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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Super Food Saturday, Treats to Share

Not all of my recipes are super healthy.  Today I have to bring a dish for a breakfast as dinner meal for my ski patrol.  These two recipes may not be super healthy, but they are super good tasting.  It was -1 F today, so the smell of hot cinnamon rolls baking was just wonderful.

Cinnabons Cinnamon Rolls

1 package active dry yeast
1 cup warm milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
4 cups bread flour

1 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons cinnamon
1/3 cup butter softened

Cream Cheese Icing
1 stick of butter
1 8 ounce package of cream cheese
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

For the rolls, dissolve the yeast in the warm milk, let stand until 5 minutes until yeast begins to foam.  Add the sugar, butter, salt, eggs and flour to a bowl.  Mix in the flour until a soft dough is formed.
Place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour until doubled in size.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until it is 16 inches by 12 inches wide. It should be 1/4 " thick.
Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

To mak filling, combine the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
Spread the mixture over the rolled out dough.
Roll the dough down to the bottom edge.  Cut into 1 1/2 inch slices. Place the cut slices in the prepared pan. Cover with a damp towel and let rise for 30 minutes.  Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown.  While the rolls are baking, beat the butter and cream cheese. Add the sugar and vanilla.
When the rolls are done, let them cool slightly then spread with the frosting.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

2 eggs
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda

1 ounce package cream cheese
1 egg
2 tablespoons sugar
Beat together until creamy

24 pecan halves

Put the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin in a large bowl. Mix well. In another bowl mix the flour, spices and baking soda.  Mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Line two 12 cup muffin pans with cup cake papers.  Place the  half of the batter among the muffin tins.  Then divide the filling among the tins.  Add the rest of the batter to each tin. Top each with a pecan half. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Makes 24 muffins


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 1756 members in 31 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
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