Monday, October 25, 2010
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Monday, October 11, 2010
I don't usually do a lot of pasta unless it is this simple skillet lasagna or daddy's mac and cheese, mainly because when we were in Provo (and DIRT poor) it was pretty much all we ate! I got so sick of it! I really do love pasta though, you can do so many different things with it and it can make lots of quick and easy meals!!
I found this recipe on allrecipes.com and it was really tasty!
Easy Creamy Pasta
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups half and half (the recipe calls for heavy cream and I would still use that if you have it I just didn't have any on hand)
8 oz linguine (I used fettuccine, again just because it is what I had)
1 cup shredded chicken
6 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 cup peas
1 cup grated Parmesan (fresh would be best)
Put the chicken broth and heavy cream into a medium sauce pan and bring it to a boil, then reduce to medium/low heat. Let it simmer down until it reduces to about half (mine never thickened up much so I added some flour mixed with cold water to help it out a little) For the bacon I put it onto 2 paper towels on a microwave safe dish and cooked it for 2 1/2 minutes (thank you to my good friend Maricela for instructions on how to do bacon in the Microwave... turned out perfect!!) Then add Parmesan, peas, chicken, and bacon bits.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I wrote this recipe down a long time ago and don't remember where I got it!
They turned out pretty good, but I think I'm gonna stick with store bought ones for now! :)
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 heaping tsp salt
5 TBS shortening or lard
3/4 cup warm water
I used the whisk attachment on my kitchen aid for the beginning of the recipe then I used the dough hook. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the shortening and mix until mixture is uniformly crumbly. While mixing slowly stream in the water, until the dry ingredients form a ball. Knead for 30 seconds; it should clean the sides of the bowl. It should be soft, not sticky.
Turn out onto a floured surface. Divide into golf ball sized (2 oz each... I just guessed... and didn't do a great job hehe) I made some bigger ones for burritos too. Cover with a kitchen towel and let them rest for about 10 minutes.
Heat a large sauté pan over medium/high heat.
Sprinkle your surfaces with a little bit of flour and also dust the top of your ball with flour. Roll balls into thin rounds with a rolling pin (will require some arm muscles!! My arms got so tired by the end… but I’m pretty weak so that’s not really saying much)
Lay tortilla flat in the heated pan and cook on each side for about 20 seconds until the bubbles areas are browned.
Keep the cooked tortillas covered with a towel to keep them warm and pliable. Eat them while they are still warm!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
So pretty much I have been Obsessed with pie crust lately! I just love the flaky texture that seems to make anything you put with it better! The recipe I use I got from here and I love it, it is so easy!
Get a cup of ice water, mix it into the flour mixture two tablespoons at a time until it all comes together to form a dough.
You want it just to the point where it all sticks together and doesn't fall apart when you form it into a ball.
Form into 2 balls (one for a top crust and one for the bottom crust) wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
Then roll it out on a lightly floured surface.
Or something Savory! YUM!
Put bottom crust into the pie plate, add the filling, then cover with the top crust, crimping the edges closed. Cut slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape. Also brush some egg wash on for a little extra crisp and golden color (can be whole egg with a little water or milk added or just yolk and water, white and milk... I'm still learning but it doesn't make any HUGE difference :)!)
Friday, September 24, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I am a leader for Activity Girls in my ward at church and I was in charge of bringing the treat. (I am always very quick to volunteer for bringing treat :) ) I decided to make 2 soft sugar cookies in my tart pan, bring some vanilla frosting for them to spread on and then some kit-kats, reese's, and mini m&ms for the toppings... YUM!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I used this french bread recipe.
Monday, August 30, 2010
I tried to make these with my friend Holly when I was younger and because butterscotch is in the title, I thought there were butterscotch chips in them... I put a whole bag in with the peanut butter mixture. They actually weren't too bad, but there was a layer of butterscotch on the bottom that was kinda hard and weird... OOPS!! :) haha I had many food mishaps when I was younger and thought I could cook. Now that I am older and think I can cook I still have a few, but luckily not as many! :)
Butterscotch Peanut Butter Bars
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Melt the butter in a 2 qt sauce pan. Add the brown sugar and peanut butter, mix well. Bring the mixture just to boiling over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, let cool to lukewarm. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. While cooling, sift the flour with the baking powder and salt in a separate bowl, set aside. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan. With a wooden spoon beat the eggs and vanilla into the cooled peanut butter mixture. Stir in the flour mixture. Spread evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes (the top is going to kind of bubble up and look flaky) let it cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars and eat while still slightly warm.
A yummy treat that is a little different than what we usually have!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
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Thursday, August 19, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
lots of mashed potatoes.. like 3 cups? I didn't measure it out but you'll need enough to cover the
Friday, August 13, 2010
4 english muffins, toasted
Place the egg on your english muffin, then the sausage, then a piece of cheese, then the top of the english muffin! :) These were nice, just something different than usual and fun to make!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
You can put powdered sugar, syrup, brown sugar... maybe even some jam or nutella??