Crazy for Crust

Mar 29

Chocolate Monkey Bread

If there is one indulgent breakfast I can’t get enough of, it’s monkey bread. Then I made chocolate monkey bread and all bets were off.

Death by Chocolate Monkey Bread! An easy breakfast or brunch recipe that's full of chocolate!

I realized last week that I’m a horrible, horrible mother. I mean, I have my good points like making Jordan monkey bread on a whim, but overall, her therapy bill is going to be outrageous.

Her allergies have been really bad lately and one night last weekend she woke me up at midnight because her cough was keeping her awake. She needed some cough medicine and Sudafed (two industries that I’m keeping afloat thanks to seasonal allergies). Needless to say, we were both pretty tired the next day. And the only thing she was worried about?

“I felt so so so bad I woke you mommy. I’m sooooo sorry!!!”

She probably said that to me 10 times. I think I have a reputation. Possibly it stems from me saying, “Sure, go ahead and eat another handful of jelly beans. But if you wake up sick during the night, don’t bother me because it’ll be your own doing.”

Or, possibly it was the, “Don’t wake me unless there is a fire or someone is trying to kidnap you. Otherwise, wake your father.”

I’m not a very nice person when I don’t sleep. Hence, horrible, horrible mothering.

But at least she doesn’t wake me up…really ever. #sortofawin #maybe? #momoftheyear

I make it up to her by making her things like this:

Chocolate Monkey Bread

Mar 28

10 Blogs You Should Be Reading #2

10 blogs you should be reading #2

Happy Saturday! I’m back today with my second installment of 10 Blogs You Should Be Reading. I am really enjoying doing this series and I wish I could do it every week, because there are so many amazing blogs out there. There are so many that I don’t even know about. If you have...

Mar 26

Chocolate Coconut Cake Roll

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Oops… I did it again. I made another cake roll. This one is full of chocolate and coconut. That’s just how I roll. Last weekend I had the perfect Easter recipe planned and ready to make. It was a riff on these cupcakes combined with these muffins. It failed. TWICE. As I sat there...

Mar 24

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal

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I’m super excited for this post today because I am now totally head over heels for oatmeal-as-a-breakfast. If you know me, that’s not something I ever really thought I’d say! Introducing Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal. The baked oatmeal that not only tastes good but is a little healthier and portable too! As you might remember...

Mar 22

Coconut Brookies

Coconut Brookies (6 of 9)

Sometimes I want to change my name to Brooke, because then I could have the best dessert ever named after me: Brookies. They’re part brownie, part cookie, and all super decadent. Oh, I’m sorry. Your keyboard is full of drool now, isn’t it? If only computer screens were scratch and sniff. Better yet…if only computers...

Mar 21

Slice of Life 21: I’m an eBay influencer!

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Well hello my friends! Happy Saturday! I’ve been busy lately: I took on TWO other jobs! I’m now a contributor over at Parade’s Community Table AND I’m one of the newest eBay influencers (you can follow me on eBay if you’re into that sort of thing). {That’s right – eBay has blogging! Who knew?}...

Mar 19

Carrot Cake Pie

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I know I say this a lot, but this Carrot Cake Pie is seriously one of my favorite recipes ever. One, it’s kind of creative (at least I think it is) and two, it tastes darn good. It’s the perfect pie for any time you want carrot cake…but you want pie too. Easter is...