A Smidgen of Cinnamon Rolls 

Have you ever been doing something and gotten completely lost thinking about somebody? 

A couple days ago I was making cinnamon rolls for my cousin who is getting married this weekend. 

As the rolls were cooling on the counter, I got out the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and wondered what kind of icing he’d like. 

Suddenly, someone I absolutely love came to mind, completely out of the blue. It was my aunt who unexpectedly passed away last year. 

That happens sometimes, you know? We go about our days, then bam, a reminder.

What came flooding into my mind was, two months before we lost her, I made her cinnamon rolls. 

When it came to the frosting, she had a special request, she wanted hers extra thick and piled on. 

Any guesses to what kind of frosting my cousin got? 

Ha ha. I’m pretty sure my aunt was smiling big that day, because before I even realized it, his frosting was soooooo thick I could barely move the spoon. 

In fact, I’d even say that he got a pan full of frosting with a smidgen of cinnamon rolls. 

44 thoughts on “A Smidgen of Cinnamon Rolls 

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  1. Oh yummy, those look delicious. Cooking can really “stir up” memories of a loved one passed. My sissy-in-law was going thru some of my mom’s recipe and she found the one for Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake (always my birthday request). She said it even had splatters of red food coloring. She is giving it to me (made me cry). Maybe she will send a cake with it 😃
    Best wishes to your cousin!!

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    • Oh my goodness!! How awesome that she’s sending you that recipe. I bet your heart danced!! Sounds like a fancy cake! I hope she makes you one! Come visit, I will!! ❤️❤️


  2. Jessica, this was such a poignant tender post with baking thrown in! I’m sorry to hear about your aunt and how true that at the most unexpected time memories of lost ones will come back to us. As for the cinnamon rolls (kanelbullar) my mother still makes these and I have wonderful memories of my grandmother baking these – delicious, just as yours look!

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    • Hey sweet girl, thank you. She was a sweetheart. Full of love and light! I bet there are things that come up that make you think of your father in law. ❤️ I’m so happy to hear that your mother makes these! I love that you have memories of your grandmother making them, too. Very sweet!! ❤️❤️

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