Here's a great (and very easy!) recipe for homemade yeast rolls. They're great because they're soft and slightly sweet, and easy because they start out in a bread machine, so it does all the hard work. I got this recipe from my niece-in-law (is that what you call your nephew's wife?), who is truly a wonderful cook.
1/2 c warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1/2 c warm milk
1/3 c butter, softened
1/3 c sugar
1 tsp salt
3 3/4 c unbleached flour
1 (25 oz) pkg dry yeast
3 tbsp butter, melted
Place water, milk, egg, 1/3 c 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.
When cycle finishes, shape into 3-inch round dinner rolls and place on greased cookie sheet. Cover with kitchen towel and put in a warm place to rise 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Immediately upon taking them out of the oven, brush tops with the 3 tbsp melted butter.