Saturday, October 15, 2016

Pizza Crust

Pizza Crust (from Janet)

1 1/2c warm water
2tsp yeast
4 1/2c flour (I use 1/2 whole wheat)
5-6 cloves pressed garlic
2T sugar
2tsp salt
1/4c olive oil

(Many times I will sub Penzey's garlic salt for the salt and garlic)
 Combine water with yeast
Whisk rest of ingredients except flour
Add flour and knead

Cover and rise 1H, until double

Preheat oven to 400
Punch dough and cut in half. Shape on pizza pan and bake for 7min.
Then top the pizzas and bake until browned to liking.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Masala Chai Brownies

2T unsweetened cocoa powder (to dust pan)
1/3c unsweetened coconut
1c flour
1c white sugar
1/4c unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2tsp baking powder
1/2tsp salt
1/2c strongly brewed chai
1/2c oil
1/2tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.
Spray 8x8 and dust with the 2T cocoa powder
*mix dry except coconut
*mix wet
*mix wet with dry and add coconut
*bake 20min
*let cool an hour before cutting

Friday, January 22, 2016

Navy Bean Soup

Navy Bean Soup
(tastes just like campbells ham and bean soup!)

1# dry navy beans
1T baking soda
1tsp salt
1/2tsp pepper
1tsp dry mustard
hambone (or diced ham)
1c diced carrot
1c diced celery
3-4 cloves minced garlic
2 bay leaves

*in pan cover beans with water and add baking soda, bring to boil and let foam. drain, rinse with cold water and add 6c water
*add rest of ingredients
*bring to boil and simmer 1 1/2h
*remove bay leaves and serve

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sopa A La Criolla (Fruit of the Spirit Cookbook)

Sopa A La Criolla (from Missionary in Peru)

8c water
1# beef, cooked and cubed
1 1/2tsp salt
2 cloves minced and sauteed garlic
1T cumin
1/2tsp pepper
3 onions chopped and sauteed
1T bouillon
1tsp each paprika and oregano
3 raw potatoes french cut
1 handful angel hair spaghetti
4 eggs, beaten
1 2/3c evaporated milk (1can)

*in pot add beef, salt, garlic, cumin, pepper, onions, bouillon and spices. Simmer to blend spices.
*10min before serving: add potatoes, cook 5min
*add spaghetti, cook 3min
*stir in beaten eggs, cook 2min
*turn off stove and when boiling stops add evaporated milk
*serve with croutons or fresh rolls

I can think of NO mods made to this! yummy!! Well, one, I cubed the beef and cooked it in the spices, then added in sauteed garlic and onions, then followed the rest of the directions.

Morroccan Couscous (SL Cookbook)

Morroccan Couscous (SL Cookbook; Tammy in Seattle)

1 1/2# chicken, cubed (lamb or beef can be used)
3T oil
1 chopped onion
1c celery
1c mushrooms
1c sliced carrots
1/2c chopped almonds
1 1/2c (15oz can) garbanzo beans
1 1/2c (15oz can) tomato sauce
1 1/2c water
2tsp curry
1/4tsp cayenne pepper
1tsp salt
1tsp paprika

*Brown chicken in oil. Add vegetables and almonds, cook 10min.
*add remaining and simmer 30min.
*serve over couscous

Coconut Lime Chicken Soup

Coconut Lime Chicken Soup (from Cheri on SL)

3T butter
3 shredded carrots
2c chicken broth
1/2 bunch cilantro
1-15oz can coconut milk
shredded cooked chicken
1c precooked rice
juice of 1 lime
1T soy sauce

Thai Seasoning:
1/2tsp curry
1/4tsp each: cinnamon, ginger, chili powder, paprika, salt

Optional: extra cilantro and lime wedges for serving

*sautee carrots in butter and Thai seasonings
*puree with broth and cilantro
*add coconut milk, chicken, rice, soy and lime juice. Bring to low boil and remove from heat
*serve with cilantro and lime wedges

Waffles from Marla

Waffles (from Marla on SL)

2c flour (can use WholeWheat)
1 3/4c milk
1/2c oil (or greek yogurt)
1T sugar
4tsp baking powder
1/4tsp salt
1/2tsp vanilla

*beat eggs
*whisk rest of wet with eggs
*in another bowl blend all dry
*blend wet with dry
~can be left in fridge up to a week

*cook in waffle iron
~rewhisk before usage after sitting in fridge

Makes 4 1/2 waffles in my round Belgian waffle iron

Easy Ham and Potato Hash (Crock-Pot)

Easy Ham and Potato Hash from "The Best Slow Cooker Cookbook"

3/4c chopped green bell pepper
3/4c chopped red bell pepper
3c chopped cooked ham
1-32oz package frozen hash brown potatoes, partially thawed
1-8oz package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2c milk
2 1/2T dijon mustard
1 1/2c chopped scallions
1/2tsp garlic powder
1/2tsp garlic pepper

*in 4qt crockpot combine peppers, ham, hashbrowns and 1c scallions
*wisk milk and creamcheese until smooth, add rest and wisk
*pour milk mixture over hashbrown mixture, do not mix together
*cover and cook on low 5-6h, until potatoes are tender. Stir gently. Serve with remaining scallions sprinkled on top.

(my own mods: Instead of garlic powder and garlic pepper I used 1 1/2tsp garlic salt, 1/2tsp pepper. I thought it was a little too much liquid, so maybe next time I'd use 1/4c less milk)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Chloe's Virus Killing Soup

Chloe's Virus-Killing Soup
from Chloe o' the Mountain

*Step 1 ingredients:
One chicken
Appx 15-30 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 Tbs salt
3-4 Thyme sprigs
Cayenne pepper (to taste. I use about a tsp)
Fresh Rosemary sprigs
Fresh ground pepper

*Step 2 ingredients:
1 large onion (coarsely chopped or sliced)
1 fennel bulb (sliced thin)
1 leek (sliced thin)
4-6 stalks of celery (coarse chopped)
large red pepper (coarse chopped
1/2 lb. carrots (coarse chopped)
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 C good White Wine
salt and pepper

*Step 3 ingredients:
Frozen green beans
Frozen peas
flat leaf parsley (chopped)
1-2 cans chopped tomatoes with juice
salt and pepper to taste

Place chicken and other Step 1 ingredients in a soup pot (you can use a pressure cooker) and cover with water or chicken broth (I really like Maggi chicken broth powder). Cook on stove top until chicken starts to fall apart. Remove from heat. Strain out chicken and stuff and set aside until cool enough to chop. Reserve broth for next step.

Place oil in bottom of large pot and heat. Add Step 2 veggies and sauté until onion just transparent. Add wine and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Cover the vegetables with chicken broth from chicken--add more broth from can or box if you don't have enough broth from chicken and simmer veggies until just tender.

Add the Step 3 ingredients and simmer until everything is tender. Add chopped chicken, salt and pepper to taste. You can also add cabbage with the end ingredients if you like, or any other veggies your family likes.

No virus can withstand this soup.

The next day add egg noodles and turn it into chicken noodle soup.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Potato Leek Soup (Crock-Pot)

Potato Leek Soup

2# peeled/diced potatoes
3T all-purpose flour
5c chicken broth
2 medium leeks rinsed/drained/chopped (I used a bag of TJ's chopped leeks)
6T chopped fresh dill (or 2 1/2T dried dill week)
1-1 1/2c chopped cooked ham or shrimp
3/4c heavy cream (I used a can of evaporated milk)

*place potatoes into crock pot and sprinkle with flour, toss well.  Add broth and mix.  Stir in leeks and 3T of fresh dill (or 1 1/2T of the dried)
*cover and cook on low 8-8 1/2h until potatoes are tender.
*puree 1-2c of the potatoes with a little liquid in food processor and return to crock.  Stir in the meat, cream and remainder of dill.  Cover and cook 5-10min longer and serve.