Recipe for Potato Rolls

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We had a great weekend with my family. We celebrated Halloween on Friday with our niece…she came trick or treating in her angel costume. She was adorable!

We also celebrated Thanksgiving on Saturday. I know we jumped the gun, but Thanksgiving is my dad’s favorite holiday…really the only one he likes. Food and football, how can anyone not like it??? So since we aren’t going home to Illinois this year he wanted to cook us a feast before he left. I will be sharing some of the recipes this week from our family dinner. It was a lot of fun and oh so tasty!! My dad can cook a mean meal!

Today I am sharing my dad’s famous Potato Roll recipe. They are to die for! The best rolls ever! Everyone always asks for the recipe…or for him to make them:) They are light and fluffy and best right out of the oven. He usually makes them into clover leaf rolls…my niece called them Mickey Mouse rolls:) This year he did a couple different shapes. They were a hit!!


1 pkg. yeast in 1/ 2 cup warm water
¾ cup shortening
½ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed spuds
1 cup scalded milk
5 cups flour
1 tsp salt

Mash the spuds ahead of time. Put the yeast in the warm water with a little sugar and set to rise about 5 minutes. Scald the milk and let it cool down so you don’t kill the yeast. Mix the sugar and shortening and salt in the bowl, add the milk then put in about a cup of the flour. Then add the yeast and the beaten eggs. Then add the spuds. Then you add the flour until you can work the dough. Knead it until smooth by adding some flour. Then put it in a greased bowl for about 45 minutes. Then punch it down and form the rolls-into three balls. Dab each ball with butter and put in muffin tin. Let them rise until doubled. Bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes.

Here are some pictures of our niece, Aubrey. I had to share them..she is too stinking cute!!

Aubrey in her angel costume!

Playing with Matt’s dog, Shorty!

Helping Josh rake the leaves…sort of:)

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. You just became my husband’s favorite person. He LOVES potato rolls. These would be great for Easter dinner.

  2. I have many childhood memories that involve waking up to the smell of rolls baking in the oven. Hot rolls with butter and jam make a perfect breakfast!

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