Cinnamon Rolls

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Do you smell what I smell?


Megan and I are on a long run (she has a half marathon coming up, so I thought I’d help her accomplish her longest distance for this training plan).  We planned ahead and, currently, my kitchen smells like the faint beginnings of yummy cinnamon rolls.  The dough is rising on my countertop, and when I come home, we’ll bake the rolls!


The smell reminds me of my grandma.  She used to make the best cinnamon rolls.



  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) November 5, 2010, 8:38 am

    I love the smell of cinnamon rolls. It’s so homey and comforting.

    Is that a picture of your grandma? Such an adorable picture. 😀

  • tina November 5, 2010, 8:41 am

    omg, that sounds like the perfect motivation for a long run!!!! this post makes me happy- LOVE IT! 🙂

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 5, 2010, 8:41 am

    Your Grandma is so cute! and Caitlin you were such a cute little kid!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 5, 2010, 8:44 am

    That picture is the cutest thing ever. Good luck on your run!

  • Leanne @ Simplicitlee November 5, 2010, 9:03 am

    Yum! I hope there will be an awesome healthy recipe for you to share with us later 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday November 5, 2010, 9:04 am

    Cute picture

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 5, 2010, 9:08 am

    Aw, I love it! That is a perfect plan for the rising while you run! Making biscuits reminds me of my grandmother…I love those memories!

  • Miranda November 5, 2010, 9:10 am

    Oh my goodness! You have the cutest little face ever!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 5, 2010, 9:12 am

    Aww you were such a cute baby! Cinnamon rolls sound like exactly what I need right now… it just started snowing! 🙁

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 5, 2010, 9:12 am

    I can smell them now!!!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life November 5, 2010, 9:13 am

    I love the smell of anything baking with cinnamon in it. I’m jealous of your warm cinnamon rolls. lol

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 5, 2010, 9:14 am

    Cute picture! Mmm I love the smell of cinnamon rolls.

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun November 5, 2010, 9:19 am

    Hope you have a great run! And enjoy a cinnamon roll for me when you get back. 😀

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 5, 2010, 9:21 am

    Nothing like knowing you have some delicious treat waiting for you at home to prompt a speedy run!

  • Miranda November 5, 2010, 9:22 am

    I am going to have to remember this when it comes time for my long runs during my half marathon training. What a great idea!!

  • Krystina (Basil & Wine) November 5, 2010, 9:23 am

    That picture melts my heart!

  • Tab - Just Weighing In November 5, 2010, 9:26 am

    oh man, that sounds so much better than the mini bagel and banana I just had! 🙂

  • Kelly November 5, 2010, 9:32 am

    Yum, love cinnamon rolls. Hope the long run went well.

  • Camille November 5, 2010, 9:52 am

    That picture is adorable!
    Can’t wait to see how your cinnamon rolls turn out!

  • Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow November 5, 2010, 9:53 am

    Oh me + cinnamon rolls = love. They are my absolute fav breakfast item EVER! Though I did finally make your autumn breakfast sandwich which was pretty to die for as well!

    Have a great run!

  • Dave @ tips4running November 5, 2010, 9:58 am

    My grandmother was big on making Egg McMommies. They were delicious. An English Muffin with lots of butter, an egg, and some cheese. Not the healthiest thing in the world, but they were delicious!

    • Caitlin November 5, 2010, 12:05 pm

      Egg McMommies = cutest thing in the world.

  • Rachel November 5, 2010, 10:12 am

    good plan! those cinnamon rolls will taste so good when you get back from your run!
    food that reminds you of family is the best : )

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound weight loss!!! November 5, 2010, 10:13 am

    Cute Picture!

    I have tried several times (during my high school years) to make Cinnamon Rolls for my Dad who loves them and always failed as I could never get the dough to rise…=(

  • Courtney November 5, 2010, 10:14 am

    Such an adorable picture!! 🙂

  • Charlie November 5, 2010, 10:19 am

    I love cinnamon rolls :). Never made them myself though. Might have to try that…

  • Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) November 5, 2010, 10:32 am

    That’s a precious picture! Eat a cinnamon roll for me!!!

  • Megan (Braise The Roof) November 5, 2010, 11:08 am

    Cinnamon rolls remind me of my Grammie, too! She came from a line of Danish bakers (literally…they owned bakeries in Denmark) and had the Midas touch with baked goods. Shoot, now I’m craving them! 🙂

  • janae @ hungryrunnergirl November 5, 2010, 11:11 am

    I love the smell of cinnamon rolls!! Enjoy one for me!!!

  • Stacey November 5, 2010, 11:18 am

    So jealous..what with your long run and cinnamon rolls 😉

  • Marina November 5, 2010, 11:34 am

    My father loved cinnamon rolls, gotta make them soon. Yeasted dough+cinnamon=perfection.
    That picture with you and your grandma is adorable

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa November 5, 2010, 11:44 am

    Grandma’s cooking is the best! Mine sent me sugar cookies yesterday.

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  • Rachel @ EatMoreMeatLess November 5, 2010, 11:58 am

    Can’t wait to see photos of the cinn. rolllllls! MMM…

  • Amanda November 5, 2010, 12:01 pm

    That is such a cute picture!

  • kate November 5, 2010, 12:03 pm

    Caitlin! That photo of little you is so stinkin cute!

  • Jillian@ Reshape Your Life November 5, 2010, 12:08 pm

    I’m pretty sure you just found the BEST way to end a long run.

    Cinnamon rolls sound amazing right now!

  • Natalia - a side of simple November 5, 2010, 12:10 pm

    Aw, such a cute photo! Have a great run 🙂

  • Balanced Healthy Life November 5, 2010, 12:28 pm

    I could make it thru any run knowing there were cinnamon rolls waiting for me when I got back! I love making recipes that remind me of my grandparents! : )

  • Sandy November 5, 2010, 4:04 pm

    I just saw an Operation Beautiful shout-out on The DR’s!:)

  • Heidi - apples under my bed November 5, 2010, 6:14 pm

    Such a cute photo, Cailtin! I’ve never had cinnamon rolls – they’re a very US thing. Must try them, I can only imagine how delicious they smell (& taste!).
    Heidi xo

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 5, 2010, 6:50 pm

    Cinnamon rolls after a long run sound like the best thing ever!

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) November 5, 2010, 7:33 pm

    I love that youre baking topless.

    • Caitlin November 5, 2010, 8:09 pm

      so your shirt doesnt get messy!

  • kathleen November 5, 2010, 7:39 pm

    you and your grandmother have the same smile =)

  • Natalie November 5, 2010, 8:10 pm

    You have your grandmother’s smile 🙂

  • Jenn@healthyhoofbeats November 5, 2010, 8:17 pm

    I 100% agree with you, my Grandmother’s cinnamon buns are the best. Nothing will compare to them!

  • marge November 5, 2010, 10:43 pm

    I am in love with this picture! There is something punk rock about it. Your grandmother is like the punk rock version of Julia Child….I would love to see that show.

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