HH’s Cinnamon Rolls

Also up for breakfast this morning:  homemade cinnamon rolls.

Rather than walk you through the entire experience, I will refer you to my recipe for homemade rolls, as that is what I use to make my cinnamon rolls.

Hopeful Homemaker’s Homemade Rolls

Follow this recipe right up until you roll the dough out into a big rectangle.
Then, instead of cutting it into triangles to form rolls, spread about 1 Tablespoon of softenened butter over the rectangle.  I just use the back of a spoon to spread it all over.


Next, pour 1/2 cup packed brown sugar over the dough and spread out.


Now sprinkle cinnamon all over the sugar.


Next, begin with a long side and carefully roll up.


Continue rolling until it’s all rolled up.


Now you need to cut it into slices.  You can use dental floss, or you can try a shortcut.
I love to use my handy dough scraper Have I mentioned that my dough scraper is one of my all time favorite kitchen tools?  If you bake bread or rolls at all, you’ll love one.
I just press down hard and very quickly to separate the dough.


Continue until all the rolls are sliced and on the cookie sheet to rise.


See how the dough scraper kept them nice and round?

Let rise for 10-15 minutes (remember, we’re using the SAF yeast so it doesn’t take too long) Then bake at 375 degrees  for 10 minutes or until they’re turning golden brown.


Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, then frost with whatever frosting you like.
I used a cream cheese frosting this time.


Grab a fork and enjoy!  These are delicious.  Make some today!


Sausage Souffle

My mom has been making this my whole life, and now I make it all the time for my family.

It’s a great, make-ahead breakfast dish that everyone always loves.


To begin, start by cooking 13-16 ounces of sausage.
You can cook the little links if you want, and then cut them up, or you can buy it packaged like this.


I prefer to just use the Jimmy Dean, but I usually buy the 50% less fat variety because there is so much less grease involved.
It was out of stock, so I had to go for the regular.

Cook the sausage.


Meanwhile, lightly spray a 9×13 inch pan with non-stick spray.
Break about 10 or so pieces of bread and even cover the bottom of the pan.
(I prefer to use wheat bread with this recipe, but feel free to substitute with white.  You do want the bread to have a little substance to it.)


Next, sprinkle about 1 cup of shredded cheese over the bread.


When the sausage is browned, rinse it if it’s too greasy.
Then spread it over the bread and cheese.


Sprinkle with one more cup of cheese.


In a mixing bowl, beat 6 eggs.


Add 1 teaspoon mustard and 2 cups milk.


Mix well and then pour evenly over bread, sausage and cheese.


Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, preheat the oven to 325 if you’re using a glass pan, or 350 if you’re using  a metal pan.  I prefer glass.

While oven heats up, pour one can cream of mushroom soup and 1/2 cup milk into a bowl.


Mix together and spread over egg and bread mixture.


Place pan in oven and bake for 1 hour.

325 degrees for a glass pan 350 for a metal pan.

When it’s done, pull it out of the oven, and good luck keeping people from eating it while they wait for the meal to begin!


Let stand about 5 minutes, then slice and serve!
Sorry I don’t have a great picture.  Everyone was too hungry!


Zucchini Quiche

I had a breakfast at my home last week for a few of my favorite women.

I like making breakfast, especially when the menu includes something as yummy as this quiche.
I also love zucchini, so this dish makes me happy.


Start with 4-5 medium zucchini.  Wash and thinly slice them.


You need 4 1/2 – 5 cups of zucchini.


Next, chop one medium to large onion.


Mince one clove of garlic as well.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet and add garlic, onion and zucchini.


Saute until they are turning brown and you’d like to just eat them!


Add 1 1/2 cups cooked crumbled bacon to the pan.


Allow to cook together for a couple of minutes.
If you’re interested in a great time-saver, a friend of mine introduced me to this bacon a while ago.


It’s real bacon, pre-cooked, crumbled, and with most of the fat removed!
It stores on your shelf for months, and is lower in fat than buying bacon in strips.
I like that it requires zero prep.
It comes from Costco.

Anyway, back to our food.  After the bacon has cooked with the vegetables for a couple of minutes, remove the pan from the heat and set aside for a few minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, mix 8 large eggs.


Add 1/2 teaspoon salt


1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


1/2 teaspoon dried basil


1/2 teaspoon oregano


and 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Mix together.


Gently mix bacon and vegetable mixture into the eggs.


Add 2-3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


Stir together.


Next you need 2 pie crusts.
I like to make mine, but when life’s as crazy as it is right now, I buy them.
A good friend of mine, who is an excellent cook, likes this kind the best.
Pillsbury, deep dish.  They’re in the freezer section.  I just trust her.


In the bottom of each pie crust, squirt 1 teaspoon of mustard.


Spread it around with a spoon.


The divide egg and zucchini mixture between both pans.


Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.


Remove from oven and let stand 5-10 minutes before slicing.
Then you’d better be prepared to enjoy it!


So good!  You will love it!
This dish makes a lovely breakfast when you have guests.
In fact, you can do most of the work the night before if you’d like.
You can cook all the vegetables and mix them together right up until you’re ready to pour it in the crusts.  Instead, cover the egg and vegetable mixture and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, spread the mustard in the pie crusts, fill them, and bake.
Makes breakfast prep a breeze!
The delicious taste won’t be compromised at all!

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