Thursday, April 28, 2011

birthday chocolate cupcakes

1 choc. cake mix (devils food)
Bake in 2 round and let cool completely

In a bowl beat until fluffy
1- 8 oz. cream cheese
2/3 C. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
Fold in 2 Cups of whipped whipping cream(1 pint)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

bran muffins

*found on tasty kitchen

* 1-½ cup Bran Flakes Cereal
* Boiling Water, As Needed
* 1 cup Raisins ( I used crasins I like them better)
* ¼ cups Shortening
* ¾ cups Light Brown Sugar, Packed ( I only did 1/2 c.)
* 1 whole Egg
* 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
* 1 cup Buttermilk
* 1-¼ cup All-purpose Flour
* 1-¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
* ¼ teaspoons Kosher Salt
* 2 Tablespoons Sugar
* ½ teaspoons Cinnamon

Place the bran flakes in a small bowl. Pour 1/2 cup of boiling water over the cereal. Mix so all the cereal is moistened. Set aside. Place the raisins in another small bowl. Pour boiling water over the raisins until all are covered. Set aside.

Butter a 12-cup muffin tin. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.

In a medium bowl, beat together the shortening and sugar until combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in the bran flakes and then the buttermilk. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix just until combined. Fold in the raisins.

Divide the batter amongst the muffin tin. Mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle each with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, rotating halfway through. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan then remove to a wire rack.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Banana Cake

Beat together:
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar

Add to shortening and sugar and beat until foamy:
3 eggs

Add and then beat:
3/4 c. buttermilk
2 c. flour
1 t. soda
1/2 t. salt

Add and then beat:
1 t. vanilla
3 or 4 mashed bananas

Pour into greased and lightly floured pan at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. Frost with your favorite cream cheese icing.
I use a jelly roll pan so that the cake isn't so thick and it get's nice and done.
Enjoy!!!!!!!! This is Danette Downey's recipe.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Chicken & Wild Rice

1 Cup Wild Rice 1 Cup Diced Celery 1 Cup diced Carrot 1/2 Cup Diced Onion 4 Cups Chicken (cubed) Spices to flavor: 1 tsp. Salt, 1 Tbls. Pepper, 1 tsp. Cumin, 1/2 tsp. Thyme, 1 Tbls. Basil Cook Chicken on stove in Chicken Broth or water with chicken bullion. On stove top Boil 3 Cups water with 3 tsp. chicken bullion, add 1 Cup wild Rice and bake in oven @ 325 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until water is pretty much gone. While the rice is baking add the following ingredients to a new stock pot on stove. 1 Cup Celery, 1 Cup Carrots, 1/2 Cup Onion. Saute with 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil. then add 4 Cups Water and 1 - 2 Cups Milk. Then add cooked, cubed chicken and spices. Let simmer until rice is done then add the rice to the rest of the ingredients. Let simmer on stove for another hour or so. Add more water or milk if it is not brothy enough for your liking. This is delicious! Enjoy!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

flourless, dairy free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

1 C. Peanut Butter
3/4 c. brown sugar (I only did 1/2 c. but my PB is sweetened as well. if you use all natural PB, you may want to do all the sugar)
1/4 c. ground flaxseed meal
2 eggs
1/2 c. rolled oats (I just puled my regular oats in a blender for a sec)
Just under 1 t. baking soda
chocolate chips to desired amount

Mix PB, sugar, flax meal and eggs in a bowl. then add oats soda and chocolate chips.
Bake at 325-350 for 5-10 min depending on oven and how done you like them!! so good.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

homemade egg noodles

1 c flour
1 egg
1-2 T milk
dash salt

In a bowl combine all ingredients, and mix with wooden spoon until it forms a ball. If mixture is too thick add more milk. Turn onto a floured surface and knead till smooth. Roll out into a rectangle desired thickness. Cut into strips with a pizza cutter. Cover till ready to use.

Monday, April 11, 2011

greek chicken pizza

*for one pizza

1 chicken breast
black olives
green olives
bell pepper (I used red)
fetta cheese
mozzarella cheese
about 1/2 - 1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 -2 t.balsamic vinegar
dried oregano
dried parsley
garlic powder
oilve oil

Grill chicken with essence or your favorite seasoning.
chop all veggies
cut up tomatoes and put in separate bowl and season with vinegar, oregano, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil, and let marinate for a few min.
on a slightly cooked crust, pour about 2-3 tablespoons olive oil over crust. salt, pepper, and garlic powder the crust. put marinated tomatoes and juice all over crust, then rest of veggies. Season again with a little salt and pepper if desired. Then add the feta and mozerella cheese.
bake at 450 until melted and browned.

best pizza dough

*recipe from Tyler Florence

3 cups flour
1 Tablespoon yeast
1/2- 1 Tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 Tablespoons Oilve Oil
1 cup warm water

mix first 4 ingredients in mixer. while mixer is on low, add the oil and water and let knead for 5 min.
place dough in greased bowl and let raise for one hour.