Today . . .
I beg for votes.
I announce a GIVE-AWAY!
*giveaway has now ended
I give you a delicious recipe.
This is a recipe I’ve shared before, but my kitchen welcomed them again.
I took pictures . . . then I ate 2 of them. I had to run on the treadmill twice today!
I believe that Mini Monkey Bread has been my most popular post so far.
I’m telling you what . . . these babies are good!
Before I show you more pic’s,
Let the begging begin . . .
A sweet lady named Joelle sent me an email that said this:
Hey I was just looking on Babbles top 100 food blogs and wanted to nominate your website but it was already nominated. Here is the link, http://www.babble.com/best-recipes/dinner/top-100-food-mom-blog-2011-nominate-a-food-blog/
I think you should post you are nominated so you can have all your dedicated followers vote for you. I love your site and your recipes!
Joelle . . . I think you are super sweet indeed!
I appreciate that you took the time to contact me, and let me know that my blog was even there.
So . . . I guess I’m begging for my readers to click on the link above and vote for me. (If you click on Alphabetical, I’m listed as 124) I don’t know who nominated me, but I sure do appreciate it! I’m waaaaaaaaay behind at this point.
2nd . . . A GIVE-AWAY! I have a fun opportunity coming up soon. Rhodes Rolls contacted me, and wondered if I would be interested in doing a few Guest Posts on their Blog:
Rhodes has recently launched a brand new fabulous Cookbook. They sent me 2 of them in the mail. One Cookbook is for me, so that I can make their recipes and post the step by step tutorials to their Blog. The other Cookbook is to Give-away to one of my readers. I’m telling you . . . this book is Fabulous. It has 174 recipes, and each one has a beautiful, stunningly delicious photograph.
All you need to do to be entered into this Give-away, is leave me a comment BELOW THIS POST. Tell us which Rhodes recipe is your favorite. If you haven’t had the opportunity to try Rhodes Frozen bread dough . . . that’s o.k. Just tell me which post on my blog is your favorite.
I will close the give-away on Saturday, March 26th at Midnight. (Mountain Standard Time) The winner of the Cookbook will be announced the following Monday.
You should hop on over to the Rhodes site for some more baking inspiration. A sweet Guest Blogger named Yvonne from Tried and Tasty is sharing a new recipe today.
Guess what? The Mini Monkey Bread Recipe is a Rhodes Roll Recipe! It’s one of our favorites. In fact, if you look through this blog you will find many, many recipes made from Rhodes Rolls. For Example: Orange Knots, Parmesan Knots, Scones, Lemon Twists, Pretzels and on and on. I have one of their first Cookbooks, and I love it, but this one is over the top. Don’t forget to leave me a comment below this post!
Take a look:
Now . . . I want to tempt your taste buds a bit further!
Ready to begin the Big Rise.
Some like a nut . . .
Some don’t . . .
Ready for the oven.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Make sure the bottoms are done as well.
Don’t let them rise too much, or they will explode in your oven!
Oh . . . SWEET.
Now don’t panic, if the syrup comes up and covers the top of your muffin pan.
Just take a heat-proof spatula, and push it all back over to the Mini Monkeys.
You show them who’s Boss!
Let them cool in the tin for 10 minutes or so, then place each one on a parchment lined Cookie sheet.
If a few of those monkeys wants to mis-behave, simply push him back where he belongs.
Once you make these . . . you will understand what I mean!
Lem them cool ever so slightly.
Begin your drizzle.
I happened to have left-over Cream Cheese Frosting in my fridge, so that’s what I used today.
The glaze recipe is also perfect. I put my frosting in a squeeze bottle and squirt it on.
I wish you could smell them . . . Better yet . . . Taste them!
Gooey, Sticky, Chewy.
Heaven on Earth!
Please remember to hop on over to Babble and vote for me pretty please.
*My # keeps changing, so just search for Just Get Off Your Butt and BAKE!
PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT BELOW THIS POST TO WIN THE RHODES COOKBOOK.
If you want the full Tutorial and the recipe, you will have to hop on over .
MINI MONKEY BREADS
12 Rhodes Dinner rolls thawed, but still cold
1 stick of butter, melted
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Icing: I doubled this.
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1-2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Cut each dinner roll into 6 equal pieces. In a bowl, combine butter and corn syrup and stir until well mixed. In another bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon and mix well. Dip each roll piece in the butter mixture and then in the sugar mixture. Place 6 pieces in each well sprayed cup of a 12 cup muffin tin. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let double in size. (Watch them so they don’t rise too much!) Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes. Combine icing ingredients and mix well. Drizzle over monkey breads if desired.
Cool at least 5 to 10 minutes before removing from pan, or they fall apart.
These are really scrumptious . . . make sure that you aren’t home alone. You might just eat them all!
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Fried mozzarella. Oh em gee, that’s delicious.
Yum! I need to make monkey bread!
Monkey Bread is always a favorite around here!
Monkey bread is my favorite!!
I made your parmasan knots last week and they were wonderful!!!
I’m still dying to make the mini monkey bread, but my family and I really enjoyed those yummy orange knots!
I haven’t tried any of the Rhodes rolls recipes yet- but I did make your blueberry coffee cake muffins today and they were DELICIOUS!
I love using Rhodes rolls for Monkey Bread (we call them butterscotch bubbles) or for orange rolls.
Oh yeah! I voted for you – you’re my favorite!! And, uh I love the baby monkey breads! I’m a little ticked that you won’t let me be your taste tester though…
Mom…those look just divine! I wish I could go through the screen and eat them I’m so hungry right now and they look so good! I can’t wait to see the other recipes you will try out. They all looked really good. Luv You! See you tomorrow.
Just voted for you. Good luck! Choose ONE favorite?! That’s too hard.
You buttery parm knots are a hit at my house and a person favorite! I also love ANY and ALL of your pastas!
The mini monkey bread is my favorite too, I used your recipe a while ago and pretty much ate the whole pan! And, wow, I’m impressed that you ran on the treadmill twice just to work it off, I’m not to that point in motivation yet. 🙂
I will absolutely vote for you!!! So awesome that you were nominated.
My favorite Rhodes recipe is Shortcut Cinnamon Buns. My kids love it! And…love the Orange Rolls recipe too.
And my fave on your blog is the Bacon Carbonara~ but we made a whole list of your recipes we want to try! 🙂
I love your Pretzel Bites! Course I like all of the food you post on here!
I love your chicken soup with homemade noodles.
Anything with cinnamon and frosting is my vote!! I make some sort of cinnamon roll goodness twice a year, and it’s coming up next weekend.
I voted for you, but I think you are #124 now. Number 122 is Joy of Kosher. Not sure if that’s a good typo to have.
Thanks for hosting this giveaway! 🙂
I share your parmasan knots recipe with so many. Yum!!!!!
And I am voting for you! Hands down. My favorite. ; D Thanks!
P.S. You are listed as #124. Not #122. ; D Just sayin’. Don’t want the votes to be going elsewhere. HA ha.
You were listed as 124 just now when I voted for you. =)
I like the lemon twists.
Well, I don’t need an entry into the giveaway 😉 but I would like to say – I’m SO glad you were nominated – I think you are simply fabulous and you deserve to WIN! I will vote for you just as soon as my little fingers finish commenting! I love your step by step photos, I just finished my first step by step recipe and I have got to give you MAJOY props, that is a LOT of work – I appreciate all the work you but into your site 🙂
I would love to win. I think rhodes rolls are amazing, but I haven’t really made a lot with them, except for rolls, so my favorite of your recipes are the cherry blossoms. Those were so delicious!
I voted for you. ( You are actually number 124 not 122) In case you want to fix your post. 🙂 I LOVE your blog.. and who could only pick one thing to vote for?? But I would have to say that monkey bread is always a favorite. We love it at Christmas time! Best of luck with your votes!
My favorite is really similar to monkey bread but it’s called gorilla bread! It has cream cheese in it…mmmmmmm
oh mom those look so YUMMY!! I want to pull one of those apart and pop it in my mouth!! AND I could use a good cookbook!!
I have never tried any of them, but they all look delicious!
The Mini Monkey Bread is awesome!! Monkey bread is the best and in small portions it is amazing.
I keep forgeting to buy these at the market-but now with the monkey bread calling my name-I will be making these soon!
These look wonderful!! I voted for you too!
Dad’s Caramel Rolls. Yum!
I have both the orange knots and the parmesan knots on my “must make” list. I love Rhoades rolls just as plain rolls too! They are a Sunday dinner staple at my house.
I love to make calzones using Rhodes frozen dough. They come out so good. P.s. I canot wait to try these monkey rolls. YUMM
What a great idea for unexpected dinner guests, I will keep these ingredients handy!
Mmmm! Your photos make this recipe *way* too tempting! Since I love monkey bread, I’d have to vote this mini monkey bread recipe as my favorite!
THE LEMON PECAN TWISTS ARE MY FAVORITE, THEY ARE SO PERFECT FOR A LIGHT BREAKFAST, YUMMY!
THANKS for the AWESOME RECIPE today! It works well for my Activity Days today with the 11 year Olds:) So today that is my favorite recipe… For your recipes I would have a hard time choosing… I love your blog!! I did the Mexican one this last week and got a 10 out of 10 from my family:)
Ok, I have always wanted to try the Parmesean Knots recipe but could never find Rhodes Rolls out here in CA…then our local WalMart got a grocery section and guess what they carry?? THAT’S RIGHT!!! I would LOVE that cookbook so I could have an excuse to buy the rolls and try the recipes!!!!
These look fabulous! I could really use that cook book been married for 8 years and just starting to cook. I tried your Ham fried rice the other day and I am still drooling over it.
I love your blog! I especially love that you take simple ideas and make them extraordinary! Thanks for sharing your love of cooking, baking and photography with us! Your recipes are so wonderful!!!
What recipe of yours does not look awesome? not one, but one of the recipes I’ve made for some of my YW and they love, as do I, was the marshmallow cups with cinnamon and puff pastry. so good! I also love the rhodes rolls orange rolls. I love Rhodes rolls they are so good, taste homemade and make baking so easy! Love your site! thanks for sharing so many of your great recipes!
I want to win!!! My favorite right now is the parmesan knots! THANKS for all you share, and do mom! Your the best. CONGRATULATIONS on all your accomplishments on this blog. I think it is just wonderful. I voted for you this morning, and your number has changed again! i will try and do a post to have others vote for you as well. I don’t get a lot of visitors on my blog, but even a few will help.
I love rhodes. I usually keep them around to make navajo tacos on a busy day. This cookbook looks great!
I can’t remember how I came across your blog, but I love it. I love having recipes with detailed instructions and great pictures! My favorite Rhodes dough recipe of yours is the Pretzel Bites. They were fun to make and really yummy! And my favorite non-Rhodes recipe is the Cheesy Crispy Potatoes with Chicken and Bacon. That one was a big hit with the family!
Your recipes are amazing! You are one really talented lady! You’re beautiful on the inside and out! I know this from being bffs with your sis! Congrats on all your success! I love to cook with rhoades rolls your sister shared the monkeybread recipe with me about twelve years ago and we have a family tradition to have them on Christmas morning! You have made everyone in my family smile for years on Christmas morning with this recipe! Thanks for sharing your recipes, love for cooking, time and most of all hard work!
The orange knots look amazing.
I used Rhodes Rolls for the first time last Saturday night when I made your recipe for the Parmesan Knots. They were a hit for both my family and the Missionaries we fed that night.
I’d love the cookbook to try some new ways to use them. Still getting down the de-thaw and rising times with the actual recipe timetable. I’m going to try this Monkey Bread tonight and make breakfast for dinner.
We love the lemon twists! 🙂 instead of the lemon though I just put in the cinnamon and sugar, and raisins and walnuts in both layers. Still yummy! 🙂
I think I’d have to say that THIS is my favorite recipe, Jonna! What a fun and delicious treat. I’ve been wanting to make monkey bread for ages but the big loaf just seemed too heavy… I love your idea of making them mini! Thanks for sharing this recipe and your awesome giveaway. 🙂
Voted! I love your photos, they are so enticing!
Butterflake orange rolls!! Butter, sugar, citrus and bread. You can’t beat that!
I already voted for you before reading this post. I was happy to see you listed. No worries I already know you are the BOMB!
I haven’t tried many of the Rhoades Roll recipes you have posted, but the Italian waffles were a huge hit with the family!
I love it all!!! It is hard to think of something else I love when you start with pictures of Monkey Bread, if I had a different favorite it is gone now!!! Love this site!!!!
I am not sure how I stumbled on your website, but the crazy thing is, when I connected finally, it appears that I had the privlege of working with your mom at North Ele. for many years until she retired. Plus my husband’s best friend is your brother. Funny how the world is intertwined! I am addicted to your blog. My daughter passed of a 10 hour value project for YW making a cookbook for herself with your posts. Now that is a good blog for a girl to want to do a value project unprompted by her parent! I never anticipated commenting ever, because you are like a celerity, but I wanted to let you know that I voted and Monkey Bread is our favorite. You should be recognized for your efforts and talents.
I love these and the orange rolls, they are the best!
I have two favorites!! Pretzel bites because and the monkey bread. I first tried monkey bread at our fair and loved them. Glad I found your recipe to replicate!!
Oh I love your pork spare ribs that you cook in your own BBQ sauce for 3 hours….WE LOVE THESE! Thanks Lacy
I love your Monkey Bread! But I have to say that after seeing macarons EVERYWHERE, it was your posts that made me finally try them, and I’m now addicted. Thanks!
I guess I’m going to have to make those, I was nearly licking my monitor. Sad.
I love Rhodes rolls! They are so good, I swear we have them just about every Sunday. I also really like to use them for scones. I hope you win the contest!
I LOVE Rhodes rolls and honestly have tried about all your recipes for them and they never last more then a day at our house! I’m so excited for this giveaway 🙂
and…I voted for you. You deserve it
You are just the best. How lucky am I to have you as a friend.
Just made your favorite pasta dish for St. Patricks…(the asparagus is green.) It was soooo yummy. Everything I have made from you site is a hit.
Voted! I made these mini monkey breads when you posted them the last time and I love love love them!! Although I would have to say my other favorite Rhondes Rolls recipe would be your Italian waffles! My husband asks for them all the time : )
Voted for you! Love all the recipes you post! Our fave Rhodes is your Italian Waffles! LOVE THEM!
I love Rhodes rolls! My favorite would probably be the pretzels, but I like to use them for pizza and mini pizzas too. Thanks so much for this recipie, Jonna!
I have only used it to make monkey bread. Some of those other recipes sound wonderful. Thanks for this miniture version.
I’m totally going for the Money Bread Muffins. I make these in a bundt pan, frequently, and I’m never disappointed. Oh, I also voted for you…good luck!
I love the rhodes orange rolls probably the best, but monkey bread is up there!
Would love to win this giveaway!
Monkey bread made with Rhodes rolls has been a family favorite for years. I can’t wait to try this mini-monkey bread recipe!
I love anything ORANGE and especially your orange knots – oh so yummy! And I love your blog!
I love your site and my fav. is the BBQ ribs. They are delicious! And I voted:)
Jonna your website is amazing along with all your wonderful recipes. I voted for you tonight and I think the next vote we need to cast is for you to publish a cookbook. I know you would sell a ton of them. Your pictures are amazing and are so helpful so we know exactly what things are supposed to look like. I am sure that it is very time consuming to do what you do and me and my family really appreciate it. Thank you! That is so exciting about you getting to do what you do best for Rhodes! Congratulations! As for my favorite, it has to be all the different ways that you can take an ordinary ball of dough and cut it, roll it, and make it look like you slaved all day making fancy rolls.
Your monkey bread or Lemon Pecan Twists!!! Everything on your blog is delicious!!!!!!
Yummy………….Monkey Bread………doesn’t get better than this!
Love, love, love your recipes. Thanks for the help with my daughters farewell celebration. It was a huge success. Everyone loved the food. OF COURSE I will vote for your blog…..and BTW my favorite Rhodes recipe is your EASY BUTTERY BREADSTICKS!
I love using Rhodes Dough to make bread bowls for soup! Quick and easy!
I buy the 3pack of Rhodes Whole Wheat bread. We use that for Communion at our church every week! It tastes just as good as homemade!
the Catherine Hepburn Brownies are not only a favorite of mine, but I served them at a luncheon at work for some out of town guests and they were a huge hit!
I L-O-V-E Rhodes Rolls, my favorite recipes are the above mini monkey breads, I am aslo going to try the waffles you made with the Rhodes Rolls sooon!
My favorite recipe is their Parmesan bread knots. they are superb!
the only Rhodes I have tried is the cinnamon rolls – absolutely delicious! would love to try the bread!!
I have only ever tried the Rhodes cinnamon rolls – would love to make my own from their bread dough!
My grandma used to make “sticky buns” when we would spend the night.(the rolls rise overnight covered in butterscotch pudding,butter, and other stuff in bundt pan) Those are like heaven for me.
I have used so many of your recipes, and I use Rhodes frozen dough at least once a week. My favorite recipe of yours so far is the Chicken Broccoli Supreme.
I just LOVE your blog! My fav Rhodes recipe is the lemon twist! The are delicious and pretty simple to make! Thanks for all the great recipes!!
These look so delicious. My whole family loves monkey bread, so I am sure these will be a hit with all of them. I may need to hide them so I can get a taste. My seventeen and eighteen year old sons consume a lot of food!
I love the parmesan bread knots!
I love using Rhodes Rolls to make scrumptious garlic breadsticks for dipping in soup!
I love the pretzel bites dipped in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with icing. So delicious and so easy! Thank you!
I love the orange and lemon knots and twists
Can’t wait to try the monkey bread. Thanks! I love this website. I use it all the time. I love your ideas. Just waiting for a reason to cook something sweet.
Monkey Bread is a favorite Sunday breakfast around here…can’t wait to try these! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your recipes!
Anything with bread dough is awesome in my book, especially when you add cinnamon and sugar 🙂
Oh that’s great! This is definatley the best recipe blog! You got my vote!!
I LOVE using Rhodes frozen dough! Especially for scones or cinnamon anything!
I love me some monkey bread!
I wish we had Rhodes rolls in Holland. I would try to make all your recipes starting with the monkey bread!
Maybe next time you can give the monkeys a dash of coke (instead of the corn syrup) before you bake them. It will make them moist and sticky.
To bad we don’t have Rhodes rolls in Holland. If we had I would try your monkey bread receipe. They look similar to our
“Zeeuwse Bollen”. Maybe next time you can give the monkeys a das of coke insted of using corn syrup. It will make them moist and sticky!
I have never had a recipe that I have tried with rhodes dough not be the best!!! I love to make scones with it, I love the monkey bread mini bites, I love to make french bread, and bread sticks, and of course, the orange knots…the conveniance of rhodes dough is the greatest. yum, yum!!!!! Michelle
My favs are breadsticks and sticky buns! I also love Rhodes whole wheat bread!
I’ve always loved the Rhodes Roll (and bread) just as they are – – fresh and warm from the oven with lots of butter, but now that you’ve shared this wonderful monkey bread recipe, I’ll have to try it out.
I’m off to vote………..good luck!
I love to use Rhodes to make garlic bread sticks. I could eat them all by myself and all by themselves. Sometimes I just want a snack and Rhodes is easy and convenient, oh, and tasty too! Can’t wait to try your recipes! They look absolutely yummy!
I love making stromboli with my Rhodes! Love it!
Jonna I can’t wait to try this yummy recipie. My mouth is watering. I have the 98 edition of Rhode’s “Fun Ideas”. I loving being able to make up easy breadsticks and soup bowls. I make my own rolls and sweetbreads, but love having the Rhodes on hand, if I need to whip up something quick. Looking forward to checking out the new book and ideas.
Aboslutely love your blog, you talented woman. You really should concider publishing. If you have seen Pioneer Woman’s Book, yours would be equally as good. And I love the way she has written hers and she started as a blog!!!!! Go for it!!!!
Your parmesan twist using the rhodes rolls are my favorite! They go great with every meal, and are to die for!
I would have to say my favorite rhodes recipe at this time is Monkey Bread, I want to try the Orange Knots so it could soon be replaced…..
I have an orange rolls recipe that I love that is made with Rhodes Rolls. So good!
Looks delicious! I love the monkey bread and the parmesan knots!
I LOVE the pretzel bites! 🙂 So yummy!
My favorite recipe is one my Mom made every Christmas, for as long as I can remember. It is a Cinnimon/Sugar Christmas Tree. It is so much fun to make and eat. The branches are twisted, dripping with icing, and decorated with green and red cherries. I still make this every Christmas for my girls, they look forward to eating it after opening presents just like I did.
Some time ago, I saw a Rhodes recipe in a magazine. It was some sort of pull apart sweet bread concoction. It looked good, but I didn’t pull it because Rhodes bread was not available in our area…at that time. It has since been introduced here and I would love to try it that recipe!
I love the Spinach Twist from their first cookbook…it’s SO darned good.
Now I need to make some of those sweet little Monkey Breads.
Off to vote for your blog…….Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and ideas you share. You’re the best….
I love your banana bread recipes!!!!
My kids love the recipes! Especially the pretzel bites!
Hands down the MONKEY BREAD!!! I really love your blog. It gives me the courage to try things I would never dream of making.
Loved your fried ham and rice recipe from a few weeks ago.
Congrats on being nominated! Mini Monkey Bread all the way – delicious and very creative!
Nom. Nom. Nom. To all of the above!
This mini monkey bread recipe is my favorite- it is the bomb!! Love them!
I will try the mini monkey bread soon.. i check your site daily to see what exciting recipes you have posted.
Monkey Bread! Love that stuff!
There’s so much to do with Rhodes rolls, but I do love the Parmesan rolls.
I tried an orange roll recipe on your blog once and loved them!
My grand-ma used to always make orange knots/ monkeybread when our family would come and visit. She would make homemade dough but I just don’t have time for that these days being a busy momma. I love that the Rhodes rolls are a fast way to get a yummy sweet treat without too much work. Jonna you rock! You are my go to blog for everything. 🙂
I love the Mini Monkey Bread recipe…so do my two boys ages 12 and 9. The first time I made them, they were gone in about 15 minutes. I had to make another batch (but doubled it). Thankfully, they lasted for about an hour! Love your site and will definitely be voting for you. Thank you for being a part of our families.
I like to make pretzel bites for my kiddos after school. They love them. I also love just plain old rolls – hot with butter!
I love Rhodes gooey rolls recipe ….. And I love your BBQ chicken sandwiches recipe. Well, I love your whole blog :).
I found your site a couple of days ago, and LOVE IT. I keep finding new things I want to try. These Baby Monkey Bread are on the top of my list! I’m making them tomorrow. 🙂
Love your blog! Check often for inspiration on menu planning.
I LOVE ALL your recipes BUT my all time favorite this week anyway…is the one you titled “My favorite Pasta” AND we also loved the Oreo cupcakes…SOOOO good! Thanks for sharing your cooking talent with all of us! I am a better cook thanks to you! I have not tried Rhodes frozen bread dough but will be making this recipe very soon!
Oh these look wonderful! I love cinnamon!
thanks for the recipe!
My daughter made your Mini Monkey Bread recipe for a bridal shower she hosted recently with the other bridesmaids. They were the first to go. Many asked for your recipe and we wrote them up and made lots of referrals to your website. Well done and thanks for making the party such a success!!
I absolutely LOVE your blog and your recipes, your pics are beautiful of the food that you create! Our favorite so far are the little ritz cracker, marshmallow, peanut butter thingys……..Love them!! So quick and easy!!
I love love the pretzel bites. I love to get them at the mall in the pretzel stands but once I tried this recipe there is no need to waste my money at the mall any more. My kids, husband and I all enjoy this snack. Thanks so much!!!
P.S. I love your blog your great at what you do and thanks for the awesome recipes and pics.
The italian waffles are amazing! My family loves them and they are so quick and easy.
I am very new to your blog– just 2 days now. I can’t stop looking at all the recipes with such great pictures. Easter breakfast at church will be having a taste of your monkey bites or more! I want to get started now! Also, those cute bird nests with pretzel sticks should be a hit at the 1st grade spring break party this week. That,s how I found you–looking for something special for the party. Thanks a bunch!