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TykeMart bloggers and members share easy budget friendly recipes to make for the whole family.  Recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

I am always in search of great tasting recipes that are easy to make.  I found awesome images of these garlic knots on Pinterest and decided to try them.  The recipe called for refrigerated bread stick dough, the Piillsbury cans found in the refrigerated section of your local supermarket.  Unfortunately I could not find any in our supermarkets, so I had to improvise and make it my own.   To make it pretty I added chopped parsley from my herb garden.

I made it for one of our Sunday evening barbeques and the family loved it!  I'm sure yours will too. 


1 can Pillsbury french bread dough

1 Stick butter

1 tbls. minced garlic or garlic powder

2 tbls. freshly shredded parmesean cheese

1 tbls. spoon fresh parsley


1.  Using a sharp knife cut french bread dough into 12 slices - you will end up with 12 round pieces

2.  Roll each round between your hands to form a "rope" about 6" long - "knot" each bow by wrapping it around two fingers to form a loop and gently pull one end thru.  Place knots on a parchment covered baking sheet.

3.  Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl - about 2 mins. depending on your microwave.

4.  Add remaining ingredients to the melted butter.

5.  Brush butter mixture on to each bread knot - making sure the entire knot is covered with the butter

6.  Bake in 375 degree oven for 10-12 mins.  or until golden brown. 

Serve warm

Summer brings mangos, and we love mangos.  This time of year we take advantage of the fruit’s abundance to make many kinds of mango treats.  This Mango Bread recipe is a family favorite, we bake extra loaves to freeze so that it can be enjoyed later in the year or given as gifts for the holidays.  I use mini loaf pans for freezing single servings or gift giving.  They are easy to make.  The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.


2 cups flour

2 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. baking soda

1 ½ cups sugar

½ tsp. salt

¾ cup oil

3 eggs, slightly beaten

2 cups diced ripe mango





Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees


Sift dry ingredients together, making sure baking soda is distributed evenly, no clumping.  Add remaining ingredients, stir well.


Lightly oil 4 – 2 ½ “ x 5” loaf pans OR 2 large ones.


Pour batter into pans til 2/3 full.  Bake for 55-65 mins or until tester comes out clean. 


To freeze wrap each loaf in foil, then place in freezer zip lock bags.


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