Friday, November 07, 2008

Two easy, and dummyproof recipes

Having a teenage boy around the house makes everything all about food. I like to rely on things I can throw together quickly and easily. Cause I'm lazy, and they're always begging me for homemade stuff.  

So I thought I'd share a couple recipes with y'all... yeah, they're totally like cheating, but they taste like tyou did everything from scratch. I keep the ingredients for the cobbler around at all times, and can throw together a dessert for guests at any moment.

Peach Cobbler

Prep time 5 minutes (if that). Cook time 35 minutes. Start to finish, approx 45 minutes.

2 cans of diced peaches (if you use S&W Diced Peaches in Brown sugar syrup, you don’t have to add anything else at all - the height of laziness)
Brown sugar & cinnamon to taste (just a smidge)
1 package of yellow cake mix (I use butter yellow, but it doesn’t matter)
1 stick of butter

Preheat oven to 375.
Grease 9x11 or 9x13 dish
Add peaches with juice.
(If desired, add in some brown sugar and/or cinnamon to taste)
Pour cake mix on top and mix in just a bit so that a little of the cake mix absorbs some juice at the bottom. You should still have the majority of the cake mix sitting on the top, though.
Melt butter and pour over the top.

Cook at 375 for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


Monkey Bread (this one, I would eat the whole thing. Yum)

Prep time 10-15 minutes (maybe). Cook time 35 minutes. Cooling time 10 minutes. Start to finish 1 hour.


3 (12 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 of a 4 serving package of Butterscotch pudding
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9 or 10 inch bundt pan.

Pour in the pecans, sprinkled them with the dry pudding mix.

Mix white sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Cut biscuits into quarters. Shake 6 to 8 biscuit pieces in the sugar cinnamon mix. Arrange pieces in the bottom of the prepared pan. Continue until all biscuits are coated and placed in pan.

In a small saucepan, melt the margarine with the brown sugar over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over the biscuits.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. Do not cut! The bread just pulls apart. And yeah, it's a messy sticky yummy gooey treat :)

1 People Gabbed:

Jennifer B. said...

Oh man...sounds yum. And NOW you've got me adding 'baking' to my holiday lists...forgot that little item. LOL