I was fortunate enough to have a great Home Economics teacher in junior high. (Mrs. Martin at Chatom.) When I was in high school I took a Foods class that taught me more about cooking than I ever learned at home. Everyone at the time was shocked that I did so well in the class since I had never before demonstrated any skill in the kitchen. (I think I even received a proficiency award for the class.) I loved these kinds of classes and I'm really disappointed that they don't offer classes like this anymore. People need to learn basic home economics and the everyday skills that are taught in these classes. I refer to these as "life-skills" classes and I really think kids are missing out. One of the things I learned in my Foods class was how to make cinnamon rolls. I know, I know... not really rocket science but by learning how to make these treats I also learned how to handle yeast dough and make bread. Since I was feeling a bit nostalgic the last couple of days (having the kids home for the holiday) I decided to give it a try. I have to admit I did rely on my bread maker to prep the dough for me since it's probably too cold in the house for bread to rise and I wouldn't have to knead it. They were pretty good (I over cooked them a bit) but the best part is always the smell.