I spent this past weekend with my sister and her family. We had a great time together, if you don’t count the runny noses, coughs and pink eye. I’ve come to the realization that whenever you get more than one family with kids together, there is going to be some sickness that goes around.

One thing that we can always count on going right is the food. We always have great food when we are together. For breakfast one morning, my sister made monkey bread. Monkey bread is a sticky and delicious pull apart bread. It had been a while since I had made it, and I had forgotten just how good it was and how easy it was to make too.

The next time you want to try something delicious and easy to make for breakfast, give my sister’s recipe a try.

Aunt Mandy’s Monkey Bread

5 small cans Pillsbury biscuits

1 1/2 cups sugar

6 tablespoons cinnamon

3/4 cups butter

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

Open all of the cans of biscuits and cut every biscuit in half. Put butter and brown sugar in a saucepan on low until butter is melted, stirring often. Meanwhile mix the cinnamon and sugar together and pour onto a plate. Pour half of the butter and brown sugar mix into the bottom of a bundt pan. Roll each biscuit half in the cinnamon and sugar and then layer them in the bundt pan. Once all the biscuits are in the pan, pour the rest of the brown sugar and butter mix on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.