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Recipe: Henderson Family Cinnamon Rolls

  This recipe is very special to our family because it is only used once per year – at Thanksgiving. Each October my father’s side of the family gathers for “Thanksgiving in the Woods” and between 30-40 of us trek about three miles into the woods to a family member’s hunting camp to enjoy our turkey dinner. My Aunt Mary would make them as her contribution to our family dinner. They’d never make it to dessert – they were always an appetizer, enjoyed either on the way back to camp or once we arrived. Just weeks before Thanksgiving 2011, Aunt Mary passed away. Carrying on the tradition I knew immediately that I had to step up and carry on her tradition. What I didn’t immediately know was that is was one of her last wishes that someone make the cinnamon rolls from the family recipe she kept of my grandmother’s […]

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