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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 Cinnamon Buns From Heaven

I made these a while back and they were pretty much amazing. Here's the recipe:

2 packages active dry yeast
2 1/2 cups warm water

1 vanilla cake mix
6 cups flour
3 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3 cups brown sugar
3 tbs cinnamon

Dissolve yeast in warm water and let sit for 3 minutes. Add cake mix, one cup of flour, eggs, oil and salt. Stir well. Add remaining 5 cups of flour. Dough will be quite sticky. On a well-floured surface knead the dough for 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl and turn to coat. Allow to rise for 45 minutes or until the dough has doubled in bulk. (While the dough is rising, make the filling my mixing the butter, sugar and cinnamon together.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Take dough and punch it down, then divide into two equal parts. Roll one half into a large rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Spread half of the the cinnamon mixture on the rectangle then roll it up like a jelly roll. Cut into 2" pieces and place in a greased baking pan. Repeat these steps with remaining dough and filling. Allow to rise until doubled in size, then bake for 25-35 minutes.


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Sunday, September 24, 2006 Magic Cookie Bars

One of Jordan's favorite desserts. Which works out great for me because it's about the easiest thing you can make.

1/2 c. butter (melted in oven in bottom of 13 x 9 pan)
1 1/2 c. graham crumbs
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c/ chopped walnuts (optional)
1 1/2 c. shredded coconut
1 can condensed milk

Layer ingredients in order listed, spreading evenly across pan. Pour can of milk to cover. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until top is light brown.

Store in refridgerator. Freezes well.

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Signey's Homemade Power Bars

* from the Cookbook for Cancer-Free Living

Dry Ingredients
3 c. quick cooking oatmeal
1 c. chopped dried fruit
2 tbsp. sesame seeds
4 tbsp. sunflower seeds
4 tbsp. pumpkin
2 tbsp. almond slivers
2 tbsp. ground flaxseed
4 tbsp. coconut
1 tsp. cinnamon

Wet Ingredients
1/2 c. organic butter
3/4 c. maple syrup
3/4 tsp. salt
q tsp. lemon zest
1 1/2 tbsp. blackstrap molasses
2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a large saucepan, heat butter and stir in wet ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in dry oat mixture. Turn into 13 x 9 baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Cut into bars while still warm. Allow to cool. Keep refridgerated.

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Stuffed Green Peppers

5 medium green peppers
1 1/4 lbs. ground beef
1 c. cooked rice
1/2 c. chopped onions
1 c. diced tomatoes
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 can tomato soup
1/2 tsp. basil
1/4 c. grated cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

Cut tops off of peppers and remove seeds. Drop in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water. In a bowl, combine the next 8 ingredients. Spoon into peppers. Place peppers in greased pan. Mix soup and basil. Spoon over the peppers. Sprinkle tops of peppers with cheese.

Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour.

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2 Grain Cranberry Bread

So satisfying for breakfast.

1/2 c. butter, softened
2/3 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 c. rolled oats
1 c. all purpose flour
2/3 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. craisins or raisins
1/2 c. chopped nuts (pecans or almonds)
1 1/4 c. apple sauce

Preheat oven to 350.

Beat sugar and butter. Add eggs. In seperate bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients except 2 tbsp. roller oats. Add cranberries and nuts to dry ingredients. Add applesauce to wet ingredients. Stir together. Pour into cake pan. Sprinkle leftover 2 tbsp. oats on top. Bake at 350 for 20 mins or until toothpick comes out dry.

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