What's Cooking with Linda: Two recipes make easy snacking

Bacon Pull-Aparts
Pizza Monkey-Bread

Here are two recipes for easy snacking - Bacon Pull-Aparts and Pizza Monkey-Bread. These are both dough based, but each has its own unique taste. Both are easy to prepare and fun to eat! Not only do these feed a small crowd but they make your home smell WONDERFUL as they are baking!

Easy Pizza Monkey Bread

24 Frozen Dinner Rolls or 2 loaves of frozen bread dough, thawed but still cold

48 slices of pepperoni

8 oz. mozzarella cheese, cubed in to 48 pieces

1/2 cup Butter, melted

2/3 cup Parmesan Romano cheese, grated

2 tablespoons dried parsley

1 teaspoon dried basil

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Pizza sauce or Marinara sauce

Cut rolls in half and flatten each half. Top with one slice of pepperoni and one cube of mozzarella. Wrap the dough around the pepperoni and cheese to completely enclose and form a ball.

In a small bowl combine melted butter, cheese, parsley, basil, garlic, salt and pepper.

Roll dough to lightly coat with cheese mixture and place in a bundt pan coated with non-stick spray.

Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until almost to the top of the pan. Remove plastic wrap and bake at 350 degrees 30 to35 minutes. Cover with foil if the top is getting too brown.

Remove from oven and invert on to serving tray. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.

Another option: bake in a 9 x 13 pan instead of a bundt pan. There are more bottom rolls have crispy edges.

Bacon-Cheese Pull-Aparts

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

One 16oz-17oz can of refrigerated biscuits

One 1-lb package bacon, cooked and cut into 1/2-inch pieces or a small bag of precooked bacon pieces

3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat egg and milk with wire whisk until smooth.

Separate dough into 8 biscuits; cut each into quarters. Gently stir biscuit pieces into egg mixture to coat evenly. Fold in bacon & cheese. Spoon mixture into sprayed dish; arrange biscuit pieces in single layer.

Bake at 350 degrees for 23 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares.

Linda Yuengel, of Fleetwood, enjoys sharing recipes.