Celebrating 7 Years of Blogging {Recipe: The Best Dinner Rolls}


The very best bread machine shaped dinner roll recipe and an Oster Bread Machine giveaway to kick off a celebration of 7 years of blogging.

The Very Best Buttery Dinner Roll Recipe - a new Thanksgiving Favorite! dineanddish.netFriends, this is a big, big day because it’s the start of my SEVEN years of blogging celebration!! Over the next few weeks I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite things and doing some extra special giveaways to celebrate! Why giveaways? Well, because Dine & Dish wouldn’t be what it is today without your love and support and I want to share my thanks with you by giving back.

When I started Dine & Dish 7 years ago I had no idea what great joy this little site would bring me. I have developed friendships, created wonderful work relationships, have traveled and experienced things I’ve never even imagined,  I’ve gained new skills, have been able to contribute to our family financially and most of all, I’ve been able to do it all from home while raising my kids.

Dine & Dish is not even close to the biggest blog out there, but I have the BEST readers, hands down. Thank you all so, so much for being such an important part of my life and for taking the time to click over and read what I share. It means more to me than I could ever tell you.

Without further ado, I’d like to share the first of many giveaways with you! 

Oster Bread Machine Giveaway dineanddish.netIt’s hard to believe that 12 years ago, when we’d have people over for dinner, my “go-to” meal to make was Hamburger Helper and a dessert I still love but haven’t made in ions (Easy Eclair Dessert). I used to not be able to cook at all! I then discovered an old site called Recipezaar (now Food.com) and discovered that there were recipes out there I could cook. Then, through their forums, my love of food photography began to take shape and, well, here I am today doing both professionally. Crazy stuff!

Whenever we go to a dinner party or host my family for events, it is expected that I make homemade bread. It’s kind of become “my thing” over the years. I have had the same Oster bread machine for 10 years now and I love it. I never actually bake bread in my bread machine, but always use it for the dough cycle. As much as I love to knead bread dough into shape, I don’t always have time for that. Being able to just throw all the ingredients into my bread machine and leave it until the dough is all read for me has been such a huge timesaver. Other than my Keurig, my Oster Bread Machine is the most used small appliance in my house!

The Very BEST Butter Dinner Roll Recipe - perfect for Thanksgiving celebrations!

I’m starting off this big Dine & Dish celebration with a recipe I tried today that has totally kicked my favorite dinner roll recipe out of the Thanksgiving rotation. In fact, I had planned on kicking my celebration off with a completely different giveaway, but then made this recipe and HAD to share it with you right this very minute.

This isn’t a Dine & Dish original recipe… I’ve seen it on other blogs but traced the origination to Allrecipes. As much as I’d like to shake it up and make it my own, this recipe needs no changing at all. (I did take out the second rise time, just because I’m impatient). It’s absolutely perfect just the way it is!  Check the recipe out below, then below that enter to win an Oster Bread Machine of your very own! Good luck and enjoy — oh… and THANK YOU!!!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored giveaway. I truly love my Oster Bread Machine and want to say thanks by giving one Dine & Dish reader the chance to win one too!

The Very Best Buttery Dinner Rolls Recipe
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The most wonderfully soft, tender and delicious dinner roll recipe!
Serves: 16 rolls
  • ½ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • ½ cup warm milk
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast (I prefer Red Star Yeast
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  1. Place water, milk, egg, ⅓ cup butter, sugar, salt, flour and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough/Knead and First Rise Cycle; press Start.
  2. When cycle finishes, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a 12 inch circle, spread ¼ cup softened butter over entire round. Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Roll wedges starting at wide end; roll gently but tightly. Place point side down on ungreased cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden.
  4. Brush tops with softened butter.

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  1. says

    I feel like you know a good bit about me, but um…you might not know that I’m left handed. It always makes for interesting dinner seating arrangements…hitting elbows and all with the right handed peeps (which is pretty much everyone). 😛

  2. Jenny says

    Happy blogversary! I wanted to be 5’3″ so I could be like Gail Devers and win a gold medal in the 100 m dash. It’s safe to say that because I’m 2 inches short, that’s why I didn’t make it :p

      • Sarah Christensen says

        French bread. Found a recipe two weeks ago that my family has requested three times since the first night. It’s a winner, and remarkably easy to make. I used to be afraid of yeast – I’m (slowly) getting over it!

  3. says

    Happy blogiversary! I bought a breadmaker for $5 at a thrift shop. It worked great for 3 years! But it finally died. :-( Can’t wait to win one and try your roll recipe – it looks scrumptious! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  4. karen medlin says

    After 30 years of being married, I made my first of many batches of cookies this year. The kids and grandkids knew in the past if their was a home baked good in the house, they knew this mama did not make them. (Which means I burn just about any thing I cook) I am finding I am having more patience and enjoy cooking and baking now.

    • Sarah Christensen says

      Karen I love to hear that! I used to hate to bake because I just didn’t have the patience for it. As the years have passed and I’ve started to just mellow out some though, it gets easier and easier :)

  5. Linda says

    Kristen what to know about me! My great-granddaughter’s name is Kristin with and “i”. I love to cook and I have been cooking since I was 10 yrs. old. I prefer home made cooking but will do simple meals or even a frozen meal ( shocking). I collect cookbooks and recipes. Winners I keep.
    My favorite meals to fix with left overs is chicken and dumplings. And pot- pie. I make my pot-pie either with left over chicken or roast and I put broken pieces of cooked lasagna in my pie, with peas, gravy, and potatoes. We will not ask the calories …comfort food seems to be my weak point.
    I make home made bread, rolls, and cinnamon rolls. A Oster Bread Machine would make them easier to whip up.
    I would enjoy winning the Bread Machine by Oster. Please enter me in your giveaway that marks 7 years for your blog, congratulations!

  6. Anne says

    Thank you for asking about me! I love to cook and bake and do it nearly every day. I lurk in a lot of food blogs but rarely leave comments–I have a kind of social anxiety that even extends to the internet. Weird, I know, but there it is. I read a lot of recipes but rarely follow them to the letter, because I can’t stop myself from putting my own touch on the food I make. But I appreciate the inspiration, so thanks for that.

  7. says

    Seven years is incredible! I am so impressed by you and your blog. You are honestly such an incredible inspiration, I only hope to achieve half of what you have. And I really hope I am still able to be blogging in 7 years, I really love it!

    Congrats again!

    Oh and PS, I am loving the photo writing promts!

  8. Amy L says

    I came in 4th in a teen pageant. What’s funny about that is that I am SO not the pageant type. I’ve always hated dressing up and wearing more than a little bit of makeup.


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