Brown Sugar Cinnamon Rolls | Swirls and Spice

Upside Down Cinnamon Rolls

Brown sugar glazed cinnamon rolls hearken back to a simpler time, when most households had a baking schedule.  Taste one and realize why home baked sweet rolls still merit their own day of the week. Though I haven’t shared about my mother and grandmother for a while, I remain thankful for these two remarkable, faithful women who continue to influence me in matters of faith and … Continue reading Upside Down Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Cider Overnight Oats |

Apple Cider Overnight Oats

Pour some fresh apple cider onto old fashioned oats and the next morning you can start your day with oatmeal that is magically sweet and naturally delicious! Once upon a time I made oatmeal almost every morning. Then things got complicated. First, I got a little bored with brown sugar as my sole flavoring. Until one day I discovered that you can mix in all sorts of sweet … Continue reading Apple Cider Overnight Oats

Five Spice Pepper Nuts

As an avid baker, I am usually both surprised and intrigued when I hear about something new.  Last month’s discovery was pepper nuts.  Have you ever tried them? I was schooled by a friend in town here about what pepper nuts are and how to make them.  Interestingly, they require neither pepper nor nuts.  They are crunchy (like nuts) and spicy (like pepper).  These teeny … Continue reading Five Spice Pepper Nuts

Cranberry and Coconut Gummy Candies

Had I known that making gummy candy was quicker than Jello, I would have made it long before now! Seriously, gummies take less than 30 minutes to mix, set, and cut, and only require four ingredients. Can it get much easier than that? These candies were so easy that I had time to play around with sweeteners.  I found that maple syrup tasted better than … Continue reading Cranberry and Coconut Gummy Candies