Friday, October 1, 2010

A Little Friday Love for My Mom's Baking

This blog is dedicated to my Mom--it is filled with her memory and her spirit, and I know that it us a way to connect with her now that she is no longer here. I lost her in February of 2009 and I miss her terribly.

I am my own person, but I do know that there are a number of things about me, my personality, the things I take an interest in, etc., that are so clearly her. Baking is one of them. I can't say that I am the marvelous baker that she was, but I do try. And when I make these rolls, I feel like she is standing right next to me.

Mom gave me a cookbook that had a recipe in it for one Hour Buttermilk Rolls. She had made them for Christmas dinner in 2002. Here is her own hand, marking the recipe's significance and a few small changes she made to it.

The book is called "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Cooking."

The recipe makes two pans of rolls. And let me tell you, they are GOOD.

Especially with leftover turkey and cranberry sauce!

Now you have to go make them, don't you?

PS--Mom always buttered them a few minutes before they came out of the oven. Enjoy!

Thanks Mom, for all that you did, all that you taught me, and for helping me to become the woman that I am today. Miss you like crazy.


  1. My mouth watered looking at the turkey cranberry roll :) Yummy!

  2. Those look delicious, thanks for sharing!

  3. What a sweet and loving memory. I can only imagine how much you must miss your mom, Allison. It's little things like a recipe that can bring her back to you though, if only for a moment.

    I'm going to try these!


    *Love Ella's smooch! Those are some lips!


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