Friday, March 29, 2013

Feather Lite rolls

My sister-in-law shared this recipe with me a few years ago and we have been hooked ever since.  These are the easiest, yummiest rolls I have ever made.  I'll be the first one to admit that I use to not like to make rolls.  I could never get them to all look the same and not be doughy or burnt.  Plus it would take all day.  So why not use Rhodes rolls then?  Well I can never seem to get those to raise.

So when my sister in law served us these delicious rolls and then proceeded to tell me how fast and easy they were.  I was hooked.  I asked her how she made them all look so pretty and she smiled and said "Didn't you notice they are all different sizes? " I hadn't noticed.  Her secret is to always roll them out as crescent rolls.  So now 6 years later this is the only roll recipe I use.  It is fast but it still takes roughly 3 hrs  from start to finish making a double batch, which I always double it.  These rolls freeze great.  So I make double then I divide them, 12 in a ziplock back for another meal, put a date on it and stick them in the freezer.  Then when I want rolls for another meal I'm set.

The dough should have a silky, sticky texture.

Make sure your bowl is well greased.  I use shortening.  Cover with a towel.

Remember to try and divide the dough into pretty equal parts.

Rub tops with butter as soon as you pull them out of the oven.

Feather Lite Rolls
1 cup scalded milk (2min in microwave) let cool.
Combine 1 TBSP sugar, 2 TBSP yeast and 1/2 cup warm water. Let sponge 10 minutes.
Add 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup shortening, 2 tsp salt, 2 eggs, in mixing bowl.  Cream together, then add milk, and then add the yeast mixture. Add 4 cups flour a little at a time. Add about 1/2 cup more flour knead to sticky to the touch but smooth. Let rise in a greased bowl for 1/2 hour. Divide shape into rolls. Put on greased cooke sheet. Let raise 1/2 hour more Bake 350 for 15 minutes or until a golden brown.
(Roll out on flour for crescents)

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Head Band Storage

I thought I would share how I deiced to store my daughters head bands.  Last fall I repainted and reorganized my daughters bathroom.  They have so many things that need to be stored in that bathroom cabinet, after all no matter how old or young a girl is we want to look our best.  They share the main bathroom  which happens to be the smallest in the house.  Everything in there was a huge mess and we could never find what we were looking for.  One day I was at my local craft store and I saw these containers.  They were on sale and I thought maybe that would work.  So I brought them home and perfect!  I loved them.  So did the girls.  We were all so excited about how lovely their headbands looked inside these glass jars.  It dressed up the bathroom counter too.  We haven't been missing a head band since.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Kitchen Sink

Ok, I know a lot of people don't like to use products that have bleach in them but I'm here to say that there's two spots in my home that I am using bleach every week when I clean. The toilet and my kitchen sink. I have to know that it's clean. That bleach smell makes me feel better about the gross disgusting germs that I know are living in those two locations.

A few years ago I had a friend that shared this awesome comet product with me. I love to clean my kitchen, and laundry room sink with this. It also is great on anything you want to use bleach on and want some control so you don't bleach everything in sight.

I use a sponge, (its the only thing I use a sponge for) and scrub the sink thoroughly with the comet.  Let it sit for a few minutes.  Then thoroughly rinse the sink out using your sponge and a rag.

Perfect!  Nice and clean no stains or grime!  If you have a white sink this works great to get off all the little black marks too.   Happy cleaning!

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Yummy Gooey Rolls

We love breakfast and we love sweet rolls! This is a recipe that I only make for special days like Christmas morning, birthdays, company. Really as often as I can without feeling too guilty about it. This is so great to make up the night before, slide it into your oven and use delay start. Then wake up to the wonderful aroma of sweet bread cooking. I like to serve this with some sausage eggs and fruit. Enjoy!

I like to use a Bunt pan and then cook on a cookie sheet.

Then dump rolls out onto the hot cookie sheet and serve.

Hot and Gooey Sticky Buns

1 cube butter
18 frozen rhodes rolls
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 of a small package of the cook kind Butterscotch pudding

Melt butter and brown sugar together.  Sprinkle the pudding over the frozen rolls.  Sprinkle cinnamon over rolls.  Then drizzle the butter and brown sugar over the top.  

Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes.  Enjoy!

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Monday, March 25, 2013

To make, or to buy?

A year ago I decided to make a hair bow hanger for my daughters hair bows. You have to know i am not a crafty lady. In fact crafts stress me right out! but i wanted to solve our hair bow organization dilemma. So I headed to our local craft store and purchased my supplies. $15.00 dollars and a couple of hours later I ended up with a finished product. It's ok. It works. But it didn't turn out exactly like the ones I've seen on Pinterest/or at our local craft fair. Then today when I was doing my Wal- mart shopping I found this lovely find. What only $10.00. And all I have to do is take it home and hang it up! Awesome!

The one that I made.

Walmart $10 find.

Keeping it Simple!