5 Ways to Use Frozen Bread Dough - other baking a loaf of bread

5 ways to use frozen bread dough

There's an item in your grocery store freezer section that you're going to want to have on hand ALL THE TIME. It's frozen bread dough...the basic bread dough that usually comes 3 loaves to a bag. That dough.

Over on The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends, I'm sharing how you can use that dough to create some pretty fabulous stuff. As in...

PIZZA MONKEY BREAD
PIZZA MONKEY BREAD!!!

CINNAMON PULL-APART BREAD
CINNAMON PULL-APART BREAD!!!

KOLACHES
KOLACHES!!!

5 ways to use frozen bread dough

Come on over to Ree's, and I'll walk you through them all. I pretty must guarantee you'll be adding frozen bread dough to your next grocery list! 

Copycat Buc-ee's Beaver Nuggets

Copycat Buc-ee's Beaver Nuggets
Let's start with the obvious question...
WHAT THE HECK IS A BEAVER NUGGET???

Copycat Buc-ee's Beaver Nuggets
If you've ever road tripped through Texas, you might have come across a chain of gas stations/convenience stores called Buc-ee's®. They're just about the best thing on a long Texas road trip. They boast the cleanest restrooms (and, I think, the largest), and a cult following due to their cute little mascot, in-house goodies (like BBQ, jerky, banana pudding, fudge, roasted nuts), and yes...Beaver Nuggets.

*this post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar ♥

Beaver Nuggets are a little like kettle corn or caramel corn. Instead of popcorn, though, the nuggets are puffcorn. Big, fluffy, no-kernel puffcorn. Confession: I don't like caramel corn...it's too dark, too sticky, too crunchy, but THESE are different - light, fluffy, with a slight crunch and the most delicious buttery flavor.

12 Father's Day Dessert Ideas

Father's Day is SUNDAY! Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!! Here are some dessert ideas that are Mr. E approved. (Well, they're all Mr. E approved, but these are some of his favorites. You get my drift.)

(Click the recipe titles to go to the recipes.)

1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie ::: only 5 ingredients!
You're going to notice a trend here. My husband is an ice cream lover. Is yours, too? You only need 5 ingredients to make this luscious pie.

2. Brown Butter and Vanilla Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
smiling oatmeal raisin cookie ... the "Groot" cookie
Do you find that men are generally bigger fans of oatmeal raisin cookies? It's definitely the case with my dad and my husband. These are so delicious, though, that I actually find myself craving them. That says a lot coming from a chocolate chip girl.

3. Guinness-Vanilla Bean Frosted Mocha Brownies
Guinness-Vanilla Bean Frosted Mocha Brownies
I mean, there's beer in here. Do I need to say more?

4. Cherry Pie Bars
cherry pie bars :: like sugar cookie bars and a cherry pie got married ♥
Cookie, meet cherry pie. Live happily ever after. Yeah, if your dad or husband is a pie-lover, but you're not up for making and rolling the crust, make these.

Hotel Cookies (Copycat Doubletree Cookies)


There's another version of these on the blog, but this updated one is even better! Dear Stretchy Pants, thank you for your service.


I was initially inspired by The Little Kitchen's post about these. Turns out, she was inspired by this recipe from Foodgeeks. It's a whole six degrees of separation thing. I made a couple of changes that made a big difference to these already wonderful cookies.

Using Quick Cook Oats
The original recipe calls for processing 1/2 cup rolled oats in the food processor. Replacing that step with using quick cook oats makes the amount and consistency the same every time...and also keeps you from having to lug out the food processor and wash it.

Chocolate Hazelnut Caramel Ice Cream Pie

Chocolate Hazelnut Caramel Ice Cream Pie : the easiest, most delicious dessert you'll make all summer!
We made picking Jack up at college for the summer into a little road trip. We took our time driving back and visited friends in Nashville and Alabama. Because we had so much time in the car, I brought along my recently unearthed RECIPE BINDER filled with magazine-clipped recipes I'd forgotten all about.

With Jack trapped in the car, I asked him to go through the binder and pull some recipes he'd like to have over summer break. This was one of them...Chocolate Hazelnut Caramel Ice Cream Pie.

Chocolate Hazelnut Caramel Ice Cream Pie : the easiest, most delicious dessert you'll make all summer!
This is an EASY recipe...and a showstopper. Mr. E thought I'd bought it at an ice cream shop! It's not even a recipe, really, more like an assembly of ingredients.

I modified it a bit by using more ice cream and a bit of flaky sea salt on the top. That salt balances everything else out just beautifully. The hazelnuts on top add the perfect crunch.

Start with a chocolate pie crust. You can make you're own, but this way is perfectly acceptable.
I promise.