Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cheesy potatoes and Parmesan tilipia

These were awesome. First I sliced the potatoes. Not too thick. Then I cut them again so they were like shoestring ( my Boys said French fries) put in greased pan pour 1 1/2 c heavy cream. Salt and pepper and 2 c shredded cheese (any kind) bake covered with tin foil at 400* until tender about an hr. then broil about 6 min. Yummy!!! I made this with Tilipia. It was great

For thd tilipia. In a bowl add 1/4 c soft butter 3 tbsp mayo 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 c parmesan cheese a dash of onion pwd a dash of dried oregano. Mix well set aside. Broil tilipia about 3 min turn and do same to other side. Then turn again and brush with your Parmesan mixture then broil until gone about 3-4 min. Enjoy. I will be making this again!!!
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011


These ROlls are sooo yummy!! you can make any shape but i did crescent. I've never done them before and they turned out awesome. Everyone loved them. (Sorry I forgot to take a pic of the rolls DONE.)

2 packages (1/4 ounce each) Active Dry Yeast
1 cup warm water
1 cup boiling water
1 cup shortening or butter 3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoonS salt
2 eggs, beaten
7-1/2 to 8 cups all purpose flour
 In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine boiling water, shortening, sugar and salt. Allow to stand 3-4 minutes or until shortening is melted and sugar is dissolved. Add the yeast mixture and eggs; mix well. 

Add 2 cups of four; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When ready to use, roll out and shape dough. Place rolls in pans, or greased cookie sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown. YIELD: 2 -1/2 dozen.
When I make these rolls, I often do it in one day. I skip the refrigerating overnight. Simply add enough extra flour, to make a SOFT.....non-sticky dough. They still are fabulous. Make sure you let the dough raise until generously double. Then place shaped rolls (I make crescent style)....on your greased cookie sheets. Let raise again until double, before baking.

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Cheese Ball

Mix together 8 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 C. prepared double strength ranch dressing

Add 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese (at room temp)

Cover and freeze for One hour
 Shape into balls and roll into toasted almonds, walnuts or pecans chopped
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Baked French Toast

This was soo yummy. my kids loved it!!

First take a loaf of sour dough bread. You can either tear it up or  dice it with a knife and throw in a 13x9 greased pan like so

In a bowl mix together 8 eggs, 2 Cups milk, 1/2 heavy cream, 3/4 C. sugar and 2 Tbsp vanilla. Mix well and pour evenly over the bread. Your SUPPOSED to cover and refrigerated a few hours or overnight. However, I didnt realize that step and skipped it (It still turned out great!!)

Before baking mix together:
1/2 C. flour, 1/2 C. brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp salt. Add nutmeg if desired. add 1 stick cold butter cut into pieces and mix until it resembled fine pebbles. Sprinkle on top. And bake at 350 for 60 min or until firm. Top with maple syrup. YUMMY!!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Pumpkin dump cake

This is so easy and yummy!!!

15 oz pumpkin
10 oz evaporated milk
1 c light br sugar
3 eggs
3 tsp pumpkin spice

Mix together put in greased 13x9 baking dish top with boxed yellow cake mix ( just the flour mixture don't add the other stuff). And 1 c chopped nuts and about 1/4 c toffee pieces then put two cubes melted butter on top and bake at 350* for 45 min or until lightly browned and center is set. Top with homemade whipped cream.
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Friday, November 11, 2011

Corn Dogs

my kids love corn dogs and are always wanting me to make them. so when i found this recipe from the Nate Berkus show I knew I had to try it!

1c Corn meal
1c all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1c buttermilk
1/4c honey
1 egg (beaten)
2lbs. your favorite hot dogs, turkeydogs, soydogs, or sausages
1/2c flour for dusting
3 qts peanut or vegetable oil for frying
wooden skewers
2c Shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
Heat oil in fryer to 365 degrees.
In a medium mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients, except flour for dusting, with a whisk. In a 1 quart container combine buttermilk, honey, and egg. Transfer batter to a plate for easier dipping.
On a plate spread out flour. If using cheese, make a slit in the hot dog 2/3 of the way down, leaving a hinge and pack in 1-2 T of shredded cheese. press to seal the dog. Dry hot dogs and roll in flour. tap to remove excess flour making sure a light coating remains.
Insert skewer 1/3 into bottom of the hot dog and dip in batter glass, coating the hot dog completely with an even coating. Carefully drop into fryer and fry until a deep golden brown color is achieved. Turn the corn dog during cooking using tongs to brown both sides.
Remove to paper towels to absorb excess oil. Hold on a rack over a sheet pan in a 200 degree oven if you want to serve many at once. Eat 'em up!

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Creme Broulee

I have to say this is my favorite dessert!! I had never had it before until a few weeks ago when I was in Cyprus I tried it and it was heaven. So when I ran across The Pioneer Woman's Recipe I knew I HAD to try it. Boy am I glad I did!!

4 C. Heavy Cream
1 Tbps vanilla extract (i used 2 as i love the flavor)
10 egg yolks
3/4 C. sugar
6 Tbsp super fine sugar

Preheat oven to 325. Pour the cream into a saucepan and vanilla. simmer over med-low heat. you do not want to boil it just to heat it up.
whip the eggs with the sugar until its pale yellow and thick.
whip egg yolks while you very slowly add 1 C. of the heated cream. go very slowly as to NOT cook the eggs. Once the first cup is mixed in you can add them a bit faster.
place ramekins into a rimmed baking sheet. pour the custard into the ramekins. pour water in bottom of baking sheet until it comes about halfway up the ramekins. bake 30 min or until just set. ( i cooked mine closer to 60 min. so just watch them.)
Cool then chill for at least 2-3 hours in fridge.  To serve sprinkle 1 Tbsp super fine sugar (you can use regular sugar as well)  Use a kitchen torch to brown the sugar. there should be a thin crisp surface of burned sugar on top. serve immediately! 
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Mator Cupcakes

So i found this on Pinterest and my boys love mator and asked me to make them for their birthday. I decided i was going to do a trial to see if they were even doable....needless to say. i'm not making them for their party. making 6 was a PAIN!!! but they loved them
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