Happy 2015! For me New Years Eve was quiet. It was way too cold in Cleveland to go out and about. In fact one of my friends is a police officer and he had to work New Years Eve and he said it was really quiet. Which is good. Why? Because it means people were not out drinking and driving as much like they usual do on New Years Eve.
I have a good feeling about 2015. Maybe because I finally feel like I am on the right track. Maybe because I turn 40 this year. Or maybe it is because I just have a good feeling and feel very positive about it. 2015 is going to be my year, I can just feel it.
So my Steelers are in the playoffs! This is amazing. As many know I am a native Pittsburgher living in Cleveland, and trust me I get teased a lot about that. If it isn’t my Pittsburghese then it is because I am from Pittsburgh. Clevelanders are vicious, truthfully, they think they are being funny with some the remarks, but in all honesty, they are not funny. I know how to shut them up. Usually they say to me, “Your from Pittsburgh, oh I feel so sorry for you.” I just smile and say, “Why? is it because I am from Sixburgh, the stairway to Seven? The Browns been in the Superbowl, twice? Oh wait that the original Browns that are now in Baltimore, these new Browns have never made it have they?” They tend to shut up at that point.
So playoffs are happening, I really hope my Steelers go all the way. I know football and chili go hand and hand. A good chili is usually good with some cornbread. I went to the store to get stuff to make a soup I am working on, and I saw they had Grands biscuits on sale, 10 for $10. I thought MONKEY BREAD. I got 2 different ideas for recipes, then I saw they had one called corn. The light bulb went off in my head, a cornbread monkey bread. This would be perfect for this time of year. It cold out and chili and football rule right now. What to do with the cornbread? I thought of the Pacific Foods Bacon Green Onion Smoked Gouda Cornbread I made, well now it 2 years ago since this is a new year now! Bacon and cornbread taste good together. Brown sugar bacon has a good taste, let try this, lets go and make a bacon cornmeal monkey bread. The end result was fab! This was a great recipe and a great combination of flavors, it is a wining recipe.
A twist on Monkey Bread recipe, a recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.
- 2 cans of Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Corn Biscuits
- 1/2 pieces Bag Oscar Meyer Recipe Bacon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- Preheat your oven to 350 and grease up a bundt pan well with Crisco. Make sure you grease the center portion as well, many forget to do this, if you don't coat that cone, the bread will stick to it and hard to remove.
- Sprinkle at the bottom the bundt pan the bacon pieces.
- In a small bowl mix the sugars together, and open the cans of biscuits.
- Take each biscuit and cut it into quarters.
- Take each quarter and roll it into the sugar mixture. Then place the pieces onto the bacon around the bundt pan.
- When you get one full layer in the pan, start placing the pieces on top the the dough to create another layer.
- Once you layered all the dough in the bundt pan, place it in the oven and let bake for about 35-40 minutes.
- When it is done, take the pan out the oven and flip it onto a plate. Then you can pull apart and ENJOY!