Friday, November 19, 2010

Pecan Pie Mini Muffins

Pecan Pie Mini Muffins
From: Bliss n Tell (and they got them from Taste of Home)

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten

In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and pecans; set aside. Combine butter and eggs. Stir into brown sugar mixture.

Fill greased and floured miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Immediately remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

These are SOO good!!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pocket Pizza

Pocket Pizza
From: Gold Medal Alpha-bakery Children's Cookbook Page 35

Pizza Dough:
Beat 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup milk, 2 TBS vegetable oil, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt in a bowl until dough leaves side. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; gather into a ball. knead 10 times. Cover with a bowl; let stand 15 mintues.

1 tbs vegetable oil
1/4 cup pizza sauce
1/2 cup each shredded mozzarella cheese and cooked Italian sasuage
1 TBS finely chopped onion
1/4 package (3 oz size) of sliced pepperoni
2 to 3 tbs pizza sacue
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with shortening.

2. Prepare Pizza dough. Roll into a 12 inch circle. Fold loosely in half; place on cookie sheet and unfold. Brush with oil (i did not do this step)

3. Layer remaining ingredients on half of the circle in order listed (i just put on there what i wanted in the order i wanted it). Fold dough over filling. Turn edge of the lower dough over edge of the top dough; pinch edge to seal. Prick top with a fork. Bake until golden brown. 20-25 minutes.

I made a batch of dough for each of us. I let the kids put stuff on it however they felt like. We each only ate 1/2 of one, and saved the other half for another meal. I thought they were pretty good!

Nutella Chocolate Pizzas

Nutella Chocolate Pizzas
From: Lifeway's Homelife Magazine (March 2010 edition)

2 English muffins
2 tsp butter, divided
2 TBS Nutella, divided
1/2 cup chocolate chips, divided

Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Spread split English muffins with butter and place on griddle, cut-side down. Toast until lightly browned. Turn muffins over and spread with Nutella. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Put back in pan and continue heating until chocolate chips are soft. Serve immediately.

It was my 1st experience with Nutella. It was good. I think the chocolate chips made it WAY too sweet (coming from me that's saying a lot). Next time I think I would try it without the chocolate chips, or way fewer!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cinnamon French Toast

Cinnamon French Toast
From: Homelife Magazine

We LOVE this French Toast!!

2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
3 TBS butter, divided
4 slices of bread
2 TBS sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon
Maple Syrup

Preheat griddle or skillet to medium heat. IN a flat bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and salt (I typically do not put the salt in). Melt 2 tsp butter on hot griddle (I don't do this either). Dip bread slices into egg mixture and immediately place on griddle. Cook 1-2 minutes or until golden brown on bottom. Flip bread slices and cook until golden brown. Place cooked French toast on a serving plate. Spread with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture (I just have cinnamon sugar mixed up, so I just sprinkle it on, I don't use their mixture), serve with maple syrup.