Wednesdays Unplugged – Papa John’s Cinnamon Toast



"What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies." ~ Rudy Giuliani.


NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, and sometimes some photos of family fun. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!


We had a busy week including Saturday night at the Twins game and Tuesday with Sharlene and Angela celebrating the anniversary of Angela's first sale at Ngon Vietnamese Bistro for lunch and the touring Broadway musical 'Kinky Boots' in the evening… a fun show with an amazing lead. But Wednesday night dinner was all about Papa John's cinnamon toast!


When someone celebrates a birthday in our family they get to choose the menu for Wednesday night dinner. Our granddaughter's first choice this year was simply "the cinnamon toast that Papa makes." She later added chips with cheese and chocolate chip cookies but dinner was really all about Papa John's cinnamon toast… alsCinnamon toast 2o a favorite with her birthday buddy!  This recipe is really tongue-in-cheek, but the grandkids can taste the difference when Grandpa makes it. When you have so few ingredients, the quality of those ingredients become even more important.


  • Master English Muffin Toasting Bread
  • Hope Creamery butter, room temperature
  • Vietnamese cinnamon and pure cane sugar mixture

We have found no substitute for Master brand English muffin toasting bread. Toast it on the highest toaster setting to make it crispy. Immediately slather on high quality butter with high fat content, soft so it soaks into the bread. Then immediately sprinkle heavily with cinnamon sugar… John uses the cinnamon shaker that his parents had when he was a child. Cut in quarters on the angle from corner to corner (John uses a pizza wheel) and serve immediately…it must be served while it is still very warm and crunchy!

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - Email - Minneapolis Realtor Who Cooks


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