Crescent Rolls

Crescent Rolls

So who watched the big game last night?  More importantly, who had some great food they want to share?  I made a new version of Nutella Brownies that I will be sharing with you sometime soon.  They were so fudgy, it was hard to actually bring the pan to the party, and not just keep them for myself.  I also made an Artichoke Jalapeno dip that my husband loves.  It was a great time with friends, good food and good drinks.  I think we only half paid attention to the game.

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Buttermilk-Oat Dinner Rolls

Buttermilk-Oat Rolls

On Sunday night we got the chance to go see Les Mis at a local theater with my husbands company.  Have you see Les Mis, the movie or the musical?  I had not seen the movie before, and didn’t really know anything about the story. The extent of my knowledge was there was a character named Cosette.  One of my best friends in high school was named Cosette.  Her mom had watched the movie and loved it so much while she was pregnant, she named her daughter after one of the characters.  I am glad that I finally know the story, and had the chance to see it live.

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Honey Butter Dinner Rolls #SundaySupper

Today #SundaySupper is celebrating its 1st birthday.  I honestly had no idea it was that new.  I joined this summer, and had seen it around for awhile at that point.  So when Isabel announced this weeks event, I was shocked.  I am so happy to be part of this wonderful and supportive group.  Getting people back to having dinner around the dinner table is such an important thing, I am happy I can help spread the word each Sunday.  So to celebrate today, we are looking back.  Each of us have made a recipe from one of our fellow contributors, that was part of one of the past events.  Kind of fun, huh?

I picked these dinner rolls from Carla at Chocolate Moosey.  She made them for the Land O’ Lakes event this summer.  Coincidentally that was my first event with the #SundaySupper group.  I really had a hard time picking, there have been so many great recipes over the last year.  But fresh bread won out in the end.  I have a soft spot for fresh bread, I just can’t turn it down.

I made these rolls over the weekend, and they were so quick.  They were ready in under an hour, and so soft and fluffy.  The touch of honey leaves them with a hint of sweetness.  I reheated them in the oven the next day and they were just as good.  The whole family agreed that these will need to be made again and again in our house.

Yields 12

A light and fluffy dinner roll with a touch of honey

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • Honey Butter Dinner Rolls
  • From Chocolate Moosey
  • 2 – 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tbls sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp active yeast (1 package)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup warm watner (120-130 degrees)
  • 3 Tbls unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Add water and 2 Tbls butter. Beat for about 3 minutes, until smooth. Using a spatula stir in cheese, and enough of the remaining flour (1/2-1 cup) to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 4-6 minutes, until smooth. Add additional flour if the dough is sticky. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Spray a pie plate or other round pan with non stick spray. After the dough has rested, divide into 12 equal portions. Roll into balls, and place in the pan. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Once the rolls have risen, bake for 11-14 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  5. In a small bowl combine 1 Tbls butter, honey, garlic powder and onion powder. Heat for a few seconds, so it is thin. Remove rolls from the oven, and brush with the butter honey mixture. Let rolls cool until the glaze sets. Then serve.


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Witch Hat Bread Sticks

Happy Halloween!  Today is a busy day.  We have Halloween parades, parties, pumpkins to carve, and trick or treating to get to.  I am sure if you have kids, you are in the same boat.  So here is a super quick side dish to make before you send them out tonight.

The more I look at these the more I think they look like sail boats, not witches hats, but go with me.   Just don’t look too hard.  I used store bought crescent rolls for these, and just didn’t roll them up all the way.  Fold the tip over, and you have a hat!  Great with a bowl of chili, or just about anything before they run around the neighborhood collecting candy.

My son thought they were super cute.  He was very excited to have them with dinner.  After awhile he did turn on me, and jumped on the sail boat side.  Of course, I had to open my mouth and cast doubt, didn’t I?  Either way, they are cute and fun for the kids.

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Pretzel Rolls

Pretzel Rolls – turn homemade pretzels into dinner rolls! Great for a side dish or use as a bun for hamburgers or sandwiches.

Pretzel Rolls - turn homemade pretzels into dinner rolls!  Great for a side dish or use as a bun for hamburgers or sandwiches.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and a great St. Patrick’s Day.  It was a great long weekend for us.  My husband took a half day on Friday, so we spent the afternoon at a museum and exploring parts of Denver.  On Saturday morning we stumbled upon a St. Patrick’s Day parade, which made for a fun activity.  Then, yesterday we went hiking.  It was the perfect weather for our 5+ mile hike in the foothills near Fort Collins. Today is back to real life….spring break is over :(

Real life, means I have to have a meal plan ready for the week.  Last week it included these pretzel rolls, they might have to be made again soon.  This recipe has been floating around Pinterest for awhile.  When I made Beer Cheese Soup, I knew these would pair perfectly with it.  A big soft pretzel with a cheddar soup?  Kind of a no brainer!  The whole family loved them.  I was a little nervous for my husbands reaction, because they are a little outside the box.  But he loved them.  He kind of hoarded them and made sure there were enough for each bowl of soup he was having leftover.  Plus, they were surprisingly easy!

Pretzel rolls are great for a side dish with out, but I also use them as hamburger buns sometimes!  Or shape them into longer pieces, and you can have a hot dog or brat bun.  Pretzel buns will definitely impress at your next barbecue.

Pretzel Rolls

Yields 8 rolls

Pretzel Rolls - turn homemade pretzels into dinner rolls! Great for a side dish or use as a bun for hamburgers or sandwiches.

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

2 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1 ½ cup warm water
  • 2 1/4 tsp active yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4 ½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbls butter, melted
  • ¼ cups baking soda
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Pretzel Salt, for sprinkling


  1. Combine water, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Let rest 5-10 minutes until foamy. Add flour, salt, and butter. Using the dough hook attachment, mix until well combined. Remove bowl from mixer, cover with towe. and let rise for about and hour, or until doubled in size. Punch down and turn onto floured surface. Cut the dough into 8 pieces. To shape the dough "take a piece of dough and start forming a round, smooth ball by pulling the sides to the center and pinching to seal. Place, pinched side down, on a counter and lightly cupping your hand around the dough ball, rotate your hand in small circles lightly rolling the ball around the palm of your hand." Place the ball on a lined baking sheet pinched seam side down, with at least 1” between each roll. Cover with a towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Slowly add the baking soda reduce heat to low. Place 2-3 of the rolls at a time in water, seam side down. Cook for 30 seconds, turn roll over, and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove, draining the water. Place back on sheet pan, seam side down. Repeat boiling the dough with the remaining rolls.
  3. Brush each roll with the beaten egg, then sprinkle with pretzel salt. Using a sharp knife, 2 slash marks in the top of each roll. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately.


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French Bread Dinner Rolls

French Bread Dinner Rolls

I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day yesterday.  Did anyone do anything extra special?  My 6 year old loved his party at school, and came home with lots of cards and candy.  He loved the little card I made him, and the Star Wars figure.  He made us a very cute little heart that he cut out and wrote “I Love You” on.  Hubby surprised me with The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, which makes this post very ironic.  All in all, a pretty good Tuesday (minus the parts of dinner that failed).

French Bread Dinner Rolls

Now that we are past another holiday, it is time to get back to normal food.  So I bring you bread, and it is not pink or heart shaped :)  I love bread, especially fresh bread.  When I have soup, I really want bread to go with it.  A couple weeks ago when I made Corn Chowder, I tried these rolls.  They were soft, and the perfect pairing for any soup.  I think I might actually be getting over my fear of yeast!  Hard to believe I used to shy away from trying any bread recipe.

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Rolls for Dinner

 My husband has a cold.  My son got it on Monday, and then my husband got it.  I have managed to avoid it thus far, fingers crossed it can stay that way!  So when planning dinner last night, husband says he doesn’t feel like much.  What is a girl to do?  I was out running errands and remembered I had leftover soup in the freezer.  Perfect!!  Just make some dinner rolls (because who can have soup without bread?), and we are done.  Plus it was a cloudy, windy, 45 degree day….soup seemed appropriate.

 I love these rolls!  I have been making them for years.  I found then in a Weight Watchers cookbook that I have.  They are only 56 calories per roll!  Fresh bread for only 56 calories, heaven!  The original recipe calls for sun-dried tomatoes to be added with the herbs, but I skip that part.  I have always been nervous about making bread.  It has taken me awhile to feel comfortable with it.  I still have not mastered it, but I don’t shy away from it like I used to.  But this one is foolproof – your food processor does the kneading! 

Herb Dinner Rolls
Adapted from Weight Watchers
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1 1/4 cups lukewarm water (105-115 degrees)
1 package active dry yeast
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 egg white, beaten with 2 tsp of water

 In a liquid measuring cup, measure the water, and then sprinkle the yeast over the top.  Let it stand for about 10 minutes, until it becomes foamy.   Put the flour and the salt in the food processor.  

  Turn on the food processor, and then scrape the yeast mixture through the feed tube, just until the dough forms a ball.  Then pulse it until it is smooth and no longer sticky, about 30 times.  Spray a bowl with non-stick spray, and place the dough in the bowl.  Cover with a towel and let stand for about an hour, until it is double in size. 

Punch down the dough.  Turn it out onto a slightly floured surface.  Knead in the herbs.  Add them slowly, or you will get clumps.  I like to flatten it out a little, like a pizza, then sprinkle some over the top.  Knead a little, and repeat.  Works quickly, and you get the herbs throughout.

Next you divide the dough into 12 portions.  Try to get them equal in size.  Form each into an oval shape.  Place them on a lined baking tray, 3 inches apart.  Cover and let rise for another hour.

 After they have almost doubled in size again, you are ready to bake them.  You bake at 400 degrees, for about 20 minutes.  Brush them with the egg white so they get nice and brown on the top.  You can tell when bread it done by knocking on the bottom.  When it sounds hollow, it is done.