Sunday, April 24, 2011

Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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My hubby found this recipe this morning for an Easter breakfast.  The recipe calls for a 9x13 pan so he cut it in half.  He also added frozen Marionberries to it which added a lot of extra flavor.  Enjoy!

From: Lord Stocking's Bed and Breakfast

3/4 Cup Butter -softened or Crisco can be used too.
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
4 eggs
1 t. vanilla
3 Cups Flour
1 1/2 t. Baking Powder
3/4 t. Baking Soda
1/4 t. Salt
1 to 1 1/2 Cups Sour CreamFilling: 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 T. Flour
1/2 t. cinnamon
2 Cups Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
Cream Butter & Sugar.
Add eggs 1 @ a time.
Add Vanilla.

Combine Dry ingredients, Add to mixture; alternating Sour Cream with Dry Ingredients.
Spoon 1/3 of Batter into a 9X13 greased or sprayed Baking Pan.
Sprinkle 1/2 of the Filling Mixture over the top, then half the Berries.
Repeat Layers.
Bake @ 350 degrees 45-50 minutes.
Can drizzle w/ a Glaze: 1 Cup Confectionary Sugar w/ 2-3 T. Milk.
Saturday, April 16, 2011

Apple Cake

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Here is a recipe I got from my sis, who got it from a friend.  Thanks again!! 
This is a great recipe for parties.  It serves lots of people and is always a hit.  Don't look closely at the ingredients and don't think about calories when eating or making it though.  This is NOT a low -cal food.  But oh -so comforting and yummy!

From Catherine F.

1 1/2 C. oil (you can decrease the oil by up to 1/2 C. and replace it with water; it is just a little less moist)
2 C. sugar
3 eggs
2 1/2 C. sifted flour (I never sift mine!  I use 2 C. white flour, 1/2 C. whole wheat to make myself feel                                    a little healthier!)
1 tsp. salt ( I used sea salt tonight)
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 C. peeled and chopped apples
1 C. chopped pecans (optional)

Optional Spices:
1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 1 tsp. ground cloves ( I ALWAYS use the spices.  Don't think it would be as good without them!  But I omit the cloves because I never have them on hand)

-Grease and flour bundt pan.  
-Combine oil, sugar, and eggs and beat well.
-In separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder (and spices if using)
-Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, beating well; add vanilla.
-Fold in apples and nuts
-Pour into pan
-Bake at 350 for one hour (I check mine at 45 min.)
-After cake has cooled, invert onto a serving plate and cover with glaze.

Beat together:
2 Tbs. butter melted
2 Tbs. milk
1 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 ts. lemon extract
Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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These are a great side to any meal.  Pair it with chicken and green beans and you're done!  My kids eat it up!  If your kids are not a fan of sweet potatoes, try these and they will more than likely enjoy them.  Mine do!

From Come and Get 'Em

2-3 medium sweet potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 t. sea salt
1/4 t. pepper
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
dash ground cloves
1/2 t. vanilla
2-4 T. coconut oil (can substitute butter)
1-2 T. agave nectar (optional)

Place sweet potatoes in enough water to cover potatoes plus 1 inch. Cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Turn off heat and drain. Place saucepan back on burner for 30 seconds more to dry potatoes.

Add remaining ingredients and mash until all ingredients are mixed well. Potatoes will be slightly lumpy.

Can be made ahead and frozen in sealed container.

Makes eight to ten 1/2 c. servings.

Great Pizza Dough

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I have tried a few pizza dough recipes, and I have come to like this one recently.  It makes two pizza crusts, so I freeze the other half, thaw and then use it for another meal!  I try to do different types of pizzas instead of the normal meat, and cheese.  This time I did kind of an alfredo pizza.  I topped the pizza dough with alfredo sauce (Classico is a good brand if you want to buy it), then mozzarella cheese, spinach, artichoke hearts, fresh basil, tomato slices and seasoned, cooked chicken bits.  This was a good, fresh pizza, but I wish I would have added more basil and some salt and pepper.  It was a good change though! 

Recipe from Pioneer Woman


  • 1 teaspoon Instant Or Active Dry Yeast
  • 1-½ cup Warm Water
  • 4 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ⅓ cups Olive Oil

Preparation Instructions

Sprinkle yeast over 1 1/2 cups warm (not lukewarm) water. Let stand for a few minutes.
In a mixer, combine flour and salt. With the mixer running on low speed (with paddle attachment), drizzle in olive oil until combined with flour. Next, pour in yeast/water mixture and mix until just combined, and the dough comes together in a sticky mass.
Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil, and form the dough into a ball. Toss to coat dough in olive oil, then cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and set it aside for 1 to 2 hours, or store in the fridge until you need it.
Note: it’s best to make the dough at least 24 hours in advance, and 3 or 4 days is even better.
When you are ready to make the pizza, grab HALF the pizza dough (recipe makes 2 crusts) and squeeze the dough toward the bottom to form a nice, tight, pulled ball. You can roll out the pizza with a rolling pin if you’d like, but sometimes it’s just as easy to throw it around and pull and stretch till it feels right. And when the crust is nice and thin, lay it on an oiled baking sheet or pizza pan. Drizzle a little olive oil on the dough and spread it with your fingers. Very lightly sprinkle some salt on the crust.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Top your crust with your toppings of choice. Then bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and toppings are bubbly.
We have made this pizza dough quite a bit since this post.  I have ended up using the whole amount and putting it in a large sized cookie sheet.  It is just the right amount of crust for our taste.  Then I make half and alfredo pizza and the other half a deluxe pizza.  Perfect fit for kids and parents!