This is no way, shape or form an advertisement for Pampered Chef. Other than depositing my checks into their fat bank account, they have no clue that I even exist. However, I am a huge fan of their products. Yeah, they can be a little pricey. . . but you can’t beat the quality.
Back in the day, when I was a stay-at-home-mom living in middle suburbia with primary school age children, I was known to throw a few of those girly kind of parties. You know the ones; Tupperware, Pampered Chef and Home Interior. And I threw BIG parties! People came just for the food alone. And I would get all kinds of freebies. I loved it!! Of course, I went to my share of parties too. Those parties were almost like an infection the way they spread. Nonetheless, I collected several really awesome pieces of cookware.
My favorite is this round baking stone. It’s old and has been around the block a time or two. I looked at Pampered Chef online and they don’t even sell it anymore. That’s really sad because if mine ever broke, I’d be heartbroken if I couldn’t replace it. I make these little mini cinnamon rolls in this dish and they are FABULOUS! I can’t imagine baking them in anything else. As such as I’ve got my own old beat up brownie pan that I use specifically for brownies. They each have their special charm.
I learned this simple recipe at one of the Pampered Chef parties and have been making them for twenty years. They’re so simple!! I lost the original recipe long ago. I’m sure it’s buried somewhere in the myriad of cookbooks I’ve got shoved here and there. But this is basically it:
MINI CINNAMON ROLLS
2 cans Crescent Rolls
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out each can of crescent rolls into two squares of dough each pressing the perforations together. Spread a liberal amount of butter onto each square. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough tightly into a log. Cut log into 1/2 inch pieces and place into stoneware. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
I made these as part of my mom’s Birthday Brunch Buffet. They didn’t last long enough to get a picture of them in the dish. This is all I managed to salvage in time for a photo. I’m tellin’ ya. They don’t last long – not in my house. Especially when these puppies are warm. Hmmm Hmmm Good. And so simple. I love simple.