Every once in awhile an idea comes along that’s so astoundingly simple, I whack myself on the forehead and exclaim, “Now why didn’t I think of that?!” Blog world’s many creative cooks have made my kitchen (and neighborhood) a much tastier place.
A few years back I started a new tradition, baking homemade cinnamon rolls for our neighbors on Labor Day Monday. I believe each one of us is blessed with talents, tools, and time to bless others — plus, it makes me happy sending my delivery boy (The Man Of Few Words) to their door with a plateful of oven lovin’.
Who doesn’t like warm cinnamon rolls accompanied by a friendly grin?
If there’s one thing food bloggers exemplify, it’s the spirit of sharing — lives, hearts, homes, and recipes — and it’s a delight to pass on what I’ve learned.
Sharing is caring.
A few weeks prior to this years’ tradition, I discovered Closet Cooking’s Blueberry Maple Pecan Cinnamon Buns (thanks, Kevin!) and “knew” they were the ones I wanted to share. Not only did the blueberries add an enticing fruit “pop,” the dough was one of the loveliest I’ve ever worked with — soft & silky — and it baked up beautifully.
For the Labor Day version, I omitted the pecans (wasn’t sure if the neighbors had food allergies) and made more of a “frosting” than a glaze, but I highly suggest following Kevin’s recipe to a T. Simple, scrumptious, spectacular.
The neighbors loved ‘em!
Plus, I had leftover blueberries to munch on. (Win/win.)
Are you a food “sharer?” What’s your favorite thing to give?
Enjoying the spirit of sharing,