Chicken Alfredo Bacon Pastry Pockets

Easy and delicious puff pastry sheets filled with a creamy Alfredo sauce, tender chicken and crispy bacon.  

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 Any deliciousness stuffed inside of tender dough and baked is definitely a favorite over here with my guys.  Especially with chicken!

When you take a bite out of a Chicken Alfredo Bacon Pastry Pocket, it is melt-in-your-mouth good!

Decadent cream sauce surrounding crispy bacon pieces sauteed with garlic and onions, tender chicken, and melted cheese is all tucked inside these pastry pockets.   

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It’s Mystery Dish day and Kristi from Inspiration Kitchen is hosting this month!  If you haven’t seen all what she creates in her kitchen yet, be sure to take a look around while you’re over there.  Such talent and creativeness!

Here are the ingredients Kristi put together and challenged us bloggers to choose at least 3 ingredients for each of our creations:  apricots, asparagus, vidalia onions, fennel/tarragon, chicken, puff pastry, coconut, cashews, chocolate, and pineapple.

What ingredients would you love to put together and make with this list??

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I for sure wanted to use puff pastry… because it’s SO easy to use with sweet or savory! 

I’ve already created other easy puff pastry recipes with cinnamon chips, cheesecake filling, pumpkin caramel, and pastry doughnuts.  So, I thought I’d share with you easy stuffed pastry that I make all the time for my guys when they come home for lunch.

You are going to love how delicious these turn out AND how easy it is to make!

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While your sheets of frozen pastry are thawing, start frying up the bacon pieces!  (We are peppered bacon lovers.)

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When the bacon is almost at your desired crispness, add the chopped onions and minced garlic and saute for a a few minutes.

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 The aroma of bacon, garlic and onions is enough to get them excited for lunch or dinner, right?

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This cream sauce is seriously so quick… and easy!

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Cut each sheet of pastry into 6 rectangles.  Lay the first six pieces onto a baking sheet covered with the mixture of olive oil and garlic powder, to prevent the pastry from sticking on the bottom.

Put a about 2 tablespoons of cream sauce in the middle of the six pastry pieces.  Followed with the cooked, chopped chicken.  (Note:  this is a great way to use leftover chicken!)

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Don’t be afraid to pile on the bacon mixture!

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 Sprinkle on the shredded cheese and another drizzle of cream sauce.

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Stretch out the other 6 pieces just a little bit to fit over the top of each covered rectangle.

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Tuck the pastry under the bottom.  Don’t worry about making all of it completely sealed. 

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 These are really great to freeze (after baked) and warm up for snack time!

See what everyone else from the Mystery Dish Club  made this month!

Tropical Chicken Tacos ~ Inspiration Kitchen

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Pineapple Scones ~ The Pajama Chef

Chicken Alfredo Bacon Pastry Pockets
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When you take a bite out of a Chicken Alfredo Bacon Pastry Pocket, it is melt-in-your-mouth good! Decadent cream sauce surrounding crispy bacon pieces sauteed with garlic and onions, tender chicken, and melted cheese is all tucked inside these pastry pockets.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 (17.3 ounces) package frozen puff pastry (2 ready-to-bake sheets)
  2. 2 cooked chicken breasts
  3. 1 pound bacon, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  4. 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  5. 1 small vidalia onion, chopped
  6. 3 tablespoon olive oil or melted butter
  7. 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  8. 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  9. 1 cup shredded mozzarella
for the quick Alfredo sauce
  1. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. 4 ounces cream cheese
  3. 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  4. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  5. 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  6. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  8. salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Thaw (at room temperature) and unfold both sheets of puff pastry. (Cover with plastic wrap while waiting to use to prevent dried cracks.)
  2. In a heavy skillet on medium heat, fry the cut bacon. When the bacon is almost to your desired crispiness, add chopped onion and minced garlic. Saute all together for a few more minutes and drain excess bacon fat. Set aside.
  3. To make the easy Alfredo cream sauce, heat a medium sauce pan on medium heat and put in the butter and cream cheese. Pour in heavy whipping cream and seasonings. Whisk together until cream cheese has melted and all combined. It will become thick when all the way heated up. Stir in grated Parmesan and set aside. (If you prefer a thinner consistency, add one teaspoon at a time of milk.)
  4. Combine 3 tablespoons of olive oil (or melted butter) with 2 teaspoons garlic powder. Brush on the cooking surface of a large baking sheet.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Cut each sheet of pastry into 6 rectangles. Lay the first six pieces onto a baking sheet covered with the mixture of olive oil and garlic powder, to prevent the pastry from sticking on the bottom. Put a about 2 tablespoons of cream sauce in the middle of the six pastry pieces. Followed with the cooked, chopped chicken and bacon. Sprinkle on the shredded cheese and drizzle on more cream sauce. Stretch out the other 6 pieces just a little bit to fit over the top of each covered rectangle. Tuck the pastry under the bottom. Don’t worry about making all of it completely sealed. Brush the remaining olive oil and garlic mixture on top of all of the pockets.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Notes
  1. Using leftover chicken or ready-made rotisserie chicken is a great way to make this even faster!
  2. When thawing the frozen sheets of puff pastry, it is recommended to start with preparing the bacon first. While the bacon is frying, proceed with the easy and quick Alfredo cream sauce. Then you will have everything prepared and ready to stuff these pockets!
  3. If using onion salt and/or garlic salt, omit the salt, to taste.
  4. Makes 6 (5 1/2 inches each) pastry pockets.
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Cookie Butter Sticky Popcorn

Light and fluffy popcorn drenched with creamy cookie spread and melted marshmallows.

Biscoff Cookie Sticky Popcorn #Biscoff #CookieSpreadPopcorn is sometimes better dressed up.

And having fun, dressed up sticky popcorn is the best treat! 

Cookie Butter Sticky Popcorn is smothered in warm Biscoff cookie spread and melted marshmallows… it makes the popcorn so gooey delicious and very addictive!

This gooey popcorn cannot be put down after one bite or be left alone with.  Unless you want it all by yourself… I won’t judge.  

Making this warm gooey popcorn is really simple to make!

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After you’ve brought the easy marshmallow-y mixture to a boil in a heavy duty sauce pan, pour over your already popped kernels.  

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Leave no naked popcorn unturned.  

Mix it all up until it is completely combined.  Be sure to be careful when reaching in the bowl or wanting to lick a spoonful of the heated sugary mixture… it is very hot!  Giving you heads up as to my own impatience experience.  

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Click below to get my simple popcorn recipe:

Biscoff Cookie Sticky Popcorn recipe

P.S.  You can find cookie spread in the isle near the peanut butter products.

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A Month In Pictures: March

March is my favorite month.  

It’s my birthday and springtime.  Lots of candles to blow out and time for winter to leave.

Capturing moments throughout the month and sharing some of them with you.  It’s just a peak of the real life behind the times when I’m not in the kitchen creating recipes… (like, my favorite this month was the Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops).  I may have eaten more than my share.  

In February, I shared a list of words to be creative with when snapping pictures for March.  Sometimes, one word is all you need to describe a picture. 

Some of the photos I captured are on my Instagram with #SGphotosAday.  And some photos made it over here to share with you.

March.

Cake

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Every year on my birthday, I get one of the best gifts of all… a baked (and decorated) birthday cake from my boys.  Lots of love went into this homemade chocolate cake!  

And yes, it was a fiery inferno when the candles were all lit!

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Smile

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The family I created makes me smile.

Getting the boys to smile and pose for a photo is usually an experience in itself.  Levi’s pose always cracks me up (far right)… he purposely poses as if we were doing photographs in the era of the no-smile-and-don’t-look-at-the-camera time.

Jump

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Playing out in an open field of grass and throwing the football at sunset is the best!

Street Sign

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Entering adventurous roads… 

Landscape

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Taking a Sunday stroll on one of the major islands of the Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island.  

Remember, the bison may be dangerous… when they’re not chomping on sage brush and may go to eat little 8 year olds in the back seat that constantly complain about how (adventurous) Sunday drives are soooo boring.  

Text Message

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As long as my children live under my roof, they will always be checking in with me. 

Nature

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Did I mention how I love springtime?

Snuggle

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Sentry snuggles up to these old work boots every single day… without even a little puppy nibble on the boots.

Flowers

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Birthday flowers are the best!

Now it’s your turn!  Share with me your photos via Instagram.  Tag me (@simplygloria1) and #SGphotosAday when posting your photos with the list below.  I can’t wait to see what you capture!

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Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops

Sweet and tangy blueberry sauce swirling around in rich and creamy decadent frozen custard.   Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops with SimplyGloria.com #frozen You are going to love this frozen treat!  

These Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops are so rich and creamy with bursts of delicious blueberries in every lick!  Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops with SimplyGloria.com #custard #blueberryIt’s Mystery Dish day and Mary Frances from The Sweet {Tooth} Life is hosting this month!     Last summer, I was so excited to share my cake mix cookie recipe with Mary Frances.  She is such a doll!  If you haven’t had a chance to hang out over there yet, be sure to head over and see all of her creativeness!

Here are the ingredients Mary Frances put together and challenged us Mystery Dish bloggers to choose at least 3 ingredients in each of our creations:  clams, Ramen noodles, blueberries, heavy whipping cream, chocolate chunks, potato chips, kale, almond butter, chiles, and orange juice.

What would YOU love to create with these ingredients?? Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops with SimplyGloria.com #blueberry #PopsiclesI had a few creations in mind.  

And, creamy custard made with heavy whipping cream, infused with a blueberry sauce simmered with sugar, orange zest and juice from the orange was the one.  

These Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops are so simple to make.  

It takes less than 20 minutes to whip up before popping them into the freezer.  The hardest part is just waiting to eat one (or two)!

Begin with the blueberry action… Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops with SimplyGloria.com 1 Let the blueberries, squeezed orange, zest and sugar simmer all while you get the custard going.  Then the sauce and the custard will be done all at the same time!  Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops with SimplyGloria.com2 The custard is simple… and made with simple ingredients.

Cream and egg yolks are key to making this custard creamy smooth.  With sugar to sweeten, cornstarch to add thickness, and a pinch of salt to enhances the sweetness. 

Here’s the SO-easy part:  combine all the ingredients in a heavy duty sauce pan.  It will take about 10-15 minutes to thicken on medium heat. Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops with SimplyGloria.com3 Take off the heat as soon as it starts to thicken.  It will be like a creamy pudding consistency.  Add vanilla extract and cold butter to the hot creamy custard.   Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops with SimplyGloria.com4 The blueberry sauce has done its magic all while the custard was cooking! Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops with SimplyGloria.com v Divide the decadent (warm) custard into little 3 ounce paper cups and spoon in as much of the blueberry sauce your little heart desires.    Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops with SimplyGloria.com vi Pop a stick in each one and do a little swirl action.  The custard is thick enough to hold the stick in place.   Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops with SimplyGloria.com #custard Pop in the freezer until completely frozen.  Overnight in the freezer is best.  But, if you’re like my husband and devour a few before they’re frozen… go for it!  You will love these!

See what everyone else from Mystery Dish made this month! 

Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Rice Krispie Treats from The Sweet {Tooth} Life

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Sandwich Cookies from Flavor the Moments

Sesame Ginger Shrimp Ramen Noodles from The Pajama Chef

Potato Chip Chocolate Chunk Cookies from I Dig Pinterest

Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Potato Chip Cookies from Chez Catey Lou

Blueberry French Toast Casserole from Yummy Healthy Easy

Spicy Clam & Kale Appetizer by Inspiration Kitchen

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Blueberry Frozen Custard Pops
Sweet and tangy blueberry sauce swirling around in rich and creamy decadent frozen custard. These are so rich and creamy with bursts of delicious blueberries in every lick!
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blueberry sauce
  1. 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  2. 2 tablespoons sugar
  3. zest and juice from 1 orange
custard
  1. 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  2. 2 cups whole milk
  3. 4 large egg yolks
  4. 2/3 cup sugar
  5. 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  6. pinch of salt
  7. 1/3 cup cold butter
  8. 2 teaspoons vanillla
  9. 12 (3 ounce) paper cups
  10. 12 wooden popsicle sticks
sauce
  1. In a small sauce pan over medium-low heat, combine blueberries, sugar, zest and juice. Stir and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
how to make custard
  1. In a large sauce pan over medium heat, combine cream, milk, egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk until all combined. Switch to a (wooden) spoon and stir continuously until the custard starts to thicken.
  2. Take custard off heat and stir in vanilla and cold butter pieces.
  3. Divide custard into 12 (3 ounce) paper cups and spoon blueberry sauce on top of the custard.
  4. Take wooden sticks to swirl down the sauce into the custard and finish with the stick standing in the middle of the cup.
  5. Freeze custard pops overnight or until frozen.
  6. To take custard out of paper cups, cut a small slit at the top of the cup and peel away the paper. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Makes 12 frozen custard pops. Store in freezer for 7-10 days.
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Skillet Chicken Mexican Rice

Pan seared chicken and tender fluffy rice infused with delightful chunky salsa.  Skillet Chicken Mexican Rice is a one-pot meal you’ll fall in love with!

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One-pot, dish, and skillet meals are the best… for many reasons.

Tossing all of the ingredients into a single skillet, definitely calls for a no-fuss dinner.

The husband only has one pan to wash!

And, the whole family thinks you spent hours throwing everything together to make it a total comfort meal.  

Skillet Chicken Mexican Rice is one of those dishes that surely pleases the hungry crowd!

It’s amazingly easy to put together all in one skillet.   

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With everything going into one skillet, there’s only a few steps to take.

Sear the seasoned chicken pieces in the hot skillet for just a few minutes.  

The chicken will finish cooking with the rest of the ingredients.  By doing it this way, it helps seal in all the juices for moist chicken (in every bite!) and it just gives the chicken a head start.  

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Combine the long grain rice, salsa and chicken broth. Pop the lid on and let it do it’s thing.

By adding your favorite salsa, you cut out a lot of prep work for this dish.  The salsa already has the chopped tomatoes, onions and jalapenos.  

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 Sprinkle the cilantro with love…

And enjoy!

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Skillet Chicken Mexican Rice
Pan seared chicken and tender fluffy rice infused with delightful chunky salsa. This is a one-pot meal you’ll fall in love with!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound uncooked boneless chicken breasts, cut into large bite size pieces
  2. 2 tablespoon olive oil (or any kind of oil for cooking)
  3. 1 tablespoon chili powder
  4. 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  5. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  6. 1 cup long grain white rice, uncooked
  7. 1 1/4 cup (your favorite) salsa
  8. 2 cups chicken broth
  9. 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, minced
  10. 1 lime
Instructions
  1. In a heated skillet over medium high heat, put in oil and cut chicken. Sprinkle the chicken with chili powder, cumin and garlic powder. Stir and sear the seasoned chicken for about 4 minutes.
  2. Add rice, salsa and chicken broth to the skillet WITH chicken. Stir until combined and cover with lid. Turn down heat to LOW for 30-35 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle minced cilantro and fresh lime juice when ready to serve.
Notes
  1. Immediately store leftovers in refrigerator in a closed container.
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Creamy Chicken Pasta Skillet 

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Skillet Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce

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Cinnamon Roll Ring with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Indulge in a continuous swirl of cinnamon and brown sugar encased with tender, homemade dough.  Creamy cinnamon frosting seeping down into every cinnamon crevice.  

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This Cinnamon Roll Ring is a totally different take on your typical everyday cinnamon roll

It is one continuous spiral of buttery cinnamon filling that is in every single layer of made-from-scratch dough.  Then it’s all drenched with whipped Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting!

Oh, and this frosting… is so cinnamon-y delicious!  If you’re a frosting lover like I am, you’ll be licking this frosting bowl clean.  It’s really THAT good!

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I’ve created a way for you (and me!) to have homemade cinnamon action without having to wait all day from start to finish.  All of this deliciousness could be done from start to finish in your mouth in about an hour.

So, making this amazing ring of cinnamon is seriously simple!  .

It’s all made with tender, melt in your mouth, homemade dough.  But don’t let the homemade part scare you.  You can do this!  I’ll take you through the steps.    

If this is your first time working with yeast, no need to feel intimidated.  Trust me, it’ll be your best friend– not your enemy.  I LOVE baking with yeast so much and I STILL jump with excitement when the shining star (i.e. YEAST) has puffed up my recipes!  It’s so rewarding.  

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The dough comes together quickly.

This isn’t an all day adventure of letting the dough rise a hundred different times before you get to do something with it.  By adding the dry active yeast to sugar and warm water… it drifts off into it’s own little zone.  The proofing zone.  Just sit and watch the science project do it’s thing (foam).  All while you get your flour and other ingredients ready, of course.  And within minutes, you’ll have proofed yeast that has bubbled up and ready to add to the flour. 

Allow the dough to rest for a few minutes after kneading it.  Because resting the dough relaxes the gluten and allows it to become tender after baked.  It also relaxes the gluten enough to spread out and not retract.  It’s always lovely when a relaxed ball of dough can cooperate.  

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While the ball of dough is resting it’s gluten, prepare the melted buttery cinnamon filling.  Smell the cinnamon goodness!

Roll out the dough to about half an inch thick and spread on the {amazing} filling.

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Cut into 1 inch strips all the way across.  If you’ve got a pizza slicer, use it!

There’s really no specific number of how many strips you come up with.  Just go until there’s no more cutting.

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Cinnamon Roll Ring with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting via SimplyGloria.com6Continue with all the strips of dough until you’ve reached to the outer edges.  Be sure to keep them tucked down to the bottom of the pan.  

Sometimes, I have a few extra pieces of strips that don’t quite fit into the pan with the others.  You can discard them OR use a small baking dish and make a teeny weeny individual Cinnamon Roll Ring!

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Bake and watch it puff right up into magical decadence!  

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Now it’s time to make the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting!

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Spin all the ingredients together…

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Now you’ve got ribbons of creamy cinnamon frosting ready to drizzle all over the warm (and puffy) baked goodness!

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Or you could do what I always do… 

And forget the drizzle business.  

Drench it.

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Into every crevice. 

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Dive in.

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Select any size of piece that you wish…

Enjoy!

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Cinnamon Roll Ring with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Indulge in a continuous swirl of cinnamon and brown sugar encased with tender, homemade dough. Creamy cinnamon frosting seeping down into every cinnamon crevice. This Cinnamon Roll Ring has one continuous spiral of buttery cinnamon filling that is in every single layer of made-from-scratch dough. Then it's all drenched in a creamy cinnamon frosting.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 teaspoons (or one 1/4 ounce envelope package) active dry yeast
  2. 2 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 cup warm water (100-110 degrees)
  4. 2 tablespoons honey
  5. 1/4 cup milk, scalded
  6. 3 tablespoons butter
  7. 1 large egg, beaten
  8. 2 1/2-3/4 cups bread flour (extra for dusting under the rolled out dough)
  9. 1 teaspoon salt
cinnamon filling
  1. 1/2 cup butter, melted
  2. 2/3 cup brown sugar
  3. 3 tablespoons cinnamon
frosting
  1. 8 ounce cream cheese, room temperature
  2. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  3. 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (or 2 tablespoons of milk)
  4. 2 1/2-3 cups powdered sugar (depending on how you like the consistency.)
  5. 3 teaspoons cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Combine yeast, granulated sugar and warm water in a small mixing bowl. Set aside in a warm place for about ten minutes. (A draft-free warm place is your microwave! Sit it in with a cup or bowl of hot water and just shut the door.) Once the yeast mixture has proofed (doubled in foam), stir in honey.
  2. Scald milk and add cold butter to it. Butter will melt and cool down the milk at the same time. Set aside.
  3. Add yeast mixture to a large mixing bowl with the 2 cups of the flour and salt. Also add beaten egg and milk/butter mixture. Gently stir with a wooden spoon. If using your mixer, use the dough hook and mix on low.
  4. Once the flour mixture has incorporated in with the wet ingredients, slowly add in the rest of the flour, a little at a time. (You may not need all of the measured flour.) Continue to mix on low speed (or take out and knead by hand) for about 4-6 minutes. Add a tablespoon of flour at a time, if needed. As to make sure the dough is completely pulled away from the bottom of the bowl and no longer sticky.
  5. Take the dough out of the bowl and place on a lightly floured surface. Let the dough rest for about 5 minutes, uncovered or you can set your empty bowl upside down onto the dough.
  6. For the filling, combine the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Roll out the rested ball of dough on the lightly floured surface to about half an inch thick. Spread the filling evenly all across the rolled dough, to the edges. Cut into 1 inch strips all the way across.
  9. In a prepared (sprayed with non-stick) 9 inch round baking dish, start with the first strip of covered dough and place in the middle of the baking dish with the cinnamon side going in towards the center. Continue with all the strips of dough until you’ve reached to the outer edges. Be sure to keep them tucked down to the bottom of the pan. (If you end up with a few extra strips that won't fit, put in a smaller baking dish and prepare the same way.)
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top.
frosting
  1. Beat the softened cream cheese and vanilla for about 1 minute on medium high speed. Alternate the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar until the right consistency. Add cinnamon.You may want to add more powdered sugar to make it thicker or to your liking.
  2. Spread on the icing as soon as the cinnamon roll ring comes out of the oven. By doing this, the frosting starts to melt in between all of the swirling crevices.
  3. Slice into individual servings.
Notes
  1. Cover and store in refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat or serve at room temperature.
  2. May prepare this the day before. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate right away. Before baking the next day, take off plastic wrap and bring to room temperature. Bake for the same amount of time suggested above. Frosting may be made the day before, as well.
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Congratulations to Diane P!! 

With the LUCK spreading through the air and St. Patrick’s Day approaching, YOU have a chance to WIN 15 amazing cookbooks!  

My blogger friends and I have each chosen our favorite cookbook and want to give the whole Pot ‘O Cookbooks to ONE LUCKY winner.  

Check out ALL of these top chosen cookbooks by your favorite bloggers.  Are you feeling LUCKY???  

 

Signed copy of Dessert Mash-Ups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signed Copy of Perfectly Peppermint 

 

 

 

 

 

 
I want YOU to be the one to get all of these cookbooks… 
 
 

Which cookbook are you most excited for?

 
*This giveaway is open to U.S, residents only. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified, so please make sure you are doing what you are claiming in the Rafflecopter or all your entries will be voided. No funny business, folks. ;). By entering, you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. One winner will be selected. The winner will be notified via the email they provide, and will have 48 hours to reply to the email. If the winner does not reply back within the 48 hours, they forfeit the prize and a new winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter. Each cookbook will be sent directly from each blogger hosting the giveaway. Entries must come from your MAIN social media accounts, not accounts that have been set up separately just for entering giveaways. Entries from these types of accounts will be disqualified. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
 
 

A Month In Pictures: February

I love snapping photos!  Now that it’s evolved into a digital age, we can take endless amount of photos without having to save that last click for a memorable moment.   

Way back in the prehistoric camera ages, I was able to make a roll of film (with 24 exposure) last for about 6 months.  And forget about even pushing that button to capture someone NOT smiling into the camera!  That film was precious!  Not only was it expensive to develop the film (in the local pharmacy), but most of the time the images came back blurry, off centered, or just a plain mystery.  

Fast forward many, many years later… I’m always trying to capture all the moments. 

Introducing, A Month In Pictures.

I want to share with you the tidbits of real life when I’m not creating recipes.  And also, letting YOU play along!  It’s kind of like a photo-a-day-challenge.  At the end of this post, there is a list I’ve put together for the month of March.  And since I love Instagram so much, share with me your photos from the list provided (in no particular order) and add #SGphotosAday in your caption.  I want to see YOUR perspective in photos!

February.

In My Purse

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I like to keep it simple.  Wallet and my sunglasses case.  

Road Trip

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Somewhere along the travels of coming back from Vegas.

Candy

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A HUGE bag of suckers are always available in the snack cupboard.

Vintage

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I’m in love with the history of this lamp post.  It is on an old train station building that is no longer in use.

Hot Mess

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I’ve been working on our Construction Room which has been empty for almost 2 years… only because I can never decide how I want to design the soon to be OFFICE-something-room.

Morning Coffee

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My new favorite coffee mug.

Wall Art

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Always my favorite to look at in passing.

My Town

My Town with SimplyGloria.com #February

Remember when I’ve mentioned I live in a county with no traffic lights…

Letter A

Letter A with SimplyGloria.com #February

Old retired sign.

My Handwriting

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Funny how a handwriting can change with the mood you’re in.

More Than One

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A typical day near my home.

My Favorite Shoes

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These have to be my most favorite shoes this winter.  They’re perfect for running around town and getting stuff done during the day while my guys are at school.

Mirror Selfie

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Beanies are the best to have on #BadHairDay

Black + White

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We spent Valentine’s Day fishing at the lake with the whole family.  Years in the past, it would have ice fishing.  But this year, it was so warm and dry– no coats!  We played in the sand and found old rooted up trees.

Snow

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With this winter being very mild, this is as much as a snow storm would bring.

My Valentine

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My Love.  Spending time on a getaway (far, far away) just to go rock out… our kind of date.

Letter B

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Anther old retired sign.  {Love}

(New) Best Friend

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With arrival of February, also came a new stove.  The last one seemed to have gotten a mysterious crack across the top.  As well as, the microwave stopped melting my butter.  The last mattress was too hard.  The last 2 coffee makers didn’t make my coffee hot enough.  And, the last dishwasher almost set the house on fire.  It’s been an amazing February!

Hair

Hair with SimplyGloria.com #February

One silly fact about me:  my hair is never pulled up in a pony, bun, etc.  It’s always down… curly or straight.  

Sunset

Sunset with SimplyGloria.com #February

Sunsets are absolutely magical.  Not one is the same.  This may not look quite like the sunset you see when you’re on an island.  But, this sunset is surrounded by mountains.  This view is from outside my kitchen window.  Always pretty when we’re making dinner.

New Love

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The arrival of our new family member has been so anticipated!  We’ve been waiting for a long time– since December.  We named our new German Shepherd, Sentry.   

Pop Of… RED

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 This old bus bench is always randomly sitting near the river bank.  It’s my favorite part about coming down to the bank.

Now it’s your turn!  Share with me your photos via Instagram.  Tag me (@simplygloria1) and #SGphotosAday when posting your photos with the list below.  I can’t wait to see what you capture!

March Photo Challenge with SimplyGloria.com

I’ll be posting my photos through out the month on IG and over here at the end of each month.  Join me on the adventure!

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Disclaimer:  All photos are taken by me… no one else… just me.

Peanut Butter Crumble Coffee Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze

Peanut butter enriched coffee cake with sweet crumbles baked on top and drizzled with a peanut butter glaze.  A peanut butter lover’s dream come true!

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Peanut butter and coffee cake.  My two favorite things put in one little world of decadence.

I have always thought known coffee cake was such a delightful cake to enjoy at any given time.  

I think it’s perfectly partnered up with girlfriend talk and of course, coffee.  And, for the perfect straight-out-of-the-oven bedtime snack with my guys.  Both of which are definitely a given.

Peanut Butter Crumb Coffee Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze with SimplyGloria.com #cakePeanut butter in every crevice.  In every single sweet bite.  

Moist, tender Peanut Butter Crumb Coffee Cake with a Peanut Butter Glaze drizzled all on top.  It’s a perfect easy made-from-scratch coffee cake– for your peanut butter sweet tooth!

Peanut Butter Crumb Coffee Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze with SimplyGloria.com #CrumbCakeIt’s Mystery Dish day and I’m so honored to be hosting this month!  

Here are the ingredients I came up with and challenged the Mystery Dish bloggers to choose at least three ingredients in their creations:  cherries, peanut butter, wontons, baking chips, jalapenos, eggs, potatoes, sweetened condensed milk, Greek yogurt,  pork loin, beans (canned or dry), and buttermilk.

Despite an abundance of love I have for jalapenos (as listed above), the fiery item was just not in the works with this peanut butter action I was feeling.  So I sadly put the hotness aside and started working on a peanut buttery delight!

Making this homemade coffee cake with peanut butter is a breeze!  

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What makes this coffee cake so moist and tender is of course the creamy peanut butter.  Along with vanilla Greek yogurt and buttermilk = super moist!  Stir together them all together with the vanilla and set off to the side.

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This is the fun part!  Cut the cold butter into pieces and place in a large mixing bowl of flour, dark brown sugar and granulated sugar.  (You can use a pastry cutter, two knives, or your fingertips.)  Cut the butter into the flour and sugar mixture until it looks crumbly.  By cutting the butter into the flour mixture, it gives the cake a delicate texture as it cooks.

Remember to take out 1 cup of the butter/flour mixture before adding the rest of the ingredients. Set it in a separate bowl with (more) dark brown sugar.  It will be for your crumble topping. 

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Pour the peanut butter mixture into the flour mixture with a beaten egg, baking powder and salt.

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Over mixing makes for an unhappy batter.  Only mix the (thick) batter until you no longer see the flour.

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Put the batter in an 8 inch by 8 inch baking dish lined with parchment paper.  Start piling on the crumble mixture.

The crumble on top of the peanut butter goodness is purely divine.

Bake it in a preheated oven and test with a toothpick in the center in the last few minutes.  Allow to cool just a little bit and drizzle with the peanut butter glaze!

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Peanut Butter Crumble Coffee Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze
Peanut butter enriched coffee cake with sweet crumbles baked on top and drizzled with a peanut butter glaze. A peanut butter lover’s dream come true!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, divided
  4. 12 tablespoon unsalted cold butter, cut into pieces
  5. 3/4 cup buttermilk
  6. 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  7. 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  8. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  9. 1 large egg, beaten
  10. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  11. 1/4 teaspoon salt
glaze
  1. 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  2. 3 tablespoons milk
  3. 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir buttermilk, peanut butter, yogurt and vanilla extract together and set aside.
  3. Combine flour, granulated sugar and 1/4 cup dark brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Cut cold butter into the flour and sugars until crumbly.
  4. For the crumble, set aside 1 cup of butter/flour mixture in a separate bowl with another 1/4 cup dark brown sugar.
  5. Add the peanut butter and buttermilk mixture, beaten egg and baking powder to the large bowl of butter/flour mixture and combine until you no longer see the dry ingredients. Do not over mix.
  6. Put the batter in an 8 inch by 8 inch baking dish lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the crumble topping on top and bake for 50-55 minutes. Test the center with a toothpick before pulling out of the oven. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done.
  7. Allow to cool down for 20 minutes. Lift edges of the parchment paper to take out the cake before cutting.
to make the glaze
  1. In a medium (microwave safe) mixing bowl, heat peanut butter and milk for 45-60 seconds. Stir in between the heating time. Take out of microwave and whisk in the powdered sugar.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the cake and serve.
Notes
  1. Store cake at room temperature in a closed container for up to 3 days.
  2. May prepare the day before serving. Prepare (without baking) as follows in the instructions and refrigerate over night. For the next day, take out of refrigerator and bring to room temperature before putting in oven. Preheat oven and bake for the 50-55 minutes.
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Head over to see what my friends have created with this month’s Mystery Dish list!

Steamed Jalapeno Pork Wontons ~ Inspiration Kitchen

Whole Wheat Sweet Potatoes Waffles ~ Flavor The Moments

(Secret Ingredient) Healthy Banana Bread ~ Yummy Healthy Easy

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies ~ Culinary Couture

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But before you go, here is more peanut butter for your sweet tooth!

Lazy Daisy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cake from SimplyGloria.com #cake

Lazy Daisy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cake

Peanut Butter Truffles by SimplyGloria.com   Creamy little bites of #peanutbutter covered in chocolate!

Peanut Butter Truffles

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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cups

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Vanilla Greek Yogurt Waffles

Sweet and simple homemade crispy waffles ready to be devoured with your favorite toppings!

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Our waffle iron is hardly ever in it’s home.  And by home, I mean tucked away in a deep, dark space collecting dust.

Oh, no.  I’m thinking of maybe letting it have permanently residency on the counter space near the coffee maker.  Because the waffle iron is turned on A LOT.  

I’m not talking about a weekend only waffle iron.  Hot waffles are busted out in the mornings, we call weekdays.  You know, the mornings when you’re eyeballing the clock, snapping fingers, and saying the word hurry about 39 times.  

Yes, hot waffles happen at any given time here in my castle.  As well as for the after school snack attack, the after dinner snack, and let’s not forget about the bedtime snack.  Sometimes, this hot waffle action that happens, is an all day adventure!

Vanilla Greek Yogurt Waffles made with buttermilk, whole wheat and flaxseed!

Vanilla Greek Yogurt Waffles are one of those secret good-for-you waffles.  The ingredients alone are in your kitchen.  If not, you’re going to want to make sure you always have them on hand.  Because you’ll be making waffles probably as much as me.  And, for that reason… (drum roll, please)… I’m going to give away the same waffle maker that I use (daily) to one of you amazing readers!  It’s my treat to you! 

You may rush down to the bottom to enter for a brand new waffle iron OR first see how fast and easy these delectable waffles are to make!

Are you ready for a made-from-scratch waffle that will blow your mind?

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Pour buttermilk in a liquid measuring cup {or bowl} and add vanilla Greek yogurt, an egg, vanilla extract, and ground flax seed.  

Whisk it all together and set aside.

In case you’re wondering why I put the (dry) ground flax seed in with the buttermilk mixture and not with the dry ingredients below, it’s a texture thing.  Just by putting the flax seed in with the liquids first, it gives them a chance to soak and relax before going in with the dry flour.  You won’t even know the seeds are in the waffles.  It’s like they disappear and no one can call you out on trying to make them eat  healthy!  

Now it’s time to put together the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

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I like to use half whole wheat flour and half all purpose flour.  But if you’re feeling all whole wheat or all of the typical all purpose flour, go for it.  This is just my way of sneaking in a little of the healthy without being called out by my guys.  They think I just magically throw all of this together.  Which I do… didn’t you know that?  I make this so often, I can do it with my eyes closed. 

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Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Stir gently and do not over mix.  See the little lumps and bubbles in the image above?  That’s how you want it to look.  Let it do it’s thing.  The interaction of the buttermilk and baking powder (and baking soda) will start rising up a little because of the chemical reaction between them.  

While the batter is doing it’s thing, plug in and warm up the waffle iron.  

Always spray the inside of your iron with whatever cooking spray you have.  By doing this between every waffle, it makes for a happy iron.  {My old Belgian waffle iron is over 20 years old!– just a little fact.} 

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Gently put a a few spoonfuls of batter in the center of the hot iron and shut gently.  Ah, listen to the sizzle.

Be patient… a few moments later, you have a scrumptious waffle!

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Vanilla Greek Yogurt Waffles
Sweet and simple homemade crispy waffles ready to be devoured with your favorite toppings!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup buttermilk
  2. 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  5. 2 teaspoons ground flax seed
  6. 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  7. 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  8. 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  9. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  10. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  11. pinch salt (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine buttermilk, yogurt, egg, vanilla, and flax seed in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Pour in the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients. Gently stir. Do not over mix. Set aside and preheat waffle iron.
  4. Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour about 1/3 cup of batter onto the hot iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.
Notes
  1. Makes about 6 waffles. Store leftover waffle batter in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Wrap individual cooked waffles and may freeze.
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Peanut butter and syrup on waffles happens to run here!

Since I am constantly making waffles for my hungry guys {with this exact waffle maker pictured below} and because I love and appreciate ALL of my readers… I am giving one lucky reader a brand new waffle maker!  (Sorry, contest is now closed.)

Waffle Maker Giveaway with SimplyGloria.com

To be entered to win simply answer this question:

What is YOUR favorite topping to put on waffles?

Winner will receive one Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic Waffle Maker.  (Sponsored by Simply Gloria.)

This contest is open for one week.

For additional entries:  (please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.)

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A huge THANK YOU to all of you that participated in this giveaway!!  You all are so amazing!  I have been reading all of your comments throughout the giveaway and have really enjoyed what you all have listed as your favorite topping to put on your waffles!  Now you’ve all given me new ideas to enjoy my waffles! 

Stay tuned for another fun and fabulous giveaway coming VERY SOON!  Big hugs to you all!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Red Velvet Bugles

Salted crunchy Bugles enticed with red velvet sweetness.

Red Velvet Bugles coated with melted white chocolate and dusted with powdered sugar and red velvet cake! #RedVelvet

You know once you take a bite of something delicious and as much as you want to stop, you keep going back for more?  

The bliss combination of crunchy, salty and sweet keeps calling out your name.  

I’m always there.  Trust me.  

Maybe that’s why I love sharing with you sweet and salty with maraschino cherries, sprinkles, and brownies!

Red Velvet Bugles coated with melted white chocolate and dusted with powdered sugar and red velvet cake! #RedVelvet SimplyGloria.com

Red Velvet Bugles are coated with melted white chocolate and dusted with powdered sugar and red velvet cake.  

Oh, the love I have for those crunchy little triangles– and red velvet.

You’re going to LOVE how simple and fast these are to put together!

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Chop the white chocolate and be ready to melt away.

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I could be done at this point just to devour this bowl of melted white chocolate…

But I’m back!

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Swirl in red coloring for fun!

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Have your sweet sugar dust ready.  And, by dust I mean, powder sugar and dry red velvet cake mix.

{I know nothing else about any other type of dusting… just sugar dust.}

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Combine all of the ingredients into a large closed bag and gently toss until every single crunchy bite is covered.

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Red Velvet Bugles
Salted crunchy Bugles enticed with red velvet sweetness. Coated with melted white chocolate and dusted with powdered sugar and red velvet cake.
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Ingredients
  1. 6 cups Bugles (1 package, 7.5-Ounce)
  2. 10 ounces white chocolate, melted
  3. 1 tablespoon cooking oil (I used Canola oil)
  4. 3-4 drops gel red food coloring
  5. 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  6. 3/4 cup dry red velvet cake mix
Instructions
  1. Melt white chocolate pieces over a double boil or in the microwave. Add cooking oil to the melted chocolate. (This makes the chocolate more smooth and easier to work with.) Stir in drops of gel food coloring until combined.
  2. Put the Bugles in a large plastic resealable bag. Pour in the melted red chocolate, powdered sugar and dry red velvet cake mix. Gently toss until all coated. Open the bag to separate any Bugles that became best friends with another.
  3. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Store in an open bag or bowl at room temperature for up to 2 days. (Putting in an air tight container will make them loose their crunch.)
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Red Velvet Bugles coated with melted white chocolate and dusted with powdered sugar + red velvet cake! #RedVelvet

These Red Velvet Bugles are the complete party munchies delight.  I mean, just sitting-by-yourself-on-the-couch kind of munchies delight.

One bite and I promise you’ll be going back to grab even more of these crunchy party munchies!

Funfetti Bugles by SimplyGloria.com

Funfetti Bugles

Caramel Brownie Bugles - by SimplyGloria.com Made with melted Rolos!

 Caramel Brownie Bugles

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  White Chocolate Maraschino Cherry Bugles

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Skillet Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce

A tangy, succulent sauce with sauteed mushrooms and onions simmered with juicy pan fried pork chops.

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Do you have that one ingredient you’ll use in a dish only for the love your family has for it– but you don’t? 

I have a love/hate relationship with mushrooms, as I do with bananas.  LOVE in the sense, mushrooms give dishes great flavor.  But, I dislike mushrooms (to the extreme) when it comes to actually putting one in my mouth!  I always buy the biggest mushrooms I can possibly find, slice them in large pieces, so they’re easier to find in the dish!  And, of course save them all for the rest of the family that absolutely LOVES mushrooms.

Now that we have that mushroom discussion out of the way…

Today is Mystery Dish day!  Our host this month is Katie from Made to be a Momma.  {If you haven’t seen all what she does on her blog, you better head over there and check it out.  Such creativeness!} 

Katie put together a delicious list! 

Poppyseed
Lemon
Cream cheese
Hot sauce 
Chicken
Orzo Pasta
Baby spinach 
Coconut
Mushrooms
Ritz crackers
Fresh herbs ( any kind)

Choosing 3 ingredients and create a recipe.  My favorite kind of challenge!  I was going back and forth on so many possibilities.  In love with everything on this list!  And, my guys voted all for the mushrooms.  {Of course they did.}

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You are going to love making (and devouring!) this Skillet Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce!  Not only is it simply delicious, but it all comes together quite quickly.  AND, it’s all cooked in one pan!

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It all starts with a heated skillet and pork chops.  You can use pork chops with the bone or boneless.  Either is just as delicious!

When the chops are done browning on each side, set off to the side on a plate.  In the skillet is all the goodness from the pan fried pork chops.  Now it’s time to put in the sliced mushrooms and onions. 

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Saute for about 5 minutes with dashes of Worcestershire and butter.

Add in the rosemary and garlic.  

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Sprinkle with flour and toss it around to coat all the tender vegetables.  This is how the sauce secretly thickens after you’ve add the liquid {beef broth}.

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Pour in the beef broth and let it simmer for a few more minutes.  Gently stir in the Greek yogurt right before you add the fresh spinach.  The yogurt {or sour cream} gives it a little creamy texture.  SO good!

Place each pan fried pork chop back into the mushroom sauce.  Simmer for a few more minutes and dinner is done!

Mushroom lover or not, this dish is de-lish!

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Skillet Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce
A tangy, succulent sauce with sauteed mushrooms and onions simmered with juicy pan fried pork chops. You are going to love making (and devouring!) this Skillet Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce! Not only is it simply delicious, but it all comes together quite quickly. AND, it’s all cooked in one pan!
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Ingredients
  1. 6-8 pork chops
  2. salt and pepper
  3. 3/4 cup all purpose flour and 3 tablespoons, divided
  4. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  5. 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  6. 16 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  7. 1 small red onion, sliced
  8. 5 (or more) dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  9. 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  10. 1 small sprig rosemary or 1 teaspoons of dried rosemary
  11. 1 1/2 cup beef broth
  12. 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  13. 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  14. fresh parsley for garnishing, optional
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle salt and pepper on each side of all the pork chops. Combine 3/4 cup of flour with more salt and pepper in a wide shallow dish. Dredge each pork chop into the flour mixture on both sides. Set aside on a plate.
  2. Preheat a large skillet with oil and 1 tablespoon butter on medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, place each pork chop in the skillet and brown each side until golden brown. (May take about 3-5 minutes on each side, depending upon how thick your chops are or how hot your pan is.) Then place them on the plate off to the side.
  3. Put the heated skillet back on medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon of butter. {Do not wipe out the pan.} Saute mushrooms and onions with the dashes of Worcestershire sauce and stir occasionally for 5 minutes. Add garlic and rosemary with 3 tablespoons of flour and give it a stir.
  4. Pour beef broth over the mushroom mixture and stir. It will begin to slightly thicken while simmering for 5 minutes. Gently add in the Greek yogurt until combined. Fold in the spinach.
  5. Set the cooked pork chops in the sauce and simmer for 3 more minutes and serve.
Notes
  1. This sauce makes plenty to use as the gravy for mashed potatoes on the side.
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Skillet Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce by SimplyGloria.com #mushrooms

Head over to see what my friends have created with this month’s Mystery Dish list!

Lemon Poppyseed Coconut Waffles by Made to be a Momma

Soft Lemon Poppyseed Cookies by I Dig Pinterest 

Mediterranean Roasted Spatchcock Chicken by Flavor the Moments

Grilled Chicken & Spinach Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing by Inspiration Kitchen

Lemon-Poppy Seed-Coconut Cookie Cups by The Smart Cookie Cook

 (2-Ingredient) Strawberry Soda Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting  by Yummy Healthy Easy

Crunchy Baked Coconut Chicken Nuggets with Spicy Dipping Sauce  by The Well Floured Kitchen 

Spinach Chicken Crepes with White Wine Cream Sauce by Living Better Together 

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Make this Skillet Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce smothered over buttered Slow Cooker Garlic Butermilk Mashed Potatoes… it’s absolutely divine!

Slow Cooker Garlic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan cheese and cream cheese!

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Pork Chops from SimplyGloria.com Ingredients16

Also, have these Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Pork Chops the next time you’re up for some {more} chops!  

Loves from SimplyGloria.com

I’m sharing my Skillet Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce with these link parties!