Have you heard of monkey bread? Delicious! It’s sweet and easy to make. Pillsbury biscuits, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and cinnamon. There is a savory version of this dish as well. A pizza version. The Thrifty Couple has a delicious video recipe that will make your mouth water. You will be so happy that I am featuring this here today. I bet you will be famished after watching it. I know that I am.
This tasty treat is so simple to make! You need Pillsbury pizza crust, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, pepperoni, minced garlic (or garlic powder/salt), olive oil, italian seasoning, a bundt pan, an oven pre heated to 350, and an appetite for something delicious. Also, don’t forget the marinara or your favorite dipping sauce. This is the simplest thing I’ve seen in awhile.
It turns out that there are many variations on Monkey Bread. Each one more delicious than the last. Simply Southern Baking was nice enough to gather them all up in one place for us!
Harlequin ice cream, most commonly known as Neapolitan ice cream, is made up of blocks of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream side by side in the same container. Yum. It’s not my favorite but I do enjoy it every now and again. One thing that I’ve never had before is Neapolitan cake, and I most definetly have never had or even heard of a checkerboard cake. But now that I have, I will have to try it someday!
Cookies Cupcakes And Cardio has just such a cake. I love that it is a mountain high! I’ll eat it all. You need three cakes, three colored frosting, and three colored candies for decorations. (I bet you can guess the flavors and colors. Lol.) You also need to be sure you have cookie cutters. This looks super fun, delicious, and time consuming. Here is a link to the blog if you aren’t much of a visual learner and need a step by step guide like me.
Here is another checkerboard cake that you will love. It is so bright and colorful and it makes me happy just to look at. It feels like summer and you will need to make it someday.
Check out this delicious no-bake birthday cake. It’s made of my favorite things. Oreos and Cool Whip! Another thing I love about it? It’s quick and easy. It’s a no-bake! This video from Little things will have your mouth watering in seconds! To make this tasty treat you will need cool whip, chocolate pudding mix, Oreos, mini M&Ms, and chocolate chips. That sounds delicious. I love all of those ingredients on their own and adding them together sounds like a sure fire win! I bet it would be good with all different kinds of pudding, not just chocolate!
Watch the video below and follow this link to find the written instructions. Here are some other no-bake cake recipes that you should seriously check out. I’m thinking I’ll make the strawberry and graham cracker one this weekend. We have friends coming over for brunch. After that I think I’ll make the Kahlua one.
Many days breakfast must be eaten on the run. I am that person who will hit my snooze button again and again until it is necessary to get up and go. That extra few minutes of sleep often means I don’t have time to eat anything other than a bowl of cereal, instant oatmeal, or yogurt. If I am really late, I don’t even have time for that. Maybe a granola bar. I’m sure a few of you can relate.
What if you were to have a scrumptious meal of eggs potatoes and bacon you can eat as you run out the door? This is that recipe. All it takes is tater tots, eggs, bacon, cheese and your favorite salsa (or whatever topping you like best on your eggs). Wow, this is so delicious and healthy. Give the recipe a try and tell me what you think. Thanks Little things! Get more details on how to make here. And be sure to watch the video. Here are some other speedy breakfast recipes worth checking out.
Pumpkin spice and everything nice. That’s what fall is made of. One thing the world loves about fall is Starbucks pumpkin spiced lattes. The only problem with those delicious beverages is that they can add up. I think a Tall is $2.85. Yikes. It’s a good thing you can make your own version of this tasty coffee at home. So excited to try this simple recipe featured at Little Things.
Apparently not everything that goes into the store bought drink is healthy for you. Not that it will keep me from drinking it but in case you were wondering. This DIY only takes 4 ingredients! Go get some sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and a pot of coffee! (The stronger the better!)
Candy! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…The number one candy holiday is fast approaching. Halloween has long since blown Valentine’s Day out of the water with sweets sales. 90 million pounds of chocolate are sold during this haunting week alone. $1.9 billion is spent on Halloween candy each year! I think it’s safe to say that there are other out there that love candy as much as I do. How about some DIY candy this year? Not for the Trick or Treaters but for you and yours. Learn how to make rock candy with this fun tutorial from Jumble Joy.
Rock candy is delicious and a fun science experiments you can do with your kiddos. You need wooden skewers, water, sugar, clothespins, and mason jars. Food coloring makes it look especially tasty too. I have everything I need to make these except the clothes pins. Boo. So close! Looking for some fun statistics on Halloween? Did you know that there will be 41.1 million trick or treaters this year? Or that Halloween is the 6th most popular Hallmark holiday? Lean more about this ghoulish holiday here.
Jolly Ranchers. Yum! One of my favorite candies. I have never thought about using them to flavor a vodka. If skittles can be used, why not this hard candy? This looks like a tasty adult beverage that I would be on board with sampling. Looks like it would be the perfect thing to bring to a holiday party. There are lots of those coming up!
Each flavor that you make takes 12 pieces of candy. You add them to a bottle, top off with vodka, cap it, and refrigerate for 24 hours. The candy dissolves and your flavored vodka is ready to go. My favorite flavors are watermelon and grape. I would start with those two. Yum! What the heck, I’ll make them all!
Here are some amazing party drinks. Perfect for your new vodka! I’ve made number 11 for a halloween party before. Disgusting to look at but pretty tasty.
Yum! I love candy corn. It is one of the best things about Halloween. Hooray for seasonal candy. I’d have cavities if it was available all the year long. (I have enough trouble with sugary goodness as it is.) I was also love fudge. That’s available all year long but I tend to think of it as a holiday treat too. (Christmas is coming!) This video from About.com shows how to make delicous candy corm fudge using just 4 ingredients and a microwave. And in just minutes!
To make this extremely delicious (and rich) treat you will need 1 can of white frosting, 2 cups of white chocolate chips, yellow and orange food coloring, and ½ cup of candy corn. Again, yum! Sugar, sugar, sugar!
Here are some other fudge recipes you should hang onto come holiday season. Thanks Buzzfeed for the delicious roundup. Two thumbs way way up for the almond joy fudge. The salted caramel looks tasty too.
Ok. Meatloaf in a mug. I’m not to sure how I feel about this idea. Meatloaf is a temperamental dish. Either you love it or you hate it. (I love my mom’s and my own but the rest of the the recipes…) Quick and tasty treats in the microwave are the best. Don’t you think?
This recipe from Little Things shows how you can have instant meatloaf in your favorite mug. In just 3 minutes (plus 10 or so of prep time). Thoughts? I do like single serve… make this and let me know how it goes! I’m a little afraid to try a new meatloaf recipe but I’ll give it a go if you swear by it. Get the recipe and ‘how-to’ here.
I am afraid of the Thanksgiving turkey. It is the main dish and if you ruin it, you ruin the whole meal. I did that once many, many, many years ago and have been terrified ever since. I’ve even had horrid nightmares. Last year the turkey was perfect. I was so proud of myself. I brined it to perfection. This year I might try something else.
The secret to the perfect turkey? It must be fully thawed. (And that can take a while. More than a day sometimes.) The other secret? Watch this video from Chowhound to learn how to cook and season it to perfection. Yum! (Guess what? This recipe calls for a lot of butter!) Martha Stewart has a fabulous brining recipe. I can’t find the one that I used last year but this one looks just as good. And very similar.