Sunday, January 18, 2015

Spiced Apple Buttermilk Waffles

I love pancakes..... But if you give me a hot crusted waffle, that's another story. waffles hold up to syrup and butter very well...and I like that! I found a great recipe for a great apple fill spice waffles you need to try this recipe, got the recipe

3 large eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk, warmed
3/4 cup milk, warmed
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and grated
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose flour is fine too)
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup toasted pecans (completely optional)
powdered sugar to sift on top

1. Preheat waffle iron. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, milk and butter. Stir in apple. In another bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, spice, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to egg mixture; whisk until smooth (some small lumps are okay).

2. Sprinkle 2 Tablespoons pecans (if using) onto waffle iron. Pour about 2/3 cup batter onto surface. Cook waffles until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Keep warm in 200°F. oven while cooking the remaining waffles.

3. Serve with warmed maple syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Friday, January 16, 2015

BlackOut Donuts

I FOUND..... The darkest and richest chocolate Donuts RECIPE. Blackout Donut .WOW!!!
Written by George Geary Published November 15, 2012

Here Is The Recipe:

2 3/4 Cup all-purpose flour, divided 

1/2 Cup unsweetened black cocoa powder

1 1/4 Teaspoon baking powder

1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Cup packed brown sugar
3 large eggs, beaten

1/4 Cup whole milk 

1/4 Cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Canola oil


In a bowl, whisk together 2 cups of the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.

In mixer bowl fitted with paddle attachment, combine brown sugar, eggs, milk, butter and vanilla. On low speed, mix until well combined. Add dry ingredients and mix until incorporated. Gradually mix in more of the remaining flour, as necessary, until dough starts to come together and is the consistency of biscuit dough. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large, deep pot or deep fryer, heat about 4 inches oil over medium heat until temperature registers.

Tip: Be careful not to over fry chocolate cake donuts. 


Blackout Donut
Written by George Geary Published November 15, 2012 

On a floured work surface, roll out dough to slightly thicker than 1⁄4 inch . If dough is tacky, dust with additional flour. Cut dough with cutter into 18 donuts, re-rolling scraps as necessary. Place at least 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet.

Deep-fry 4 donuts at a time in hot oil, turning once with wooden chopsticks, until puffy and firm, about 25 seconds per side. Using a slotted spatula, transfer to paper towels to absorb excess oil. Fry remaining donuts, adjusting heat as necessary between batches to maintain oil temperature.

Let donuts cool completely before icing, Chocolate sprinkles and chocolate frosting will complete this job.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Chicken Soup With Vegetables


2 lbs boneless chicken thighs with fat removed

1 can 29 or 32 oz canned whole tomato

2 tablespoon tomato paste

1 large onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves chopped

3 large carrots, peeled and chopped 2 inch thick

6 medium size red potatoes, each cut in 4 halves

8 small corn on the cobb

2 bay leaves ( If you like dry basil and parsley you can add it as well about 1/4 teaspoon each)

8 cups chicken broth

Salt and Pepper to taste

Flour for dusting chicken about 1/4 cup

1/4 cup cooking oil for browning

Brown chicken thighs in frying pan with oil on both sides. take chicken and place in a stock pot.add onions,garlic and carrots. then pour in the chicken broth and bay leaves bring to a boil over high heat.

Add in the tomatoes, and turn down to medium low let cook for 30 minutes add in the potatoes and cook until tender.

Add in the corn,and cook 5 mins.


These Pecan Logs are filled with marshmallow cream, covered in caramel and rolled in toasted chopped pecans.

This is my favorite candy recipe. They are so easy to make and not so costly.

Your friends and family will be so impressed and surprised when you bring these fresh and not store-bought pecan logs to your next function.


1 teaspoon vanilla

1 pound box of confectioners sugar

1 jar 8oz marshmallow cream

1 pound caramels

1 pound  toasted pecans, finely chopped

Mix vanilla into marshmallow cream. work in confectioner sugar, small amount at a time
roll into logs.

Melt caramels in saucepan over low heat. If needed, add a small amount of milk to thin.

Roll logs in caramel and then roll in chopped pecans. chill in refrigerator before cutting.

Yield approximately four dozen small slices.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Collard Greens With Cornmeal Dumplings

All this about Greens, I mean collards greens down south in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia where the greens grow. This is a new twist in cooking collard greens, with cornmeal  dumplings.

Meaning bread in the pot! Cornbread that is already to enjoy. You can choose the meat you like, whether it is ham hock or salt pork, you cannot go wrong in the South. enjoy the pot liquor of the collard greens in the cornbread dumplings.Yum!!!!

For the collard greens:

Dutch oven or a large pot add water,oil and ham hocks and Cook 45 mins. add collard green stirring occasionally, about 15 to 20 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, chiles, and measured salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the collard is tender.

For the dumplings:

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup yellow cornmeal

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1/2 cup whole milk

whisk together flour, cornmeal, brown sugar, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, then blend in butter well with your fingertips. Stir in milk until just combined. Let dough stand 5 minutes.

With wet hands, roll rounded tablespoons of dough into balls. Gently place dumplings on top of greens. Cook, covered and undisturbed, over low heat until greens are very tender and silky and dumplings are puffed and cooked through, about 20 minutes.

[Dropping the dough in heaping tablespoons about 1/2 inch apart into the simmering greens]

 Sprinkle the greens with the reserved bacon and serve immediately.

Collard Green Dip

Talking about southern hot nights....Here a creamy hot dip, you need to serve at your next party.
It will WOW THEM!!!! Collard Green Dip.


2 slices bacon

1 small sweet onion, chopped about 1 cup

1 medium red sweet pepper

1 pound fresh collard greens, trimmed and coarsely chopped about 6 cups

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 8 ounce package cream cheese cubed and softened

2 ounces  Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 1/2 cup

1/2 cup light sour cream

1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning optional

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Thin bread sticks or vegetable sticks

In a 12-inch skillet cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towel. Remove and save bacon dripping for another recipe but use 2 teaspoons of bacon drippings from skillet and add onion and sweet pepper to skillet. Cook 5 minutes over medium heat or until vegetables are just tender, stirring occasionally. Add cut collard greens and garlic; cover until tender, stirring occasionally. You can add a little water if becoming dry. Remove from heat.
Add cream cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, and seasoning to the collard mixture, stirring until combined. Crumble remaining bacon and add to collard mixture.  
Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until warmed through. Serve with vegetable dippers or bread sticks.

Jamaican Brown Chicken Stew

Jamaican Brown Chicken Stew....How soul can you get??? This stew base on the curry powder and the spices that goes in this stew. I call it goodness of hot soul.

1 medium chicken, cut into 8 portions

salt and black pepper to taste

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 onions chopped

1 chilli pepper, seeded and chopped

1/2 teaspoon thyme

4 cloves garlic chopped

2 teaspoon curry powder

pinch allspice

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

1/2  cup chopped green bell pepper

4  cups chicken stock

1 nice size butternut squash, peeled and cut into bite- sized cubes

2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into bite sized cubes

2 1/4  cup Basmati rice, cooked in coconut milk

Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan until really hot. Add 4–5 pieces of chicken to the oil and fry gently skin-side down for about 5 minutes on each side until the chicken is browned all over,remove the chicken and repeat with the remaining chicken pieces.

Carefully pour out most of the oil, leaving just 2 spoonfuls in the base. onions, chilli, garlic, thyme and peppers, and stir briefly.

Add chicken to a big pot adding spices, squash and potatoes. Pour in the stock, bring to the boil and then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes until the liquid is reduced to a rich gravy. Serve with the coconut rice.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Meat Balls In A Big Pot

Meat Balls Come And Get Them

My mother always cooked a big pot of meat balls.We ate as many as we wanted. My mother did  not serve them with pasta.... we ate them with creamy mashed potatoes.

It's seem like that red thick tomato gravy just give those creamy mashed potatoes the best taste ever.

When the meat balls was gone from the pot, we did not care too much because we had the wonderful meat ball gravy to do some serious slopping with bread.

Here We Go!

Adding water and two teaspoon salt to a big pot filling almost full to the top and let boil.

In a bowl at 2 pound ground meat
3 Beaten  Eggs
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup water

Chop very fine 1/2 cup each green onion, red and green bell peppers.

Spice 1 tablespoon each onion powder, garlic powder,salt and black pepper.

Mixing all together

Rolling into a ball

Place them on a sheet pan

Than drop them one by one in the boiling water. Cook 10 mins.

Draining meat balls and place in another pot

Pour four Jars pasta Sauce and add bay leaf.cover pot and let simmer on med heat for 30 mins.

You can also make a Meat Ball Sandwich



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Meat Loaf With Stuff Mashed Potatoes

Meatloaf Time!!! "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" is the first single by the American musician Meat Loaf in his solo career. It is a track off his 1977 album" Bat Out of Hell', written by Jim Steinman.

I know this singing group has nothing to do with a meatloaf recipe. I just give the group a plug and added it because it's one of my favorite singing group of all times.

Back to meatloaf  recipe..... Did you know in 2007, meatloaf was voted the seventh-favorite dish in the United States according to Good Housekeeping?

During the Great Depression, cooking meatloaf was a way to stretch the food budget for families, using an inexpensive type of meat and ingredients like bell peppers, eggs, onions and bread crumbs to  give it superior binding and consistency.

The meatloaf is normally served warm as part of the main course, but can also be found sliced as a cold cut. Meatloaf can also be considered a typical comfort food and is served in many diners and restaurants today with brown gravy and peas.

It seems everyone has a recipe for meatloaf, but the best one, is the one you prepare for your family with love and care.

The meatloaf, I am posting today is garnished with lots of crispy bacon and stuffed inside with buttery mashed potatoes and fresh parsley.

Meatloaf maybe also garnished with plain ketchup or a meatloaf sauce. my mother garnished her meatloaf with mashed potatoes, drizzling it with a small amount of butter and cheese and place in oven to brown.

Potatoes Recipe:

2 large white potatoes cut into chunks

2 cups water with 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cook potatoes to tender and pour water off and place in a medium bowl

Mash them and add 1/2 stick of butter and 1/4 cup warm milk and set aside
Meat Loaf  Recipe:

1 1/2   lb  ground beef { 80% lean}
3/4    cup Progresso Italian style bread crumbs or plain bread crumbs
1/2    cup tomato juice

1/4    cup chopped green onions

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/4 cup green bell pepper

1/4 cup red bell pepper

2    eggs   beaten

4 slices cooked chopped bacon

Salt and black pepper to can always test a pinch of raw meat or meatloaf mixture for seasoning.

By placing it in a micowave oven about a second or two... with this method you can add more seasons if needed.{ I like a lot of black pepper in mine}

Heat oven to 350°F.

Make potatoes as directed.  In large bowl mix meat loaf ingredients until well blended. Firmly press half of beef mixture into pan add spoon potatoes over beef mixture about 1/4 inch edges adding fresh chopped parsley on top of potatoes.

Spoon remaining beef mixture over potatoes; press gently bacon on top.   Bake 60 to 65 minutes or meat thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads 160°F. Let loaf stand 10 minutes.

Monday, January 5, 2015





Everyone love chocolate cake. I am truly one that love the icing and the rich chocolate taste that it bring to your mouth. That creamy taste of moist chocolate cake is very unforgettable. My kids will always say....." Mum" please make a chocolate cake...I just could say no! because it's my favorite too!

Chocolate cake is made with chocolate it can be made with other ingredients, as well. These ingredients include fudge, vanilla creme, and other sweeteners.

The history of chocolate cake goes back to 1764, when Dr. James Baker discovered how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between two massive circular millstones.

Recipe For Chocolate Cake


2¼ cups all-purpose flour

¾ cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder

1¾ teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

3 large eggs

1½ cups sugar

1¼ cups mayonnaise

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


12 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped

¾ cup sugar

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

1 cup heavy cream

1½ cups (3 sticks) butter, room temperature

¾ teaspoon salt

Cake: Preheat oven to 325°. Lightly coat cake pans with nonstick spray and line bottoms with parchment

 paper; spray again.

Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat eggs and sugar until pale and doubled in volume, about 4 minutes.

Add mayonnaise and vanilla and beat until just combined.

With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients in 3 additions, alternating with 1⅓ cups lukewarm water in 2 additions, beginning

 ending with dry ingredients.

 Scrape batter into pans, dividing evenly.

Bake cakes, rotating halfway through, until a tester inserted into the centers comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Transfer pans to wire racks and let cool 20 minutes before turning out onto racks. Let cool completely.


  2 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar

  6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  6 tablespoons butter

  5 tablespoons evaporated milk

  1 teaspoon vanilla extract


 In a medium bowl, sift together the confectioners' sugar and cocoa, and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter until smooth, then gradually beat in sugar mixture alternately with evaporate milk. Blend in vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. If necessary, adjust consistency with more milk or sugar.


I  Have Found Some Really Good Recipes....I Try Them  And Ohhhhhh !!! how good they are!!! These Recipes Need To Be Share. So Here! Try This One.... And Good Job Yall!!!@

Three rich layers of coconut cake are held together by homemade coconut pudding and crushed pineapple, and topped with a light, fluffy coconut frosting. This cake takes some time, but is well worth the effort. You can easily spread out the various steps across an afternoon while preparing any other dishes. Prepare one to two days in advance.
  • Prep: 2 hour 30 min
  • Chill: 2 hours
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Total: About 5 hours 15 min
  • Serves 16
  • Two Hours Before Starting
  • 8 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • Two hours before you plan on making the cake, remove eggs and milk from fridge and let come to room temperature.
  • 1 pound (4 sticks) butter
  • Place butter on a plate and let rise to room temperature to soften.
  • Cake Pan and Oven Prep
  • vegetable shortening
  • flour
  • parchment or wax paper
  • Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease three 9 inch cake pans with vegetable shortening and cover pan bottoms with rounds of parchment paper or wax paper. Grease parchment rounds, dust cake pans with flour, and tap out excess.
  • Batter
  • ½ cup pineapple juice (from can of crushed pineapple)
  • Drain a can of crushed pineapple. Reserve crushed pineapple for cake assembly. Put juice in a small saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until reduced in half, about 6 minutes.
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • Pour reduced pineapple juice into a small bowl or measuring cup and add coconut. Mix until coconut is evenly coated. Set aside.
  • reserved eggs
  • reserved milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, and coconut. Set aside.
  • 21 ounces (3 cups) sugar
  • 14 ounces (3 ½ cups) cake flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, cake flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • reserved butter
  • Add butter and use a pastry blender to cut the butter into small, pea-sized pieces with the flour.
  • 1 ½ cups of reversed egg-milk-vanilla mixture
  • Add 1 ½ cups of reserved egg-milk-vanilla mixture and mix at lowest speed with a hand mixer until incorporated, 5 to 10 seconds.
  • remaining egg-milk-vanilla-mixture
  • Increase speed to high, add remaining egg mixture, and beat until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
  • Stop mixer and thoroughly scrape sides and bottom of bowl. Beat on medium-high until thoroughly combined and batter looks slightly curdled, about 15 seconds longer.
  • reserved coconut-pineapple mixture
  • Add reserved coconut-pineapple mixture and mix with a spatula to combine.
  • Baking
  • Pour equal amounts of batter (about 2 cups) into three prepared cake pans. Spread batter to sides of pan and smooth with rubber spatula.
  • Bake until top of cakes turn golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cakes may rise in center slightly but will level when cooled.
  • Remove pan from oven and cool on rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the perimeter of the pan to loosen. Invert cake onto large plate, peel off parchment, and reinvert onto lightly greased rack. Cool completely before decorating.
  • Coconut Pudding (for Filling)
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • In a medium saucepan, whisk heavy cream, milk, sugar and salt. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking occasionally, until mixture just begins to steam, about 10 mins.
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • In a separate bowl or measuring cup, combine cornstarch and heavy cream. Whisk until smooth and there are no lumps.
  • Add cornstarch mixture to saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, until pudding starts to thicken and barely reaches a boil, about 5 minutes.
  • Immediately reduce heat to very low and stir for 5 minutes or so until thickened.
  • ½ tablespoon coconut extract
  • Remove from heat and stir in coconut extract
  • Pour pudding into a 1-quart dish. Cover tightly with plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent skin from forming.
  • Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
  • Coconut Frosting
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • In a small saucepan, whisk flour and milk.
  • Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until it it is as thick as brownie batter, about 3 to 5 minutes. (Once it gets hot enough, mixture will thicken in about 30 seconds so be sure to keep stirring and remain by the stove.)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • Stir in coconut extract once mixture has thickened.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. The thickened milk mixture must be cooled completely before you continue.
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (not powdered sugar!)
  • While the mixture is cooling, use an electric hand mixer to cream the butter and sugar together in a medium bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add cooled milk mixture to creamed sugar mixture. Using an electric hand mixer, beat the frosting until it is very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Stop periodically and scrap down the sides of the bowl.
  • Assembly and Decorating
  • reserved coconut pudding
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple
  • Once completely cool, place one layer of cake a plate or serving platter. Top cake with about half of the coconut pudding. Sprinkle and spread ½ cup of crushed pineapple on top of the pudding.
  • reserved coconut pudding
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple
  • Place another layer of cake on top of the pudding and top with most of the remaining pudding and an additional ½ cup of pineapple. Depending on how much filling you want, you may have leftover pudding that someone will have to eat (oh the horror).
  • reserved coconut frosting
  • ½ cup shredded coconut, or more as desired
  • Place final layer of cake on top and decorate cake with frosting. Sprinkle top of cake with shredded coconut as desired..
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Leftover cake will keep for up to a week in the fridge.
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Bored with sweet potato casserole and sweet potato pie?  Try this sweet potato cake, a twist on traditional cake that features nutrient-rich sweet potatoes that is good for you.  It's the perfect addition to holiday dessert tables.

This sweet potato cake is made with mashed sweet potatoes, cinnamon, chopped walnuts, and brown sugar. Sweet potato cake recipe can be made into a pound cake or layer cake.

You will see a lot of wows !!!.... when you serve this cake.

There is a lot of sweet potatoes out there waiting to because a sweet potatoe cake this Sunday. Remember always try something new.


1 cup butter, softened

2/3 cup white sugar

2/3 cup brown sugar

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup cake flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 1/3 cups milk

1 medium sweet potato, peeled, cubed, boiled, and mashed.

1/3 cup maple syrup

Cream the butter and sugars in an electric mixer until light and fully combined. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, incorporating completely after each addition. Let egg and butter mixture blend until very light in color, about 4 minutes on medium/high speed.

In a separate bowl add the flours, baking powder, and salt and whisk to combine.

In a large measuring cup, measure the milk, add the mashed sweet potato and maple syrup and stir to combine.

When the butter mixture is light and fluffy, add 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix well. Add 1/2 of the liquid ingredients and stir. Repeat with remaining flour mixture and liquid mixture, making sure to end with the dry ingredients. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl when giving it a final mix.

Pour the batter evenly between two 9 inch round cake pans that you've buttered and floured. Tap the pans lightly on the counter to remove any air bubbles and bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool cakes in their pans for 15 minutes, then turn out on to wire racks to cool completely.

When cakes are completely cool, frost with Cream Cheese Frosting, and decorate the sides with chopped walnuts.


When I serve salmon....  I feel like am eating one of the best thing in the world. You can cook it so many ways and fashion....I like salmon when you taste that good fresh clean healthy fish taste.

1 salmon filet{about 2 inch wide} with skin

1 tablespoon olive oil

 Kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 300º

Cut the salmon sized fillets (about 2" wide), pat dry and lightly salt. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick oven-safe skillet over medium hear until a drop of water sizzles.

Place fillets flesh side down into pan. Sear for 2 minutes until lightly browned. Flip and cook another minute with the skin side down. Place skillet in oven and cook for 8 minutes only don't over cook your salmom.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Easy Sticky Pecan Buns

1 1/2 sticks butter room temperature

1/2 cup light brown sugar {dark brown sugar will make the sticky buns too dark}

1/2 cup pecans chopped

1 package Filo frozen puff pastry defrosted

Each sheet puff pastry make 6 medium size muffins the ingredient below fit inside each sheet

2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

2/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed

3 teaspoons good brand ground cinnamon

1/2 cup raisins


Preheat the oven to 400 degree

I used a large cups muffin pan...this will cut down the mess in cutting them out the round pan.

Combine butter and light brown sugar mix together. Place 1 tablespoon of the butter and brown sugar mixture in each of the muffin pan.spreading the pecans evenly in the muffin cups on top of the butter and brown sugar mixture.

Flour a flat surface and unfold 1 sheet of puff pastry.

Brush the whole sheet with the 2 tablespoons melted butter, sprinkle each sheet with 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the cinnamon, and 1/2 cup of the raisins.

Roll the pastry up tight like a jelly roll. Slice the roll in 6 equal pieces, each about 1 1/2 inches wide.

Place each piece, spiral side up in muffin cups with the butter and brown sugar and pecans.

Repeat the same step with the second sheet of puff pastry making as many you will like.

Bake for 30 minutes, until the sticky buns are golden to dark brown on top and firm to the touch.