Sunday, June 27, 2010

Monkey Bread

My daughter loves to cook. She asks everyday what she can help me make in the kitchen, and sometimes what I can teach her to make on her own. Today we happened to have all the ingredients for monkey bread so that's what we made. I have tried several different methods/recipes for this and I found this one here and it is definitely my favorite. Cooking it at a lower temperature for a little longer make it so that the middle doesn't end up doughy and the outside isn't over cooked. Hope that you enjoy it as much as we did!


4 cans of biscuits

1 cup sugar
1 bowl with 1 cup sugar, 2 tbsp. cinnamon mixed
1 cube butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)


Cut each biscuit into quarters. Then roll* each quarter in the Cinnamon-Sugar mix. Drop into a well greased Bunt pan. (Layer in the pecans if you choose to use the pecans) In a saucepan, combine the butter and 1 cup of sugar until it's simmers. Pour over the biscuits in the bunt pan. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes or till golden brown.

*instead of rolling each piece in the cinnamon sugar mixture I put it all in a large zip lock bag and shake it up until each piece is coated. It makes less of a mess.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ranch Cheese Ball

This can make a large cheese ball or 2 medium size.

3-8oz packages cream cheese
1 packet of ranch dip mix
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 slivered almonds

Mix cream cheese, ranch dip, and cheddar cheese together well. Roll into a ball shape and then roll in the almonds to coat the outside. Enjoy with your favorite brand of crackers.