 1 1/2 cups


For the dough: in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk the egg yolks, whole egg, sugar, butter, and buttermilk. Add approximately 2 cups of the flour along with the yeast and salt; whisk until moistened and combined. Remove the whisk attachment and replace with a dough hook. Add all but 3/4 cup of the remaining flour and knead on low speed for 5 minutes. Check the consistency of the dough, add more flour if necessary; the dough should feel soft and moist but not sticky. Knead on low speed 5 minutes more or until the dough clears the sides of the bowl. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface; knead by hand about 30 seconds. Lightly oil a large bowl. Transfer the dough to the bowl, lightly oil the top of the dough, cover and let double in volume, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Mix until well incorporated. Set aside until ready to use.

Butter a 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Gently shape the dough into a rectangle with the long side nearest you. Roll into an 18 by 12-inch rectangle. Brush the dough with the 3/4-ounce of melted butter, leaving 1/2-inch border along the top edge. Sprinkle the filling mixture over the dough, leaving a 3/4-inch border along the top edge; gently press the filling into the dough. Beginning with the long edge nearest you, roll the dough into a tight cylinder. Firmly pinch the seam to seal and roll the cylinder seam side down. Very gently squeeze the cylinder to create even thickness. Using a serrated knife, slice the cylinder into 1 1/2-inch rolls; yielding 12 rolls. Arrange rolls cut side down in the baking dish; cover tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator overnight or up to 16 hours.

Remove the rolls from the refrigerator and place in an oven that is turned off. Fill a shallow pan 2/3-full of boiling water and set on the rack below the rolls. Close the oven door and let the rolls rise until they look slightly puffy; approximately 30 minutes. Remove the rolls and the shallow pan of water from the oven.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

When the oven is ready, place the rolls on the middle rack and bake until golden brown, or until the internal temperature reaches 190 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, approximately 30 minutes.

While the rolls are cooling slightly, make the icing by whisking the cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer until creamy. Add the milk and whisk until combined. Sift in the powdered sugar, and whisk until smooth. Spread over the rolls and serve immediately.

Holy Yum! Can you see know why I ♥ Alton Brown?