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I tried two new Pinterest recipes for New Year's Day. Normally for Christmas Day I make Scotch Pecan Pull-Aparts, which require frozen rolls that thaw overnight with a mixture of butterscotch pudding mix, butter, brown sugar and chopped pecans.
After searching fruitlessly for frozen rolls at every grocery store on the Upper East Side (and even asking my husband to check at Whole Foods), I had to give up that idea and one of our favorite family food traditions.
I found this recipe for Mini Muffin Cinnamon Rolls on Rachael Ray's website and thought maybe it would make a decent substitute. It calls for two cans of crescent rolls, which I had in the refrigerator. I also used a mini muffin tin, one of the few baking pans I still have in my cupboards. (There is not much room in a n NYC kitchen for all of the baking utensils I used to have.)
They turned out quite well, everyone enjoyed them, especially my husband who prefers just a small bite of something sweet instead of the massive cinnamon buns made by most bakeries in our neighborhood. The link is to the recipe is here.
I made a big brunch for New Year's Eve, so we skipped lunch. Instead I made another Pinterest recipe, Taco Pizza, again featuring crescent rolls. This one was a huge hit and very easy: rolling out the rolls, baking them, topping with refried beans, taco seasoned ground beef, cheese, green onion, black olives and tomatoes and baking for a few minutes more. It was the perfect snack, I will make this one again, and it came from Real Mom Kitchen's website.
|The Taco Pizza was delicious|
I hope you all had a wonderful New Year, and that 2013 will be a great year for you all. I'd love to hear what you made for New Year's Eve/Day in the comments section below.