Monday, April 25, 2011

Tastes like you made em from scratch Cinnamon Rolls

As if you can't tell from the photo, this is one of the MOST DELICIOUS treats I've ever tasted! You will be SHOCKED at the taste, the texture and presentation--it truly tastes like a "from-scratch" recipe...and all it needed was a little help from a friend!

My friend Gail shared this recipe with me this past Christmas. She brought the warm pan, fresh from the oven to my home for me to serve to my family for Christmas Eve breakfast.

It was a special time for us. My middle son had just graduated from boot camp and was home on leave. And Gail herself had just learned she had breast cancer, but was still going about her business, doing what she does up mouth-watering recipes!

We share a love of food--and feeding those we love--along with many other interests, including writing. (Gail and her husband, Michael are the publishers of GOOD LIVING IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS and GOOD LIVING IN WEST FRANKFORT magazines and I am one of the freelance writers.)

She is now in the middle of Chemo treatments and is doing very well. She has a great prognosis and amazing strength! I'm honored to be counted among her close friends.

Okay, before I start tearing up, here's the recipe you MUST try--you can thank us later when you WOW your friends and family! (And it wouldn't hurt to say a little prayer for my friend-continued health, strength and peace is always welcomed)

This would be a perfect MOTHER'S DAY TREAT! Just print out the recipe and hand it to your kids or husband! :)


1 frozen Bag of Rhodes cinnamon rolls (12)
3/4 cups nuts-broken
*take out the 2 bags of cream cheese icing that comes with rolls (to use in another recipe later)

Spray a 9x13 pan with Pam.

Melt 1 stick butter and 1 cup to 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar. Melt in saucepan until it bubbles. Then add broken nuts.

Pour over bottom of a 13x9 pan. Take slices of rolls and lay flat in pan.
Let rise (about 3 hours if frozen-till they meet together)

Bake at 350 degrees till golden on top (20-25 min.)

Run knife around sides, flip upside down.

Serve warm.

Take a bow.



  1. Ahh get me a double espresso and these rolls and I will be a happy camper, they look awesome!

  2. Yum, these do look and sound amazing! Love shortcuts ;) Sending up a prayer for your friend...and warm thoughts to you, as well.

  3. I saw you on tv this morning!!!! Congrats!


  4. Thanks for the prayers, girli!

    Thanks, Ronnell. :)

  5. The guys I work with are going to LOVE those. Thanks!