Monkey, Monkey, Monkey bread and Felicidades in the New Year!!!

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2014 is here!!!!!!

And I’ve got to tell you, I feel much the same. Which, I think is a good thing.

But, there are still some things I want to take care of in 2014. . .

1. Find out whether monkey bread is one or two words and if it needs to be capitalized.

2. Stop using “…” In my blog posts so much. I think I have a problem.

3. Figure out what the heck is wrong with my bum knee and fix it once and for all (therapy or surgery, whatever).

4. Healthy eating. I’m going to return to it with a vengeance, I hope. Tomorrow.

5. And …….I’m going to get outdoors more (running and walking) , create more ( make this whosey what’s it paintings for my stairs and another for my game room that I literally have been trying to do for 4 years) , and live a more balanced life. Just meaning…playing with my kids more…and being a better daughter, sister, friend (which I think may require more talking on the phone…a completely difficult chore…that I don’t like so much.)

And oh. Fiction writing. I’m going to get back into that groove.

That’s all I’ve got for now.
I think it’s a good start at being a better me.
No pressure.

Luckily, I have these jokers in my life.
They make me a better person everyday (even when I’m not trying).

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Monkey Bread!!!!!
Inspired by Gayle King

Ingredients
4 cups of Bisquick or homemade Bisquick-like mixture (Gayle uses 3 cans refrigerator biscuits)
1 1/3 cup milk (omit if using refrigerator biscuits)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
Pinch of salt

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter your bundt pan.

2. Mix together the bisquick mix and milk until combined. Roll into inch sized balls. OR cut each biscuit from the tubes into 4 pieces. In a separate bowl, combine granulated sugar and cinnamon.

3. Drop each biscuit ball/piece into sugar and cinnamon mixture. Drop sugar-coated pieces into your Bundt pan.

4. Combine remaining sugar/cinnamon mix (about 1/2 cup), brown sugar and butter into a small microwaveable dish. Heat until butter is melted. Stir to combine. Pour over the rolled pieces in the bundt pan.

5. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden brown and pulling away from the edges. (It took my bisquick version 40 minutes). Cool for 5 minutes and then turn over onto a plate and remove bundt pan. Serve warm. Or cold. Or anyway at all.

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