Garlic Monkey Bread Minis


I don’t know about you, but Pinterest is practically the only “cookbook” I need these days. I was looking for a quick, hot bread to serve with spaghetti, and Pinterest is where I found Mini Garlic Monkey Breads from Eat Cake For Dinner.

They are quick to make and so savory and good! I hope y’all like them as much as we did.

Garlic Monkey Bread Minis


2 (7.5 oz) cans buttermilk biscuits

6 Tbl butter, melted (I use unsalted butter)

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbl dried parsley flakes

1/2 cup cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a 12-cup muffin tin, using cooking spray.

Separate biscuits, cut each into quarters, and place in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients together and pour over biscuits. Gently toss to coat.


Place 6-7 pieces of biscuit in each cup.


Bake for 9-12 minutes or until golden. Makes 12. Serve warm.

Hot bread + garlic = YUM!

*I only made half the recipe since it’s just Mr. and I, but still used all three cloves of garlic.

*The original recipe called for parmesan cheese but I substituted cheddar cheese, as I don’t care for parmesan.

Y’all have a great day! Later gators!

Crock-Pot Roast Beef

Happy Friday y’all! Hope everyone is staying warm during this crazy weather! It’s funny how quickly Mr. and I have become acclimated to the Houston weather. Being from Oklahoma, we are used to freezing temperatures, icy roads, and snow! But we absolutely freeze now if the temperature drops into the 60’s! I know…we have become wienies. But I’m okay with that. 🙂

And since the weather was unseasonably cooler this week, I’ve been looking for warm comfort food to cook. I found this crock-pot recipe on Pinterest and decided to try it out. I used it as the base to mine and added onions, carrots, and garlic. It really can’t get much easier than this recipe.

Roast 8

2 lbs. beef roast

1 envelope brown gravy

1 envelope Ranch dressing

1 envelope Italian dressing

1/2 cup water

1 large onion – sliced

5-6 carrots – chunked

2-3 cloves garlic – minced

Roast 1

Line cooker with liner bag. (don’t crock-pot without these) Add roast, onions and carrots to cooker.

Roast 6

Whisk together gravy, Ranch, and Italian mixes in 1/2 cup water. Add in garlic. Mix well and pour over roast.

Roast 2

Cook on low for 7-8 hours.

Roast 4

Easy, huh? And to make your time in the kitchen a little easier, I want to share a couple of tips with you.

#1 – I get fresh onions in the summertime from my uncle in Oklahoma. We keep out what we know we’ll eat fresh and then slice the rest and put in freezer bags. We put one onion per quart bag – then put in gallon size freezer bags. (gallon size will hold 4-5 quart bags of onions) This way, when I need an onion for a recipe, I just grab a bag out of the freezer and it’s already sliced and ready to go!

#2 – Slow Cooker Liners – these are a lifesaver when it comes to cleaning your crock-pot. These liners are the only reason the inside of my crock-pot is still white!  Like I said before… “Don’t crock-pot without these!”

Roast 3

#3 – Garlic Press – if you cook with fresh garlic, this is a wonderful gadget! And if you’re not cooking with fresh garlic…you gotta try it! Yum!

Y’all have a great weekend! Later gators!