Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Don't those look yummy!!
French Bread Rolls
1 1/2 cups warm water(110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 T instant yeast or active dry yeast
2 T. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 cups BREAD FLOUR
2 cups white or wheat flour
If using active yeast~stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar and let stand until creamy and bubbly, about ten minutes. To the yeast mixture, add the oil, salt, and 2 cups flour. Mix well. Stir in the remaining flour,1/2 cup at a time, until the dough has pulled aways from the sides of the bowl. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat the dough with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until double in size, about 1 hour. Deflate the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 15-16 equal pieces, and form into round balls. Place on a greased cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart. Cover with a damp towel and let rise until doubled again, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
If using the instant yeast~mix the yeast with one cup of the flour and set aside. In your mixing bowl combine the water, sugar, oil, salt and 2 cups of the flour, mix until well combined. Add the cup of flour with the yeast and mix for two minutes. Then add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time until the dough pulls aways from the bowl. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic,about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat dough with the oil. Cover with a damp towel/cloth and let raise until double in size, about 1 hour. Deflate the dough and turn it onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 15-16 equal pieces and form into round balls. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet at least 2 inches apart. Cover the rolls with the damp cloth and let raise until double in size, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
*mine took about 15 minutes and they were done cooking
*the original recipe said to use active dry yeast but I used instant and they worked out great
Monday, July 13, 2009
Lemon Poppyseed Cake
1 lemon cake mix
2 small boxes instant lemon pudding
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup poppy seeds
Mix all of the ingredients for 5 minutes. Pour into a greased bundt cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. When cooled completely frost with a Lemon Glaze: 2-3 cups powdered sugar and 3-5 T. lemon juice. Whisk together until reaches desired glaze consistency. You may need more or less lemon juice depending on how you like it.
Cut and Serve!! Is so yummy with fresh berries along side it also!!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Garlic Toasted Spaghetti Pie
1 lb spaghetti noodles
1 lb ground beef
2T. garlic, minced
1 large can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
1 can(15 oz.) diced tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh parsley or 1 T. dried parsley
1 1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 cube beef boullion
1 cup shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese~I used a mixture of both
1/4 cup paremsan cheese
2 T olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 roll Pillsbury French Bread loaf or 1 recipe of my Calzone dough(which I reccomend)
Preheat oven to 375. Cook the pasta according to the directions. drain and set aside. Brown the beef in a large pot with the onion and garlic until no longer pink. Drain the grease off. Add the cans of tomatoes, parlsey, basil, oregano, salt, pepper,and beef boullion. Bring to a boil turn down heat and let simmer for a little bit. the longer it simmers the better the flavors but you decide or you can just use a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce~but come on that just isn't as good as homemade sauce!! When sauce is done Mix the noddles in with it and mix well. Spray a springform pan well with cooking spray. dump the spaghetti in until almost full but leave room for the crust(i had a little bit left over that didn't fit in)Sprinkle the spaghetti with the cheeses. Roll out the calzone crust or the french bread into a thin circle and place on top of spaghetti and cheese.(you may not need all of the crust) Brush the olive oil over the crust and sprinkle with garlic salt. Bake fore 20-25 minutes or until the crust is cooked an golden brown. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Doesn't that look yummy!! I just think it made a great picture!!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
1 lb or more of your favorite veggie~we really like broccoli,green beans, and Zuchinni but great with any veggie
2-3 T. olive oil
Place the veggies on a cookies sheet. Drizzle the oil over them then sprinkle with Kosher salt and pepper to taste. Bake in a 400 degree oven until veggies are tender. Broccoli and zuchinni take about 20 minutes but other veggies like carrots or green beans take longer!! Just watch and test them out!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
2 cups sugar
2 cups karo syrup
2 cups peanut butter
13 cup rice krispies
1 1/2 bags milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
Combine the sugar and Karo syrup in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil take off the heat and add the peanut butter and stir until peanut butter is melted and well combined with sugar/karo mixture. Dump the rice krispies in a large bowl and mix with the peanut butter mixture until well combined. Spread in a large greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle all the chips over the top and place under the broiler (in the oven) until chips start to look shiny 2-4 minutes. Take out and spread all over the top with a knife. Let the chocolate set until firm. Cut into bars. Enjoy!!!