Cinnamon Lip Plumper

Cinnamon improves blood flow and can bring oxygen and blood to the surface of the skin, thus plumping the targeted area. You get instant, albeit temporary (*sigh), bee-stung smackers! Smooth some petroleum jelly on your lips. Then pat a little of ground cinnamon or a drop of cinnamon essential oil on top. Gently rub it in for a few seconds. Add another layer of petroleum jelly for more sheen and plumpness. Now pucker up! Continue reading Cinnamon Lip Plumper

Chicken Kapama – Greek Cinnamon Stewed Chicken

This is one of those comfort food every kid has nostalgic memory of their mom or grandma making growing up- if you’re Greek. For those of us unfortunate to not share these pleasant food memories, imagine subtle aromas of tomatoes, cinnamon, onions, garlic, butter and chicken slowing braising over the stove, steaming up the whole kitchen- the whole living space more likely- with its warm, comforting, uncomplicated ingredients to make this perfectly wedded dish. This particular recipe is Cat Cora’s take on chicken kapama and appeared in Ingredients   1 chicken (2 1/2 to 3 pounds), cut into 8 pieces … Continue reading Chicken Kapama – Greek Cinnamon Stewed Chicken

Lamb Tagine

The “tagine” is an earthenware with a conical lid used to cook the stew of the same name. The tagine stew is a complex yet balanced sweet and savory one-pot dish from North Africa that would impress any guest. The following recipe is courtesy of the NY Times. The sweetness in this recipe is from dried apricots, onions, both cinnamon sticks and ground cinnamon, and nutmeg while the savory side is contributed by the lamb, stock, tomato paste, turmeric, ginger, and black pepper. The whole stew is brightened up by fresh cilantro and lemon juice. INGREDIENTS 3 pounds bone-in lamb stew … Continue reading Lamb Tagine

Cinnamon Roll Donuts

These super easy and fast “donuts” are actually cinnamon roll dough shaped into donuts using a donut pan (really inexpensive.) Our thanks to Buns In My Oven (what a cute name) for dreaming up this delight! For the donuts  1 cup flour  1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar  1 teaspoon baking powder  1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg  1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon  1/2 teaspoon salt  1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons tablespoons buttermilk (or regular milk with a teaspoon of white vinegar added)  1 egg, beaten  1/2 teaspoon vanilla  1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable or canoloa oil For the cinnamon topping  2 tablespoons … Continue reading Cinnamon Roll Donuts

Miniture Coffee Stout Cinnamon Rolls

I guess it’s never too early in the morning to have a beer…when it’s baked into your cinnamon rolls, that is! These stout-added cinnamon rolls are a delightful brainchild of the folks over at The Beeroness. Enjoy! For the Dough: 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup white sugar 1 packets rapid rise yeast 1/4 cup dry milk powder 4 tbs butter 1/4 cup cream ¾ cup coffee stout 2 large egg yolk, room temperature ½ tsp salt For the Filling: 1/2 cup butter, softened ½ cup white sugar ½ cup brown sugar 2 tbs cinnamon For the Frosting: 8oz … Continue reading Miniture Coffee Stout Cinnamon Rolls

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Everything is better with bacon This recipe from How Sweet Eats will certainly put that gastronomical theory to the test! Yield: 8 servings Total Time: 2.5 hours INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup whole milk 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 3 teaspoons active dry yeast 1 tablespoon honey 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for your workspace 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 cup loosely packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup reserved bacon grease 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled melted butter, for brushing Glaze 1 1/2 cups … Continue reading Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Buns

The smell of warm, sweet, buttery, cinnamony, yeasty buns baking in the oven is one of the most delightful and welcoming scents imaginable. These delicious gluten-free cinnamon buns have the added kick of being healthy and easy to make too. The following recipe is courtesy of one of our favorite trusted flour companies the King Arthur Flour Company. DOUGH 2 1/2 cups King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 2 teaspoons instant yeast 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) soft butter 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup warm milk, plus extra for brushing on the dough 1 large egg … Continue reading Gluten-Free Cinnamon Buns