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Orange Rolls

I could probably eat a pan of rhodes orange rolls by myself (no self control) so I decided to find a orange roll recipe to save a little dough :)

12 Rhodes Texas Rolls, thawed but still cold
zest from 1 large orange
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2-3 tablespoons fresh orange juice


Cut each Texas roll into 5 equal pieces. Flatten each piece slightly. In a small bowl, combine orange zest and sugar. Dip both sides of each roll piece into butter and then orange sugar mixture. Stack five pieces together and place, on their sides, in a well sprayed muffin cup. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until double in size. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes. Remove from pan immediately and place on cooling rack. Combine icing ingredients and mix well. Brush over rolls while still warm.

I cheated and didnt cut mine like she did cause I was in a hurry but I think it is a good idea!!!


Buttered Rosemary Rolls

If you know my family you know WE KNOW HOW TO MAKE ROLLS :) however I am also a HUGE fan of rhodes rolls. They are so easy to use and there is soooo many things you can do with them. I decided I was going to try and post some great recipes using Rhodes Rolls throughout the summer because they rise faster in the summer ;)

I found this recipe on Pioneer Woman. I am a HUGE fan of her blog and havent found a recipe on there I didnt like yet. So I threw these together one night and had them with spaghetti (have you tried that recipe yet) it was perfect together!!!

7 Frozen, Unbaked Dinner Rolls (Rhodes Rolls)
Melted Butter

Fresh Rosemary (I didnt have fresh so I used my dried bottled store bought stuff, Im sure it tastes lots better fresh but Im all about using whats on hand)

Coarse Sea Salt

Spray a small pie pan with cooking spray (or coat with olive oil). Place frozen rolls in the pan, leaving plenty of room for rising. Cover and allow to rise for several hours.

After rising, brush rolls with melted butter.

Sprinkle on chopped rosemary. Brush with additional butter. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.

Bake according to roll package directions (usually 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes), until rolls are a deep golden brown on top.

*She used a skillet but I did them in a pie tin and they were perfect!!!


Cheesy Potato Crock Pot by me)

I know I am not the only mother out there who is always looking for something easy to go as a side for my main dish cooking in the oven. This one worked great cause the cook time was almost exact to my roast!!!

1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
4 medium baking potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick

Mix soup, paprika and pepper and pour into crock pot.
Place potatoes in crock pot, sprinkle with cheese and cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours


Buttermilk Banana Bread (Two peas & their Pod)

AHhh summer is in the air and it is sooo nice! I love it when the weather is nice enough that we can go outside and have picnics, enjoy the daylight a little longer, and most importantly PLAY BALL :) But on the days when it is still a little cold I totally get my bake on! I have to tell you though with all the stuff that spring has brought us I have been running like crazy and that sucks lol. So I have to tell you I totally screwed this recipe up when I first made it soooo instead of 2 loaves of banana bread like I planned on. I ended up with 8 :) Oh well more for me to share I guess right:)

My hubs LOVED this recipe!!! He likes that it is moist but not over the top moist. He likes that the top is somewhat crusty and that after 5 days its still really good. I hope you are all enjoying your spring and the warmer weather!!

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1- 1 1/2 cup mashed bananas (3-5 medium sized bananas)
4 Tbsp. buttermilk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda

Grease and flour 1 large loaf pan (9 1/4 X 5 1/4-inch) or whatever combination of pans you’d like. I used a mini loaf pan and a 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 loaf pan. You can also make banana muffins with this recipe, if you wish. Set pans aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, mashed bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla until the batter is well mixed.

Add in the flour, baking powder, salt and soda. Mix until well combined. Divide batter into greased and floured pans and bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let bread cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Loosen the bread with a knife and carefully remove from pan. Finish cooling on rack. Slice and serve once cooled