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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pani Popo (Samoan Coconut Rolls)

We recently discovered a super simple way to make Rhodes rolls extra special for a holiday dinner or something.  It only takes 2 additional ingredients and about 30 extra seconds. 

These Rhodes rolls are risen and then covered in a mixture of coconut milk and sugar and baked to sweet perfection!  They are delicious warm or cooled and would make a great addition to a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner spread.  

They are a super simple way to fancy up your rolls!  Give them a try and let us know what you think.  They will be appearing on our Thanksgiving dinner table tomorrow.

We can't speak from an authenticity standpoint, as we have never tried authentic pani popo, but we can guarantee that these are delicious!  Give them a try and let us know what you think!

Pani Popo {Samoan Coconut Rolls}


18 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls
14 ounce can coconut cream or milk
1/2 cup sugar


Place frozen rolls in 3 rows of 6 in a sprayed 9x13-inch baking dish. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let thaw and rise until double in size.

Combine coconut cream and sugar and mix well.

Remove wrap from risen rolls and pour coconut cream mixture over the rolls (try to coat each roll completely as you pour so they will have a consistent color as they bake.)

Bake at 350°F 30-35 minutes. You made need to place a piece of foil gently over the top to prevent them from browning too much.  Just keep an eye on them as they cook.

Note: Coconut cream mixture will thicken as the rolls cool.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Whipped Sweet Potatoes

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we are beginning to plan our menu and call dibs on the dishes we want to bring.  Besides being with family, these sweet potatoes are one of the best things about Thanksgiving.  The canned sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows don’t really speak to me, but these whipped sweet potatoes are a whole different story.

A few reasons why these are my favorite thing to bring to Thanksgiving dinner–1) they taste darn good! 2) they are so easy to make, and 3) they can be made several days in advance.  I’ve made them a couple of days before and covered them with plastic wrap and refrigerated them until ready to bake and they tasted just as great as baking them the same day.  Make-ahead Thanksgiving dishes are especially nice if you’re traveling and want to do the prep and make the mess in your kitchen rather than someone else’s.

We are sharing the RECIPE HERE

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Quick Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

We love serving rolls or bread with our dinner! And especially during soup season! Usually yeast breads require several hours of advanced planning, which isn’t always something we have time to do on a busy weeknight.  These quick dinner rolls cut out the first rise on the dough and are ready in under an hour. And they are whole wheat! Healthy, soft and quick!  It's a winner!

We're sharing the RECIPE HERE!