I thought I should give a shout out to my favorite spice today because of my fondness and love for it. Cinnamon, I love you. There, I said it. There is nothing more “homemade smelling” than the scent of something baking in the oven, with cinnamon in it.
Imagine this - it’s snowing outside and you come in the house from shoveling and the smell of cinnamon rolls baking almost knocks you down. What do you do? I know what I would do. I would be by that oven with a fork (to defend myself) trying to steal a roll to slather it with butter while it is still warm. Just to make sure they taste right.
It's a scent that will lure everyone into the kitchen to see what is baking. Do you want to impress someone? Then you must make a buttery batch of cinnamon rolls and whipped cream cheese icing.
When I am casing out new homemade roll recipes to try on foodnetwork.com, imagining the scent wafting through the house drives me crazy. You too?
Here's what I know for sure.
Nothing really beats waking up on a Sunday morning to the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls, the smell of cinnamon and sugar alone will make you jump out of bed to get your hands on one.
I don't even care if it is a Tuesday morning, I am out of that bed in a flash even if I have only had a few hours of sleep to get a warm cinnamon roll. Enough said (I bet I know what you are craving right now).