Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jojo's Bread

I love this recipe from Jojo. It's simple and fast. I have the smaller Kitchen-Aid, so I just make half of this recipe which yields 2 loaves.

Mix on low in Kitchen-Aid:
5 c. hot water
1 c. honey
5+ c. wheat flour

Add as mixing:
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. salt
2 heaping Tbsp. yeast
2 Tbsp. oil

Optional ingredients:
1/3 c. dough enhancer
1/2 c. gluten
1/3 c. dry milk

Last add:
6-9 c. wheat flour

Mix for 6 minutes on high. Pour a few tablespoons of oil on counter-top. Take dough out of mixer and using the oil, form into 3 or 4 loaves. Place in sprayed pans. Let raise until doubled. Bake @ 350 for 25-30 minutes. Cool on cooling rack. Can slice with electric knife and freeze.

Low-Fat Banana Bread

1 c. applesauce
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 c. sour cream (or yogurt)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. lemon juice
3 c. flour (1/2 wheat)
2 tsp. soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 small pkg. instant vanilla pudding (optional)
2 c. bananas (5 or 6)
chocolate chips/nuts (optional)

Mix applesauce, sugar, eggs, sour cream, vanilla, and lemon juice. Add dry ingredients and mix. Fold in bananas, then chocolate chips and nuts. Spray 2 loaf pans with Pam and pour in batter. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes, until toothpick inserted in middle comes out fairly clean.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

3 c. flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
4 eggs
2 c. sugar
2 c. pumpkin
1 1/4 c. oil (I use half applesauce)
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin, and oil. Add dry ingredients and mix. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into 2 8x4x3 loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 60 - 70 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and remove from pans.
Pumpkin Bars

1 small can pumpkin
1 cup oil (I used half applesauce)
4 eggs
1 3/4 c. sugar
2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder

Mix together pumpkin, oil, eggs, and sugar. Add other ingredients and mix. Spread on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

1 cube butter
1 tsp. vanilla
4 oz. cream cheese
2 c. powdered sugar
Cream well and spread on completely cooled cake.
Orange-Pumpkin Cake

1 yellow cake mix
3 egg whites
1 1/4 c. canned pumpkin
1 c. orange juice
1/3 c. sour cream
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice

1 1/2 c. powder sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
4-5 Tbsp. milk (to desired consistency)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix cake ingredients all together for about 2 minutes with electric mixer. Pour into well greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. While hot, invert cake onto serving platter. Cool, frost with glaze, and enjoy!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Grandpa's Enchiladas

1 lb. hamburger
1 med onion
Season with salt and pepper.

1 heaping Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. oregano
pinch garlic
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 glug salsa
1 can tomato soup
Add water or tomato juice to thin to right consistency--I use about a pint of tomato juice.

Pour a little sauce in 9 x 13 pan. Mix a little sauce with meat to make juicy. Warm flour tortillas and fill with meat mixture and shredded cheese. Roll and place in pan. Cover tortillas with remaining sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook at 350 for 30 minutes.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

6 chicken breasts
12 slices bacon
4 oz fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
Red or yellow pepper, thinly sliced

Prepare chicken breasts by washing and slightly flattening so they're evenly proportioned. (Not quite sure how to explain this, but here goes...) Place a few mushroom and pepper pieces on each side of the chicken breast and wrap the bacon around it securing it all with toothpicks. Grill.

Homemade Burritos

Fill flour tortilla with refried beans, cheese, and taco meat (beef or chicken). Fold in the top, bottom and sides and secure with toothpicks. Spray cookie sheet with butter-flavored Pam. Place burritos on pan. Then spray burritos with butter-flavored Pam. Cook at 350 til they start to brown. (Maybe 15 minutes) Turn burritos, spray with Pam again and cook 10 more minutes. Tortillas should be slightly crispy.

Marinara Sauce

1 chopped onion
1/2 c. finely chopped carrots
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. hamburger
1 28 oz. can chopped tomatoes
3 oz. tomato paste
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. salt

Brown hamburger with onion, carrots, and garlic. (can also add mushrooms and zucchini) Salt and pepper to taste. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, salt, and dash pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes.

Homemade Noodles

2 eggs
1/4 c. milk
1 tsp. salt
2 c. flour

Beat together eggs, milk and salt. Add flour to make a stiff dough. Use food processor or heavy-duty mixer if available. Let rest for about 10 minutes. Roll and cut into noodles with a pasta machine or roll VERY thin and cut by hand. Drop immediately into boiling, salted water. Cook approx. 5 minutes. They cook quickly so don't overcook!

Skillet Lasagna

1 lb. hamburger
1 medium onion, chopped

Mix together:
1 1/2 c. cooked macaroni
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. grated cheese
12 oz. tomato sauce (can add more if wanted)
Cooked hamburger

Put in casserole dish and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cook for 30 minutes at 350.

Friday, April 17, 2009

California Pizza Kitchen Dough

1 T. yeast
1 1/2 c. + 3 T. warm water
4 1/2 c. flour
2 T. sugar
1 T. salt
3 T. olive oil

Dissolve yeast in water, sprinkling sugar on top. Place flour and salt in bowl. Make a well and pour in yeast mixture and oil. Mix and knead. Should be tacky. Coat bowl/dough with a little oil and let rise until doubled. Place pizza stone in oven and preheat at 500. Punch dough down and divide in half. Roll out one portion to the size of pizza pan. Sprinkle pizza peel with cornmeal. Place dough on top. Cover with desired toppings. Using peel, transfer pizza to stone in oven. Cook 8-10 mins. Remove with peel. Make second pizza following the same steps.

Note: If you do not have a pizza peel, DO NOT preheat stone. Make pizza on stone and then place in oven.

Makes 2 pizzas

Chicago Stuffed Pizza

3 1/2 c. flour
1 pkg. yeast (1 tbsp)
2 tsp. sugar
2 T. vegetable oil
1 tsp. salt
1 c. luke warm water

Dissolve yeast into water. Add sugar and oil, mix. Add flour, mix. Knead on floured surface fro 8 - 10 mins. Place in a greased bowl and roll around to coat all sides. Cover and let double in size. Divide into 2 parts (bottom part needs to be a slightly larger portion). Roll out larger ball on pizza stone, making it one inch larger than the stone. Put filling on, leaving 1/4 inch clearance from edge of stone. Roll out remaining dough. Put on top and roll edges together to seal. Top with sauce and cheese. (1/4 lb. mozzarella and 1/2 c. grated parmesan) Bake at 400 for 20-25 mins.

3/4 lb. mozzarella
1/3 lb. probalone
1 lb. sausage (browned)
3 med. onions (diced)
1 lg. green pepper
1/2 lb. mushrooms
1 lb. pepperoni

Mix in pan and put on pizza. (confession: I use less cheese and onions than called for in recipe)

16 oz. can whole tomatoes (mashed to pulp and drained)
1/2 tsp. crushed rd pepper
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 T. italian seasoning
1/8 tsp. salt
16 oz. tomato sauce
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. pepper

Heat to boil. Reduce heat and simmer. (approx 20 mins)