Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Easy Monkey Bread | Cinnamon Bubble Bread Recipe | Vermont Maple Syrup

My daughter's in-laws shared this magnificent easy and quick recipe for easy Monkey Bread, made from Pillsbury biscuit dough. The in-laws fondly call it Bubble Bread.

To me, Vermont is synonymous with mountains, fall foliage and maple syrup! Not only is Vermont a beautiful state, the people from the Green Mountain State are also wonderful, and creative cooks to boot!

My first taste of this easy Monkey Bread or Bubble Bread was when I was an overnight guest at my charming son-in-law's parents' home one snowy winter. Mr. Charming's mom whipped up snacking bread which was rich, buttery, ooey gooey and dripping with New England Grade A Pure Maple Syrup! We just pulled it apart, and licked our fingers as we sat by the roaring fireplace in their Great Room!

Cinnamon Monkey Bread Recipe


Now since "home in Vermont" is about 250 miles away from Connecticut for charming son-in-law, he doesn't often get the chance to enjoy his mom's homemade bread recipe for Monkey Bread as it's not exactly a day trip.

Monkey Bread

Easy Monkey Bread




So that's where I come in. I learned to make this easy Monkey Bread cinnamon bread recipe, and although it might not be exactly like his own mom made that, I enjoy watching his face light up when I bring over a batch of these sticky buns!

Cinnamon Monkey Bread



I added a touch of baking soda to the butter mixture, a trick I borrowed from my Apple Cake with Caramel Whiskey Sauce recipe, adapted from Paula Deen.

Be sure to check out my recipe for Double Chocolate Banana Bread for breakfast or brunch too!

Have you seen my new Handmade Fall Face Masks from Moomettes Shop?  Perfect for grocery shopping!






Easy clean-up with my crochet handmade Dish Cloths from my Moomettes Crochet shop !





Vermont Maple Syrup Bubble Bread Sticky Buns
Easy Monkey Bread Recipe


3 tubes of refrigerated Pillsbury biscuit dough (Cut into pieces)
1 1/2 sticks Cabot Butter (salted or unsalted)
1 Tbs. Vermont Maple Syrup
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray Bundt cake pan with Pam.
Cut biscuit dough into quarters

*Shake together in a Ziploc bag:*
Biscuit dough, cinnamon and nutmeg
Melt butter, maple syrup, baking soda and sugar together in a medium pan on stovetop. Bring to rolling boil, and boil for 3 minutes.
Pour mixture over biscuit dough
Bake for 30 minute. Cool in pan.

© Frugal New England Kitchen

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Apple Cider Mill | Glastonbury Connecticut | Fall Daytrip

This old cider mill in Glastonbury, Connecticut is recognized as being the oldest continually operating cider mill in the United States.

Ye Old Cider Mill – Glastonbury Connecticut


Take the kids pumpkin picking ! I’ve been making at least one pilgrimage here each fall to get cider and apple cider donuts since I was a kid!

Apple Cider Mill Glastonbury Connecticut


There’s a petting zoo for the kids, and feed is available for a small fee.

You’ll find a handmade gift shop with wreaths, handcut soap, jams, jelly, pies as well as old fashion “penny” candy. Out back are apple cider donuts and hot and cold cider.

Stop by for some handmade gifts for fall and the holidays There's Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas Face Masks listed at Moomettes !  Or pick up some handmade dish cloths at Moomettes if you can't make it to the cider mill in person!




Handmade Orange Dish Cloths




Put the Old Cider Mill on your Connecticut Bucket List !  Hours are seasonal.  The Old Cider Mill is located on Rt. 17 in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

© Frugal New England Kitchen

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Butternut Squash Soup | Crockpot Soup Recipes



A bowl of homemade soup is always a prelude to a satisfying meal.  Serve up this easy, delicious Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup recipe before your next meal, for lunch, or when the kids come home from school.

Soup Comfort Food

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

I'm not usually one who eats a lot of vegetables, but when one of my friends gifted me with a container of her homemade Butternut Squash Soup I had to give it a try.  I'd never tried it before, and one taste and I was hooked!


Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


Rich and nutty, this creamy soup recipe was a winner.  Add a dollop of sour cream, some parsley for garnish and a few oyster crackers along with slice of homemade dill bread and you'll think you were at a New England ski lodge with a view of the the snowy mountain slopes!

This colorful soup will be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table or Christmas dinner too!

Easy cleaning with these handmade crochet Dishcloths in Moomettes Crochet Shop !




Also, wear a Handmade Face Mask from Moomettes when at the Grocery Store or Farm Stand! 





Check out my other homemade Sweet Potato soup recipe and Cheese Potato soup recipe here.

Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup Recipe


2 Tbl. butter
1/2 c. chopped onion
3-4 lb. butternut squash, pealed and cubed
2-3 c. water
3/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. coursely ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 chicken-flavored bullion cubes
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, cubed

Melt butter in skilled.  Add onion and saute until translucent, stirring occasionally.
In a 3-1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker, combine the onion along with remaining ingredients except the cream cheese.
Cook on low for about 6 to 8 hours.
Approximately 40 minutes before serving, place about 1/3 of mixture into a food processor or a blender and puree on high speed until smooth.  Return the puree to the crockpot.
Add the cubed cream cheese and stir until well blended.
Cover and cook on low an additional 25 minutes or until cream cheese is melted, stirring with whisk until smooth.

© Frugal New England Kitchen