Two Peas and Their Pod

Happy Birthday Pops!

Happy Birthday Pops!

Today is my daddy’s birthday!! He lives far, far away and is even farther right now because he is in Brazil on business. I thought I would send my birthday wishes via our blog.

I am a daddy’s girl, all the way!! I am lucky to have such an amazing father. He really is the best. I could go on and on and tell you why, but I don’t want to embarrass him too much. He probably isn’t happy I put another picture of him on our blog:)

In short, he is the reason I am the person I am today. I have learned so much from him…including his passion and love for the kitchen. I have shared some of his recipes before on our blog, but in case you missed them, I will highlight three of my favorites today.

First up are his cinnamon rolls, the world knows them as “Parry Rolls.” They are the most delicious cinnamon rolls you will ever taste. I don’t even bother trying or tasting another recipe, because I know it won’t even come close.

Next up are his frozen cookies. These are a family favorite! I have been enjoying these since I was a wee little one! They are full of all of my favorite things!

And the last recipe I will highlight is my dad’s potato roll recipe. These rolls are a must for every family dinner. Everyone loves them! He always makes two batches, no matter how many people will be at the table, because he knows everyone will be begging for more!!

I hope you enjoy my dad’s recipes today! They are my favorite.
And a very Happy Birthday to the Pops! We love you lots!! Thanks for everything! Come visit us soon!! We sure do miss you!!

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34 Responses to “Happy Birthday Pops!”

  1. ttfn300 — February 1, 2009 @ 8:39 am

    hope your dad has a wonderful b-day in brazil!!

  2. alexandra's kitchen — February 1, 2009 @ 9:15 am

    man, your dad is the best! I think I’ve mentioned this before on your blog, but I don’t think my dad has ever baked anything in his entire life … and he’s 73! he’s the best, too, though. Those cinnamon rolls look unbelievable!

  3. Erica — February 1, 2009 @ 10:04 am

    This is the SWEETEST post! I love it. I am a daddy’s girl too. Happy Birthday to your awesome dad!

  4. Culinarywannabe — February 1, 2009 @ 10:24 am

    That’s such a sweet message. A big Happy Birthday to your dad!!

  5. Heather — February 1, 2009 @ 10:41 am

    happy birthday to your dad!

  6. Elra — February 1, 2009 @ 10:50 am

    Happy birthday to you dad, Maria. May he has many many more years to come. Potato roll sounds absolutely tempting.

  7. Manggy — February 1, 2009 @ 11:24 am

    Happy birthday to your dad– I still remember those amazing cinnamon rolls! And let him grouch about his pic on the net– all dads deserve their day whether they like it or not 😛

  8. VeggieGirl — February 1, 2009 @ 11:46 am


  9. Rosa's Yummy Yums — February 1, 2009 @ 12:15 pm

    Happy Birthday to your Dad! Such a sweet post…



  10. Katrina — February 1, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

    First of all, that soup down below this post looks SO good. I just found out after 11+ years of marriage that my husband doesn’t really care for soup! Humph. He’ll eat it, but would rather have anything else instead. Now I’m “scared” to ever make soup again. I will though!
    Happy Birthday to your Dad!
    And YUM to all his delicious recipes! Gonna have to try the cinnamon rolls, see, I have a go-to recipe, but am tempted now!

  11. Katrina — February 1, 2009 @ 2:15 pm

    Hey, I always cut my cinnamon rolls with thread or string, too! Great minds! 😉

  12. Lincoln — February 1, 2009 @ 2:21 pm

    Hello Maria,

    You are cooking for me…at my house…on Super bowl sunday….And I just wanted to make a comment on the same computer in which the blog originated.

    I even stole your computer to make the comment.

    Go Cardinals.

  13. Priscilla — February 1, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

    Happy Birthday Maria’s Dad! I LOVE your dress!! Hope you and Josh have a great superbowl sunday and GO KURT WARNER!

  14. Maria — February 1, 2009 @ 3:12 pm

    Thanks for all of the birthday wishes to my dad! I will let him know!

    Manggy- My dad hates having his picture taken and he really hates it when I share the photos with the world…oops!! He is a good sport though!

    Katrina- Too bad your husband doesn’t like soup, keep making it. I am sure there is one kind he will like!
    Cutting cinnamon rolls with string is the only way to go! Glad you do it too!

    Lincoln-Thanks for letting us watch the big game at your house! We love hanging out and cooking for you and your family.

    Priscilla- Thanks! I loved my dress, maybe I will get it out and wear it around the house..ha!

  15. The Food Librarian — February 1, 2009 @ 5:50 pm

    What a great tribute to your dad! He is definitely lucky to have you as a daughter. Happy Birthday to your pop!

  16. Karen — February 1, 2009 @ 6:09 pm

    Happy Birthday, Dad! Nice post and I love frozen cookies, too! :)

  17. Leslie — February 1, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

    A great dad has a great daughter!!!!

  18. Stacey Snacks — February 1, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

    You are so cute.
    I love my dad too. Nothing learned in the kitchen from him, but other life lessons!

  19. Reeni♥ — February 1, 2009 @ 7:23 pm

    Aww, how sweet!! Happy Birthday Maria’s Dad!!!

  20. Annie — February 1, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

    How sweet. Your dad looks like a very nice man! I miss my dad(he passed a few years ago).
    Whenever I had a question (about anything) he would have the answer. And if he didn’t know the answer, he would dwell on it for days until he found out.
    He also had a cinnamon roll recipe but didn’t write it down.
    I should make yours in honor of my dad! Thanks for sharing :)

  21. ConversationsWithACupcake — February 1, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

    What a lovely daddy. I so admire good dads. I happen to believe they are a rare breed, and worth adoring and celebrating.

    Dear soul. Hope is birthday was the BEST!

  22. The Blonde Duck — February 2, 2009 @ 4:52 am

    That’s so sweet! What a wonderful thing to have a father that loves cooking as much as you!

  23. mikky — February 2, 2009 @ 5:10 am

    you’re blessed to have a great dad… happy birthday to him… :)

  24. Donna-FFW — February 2, 2009 @ 6:03 am

    Happy Birthday to your Pops. How lucky you are and how very lucky he is!! I miss mine terribly. Cherish every minute.. looks like you both do. Menu is to die for!

  25. Katherine Aucoin — February 2, 2009 @ 6:47 am

    Hope your dad’s birthday is wonderful. I know he’s got to be so proud of you.

  26. stephchows — February 2, 2009 @ 6:57 am

    Looks like your dad makes a delicious cinnamon roll! You’re making me hungry :)

  27. Grace — February 2, 2009 @ 7:17 am

    i’m still smitten with and anxious to try your dad’s cinnamon rolls. happy birthday to him!

  28. Sara — February 2, 2009 @ 7:27 am

    Happy Birthday to your dad!

  29. Allie — February 2, 2009 @ 8:21 am

    Happy Birthday to your dad! I know he’s proud to have a daughter like you! So nice that ya’ll share the passion of cooking.

  30. Rosie — February 2, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

    A huge Happy Birthday to your dad! I was a daddy’s girl too :)

    A very sweet post!

    Rosie x

  31. Colleen — February 2, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

    You look beautiful!

  32. Ingrid — February 2, 2009 @ 7:42 pm

    AW, I’m a Daddy’s girl, too! I’m doubly lucky as I have TWO Dads. My Mom re-married when I was young. My “new” Dad is wonderful man who loved and raised me like his own! Both Dada are so different but special in their own way.

    That’s a great photo of you and your Dad!!! Happy b-day Dad!

  33. Jan — February 2, 2009 @ 10:15 pm

    Belated Birthday greetings to your dad. He is a vey handsome man, and he can cook – do you think he’d marry me. Woops, sorry, I forgot, I’m already married. :-)

    That’s a beautiful dress you’re wearing, Maria.

  34. Live.Love.Eat — February 3, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

    Awe, Happy Birthday to your Dad! My Dad’s bday was yesterday!!!!!

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