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Aug 04, 2013 - 17 comments

I'm going to post a journal that I can put recipes in, if anyone has one to share, PLEASE do so!  I'm starting with my monkey bread recipe, super easy and super yummy.  Picture is posted too!

Monkey Bread

3- 12 oz tubes refrigerated biscuit dough (or two refrig bread dough like Pilsbury's French Loaf)
1 C white sugar
2 t cinnamon
1/2 C butter
1 C packed brown sugar
(can add raisins or walnuts/pecans, anything you please)

1.  Preheat oven to 350.  Grease/spray either a bundt pan or tube pan (smaller batches I use a deep pie pan)

2.  Combine sugar and cinnamon and put in bag.  Cut biscuits into quarters (or bread into about 2x2 pieces).  Shake and coat WELL the pieces of dough in the sugar mixture.  Put coated pieces into pan, touching each other.  If using raisins or nuts, put those among the dough pieces.

3.  In pan, melt butter then add brown sugar, stirring until dissolved and warm (medium heat, only takes a minute or two).  Boil for about a minute (stirring occasionally, it will burn).  Pour over top of dough pieces.

4.  Bake uncovered at 350 for about 30-35 min.  Let bread cool IN pan then turn out onto a plate.  Pull apart to eat, no cutting needed!  


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by specialmom, Aug 04, 2013
Awesome Nursegirl!!  I had/have that crock pot one.  I'll be happy to post here and take some from here to try as well.  I'd forgotten about monkey bread!  My boys will love this.  I'm going to make it this week!

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by nursegirl6572, Aug 04, 2013
I know, there are a few people with awesome recipe journals.  I've made several dishes from yours that were amazing!  

Monkey bread is SOOO yummy.  I'll have to try to contain myself so my family at least gets some!  ;0)

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by renae176, Aug 29, 2013
anyone have a good recipe for banana bread

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by specialmom, Sep 09, 2013
hey, you tried out your monkey bread again Saturday.  still delish?  I need to make this and tis the season for some yummy bread!

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by nursegirl6572, Sep 09, 2013
It was YUMMY!!!!  :0)

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by hopeitworks, Sep 09, 2013
Ladies Im making the pork chops tonight cant wait to try!!!

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by Heather8448, Sep 09, 2013
my sister makes this its soo YUM!

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by Heather8448, Sep 09, 2013
Banana Bread muffins 2  Sticks Butter Softened
1 1/2 c   Sugar
1 c  Dark Brown Sugar
2  Large Eggs
1 c  Whole Milk
1/2 c  Sour Cream
2 t  Vanilla Extract
1 t  Almond Extract
6  Over Ripened Medium Bananas
4 c  All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 t  Baking Soda
1 1/2 t Baking Powder
3/4 t  Fine Grain Sea Salt
1  1/4 t  Ground Cinnamon
1/8 t  Ground Ginger
12 oz  Toasted Black Walnut Pieces
           or Toasted Pecan Pieces
1 c  Dark Brown Sugar (for tops)
OPTIONAL:  1 1/2 c  Dark Chocolate Chips

1.  Prepare ahead and use very ripe and black spotted Bananas, the kind that fruit flies swarm and allow the Butter and Eggs to come to room temperature.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare Muffin pans with Cupcake papers.  This makes about 20-22 large Muffins or 30 regular sized Muffins.

2.  In a large mixing bowl with a hand held mixer or the bowl of a KitchenAid Mixer using the paddle attachment cream the Butter, Sugar and 1 c Dark Brown Sugar for 4 minutes.  It will look grainy.  

3.  To this bowl, add the 2 Eggs, Milk, Sour Cream, Vanilla and Almond Extracts and mix until well incorporated, about 2 minutes.

4.  In a separate bowl, using a hand mixer, mix the Bananas until uniform and mushy, about 2 minutes.

5.  Add the Bananas to the other bowl and mix well into the mixture.

6. In a large bowl using a rubber spatula, mix well the Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Sea Salt, Cinnamon and Ground Ginger.  Then sift this mixture over the wet ingredients.  Mix for about 1 minute using a hand mixer.
TIP:  To toast the Walnut pieces (or Pecan pieces) place in a dry skillet over medium heat on the stove top and stir very frequently until the begin to brown and become fragrant.  Watch very closely because they can burn quickly.

7.  Add the Toasted Walnut Pieces or Pecans and fold in well.  If you are adding the optional Dark Chocolate Chips, add them now.  I recommend Ghirardelli 60% Cocoa Bittersweet Chocolate Chips because they taste Amazing and are affordable.  Of course, if you have a block of Valrhona Chocolate around use it chopped into chunks.  No one will complain.

8.  Fill the Muffin cups 3/4 full and then sprinkle the tops with 1 c Dark Brown Sugar evenly divided and place in a preheated 375 degree oven on center rack. Rotate the pans 1/2 way through cooking time.  For large Muffins bake for 24-30 minutes or until the tops are browned and a tooth picks come out clean.  For regular sized Muffins bake for 20-25 minutes.  For traditional Banana Bread loaves, divide into two large loaf pans and bake for 40-50 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean and tops are evenly browned.  Your house will smell AMAZING while this bakes.  Allow to cool in the pan.

TIP:  For an even bigger butt:  Make a layered dessert by slicing Banana Bread Muffins and layering them with Grandma's Banana Pudding Recipe and topping with Homemade Whipped Cream for another delicious end to a meal.

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by nursegirl6572, Sep 09, 2013
Thanks Heather, that sounds great!  I will definitely try that one, I LOVE Nanny Bread!  :0)

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by Heather8448, Sep 09, 2013
Have you ever had cucumber sandwiches, half them then hollow out 2 cucumbers  put in meat cheese toppings close them!! Its so good carb free!!

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by Heather8448, Sep 17, 2013
Heres a good game day one I thought of you :P
• 2 pound(s) (85-percent lean) ground beef
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 2 clove(s) garlic, finely chopped
• 2 tablespoon(s) chili powder
• 1 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
• Black pepper
• 1 can(s) (28-ounce) diced tomatoes
• 1 can(s) (8-ounce) tomato sauce
• 1 cup(s) low-sodium beef broth
• 1/2 teaspoon(s) Tabasco sauce
• 1 can(s) (15 1/2-ounce) kidney beans, rinsed
• 1 can(s) (4-ounce) diced green chiles, drained
• 3 cup(s) corn chips, such as Fritos
• 4 scallions, finely chopped
• 4 ounce(s) extra-sharp Cheddar, grated

1. Cook the beef in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Spoon off and discard any excess fat.
2. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the chili powder, flour, cumin and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
3. Add the tomatoes (and their juices), tomato sauce, beef broth and Tabasco and simmer until the mixture has thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Add the beans and chiles to the skillet and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, heat the broiler. Transfer the meat mixture to a 2-quart broiler-proof baking dish. Top with the corn chips and sprinkle with the scallions and cheese. Broil until the cheese melts and is beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.

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by ricart70, Sep 17, 2013
You left out the part of the recipe that says how much monkey meat to put in......Oh well I guess I will just use a cup or a cup and a half  

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by Heather8448, Sep 17, 2013

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by EvolverU, Sep 17, 2013
At last....The much talked about 'Monkey Bread'. I felt so lost....for so long. Thanks for both the recipes & the photo! (Didn't have a clue except for the primate meat. -- Well, that's how Ric always told me his Grandma made it. [have I been taken in? AGAIN?])

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by ricart70, Sep 17, 2013
Marmoset actually makes for a more tender and satisfying final product

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by nursegirl6572, Sep 17, 2013
Marmoset actually makes for a more tender and satisfying final product

Say WHAT?  ;0)

Thanks for the recipes Heather!  I'll definitely try them!  The cucumber thing, I've seen similar recipes with zucchini but never cucumbers.  

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by EvolverU, Sep 17, 2013
The Pic does look nice, NG! Thanks! (& Marmoset - free, you say!?)

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