the crescent roll chronicles: part 2

I’m realizing how easy it is to make a number of yummy food items with crescent rolls.  If you haven’t tried Andreas yet, be sure to check out the recipe HERE.  They’re yummy sausage and cream cheese crescent rolls that I usually make for Thanksgiving breakfast and they’re super easy.  I guess that post should’ve been titled “the crescent roll chronicles: part 1”, but I didn’t think of it at the time…although, it does explain why this is part 2!

Part 2 of the crescent roll chronicles is another super easy crescent roll recipe for cinnamon rolls found via Pinterest from HERE!

Ingredients for rolls:

2 cans of crescent rolls

1 stick of butter (softened)

1/2 cu. of white or brown sugar (I used white)

2 tblspn. of cinnamon

Ingredients for glaze:

1/2 cup of powdered sugar

2 tblspns of milk or water

1 tspn of vanilla

Step 1:

Mix sugar, butter and cinnamon together until it creates a paste like this…

Step 2:

Lay crescent rolls triangles out on pan and smear cinnamon/sugar paste onto each triangle

Step 3:

Roll up (wide side, first)

Step 4:

Bake as directed.

(*Note: either grease the pan or bake on foil because the cinnamon filling does ooze out and caramelize onto the pan!)

Step 5:

While they’re baking mix glaze using milk (or water), powdered sugar, and vanilla

 Step 6:

Drizzle glaze on top of cinnamon rolls after they come out of the oven.

And, serve.

Yummmm!  They’re so good. Let me know what you think!

On another exciting note (yes, cinnamon rolls are exciting), Asa’s faux bois rug came in this weekend.  His reading/play nook is now complete!

So fun!

And finally, Ez over at Creature Comforts posted the February printable calendar.  Be sure to download yours HERE–they’re the cutest!

P.S.  Don’t forget to look for my post on Wednesday at Dr. Mommy Online!

P.S.S.  Did you watch the Bachelor last night?!  Ugh!  Courtney…

Happy Tuesday, friends!

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top 10 in 2011

I have to say, I am a little excited about the end of 2011.  The end of this year has been rough, and 2012 seems like one, big, clean slate.  I need one, big, clean slate…I mean, don’t we all?

In the anticipation of a new year and a fresh start, I have compiled a list of the top 10 posts from 2011.  Everyday Clever celebrated it’s 1 year anniversary in 2011 and I’m proud of how far it’s come.  This list wasn’t created based on statistics or “hits”.  It’s just a list that I came up with (in no particular order) based on how satisfied I was with the post (well, and a little feedback from others, too). 🙂

1. top ten fabrics of 2011

2. diy| t-shirt scarf

3. printable| “a freebie & a confession”

4. tutorial| lemon sugar scrub

5. video| 25 ways to tie a scarf

6. recipe| my favorite dessert

7. boots!

8. asa’s room: idea boards

9. my very favorite blogs

10. tutorial| moss covered letter

I hope you’ll enjoy browsing through some old material.  You never know what you might’ve forgotten about.

Which one was your favorite?!  I’d love to get your feedback!

See you in 2012, friends!

my favorite holiday recipe

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I wanted to share my favorite Thanksgiving recipe with you.  This recipe isn’t necessarily a “Thanksgiving type” recipe but it reminds me of Thanksgiving because we have it for breakfast each year on Thanksgiving morning.  {I wrote about this tradition here}

These yummy breakfast delicacies are called “Andreas” but the name will change for you.  I’ll explain why later.  For now we’ll call them Sausage & Cheese Croissants {or crescent rolls}

Part 1: The Ingredients

1 16oz pkg. of ground sausage

2 8oz pkgs. of cream cheese (softened)

3 8oz. pkgs. of crescent rolls

{It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!}

Part 2: The Directions

Step 1: Brown the saugsage (if you’ve already let the cream cheese soften)

Step 2: Mix sausage and cream cheese in a large bowl

Step 3: Lay out crescent rolls

Step 4: Spoon about 1 tblspn of sausage/cream cheese mixture into crescent rolls

Step 5: Roll up & bake as directed

Part 3: The Finished Product

Oh, they are soooo good!

The reason that I call them Andreas is because a friend of mine from high school was the one who first introduced me to this recipe–her name was Andrea.  Whenever I pass the recipe on, I tell the recipient that they must call them Jennas, since they got the recipe from me.  So for you, these are called Jennas. 🙂

As you make them and pass the recipe on, be sure to change the recipe name accordingly.

I’ve already put the recipe on a card for you like this one

you can download it HERE

Hope your Pre-Thanksgiving weekend isn’t too crazy!

yummy pumpkin recipe

You know that whole “I don’t bake” statement from a few posts back, well I did it again!  Our wonderful neighbors brought us a dinner the other night and I didn’t want to return the plate empty.

So, I started searching for some fall-ish desserts and found this!

{image via Our Best Bites}

It has many names…

Pumpkin Crumble

Pumpkin Dump Cake

or Up-side-down Pumpkin Pie.

Call it whatever you want because it’s delicious.

and EASY!

The recipe came from Our Best Bites as well, but I thought I’d make it a little easier and a little cuter by putting the recipe on a card.

You can download this recipe card for free HERE

{blank recipe card via Paper Stories}

If you’re big into fall cooking and baking, Cheryl over at Tidy Mom shared a TON of her favorite pumpkin recipes for fall.

Whiskey Pumpkin Shortbread Parfait {with candied pecans and caramel topping}

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie with Streusel topping

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Butter Cream

Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Pancakes with Black Cinnamon Syrup

Layered Walnut Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

as well as some of her friends’ favorite pumpkin recipes…

Pumpkin Cheddar Muffins at Bake at 350

Pumpkin Funnel Cakes at Dine and Dish

Pumpkin Caramels at I am Baker

Pumpkin Pie Popsicles at Family Fresh Cooking

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars at Two Peas and Their Pod

Pumpkin Pie Coffee Cake at Food for My Family

Simple Chilled Pumpkin Cheesecake at Simple Bites

Gluten Free Pumpkin Granola at With Style and Grace 

Pumpkin Cheesecake at A Farmgirls Dabbles

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls at Good Life {eats}

Have fun baking!! Be sure to comment and let me know which recipe you made!

my favorite dessert

It’s no secret to my friends and family that I LOVE donuts.  My absolute favorite type of donuts are Boston Cream.  For my birthday this year, my sweet husband had a dozen of them waiting for me when I woke up

{I had the day off work so I got to sleep in–it was perfect!}

And, to me, churros are just another type of donut so I LOVE those too.  Did you know that you can get them at Tijuana Flats?!  Before a friend shared that {important} bit of information with me, I thought that the only place I could get churros was at Disney.

image via The Grande Enchillada

Anyway, recently my sisters-in-law and I decided to start up a craft/baking night.  We don’t necessarily do both each week, but at least one or the other.  A bit of information that might be important to interject here is that I. Don’t. Bake.  I cook.  …additionally, regardless of whether it’s cooking or baking, I’d rather be doing a craft project or designing something than sweating-it-out in the kitchen, all-together.

So this baking/craft night could be a good thing for me…

I have to admit, Pinterest has sparked my interest in the cooking/baking category a little because 1. I can easily see pictures of the food and 2. I can quickly figure out the picture with the easiest recipe {and save it for later :)}.

All that to say, we had our first craft/baking night this week and guess what we made!

That’s right!  DONUTS!

…and they were super easy!

The recipe or “method” was one that my sister-in-law did with her mom and sisters as a kid:

I was quite impressed with how well they turned out and posted the photos (shown above) on Facebook.  My poor friends were craving donuts at 9 o’clock at night because of me!  It affected one friend so much that she wrote a blog post about it!  Check it out at Frizzle Chicks –it’s so cute!

Happy Donut Eating!

{because I know you’ll all want one now :)}