Saturday, February 28, 2009
This pizza crust recipe is similar to the other "Papa John's Pizza Crust" recipe that I have posted, but the texture was completely different. This was a thick but yet light crusted pizza. It was delicious! I got this recipe from my amazing cooking cousin JADI. She said you can make 4-6 personal size pizzas with this dough or one large pizza. We made a large jelly roll pan size of pizza with it. Yum!
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Combine ingredients in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until butter is melted and ingredients are combined
Living away from many restaurants, I find myself craving them. I always loved papa johns pizza. So we though we'd give this recipe a try. If I make this again I will use butter instead of margarine, and add a pinch more garlic powder.
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can tomato puree
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon thyme
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Combine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
(Makes about a cup)(This will be enough sauce for 2 medium pizzas)
1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed
3 cups frozen broccoli florets
1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
In a large bowl, combine the chicken, broccoli, macaroni and cheese. Whisk the soup, broth, garlic powder and pepper; stir into chicken mixture. Transfer to a greased 9 x 13" baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
Stir; cover with tine foil and bake 25-30 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear and macaroni is tender. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
My kids made this for dinner. It was very simple. I didn't get to eat any (I went to a GNO) but they said it was delicious. I'll take their word for it.
1 1/2 c. cold milk
1 pkg. (3.9 oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
1 c. heavy whipping cream
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract (I think next time I'll only do 1/8 tsp.)
In a large mixing bowl, mix milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes; let stand for 2 minutes or until soft set. Stir in chocolate chips.
In your kitchen aid, beat whipping cream until it begins to thicken. Add peppermint extract; beat until soft peaks form. Fold into pudding. Mix well.
*If eating as mousse, refrigerate until you're ready to eat!
*If eating as a freeze, transfer into an ungreased 8" square dish. Cover and freeze for about 2 hours or until firm. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before cutting. (Serves 9)
2 Tbs. molasses
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
Maple syrup, Buttermilk Syrup, or whipped cream for toppings
In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Combine buttermilk, egg, molasses and oil; add to dry ingredients and mix well. (This is a thin batter) Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes. Cook until second side is golden brown. Serve with syrup and whipped cream.
This will make about 8-10 pancakes.
We love pancakes (AKA "hot cakes" if you ask my mom)! We love to try different variations. Banana, Hawaiian, Peach, Wheat, Apple, Blueberry etc.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
2 slices of bread
Cheese (Mozzarella is our favorite) (Sliced works best, but shredded will do also)
Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place one slice in a skillet butter side down. Top with cheese, pepperoni, pizza sauce (about 3 Tbs) and the second bread slice, butter side up. Cook over medium heat until golden brown, turn once. Serve with additional pizza sauce if desired.
*If you are using shredded cheese and it's not fully melted after it's grilled to golden brown, pop it in the microwave for a few seconds.