(Always read the recipe twice, assemble, and prepare your ingredients before you begin to cook)    

1 refrigerated French bread loaf (tube container in the refrigerated section of the store)
2 tbsp melted butter, separated
½ tsp cinnamon

  • Unroll the bread loaf
  • Brush with the 1 tbsp melted butter
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon
  • Roll it up again
  • Brush the outside with the other tablespoon of melted butter
  • Bake according to package directions
  • When cool, slice into thin slices

8 oz. bar of cream cheese, at room temperature
½ stick of butter
3 tbsp marmalade

  • Blend until smooth – set aside until bread is done
  • Serve on the French bread slices for breakfast, as an appetizer, or as a bread accompaniment at lunch or dinner 


  • tsp. means a teaspoon and tbsp. means tablespoon – always use a measuring spoon not a piece of silverware
  • Marmalade is a preserve made from citrus fruit, especially bitter oranges, prepared like jam in which pieces of fruit and rind are suspended. The key is the rind, which lends a bitterness to delightfully balance the sweetness of the jelly. Orange marmalade has long been a favorite spread for bread and toast and also as the main ingredient in a variety of bread and desserts as well as a sweet and savory element for meat, poultry, and vegetables.

If you’d like to be a guest contributor to The Jefferson Chronicle’s Wooden Spoon, please email your recipe clearly noting all ingredients, measurements, and understandable directions to Carol.Punturieri@thejeffersonchronicle.com and type “The Wooden Spoon” in the Subject line.  Be sure to include your name, address, and a telephone number in the event we need to clarify any information

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Carol was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Jefferson Township with her husband in 1976. She initially joined the Garden Club of Milton, eventually serving as President. She was a co-founder of the ABC Mothers Group, active in the local PTAs, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts. She worked for AIM Newspapers as a reporter and eventually became its Editor. Currently, she is President of the Jefferson Arts Committee and recently retired as the Recreation Program Coordinator in the Jefferson Township Recreation Department. She can be reached at carol.punturieri@thejeffersonchronicle.com.