A little Love for the Dads in my life and a sweet recipe

A Dad is a wondrous thing. A Dad is a protector, a confidant, a friend. A Dad is the one you worry that you might disappoint.

My Dad, time has shown, has become better with age. I’m thankful every day for my Dad. He is a loving and involved Grandparent and a pretty decent golfer. Happy Father’s Day Dad! I love you.

Me and My Dad, when I was a wee little one

My husband is one of the best men I have ever met. He is an outstanding father and husband. I was truly blessed when I met and later married this man. Happy Father’s Day, my love. You, and our children own my heart.

My husband, and our beautiful children

My Father in Love is also a wonderful man. He is a part of the reason that my husband is so awesome.

Thanks Bill for being a great roll-model for my husband. Thanks for being a loving Grandparent.

My Father in Love, My Mother in Love, and young Sister in Love and my Husband (he’s the baby)

To all the Fathers, Grand Fathers, Step-Fathers, and Great-Grand Fathers out there, I wish you a very Happy Father’s Day. You are loved, you are needed and you have a big impact on the children you care for.

And now for something sweet and sticky.

Cinnamon rolls. I’m drooling just writing this post. I adore a good cinnamon roll. I also adore a good time-saving step.

This lovely recipe for Cinnamon Rolls made with the bread machine (for the dough making process) came from a post I saw on About.com 2-3 years ago. It’s still there…so here is a direct quote of the recipe I use.


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 1/3 cups bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast or 1-1/2 teaspoons bread machine/ rapid rise yeast
  • ~~~
  • Filling:
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup chopped and lightly toasted nuts or raisins
  • ~~~
  • Glaze:
  • powdered sugar
  • milk
  • vanilla


Add ingredients to bread machine as recommended by manufacturer. Program maker for the dough cycle. When cycle is done, place dough on floured surface. Knead dough about 1 minute, then let rest 15 minutes. Roll dough into a rectangle, about 15 x 10 inches. Spread 1/4 cup melted butter over dough to within 1 inch of edges, Then sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar, the cinnamon, nutmeg, and chopped nuts evenly over dough. Roll dough up tightly on long side. Press edges to seal and form into a 12-inch long, evenly shaped roll. With a knife or 8 inch long piece of dental floss, cut roll into 1 inch pieces. Place rolls cut side down into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise in warm, draft free place until double in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.

Bake in preheated 375 deg. oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on rack for 10 to 15 minutes, then drizzle with powdered sugar icing made by combining 1 cup powdered sugar with 1 to 2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Blend until smooth. If too thin or too thick, add more powdered sugar or milk, respectively, until desired consistency is reached. Cut apart and remove from pan.

Enjoy these with someone special.

Happy Father’s Day!


  1. Aah now I´ve gone all sentimental as my Dad is far away in London, but you´re right, we´re lucky to have these amazing men in our lives. And I adore the “in love” rather than “in law” much truer and nicer. Almost forgot….love the recipe too. Don´t think I´ve ever even tried a cinnamon roll, let alone baked one. Need to sort that out quickly!

    • Cinnamon rolls, sweet rolls, I’ve heard them called different names. They’re wonderful for breakfast or a sweet treat.
      I bet you’d enjoy them.
      Hugs, I’m sure being so far from your parents must be hard on holidays. I’m also pretty sure your parents are very glad you are happy and loved. 🙂

  2. Nice post Jamie!

  3. Lovely Father’s Day post! Glad you ended up with so many good men in your life! And I think cinnamon rolls sound like the perfect reward for all the great dad out there…or for all the single ladies living far from home 😀

    • Thank you. Yes, everyone should get sweet, sticky goodness. 🙂

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