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!
What do you need for the ultimate in down home cookin’ and comfort food? How about mozzarella cheese… check! Bacon… check! Biscuits… check! Deep fried… Checkedy check check check! This may be the greatest quick to make comfort food the world has ever known. That may be overstating it a little, but you get the idea. These Cheesy Bacon Bombs are “da bomb”. Perhaps these delicious things should come with a Surgeon General’s Warning that they may be hazardous to your health.
They will go straight to your already partially blocked arteries. They will, however, make your taste buds so so very happy. It’s worth the trade off. If high cholesterol is not a concern for you, fry on sister! I’m betting they will work in the oven too. If you try baking them, add your results to the comments below. Can you say party appetizer? Since we are talking bacon… here are a few other bacon appetizers worth checking out.
Are you a big fan of Halloween? Trick or treating, cute costumes, caramel apples, crisp fall air. It’s not my favorite holiday but I do enjoy it. Especially all of the yummy treats. I love food! This video from Jumble Joy has three DIY treats that are quite freaky to look at but delightful to eat! I hope I get the chance to make them this year.
The best thing about these snacks is that they can be eaten all year long. What kid wouldn’t want a scary apple creature after school? True, the pumpkins and spider snacks are more Halloween specific but that doesn’t mean these treats should only be made once a year. Lol. The apple animals are my favorite. Which is yours?
Here are some more fun/gross things you should think about making this year. Ewwww. Parenting has a whole roundup of foods that will make your kids jump for joy.
I love Coke! It’s my favorite. If it was acceptable to drink soda at eight in the morning I might replace my morning coffee with it. As it stands, I wait until after lunch to indulge in sugary caffeinated beverages. That doesn’t mean that I can’t start looking for recipes to cook with for later in the day. These yummy Coca-Cola Chicken Wings are going to be one of the first recipes that I try!
They look too good to pass up! Make them for your next tailgate party and people will be talking wings and not touchdowns. (Americans eat more than a billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday.) The secret ingredient in these wings is Coke! Yum! It’s all the sugar that makes it so delicious! Here are some other tasty recipes using Cola. Check out the pulled pork! The ham, the ribs, the cake. Delicious.
The King of Random comes to us again with another great idea. This recipe for edible stackable Legos is amazingly simple and can be completed with just corn syrup, gelatin and a box of Jello. You will need a mold, which can be just about anything, various fun ice cube trays work best. You should watch the accompanying video to get great instructions.
I’m thinking Lego themed birthday party for the little ones. Of course, as much as I love Legos, this theme may just be my own selfish desire to have a Lego themed party. I’ll admit, I was once Zack the Lego Maniac for Halloween. He even had a way to make the Lego blocks stackable. So, go build yourself the gummy Lego castle of your dreams. Uh, the gummy Lego castle in the dreams of your 5 year old child that is.
Here is everything else you need to throw the perfect Lego party. Fun!
Do you love your family? Yes, of course! I love them but do I like sharing my food with them? True love is sharing your popcorn. Oh wow! If that’s the case then every movie night is a bit of a struggle. Lol. Just kidding! But I do love my popcorn. Nom nom nom. Little Things has a fun new (and healthy) way to make it that you should try out. I know that I will.
This is a microwave DIY. It’s fast, simple, and so much healthier than bagged popcorn. Gather up some popcorn kernels, butter, a plate, and a bowl. (And you need to have a microwave that works. That rules me out!) This takes about 3 minutes to make and looks quite yummy. The best popcorn in the world is movie theater. It’s also the most unhealthy. A large movie theater without butter is over 1,000 calories! How much is it with butter?! Check it out the article here.
How many BBQs have you been to so far this summer? Let’s see…one, two, three, four. Then there is the one next weekend and the birthday party that’s coming up…they’re just a delicious part of summer. Oh glorious summer, how I love thee. The fourth of July one that I went to had ribs, brisket, and bacon wrapped filet mignon. One thing that it didn’t have were bacon meatballs. I’m going to make these for the next one! Cross my heart!
Are you going to try these? Don’t they look delish? I have everything for making these and I’m guessing if you’ve even made burgers that you do too! What do you think about subbing pulled pork? Ohh heaven help my waistline. No matter what you make them/stuff them with they’ll be tasty. Maybe some cheese? Remember those filet mignons wrapped in bacon? Try them after making the meatballs! Here’s the recipe.
It was 103 this last Sunday. That’s a little warm for my blood. Today it’s 81 which is just about perfect. It’s hot enough to be summer with popsicles, flip flops, and barbeques but it’s cool enough that I won’t get heat stroke or melt like one of those delicious popsicles that I love so much. Another summer treat that I am looking forward to trying this year is drunken grapes. They’re perfect for warm weather!
Drunken grapes are grapes that have had a long wine and sugar bath and a nice nap in the freezer. Don’t they sound refreshing? Gather up 2 cups of white wine, ½ cup sugar, and 2 ½ cups green grapes. These will be a hit at your next party! Cross my heart! Speaking of drunken fruit, you need to try this vodka infused watermelon. It’s super easy to make! Be sure to drink/eat responsible this summer!
Here’s the link to all the mouthwatering instructions…
Watermelon is the perfect summer treat. It’s wonderful for hot days and picnics. So refreshing! The only downside of this tasty treat is that eating it can get a little messy with juices dripping down everywhere. Let’s learn a new way for cutting watermelon today. Cutting it into strips is user friendly, keeps hands and faces from getting sticky, and not one bite gets wasted!
That sounds like a win to me. Take your watermelon and cut it in half. Then take that half and cut vertically and horizontally. Tada! No more waste and each little piece pulls out in a cute little strip. I think this would look cute on a cake stand.
I am so going to do this! Another one of my watermelon goals is to carve an animal. Someday. Check out this video. It shows how to make ‘easy’ watermelon animals. Think you could pull one off? Let me know how it goes!
I love eating out. The food just seems to taste so much better. Probably because it’s full of delicious butter and cream or fried to perfection. Yum! Outback Steakhouse has one of favorite but unhealthy appetizers, the bloomin onion. There are ways to DIY at home that are healthier but they still involve batter and frying. Here is alternative, more healthy way to make one. It’s baked and not fried.
This recipe calls for an onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and optional salt and pepper. I have all of those things already! The tutorial shows how to peel and cut the onion so that when it bakes (25-35 minutes at 425 degrees) you will have a lovely, edible onion flower.
An onion flower would be an attractive and healthy appetizer to serve at your next party. As would these ones from All You. So Good! Check out the Vidalia Onion Tarts.