Celebrate the equinox: Funny Eggs, Monkey Bread and Pull Apart Muffins

Grab a can of refrigerated biscuit dough and run with it. Perfect for Easter, Paska or celebrating the vernal equinox. These unexpected treats will add a little spring into your step.

Anyone remember Home Economics classes? Well, you won’t need to tie on an apron to make these recipes. Easy for children and adults alike!

Today’s All-Purpose Cookbook; Favorite Recipes of Home Economics Teachers, 1982. Published out of Nashville. Tennessee. My sister found this recipe book at a yard sale and passed it on to me. We had a great time going through its entertaining but quality recipes. The following is only one of many great recipes.

texasbrownieshappyeggscarla 015Funny Eggs, Deborah Casados, Mexia, Texas

  • 1 stick butter
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 can refrigerator biscuits (Pillsbury Grand’s Flaky Layer)
  • 1, 1-lb. can apricots, drained
  • ½ cup apricot liquid
  • Paprika
  • Melt butter in round layer pan. (9” x13” pan works too) and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  • Dip biscuits in butter mixture to coat both sides and arrange in pan.
  • Make apricot –sized indention in each biscuit and fill with apricot.
  • Pour liquid over top.
  • Sprinkle with paprika.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes

The Today’s All-Purpose Cookbook is written especially for the all-purpose you.1982.

Monkey Bread, Grandma Conklin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • Mix ¾ cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
  • Cut 4 packages Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits into quarters.
  • Roll in mixture and lay in greased tube pan.
  • Melt 1 ½ sticks butter, stir in ½ cup sugar and remaining sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  • Pour over biscuits.
  • Bake 30 to 40 minutes.

Brown Sugar Hints: Brown sugar won’t harden if an apple slice is placed in the container. But if your brown sugar is already brick-hard, put your cheese-grater to work and grate the amount you need. A slice of soft bread placed in the package of hardened brown sugar will soften it again in a couple of hours. Treasured Recipes from San Antonio.

Pull Apart Muffins, Corrine’s recipe from Treasured Recipes from the San Antonio, 1987

  • 1 can refrigerated biscuits
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise (or substitute 1/4 cup melted butter)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix sugar, cinnamon and nuts. Set aside. Butter muffin pan for 10 biscuits. Cut each biscuit in 4 quarters. Roll each quarter in a ball and dip in mayonnaise (or butter) and then roll in sugar mixture. Place 4 ball in each muffin cup. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve warm with coffee (hot cocoa).

One more hint from San Antonio: Muffins will slide right out of tin pans if the hot pan is first placed on a wet towel.