When we gathered up in Maine one of the things that Grandma C used to make were these heavenly buns that she called pecan rolls. A promised baking of these sticky treats pretty much guaranteed that we could get Mrs. L. up to visit. When Gran passed away we all spent time sorting through her hundreds of recipes to cull out the ones we all remembered as being favourites. We swear at one point that we had this recipe, but none of us can find 'the' one. We have found recipes amongst hers labeled pecan rolls, but we can't rest assured that the recipe is 'the one'.
During the first semester in school one of the recipes we made in yeast doughs class was called Sticky buns, and other than doing them in a 9X12 pyrex dish instead of in a giant cast iron pan I thought that they were pretty darn close.
I promised myself that if I knew Mrs. L was coming to visit I would spring these on her so that she and my Mom could confer on how close or indeed how far from Grandma's they were.