HOmemade dessert ideas for the holidays

Homemade Dessert Ideas for the Holidays

Have you been asked to bring dessert to the holiday get together this year?  Find something yummy to make from this line up of delicious homemade holiday desserts ideas!  Read More

How to Host a Fondue Party

How to Host a Fondue Party

Learn tips and tricks from our annual fondue dinner party including printable recipes for the best cheese and chocolate fondue, fondue dipping menu, how to limit last minute food prep, make a party planning schedule, create a classy atmosphere, and ways to help yourself relax and enjoy your guests!   Read More

Breakfast Egg Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Egg Casserole

With sauteed onions, lots of cheese, and meat of your choice – this breakfast casserole is a favorite of friends and family for a large group breakfast or any meal of the day!  Read More

Tiramisu Cake Recipe

Tiramisu Cake

With richly flavored layers of coffee soaked cake and a whipped Kahlua filling, this  recipe is a delicious spin off of traditional tiramisu and is a must have for special occasions.  Beautiful when presented and yummy when tasted – tiramisu lovers will not want to miss this! Read More

Lattissima Plus Automatic Espresso Machine Review

Lattissima Plus Automatic Espresso Machine Review

Expand your coffee bar and enjoy the silky smooth taste of the best espresso at home with the touch of a button!  Read my detailed review of the Lattissima Plus Automatic Espresso Machine by Nespresso!

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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Meatball Recipe

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Meatballs

This recipe is a go to for large parties and is 1 of 3 slow cooker meatball recipes that I frequently serve. These honey garlic meatballs usually come out on top as the crowd favorite! Easy to prepare ahead of time and freeze for later!

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Slow Cooker Egg Casserole Recipe

Slow Cooker Egg Casserole

This gluten-free slow cooker egg casserole recipe hits all the main food groups, can be customized to two sides, and is the perfect homemade breakfast for overnight visitors.  Let it cook while you sleep and enjoy a stress free morning with your guests! Read More

Pretzel Yogurt Delight Recipe

Pretzel Yogurt Delight

This dessert is a creamy burst of fresh strawberry flavor made with all-natural ingredients including strawberry Greek yogurt and is the perfect blend of sweet and salty with the yummy crunch of a pretzel baked crust.  Read More

Secret Ingredient Fruit Salad

This fruit salad could pass for dessert and is a go to for parties or group gatherings.  The secret ingredient provides a creamy richness that will make anyone ask for more fruit please!  Read More

The BEST Cinnamon Rolls

Starting with a crescent dough and ending with a dollop of homemade creamy frosting, this cinnamon roll recipe results in the most delicious melt-in-your-mouth bite of cinnamony goodness. Why settle for good when you can make the BEST?

My cooking philosophy is to keep it “healthy and easy.” Recipes at Hammers N Hugs will include all-natural ingredients that can often be frozen and have been tested and approved by friends and family!

the best cinnamon roll recipe

The BEST Cinnamon Rolls Printable Recipe

I am an incredibly picky cinnamon roll eater. I love baked goods, but give me the soft, moist baked items because I don’t workout to eat dry, stale calories no matter how sweet they are. I am a sucker for Cinnabons and have a hard time walking past that heavenly smell at the mall without grabbing a bite. Another justification for my Amazon obsession. This cinnamon roll recipe, after much trial and error, is as close to a Cinnabon as I have tasted yet and will not disappoint. They are a Christmas morning tradition and a go to for a sweet treat.

Bon appetit!

the best cinnamon roll recipe


I love my Oster Bread machine. It was the highest rated machine on Amazon, and I got it as a Christmas gift several years ago. It allows for homemade dough and bread to be a much less overwhelming task. Check out my review here.



My sweet little man helper!


This machine requires your wet ingredients to be put in first and dry ingredients last. Make sure you know the recommended order of your machine. It makes a difference!


Find your machine’s dough cycle. Ah, I just love this machine. I used to do all my dough by hand. Even my grandmother, the queen of all things homemade, uses this bread machine!! LOVE IT.


He told me he is going to be a “cooker” one day. 🙂


I mentioned that you can melt the butter first and spread with a brush and then sprinkle the sugar mixture after. I recommend that. Mixing them together as I did above makes it more difficult to spread onto your dough.


Spread LOTS of flour before rolling out this dough. It is crescent dough which is in part the secret to the heavenly taste of these rolls, but the dough is very moist. LOTS of flour. I highly recommend the OXO Good Grips containers for your dry ingredients. And they look so pretty lined up in a pantry 🙂










This is a slightly larger pan than a 9×13. If you want to make smaller rolls simply cut your strips in half.


Whip your frosting. Mmm mmm.


I often make the frosting while waiting for the rolls to bake. It can be put in the fridge for the next day or even frozen.


the best cinnamon roll recipe


the best cinnamon roll recipe

The BEST Cinnamon Rolls Printable Recipe

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