Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Strawberry Sorbet

Taste Like Summer







Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chef BoyarMee

 Chef BoyarMee

Very tasty. It was a crowd pleaser.





Spinach and ricotta cheese filling

adding water to the edges to keep the dough together. 

With the leftover pasta dough I made fettucini  



Monday, April 16, 2012

It's not delivery, Mommy made it!


It's not delivery, Mommy made it!





My Little Helper

Why is everyone so afraid to make pizza? Most ingredients are already in every pantry.

Pizza Dough

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tea. salt
  • 3/4 tea yeast
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 9 oz HOT water
I add parmesan cheese and italian seasoning. This dough is very sticky. mix all ingredients well and let rest for an hour then kneed again and rest another 30- 45 min. This recipe will make 3 medium pizzas. I make my own sauce. I use one can chopped tomatoes and add a little olive oil and seasonings and blend it with my immersion blender. I set my oven to 450 degrees. F. and cook for 10- 15 min.

Our favorite pizza toppings:

  • Chicken pesto 
  • Pastrami tomato
  • Taco (no pizza sauce) I layer refried beans, taco seasoning, cheese, ground beef. Cook. Then add veggies cold. Lettuce, tomato avocado, sour cream. 
  • Barbecue chicken with red onion and cilantro
The possibilities are endless. Comment below and tell me your favorite pizza is.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bacon Makes Everything Better!

Caramel Bacon Popcorn

 I could've cooked the caramel a little bit longer for a better color. Next time I'll let it cook another minute. 
The bacon flavored the caramel nicely. You get a taste of bacon in every bite. 


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Who Needs a Carnival?

For Christmas I got my husband a funnel cake kit. It includes the dry ingredients for the batter, the pitcher, the metal ring for the pan, and a set of tongs. 

 Funnel cake with powdered sugar caramel sauce and grape jelly. Amazing!!
This is after 3 or 4 tries. Now my hubby is a pro. 
 It only takes about 30 seconds to brown the bottom.



Friday, March 23, 2012

'That's All Folks' - Porky Pig

Pulled Pork. More like stirred pork, I didn't have to pull very hard. It just fell apart.

After cooking for 3 hours. 
After cooking for 6 hours. 
Hawaiian rolls and Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce.

Deep fried potato slices. 



Friday, March 16, 2012

Family Recipe Friday: Chicken and Dumplings


Grandma's Chicken and Dumplings

My Grandma gave me this recipe the other day. She's 88 years young. She has lived in the same house for over 60 years. Recently she fell in her home and broke her hip. She was recovering from the surgery when she told me this recipe. She says it was her mother-in-law's (my great grandma) recipe from the farm. They lived back east, in Michigan. 
 This is the dry mixture. I added broth from the chicken until it was the right consistency to roll out. I cut them into squares and tossed them back into the broth at a simmer. I cooked them for about 20 min.  

 I will make this again for my grandma when she finally comes home from the rehabilitation center. My dad said it tasted just like when he was a kid. 



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A New Way To Make Chicken


I make Italian chicken just about once a week. It's my husband's favorite. It's so easy. I put 2 chicken breast in a glass dish and smother them in Italian dressing bake them at 350 for 45 min. I went to make it and discovered I was out of the dressing. So, I sprinkled half of a packet of the dry stuff and emptied a can of chopped tomatoes on top. It came out really good. Also very easy. I cooked up some pasta added a little olive oil and Parmesan cheese. I will definitely make this again.




Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Popcornicopia



 This is 1/2 cup unpopped kernels.



 Make sure you spray the bowl so the caramel doesn't stick.
This is an extremely large bowl!

Make Sure you remove all of the old maids
 Boil 3 cups sugar, 1 1/2 tbls salt, 1 cup water, and 3 tbs butter. Stir a few times to combine. then let boil for 12 to 15 min without sturing. You will see the edges begin to brown then add 1 1/2 tsp baking soda. Make sure you measure this out before hand so that the sugar doesn't burn. When you add the baking soda it will foam up stir fast fast! Pour over popcorn and stir with 2 spatulas that have been sprayed also. 
 Transfer to one or two cookie sheets. 

 Drizzle Chocolate and white chocolate on top and then you have Zebra!