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December 09, 2014

farm food | pioneer woman cinnamon rolls

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talk about a fail in the eating healthy / workout department. my farmer and i have a christmas party to attend on thursday and i had promised myself i was going to get my sh*t together and be serious and mindful about what i was putting in my face. (the working out took a backseat to my epic virus that slapped me in the face for over a week.)

and what do you do when you're sick for over a week and then finally feel well one fine sunday morning? 
you make homemade cinnamon rolls. that's what you do. and you apologize exactly zero times for all the ooey-gooey, butter, sugary wonderfulness that is the cinnamon roll. thank you pioneer woman

don't be deceived. they aren't a snap to make. there's a lot of mixing this and that, wait for an hour, come back, put a few things together, wait longer, wait for it to rise, bake, wait for it to cool...blah blah. 

a commitment for sure. however...what do we know about things that require time, love, and patience? they are usually worth it. and these rolls...they are worth it. 
i will definitely admit that i made a pretty amateur mistake in the construction of these rolls.

ree (the pioneer woman) specifically encourages to use more butter and more sugar...and to not be afraid to do so. but i wimped out and just followed the instructions and used the called-for amount of butter and sugar. do NOT make my mistake. you'll regret it.

and then...when all is said and done and you've been on your very best behavior waiting for the rolls to emerge from the oven...you pour on the very best maple glaze. thank god there is a lot of it...it seeps into every nook and cranny available. yum.
now go ditch out on work for the afternoon. these rolls are worth it.
14 comments on "farm food | pioneer woman cinnamon rolls"
  1. Those look so yummy!! I'm definitely going to try that recipe soon - I've been too busy making sugar cookies for everyone else lately lol.

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  2. um, those look soooooo good! And all this while just feeling better for a day? You're a rock star. And can I come over to eat some?

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  3. ummmm YUM. get in my belly.

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  4. Ohh we make this recipe and they are literally THE BEST cinnamon rolls ever! You're right, they're not the easiest but so worth it!

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  5. Do you deliver? This looks so good. So very good.

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  6. They look so freaking delicious. Yum. I just ate lunch, and somehow, I am hungry again!

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  7. This looks too freaking good. The calories don't even count on this one :)

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  8. Oh my goodness, those look AMAZING! I am definitely saving this post with the intention of making these over the holidays =)

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  9. You know the way to a pregnant woman's heart! Can you come to Tahoe and bake me a batch :)

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  10. goodness, I'm drooling.

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  11. Oh my goodness! I need some like right now!

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  12. What is that saying? Oh yeah, get in my belly. And throw in a bowl of piping hot chili and I'm your new bestie =) Good work. As for the commitment part? Not really for me =)

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