Broccoli Alfredo "Surprise Dough" Bake

{Is anyone else deathly afraid of "surprise dough"?}
In case you are asking yourself, what in the world is 'surprise dough'? I will tell you. It's the popular doughy delights that come in a can that you find in the chilled section of your grocery store. Such items include cinnamon rolls, pigs in a blanket dough, croissants and biscuits. Most common brand is Pillsbury. The tubular cans that these delicious breads come in, tend to pop open at any given moment, much like a jack-in-the-box toy. It's like playing with fire once you start opening those bad boys... *Shudder*

I hate opening them. In fact, I usually make someone else do it, while I hide around the corner with my hands over my ears. And I always jump. EVERY. TIME. I know it's pathetic, but we all have our quirks.

Anyways, this recipe will require you to not only purchase surprise dough biscuits  but also open them. You've been warned. Trust me, the outcome is worth all the turmoil.

1 Tbsp salted butter
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 (16 oz) jar of your favorite Alfredo Sauce (or you can make your own)
1/4 cup milk
2 cups chopped chicken (optional)
2 cups broccoli, cut into small pieces
1/4 tsp dried basil
1 can refrigerated biscuits aka Surprise Dough Biscuits
1 Tbsp melted butter
Parmesan cheese for garnish

Preheat oven to 350F.
Spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. In a large nonstick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook until tender. Stir in Alfredo sauce, milk, chicken, broccoli and basil. Cook until thoroughly heated heated and bubbly, stirring occasionally. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
Separate biscuits and cut each one in half, crosswise. Arrange around the edge of the baking dish, overlapping slightly. Drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until biscuits are golden brown. Make sure they are cooked all the way through!


Source: High Heels and Grills via Pinterest


Snicker Doodle Apple Cobbler

{Today's post is delicious. That is all}
I'm going to be brutally honest and tell you that I found this on Pinterest. I sort of thought this might be one of those recipes you see on there that is just completely over the top and should not be consumed by anyone. But I looked at the ingredients and thought maybe I had judged it a little too harshly, too quickly. And after making it, I can tell you that it's soooo good. It wasn't overly sweet like a lot of desserts tend to be, and it wasn't as simple and bland as a classic apple pie. I mean, apple pie is good, but sometimes you just need a little variation. Might I suggest this next time you are looking for something simple and unique...

Cookie Ingredients:
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup flour
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar plus 1/2 cup
1 egg
3/4 tsp cinnamon

Apple Ingredients:
8 cups (roughly 6-8 apples) (I suggest granny smith)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a small bowl combine first four dry ingredients for the cookie dough. In a separate bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and 1/3 cup of sugar. Add egg followed by premixed dry ingredients. Mix until dry ingredients are blended into the dough well. Set aside.

In another small bowl combine 3/4 teaspoon and 1/2 cup sugar, set aside. In a larger bowl add 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Peel (I didn't), core and slice apples. Add to brown sugar and cinnamon mixture, tossing to coat. Transfer apples to an 8x8 inch baking dish.

Form 1 inch balls of dough and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place coated dough balls on top of apples, press down lightly to slightly flatten. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until apples are tender and cookie topping is lightly golden.

Let cool prior to serving!

Source: Baked by Rachel via Pinterest

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