Thanksgiving means cooking and company and going to my Grandparent’s house for dinner. There are some favorite dishes that we only eat on Thanksgiving Day, which makes them even more special and worth waiting for. I just hope we don’t have a repeat of what happened last year.
In my Nannie’s kitchen, the spicy aroma of pumpkin pie, roasted turkey and fresh baked bread melds with a dozen other specialties to produce a tantalizing scent that speaks of warmth, satisfaction and the official beginning of the holiday season.
I love it!
Not only is Nannie a great cook, she’s a gracious hostess. Most years our Thanksgiving table is surrounded by familiar faces and a couple of new ones. Last year there was a full house.
Often Nannie will make something yummy like Melodee’s Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls the day before Thanksgiving. That serves as a special treat for morning noshing while some of us watch the televised parade and some of us hang out in the kitchen.
But last year there was quite a commotion when the kitchen sink wouldn’t cooperate. It was as stuffed as we are after the meal.
Except this was before and dinner wasn’t ready. Everything had already taken longer than usual and everyone was hungry.
Nannie’s rosy cheeks telegraphed frustration after she tried a couple of things with no effect. Her voice was edged with consternation as she called out for Papa to come do something.
Their traditional roles have Papa as the fix-it man and fix it he did. He pulled out a bottle of good old Liquid-Plumr.
There was probably just too much grease built up in the drain but Liquid-Plumr gel cut through the yuck and standing water and Papa became hero of the day.
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Do I sound like a commercial? I don’t mind. Liquid-Plumr has saved the day for me since then, too.
I found the most common causes of drain clogs of hair, grease and soap scum are easy to clear away with regular monthly use of Liquid-Plumr. It keeps pipes smelling fresh too.
Not as good as all those Thanksgiving Day favorite dishes though.
Want your kitchen to smell amazing? Make these delicious Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls.
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Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Recipe
- 2 cups warm milk approx. 80-90 degrees
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 ¼ teaspoons yeast
- 4 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup oil
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup butter
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 large apples thinly sliced
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup milk more or less depending on desired consistency
- In large measuring cup, warm milk to between 80-90 degrees. Add sugar and yeast and stir. Let set for 3-4 minutes until yeast is bubbly.
- Pour into bowl of stand mixer; add one cup of flour, oil, salt and vanilla. Mix on low with paddle attachment until flour is mixed in. Add another cup of flour; mix on low until combined. Add third cup of flour and baking soda; mix until just combined.
- Cover and let rise for one hour.
- After one hour, add remaining cup of flour. The dough will be very wet. At this point you can refrigerate dough until you need it or go to the next step. (This dough is a lot easier to work with if it’s cold. I used warm dough and it was a little tricky!)
- While dough is rising, peel and use a mandolin to thinly slice apples into 1/8-inch-thick slices.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper that overlaps all sides. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead. Roll out into large rectangle.
- Transfer dough to baking sheet; press into an even layer. (Since the dough is so wet, this helped roll the dough into a log much more easily.)
- Pour ½ cup melted butter onto dough; sprinkle brown sugar over top. Spread mixture out over dough. Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice evenly over sugar.
- Make an even layer of apple slices on top of sugar; sprinkle on pecans.
- Gently roll the dough into a log. Slice into 12 pieces using floured, serrated knife.
- Place rolls in a 9×13 baking pan; bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.
- Whip cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla together. Slowly add milk until it has a thinner consistency.
- Spread over cinnamon rolls.
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