Anniversary Treats

13 Dec

This post is clearly very late, but the Filthy Fowl and I celebrated our first anniversary on October 11. Our first year of marriage was full of highs (including an amazing trip to Greece) and lows (the deaths of two grandmothers) but overall it was a big success. I feel very lucky to have such a wonderful husband!

For our anniversary, we made a nice brunch of a frittata, potatoes, and the most delicious monkey bread. It was by no means healthy, but so worth it.

We also ate the top of our wedding cake, which my parents kept for almost the entire year in the freezer in their basement. They did such a good job packaging it up, because it still tasted great! They also gave us a bottle of good champagne which we enjoyed with the cake.

Here’s the monkey bread recipe and a few shots of the cake!

Monkey Bread

as found on


4 cans refrigerator biscuits (about 40)
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup pecans, raisins and/or coconut, if desired (I omitted)


Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Pour sugar and cinnamon into a plastic bag and mix.

Add biscuit pieces, several at a time; shake to coat well.

Place pieces in a buttered tube or Bundt pan until all are used.

Sprinkle layers with nuts, raisins or coconut.

Bring brown sugar and butter to a boil in saucepan. Cool 10 minutes, then pour over top of biscuits.

Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes. Allow to cool 15 minutes before removing from pan. Turn upside down to serve.

The cake in its original form, and after a year in the freezer…and a few wedding pictures for good measure!


4 Responses to “Anniversary Treats”

  1. brandy December 17, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    A pleasure to come to your site. Thanks very much!

  2. alexis December 19, 2009 at 11:48 am #

    Happy belated anniversary!

  3. Susie September 25, 2011 at 5:20 am #

    Hi I really enjoy your recipes. Are you still writing for this blog? if not, is there another place where can get your fab recipes? Thanks so much– BTW, I have a “Mergatroid” baking in the oven right now!

    • citygirlcooks September 26, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

      Thanks! I’ve taken a long hiatus but have some recipes I’m going to post in the next few days!

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