Easy Apple Pecan Sticky Buns + BIG News!

Happy Friday, friends!

Ohhh, do I have something exciting to share with you… and I’m not just talking about these mind-blowing sticky buns! We’ll get to those later. But, in the meantime, I’m gonna munch on one while I tell you something special. Something I’ve been bursting at the seams to say for what feels like SO darn long!

Ya see, there’s a reason I’ve been craving cheesesteaks and raspberries and string cheese and ooey-gooey cinnamon sticky buns for the past 3 months, and it’s BECAUUUSE…

Yes indeedy, the Comfort of Cooking kitchen is baking up more than just cookies and pies lately… I’ve got a bun in the oven, y’all!!

Mark and I are overjoyed to be welcoming our first little pumpkin into the world this coming spring! And I’ll be especially glad not to suffer through the sweltering Austin summer while pregnant, ha! But, I’ve been feeling terrific heading into my second trimester and will be 13 weeks along on Sunday. It’s been an easy pregnancy so far, and I’m absolutely counting my blessings. They’ve been plentiful.

So, we’re headed into the holiday season a bit more merrily than usual this year! I can definitely see myself stringing up another stocking on the mantle… and helping myself to an extra scoop of stuffing at Thanksgiving!

What? It’s for THE BABY, okay?

To celebrate this happy time and share the cheer, I baked up a different kind of “bun” for you today! These super easy sticky buns were made with Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, chopped pecans and apples, a bit of brown sugar, and butter. Five ingredients – that’s it! Can you think of a more delicious and dangerous recipe for sticky buns? I think not.

In a word: They’re outrageous. Rich and gooey, soft with a slight crunch from the pecans, melt in your mouth good, and UNREAL warm out of the oven.

Definitely satisfied the sticky bun craving of my daydreams/night dreams/every waking moment dream. Yea, ever hear about those weird pregnancy dreams? They’re no joke. And when my head hits the pillow, the star is sticky buns. Then I cry into my oatmeal for breakfast because I don’t have one.

Sunday morning, that all changed!

These buns can seriously start a weekend morning off on the right foot. You won’t believe how easy they are, too! Just melt butter in your pie pan or square baking dish, combine it with the brown sugar, and toss on your pecans and apples. Press your cinnamon rolls on top, bake, and presto! Just 30 minutes later, you’ve achieved breakfast bliss.

You guys, it tastes like a cinnamon roll that met a doughnut that married apple pie that got busy with a sticky bun.

Got your attention?

In other news… I’m headed up to Virginia today for the McCormick Mixed Conference, which will be a weekend full of fun, friends and food (the best F words!). On the agenda are lots of informative sessions, cooking demos, mingling and meeting people I’ve been working with but never met! Always fun to put a face to a little worker bee. My friends at McCormick are hosting a delicious demo on how to use different flavorings and colors for everyday baking and elaborate special occasion desserts. Definitely saving my appetite for that one!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, friends! It means so much to me that you stopped by and came to see what’s happening here. I’ll be sure to keep you posted here and there as the pregnancy progresses, and share some funny stories along the way!

*UPDATE* We found out our little one’s gender! Click here to see what it is!

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Easy Apple Pecan Sticky Buns

Yield: Makes 4 sticky buns

Ingredients:

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 apple, cut into small chunks

1 (17.5 oz.) container Pillsbury cinnamon rolls (4 per can)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In the bottom of a pie dish or 9 x 9 baking pan, combine melted butter and brown sugar. Sprinkle pecan and apple pieces over butter-sugar mixture. Gently press cinnamon rolls on top.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown.

Once baked, immediately invert dish onto a serving platter. Let sit for 3 minutes before lifting dish.

Drizzle sticky buns with white icing from cinnamon roll container, if desired.

Enjoy!

TIPS

I used Pillsbury Grands Flaky Supreme cinnamon rolls.

You can omit the apple pieces or pecans if you’d like – they’d still be just as gooey and delicious!

Adapted from The Southern Bite

This post is not sponsored in any way.

      

76 Responses to “Easy Apple Pecan Sticky Buns + BIG News!”

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — November 22, 2013 @ 12:25 am

    Aww congratulations, Georgia! These buns are the perfect way to celebrate! :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 22, 2013 @ 12:43 am

    OMG huge congrats! I am so happy for you guys and your first little pumpkin. And what a way to celebrate!

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    ThisBakerGirlBlogs — November 22, 2013 @ 2:45 am

    Aww congratulations!! And what a way to celebrate – these buns look delicious :)

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    Choc Chip Uru — November 22, 2013 @ 2:57 am

    A massive congratulations my friend, I am so excited for your new happiness :D
    And these sticky buns are a perfect way to celebrate!

    Cheers
    CCU

    P.S Unfortunately, I have lost around 1000 subscribers on my blog, and I have no idea how, so if you were subscribed, would you be able to resubscribe? Thank you!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — November 22, 2013 @ 3:26 am

    Congrats, so happy for you both!!

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    Kelly — November 22, 2013 @ 5:56 am

    Aaw, that is such wonderful news Georgia!!! So happy for the both of you, spring babies are awesome :) Glad to hear that your symptoms haven’t been too tough so far and hoping for a super easy pregnancy the whole way :) Love these sticky buns too – they look amazing!

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    Sandra Garth — November 22, 2013 @ 6:13 am

    Congratulations! The little shoes in the picture are just adorable. Enjoy that extra serving of stuffing!

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    Becki's Whole Life — November 22, 2013 @ 6:19 am

    Congrats..motherhood is the best, most life-changing thing that will ever happen to you. So exciting – you seem like you will be a great momma! The sticky buns look absolutely amazing, too!

    I saw a video on YouTube yesterday on parenthood that was cute, hilarious and spot on. Michael McIntyre – What people with no kids don’t know….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFQfylQ2Jgg

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    Eileen — November 22, 2013 @ 6:36 am

    Yea!!! This is so exciting for you and your hubby. I love your announcement pics – cute :) These rolls are the perfect way to celebrate this occasion for sure Georgia. Thanks for including us in on the good news, keep us updated regularly, and have a great weekend at McCormick. Hey, and while you’re there this weekend, ask them why this baker never gets and invite – lol!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — November 22, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    HOOORAY! I am so excited for you + your family. You’re in for the absolute best, most wonderful experience of your life. Babies are SUCH a joy – I swear, I really enjoy (almost) every single minute with my little lady. GAH, I can’t put into words how happy I am for you!!

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    Becca @ Crumbs — November 22, 2013 @ 7:36 am

    Congratulations!!! That is fantastic news. And these buns look like the perfect pregnancy food

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    amanda @ fake ginger — November 22, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    Ahhhh! Congratulations!!

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    Helena — November 22, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    CONGRATS GEORGIA! Wonderful news!! So excited for you both!

    I like your celebration style;) YUM!

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    shelly @ohshellsbells — November 22, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    Many Many Congratulations. Super enjoy the buns with bun annoucnement :)

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — November 22, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    CONGRATS to you and Mark! So happy for you both. You are going to be a wonderful mom. Sending lots of big hugs!

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    Joanne — November 22, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    I seriously could not be happier for you!!! Just giddy. So giddy.

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    Urban Wife — November 22, 2013 @ 8:13 am

    Oh, Georgia…congratulations to you and your husband! I am so, so happy for y’all. I can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting to read this sweet news from you after reading your blog for all these years. :) And yes, you are so right about not being pregnant in our sweltering Austin summers…thankful our baby was born in May! Ha, anyway I’m looking forward to following along in this new journey of yours. Blessings for a continued smooth and healthy pregnancy.

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    Sandie@afoodieaffair.com — November 22, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    Awh! Congrats Georgia to you and your hubby! Great news!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — November 22, 2013 @ 8:33 am

    congratulations!!!!!!!!!! so excited for you guys :) have a great time in the conference.

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — November 22, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    Congratulations to you and hubby, Georgia! Such wonderful news for you both heading into the holidays. And, I’m so glad to hear that you are feeling fine. I hope your pregnancy will be an especially smooth one. But, hahaha! Love the line, “…it tastes like a cinnamon roll that met a doughnut that married apple pie that got busy with a sticky bun.” Thanks for sharing, girl. And, have a wonderful pre-Thanksgiving weekend!

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    Michelle | Taste As You Go — November 22, 2013 @ 8:43 am

    Congratulations! I’m so excited to hear your news and can’t wait to read about the other dishes you’ve been craving!

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    Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living — November 22, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    Wow congratulations Georgia! How exciting!! What more could you ask for the Holidays!

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    Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen} — November 22, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    CONGRATS Georgia!! That’s so exciting and what a great holiday!!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — November 22, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    How exciting!! So happy for you guys!

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    Marcie — November 22, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    Congrats to you and Mark, Georgia! I’m glad to hear your pregnancy is going very well, and I wish you the best going into your 2nd trimester. This is such a special time, so enjoy those sticky buns…they are for the baby.

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — November 22, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    YAYYYY!! Oh I’m just so excited for you, Georgia! You’re going to be the best mom ever. So happy to experience this fun journey alongside you! :)

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — November 22, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    Congrats Georgia! So very exciting–and love the little announcement with the pumpkin :)

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — November 22, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    Just saw email! Congratulations Georgia and Mark!!!!! So happy for you guys! This is such an exciting announcement and those buns look so delicious!

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — November 22, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    Aaaahhhh!!!! I’m so happy for you, Georgia! This is wonderful news :) I look forward to seeing you move along in your journey as a new momma. Have a great time at Mixed. Love these yummy buns!

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    Monica — November 22, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    Oh, I am so happy I didn’t miss this amazing news. Many congratulations to you and your husband!! Expecting your first child is beyond exciting – and what a wonderful time of year to be celebrating this news. I hope you continue to feel well and have a very smooth pregnancy and delivery! And these buns here are so appropriate! : )

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — November 22, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    CONGRATULATIONS, GEORGIA!
    Those sticky buns look mouthwatering.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 22, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    I loooove the look of these, also….a BABY??? YAY!!!!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — November 22, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    Soooooo excited for you, Georgia! Congrats! xo

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    Carole — November 22, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    Congrats on the addition to the family =D !!

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    Cara — November 22, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    Congrats Georgia! what an exciting time for your family.

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — November 22, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    YAAAAAY! HUGE CONGRATS GEORGIA!!!!! So excited for you!!!! These sticky buns look like the perfect way to celebrate too! Im so happy for you!!! :D

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — November 22, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    Congratulations! That is so exciting!!!

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    Kari — November 22, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

    Congratulations!! Very exciting news!! I’ve been following your blog for a few years so I kinda feel like I know you. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well!

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    Ash-foodfashionparty — November 22, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!! That is the best thing before the holidays, more to celebrate for. Aww, so happy for you, exciting.

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    Avilene — November 22, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

    Congrats Georgia! I knew it the second I read “good news” lol

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — November 22, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    These look incredible, and huge congratulations!! Such an exciting time :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — November 22, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    Congrats Georgia!! That is such great new! So happy for you guys!

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — November 22, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

    These are such wonderful news!!! Congratulations Georgia!!
    These buns look like a lovely way to celebrate it, I’m drooling ^^

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — November 22, 2013 @ 6:21 pm

    Congratulations Georgia! I’m so happy for you!

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    Rachel @thedessertchronicles — November 22, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

    Congrats! Such exciting news! And these sticky buns look like the best way to celebrate :-)

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    Tieghan — November 22, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

    Yes!! Congrats!! Such exciting news and I am so happy for you!! Little ones are the best!!

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    Vicki Bensinger — November 22, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

    Oh that’s so exciting! I remember all too well when my husband and I found out we were going to have a baby. I hope your delivery is as easy as mine were. Before you know it you’ll be parents to a beautiful baby. All the best to you. Oh and yummy recipe!

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    Jaclyn — November 22, 2013 @ 10:15 pm

    Congratulations Georgia! I’m so happy for you two! And these apple pecan sticky buns looks incredible!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — November 22, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

    congrats!!

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — November 23, 2013 @ 5:26 am

    I love your description: ‘”it tastes like a cinnamon roll that met a doughnut that married apple pie that got busy with a sticky bun.” Sounds great!! Congratulations on your wonderful news Georgia. I am so happy for you.

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — November 23, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    Oh Georgia that’s the best news ever! I’m thrilled to pieces that you’ll be filling that stocking next year!

    Your sticky buns would be wonderful right this minute!

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    Ashley — November 23, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    Congratulations Georgia!!!! Oh my gosh I’m so happy for you and Mark!!! Even more to celebrate during the holiday season this year!! Eek so exciting! And yes, definitely eat lots at Thanksgiving … for you and the baby : )

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — November 23, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    Congratulations, Georgia! What lovely news!

    These sticky buns look terrific – for pregnancy cravings or not :)

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    Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — November 23, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

    Congratulations!!!! So happy for both of you! And these buns – oh my, I would love a dozen!!

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    Ramona — November 23, 2013 @ 3:12 pm

    Yay!! Congratulations!!!! What wonderful news. :) Wishing you all the best during the rest of your pregnancy. Welcoming a new addition to the family is one of the biggest blessings in life. Enjoy every minute of it. :)

    Love the bun in the oven post… very cute!!! :)

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    Janell — November 23, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

    Congratulations! I crave that stuff when I’m not pregnant, though, haha! So I will gladly welcome all your pregnancy craving related posts. :)

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — November 23, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    Congratulations!!! Such exciting news!

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    Kumar's Kitchen — November 23, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

    Congratulations to you both…that is a wonderful news…all the best…sticky buns are just the best way to celebrate these special times…Have a Great day!!! :-)

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    Jeremy Norton — November 24, 2013 @ 3:34 am

    Congratulations to both of you! These buns are perfect for you. There are indeed a lot of things to celebrate.

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    Sheila — November 24, 2013 @ 5:54 am

    congratulations!!!!!!!

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    Kathryn — November 24, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    Ahhh! Congratulations Georgia!!

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    John@Kitchen Riffs — November 24, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    Congrats! That’s such terrific news. This must be a really exciting time for you. Oh, and the buns are such a great recipe – and a fun dish to accompany your announcement!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — November 24, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    So many congrats to you and your family! You deserve these buns! And now I want to eat a whole batch of them too!

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    Monet — November 24, 2013 @ 10:17 pm

    You know I’m so excited for you! You’ll be amazing parents. And feel free to reach out if you have any questions! We don’t know much…but we’ve made a lot of mistakes and learned quite a bit already! These look so good. What a delicious end to a good weekend. Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful week sweet friend!

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    Alexe @ Keys to the Cucina — November 25, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    Yum and omg I totally missed this post about your baby! Congrats, what an exciting time for you both. Happy Holidays, Georgia!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — November 25, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

    Congratulations, Georgia! How exciting!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — November 26, 2013 @ 12:17 am

    Congrats Georgia on the great news! I’m so excited for you! These buns are the perfect way to celebrate it (and so appropriate too!). :)

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — November 26, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! There aren’t enough ee’s to express my excitement for you and Mark, Georgia. How awesome! That little pumpkin is going to eat so well for the next 6 months.

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    honeywhatscooking — November 26, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    Congratulations again Georgia, so exciting.
    Love these pecan buns.. I’m a huge fan of Cinnabon!

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    Erin | The Emerging Foodie — November 28, 2013 @ 6:58 pm

    Yaaaay, Georgia! Congrats! So exciting! And what better way to celebrate a bun in your oven than with these incredible looking buns! :)

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — November 30, 2013 @ 12:39 am

    Oh Georgia! How wonderful and exciting! You will certainly have lots to celebrate this holiday season! These sticky buns look fabulous! So kudos to you for both sets of buns! Congratulations and I wish you all good things! : )

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — November 30, 2013 @ 5:19 pm

    Ahhh, congratulations!!! I am so excited for you guys! I think you are definitely entitled to that extra helping of stuffing and all the sticky buns you can eat. :) I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

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    Laura — December 3, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    What, what, what?! So exciting, my dear friend! Congratulations, so exciting! Wishing you a happy & healthy pregnancy my dear. These buns are pretty darned fabulous too!

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    Corinne Carpenter — December 4, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    oh my goodness Congratulations!!! How exciting!

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    DessertForTwo — December 10, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    Yikes, why am I just now seeing this?! I fixed it–I subscribed. Congrats! Congrats!!! Now, eat lots of cake ;)

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — March 19, 2014 @ 4:10 pm

    Oh my! I missed this very important announcement!! Congrats to you and Mark. This is so exciting, sweetie :) xo

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