Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread Bites


Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread Bites www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

I am a sweet person, but you knew that from my baking blog didn’t you?  But I am also, a CHEESE person. Camembert, Double Cream Brie, English Cheddar.. oh god cheese is so good. Nothing beats coming home after a long day and having some delicious cheese on crackers, buttered crackers of course. Have you ever tried the Extraordinary Cheddar from Trader Joe’s? It’s a blend of Parmesan and White Cheddar!! I mean really though how amazing!!! Seriously at my house we go through blocks on blocks of that cheese. IF you have never tried it go to TJ’s NOW!!  Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread Bites www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

 

I also love cheesey bread. You do too. Who doesn’t? Crazy people!! So it was natural for me to adore this bread. Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread Bites. Perfection. Popable Perfection. Perfect for a Party. I’ll stop with the “p’s” now.

Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread Bites www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

These are so easy to make. Start with Pillsbury biscuits cut them into thirds, flatten to discs, add cheesey mixture and extra cheese of course, pinch together then roll in butter and sprinkle with more cheese and if you are feeling frisky add some pepperoni inside! Bake till golden brown and devour. You could totally make these like pizza bites and have a marinara sauce to dip but I just enjoyed the cheeeeeesy bread


Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread Bites www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread Bites

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 17 minutes

Yield: 30

Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread Bites

Ingredients

    Cream Filling
  • 8oz cream cheese, at room temp.
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Dough
  • 2 Cans Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits (5 biscuits each)
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 cups Italian Blend Cheese (Parmesan, Asiago)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • Pepperoni, optional

Instructions

  1. In a bowl of an electric mixer beat cream cheese for two minutes and add in garlic and basil. Mix until fully combined then fold in cheese. Set bowl aside.
  2. In a medium bowl mix mozzarella and italian cheese blend.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a mini muffin pan.
  4. Cut biscuits into thirds.Flatten each third of biscuit into a disc shape. Using a 1/2 tsp spoon scoop a dollop of cream cheese mixture onto disc, press cream cheese part of biscuit into the bowl of cheese. Then pinch the dough closed and roll ball to completely enclose. Repeat with all discs.
  5. Place melted butter in a bowl. Place dough ball quickly in butter then place in prepared muffin tin, one ball to one muffin slot. Sprinkle more cheese on if desired.
  6. Bake 16-19 minutes, until golden brown. Some balls will open up showing the gooey cheese, this is normal. Let cool for 5 minutes then devour!
http://confessionsofabakingqueen.com/cheesy-garlic-monkey-bread-bites/

Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread Bites www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

Continue Reading

Football or Football time with Digiorno #gametimegoodies #shop #cbias

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #GameTimeGoodies, #shop, #cbias

Football or Football Time with Digiorno Pizza & Homemade Ranch #GameTimeGoodies, #shop, #cbias

My dad is a big fan of football AND football. You see having an English background I use the word football when I am talking about soccer AND American football. That’s usually how I distinguish it anyways football or American football.

Football or Football Time with Digiorno Pizza & Homemade Ranch #GameTimeGoodies, #shop, #cbias

That’s part of growing up with English parents in America, I often joke to Americans that I can translate between the two languages English and American that is! Boot= trunk, liquidizer=blender, I cannot be bothered= I don’t care, crisps=chips, chips= french fries, Aborigine= eggplant… you get the point.

Football or Football Time with Digiorno Pizza & Homemade Ranch #GameTimeGoodies, #shop, #cbias

One thing that doesn’t change between continents… pizza. I love pizza, it is my GO TO dinner. Whether it’s at home or out to eat. How the heck can anyone not like pizza? My favorite pizza to make at home? Digorno! Seriously I don’t know how many basketball games I have sat through for the sole purpose of being able to eat pizza. Pepperoni Pizza that is.. with ranch. Perfection!!

I am so sad San Francisco lost and so did New England but at least for the big game I will still have pizza. LOL The only reason I go to sport parties… the food!

Football or Football Time with Digiorno Pizza & Homemade Ranch #GameTimeGoodies, #shop, #cbias

I used the four cheese pizza and added some tomatoes on top. I love the four cheese, cuz well its more cheese! But I adore Digorno Pepperoni Pizza especially because the pepperoni’s are cut nice and thick. You really taste them. I HATE thin sliced pepperoni. You know what else is great about Digorno? The sauce, its got so much flavor and for people who are pathetic like me- the sauce is almost a little bit spicy.

Football or Football Time with Digiorno Pizza & Homemade Ranch #GameTimeGoodies, #shop, #cbias

PS doesn’t Wednesday (aka my sister) look so exited for some pizza. That’s because we are a family of foodies, we can’t get enough pizza in our lives!

This may be a sponsored post but Digorno Pizza is the ONLY store-bought pizza I use, ever! Have been doing so for years, because it truly is delicious.

Football or Football Time with Digiorno Pizza & Homemade Ranch #GameTimeGoodies, #shop, #cbias

I shop at Wal-Mart for two things food and makeup. Seriously, the amount of chocolate chips, eyeliner, heavy cream and mascara I buy from Wal-Mart is not normal. But then again I am not normal 😉

Football or Football Time with Digiorno Pizza & Homemade Ranch #GameTimeGoodies, #shop, #cbiasq

I make homemade ranch to go along with my Digiorno pizza.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped chives
  • 1-4 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup real mayo
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. In a food processor or blender combine all ingredients until fully combined. Store in an air tight container in fridge.

Notes

I LOVE garlic so I use more than the average person, hence 1-4 tbsp.

http://confessionsofabakingqueen.com/football-or-football-time-with-digiorno/

Continue Reading

Rosa lasagna

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Barilla, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JoytotheTable  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. Rosa Lasagna www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

I love lasagna. I have fond memories of begging for lasagna for dinner. Maybe that’s where my love for Italian food began. If I could I would eat garlic cheesy bread, pasta, pizza, mozzarela, proscuitto, tiramisu, cannoli and the rest everyday of my life. Maybe that’s why Italy is my favorite place to visit. The pizza in Naples was unreal. Nothing like what America deems as “pizza”. The tomatoes in Italy are so fresh, vibrant- full of flavor. I am literally sitting here yearning for some Italy time. Rosa Lasagna www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

Maybe, I should just go through my Instagram profile. Half of my posts from August were of gelato from around Italy. Although, I love to post, tweet, pin, insta, goolge + the main reason I love social media is how it helps me relive  my foodie adventures. Make sure you like Barilla on Facebook  to see scrumptious photos and recipes of delicious Italian meals.

Rosa Lasagna www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

So I was driving home from Church the other day and stopped at Vons on the way home, I wanted to make a creamy dreamy lasanga, like the one I order at my favorite restaurant, Roman Cucina. I first picked up my noodles. I grabbed the normal Barilla Lasagna noodles but then I saw Barilla Oven Ready Lasagna Noodles and I freaked out!! That’s amazing becuase I am always on a shortage of time so any shortcut sounds good to me!! Then I need some sauce I knew I wantd to do a creamy sauce so I picked up some heavy whipping cream but then the hard part came choosing a sauce, but then I thought use two different ones- best of both worlds!! So I settled on Barilla Roasted Garlic Sauce and Barilla Tomato Basil Sauce!! Great decision if I do say so myself 😉

Rosa Lasagna www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

Now this Rosa Lasagna, it was so easy to make. Something like lasagna sounds like it would take a bit of effort but it really was not, at all! And after I baked the lasagna I broiled it for a few minutes to make the cheese extra delicious. I LOOOOOVE cooked cheese. When I am at Roman Cucina and order the Bruschetta I always pick the hardened cheese on the plate. I know, I have issues.


Rosa Lasagna www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

The Barilla Oven Ready Lasagna Noodles were amazing to work with, Cooks Illustrated even named them as the best oven ready lasagna noodles. I pre soaked them in the pan with hot water for 10 minutes because I was using cream in my sauce, I read that on Cooks Illustrated. The noodles baked up perfectly.

I think it’s safe to say my sissie was excited to eat some Lasagna!!
Rosa Lasagna www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

I added some garlic, tomatoes, onions and basil to the Barilla Roasted Garlic & Barilla Tomato Basil Sauce and the sauce was the best I have ever made. Hands down!! I will always start with these two sauces, I honestly could not stop “tasting” the sauce when I was cooking it. I must have had about 10 spoonfuls. I then proceeded to grab a piece of bread and “mop” up the remainder of the sauce in the pan once I made the lasagna. Again with the issues, I know.

Visit your local SafeWay Store to take advantage of this Promotion: $1 off the purchase of ONE (1) box of Barilla® Lasagne and ONE (1) Barilla® Sauce. rosalasagna  (1 of 1)-8 rosalasagna  (1 of 1)-7

Savin money and eating yummy italian food?! SCORE!

Rosa lasagna

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 9

A delicious creamy marinara lasagna made easy and simple with the help of Barilla Oven Ready Lasagna Noodles, Barilla Roasted Garlic Sauce & Barilla Tomato Basil Sauce! Your family will swoon over this Lasagna!

Ingredients

    Sausage
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1lb ground sausage or beef
  • Rosa Sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped small
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped small
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 jar Barilla Tomato Basil sauce
  • 1 jar Bailla Roasted Garlic sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  • Cheese Mixture
  • 1 15 oz container ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan
  • Assembly
  • 1 Box Barilla Oven Ready Lasagna Noodles
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup ish Parmesan shredded

Instructions

    Sausage
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat add olive oil and swirl around, once pan is hot add ground sausage. Using a wooden spatula spread sausage thin to cook evenly. Cook until no pink remains about 7-10 minutes. Place a piece of paper towel on a large plate and put cooked sausage on top of paper towel.
  2. Rosa Sauce
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat add olive oil and chopped onions cook for 5 minutes. Add in chopped tomato, basil and garlic stir and cook for 1 minute. Add in Barilla Tomato & Basil Marinara Sauce and Barilla Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce. Let cook for 5 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Stir in heavy cream and parmesan cheese, let simmer on medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
  5. Cheese Mixture
  6. In a small bowl combine ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan.
  7. Assembly
  8. In the 9 x 13 dish you will use to bake the lasagna place pasta in and add hot tap water. Let sit for 10 minutes then drain. Take pasta out of dish, spray with non stick cooking spray, place 1 cup of sauce then 3 pasta sheets, followed by 3/4 cup cheese mixture then 1/4 cup mozzarella and 1/3 cup of cooked sausage then sprinkle with roughly 2 tbsp of parmesan cheese. Repeat for 3 more layers.
  9. Once the final layer of pasta is laid down top with remaining sauce, cheese mixture, mozzarella and parmesan.
  10. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Take foil off of pan and broil until cheese is browned. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving. Goes well with a crisp green salad and garlic bread.

Notes

Feel free to use whichever flavors of Barilla Sauce you want.

http://confessionsofabakingqueen.com/rosa-lasagna/

Recipe Adapted from Back of Barilla Oven Ready Lasagna Box

 

Continue Reading

Bacon, Onion, Spinach Quiche

Bacon, Onion, Spinach Quiche www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com Quiche is one of those things I can eat any time of day.

I absolute love Quiche Lorraine with some salad.

I made this on a Sunday afternoon, it was a real treat. Heavy cream, eggs, cheddar cheese, white cheddar cheese, grilled onions, bacon, spinach, and some salt and pepper are all the delicious ingredients inside this homemade pastry.

Bacon, Onion, Spinach Quiche www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

I knew I wanted cheese in the quiche, who wouldn’t?

But two types of cheese was a great decision. And I had half a white onion and half a red onion so I used both. And well bacon, bacon makes everything better. I’m salivating at the thought of bacon right now, seriously I could eat bacon alll day errry day.

And then since I am on a diet I added spinach, it made the whole quiche healthy, right?

Bacon, Onion, Spinach Quiche www.confessionsofabakingqueen.com

Well that’s what I told myself anyways. This is the first quiche I have ever made and how easy it was! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and can’t wait to make more!! Make life easier and use a pre made pie crust or make your own, so tasty!! Hope you make this Bacon, Onion, Spinach Quiche sometime soon, you won’t regret it!!

I used the same pie crust I used for my apple pie 

 

Bacon, Spinach & Onion Quiche

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 10 slices

Bacon, Spinach, Caramelized Onions, White Cheddar and Cheddar Cheese make this quiche absolutely delicious, All nestled in homemade pie. This quiche is a cinch to make, and everyone loves it!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pie Crust
  • 1 whole onion, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 Pie Crust

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and place pre-made pie crust into a 9 inch pie dish, set aside.
  2. In a large frying pan caramelize the onions in the butter, it took me about 10 minutes. Once done put onions on to a plate. Add bacon to frying pan and cook until nice and crispy. Place a paper towel on top of a plate and place bacon on paper towel once done cooking. Once cool chop bacon into small pieces.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, heavy cream, salt and pepper.
  4. Sprinkle bacon, spinach, onions and cheese on top of pie crust pour egg mixture on top and sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake for 45-60 minutes until set and golden brown. (mine baked for 55 minutes) Let cool completely before slicing, this is very important.
http://confessionsofabakingqueen.com/bacon-onion-spinach-quiche/

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Continue Reading