When life hands you crumbs

I had three kids over on a recent Saturday (plus my two makes FIVE!) ranging in age from 8 to 2. As the afternoon turned into evening, I knew I would have to put something on the dinner table that was pleasing to all. Everyone likes pizza! 

I turned to my Pinterest cooking board Dinnertime! and found the recipe for Bubble Up Pizza Bites from the blog, Hey What's for Dinner Mom? 

For the recipe you need dough ... either bought or homemade. Being the overachiever I am, I made the dough using another Hey What's for Dinner Mom? recipe: Best Easy Homemade Bread. It was easy, even with five kids running around. 

The bread recipe made enough dough for the pizza bites and a loaf. Look how pretty the loaf turned out! One of my bucket list goals is to learn how to make bread ... consistently yummy, good-looking bread. The recipe definitely delivered in the looks department. But it didn't taste great — not blaming the recipe, I know it was something I did. 

I didn't want to waste the loaf so I used it to make bread pudding. Some of the best bread pudding I've ever had. People may give Paula Deen a hard time about her love of butter, but I enjoy her recipes. Just writing about that bread pudding makes me want a big slice right now. I'm going to need to come up with an excuse to make some soon. Well, today's Tuesday — that sounds like a good reason!

Any recipes you've tried lately and loved? Please dish!

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