Friday, March 18, 2011

Cheryl's whole wheat bread

My sister Cheryl said not even I can mess this recipe up. Her bread is amazing and beautiful. The above picture is not of her bread - her's looks better than that. I'll post a picture when I make mine (if it turns out).
3 Cups of HOT water (microwave)
1/4 Cups of Honey
1 T salt
1 T yeast (instant)
1 Cup Apple Sauce (from fridge so it's cold)
4 Cups whole wheat flour
4-5 additional cups of whole wheat flour

Mix all ingredients together in mixer and let sit for 5 minutes - after five minutes add an additional 1 cup of flour at a time until it pulls from the side of bowl - about 4-5 cups more wheat. . .just enough to clean bowl. Let mix for 15 minutes. Let sit for 15 minutes. While sitting, spray counter with Pam - dump dough and make circle cut into 4 pieces. Shape each piece into a loaf and put in pans. Put in a lightly warm oven with a dish towel over the top. Let raise to double it's original size. Take dish towel off. Cook at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour or until it's pretty brown on top. Take immediately out of the pans to cool.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

4 ounces linguine pasta
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, sliced into thin strips
2 t Cajun seasoning
2T butter
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 green onion, minced
11/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 t dried basil
1/4 t lemon pepper
1/4 t salt
1/8 t garlic powder
1/8 t black pepper
2 T grated Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add linguine pasta, cook 10/8 minutes. Drain.
Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl, to coat.
In a large skillet over med heat saute chicken in butter till no longer pink (about 5-7 min) Add green/red bell peppers sliced mushrooms and green onions. Cook 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat stir in heavy cream. Season the sauce w/basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder, ground pepper, Heat through.
In a large bowl toss linguine, w sauce sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Baked Ziti

One of my sweet friends brought me this dinner the other day and I told her I had to get the recipe, it was so good!

1 jar your favorite spaghetti sauce
8 oz tub sour cream
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1.5-2 lbs browned ground beef
1/2 of a 1 lb box ziti noodles
1-2 cup mozzarella grated
8 slices provolone cheese
1/2 6 oz pkg of parmesan grated
In a large bowl mix spaghetti sauce, tub of sour cream, spices, and stir until mixed well. Next stir in the drained cooked noodles and drained browned ground beef and mix again. Next put a layer of noodle mixture in bottom of pan. Next put a layer of provolone cheese. Add the rest of the noodles. Finally top with mozzarella & parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and cook on 350 degrees for ~45 minutes until heated throughout.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I think this is such a cute idea for St Patricks day. I found it on THIS blog.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Corn Chowder in the Crock Pot

Corn Chowder in the Slow Cooker

* 2 (14.75 oz) cans creamed corn
* 1 (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
* 2 1/2 cups skim milk
* 1 cup diced ham
* 2 cups frozen southern style hash browns (the cubed typed)
* 2 Tbsp butter
* salt and pepper to taste

1. Place creamed corn, cream of mushroom soup, and milk in a crock pot. Whisk until soup is well blended into the mixture.
2. Add remaining ingredients to crock pot and stir well.
3. Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally. You can add more milk if needed when finished cooking to reach desired thickness.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Make your own Taco Seasoning

Have you ever wanted to make taco's but ran out of seasoning. Here's so it can be made at home.

Make your own Taco Seasoning.


* 1 Tbsp Chili powder
* 1/4 tsp each garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes and oregano
* 1/2 tsp paprika
* 1 1/2 tsp cumin
* 1 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/2 tsp pepper
* 2 Tbsp of flour

Here is a great salad dressing to make at home if you need to.

Combine approximately equal amounts of your favorite sweet chili sauce and some good balsamic vinegar. Add a splash of white vinegar. Taste and adjust quantities until it has your preferred balance of zingy, sweet and delicious.