Monday, June 15, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

I found this great peanut butter cookie recipe on 'On my Menu', , which also has many other great recipes.  One of my hobbies is searching out for new recipes to try.  I followed this cookies recipe (Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies) exactly how she has it, except I didn't put Hershey kisses on top of my cookies because I didn't have any on hand.  When you pull up the page the Peanut Butter Kiss Cookie recipe is on, you may have to scroll down the page a recipe or two to find it.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cheeseburger Bread

My bread split open on top because I had rolled out my dough to thin and most of the cheeseburger mixture had collected up at the end of the rolling up of the loaf.  Make sure to not roll out your dough thinner than a 1/2 inch thick.

We had Cheeseburger Bread for dinner this past Friday night after swimming in the pool.  It tasted so good!  A great easy summer cheesebuger meal.  We dipped our slices in ketcup, mustard with tomatoes and lettuce.  I first saw this Cheeseburger Bread made on Rachel Rays TV show.  So I found the recipe at:

I made a few modifications such as I used beef broth instead of beef stock and ground turkey instead of ground beef/sirloin, and I didn't use any olive oil for cooking the ground turkey in.  I would have used sesame seeds on top of the bread but I didn't have any at the time.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Modification On My Honey & Oat Granola Recipe

My husband and I have wanted to have more clusters of oats in my homemade granola recipe so I tried adding an extra 1/4 cup of canola oil, increasing the amount of honey to 1/2 cup and added an extra teaspoon of vanilla extract to the orignial recipe.  It was fabulous!!  So many more clusters and tastier!  I have already added the new modifications to the recipe.  You will have to try the new improved granola.

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Best Pizza Dough On Earth

2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
5-6 cups flour
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 batch of tasty pizza sauce
3-4 cups of grated cheese of your choice (mozzarella, etc.)
desired toppings

Mix water, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Add 2 cups of flour and mix well. Add another 2 cups of flour and mix well. Add most of the fifth cup and knead on a floured surface, adding a little more flour at a time until dough no longer sticks to the counter and springs back when poked with your finger (or knead in electric mixer until dough no loner sticks to the inside of the bowl and springs back when poked with your finger). Brush the left over flour out of the bowl and spread the oil on the bottom and sides of the bowl. Place dough in oiled bowl and let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled. Once dough has doubled in size, divide dough into three equal balls. Roll out each ball of dough into desired size of pizza dough (usually about a half inch thick). Place each pizza dough onto prepared (prepared = sprinkle cornmeal out onto area where pizza dough will be placed or if you don't have cornmeal on hand, spray baking sheet or stoneware with non-stick cooking spray) baking sheet or pizza stoneware. Spread desired pizza sauce, cheese and toppings onto pizza dough and cook each pizza at 425 degrees F for about 15-20 minutes or until pizza is fully cooked and golden brown around the edge.
(adapted recipe to my liking from Recipes to Remember by Elizabeth Jewkes)

Tasty Pizza Sauce

15 oz. tomato sauce
1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. seasoned salt (I have used regular salt)
1/2 tsp. dry onion or 2 tsp. finely chopped onion
1/4 tsp. sugar

Combine all ingredients together and mix well. Pour and spread on pizza crust. This makes enough for 2-3 pizzas.
(I found this recipe on

So here are a couple more recipes I have posted on my blog for friends and family who are craving mouth-watering pizza!