Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holiday Recipe Swap

Today is the Holiday Recipe Swap, hosted by from Karrie from
Stay@homemommy. I love this idea and if you are interested, it's
not too
late to join the swap!

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This is one of my all time most favoritest, bestest, most loved of ALL
time. This sweet potato recipe came from a Woman's Day magazine
over 15 years ago. It was lost in a cookbook for about 3 years at one point
and attempts were made to recreate it, but the efforts didn't quite pay off.
I guess it would taste different if you added orange juice...when it didn't
call for it. The recipe also doesn't call for marshmallows, but we always add
the mini ones at the end, just before we serve them. YUM.

These are a family favorite. My Grandma always used to make them at

the holidays and we still make them occasionally, however, ours don't
seem to taste as good as hers! Go figure!

Grandma G's Rolls

1 cup milk
1/2 cube margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
3 Tbsp yeast
2 tsp sugar
2 eggs beaten
6 cups flour

1. Melt butter, milk, salt and the 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan on the stove

2. Dissolve yeast, as per instructions on package, add the 2 tsp sugar and

3. Mix together with 6 cups of flour

4. Place in a greased bowl and cover with a towel. Set in a warm place
until the dough doubles in size. *On top a warm dryer or fridge works great.

5. Punch a hole in the dough to let the air out, then shape rolls and place
in a greased 9 by 12 baking dish, leaving a small amount of room between
each roll for rising.

6. Brush tops of rolls with melted butter

7. Bake for 20 minutes at 450 degrees

8. Enjoy your delicious rolls!


Desert Rose said...

Sares...they both sound delish!!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Sares: You are making me hungry again. I am not much of a cook, even though that is my last name. I wish I was. Can you say a little prayer for me, I am a little down. Blessings, Martha

Dusty Devoe said...

Yummy! I have had both of these receipe's and they are wonderful!!!

CC said...

These both sound wonderful, and I will try them. This recipe swap was such a great idea..all the recipes are sounding so good. Thank you for sharing yours..

Deb said...

great recipes...thanks for stopping by to visit....hope you come back....

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Ms. Sares,
Mmmm, yummy! Those rolls look so delicious! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.


Pony Girl said...

Those rolls were really good, I devoured the ones your mom sent home with me recently. Say, didn't you sprinkle sugar on the top of them? It seemed like something was on the top....something sweet and yummy?

Stayathomemommy said...

I love your recipes! Nothing I make seems to come out quite as good as grandmas either! I think I am going to have to try to make those rolls! I just love rolls.
Thanks for joining the recipe swap.

Ana said...

Hi Sares,
Love the pictures! Your Grandma G's rolls sound delicious. I have always wanted to make rolls from scratch. I will definitely have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.


The imPerfect Housewife said...

You know, I just love sweet potatoes and I hear they're really good for you too, so why do I only eat them at the holidays??? Thanksgiving's at my house this year so that looks like a keeper. Homemade rolls...I haven't tackled that yet, but wonders never cease, you know that! ha ha ♥

blushing rose said...

Well, there goes THAT diet! I have given up on homemade rolls, over the years of continued FLOPS, but yours look so good.

Have a lovely day. Come enter our TRIPLE GIVEAWAY, if you haven't. TTFN ~ Marydon

Anonymous said...

Hi Sares, yummy!!! I like anything sweet potato! I make bread sometimes but it comes out like a rock. I'm going to try making these rolls for thanksgiving (shhhhh don't tell anyone but I didn't sign up to the recipe swap even though I'm snatching these recipes). ****Jennifer quietly exits the blog with recipies under her arm**** ;-)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sares,

Both recipes look great and thank you for sharing. I would like to try making them.

Happy weekend

tracy said...

Hi there Sares
Sweet potaotes are every were these days...the recipe looks so yummy!
Grandma G's rolls too...I'll be sure to give them a try.
Hugs Gracie

xinex said...

Both recipes sound and look yummy, Sares....Christine

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi sweetie! Oh my goodness those rolls look gooooood! I love fresh hot rolls with butter. Oh my! lol
Wishing you a lovely weekend sweet friend.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Nancy M. said...

The rolls sound really yummy!

Horse Dreams said...

Two of my favorite family dishes as well. I have yet to succeed in making Grandma's rolls...I wonder what the secret ingredient was??? Maybe her love....

Micki said...

I will have to make that sweet potato casserole, as I love sweet potatoes. It must be delicious. They never have them around here, but next time I am in Letterkenny, I will get them.

Cora said...

Oh my!....Grandma G's rolls look and sound to try these!