When Stephanie Miller was a little girl, her grandmother would delight her with freshly baked butterhorns. The fluffy pastries were the old Midwestern matriarch’s specialty. Stephanie learned how to make butterhorns just like her grandmother, measuring amounts of butter, kneading dough, and carefully rolling them into their signature crescent shape with her tiny hands until she learned the trick exactly. Butterhorns symbolized family love to Stephanie, and their creation kept her in the kitchen where she continued learning new ways to delight her family herself. Many Midwestern grandmas such as Stephanie’s have seen that their families are well-cared for in a similar fashion, with small protégés under their arms to carry the fire on for them for long to come.