Saturday, June 28, 2008

ever heard of gorilla bread?

It is simply TO-DIE-FOR. A friend served it up this morning and I can't wait to make it myself; here's the mouth-watering Paula Deen recipe:

Gorilla Bread

1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
2 (12-ounce) cans refrigerated biscuits (10 count)
1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon. In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over low heat, stirring well; set aside. Cut the cream cheese into 20 equal cubes. Press the biscuits out with your fingers and sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar. Place a cube of cream cheese in the center of each biscuit, wrapping and sealing the dough around the cream cheese. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the nuts into the bottom of the bundt pan. Place half of the prepared biscuits in the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, pour half of the melted butter mixture over the biscuits, and sprinkle on 1/2 cup of nuts. Layer the remaining biscuits on top, sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar, pour the remaining butter mixture over the biscuits, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of nuts. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Place a plate on top and invert.

After working a CM event this morning and then attending a surprise party across town, I arrived home to find this:

My hubby, working hard to restore a leaky shower. (Um... yeah, we've had some builder issues.) After several years of trouble - at least two of them without the use of our master shower - we're finally seeing the light.

Oh! And I keep forgetting to share this little tidbit of information; a faithbooking friend has two tickets to Beth Moore she'd like to sell because of a recent conflict with the dates. She'll sell them at face value and seating is the same for every ticket (first come, first seated). If you're interested, let me know.

Too, a customer had a question about converting old slides to digital format and I promised to look into things (they don't call me Google Monster for nothing). I thought perhaps there were others in her boat and thought I'd share what I found:
  • First, there is this really cool slide scanning gadget. It sells for about $100 and requires a PC with Windows XP (no Vista). Brookstone has the very same scanner for a little more. It received 4 out of 5 stars with a total of 184 reviews so far. (Click HERE for more information.)
  • Secondly, information regarding a flat-rate slide scanning package through FotoBridge.
If you have any questions that require my Googling expertise, just holler!

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Anonymous said...

Do you mean Paula Deen on the recipe post???? She is on the food network.....

I am gonna make this!!!!!!!!!


Tina Vega said...

Yes, that was total typo.

What a second... perhaps I should be saving this recipe to use it in bartering for Stacey cookies!

Anonymous said...

too late.....