Breads, Breakfast, Yeast Breads

Sweet Roll Heaven!

When planning a family breakfast, is there any question that there should be homemade sweet rolls on the menu? To me it is one of the most wonderful comfort food there is, hot from the oven with a heavenly aroma hanging in the air. Here are some ideas for Easter breakfast or any morning.

If you’re not an early riser to start the recipe in the morning (how many of us are?) make them the night before up to the step where you put the rolls in the pan. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator. Take the rolls out in the morning, remove plastic wrap, cover with a towel and let sit for 1-1½ hours then bake as directed.

Happy Family Breakfast Time to All! Happy Easter!


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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I celebrated my birthday…a big birthday…50! My mom made her Red Velvet Cake, a tradition. This carrot cake recipe is the cake my daughter made for me, yes, two cakes! I am feeling so grateful for an amazing family and all the fun times we have together. Also grateful my daughter and my mother have such incredible baking abilities, I had a piece of each cake, so good! Here’s to another 50!

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


Carrot Cake:
2 cups sugar
1½ cups oil
4 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup wheat flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 Tbl cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups grated carrots
3/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup apple sauce
3/4 cup coconut

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine sugar and oil. Add eggs and mix well. Sift flour, wheat flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add to sugar mixture. Add vanilla and grated carrot. Fold in pecans, applesauce, and coconut. Spray and flour two 8″ or 9″ round cake pans. Pour cake batter into cake pans, dividing evenly. Bake 45 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 lb powdered sugar
1-2 tsp vanilla

with electric mixer, whip together butter and cream cheese. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Frost completely cooled cake. A great recipe from a book called Worldwide Ward Cookbook.

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Apple Pumpkin Pecan Cake

A favorite fall treat, can’t get enough of the pumpkin and cinnamon spice flavor.

1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup oil
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups chopped apple
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350°.  With electric mixer, beat pumpkin, butter, oil, eggs, sugar, and brown sugar.  Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and salt until well combined  Stir in apple and pecans.  Pour into sprayed 9″x13″ baking pan.  Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool.  Serve with caramel sauce and whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream.

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Cakes, Dessert, Pies

Pumpkin Pecan Dessert

I am not crazy about the name of this recipe.  Using the name dessert bothers me, it seems too generic, especially for something so incredibly delicious.  But, what do you name something that is part pie and part cake?  I guess, dessert.  There are many sites featuring this recipe and some call it Pumpkin Crunch Cake.  It is found at,,, and many other places around the web.  I first saw it on my internet friend’s wonderful website

I am upstairs and every once in awhile I think I hear a voice from the refrigerator calling me…it is that good!  If you want pumpkin pie and you are not in the mood to make and roll out pastry, this is a quick fix for you craving.  Here is my version…

1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1½ cups sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 box white cake mix (can use yellow or spice)
1½ cups chopped pecans
1 cup butter, melted

Heat oven to 350°.  Spray bottom of 9″ x 13″ baking pan.  Mix pumpkin, milk, eggs, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and salt.  Pour mixture into prepared baking pan.  Sprinkle dry cake mix over pumpkin mixture and top with pecans.  Drizzle melted butter over pecans.  Bake 55-60 minutes.  Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.  Keep refrigerated.

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