*I am a good cook kitchen expert and was given a loaf pan but all opinions are my own.
Christmas is here and so is the sugar high that is about to rush over you! I decided to make a savory loaf of bread with my Good Cook non stick 4 cup loaf pan instead of a sweet loaf. Trust me, all your friends and family will be getting a sugar overload so this is something super easy and savory you can make,
I am going to be honest. I am not a fan of boxed mixes. I have tried EVERYTHING to replicate this recipe without Bisquick and have not achieved the right taste so in this instance, a pre made mix is a must! When we go to Red Lobster, I cannot help myself from eating a thousand of their biscuits and this recipe tastes exactly like them!
I teamed up with Good Cook and they gave me a non stick 4 cup loaf pan to use which is such a great size to make little goodies for all your friends and family this christmas season. The best idea is to buy the Good Cook Loaf pan here, and once you bake your bread, take them out of the loaf pan to cool. Put them back into your pan and wrap with some pretty cellephane and give the loaf and loaf pan as a gift! This is for those people who a simple loaf just isn’t enough!
And last but not least if your going for the best taste, use parsley flakes not fresh parsley, it tastes much better! BUT the fresh looks so much prettier so I suggest just buying a little bit of fresh parsley to sprinkle on top when your done but use the flakes in the melted butter…trust me.
Parsley (fresh or dried)
Good Cook Mini Loaf pan
2 cup cheese (half cheddar and half whatever, I choose the mexican mix)
4 cups bisquick
4/3rds cups milk
parmesan cheese (optional)
Heat your over to 400 degree’s. Add a little oil to the bottom of your greased loaf pan and pop in the over. Let it heat up while you are mixing.
Add the bisquick, cheese and milk together.
Grab your best frand and get her to stir!
Mine seemed a little dry so I added a little milk. I also live in a high altitude so that could make a difference but add enough milk to where your dough looks moist.
I am the queen of undercooking. I hate to eat things that are overcooked but this recipe is the exception! Since these are pretty dense AND thick, you need to let them cook as long as you can. These do not taste good undercooked so make sure the tops are pretty brown.
Don’t they look so good??! The loaf pans worked fabulous!
Now melt the butter in a bowl. Add the garlic powder and parley. Stir together and spoon over loaves. Let dry before wrapping to give away or the butter will stick to your paper.
Oh and I added a little parmesan cheese to the tops of my loaves because the 2 cups of cheese in the bread just wasn’t enough for me but of course it’s optional.
I was sent a Good Cook Pumpkin scoop and I had been craving Creme Brulee for a while now so I thought why not add a little pumpkin to my tried and true Brulee recipe. Let me just tell you, it is beyond amazing!
First off, the pumpkin carver/scoop made digging out the pumpkins a cinch! I had a few little ole pumpkins left over from halloween that I used for this dish.I carved open the pumpkin then dug out all the goodness inside.
Preheat over to 225. Bring the cream to a simmer in a heat saucepan. Remove from the heat and add chocolate and pumpkin.
Let stand for 3-5 minutes and wisk until smooth.
Wisk the egg yolks, 2/3 cup sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Add the white chocolate mixture, scraping from the sauce pot with a rubber spatula.
Fill your ramekins full (we used 1 cup per ramekin)
Bake for 1 hour. Take out and make sure the center is a little jiggly. Cool to room temp and put in fridge for about 1 hour.
Now comes the fun part…
You will need a torch for this .
The flame on that bad boy was no joke.
Sprinkle the top with sugar then torch until brown. Let cool then enjoy. Heaven in a ramekin.
And onto even more fun stuff… Good Cook is holding The Ultimate Thanksgiving Twitter party on Monday November 25th at 6pm EST under the hashtag #Thanksgivingtips. But you better hurry up and RSVP because the first 500 people to RSVP will get a FREE Turkey Lifter!
Plus they are giving away lots of fun prizes so you don’t want to miss it!
*I was given some of the Good Cook baking items below but all opinions and recipes are my own.
In order to make this recipe successfully, you need good accessories like these below from Good Cook! The cookie scooper is key in this recipe.
Get 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and a sprinkle of salt into your bowl and stir. Add 2 teaspoons butter and microwave for a few seconds until melted and mix everything together.
Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
Put bowl in freezer for about 10 minutes or until semi-hard.
Break out your Good Cook cookie dough scooper, trust me, it’s going to come in handy!
Get about 4 to 6 oreo cookies, and put in a ziploc bag. Grab your rolling pin and trustiest side get and let them go to town on those cookies! They need to be smashed up real good.
Add the cookies to the dough and place back in freezer for a couple minutes while you melt the chocolate.
I opted for the candy coating instead of melting real chocolate chips. This method is so much faster and tastes just as good and was really easy to work with!
Once chocolate is melted, grab your trusty Good Cook scooper and scoop your dough into balls and place on parchment paper. This scooper was a lifesaver because normally when I make peanut butter balls, I end up with sticky hands and yucky deformed peanut butter balls but these made them so uniform and I didn’t have to roll a single one in my hands!
Ta-daaaa! Now it’s time for the fun stuff. It’s time to let these babies roll around in the chocolate!
Next roll around the balls in the chocolate and place on cookie sheet. You don’t have to worry about getting extra on the balls because you can get it off later. Place these back in the fridge for only a few minutes. If you leave them in to long the coating will get so thick, you will have to break that extra on the bottom off.
This part is optional but adds a little holiday flare to your sweet creations! I was out of regular piping bags so I rounded up my redneck piping bags which happens to be a ziploc bag, placed some red icing in it and went to decorating! You can do so many things but I thought the swirls were the ticket.
My son was so intent in having one of these before he went to bed and I just couldn’t say no!
I was given a pumpkin carving kit free of charge.
Since my son was born, after we took a picture of him sitting in a pumpkin, we have taken pumpkin pictures with him every year since.
It was hus 6th birthday last week so we took the annual pumpkin picture.
It all started with this picture a few days after he was born and a tradition started. Now pumpkin carving is something our family looks forward to each year.
For his 1st birthday party, we took these pictures then sent them out for his 1st birthday party!
We were sent the Good Cook pumpkin carving kit this year to try out and it sure did make pumpkin carving easier this year. I not only carved the annual number pumpkin but I also let me kids go to town on their pumpkins they painted the other day. The Good Cook pumpkin carving kit was so easy to use even my kids used it with no problems. It really makes pumpkin carving so much easier! And these are sold all over town so check your local stores.
Go here to get some ideas on how to carve your pumpkin!
This is a sponsored post as part of the Good Gook Kitchen Expert Program.
How many Duck Dynasty fans do I have out there? I have mentioned before that I am related to that family and have never had better cooking than Mrs. Kay’s cooking! I know this might be controversial to say but her sweet potato pie could beat a pumpkin pie in a taste test any day of these week. I know people are obsessed with pumpkin everything just by perusing my pinterest feed but there is nothing like her sweet potato pie.
Since I have her recipe I thought, what would be better than Sweet Potato pie popcorn balls?? I used similar ingrediants in the popcorn balls that are in her pie and let me tell, I really think this recipe knocks it out of the park! It is fantastic!
Check out my recipe below, and check out GoodCook.com for everything you need tool wise to make the best popcorn balls.
Starting October 7th, check out the Good Cook facebook page here for a super fun giveaway! I will remind yall tomorrow! Get your very own Good Cook popcorn kit at 25% off at goodcook.com when you use PROMO CODE: POPCORN
The first thing you will need for your perfect popcorn balls is all the Good Cook tools below! I was given all these items to help with my popcorn ball making and each item really came in handy!
You need a good stainless steel bowl, a plastic bowl, a good sauce pan, popcorn baller, thermometer, spatula, and Jolly Time popcorn!
A REALLY fun idea would be to buy all these items and tie and big bow around them along with your favorite popcorn ball recipe and give it as a birthday or christmas gift!
And you can’t do without these cute little bags so you can hand out your amazing popcorn balls. These are a MUST for me or I would eat every single one myself.