Posts

ENGLISH MUFFINS

Image
ENGLISH MUFFINS

1 1/2 cups warm water 1 tbsp. Sugar 1 tsp yeast 1 tsp salt 2 Tbsp. Oil ( flavorless oil) 2 3/4 cup flour
Pour the warm water into a large bowl. Add the sugar and stir well. Then sprinkle the one tsp. yeast over the top of the water. No need to stir. Cover bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
Then add the oil and salt, stir. Add half of the flour stir then add the rest.
Just mix with a spoon and knead with your hands. It's a fairly sticky dough.
Flour a surface and knead 3 to 4 minutes.
Lightly grease a bowl, place dough into bowl cover and let rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
Before taking the dough from the bowl sprinkle the counter with flour, the dough is sticky so you will need it.
In another spot sprinkle cornmeal. Not Jiffy mix but cornmeal.
Knead dough in flour about ten times.
Roll it into a log shape not real thin.
Cut log in half.
Slice four to five muffins from each side.
Roll into a ball then roll in the cornmeal. You might not have noticed but th…

June's Yeast Biscuits

Image
A few of you asked about the yeast roll recipe so I thought I would share it.
This is from my mother in law June.

She always calls them yeast biscuits  but I tend to say yeast rolls.

This is a very basic simple dough recipe.
You may very well have one like it but if not here you go.

Dissolve two packages of yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Set aside.

1 cup scaled milk
Set aside to slightly cool.
Scalding means heating it just until little bubbles start to form on the side of the pan.  It will begin to sort of film up around the side then you know it's scalded.
Don't boil it.

In a large bowl add:

1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. Salt
2 eggs

Whisk together then add the scaled milk, stir and add yeast mixture.
Add all purpose flour a cup at a time mix well after each addition.
It should take right around 5 or so cups to get the dough right.
Knead for about eight minutes then place in a greased bowl and let rise until doubled. Probably a couple hours.
Then punch the dough down, roll …

CABBAGE STEAKS

Image
I shared this picture on fb and was asked for the recipe so I decided to just put it in a blog

I first got this recipe from Shotgun Red.
He has a YouTube channel with lots of good recipes and this is one I decided to try.

Since Mark and I are cutting back on carbs and sugars this makes a great side.

Here's what you are gonna need.

1 large head of cabbage

1 stick butter

2 tsp. Minced garlic

1tsp. Black pepper

1 tsp. Smoked paprika

1 tbsp. Olive oil

Parmesan cheese

Line a baking sheet with foil.

Turn oven to 375

Remove outer leaves from cabbage

Slice cabbage into at least one inch thick slices.

Put them on the baking sheet in a single layer.

Melt butter and all other ingredients except the cheese.

Whisk well.

Brush mixture all over the cabbage steaks covering well. Use all of the mixture.

Bake in the oven for forty minutes.

Remove from the oven and top with cheese.

Return the cabbage steaks to the oven until cheese melts and is golden.

I baked them at a little higher temp than this …

FABULOUS PIZZA CRUST!!

Oh this is good pizza dough!!

Oh it's good pizza dough that makes amazing pizza crust!!

Years ago I always made my pizza crust.

Then I stopped.

I decided I was just as happy with the packages I would buy at the store and mix up and I still think they are good.

Lately though I thought as good as those are I know making my own would be better for us and I would save a little too so I started making it again.

This recipe is so so easy and so so good.

Here is a tip I just recently learned.

You may already know it but if not here it is...... always use a stone pizza pan if you can.

I have had a stone pizza pan for years and I used to use it a lot but somehow over time I stopped and went back to my metal one.

I won't do that again.

A stone comes as close to giving you that fire oven kind of crust as we can get in a regular oven

Another tip I've learned is to put the stone in the oven and preheat the oven and stone to 425 degrees.

Now then once the dough is ready to form you can …

SAVING MONEY AT THE GROCERY

Image
If you are like me you love saving money at the grocery store.

Just a few years back it seems like it was the in thing to shop in the big stores that made you feel like shopping for groceries was an experience.

Like you were in a nice place like you were somebody for being in there buying your groceries.

We all know you are somebody buying your groceries no matter where you buy them.

Now the tide seems to have turned.

Now it's in to shop at Aldi or Save A Lot or whatever is in your area.

Now we feel proud of how little we spend instead of how much we spend.

I'm all about that.

How do you go about making a grocery list?

How often do you go shopping?

How you answer those two questions will make a big difference in how much you spend.

I hope this blog post inspires you and challenges you to cut back on your food budget.

Sometimes we look through cookbooks or fb looking for recipes to make in the upcoming week.

I do that too and I like doing that.

It's keeps cooking exciting.

SALMON FAJITAS WITH JALAPENO SLAW

Image
I was so excited to find this recipe!

I'm not much on fresh salmon myself  I know it's crazy but I would rather have canned salmon than fresh.

All of our kids really like fresh salmon and often order it when they go out.

Olivia had told me she was coming out on Tuesday so I knew what I was going to make.
I had found several recipes each a little different so this is what we came up with in the end.
Well not this exact picture but ours did look like this.

I was excited to see what Olivia thought.

When she got here she asked if Lucas was coming to try it and I told her I didn't know  so she texted him and he came over.

Later Jess came home from work and she tried it.

Everyone considered it a success and said I should make it again.

Lucas asked if I was going to try it so I did and I liked it too then Mark came home and he ate two large helpings.

All right then without further delay here's the recipe.

You will need four medium size salmon fillets
You will marinate them fo…

HONEY GLAZED CARROTS....You are going to love these!

Image
Oh my goodness you have got to try these!!

Don't think they aren't good they are.

Don't think you won't like them you will.

It's a great way to get your kids to eat their carrots and it looks beautiful on the table.

The orange just pops next to your green beans or your meatloaf or your fried chicken.

I made these last night and we almost argued over the last one.

The recipe calls for baby carrots but I don't ever buy baby carrots I always just get a bag of regular carrots.

I don't ever peel my carrots either.
The vitamins are in the skins and so I just go with it.

This recipe is so forgiving meaning if you don't have the right amount of everything don't worry.

I didn't have one - two pounds of carrots, I had about six carrots so I just adjusted the ingredients to go with that amount. I just took a shot and it hit the mark.

It calls for honey and that's what I used but if I don't have it I  use syrup or brown sugar.

If you have a bag of c…