PUMPKIN MONKEY BREAD WITH MAPLE DRIZZLE

I'm sad, its the last day of PUMPKIN PALOOA. No worries, my favorite sweet treats are not going away any time soon but for now, this is my last recipe for the orange love extravaganza. My mom used to make a great monkey bread that I would literally stand over the kitchen counter and devour warm. I knew with the sweet cinnamon taste and brown sugar/butter goodness of monkey bread, that it only made since to add a little pumpkin for the perfect Fall treat. 
Yum




What you'll need

PUMPKIN MONKEY BREAD WITH MAPLE DRIZZLE
INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup butter 
3/4 cup light brown sugar 
1 cup pumpkin purée
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup sugar 
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 
2 cans refrigerated biscuit dough, biscuits cut into quarters   

ICING DRIZZLE
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
2 tsp. Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer
1/4 tsp maple syrup

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a saucepan, melt butter. Add in 3/4 cup brown sugar, pumpkin purée and salt. Whisk until smooth. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, mix sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Add in the biscuit dough pieces and toss in the sugar to coat. 
Place 1/3 of the pumpkin mixture into the bottom of a bundt pan. Arrange half of the biscuit pieces on top and layer in another 1/3 of the pumpkin mixture. Top with the remaining biscuits and then the remaining pumpkin sauce. Place into the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or until browned on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes. While cooking, mix all of the icing drizzle ingredients until smooth. After the 15 minutes, Invert monkey bread onto a plate. Drizzle with the icing and serve.



Ready to pop in oven
Warm from the oven before inverting



HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY SWEET FRIENDS!!

xoxo


LET'S TALK: ENTERTAINMENT


Let's Talk Entertainment with Andrea and Erika! Whether Netflix, prime time TV, the lounger movie theater, magazines, books, bloggers, concerts, music; we have a plethora of entertainment these days. Really anything at your fingertips and I happen to LOVE it all!!! I am a child of the 70's, teen of the 80's so you know how different we had it back in the day. As a kid, encyclopedias were my jam!! We had 2 tube TV's with 3 channels, 4 with PBS. No remote, had to get up to change it every.single.time!! Yet, we never complained. Drive in movie theater night and a brown bag of dads home popped popcorn was such a treat and music was on vinyl or 8 track. Things are different now, some say better, sometimes you feel not, but choices abound, that's for sure. 

Before I get to some favs of mine and speaking of entertainment, Do head over to my Dear friend, Emily's Blog Simply A Rough Draft where she is interviewing a middle aged crazy woman today......me, lol
Sweet Emily

I told you about my top 3 favorite movies of all time HERE. I could literally make this post a mile long with all the entertaining type things we enjoy, but I won't bore you, instead I'll throw out some of my favorites in various categories. It's a mishmash for sure cause this category had my head spinning. 

Books
Way too many books to choose from but one thing I will say, since two are away at college, I am reading much more than the past few years and loving it.
My Favorite Book of all time



Books Turned into Blockbusters 
Confession: I LOVE YOUNG ADULT BOOKS, Series especially. After a son got me hooked a few years ago on Twillight, I had to read al the books and see all the movies, Here is the order of my favorites

1. Twilight

 2. The Hunger Games

3. The Maze Runner

4. Divergent...did not like this ending

TV
I LOVE TV, sometimes I feel like current shows are not as good as the ones I loved growing up but there are still plenty of goodies. My husband and I DVR so many shows it's almost full.

MY FAVORITE SERIES OF ALL TIME:
PARENTHOOD
Oh Zeke, I miss you!!

Favorite NEW Show of the Season
THIS IS US
The whole Fall line up is not out yet, but I think this will be my it show!! It's reminiscent of Parenthood

MORE FAVORITES
THE CHICAGO TRILOGY

THE GOLDBERGS

DWTS
K, who is with me...a Dancing with the BLOGGERS??!!!! (DWTB) Yeah, I'm in but only if Derek can be my partner.

And when nothing is on HGTV to the Rescue!! 

MUSIC
We love Music of all kinds and usually try to go to a concert every summer. This summer, it just never worked out with dates and venues but next summer, we'll give it a whirl
Some fav concerts of the past: Luke Brian, Barry Manilow (yes) and Cole Swindell 

SONGS
I have so many favorite songs and I wrote a post about My Life as a Mixtape but it's hard to narrow down but here ate first few that popped in my head:
Copacabana by Barry Manilow // Don't Stop Believing by Journey // Middle of A Memory by Cole Swindell // Delta Dawn by Tanya Tucker // That's My Job by Conway Twitty // Hey Jealousy by The Gin Blossoms // Died in Your Arms by Cutting Crew // Rocky by Dickie Lee // Hotel California by The Eagles // Dani California by The Red Hot Chili Peppers // Wicked Game by Chris Issak // You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban // Jolene by Dolly Parton // Hit Me Baby One More Time by Britney Spears // Suspicious Minds by Elvis // Da Doo Ron Ron by Shaun Cassidy 

FAVORITE OF ALL TIME: THE SONG Of MR. AND MRS. NINE, Our Wedding Song
ME AND YOU by Kenny Chesney


COMEDY
Bucket List Dream: DANA CARVEY!!!!
my Favorite Comedian ever!

3-D-No
One year for Mr. Nine's birthday we saw a 3-D movie, nope not really 3-D movie fans. Just give me my blanket, candy and the comfy Lounger theater seats and entertain me Hollywood....AND CUT!!

HAPPY MONDAY!!

Linking up with Biana // Totally Terrific Tuesday // Show and Tell Tuesdays // Wordless Wednesday // Inspire Me Monday // Share The joy// Inspire Me Tuesday // Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party // Share It // Creative Monday's Blog Hop // Thoughts on Thursday // Creative Muster Party // Wow Us Wednesdays // Wonderful Wednesday's Blog Hop // Feathered Nest Friday // Dishing It & Digging It // Tuesday's at Our Home // Hello Monday
xoxo


FRIDAY FAVORITES....HELLO FALL

Yeah more like Summer is still here and I just gave you a teaser of two mornings last week in the 50's. Been gorgeous but way too warm to wear what I really want to. Amanda and I have had to drink our PSL's iced and I'm worried about my pumpkins in the heat. 
Bring on this first Fall weekend and may it be ushered in with all the things we love and adore. Speaking of things I adore............

1. Celebrate Good Times, COME ON!
All smiles last weekend, baby boy turned 16 and a one son home from college meant lots of good times, good food at Papa Vino's and Reese Cake!

2. THE CUTEST MUG and PROMO CODE
You know I am PSL obsessed but what you don't know about me is that I love supporting smaller businesses and promoting their products especially when they are from someone as talented as Cami Monet Miller. Ok friends, not only is this lady gorgeous but she is talented. Her watercolors and calligraphy are truly some of the cutest I've seen. This mug is literally on it's way to me right now!! YOU Know you want it in your life!!

Just a small sampling of her cute as a button products. 
Get over to her etsy shop HERE where Cami is so graciously offeringing 10% off her products with the promo code LIVINGONCLOUD9

3. Week's Attire
Loft entire outfit, Kohl's shoes

Kohl's top, Loft pants, Michael Kors flats

Eddie Bauer dress, Macy's sweater vest, necklace gift

4. BORDEAUX
So, I'm still problably gonna call it wine or burgundy but I loved it long before the Color Gods dubbed it "Bordeaux" and whether it's the wine or the color...LOVE IT!!
Lush Tunic Here, Loft Skinny jeans, Vince Camuto cut out booties Here





5. A MADE MY DAY MOMENT
Ya know moms, moms to be, wives and girlfriends when you're feeling under appreciated, like you do, do, do and no one even notices. I feel that way a lot with my kids. However, out of the blue on Tuesday, I got this text: My son at college sent me a text with a cartoon of himself for his ole' mama. Melted my heart....

.... made me realize that even when I feel I am not appreciated, I am.

And I appreciate each and every one of you sweet friends!! Happy Weekend!!

Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday //
xoxo

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