Secret Cowan famly recipe Courtesy of Mivckey Thurman

"That Green Bean/Potato/Sausage Stuff"


Fry up about a 1/2 cup chopped onions and a few cloves chopped garlic.  Add your favorite kielbasa/smoked sausage, sliced.  While this is cooking, clean a bunch of green beans (about a half of a produce bag of fresh beans), and slice them.  After the onion/sausage mix has cooked for about 10 minutes, add the beans and about a cup of water, just to barely cover the beans.  Cover and let simmer for about 10 minutes.  Then add cubed potatoes.  For this batch, they had some nice fresh yellow finns at Jay's, so that's what I used.  Add seasoning salt to taste.  Stir about every 4-5 minutes so that the potatoes get done evenly. Total time is about 40-45 minutes.



Lora's Cinnabon clone recipe

Dough Ingredients

1 cup milk

2 eggs room temperature

1/3 cup butter room temperature

4 - 4 1/4 cups bread flour (plus extra for rolling)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup white sugar

1 package active dry yeast




Roll Filling Ingredients

1 cup brown sugar packed

3 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1/3 cup butter softened


Frosting Ingredients

4 ounce cream cheese softened

1/4 cup butter softened

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt


Combine 2 cups of the flour and yeast in a large mixing bowl.


In a saucepan, combine milk, butter, sugar and salt over medium heat until the butter is almost melted).


Add warm milk/butter/sugar mix to flour mixture in bowl add eggs and mix with an electric mixer on low for 30 seconds. Stir in as much of the flour as you can, one scoop at a time.


Place dough a floured surface and knead in as much remaining flour as possible. Continue to knead the dough until it is very smooth and elastic (5-10 minutes). Cover dough with oil or cooking spray and plastic wrap. Let rest covered for about 15 minutes.


in a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon and set aside for filling


Roll the dough into a 18x21-inch rectangle. Spread 1/3 cup butter on the dough and top with the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.


Starting with the long side, roll dough so you have about an 18" log. Cut into 12 even rolls. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan and place the rolls in the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and a tea towel or kitchen towel and let rise until size is nearly doubled


Preheat oven to 400ºf


Bake on the center rack about 15 minutes


While the rolls bake, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup softened butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt with a mixer until fluffy.


Allow rolls to cool 10-15 minutes and then frost.