Nothin’ Says Lovin’…

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.

Pineapple Orange Blossoms



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

To Prepare:
Heat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
Spray 8 muffin cups with cooking spray. Separate dough into 8 rolls, then cut each roll into quarters. Place 4 quarters (points up and slightly separated) into each muffin cup.
In a small bowl, mix pineapple, marmalade, and cream cheese. Place 2 tablespoons of fruit/cheese mixture into the center of dough in each cup.
Bake approximately 20 minutes until light golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife around edge of muffin cups to remove muffins. Place on serving plate.
Open icing. Microwave on medium for about 10-15 seconds, then drizzle over warm rolls.
Serve warm…and enjoy!
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The original recipe from Pillsbury and complete nutritional information is available here:
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