Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Asian salad

So yummy!!! And simple

1 head napa cabbage sliced thinly
1/3 c toasted pine nuts
1/4 c toasted sesame seeds
4 green onions sliced thinly
2 shredded carrots ( can do more or less)
Sugar snap peas ( I sliced mine in half)

1/3 c olive oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/4 c red wine vinegar
1/4 c sugar
1tbsp minced garlic

Mix salad on a bowl then mix the dressing and pour on top. Yum!!
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Apple brown Betty

This is a very easy and basic recipe but very yummy!!

8 slices wheat bread
3-6 apples depending on size
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1 cup butter ( I only used 1/2)

Homemade whip cream

Preheat oven to 375
Grease 13x9 pan
Slice bread and apples onto cubes
Place half the bread cubes in pan
Sprinkle half the apples
Add half the brown sugar
Repeat with again. Dot top with pats of butter. End by sprinkling 1/2 c water over it by the tablespoon. Bake covered for 45 min then bake 10 more min uncovered to brown. Serve with whip cream on top.
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Fun Easter deviled eggs

So I forgot to post these. I did them for Easter. Kids loved them. All too do or hard boil the eggs scoop out the yolks then put the whites in a bowl of water with desired color. Takes about an hour to get desired color. Then make as you would your deviled eggs.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Roasted Brussel sprouts

Yeah I know not everyone's fav but these are actually good. I got some in my basket and so I tried a new recipe and it was a success!

Cut your Brussel sprouts into quarter wedges. Stick on baking sheet and drizzle a good amount of olive oil and Toss well to coat. Then sprinkle on salt and pepper. Roast in a 400 degree oven about 20 min until browned.

Dipping sauce:
6 tbsp mayo
2 tsp minced garlic
3 tbsp chopped parsley
Mix well and dunk Brussel sprouts in.
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orange rolls!

These are soo yummy!! YOU WANT TO MAKE THESE........NOW!!!!!

in a bowl mix 1 Tbsp active yeast in 1/3 C. warm water and 1/2 tsp sugar. give it a little stir and let it poof about 5 min. While its poofing:

in your stand mixer bowl add 1C. scaled milk cooled (i put it in the microwave for 90 sec then let it cool while i added the other ingredients), 3 Tbsp melted butter, 3 eggs and mix with wire wisk. then add 1 C. flour and 1/2 C. sugar. By this time the yeast should be poofed so add that and gently mix.  Then add 3 C. flour and 1 tsp salt. You may need more flour. You dont want it overly sticky. It should come off the sides of the bowl. I think I added close to 4 C. total. Then take it out and drizzle some olive oil in the bowl and add the dough back and roll it so its all been coated. I let mine rise in the dryer to speed up the process. I put 3 big towels in and put it on high about 5 min then turned it off and put the bowl in covered in saran wrap and put the towel around the bowl and let it rise (with the dryer off!!) while i prepared the good stuff ;)
so while your dough is rising: melt 1 Stick of butter. Then add the zest of 2 oranges and 1/2 C. sugar. set aside. This will go on the dough.

Now in another bowl we're gonna make the icing.
1/2 stick softened butter, juice of 3 oranges, 1 tsp vanilla and about a half a bag powdered sugar.  You want it a bit thinner than frosting so you can put it on the warm rolls and it will seep throughout the entire roll.

Preheat oven to 375

After this your dough should be doubled in size. Roll out into a rectangle about 1/4" thick. Spread the orange zest goodness all around it. I sprinkled it with cinnamon too. then Roll it tight jelly style. Then pinch the ends to its sealed and cut about 1 1/4" inches thick and put in a greased 13X9 pan. I got 12 rolls but it depends on how big you cut yours on how many you will get. Let them rise a bit. Not too much as they will rise in the oven. just until they are all touching. I use a heating pad under my pan on high and it rises in about 15 minutes. Make sure you cover your pan.

Bake in your preheated oven for 20 min until they are browned. Let cool about 5 min then put the icing all over. YUMMY!!!!
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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Baked orange French toast

I found this recipe on pinterest and knew I had to try it. It's definitely a keeper!!!

2 eggs
1 1/2 c milk ( I used rice milk)
1 tsp vanilla
1 c panko bread crumbs
Zest of 1-2 oranges
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c melted butter
1/4 c canola oil
Bread cut 1" thick I used homemade whole wheat

In a shallow bowl add first three ingredients. Mix well. In another bowl add the bread crumbs, orange zest and cinnamon mix well.

Preheat oven to 400. prepare a cookie sheet with the butter and oil. Dip bread in egg mixture then breadcrumbs And then put on cookie sheet and turn over so both sides get the butter and oil on them. Cook for 15 min then flip and cook another 10 minutes. Great with homemade buttermilk syrup or maple.
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