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Photo by Anne Braly / Cinnamon Roll Sausages rethink the classic Pigs in a Blanket by wrapping sausage links with cinnamon rolls.

After cooking dinner practically every night for the past 40 years, there are times when I want nothing more than breakfast.

Breakfast for supper is one of the best things going for cooks who want to simplify their daily routines. Whip up some eggs, toast some bread or an English muffin, fry some bacon and you're done. If you really want to get to make something special, flip some pancakes or make some waffles. Breakfast for supper can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it.

But here's one addition that really needs to be added to your breakfast-for-supper menu. It keeps a simple theme going, but adds a fun new dimension of flavor, and it's also so easy you'll want the kids to help.

All it takes is a can of cinnamon rolls — ordinary cinnamon rolls — and link sausages. If you really want to go overboard, get some cinnamon sugar to sprinkle over the finished product.

Think pigs in a blanket but for breakfast. They're delicious.

Cinnamon Roll Sausages

1 can cinnamon rolls

8 sausage links, cooked or uncooked

2 teaspoons maple syrup

Cinnamon-sugar, optional

Heat oven to 400 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. If sausage links are uncooked, cook them according to package directions, and then let cool. If they are precooked, no need to cook them or even heat them. Remove cinnamon rolls from package, and flatten each into an oval shape. Wrap each cinnamon roll around a sausage with cinnamon side on the outside. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 or until golden brown. Place the maple syrup in a microwave-safe bowl with the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls. Microwave for 10 seconds and stir to mix well. Drizzle baked rolls with the maple syrup mixture, sprinkle with a little cinnamon sugar, if desired, and serve warm.

NEW ON THE MARKET

Have you bothered to look at the ingredients list of most flavored alcoholic seltzers? Take the popular White Claw, for instance. It says it's made "pure," and yes, it does use purified water and natural flavors, but it also adds sugar. Volley, on the other hand, is new to the market and is really one of the purest of all alcoholic seltzers. For instance, the Spicy Ginger flavor is made with 100% agave tequila, purified water and organic ginger and lime juices. That's it. The Tropical Mango flavor has agave tequila, purified water and mango juice. Two additional flavors are Sharp Grapefruit — my favorite — and Zesty Lime. Volley has a refreshing sip of summer in every can.

The product launched a year ago, stirring up the booming ready-to-drink category. Following success in the New York and Florida markets, Volley's founders, husband-and-wife duo Christopher Wirth and Camila Soriano, decided it was time to expand into Tennessee. You can get Volley in Chattanooga at Discount Liquor, Harry's Wine & Spirits, Bacchus Wine & Spirits, Highway 58 Liquors and Vine & Barrel. In Cleveland, it's available at Elxr Wine & Spirits.

Contact Anne Braly at abraly@timesfreepress.com or annebraly.com

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