Monkeying Around!

So a little while back I made some monkey bread and boy was it delicious.  I thought I would share the recipe with you guys!  It’s great for breakfast which is when I made it, but it’s a great dessert too with some whipped cream or ice cream.  It tastes buttery and sugary and it’s a serious comfort food.  If you’re on a diet, you should either forget about this recipe or just take a little diet vacation and monkey around!

Here’s what you need:

* Brown Sugar // 1/2cup will be needed
* 2 sticks of butter (1 cup)
* Bundt Cake Pan (or a spring form works well too)
* Cinnamon // 2-3 teaspoons
* 3 cans of Buttermilk Biscuits (the non-flaky ones)
* Sugar! // 1 cup

Alternatively you can also get the Grand’s Giant Biscuits and use only 2 cans.  Just make sure they’re not the flaky ones.

Go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 because the prep will take no more than 10-15 minutes.


Pop those cans open! The first thing you will do is cut up the biscuits into tiny pieces.  This is what makes the spaces and makes it easy to pull apart after baked.  They just need to be bite size pieces.

Once they’re all cut up just grap a big zip lock bag and dump in your sugar and cinammon.  Add the pieces to the bag and zip it up and shake what your mama gave ya!

Shake, shake, shake!  You’re done when the biscuits are completely coated.

So now it’s time to get it ready to put in the oven.  Let’s make the butter mixture.  Take the 2 sticks of butter and melt it in a pot, you could also do this in the microwave.  Once it’s melted add brown sugar and mix.

Put the sugar coated biscuit pieces in your cake pan and pour the butter mixture over the top.  It will slide down into the cracks and soak into the dough.  Mmmmm!  Now at first it’s going to look like a lot of butter.  It covers the biscuits but it will cook off and soak in.  It creates a nice crunchy coating so make sure the top is well covered.

Now bake it for about 30-40 minutes until the crust is a deep golden brown color.  It should end up like this:

This went really good with a cup of strong black coffee!  This is super easy and so good, people won’t believe it only took you 10 minutes to throw together!  Try it out and let me know what you thought!

Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang!

I’ve been debating this for weeks, and I’ve finally gotten bangs again. I had this style of bangs about 5 years ago and I loved it but my hair was longer. So this time with my hair shorter I was a bit worried it wouldn’t look balanced. Oh well I can always pin them back, right? And so I did it! I’m still getting used to them, but they frame my glasses nicely. The only thing that bothers me now is my BLACK eyebrows against my BLONDE bangs. Something must be done. Perhaps this weekend I might lighten them. We shall see, unless I can pull it off. I mean this is like Marilyn Monroe times 100. In hair talk it’s like a level 1 next to a level 10. Too much contrast. Does anyone have any positive bang stories? I always love them for a couple of weeks and then they just bore me. Lets keep it positive…what I love about bangs is how they dress up even a boring old pony tail! It adds so much character to the face plus it hides ugly roots! I lighten my hair quite a bit from my natural black and so anything to get me more distance between highlight appointments, the better!! If you’re contemplating getting bangs here are a few things to consider.

1. Consider your face shape and the size of your forehead. I believe there is a style of bangs for everyone but a particular type is not for everyone. Think about what it will hide or enhance.

2. Be honest about what you got going on. If your face is fuller or your hair is too thin or too thick these are all important factors. Think about your hair texture and your skill and life style. Bangs require maintenance and if you’re not willing to pay attention to them- opt out.

3. Consider why you’re getting them. Try to be realistic about what these bangs will do for you. I know it sounds silly but bangs are a big commitment! As for me, I have a cowlick in the very front so I had to go thicker to put weight on it but I couldn’t go too thick because my face is small. I did this because I needed a change for the summer and this was it. Now back to growing my hair out 😛ImageImage

Have a seat on my furry couch!

Welcome to The Furry Couch! I am Shreeda and this is my blog space! Everyone is welcome on my couch and I also invite you to comment and start discussions. I call this place the furry couch because I’m a hairdresser and animal lover and my couches have always been furry!! Couches also remind me of a comfortable place to relax and chat. So if you’re going to come, sit and have a cup of tea with me- bring your lint roller! I have always had a pet or a few in my life and there would always be clumps of fur on the furniture. It’s disgusting, I know, but it happens. Now that I’m doing hair I always find it in my clothes, shoes, EVERYWHERE! This is not so fun because it’s usually cut hair and it’s sharp and it hurts! Sometimes I even get splinters from the little pieces of hair! I must be destined to always have furry couches because I don’t even have a pet right now! We gave our dog up for adoption last year and it was really difficult, but it had to be done. I had my son and priorities shifted. Our dog had seizures and although he had never been violent during one, it was a possibility and we didn’t want to take that chance with our infant son in the mix. I hear my puppy has found a good loving home and they have him on medication to control his seizures. I’m so happy he found a good home, I really worried that no one would love him as much as we did! I miss Pinot so much!