September 12, 2013


Autumn....please hurry.......

Still in Texas! I know it's right around the corner. We want to light the fire, snuggle and have our homes filled with the scents of cinnamon. cloves and apples. We can create the atmosphere inside, but where are those lovely autumn days outside?

Apple-Cinnamon Monkey Bread
24 frozen bread rolls, thawed
3 medium size Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Zest and juice from half a lemon (about 1 of juice)

1 cup powdered sugar
3-4 teaspoons water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring

Cut thawed rolls in half. Combine apples, sugar, nuts, cinnamon, and lemon juice and zest. Flatten each roll half into a 2-3-inch circle. Place 1 teaspoon apple mixture in center of each dough circle. Pinch edges together to seal, forming a ball. Place filled balls in a sprayed 9x5-inch loaf pan. Spoon remaining apple mixture evenly over the top. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise until double. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 40-45 minutes. Cover with foil last 10 minutes of baking to prevent over browning. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and place on wire rack to cool. Combine icing ingredients and drizzle over loaf.


  1. I could certainly snuggle up with a book in that first photo. Your room is beyond gorgeous. Now...about that monkey bread. Oh my goodness...:)
    I gave your blog a 'shout out' so it can be shared with my readers. Hugs, Deb

    1. That is so very nice of you Deb! I am thrilled when anyone views or comments on my blog. I's wonderul visiting others and finding inspiration and friendship. Yur comments are so very much appreciated!


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