- Combine the dough ingredients together with a whisk. Spread the dough over a greased 9x13 pan.
- Top dough with sauce and desired toppings (except for the cheese). Bake 20-25 minutes at 425 degrees.
- Take the pizza out of the oven and sprinkle the cheese over it. Put back in the oven and melt.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
- Pour olive oil in a large saute pan so it covers the bottom. Put the heat on medium.
- Prepare chicken according to the type. I like using boneless skinless chicken breasts and cutting them into strips (as shown above). The other types might not need any prep except to put them on a plate.
- Pour some flour in the bottom of a separate shallow dish, enough to coat each piece of chicken.
- Salt and pepper each piece of chicken, front and back. Place each piece of chicken in the flour and coat on both sides, then place them in the saute pan.
- When all chicken is in the pan (or when the pan is full of chicken) turn the heat up to high to get the chicken nice and brown. Keep checking it to make sure you don't burn it. But you'll want a nice brown color so it crisps.
- When the chicken is brown, turn them all over to brown the other sides. Then turn the heat down to low to allow the chicken to cook the rest of the way.
- Depending on how thin or thick the chicken is, it will take about 15 - 45 minutes to cook. The strips I made took 15 minutes. You'll want to let them cook slowly so the chicken is moist. So good!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
- Combine all ingredients with a hand or standing mixer.
- Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees in a greased 9 x 13 pan.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
1 can black beans
- Brown the ground beef in a saute pan. Add about 1/3 of the taco seasoning packet to the beef and mix.
- In a large pot, combine all the other ingredients (except for cheese and chips). This also includes the rest of the taco seasoning.
- Add the ground beef to the pot mixture and stir well. To serve, add chips to the bottom of bowls and pour soup over them. Sprinkle cheese over the soup and enjoy!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
- Combine all ingredients and mix well.
- Bake in a greased and floured bread pan for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
***Baking time may need to be longer, depending on the oven. Pull the oven rack out a little bit without having to remove the bread from the oven or the bread will sink. Test the bread by inserting a butter knife into the center. If it comes out with batter on it you'll want to keep it in for longer.
Monday, October 11, 2010
- Combine all ingredients but the butter in a mixer.
- Add the diced butter and blend till the butter chunks are the size of peas..
- Press the mixture between your fingers to mix the rest of the way. Set aside.
- Boil the peaches for one minute in a large pot (poaching). Place them in a bowl of ice water so the peels will come off easier.
- Remove the peels and slice the peaches in eight wedges each into a separate bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over the peaches.
- Add the blueberries with the peaches and gently mix together. Then add the sugar and flour. Gently mix.
- Place fruit mix in a 9 x 13 pan or six large ramikens. (If using a metal pan, be sure to spray it with nonstick spray.) Sprinkle crumble over the fruit to cover.
- Bake 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
*Remember that you can do this with any kind of fruit you want! Strawberries and bananas go great together. A good fall combination would be apples, pears, and cranberries.
**This dish can be pretty liquidy. Add a little more flour if desired, or put the fruit in individual ramikens as suggested above.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
- In a large bowl combine egg, water, bread crumbs, onion, salt, and pepper. Add ground beef in chunks and mush with your hands to combine.
- Form into meatballs about 1" in diameter and place on a broiler pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle.
- If not using immediately, cool and freeze.
*Instead of a broiler pan, I sprayed a cookie cooling rack with nonstick cooking spray on a cookie sheet and baked the meatballs on that.
**I didn't have any minced onion on hand so I sprinkled a little onion salt.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
- Cream butter and sugar; add cocoa and 1 egg at a time.
- Add vanilla and flour; beat well.
- Spread on a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Take out. Spread on mini marshmallows and put back in the oven just long enough for the marshmallows to melt (about 3 minutes).
- Allow to cool before frosting.
- Heat butter, milk, and cocoa to a boil.
- Add the powdered sugar, stirring well.
- Pour over cooled brownies
*These bars can be cut into regular-sized brownies. But just to warn you, they are rich!