Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls

We’re hereeeee!! Our last post before Christmas! I’m unsure if I’m going to be able to post next Tuesday, so I decided to post this Puff Pastry Cinnamon Roll recipe today! Instead of a candy or cookie recipe, I thought I’d change it up a bit and share a simple yet scrumptious recipe for Christmas Eve brunch, or Christmas morning! Holla!

These little beauties are not only golden and gorgeous, but from start to finish, they’re ready in about 35 minutes. Perfecto. These flaky/buttery rolls are packed with a cinnamon-sugar mixture and fresh chopped OPTIONAL nuts, ahem. I’ve also included a cream cheese icing recipe, in case you want to drizzle these bad boys.

I created this recipe yesterday when I didn’t know what to do with some puff pastry that I had bought. And to my amazement, they were light years better than I had hoped! So good in fact, that these rolls are what I’ll be baking for Brett and the fur babies on Christmas Eve! Yes my fur babies occasionally get some of my baked goods. And just a tiny bit, so don’t go calling PETA on me, snitches get stitches!

I know you want to check out the recipe already, so why don’t you head on over and see just how easy these are to make! Oh and like I said, there’s a possibility of me posting next week, but in case I don’t….I’d like to say from our family to yours, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! May all of you have a fabulous and safe holiday, eat until your hearts are content, and be good to one another! Thank you for an AMAZING year here at Niki’s Sweet Side, I’m so grateful to have each and every one of you here with me! You’re the greatest! Merry Christmas everyone! Love you guys!! 😀

Click here for the Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls!



Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars

Ok my eyes are covered…..are they gone? Damn. They’re still here. I’m warning you guys right now. If you make these Pecan Pie Bars and find yourself up at 2am eating what’s left of the pan, it’s NOT my fault. Man, these are my new favorite bar. And seriously, like we really needed pecan pie to be more portable? Yes we did, trust me. I just ate the last bar last night, which reminds me, I need to buy more corn syrup like now. Yes these are made with corn syrup but I don’t care! These could be made with antifreeze and the souls of small children, and I’d still eat the entire pan.

And these are basically just your classic pecan pie recipe, but to me they’re so much better in bar form. I love a good bar, and I know you do too. As long as they’re not those bars with 80 different types of candy in them. Sorry, but they’re a little crazy sometimes. Let’s keep it simple this time people. Ok, I know you’re ready for this one already. So here goes in THREE…TWO…ONE…GO!

Click here to get the recipe, did I mention it’s BEYOND easy?

P.s. For those of you following along with my fur baby adventures, Ms. Greta has finally put on about 5 lbs! You can longer see ribs, yay! It’s only taken approx. 5 metric tons of homemade dog food, but what the hell….it’s for my giant fur baby 😀

And look at that face, I’m so glad that we kept her!


And since Rebel is our baby, always growing and changing, it’s only fitting that I share one of his latest pics with y’all. So here he is, gahhh I love him too!

Rebel 12 weeks 1

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

Clearly, I can’t see to get enough of my homemade ice cream! For those of you who have never made ice cream at home, you’re missing out folks, because this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream is awesome! It’s smooth and creamy with a hint of brown sugar, and chunks of Reese’s PB cups throughout! I devoured the ice cream in the photo immediately after the shoot, because as you can see I live in California and it was melting quickly! Ha, like that’s gonna stop me from eating that delicious ice cream? No way man. Click here for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream recipe! Also, if you’d like to see what ice maker I’m using, I’ll show you on the recipe page! 🙂