Monday, June 8, 2009

Crockpot Corned Beef and Cabbage

I looved this recipe. The only thing I did not follow is sugar and vinegar and added the cabbage about 15-25 minutes before I served so the cabbage was not soggy. Here is the link.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Petit Pains au Chocolat

I would have taken a picture of these except we were too excited to wait. I grew up eating these in Morocco and are very popular in Europe. Here is an easy recipe I found in a kid's cookbook.

  • 1 sheet froezn puff pastry
  • 4 ounces thin semi-sweet chocolate bar
  • 1 large egg

  • Preheat oven to 400 degress
  • Thaw pastry at room temperature for 20 minutes until it is bendable. Cut pastry sheet into 12 squares
  • Break or cut chocolate into 12 small rectangles. Place chocolate on one edge of the pastry and rool tight, finishing the seam on the bottom.
  • Place the rolled-up pastries, seam side down. Press the open edges of the pastry with fork to seal
  • Seperate egg yolk and egg white. Whisk egg yolk and 1 T of water. Using a pastry brush brush the tops of the pastry with egg wash.
  • bake 20 minutes or until puffed and golden
  • Let cool.

Kids Cook 1-2-3

by Rozanne Gold

Grandma's Tomato Soup

For the tomato soup I subsituted the water for whipping cream. I did not have tomato juice but I did have tomato sauce. I only added 1 tsp of sugar. It had a nice spicey kick to it. Zachary said it was way better than the can tomato soup.

Corn Dog Muffin

The Corn Dog Muffin was a hit with the kids. We ate this with tomato soup. I did not add the cheese. Other than that, I followed it exactly.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Neely's BBQ Sauce

Neely's BBQ Sauce is the best homemade BBQ sauce I have tasted. It has the perfect amount of sweetness to it.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

English Toasting Bread.

Sorry No Picture. This bread gets eaten up too quickly. I found the recipe from the Bread Machine Magic by Linda Rehberg and Lois Conway.

  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. yeast
  1. Place all ingredients in bread pan. Select Dough setting and press start.
  2. When machine beeps, remove from bread pan and turn onto a floured surfaced
  3. Grease loaf pan. Sprinkle sides with cornmeal, if desired. I find it very messy with cornmeal so I do not do this step.
  4. Place dough in greased pan and press evenly into pan
  5. Cover and let rise in a warm oven for 20 -30 minutes. ( Hint: to warm oven, turn oven to Warm setting for 2 minutes then turn off. Place covered dough in oven ).
  6. When dough has risen, Preheat oven to 400 F. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Rub a little butter on the hot bread to soften in. Let it cool for a good 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!!!!

Ginger Snaps

Preheat oven to 325
Cream together:
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
Stir in :
2 well-beaten eggs
1/2 cups molasses
2 tsp. vinegar
Sift and add:
3 3/4 cups of flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2-3 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinammon
1/4 tsp. cloves
Mix ingredients until well blended. Form dough into 3/4in balls. Bake on a greased cookie sheet about 12 minutes. As the ball melts, th cokie gets a crinkled surface.
******This is from the joy of cooking cookbook.