Pinterest Creation – Mini Garlic Monkey Bread


When we have a family get together, no one says “well I’ll make the garlicbread.”  Someone always forgets to bring the rolls, and they are always just the plain butter rolls that you throw into the oven for 7 minutes and eat…and not to mention, these 7 minute rolls always end up forgotten, and burnt.  So, this year I was determined to have good bread!  I found this wonderfully easy recipe on Pinterest (by Crumbs and Chaos), and added it to my “What-I-Want-To-Make” Wednesday post.  I’m happy to say, I made it!  It was so delicious.  My aunt was convinced that it was a copy cat Red Lobster recipe, but I will let you be the judge of that.

Mini Garlic Monkey Bread

Ingredients

2 (7.5 oz) cans buttermilk biscuits
6 tablespoons butter, melted
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling on top
non-stick cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Lightly grease a 2 – 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
3. Cut each biscuit into quarters and place into a bowl.
4. Combine butter, garlic, parsley and 1/4 cup of permesan cheese.  Pour over biscuits.
5. Place 3-4 pieces in each muffin tin (remember, these will expand so don’t put too many in there).
6. Sprinkle with additional permesan cheese.
7. Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden.

To keep mine warm on the way to my family’s house, I wrapped them in tin foil, placed them in a towel in a bowl.  I then covered them up again with another towel.  They actually stayed considerably warm for about an hour.

garlic– I hope you enjoyed my post!  Let me know if you try these delicious little suckers.  Maybe they will taste like Red Lobster rolls to you too!  Feel free to pin this recipe. –

Healthy Bread


What is healthy bread?

I’ve recently started to eliminate all unhealthy foods from my diet, and replacing them with healthier options.  I’ve gotten rid of sodas (completely…no more “one a day” bull), Reese’s Blast (my Kryptonite), and chocolate chip poptarts.  I’ve replaced these unhealthy foods with water and lemon, fruit&yogurt parfaits, and turkey bacon and eggs.  Now I’m on a mission to find the healthiest breads.  I’ve gathered a few tips to help you out and broke them down into two simple rules.

  1. DO NOT EAT WHITE BREAD

– Simple enough right?  I know it is hard to resist.  White breads are much more delicious when dunking into a bowl of soup.  White breads should be given to children only because they have a hard time digesting the fibers in the healthier options.

  1. KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHOLE WHEAT BREAD AND WHOLE GRAIN BREAD

– These bread companies like to trick us.  They will make a piece of “wheat” bread but technically is only white bread with a splash of wheat in it.  Beware of these types of breads.  Focus on those that mention wheat as the first ingredient.  Only trust a whole wheat bread when it says “100% whole wheat” and on the back, the first ingredient listed is whole wheat.

– Whole grain bread should contain the bran, germ, and endosperm.  For it to be considered whole it must have all three of these.  A true whole grain will be high in fiber so look for bread that has at least 3 grams of fiber per SLICE.

The most simple way to ensure that you are getting a healthy bread is by looking at the ingredients and picking the one that has whole wheat as the first ingredient.

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