I did it! I made rolls from SCRATCH... not Rhodes! Guess what? It was easy. Seriously easy. Here's the recipe.
My friend Sarah, the culinary expert, challenged me to make these rolls. They turned out pretty good, especially considering I've never made bread and I didn't allow the yeast mixture to sit for the full 15 minutes. I heard the beep of the timer but turned out it was the oven preheat timer, not the other timer... oops!
There are definitely things I need to learn still. They don't look quite right yet. But, now that I've taken the first step to overcoming my bread fear, I am open to trying other recipes. Maybe I'll find a good one that doesn't have eggs so my 2-year old can try them. But for now, I'm sticking to this one. Give it a try!