Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chef Sam - Back in the Kitchen

Sam has always had an interest in helping out in the kitchen and in cooking {go here}. As part of his birthday present, we gave Sam Paula Deen's My First Cookbook. We've looked through it a couple of times, and he has been bugging me ever since to make something. I told him we'd have to wait until we went to the grocery store for a few things.

Fast forward to this morning when I woke up to Sam telling me that he, Grace & Daddy were making Cinnamon Rolls from the cookbook {apparently they'd found something that didn't require a trip to the store}. He practically did a Tigger bounce back to the kitchen after he told me. I looked at the clock...it was almost 8:00. I decided I should get up & see what they were up to.

I walked into the kitchen & found that the kids had their aprons on. They were ready!




We gathered the needed items...


A cookie sheet, parchment paper, crescent rolls {we used reduced fat}, large marshmallows, sugar & cinnamon.


After we gathered our ingredients, we pretty much let Sam & Grace do the rest {although we did help some with the crescent dough. I'm not sure how long they carried the tube around in their hands before we got started, but it was a little harder to work with.}


These are super easy, & I can't wait for Sam to make them again.


  • Separate the dough into 8 triangles.
  • Put 1 large marshmallow on each triangle.
  • Mix together 1/2 cup sugar & 1 tsp cinnamon. Sprinkle some over marshmallows.
  • Wrap dough around marshmallow making sure to seal it well. {Some of ours weren't sealed good & lost the marshmallow}
  • Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over rolls.
  • Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. {The recipe didn't call for it, but the kids sampled a marshmallow while the rolls were baking - just to make sure they were good}

A big thanks to Paula Deen. This recipe is kid approved. Grace asked Pete as he was tucking her into bed tonight... "Can we make the cinnamon rolls we made last year {Grace speak for any time in the past - see this post} when we wake up in the morning?

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