266

It has been 266 days since my last blog.  So I ask myself, how badly do I really want my blog to flourish?  Apparently not too bad.  We all know that things need time and dedication for a positive outcome.  Whether it be a recipe, a health goal, raising a child or in this case, a prospering blog.  Yes my life has been crazy busy with momming, wifing, cooking, cleaning , organizing, knitting, traveling and all the while running a small business.  Time is rarely a leftover in my life so having time to chat about it into the internet abyss seems very impractical.

I am hoping today can be the start of a new routine which will include sharing my thoughts, foods, tips and tricks right here on rainydaywaffles.  Stay tuned while I go conjure up some thoughts for the rest of the week.

Cinnamon Rolls

cinnamon rolls
This weekend we ENDURED our first real snow storm for 2016. It was cold and blustery and so perfect to curl up with some coffee and maybe something sweet. Thankfully, I had planned ahead of time and prepared some cinnamon rolls the night before and left them to rise in the fridge over night. I’m was hoping the amazing smell will rouse my boys and get them out of bed to prepare for some serious shoveling ( it DIDN’T happen).
Cinnamon rolls have been on my “most wanted” baking list but have always been reluctant about kneading the dough. But now I am the proud owner of a Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer WITH a dough hook!!!!! Yeayyy!! My friend Ann assured me that life would never be the same. She also pointed me in the right direction for a great Cinnamon Roll recipe. The recipe can be found right here on Epicurious and I can also sadly inform you that each one of these gooey rolls carry 405 Calories!!  But who’s counting anyway???
Try them out for yourself and let me Know what you think!
assembling the rolls

Be sure to pinch the dough tightly as you roll so filling doesn’t spill out when cutting.

cinnamon rolls after slicing

I had one itty bitty roll left that wouldn’t fit in the pan so baked it in a ramekin and turned out fine. I’m thinking next time I’ll bake them in cupcake pan for easier serving.

CHANGES:  I OMITTED THE PECANS ALTOGETHER SO THE CALORIE COUNT IS A LITTLE LESS THAN I STATED. I ALSO BAKED THEM ALL IN ONE SQUARE 10 X 10 PAN SO AFTER BAKING THEM AT 375 FOR 20 MINUTES, I LOWERED THE TEMPERATURE TO 325°  AND BAKED THEM ANOTHER 15 MINUTES.

Time

It saddens me that although I am head first into my cooking and crafting on a daily basis, I have no time for blogging.  I am hoping that this short post will rekindle the relationship I have with my blog.  I haven’t shared ANY of my culinary or crafty inventions and I am so excited to start.  So please be patient and follow me as discover new recipes and projects.