Thursday, December 24, 2009

Orange Rolls

I've never made homemade orange rolls before...that could be why I've never liked them. This year I couldn't afford to buy orange rolls (I know they are like $1.64 or something, but I'm trying to save money, so if I can make it at home, then I do), so I tried out a new recipe. It seems a little involved, but no more so than making cinnamon rolls. I found this recipe on a blog called

Orange Rolls-

1 cup milk (scald & cool until lukewarm)

3 TBSP Butter

1 Cup flour

3 eggs beaten

1/2 Cup sugar

1 TBSP Yeast

Beat the above mixture together

Then add:

3 cups flour

1 tsp. salt

Mix together well, kneading slightly. Form a nice ball of dough, that is soft,but doesn't stick to your fingers. Add additional flour if needed. Grease a large bowl with butter, place dough in bowl, and cover with tight lid.

Rise dough until doubled in size.

Tip: Place 2 large clean bath towels inside your dryer.Turn your dryer on, and heat those towels, until they are very warm. Open dryer, and nest your bowl of dough in the warm towels. Close your dryer door.........DO NOT TURN ON YOUR DRYER!!!!

The dough will raise in no time at all. Trust me it works wonders.


6 TBSP melted butter

1/2 C. Sugar

Grated rind of 1 orange


1 bag of powdered sugar

All the freshly squeezed juice from your orange

2 TBSP Vanilla

1 cube softened butter

Enough milk to make frosting the right consistency

Mix together until fluffy with your hand mixer.

Cut frosting ingredients in half if you are not doubling recipe.

When the dough has doubled in size, you are ready to roll!

Sprinkle a generous amount of flour across your counter.

Roll out dough, in an oblong shape, about 1/2 to 3/4 " thick. Spread dough with glaze mixture. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Roll up your dough into a long log and pinch and seal the edges. Cut 1" slices with a long piece of sewing thread or floss.

Put in sheet pans. Rise again.....until double. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Frost while they are warm.

I don't know why it posted like this, but enjoy anyway. And MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Connie's Chicken and Pasta Salad

This stuff is fantastic! I LOVE it! Maybe because it has so much Miracle Whip (which I'm sure you can substitute with Mayo for all you purists).

Connie's Chicken and Pasta Salad

2 cups cooked chicken cup up

2 cup jack cheese cubed

2 cups diced celery

1 bunch green onions

5 cups uncooked small shell macaroni

2 cups diced granny smith apples

Cook macaroni and mix 3 cups miracle whip (can not use mayo) plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice add salt and pepper and mrs. dash. Mix everything ltogether put in the fridge over night.

Before serving add 8oz pkg cashews, a can mandarin oranges, can pineapple tidbits, and purple grapes (sliced in half)

Jennifer, I like to add a couple cans of mandarin oranges and a pineapple. add as much as you would like. (same with the grapes)

Love Connie

Connie's Artichoke Dip

I had this at the RS Christmas Party last week. It is SO good! And really easy. I'm gonna make it for a New Year's Party and I can hardly wait to eat it again!

Connie’s Artichoke dip

2 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese
2 small jars artichoke hearts, marinated and drained
1 cup mayonnaise
¾ cup Parmesan cheese

Mix altogether and bake 350 for 30-40 mins. serve with crackers or veggies