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Celebrating 3 Years (Recipe: Monkey Bread)

A very special thanks to those of you who have signed up for Adopt a Blogger #4. There is still room, so head over to the Adopt a Blogger post and sign up! Matches won’t be made until after the New Year.

I just realized that my 3 year blog anniversary was yesterday. It slipped by, almost unnoticed.

Blogging has changed my life, so to allow my blog anniversary go by without much celebration would not be fair. Changed your life, you say? Isn’t that a bit overly dramatic, Kristen? Nope… blogging truly has changed my life. I have been re-acquainted with my love for writing and because of that have had some amazing opportunities come my way. I’ve met some of the coolest people ever through my blog… generous, humble, talented, beautiful, fun, witty, supportive folks. I am blessed to consider many of you my friends, and I thank you for that!

When things have been hard, you have helped me to get through it. You let me know that I was not alone… we are all in this thing called life, together. Your warm, thoughtful and supportive emails and comments have meant so much to me. I am truly humbled every day to wake up to new comments by you, so thank you!

When there were times of celebration, you have been there… cheering right along with me.

Through my kitchen successes and my kitchen flops, no matter what, the encouragement that I have received from you, my readers, has made soldiering on worth it!

I’ve been in a bit of a blogging/life funk lately, but I woke up today feeling renewed, inspired and ready to get things back in gear… to take Dine & Dish back to where it used to be. The food blogging world has gotten so big over the past 3 years… there is a lot of inspiration out there. I’m ready to start being inspired and to hopefully inspire others again.

Monkey Bread has been the most popular recipe of all the recipes on my blog. Funny how a recipe using canned biscuits (and is soooo fattening) is so popular, isn’t it? I think this recipe summarizes everything that I want my readers to get out of Dine & Dish. I hope that when you come here you find compelling stories, easy, family friendly recipes, with a little bit of monkey business thrown in. Thank you so much for a fantastic 3 years. I appreciate your support, friendship and love!

Monkey Bread

3 cans buttermilk biscuits
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
  1. Cut each biscuit in fourths with scissors.
  2. Shake biscuits in bag with sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Layer biscuits into greased tube pan.
  4. Melt margarine and brown sugar and boil 1 minute.
  5. Pour over biscuits.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
  7. Let stand 10 minutes before removing from pan.

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  1. Many congrats on 3 terrific years, Kristen! Yours is among the handful blogs I enjoy reading most!
    .-= Kathy – Panini Happy´s last blog ..10 Gift Ideas for Cooks & Other Food Lovers =-.

  2. oh congratulatons! 3 Years! I hope that my blog makes it that long! and YUM monkey bread is the best. Beautiful pictures! :)
    .-= Ariel´s last blog ..Happy Thanksgiving! =-.

  3. Happy Blogaversary. It has been an incredible journey for 3 years.

  4. I do enjoy your blog. I am going to use the Monkey Bread recipe for my next semester class. It will be a hit I am sure.
    .-= The Teacher Cooks´s last blog ..Sour Dough Bread =-.

  5. Happy Belated Anniversary. And I must be one of the few who hasn’t tried Monkey Bread yet!
    .-= Mrs. L´s last blog ..Happy Thanksgiving =-.

  6. Monkey bread is one of my favorite memories from childhood (and we had it over Thanksgiving). Happy blog-birthday.
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Manly Socks =-.

  7. Mmmm, this bread looks amazing! I must try soon. Happy Blog Anniversary! Wow, 3 years! Way to keep it going all this time.
    .-= Deanna´s last blog ..Thanksgiving = Yum =-.

  8. Congratulations on hitting the 3 year mark! It’s not easy to sustain the passion but I think love for cooking, love for writing, and most importantly love for sharing are three essential ingredients.
    .-= Nate´s last blog ..The Big Guide to Foodie Gift Guides =-.

  9. MONKEY BREAD!!!!!!!

    I dream of monkey bread! I haven’t had it since I was a little kid… who knew it was so easy?
    .-= Tiffany´s last blog ..A paper cup, a hammer, and some sugar walk onto a balcony… =-.

  10. Happy 3rd year on your blog. I love this monkey bread. I make mine the same way but don’t make it that often due to the fat content. I may have to make it for Christmas morning. Thanks for reminding me about it. My daughters love it.
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..Ginger Cookies =-.

  11. Congratulations on your anniversary! I can’t believe I’m coming up on my 4th in February. The time really flies, doesn’t it?

    I’ve never made monkey bread, and to be honest, I’m almost afraid to try. I’m afraid my husband and I will love it so much, we’ll want to fix it every weekend!! Maybe I’ll make it as a special treat for Christmas Eve morning.

    I don’t remember when or how I first came upon your blog, but I consider you a great blogging friend and hope things are going well in your life. I hope you and your husband and darling kiddos have a wonderful Christmas season. Be well, Kristen.
    .-= Les in NE´s last blog ..Book Giveaway! =-.

  12. Many congrats on 3 years-Attractive images and these look so incredible and your stuff is amazing! thanks so much for all your amazing recipes.
    .-= Cookeaze´s last blog ..Tasty Vegetable Pulav =-.

  13. Happy belated 3-years!! I have been reading your blog for so long now, and am excited to see what the future brings.
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..Buttermilk Cake with Caramel Icing =-.

  14. Congratulations on 3 years! Your writing is always a pleasure and so are your recipes. The bread looks like such a wonderful treat.
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  15. Happy Blog Birthday!
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  16. Three years! Wow… That is long time! Congratulations on your anniversary!
    .-= Simone (junglefrog)´s last blog ..Pasta amatriciana; Cooking Italy and a give away!! =-.

  17. Congratulations on your 3-year anniversary! I love your blog. Keep on writing….
    .-= Liz´s last blog ..Podcast 84: Boon Fly Cafe … and Breakfast Any Time =-.

  18. Monkey bread is my hubs favorite. He always begs for it:) Congrats on 3 years!
    .-= Maria´s last blog ..Cinnamon Roasted Almonds =-.

  19. CONGRATS on 3 years! Happy you are happy!!

  20. Happy 3rd Anniversary from a new fan :)
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