Archive for November, 2017
Jelly Roll

Jelly rolls are part of my holiday heritage – every winter my grandmother and mother rolled a perfectly baked sheet cake into beautiful white and raspberry swirls. As a child, I watched mesmerized from the corner of the kitchen as they worked their magic, delighting in that first delicious bite. I’ve now taken over the duties of jelly roll maker, and this stunning dessert has become a holiday favorite in my own home. Inspired by my family recipe, I’m sharing my simple and easy-to-follow version, so you and your family can also enjoy this sweet and lovely dessert. If the thought of making a jelly roll intimidates you, have no fear. They’re easy to assemble and will make your holiday table look elegant and festive.

To make your holiday baking merry and bright, pick up a Sweet Creations 12×17” Baking Pan, perfect for making jelly rolls and all your favorite holiday cookies. Your jelly roll cake will pop right out, ready to be rolled snugly in a tea towel. Don’t worry – you’ve got this!

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Add a Punch of Color. For a vibrant finish, top the cake with a row of fresh raspberries.
  • Get Festive. Our elegant version of red and green – finely chop pistachios and sprinkle on top of the cake to balance out the red raspberry swirls.
  • Tangy and Tart. Swap out raspberries for 2-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, combine in a saucepan with 1 cup sugar and ¼ cup water. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until berries pop. Mash berries and strain, returning cranberry juice to the pan. Combine cornstarch and 1 Tablespoon water, adding to strained cranberry juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Chill.

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Classic Raspberry Jelly Roll

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Jelly Roll

A classic vanilla sponge cake with homemade raspberry jelly filling. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Total Time: 47 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Jelly Roll


For the Filling:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 24 oz frozen raspberries

For the Cake:

  • 6 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar


For the Filling:

Mix all ingredients together in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thick and nearly reduced in half, about 9-10 minutes. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl and place in fridge until chilled.

For the Roll:

Heat oven to 350°F.

Spray a Sweet Creations 12×17” baking pan with nonstick baking spray. Line with parchment, then spray parchment generously with baking spray, making sure to coat the edges of the pan. Set aside.

Place egg whites and 1/2 cup of sugar in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat until stiff peaks form. Transfer egg white mixture to a bowl.

Return mixer to the stand (no need to clean the bowl) and add remaining 1/2 cup of sugar, egg yolks, apple cider vinegar and vanilla to bowl. Beat for 4-5 minutes on high, until light colored and whippy. Slowly add egg white mixture into mixer, beating just until incorporated.

In a medium bowl, whisk or sift flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt together. Add half of this mixture to the egg mixture, beat just until combined, then add remaining flour mixture to bowl, beat until incorporated. Do not over-mix.

Spread batter into the prepared baking sheet. Tap slightly to even the batter out in the pan. Bake at for 13-17 minutes, or just until center of cake springs back when touched lightly.

While cake is baking, lay a thin dish towel flat on the countertop and sprinkle generously with 1 cup powdered sugar. As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, invert atop dishtowel. Gently remove parchment paper. Starting with the narrow end, slowly roll the cake up with the towel. Allow cake to cool completely in rolled up towel. Once cooled, gently unroll the cake. Spread jelly filling across the top, leaving a 1/2” border. Gently roll the cake up again, this time tightly, and without the towel. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, ideally overnight. Just before serving, use cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer to dust with 1/2 cup powdered sugar.


Swap in any frozen berry for the raspberries in this recipe.

Creamy Chicken-Bacon Picatta


One-Pan Creamy Chicken Bacon Picatta

Chicken Picatta is one of those classic meals everyone loves. With a tangy lemon-butter sauce and salty capers, this simple skillet recipe is great for chilly winter nights, and just as good on lazy summer evenings, too.

And while we would certainly never mess with perfection, we thought the traditional version of this dish could do with a teensy bit of tinkering. So in went crumbled bacon, a hearty splash of cream, and away we came with this absolutely irresistible Creamy Chicken Bacon Picatta.

The meal cooks up in a single skillet on the stove-top in less than 30 minutes. It’s so easy, even the most novice of chef’s can perfect it no the first time. The final dish is so insanely flavorful, you’ve simply gotta try it. Grab your 11.75″ Nonstick Touch Fry Pan and cook up this incredible (and incredibly easy!) Creamy Chicken Bacon Picatta tonight.

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Sun-dried Tomato Pasta. Add chopped sun-dried tomatoes with the lemon juice, and enjoy a rich, flavorful twist with vibrant color.
  • Pork Chop Picatta. This recipe tastes equally delish when pork chops are swapped for the chicken.
  • Cut the Capers. Don’t love the salty kick of capers? No worries. You can leave this part out and still have a tasty dish!

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Creamy Chicken Bacon Picatta

A deliciously creamy twist on classic picatta, with the addition of bacon tossed into the pan. This recipe is irresistible!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4


  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp garlic paste or 3 cloves fresh-chopped garlic
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh chopped parsley (for garnish)
  • 8 oz cooked fettuccine (if desired)


In a Good Cook 9″ Touch Skillet, melt butter and garlic over medium heat. Salt and pepper chicken breasts on both sides. Place in pan and brown on both sides. Add lemon slices and cook just until brown. Place lemon slices on a plate, set aside.

Turn heat to medium.  Add lemon juice to pan. Cover and allow to cook until chicken is no longer pink, about 3-5 minutes. Remove cover add cream, bacon and capers. Serve chicken and sauce atop fettuccine (if desired).

Garnish with lemons, parmesan and parsley. Enjoy!


Serving Suggestion: This recipe also tastes delicious over rice, quinoa or cauliflower rice.

Thanksgiving Cookie, Cake and Cupcake Decor (with Banana Bakery)

Thanksgiving Cake, Cupcakes and Cookie Decorating with Banana Bakery

Our friends at Banana Bakery have shared their incredible decorating ideas with us this year. And now we’re so excited to celebrate Thanksgiving, we’ve cancelled the turkey and put cake, cupcakes and cookies on the menu!

Okay, so maybe a turkey is still what’s-for-dinner, but we’ll definitely be diving into these cute dessert ideas, thanks to Banana Bakery’s brilliant decorating. From cookie cutter hacks to cute and simple cake and cupcake decor, check out this insanely adorable ideas. Then grab a Sweet Creations Icing kit, a few cookie cutters (we’ve linked to relevant products below) and whip up a batch or two of these sweet treats!


Don’t pack away those Halloween cutters…and pull out the Christmas ones! Here are some fun ways to hack those holiday cutters for the harvest. Our friends at @bananabakery show us how.



For all of us celebrating Friendsgiving, here are some cute and simple turkey cupcakes from our friends at @bananabakery that will be perfect for your dessert table!


Here’s a pumpkin patch cake from @bananabakery that’s so much fun to decorate! What are you thankful for this year? We’d love to hear!


Get a daily dose of beautiful baked goods on the Banana Bakery channels. All cookies (and cakes! and cupcakes!)…all the time!

November 2017 Good Cook Give Thanks Giveaway

November 2017 Good Cook Give Thanks Giveaway

November 2017 Good Cook Give Thanks Giveaway

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Your 1-Week Thanksgiving Checklist

Here Is Your 1 Week Thanksgiving Checklist

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we’re already craving a plate of turkey with all the fixings. If you’re hosting this year, it can be intimidating and stressful to get everything just right. That’s why we created a one-week Thanksgiving checklist, to make it easy for you to plan and get organized. Follow along to make sure you stay on task, and we guarantee your Thanksgiving will be a delicious success. We’ve also included some of our favorite classic recipes below, because gathering family and friends for a Thanksgiving meal is a truly magical occasion!

One Week Ahead

  • Review recipes and prepare a cooking schedule
  • Shop for non-perishable food items – canned and paper goods
  • Buy a frozen turkey
  • Make pie crust and freeze
  • Take stock of dishes, glassware, and linens

Three or Four Days Ahead

  • Begin defrosting turkey (see below for recommended thawing times)
  • Shop for perishable food items, like vegetables and cream.
  • Make dough for bread and store in fridge

Two Days Ahead

  • Wash and dry vegetables, then refrigerate
  • Chill beverages
  • Defrost pie dough

One Day Ahead

  • Prepare food that can be made ahead of time – Look below for recipes you can make the day before
  • Brine turkey
  • Chop vegetables needed for any of the recipes
  • Set table and set out serving pieces

Thanksgiving Day

  • Cook turkey according to instructions
  • Heat up any side dishes and casseroles
  • Bake bread – see our delicious recipe below
  • Make any last minute side dishes, such as the Green Bean Skillet recipe below
  • Pour drinks
  • Make gravy and carve turkey
  • Enjoy your meal with friends and family
  • Serve dessert

Perfect the Menu

If you’re still finalizing your Turkey Day menu, here are a few of our tried-and-true favorites. Some classics, some creative twists on the traditional. Scroll on for favorite recipes we’ll be serving to our own families this year.

Roast Turkey

Begin defrosting your frozen turkey in the fridge anywhere from 3-4 days before Thanksgiving. The general rule of thumb is 5 hours per pound, so a 15 pound turkey would need about 3 days in the fridge to thaw. This Roast Turkey recipe walks you through brining the turkey on Wednesday and roasting it on Thursday. Use a GoodCook Turkey Baster to infuse your turkey with a tasty fall-spice marinade.

Bread Stuffing

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without stuffing. This classic Bread Stuffing has all your favorite flavors, and there’s plenty for everyone!  Cube the bread on Wednesday and bake it up in a GoodCook 3 Qt Ceramic Dish on Thursday.

Green Bean Skillet

This Green Bean Skillet is a stovetop recipe, so there’s no worry of hogging precious oven space. Trim the green beans on Wednesday and cook them up on Thursday. Use a GoodCook Cast Iron Skillet to bring out all the amazing flavors in this classic side dish.

Twice Baked Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes

You’re going to love this recipe for Twice Baked Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes! New red potatoes start off in the slow cooker, are then mashed with cream and cheese, and piled into a GoodCook Ceramic Casserole Dish to roast until golden and crispy. To get started on Wednesday, slow cook and mash the potatoes, then simply bake them up on turkey day.

Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie

You can make the pie crust for this Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie weeks ahead of time and freeze it until needed. Defrost the crust on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and assemble and bake the pie on Wednesday. The GoodCook Ceramic Pie Plate is roomy enough to accommodate your favorite pie!

Herbed Cheese Ball

Serve your guests this festive Herbed Cheese Ball as a pre-dinner appetizer. Wash and dry the fresh herbs and fruit on Wednesday, and assemble the cheeseball on Thursday. This easy, no-fuss appetizer is the perfect pick when you’re short on prep time. Arrange it all on a GoodCook Wood Paddle Cutting Board for a stunning display!

No Knead Overnight Bread

You can be the perfect hostess and serve freshly baked homemade bread! This No Knead Overnight Bread is simple and straightforward to make. Make the dough up to a week ahead of time and store it in the fridge. On Thanksgiving, put the dough in a GoodCook 1.5 QT Ceramic Casserole Dish and bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm with butter to your lucky guests!


7 Ways to Make Thanksgiving in Your Muffin Tin

7 Ways to Make Thanksgiving in Your Muffin Tin

We’ve taken everything you love about Thanksgiving and baked it up muffin tin style. All your favorites from sweet potatoes to silky pumpkin pie get stuffed in tidy muffin compartments and baked into mini versions of time-honored Thanksgiving classics. You’re left with cute, individual-sized muffins that hold their shape and deliver all kinds of delicious turkey-day goodness. Look below for 7 incredible recipes that stuff traditional Thanksgiving flavors in a muffin tin – we know you’ll love them all!

To get started, you’ll need a good quality non-stick muffin pan. Our favorite is the GoodCook 12 Cup Muffin Pan, with a nonstick surface that can stand up to all kinds of food, including a Thanksgiving mess! To get a head start on Thanksgiving, bake up your side dishes in a muffin tin a few weeks in advance. Once baked, let muffins completely cool and freeze individual muffins on a baking sheet for two hours. After freezing, place all the muffins in a freezer-safe bag or container. One day before Thanksgiving, place the frozen muffins in the fridge to thaw and reheat in a hot oven or microwave on Thanksgiving Day.

Texas Muffin Tin Turkey Pot Pies


Serve your turkey muffin-style with these Texas Muffin Tin Turkey Pot Pies. Made in a GoodCook 6 Cup Texas Size Muffin Pan, this recipe comes together in no time at all. Every bite is full of comforting goodness!

7 Ways to Make Thanksgiving in Your Muffin Tin

Muffin Tin Mashed Potatoes


Looking for a clever new way to serve mashed potatoes? Get out your GoodCook 12 Cup Muffin Pan and fill each little compartment with this tasty Muffin Tin Mashed Potato recipe. Butter, salt, a little cream – add in whatever you love, bake, then serve nice and warm. Put a dollop of sour cream on the crusty top, and dig in to pure indulgence!

Muffin Pan Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Gratins


Everything you love about sweet potatoes condensed in muffin form! Sliced sweet potatoes are nestled in a GoodCook 12 Cup Muffin Pan, then drizzled with maple syrup, cinnamon-spiced cream, and pecans. Serve up these decadent Muffin Pan Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Gratins for a sweet twist on the usual orange spud.

Stuffing Muffins


Apples, walnuts, and sage give these Stuffing Muffins the classic flavors you love in muffin form. Bake it up in a GoodCook 12 Cup Muffin Pan for a clever, non-messy twist on a Thanksgiving classic.

Mini Pumpkin Pie With Cinnamon Roll Crust


Go mini with dessert this year. This recipe for Mini Pumpkin Pie uses a cinnamon roll crust, so you’ll get all your favorite sweet flavors in one bite. Bake them up in a GoodCook 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan to discover just how delicious life is in miniature!


Kouign Amann Pastry


Traditionally Kouign Amann takes hours to make, but a few kitchen tricks will have you enjoying the dramatic flakey layers of this buttery, caramelized pastry in less than an hour. Bake them up in a GoodCook 12 Cup Muffin Pan and serve hot out of the oven.

Mini Tater Tot Casserole


Every Thanksgiving table has a good casserole, and this Mini Tater Tot Casserole is no exception. Made in a GoodCook 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan, you’ll have enough delicious little casserole bites to feed a crowd!


7 New Takes on Classic Thanksgiving Side Dishes

‘Tis the season for all things Thanksgiving, and we’ve got turkey and stuffing on our minds. From Grandma’s famous sweet potatoes to Aunt Sue’s pumpkin pie, a quintessential Thanksgiving spread is deeply rooted in tradition. While we’ll always have a place for Turkey-day classics in our heart (and our tummies), putting a new spin on time-honored favorites is the perfect way to liven up your Thanksgiving table. Whether you want to infuse spice into cranberry sauce or add a surprising touch to a casserole, we’ve found 7 new takes on classic Thanksgiving sides to update your holiday table. Create new memories this year and give these fresh Thanksgiving recipes a try!

Tater Tot Casserole


It’s a guarantee that casserole makes an appearance on the Thanksgiving table. This year, your guests will be smitten with these Mini Tater Tot Casserole bites. A little off the beaten path, these scrumptious bites are baked up in a GoodCook 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan and are ready to feed a hungry bunch.

Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodle Casserole


Take a classic sweet potato casserole and give it the spiral treatment. This Spiralized Sweet Potato Noodle Casserole has everything you love about the original, but with a fun and twirly twist. Bake it up in a GoodCook 2.5 QT Rectangular Ceramic Dish and serve with all your Thanksgiving favorites.

Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites


Everyone loves bacon, and stuffing is a tried and true favorite, so why not put them together? These Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Bites are a non-traditional way to serve up a classic. Bake them on a GoodCook AirPerfect Nonstick Half-Sheet Cake Pan for easy clean-up.

Spiced Cranberry Sauce


Go beyond plain sugar and cranberries and infuse your sauce with bold fall spices. Simmer whole spices in a GoodCook Soft-Touch Sauté Pan with cranberries to give this Spiced Cranberry Sauce distinct autumn flavors that go perfectly with your favorite fixings.



Parmesan Dutchess Potatoes


Serve up the prettiest potatoes around with this Parmesan Dutchess Potato recipe. Easy to whip up, these potatoes are a must for your holiday table. Use the GoodCook Cake Decorating Set with star tip to form impressive potato clouds for each guest.

Creamy Cranberry Gravy


A delicious take on the original, this Creamy Cranberry Gravy hits all the right salty and sweet notes. Cranberry sauce and whipping cream add just the right touch to your pan drippings to create a gravy you’ll want to make again and again. Use the GoodCook Soft-Touch Sauté Pan to heat this tasty concoction, then transfer to a gravy boat.

Magic Pumpkin Pan Pie

If there’s an easier way to do pie, count us in! This Magic Pumpkin Pan Pie makes it’s own crust, taking less time to prep than a traditional pie. We already love it! Bake up all that amazing pumpkin flavor in a GoodCook AirPerfect Nonstick 9 X 13 Baking Pan to see just how easy clean-up can be!

Magic Pumpkin Pan Pie

Perhaps the best part of Thanksgiving is the part when pie is served. Baking the pies, however, can be a whole ‘nother ball game. Between prepping the turkey, stirring together the stuffing and tossing together the sides, who has time to bake a pie? Well sure, we always find a way. But here’s an even easier option: Magic Pumpkin Pan Pie. Called “magic” because it makes it’s own crust, this recipe is a combination of pumpkin pie and pumpkin streusel bars. An incredibly simple way to enjoy all that pumpkin flavor you love, without all the prep time of a traditional pie. One of our favorite holiday recipes. Especially when you’re called upon to serve a crowd. Makes enough for the whole crew, with a total of 12-16 easy slice servings from every pan.

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Flavor Swap. Instead of vanilla, try a Spice Cake mix for extra seasonal flavor.
  • Add Booze. Swap half the butter in the recipe for bourbon. So much caramel flavor in that final pie! YUM!
  • Get Saucy. Serve slices of this pie topped with your favorite caramel sauce. Too good for words.

Get the Tools

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Magic Pumpkin Pan Pie

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Cuisine: Dessert


  • 16 oz pumpkin puree
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • nonstick baking spray


Heat oven to 350°F.

Spray a 9×13″ baking pan with nonstick baking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin pie spice and eggs.

Sprinkle 2/3 cup cake mix in the bottom of the prepared pan. Top with pumpkin mixture.

Sprinkle remaining cake mix atop cake, drizzle with butter and top with pecan halves.

Bake for 24-28 minutes, or until the center of the cake is set.

Remove and cool before slicing. Top with whipped cream, if desired.


A cross between a cobbler and a pan pie, this easy dessert is a must-try autumn favorite. Buttery, crumbled topping, sweet spiced pumpkin filling. Serves 12.

Honey Garlic Knots

Imagine your home infused with the enticing aroma of freshly baked bread, and you’ve only spent 15 minutes of actual prep time. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Just in time for the holidays, we’ve got an easy and delicious garlic knot recipe that’s perfect for sharing. Our recipe is easy to follow, and totally foolproof. Sweet and savory ingredients come together to give these rolls an addictive flavor – they’ll be a scrumptious addition to your Thanksgiving table!

We topped each roll with fresh garlic, sweet honey, and melted butter before baking. Chopping garlic with a knife is a real chore, so we use the GoodCook Garlic Rock and Roller to cut down on prep time. All it takes is a little rocking motion to break up garlic cloves quickly and easily. The bowl holds the chopped garlic until ready to use. We know you’ll love this handy kitchen tool!

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Flavor Swap. Replace the parsley with your favorite herb – try fresh rosemary or oregano for amazing flavor.
  • Add Cheese. Who doesn’t love cheese? Add 1 cup shredded white cheddar along with the flour and you’re in for a cheesy treat!
  • Get Saucy. Serve your knots with a marinara, ranch, cheese dipping sauce, or pizza sauce.

Get the Tools

Bake like a pro. Need to stock your kitchen with essentials like the GoodCook Garlic Rock and Roller, a GoodCook AirPerfect Nonstick Half-Sheet Baking Pan, and a GoodCook 3-Piece Non-Slip Mixing Bowl Set? You can find these tools and more in our Amazon Store. Click here now to shop and ship directly to your front door.

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Honey Garlic Knots

Sweet meets savory with these honey garlic dinner rolls. Simple and delicious, these easy-to-make rolls are perfect for Thanksgiving. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Knots


  • 1 cup very warm water
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2-4 cups flour
  • Olive oil spray
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • Fresh chopped parsley


In a large bowl, stir together water, yeast and sugar. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. If the mixture begins to foam, the yeast is activated and ready for the next step.

Whisk in cream and salt. Slowly add flour, stirring to incorporate. Add just enough flour to a create a soft dough that is not sticky to the touch. Knead for 5-7 minutes. Place in a clean bowl, coat with olive oil spray. Allow to rise in a warm spot on countertop until double in bulk, about 1-1 1/2 hours.

Turn dough out of bowl. Roll small pieces of dough (about the size of a golf ball) into long thin ropes, twist and knot. Place on a nonstick or parchment-lined baking sheet. Allow to rise for 20 minutes more.

Heat oven to 350°F.

Finely chop garlic with the Good Cook Garlic Rock and Roller. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter with garlic and honey. Drizzle half of mixture over rolls. Bake in preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown, basting rolls once with honey-garlic butter. Remove rolls from oven, immediately drizzle remaining honey-garlic butter over the top. Serve warm and enjoy!