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Pumpkin Spice Monkey Bread-By Bees Adventures!

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http://beesadventures.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/pumpkin-spice-monkey-bread-with-caramel-glaze/

I found this amazing recipe on “beesadventures” blog! Easy to make, fun to eat!!

Pumpkin Spice Monkey Bread with Caramel Glaze

Yield: 1 bundt pan

Prep Time: 60 minutes | Bake Time: 20 – 25 minutes

Dough Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Lactaid milk (soy milk would work fine too)
  • 1/4 cup vegan margarine or lactose-free butter (Becel or Fleischmann’s are my favorites)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup warm water (between 100 to 105 degrees Farenheit)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed (if you want to make brown sugar yourself, see the recipe below)
  • 1 tablespoon ground Pumpkin Spice
  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine or lactose-free butter, softened

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lactose-free whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp vegan margarine or lactose-free butter, softened

Monkey Bread Preparation

  1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it is warm to the touch, then remove from heat. Mix in margarine; stir until melted. Leave to cool.
  2. Heat water to 100 – 105 degrees Farenheit. Add yeast; stir. Let sit for 5 minutes to activate yeast. Mixture will look foamy on top when yeast has activated.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer with the dough hook attachment, combine 2 1/4 cup flour, sugar and salt; mix well.
  4. Add egg to cooled milk mixture and mix well.
  5. Add activated yeast and milk mixture to dry ingredients. Mix until dough comes together in a sticky ball.
  6. Add the remaining flour, 1/4 cup at a time, kneading well after each addition until dough is soft and smooth but still a bit sticky.
  7. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, pumpkin spice and softened margarine.
  9. Tear small, pieces of dough and roll into balls. Toss each into the sugar mixture until coated, then place in a greased baking pan.
  10. Cover baking dish and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. If you’d like to cook these at a later time, refrigerate or freeze covered and let pan sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking. Don’t be concerned if rolls do not rise too much.
  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit when ready to bake.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until browned. Let cool for 10 minutes before turning out on a serving dish.
  13. Serve warm, drizzled with glaze. Glaze recipe follows below.

(Adapted from 90-Minute Cinnamon Rolls at Chinese Grandma)

Caramel Glaze Preparation

  1. Pour the water into a saucepan then pour the sugar in a pile in the middle of the water. Turn the heat to medium-high heat and begin cooking without stirring. The sugar will dissolve in the water and begin to boil.
  2. When the sugar begins to lightly brown, gently swirl the pan until all of the sugar is a deep golden brown.
  3. Carefully pour in the cream and add the butter. Whisk until smooth.

(Adapted from Chef Michael Smith’s Caramel Sauce at Food Network)

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Grilled Cheddar, Tomato and Bacon Sandwiches

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This is “comfort” food at its finest! Easy and delicious!
Life is good, eat cheese
Audrey~

Ingredients
•8 thick-cut bacon slices
•8 slices country-style sourdough bread (cut on deep diagonal into 5x3x1/2-inch slices)
•2 cups (packed) grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces)
•8 tomato slices, seeds removed, slices drained on paper towels
•4 tablespoons mayonnaise

Preparation

Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium heat until brown and crisp, turning occasionally, about 6 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towels and drain. Wash and dry skillet.

Place 4 bread slices on work surface. Press 1/4 cup grated cheese onto each slice. Top each with 2 tomato slices. Sprinkle with pepper. Place 2 bacon slices atop each, breaking into pieces if necessary to fit. Press 1/4 cup grated cheese over bacon on each. Top sandwiches with remaining bread slices, then spread 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise over top of each sandwich. Heat 2 heavy large skillets over medium heat. Add 2 sandwiches, mayonnaise side down, to each skillet. Place plate atop both sandwiches to weigh down. Cook sandwiches until bottom is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Spread top of each sandwich with 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise. Turn sandwiches over, mayonnaise side down. Top with plates and cook until golden brown on bottom, about 2 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to work surface. Cut sandwiches crosswise in half and serve

Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Grilled-Cheddar-Tomato-and-Bacon-Sandwiches-103128#ixzz2iCU7i7cz

Hearty Kale-Sausage Turnovers-A delicious reblog from the Valley Vegetarian

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A delicious reblog from the Valley Vegetarian. He has the most wonderful recipes ever!
Click on the link below to see his beautiful photo’s and the recipe for kale-sausage turnovers 🙂
Don’t forget, for us vegetarians; you can replace the meat sausage with veggie “sausage” or tofu.

Hearty Kale-Sausage Turnovers.

Avocado, Bacon and Fig Sandwich!

http://www.brit.co/fab-sandwich/avo fig sandwich
Figs are in season and we’re making the most of the crop before summer turns into fall. Earlier this week we rounded up 20 amazing sweet and savory fig recipes, and now we have one of our own to add to the list. Introducing our FAB Sandwich! The combo of fig, avocado, and bacon will make you rethink your old BLT.

Ingredients:
– Figs
– Avocado
– Bacon
– Bread

Instructions:
1. Start cooking your bacon in the microwave or in a large skillet.
2. While the bacon is cooking, start prepping your other ingredients.
3. Slice the figs and avocados, and toast your bread.
4. Once bacon is crispy, assemble your sandwich—bread, bacon, avocado, fig, and bread.

Let’s get started with the recipe.

Start by gathering your ingredients.

Get the bacon frying before you start your other prep.

Slice the figs fairly thin but not so much so that they fall apart.

Slice the avocados in half and then in thin slices. Scoop out with a spoon.

Give your bread a good toast to medium brown.

Once the bacon is crispy and everything is prepped, start to assemble your sandwich. First, add the bacon.

Then add the avocado and finally the figs.

Ta-da! Easy peasy…and delicious! A bit salty and a bit sweet, this one might just become your new favorite sando.

Life is good, eat well
Audrey~