Don't get me wrong. I am not against the occasional extravagant meal or decadent dessert: "Moderation in all things, including moderation." But our food culture in the United States seems to be fueled by the desire for complete satiety at the every meal, supersized portions for every entree, and the substitution of platters for dinner plates at restaurants. Even worse, we're often getting quantity but not quality. I will confess you having baked some very large caramel pecan rolls in my day, but they were, after all, homemade, and make them only once or twice a year! I'm more likely to serve the brethren a healthy multigrain bread for breakfast.
Okay, enough ranting. Let's just try to stem the tide of culinary mediocrity and caloric excess, one roll at a time.