Sunday, November 29, 2009

Very Best Dinner Rolls

I found this recipe online today because i wanted to try and find a dinner roll recipe that was EASY! This one was and we loved them! They are super sticky and mine kinda looked like one big loaf of bread but they were so good! We had this with my homemade chicken noodle soup.


* 2 1/2 cups warm milk
* 4 teaspoons dry yeast
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 2 eggs
* 7 cups flour
* 1/4-1/2 cup butter (reserved)


1. Note: Due to its sticky nature, this recipe is best made in a standing mixer with a dough hook; the truly persistent could probably make this by hand with a bowl and a wooden spoon-- these rolls are worth the extra effort.
2.Sprinkle the yeast over the warm milk and let sit for approximately 5 minutes to proof.
3. Add sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, salt and eggs; mix well.
4. Add flour and mix well.
5. Blend at medium-low speed for about 5-10 minutes, scraping down sides once or twice.
6. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and a towel; let rise in bowl about 1 hour or til doubled.
7. Remove the towel and plastic wrap and turn mixer on low to"punch down" the dough; if you wish, you can let the dough raise a second time as it makes for a more flavorful roll.
8. Remove the dough from the bowl and divide into 36"plops"; The dough will be very sticky.
9. Place"plops", edges just touching, in a buttered 9x13 baking pan; don't bother trying to smooth out the"plops"-- they will smooth out as they raise.
10. Cover pan with plastic wrap and let rise til doubled, about 30-40 minutes.
11. Melt the reserved butter and drizzle over the top of the rolls before baking.
12. Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes or until golden.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Taco Salad

We have this often at our house. It is surely a favorite!

Ground Beef
Kidney Beans
Taco Seasoning
French Dressing

Brown beef and drain. Add kidney beans and season with taco seasoning.
Layer the rest together and eat!

Famous 7-UP Marinade for Chicken or Turkey

If anyone has been to Ephraim, UT you'll know about this recipe. YUMMY!
1 cup 7-up
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup oil
1 1/2 T. garlic powder
1 1/2 to 2 T Horseradish

Mix the above together in a large container and marinade meat pieces for 24 to 36 hours in refrigerator. Marinade approx. 12 breast pieces. Cook on grill.

Taco Soup

This is by far the best Taco Soup ever. (according to my bro in law)
2 lbs ground beef
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can corn ( I use frozen, usually)
3 cups beef broth
1 26 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 16 oz. can tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups picante sauce
1 pkg. taco seasoning

Fritos, cheese and sour cream.

Brown beef and drain. Add everything else. Top with Fritos, cheese and sour cream.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

BEST Cheesecake EVER!

This was Brad's request for his birthday cake. We think this is the best cheesecake ever. It doesn't need any topping at all. I am posting this at the request of my neighbor! Enjoy Steph!

2 cups crushed Pecan Sandies Cookies (about 14)
2 T. Melted butter
2 T. sugar
Press into bottom of a 9 inch buttered spring form pan. Wrap outside of pan in aluminum foil.
3 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 cups (1 pint) sour cream
1 cup (1/2 pint) HEAVY whipping cream
3 T flour
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
Mix cream cheese, gradually add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beat after each. Add remaining ingredients.
**after I make crust, I start the mixer and keep it running all the time while making filling.
Pour filling into pan. Bake at 350* for one hour. Turn off oven. Leave in oven for 1 hour with door closed. Refrigerate overnight.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

budget recipes

I got a really really good deal on ground beef two weeks ago. This week has been a ground beef recipe week. They've turned out to be pretty good recipes! I'm trying to see how long I can go on $134.00 worth of groceries. Two weeks and still going!!!
Monday we had GROUND BEEF HASH
1 lb ground beef
2 T beef bouillon powder
1 cup water
Brown the beef and drain. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer until potatoes are done.

Tuesday we had MEATBALL SUBS.
Wednesday we had SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS with the leftover meatballs. I also used the leftover buns from the subs and made garlic bread.
Today we are having BEEFY ONE POT DINNER.

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
1 cup finely chopped potatoes
1 cup water
1 can (14 oz.) baked beans
1/2 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese

BROWN meat in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Add vegetables; cook 5 min., stirring occasionally.

STIR in water; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 min. or until vegetables are tender.

STIR in beans and barbecue sauce. Cook 5 min. or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

M&M Cookies

I wish I could say these are healthy recipes on here but so far...not really. These are Preston's favorite cookies. I made them with him last night.

1 cup brown sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup shortening
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups plain M&M's
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Cream shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Stir in soda, salt and flour. stir in M&M's.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake @ 375* for 10-12 minutes.