Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fruit Pizza

Crust:
1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups of flour
dash of salt

Combine and mix. Press into a greased pizza pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Filling:

1 envelope of Dream Whip
1/2 cup sugar
1 8 oz package of cream cheese
Mix and spread onto crust and chill.

Top with fruit - strawberries, bananas, kiwi, etc.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Traditional Chili

Mom's chili con carne recipe with a few changes.

1 TB oil
1 - 1.5 lb ground beef
1 can chili beans
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
1 oz can tomato sauce
1/3 cup beef broth


Seasonings
1 tsp salt
Red pepper powder
Fresh ground pepper
Cumin
Bay leaf
Dried basil
Paprika
Worchestershire sauce - splash
1 drop liquid smoke .
Garlic, garlic salt, jar garlic (1/2 tsp)
Pinch ground mustard

Brown ground beef in oil in a large pot. Add canned ingredients. Season to taste. Let simmer. Add onions. Simmer for less time for crispier onions or longer for more tender onions.

Serve with grated cheese and saltine crackers.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Coconut Syrup

1 cube butter
1/2 cup buttermilk (or 1/2 cup milk with 1 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, let sit for 5 minutes)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup Karo syrup

Combine and stir well. Bring to boil. Lower temperature and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat. 

Add: 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract

Syrup will foam and enlarge - mix over sink. 

Serve warm over breakfast pastries, popcorn, or ice cream. 


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Apple Syrup


1 cup apple juice
1 T. lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 T. cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
2 T. butter

Cook over stove on medium heat until thick. Add in butter until mixed well and melted. May add more apple juice if needed to thin it.
Serve with German pancakes, french toast, waffles etc.

Buttermilk Syrup

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup white Karo syrup
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cube butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan except the vanilla.  Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes as low heat. Remove from the heat and add vanilla. Serve over waffles, pancakes, scones etc.

Wicked Waffles

4 eggs
2 cups butter milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
Mix above ingredients together then add 3/4 cup of melted butter to the mixter.

Cook as usual in a waffle iron.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sturdy Whipped Cream Frosting (can be piped)

This yummy frosting will not melt at room temperature. Also makes a great dip for fresh fruits.

1 eight-oz package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 C white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract*
2 C heavy cream

Combine first four ingredients in a stand up mixer. Change to whisk attachment. Mix on medium speed until smooth. Slowly add cream. Stop and scrape sides and bottom frequently. Continue whipping until frosting can hold a stiff peak.

*You can use any flavor. Lemon is good. Or skip and just let the vanilla carry the flavor.