Last week I posted about 3 recipes I was going to take a shot at baking: Pumpkin Pie, Monkey Bread and a Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Wreath. I wasn’t sure what to expect but 2 out of the 3 came out delicious, while the other 1… not so much.

Want to guess which one I managed to mess up? If you guessed Monkey Bread then you are absolutely right. Here are the recipes again and some photos to guide you (or to make you laugh).

* I wasn’t able to find Great Value refrigerated biscuits and crescents at my local Walmart, so I went ahead and purchased the generic brand from my local grocery store.

Pumpkin Pie

My husband said it was the BEST Pumpkin Pie he has ever had…of course he made me blush! I know he genuinely meant it because he did not feel the same way about my Monkey Bread.

  • 1 Great Value Deep Dish 9″ Pie Crust
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup Great Value Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Great Value Salt
  • 1 tsp. Great Value Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/4 tsp.nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp.ginger
  • 1 can Great Value 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 cup Milk


  • Prepare frozen pie crust according to package directions and set aside
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • In a medium bowl, beat eggs, sugar, salt & spices.
  • Stir in pumpkin and milk; mix well
  • Pour mixture into prepared pie crust and bake for 10 minutes
  • Reduce heat and bake at 350 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes
  • Pie is done when knife inserted comes out clean (from the center)
  • Cool
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Monkey Bread

Not sure how I managed to mess this one up but I did. Actually I do know…First, I think I somehow overdid it on the butter and brown sugar because it was just too sweet AND I didn’t flip it over once it had been out of the oven for 10 minutes. So all the brown sugar and butter stayed at the bottom and hardened making it too sweet and stuck to the pan. I will be making this again and I will not stop until I get it right.

  • 2 cans of Great Value Biscuits
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup melted butter or margarine


  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  • In large -storage plastic food bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.
  • Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters.
  • Shake in bag to coat.
  • Arrange in pan,
  • In small bowl, mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces.
  • Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  • Turn upside down onto serving plate
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Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Wreath

This recipe was super easy to make (and inexpensive too). Plus, My hubby and our breakfast guests thought it was delicious. I will definitely be making this again.

  • 1 can of Great Value Crescents (8 count)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup of shredded Colby and Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • Parchment paper


  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  • Scramble your eggs
  • Cook your Bacon
  • Lay out crescents on parchment paper in a circular shape with the thicker part facing the middle
  • Place cooked bacon on the crescents
  • Sprinkle cheese toward the middle, forming a circle
  • Add your eggs and more cheese on top of that
  • Fold crescents over
  • Bake for 17 minutes or until crescents are done and golden brown.
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What will you be baking? Consider using Great Value refrigerated biscuits & crescents and frozen pie crusts to help you save time and money this Holiday Season.

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Disclosure: I am participating in the Great Value campaign with The Motherhood. I have been compensated for my time. However, ALL opinions are my own.