Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread

Success! I actually completed my first ever Pinterest Challenge! I joined a bit late, so I only had a weekend to make it so I made food. Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread.. Tasty. I actually ate some for breakfast. It’s pull-apart so I couldn’t eat too big of a piece ;)

It was pretty simple to make, I’m not sure if I’ll make it again though.. I bit too white-bread-y and dry for me.. Maybe I just didn’t have enough garlic or butter! If I do make it again, I’m going to at least double those.. If I’m to splurge on fat calories, I’m going to splurge on the fat calories – you know? The Pastry Affair version that I pinned, used a bundt pan, which I don’t have, so I used a baking dish. Worked fine. We dipped in oil and balsamic.. yummy :)

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The Pinterest Challenge

I love Pinterest. Like most people who have succumbed to it’s charms, I can literally spend hours browsing through cool things that people have found via the world wide web. I have a “Make This” board which has all the crafty/sewing-related things that I want to make. Or use as inspiration to make. There is also an “Eat This” board, which, you guessed it, I want to eat. Actually, make and then eat.

I pin all these things with the best of intentions.. I really do plan on making these things. The problem is, I never do! That where the Lovebumps Pinterest Challenge comes in! Lovebumps blog, along with other bloggers aptly called the PinAddicts, has decided to challenge bloggers around the world to actually make things from their boards and then post it on the first Monday of the month. Since that is only 4 days away, I thought I would make something edible. It’s Gavin’s birthday tomorrow as well, so if I make him something off my board that’s two birds with one pin-shaped stone!

Since I have been fairly obsessed with the no-knead bread that hit the web about two years ago, I am going with bread. Monkey bread. Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread to be specific. And this is the very specific Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread:

Mmmm… It’s from The Pastry Affair and damn.. I could eat that whole thing myself. Right now.

So come on! Join in!

Dinner Party

Tonight Gavin and I are having 2 friends over for dinner tonight so sorry for the lack of content… I decided to make my very easy dinner (slow cooked beef) much more complicated by making Apple Pie Cookies from Smitten Kitchen. It was my first time making pie dough from scratch, by hand, but I tasted the “mistake” cookie and it was good! Let’s see what the others think… If it passes the test, I might make them for Thanksgiving! Woohoo!

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