Thursday, November 21, 2013


So it's actually cold enough I can bake and not die from heating up the house! 

First up was monkey bread.

This is a kid favorite, and so easy!
Canned biscuits cut up mixed with a cube of butter, and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar (white or brown or mixed).  Bake at 375 I stirred it when it started to brown to bake more evenly.  

Then I tried a Pinterest idea.  

Jam filled crescent rolls with powered sugar icing.

Look goods.

This is what the pan looked like.

Lost a lot of jelly.  

But again simple.
Canned crescent rolls, lay out spread jam then roll up as usual.  Bake as can directs.  Scrap off pan then cool a few mins and add icing ( water and powered sugar).  Older kids loved them.  But messy!  I will try again with other stuff like cream cheese.

Today for lunch I wanted to make grilled cheese but didn't want to on stove so I tried a post from Pinterest again. 

 It said you can bake them by stacking a cookie sheet on top.  I sprayed inside of big pan laid out bread, cheese and bread and sprayed bottom or smaller pan.  Baked at 350 for like 10minutes.  Worked great insides melted out side crispy!   

I might try 400 next time as the hotter corner browned.

Tune in again to see what's up next.  Maybe pies for Thanks Giving or another fun desert.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas is coming!!

I need to start my annual Christmas gift make-a-thon.

This year:

5 Fleece pants
5 Pillow cases
12 small rice bags
4 big rice bags

A super cute Christmas skirt for the cutest baby niece
Bed pockets for nephew
New wallet for my sister

Purse, glass case, change purse for daughter
Duffle bag for middle son for dance and sports
Side bed pockets for youngest
20 + loaves of bread for teacher gifts to go with homemade jam