I’m not sure if Pillsbury still uses the slogan or not, but growing up, I heard it again and again:
“Nothin’ says lovin’
Like something from the oven…
And Pillsbury says it best.”
I grew up believing it, at least in part. Freshly-baked goodies really do express our love whether the treat comes from Pillsbury, Sara Lee, Pepperidge Farm, or from our own old-fashioned, made-from-scratch recipes.
Of course, I love to cook, so whenever possible, I do enjoy gathering up ingredients, mixing, stirring, folding, and kneading. But, that’s not always possible.
We’re all busy, and sometimes finding time for special treats is a challenge. We can always dash to the supermarket for “store-bought” goodies, but quite honestly, opening a package of stale “honey buns” doesn’t have quite the same appeal as pulling a tray of fragrant sweet rolls or fruit turnovers from the oven.
The ideal solution for me is something quick and easy but still home-made. In searching through my recipe files, I came across one of my favorites. We have grandchildren spending the night — sleeping like precious little angels at the moment — and I’ll be heading to the kitchen soon to get breakfast going. Along with waffles and bacon, I’ll be serving up a lot of love…disguised as Pineapple-Orange Blossoms.
This recipe has been a great “hit” in my family for years, ever since it won the Pillsbury “Bake-Off” contest in 2004 and appeared in one of their cookbooks. It truly is a winner, and I’m glad to share it with you.
1 can (12.4 ounces) Pillsbury refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
1/2 cup crushed pineapple, well-drained on paper towels
1/3 cup orange marmalade
4 ounces cream cheese, softened