Saturday, January 18, 2014

Popover Pizza

This is a favorite in our home!

Popover Pizza

1 lb lean ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper
1 15 oz can pizza sauce
1/2 package sliced pepperoni, halved
(mushrooms and/or black olives may be added)
1/2 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Brown hamburger, with onions and peppers.
Add sauce, pepperoni, and herbs.
Heat til bubbling, take off stove

Prepare 13 by 9 pan, by spraying...
put meat mixture in the bottom of pan

2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup all purpose flour
1 Tbsp cooking oil

Pour on top of meat mixture
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 

Bake for 30 minutes til topping is puffed and golden brown.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cut-out Cookies!

Cookie Cutter Cookies
1 cup salted butter (2 sticks)
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups all purpose flour
3 Tablespoons milk
Heat oven to 400 degrees. 
Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
 Mix baking powder and flour in bowl.
 On low speed, gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture until combined.
 Add milk; beat until dough masses around beaters.
Divide dough in half or thirds (whatever you prefer).
 Lightly flour work surface and roll out dough to 1/3 inch thickness. Cut shapes.
Bake for 10 minutes.
 ( I usually bake them for 14, so I suppose it depends on your oven)
Cool and frost.
(I usually double this recipe)
Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbs milk (or more depending on how thin you want your frosting)
 food coloring--divide the frosting and color whatever you want
Cream butter and shortening. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. When all sugar has been mixed, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat on high speed until light and fluffy.
Makes 3 cups.
Makes enough for cookie recipe to be doubled.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Special Sugar Cookies

 Thankful for my Special Sugar Cookie recipe I've been making since I was a young teen
Special Sugar Cookies
Cream together:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond flavoring (I think this is the secret ingredient)
Sift together:
4 cups flour plus 1 heaping Tbsp
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cream of tarter
Add to first mixture and mix well.  Place by teaspoons full onto ungreased
cookie sheet.  Press down with glass dipped in sugar, sprinkle with sprinkles, 
or my favorite, cinnamon and sugar mix!
Bake 350 for 12-15 minutes
(these are crispy cookies)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Vegetable Soup

 Thankful for vegetable soup! 
chicken broth or vegetable broth
Basil, pepper,
minced garlic,
 all the low cal veggies you have on hand
Carrots, onions, green pepper, celery, green beans
(those are the ones I always use!)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble
Bag of apples (we used Mclintosh)
peeled and sliced
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp vanilla
mix and put in bottom of 9x13 pan
add crumble mixture:
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups oatmeal
2/3 cup melted butter
mix crumble mixture together and put on top of apples.
Bake 350 degrees 45 minutes

Italian Muffuletta

 Italian Muffuletta
Italian bread
Swiss cheese
provolone cheese
chopped green olives
chopped black olives
6 Tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Italian dressing
2 tsp fresh minced garlic
Mix the last 5 ingredients together
spread onto bread and layer the rest!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Homemade Dressing

 My  mom used to make this homemade dressing when I was a kid:
Mayo mixed with kechup
That's it, that is the recipe!
I made it this past week and it brought me back to childhood!
(you know how much I love salads, right?)