Friday, September 24, 2010

Easy Monkey Bread

When I first heard of Monkey bread, I thought the name was kinda silly.  And no, it is not made out of monkeys. lol. My mom told about this recipe, and that my grandma and great-grandma used to make this from scatch. I chose to go the easy way and use aready made dough. So I hope you enjoy this sweet, monkey bread as much I do.


3/4 cup granulated sugar (white sugar)
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cans (7.5oz Ea) refrigerated biscuits (I used pillsbury)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
non stick spray

preheat oven to 350

Spray a 12 cup bundt cake pan

Mix granulated sugar and cinnamon

Cut each biscuit into 4's

 Place pieces into sugar and cinnamon mixure and toss to coat

Add butter and brown sugar in a bowl. Stir til combined.

Add coated biscuits to the pan and pour butter mixure over them

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown

This bread is delicious served warm with a side of vanilla ice cream. Mmmmm so good!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Turkeys in a Blanket

1 can (8oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
4 Turkey hot dogs
4 cheese singles


Heat oven to 375. Unroll crescent roll dough, separate into 8 triangles. Cut each triangles lengthwise in half.

Cut each hot dog lengthwise in half, then cut each piece crosswise in half.

Cut each piece of cheese into 4 strips.

Place 1 hot dog piece and 1 cheese strip  at the wider end of the dough triangle, and roll it up.

Be sure to place the end piece, down on the baking sheet.

Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.

This was a simple recipe that you can make on your own. Well if you are not to handy with a knife, use a plastic one or ask an adult for help. Also ask help with the oven. Enjoy those dogs!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rainbow Toast

 My favorite part about making this snack, was the painting and of course eating it. I have never painting on my food before so this was really fun. It is a simple recipe that you can do yourself, no oven involved. I hope you enjoy this treat as much as I did. Enjoy eating your art!


1/2 cup milk
4 cups or small bowls
food coloring (4 different colors)
1 or 2 slices of bread
4 small, clean paintbrushes
Butter or margarine (optional)


Divide milk among four cups or bowls

Stir a few drops of food coloring into each bowl or cup to make 4 different colors of "paint"

With paintbrushes, paint fun designs on the slice of bread

 Pop it in the toaster
(Be sure to put it on the lightest tempeture)

When the toast is ready, add some butter if you like,
and enjoy!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sweet Chips

I really don't like tortillas, but my big sister Jasmine loves them! She can eat them plain, with cheese and now with cinnamon sugar and honey yogurt dip. But now I can say I will eat them made like this, they are delicious. So if you don't really like tortillas, try this and you may just have a change of mind.

First you must wash your hands
Use warm water and soap, washing back, front and under your nails
You will need:

5 flour tortillas
cooking spray
cinnamon sugar
1/2 cup plain yogurt
                                                                    1 tablespoon honey

Preheat oven to 400

Cut tortillas into fourths using scissors or a pizza wheel
Arrange tortillas on a baking sheet and lightly spray with cooking spray
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
(my favorite part)

Bake for 6 to 8 minutes
Get an adult to help if you need to

The Dip
Mix together the 1/2 cup of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of honey in a small bowl
And sprinkle a little cinnamon on top of the dip
Once they are ready to come out of the oven, ask an adult to help. Place them on a large plate with the dip in the center. Serve warm.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Even though I did get a little stomach ache because I ate to many. (smile)

Oh yeah, don't forget to wash your dishes!