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Lookie at my Cookies: Berry Loaf

Since I have been home from college things have been a little different–basically I mean living with parents again. I love my parents, but it’s hard going from living independently to living with people who forget that for 8 months out of the year you are a fully functioning independent person. No offense Mom and Dad! Specifically, my parents have been griping about me baking all the time. I guess they didn’t believe that I actually bake 4-5 times a week–or they probably just don’t have time to read the blog very often, ha I guess we’ll find out! All that aside, my Dad requested something with less sugar and suggested I bake a bread. Well I have a sweet tooth so I compromised and baked a Berry Loaf. I wanted to use up berries that I had left over from my Fruit Pizza and take advantage of having my Mom’s loaf pans so baking a Berry Loaf seemed like the perfect solution. It’s kind of a cross between a bread and a cake…it is denser than cake and a …

Lookie at my Cookies: Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread Maniaaaa! Oh Monkey Bread…how did I not know about this amazing biscuit cake giant sticky bun creation? I don’t know, and I hear it started in the South so I feel seriously deprived for being out of the loop. When Ariel and I started Nosh and Tell a few weeks ago  she mentioned that I should make something called Monkey Bread. I had no idea what she was talking about so I quickly googled it and realized it was my dream come true. I am a HUGE fan of sticky buns thanks to a trip I took with my friend Mary Helen whose family is obsessed with this breakfast delight. I would equate Monkey Bread to a giant chunk of sticky buns except instead of having cinnamon roll base, it is made up of biscuits. What?! It’s unreal, I know. I don’t know the origin of the name “Monkey Bread” but maybe it has something to do with the way this treat is eaten. It is made up of individual biscuits rolled up into balls, …