Got on a Roll

"Before I decided to stay home with my kids, I worked as an attorney and had little time to cultivate my domestic skills," explains Michele Nigliazzo of West Plains, Missouri.

"At church, I was assigned to visit several families each month. One day, I decided I would bring them a special treat—'homemade' rolls.

"I went to the freezer section of the grocery store and picked up some pre-formed frozen rolls. I baked them and eagerly brought each family a plateful.

"At the last house, the woman said, 'My family will think this is so special. They usually only get those frozen rolls from the freezer section in the grocery store. Homemade rolls will be great.'

"I was completely stunned and embarrassed! That was the first time it had ever occurred to me there could be another way to make 'homemade' rolls.

"When I got home, my husband, whose mother is a great Southern cook, sat laughing. I said, 'Why didn't you tell me my rolls weren't homemade? How could you let me tell people they were?'

"He said, 'Well, you did heat them in your very own oven, so I guess, in a way, they were.'

"Is it any wonder that I received Taste of Home as a gift from my mother years ago? Now I know what homemade is really all about!"