Sunday, May 20, 2012

Quick No-Rise Monkey Bread

So I went to a friends house a while ago and her and her children had made monkey bread and I thought it would be something my kids would love doing.  Normally I don't by canned biscuits, in fact I haven't eaten a canned biscuit in probably 5 years now, but I wanted my daughter to be able to make breakfast all by herself for everyone.  The kids had a great time making it and they loved it.  Personally I could taste that it wasn't a homemade from scratch dough but the look on my kids faces making this and being able to say they cooked breakfast all by themselves beat out any negative thought I had about the canned biscuits.  I found this recipe at the Pillsbury site.   

Monkey Bread

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, if desired
1/2 cup raisins, if desired
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large -storage plastic food bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon. Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters. Shake in bag to coat. Arrange in pan, adding walnuts and raisins among the biscuit pieces. n small bowl, mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces. Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate; pull apart to serve. Serve warm.

Asian Turkey Burger

I sit here day after day watching recipes, pictures and my posts pile up and can't seem to find the time to get around to posting them these days.  We're still going the healthy route in our house and my husband seems to even complain a bit less about it.  I made these turkey burgers recently and they were awesome.  I don't think my husband would ever admit that he enjoyed a turkey burger as much as a full fat red meat burger but he really enjoyed these and so did the kids.  My daughter actually asked me if I'd make them again for her a few days later.   I think these might be my new go to burger recipe for a while. 

 Asian Turkey Burgers

1 pk. ground turkey
1/4 c. tbsp. hoisin sauce
2 tbsp. soy sauce
3 tbsp. sweet chili sauce (or a chili garlic paste)
Salt & Pepper
4 whole wheat buns

A few hours before you are going to make the burgers add the ground turkey, hoisin, soy, and chili sauce to a bowl and combine thoroughly but try not to over mix the meat.  Allow to rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour prior to cooking.  I usually allow mine to sit about 4 hours.  Form into patties roughly 4 oz. each and season generously with salt and pepper.  Place into a hot pre-heated pan or onto the grill. The patties may need to be babied a bit to keep them from falling apart initially but once you allow the first side to cook they'll come together nicely.  Mine took roughly 5 minutes a side.  Allow to rest about 10 minutes before serving to keep them juicy.  Serve on whole wheat buns and garnish with your favorite burger toppings.