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  • WE ARE…

    ... THE PERKES. We still consider ourselves newlyweds [we've been married for almost 5 years]. Our firstborn, Jace, is now 2 years old, and became a big brother when Sofia Rain joined our family in November 2012. We are from the East Coast [Luisa is from MA and Nate is from NH]. We are Bronco's Fans [We've lived in the Boise area for almost 5 years]. We are travelers. We are athletes and we are dancers. We are enthusiastic about food. We are spontaneous. We are addicted to the sun. We are in love.

    Most importantly... we are HAPPY. We are the Perkes.

Bon-Bon! Shake your Bon-Bon!

Let me paint a picture. 11:38pm Sunday night. We get the biggest junk food craving EVER. We run to the kitchen. What do we find in the fridge… cookie dough? No. Minced garlic and baking soda. In the freezer… Ice Cream? No. Frozen beets. In the cupboard… chocolate? NO! Cornstarch. We start racking our brains. What can we make???

Finally! We get it! Thanks to our big brother Josh, a recipe has come into the Perkes family called…. drumroll, please…. The Barbie Holden Breadsticks. I think these breadsticks will live in infamy as long as the Perkes family exists. Well, we decided, if we leave out a little salt and cheese and add enough sugar, we could make these things a dessert. Here’s the recipe we made up, with the breadstick recipe as the base:

The Perkes Family Cinnabons

3 1/2 c. flour
3 T. Sugar
1 t. Salt
1 T. Yeast
1 1/2 c. warm water

1 1/2 sticks butter
2 c. brown sugar
4 T. cinnamon
Powdered Sugar

Add all the breadstick ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix with your hands. Cover and let rise AT LEAST one hour. When it has doubled in size, sprinkle some flour on the counter top and roll out into a long rectangle. Brush with 1/2 of the melted butter and then sprinkle with the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture. Starting at one end, roll as tightly as possible like a jelly roll. Cut into 1″ pieces and place them in a square baking pan. Drizzle with a little bit of butter and place in a preheated oven at 400 degrees.

Remove from oven when golden and place on plate to cool. Melt remaining butter and add sugar to thicken. Use milk and/or sugar to control consistency. When rolls are cool, drizzle with frosting or use as dipping sauce.


Holy Cow. We were in 7th Heaven. They were the best Cinnabons we had EVER had.
It was more than we bargained for with our meager options.
Plus, we don’t have any fun when we cook together either.

It seems all that I’ve been talking about lately is food and books. You can probably guess how I best like to pass the time. Doesn’t get much better than a warm, gooey Cinnabon, a fluffy blanket, a good book and my hubby close by.

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Randi - you guys are so cute!!! its easy to see you are best friends! i miss you.
so our new bishop… FORSURE Nat in 20 years!!! LOL! i wish you could meet him! its mind blowing how much he looks and acts like Nat. he is an awesome person!

Maritza Lastres - tal vez la receta podria ser en espaƱol tambien :) ….
ja ja ja!.. buenas fotos :)
love you mi amiga!!!

Ken and Jen Perkes - Barbie Holden would be proud!

: – )


The Irons - ha ha very cute. those look SOO yummy! love you!!
p.s. oh nice CHILE shirt by the way :)

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