#Comfort Cooking

It's tradition!

January 10, 2018

Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays are all woven together with traditions.  The rich tapestry of shared memories warm our hearts and stir our souls.  Generations are linked together while gathering around the table with comfort food and relished conversation.

Just yesterday I was talking with a new friend, and she shared how their traditional Christmas dinner of Chile Verde was just what she needed to help during an illness.  It brought comfort and restored her appetite.  She could go on for another day.

What recipes have become your family favorites?  My daughter always asks me to make my sour cream dip - she loves it but strongly dislikes the look or smell of miracle whip or mayonnaise.

My honey rolls are a staple at every meal now, too.  They don't last long and I almost need to make 2 pans of them with our growing family.

Every Christmas morning these cinnamon twists are part of our breakfast.  This year was the first time I made them for our Grandkiddo Christmas sleepover, and they were a hit.  Easy and sooo delicious.  Does it get any better than that?


What you need:

18 frozen rolls (like Rhodes)
1/2 cup melted butter

Coffee cake sugar topping:
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup chopped nuts
2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 TB+ milk - added slowly while beating
1 TB butter

  • let the rolls thaw until they can be stretched out slightly to twist or tie in a knot.
  • line the 9 x 13 pan with foil for easy cleanup.
  • dip bread twists (or knots) in melted butter
  • roll in cinnamon sugar topping
  • arrange in the pan
  • sprinkle remaining cinnamon and sugar on top

There isn't any real science as to how to arrange them.  I usually start around the edges and fill in the rest.  18 rolls is perfect for this recipe. 

Try the speed rise method to get the rolls raising in the oven:
  • put pan of rolls in the oven
  • turn on oven to 350 degrees AND set the timer for 1 minute
  • turn off the heat and leave rolls in the oven
Bake as directed on the roll package - or until they are golden brown.

After the rolls have almost cooled, drizzle with glaze.  It's not needed, but adds that little extra "mm..." factor.

The question is:  If these are so easy and so yummy, why do I only fix them for Christmas morning?  Make them for your family and let me know what they say.

Thanks for stopping by!  I enjoy your good company.


  1. They look like Grandma Mary's wonderful cinnamon coffee cake pullaparts!
    I bet they taste as good too.

    1. They are super easy and very good - a great combination :)

  2. They look like Grandma Mary's wonderful cinnamon coffee cake pullaparts!
    I bet they taste as good too.


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