Tuesday, February 18, 2014

June 12 -Sour Dough Waffles

1/2 c butter
1 c starter
1 c milk
1 1/2 flour
1 tsp salt
1 TB brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 tsp baking soda mixed with 2 TB flour

12 hours before Waffle time:
Mix the first 6 ingredients. Cover with plastic wrap. Let sit at room temp for 12 hours (8 to 14). 
Waffle time:
Sprinkle the soda/flour mixture over waffle batter and whisk briefly. Whisk in the beaten eggs. Make the waffles. 
Serve with berries and cream or
Buttermilk syrup

Sunday, January 5, 2014

June 11- Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Heidi just returned from her mission to Everett, WA and brought this recipe with her.  We made it for the first home cooked meal she had.  It is pretty amazing.

6 tablespoons honey
5 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pound chicken, cooked and shredded (I usually boil 4 chicken breasts and shred them)
8-10 flour tortillas
1 pound Monterrey jack cheese, shredded
16 ounces green enchilada sauce
1 cup heavy cream

Whisk the first four ingredients and toss with shredded chicken in a Zip-loc bag.  Let it marinate in the fridge for at least a 1/2 hour, but preferably a half day or so.  Pour about 1/2 cup enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9X13 baking pan.  Fill the tortillas with chicken, saving marinade, and shredded cheese, saving about 1 cup of cheese to sprinkle on top of enchiladas.  Put rolled tortillas in 9x13 pan as you go.  Mix the remaining enchilada sauce with the cream and leftover marinade (if there is any).  Pour sauce on top of the enchiladas.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until brown and crispy on top.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

June 10- Strawberry, Avocado, Kale Salad

From Pinterest. 

6 cups baby kale
2 cups sliced strawberries
1 ripe avocado, sliced
for the dressing-
4 slices bacon
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
salt & pepper, to taste

Place kale, strawberries and avocado into a large bowl and set aside.
For the dressing, cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and drain bacon on paper towels. Crumble into small pieces and whisk together with remaining ingredients. Drizzle over salad and serve.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

June 9- Hot buttery soft pretzels

16 Pretzels

For the dough:
5 cups flour
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp sugar
4 1/2 tsp yeast
2 c warm water

For the Topping:
1 c warm water
2 TB baking soda
vegetable oil for greasing the sheet pan
coarse sea salt, for sprinkling
3 TB butter, melted

  1. Combine all the dough ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer, and mix with the paddle attachment until somewhat combined (or just mix by hand with a wooden spoon). Change to the dough hook and knead on medium low for 5 minutes. The dough should feel soft and smooth, not sticky to the touch.
  2. Lightly dust the dough with flour, then place in a ziploc bag and let the dough rise for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F, and lightly grease a baking sheet with vegetable oil. You could also do parchment paper if you can find one that's rated high enough (most parchment papers I've seen only go up to 420 degrees F).
  4. Remove the dough from the bag and place onto a lightly oiled countertop. Divide the dough into 8 pieces (just cut it with a knife).
  5. Whisk to combine the warm water and baking soda and cook in the microwave for 1 minute. FYI it's not going to dissolve completely, and that's okay.
  6. Roll each of the eight pieces into a long rope, and shape each one into a pretzel.
  7. Dip each pretzel into the soda wash and place onto the greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt, then let them rest for 10 minutes.
  8. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes until the pretzels are golden brown. Brush the pretzels with the melted butter while they are hot out of the oven, so the bread can soak up all the buttery goodness. Mmm.

June 8- Honey Roasted Potatoes

1 lb red potatoes, quartered
2 TB diced onion
2 TB butter, melted
1 TB honey
1 tsp dry mustard
1 pinch salt
1 pinch ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375. Lightly coat an 11x7 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place potatoes in a single layer in prepared dish, and top with onion. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, honey, mustard, salt and pepper, drizzle over potatoes and onion.Bake for 35 minutes or until tender, stirring halfway through the cooking time. 

Note: I double the sauce

Saturday, September 29, 2012

June 7: Chocolate Dream Cookies

Thank you Kaytlin for this great recipe.  This is a delicious chocolate cookie. 

2 cups flour
3/4 c cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, or 
1/2 c butter and 1/2 c shortening, softened
2/3 c packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add eggs one at a time.Mix. Add dry ingredients. Mix. Add options. Drop on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 11 minutes. 

Options to add to dough:

chopped pecans, almonds, walnuts
chocolate chips
chopped peanut butter cups
white chocolate
chopped oreo cookies

Thursday, August 30, 2012

June 6: Hungry Man Steak Sandwich

This recipe comes from one of my favorite cooking shows "Pioneer Woman". We tried this tonight and it got  thumbs up. It is so simple and fast and delicious. 

1 large onion
About 2 cubes butter
2 lbs cube steak
Seasoned Salt
1/2 c Worcestershire sauce
Tabasco Sauce, to taste
4 whole French/deli rolls
Opt- Mozz cheese, tomato, lettuce

Slice onions and cook in 1/4 stick butter until soft and light brown. Remove and set aside. Slice cube steak against the grain. Season with seasoned salt. Heat 2 TB butter over high heat in the same skillet until melted and beginning to brown. Add meat in single layer. Cook one side until brown, then flip and cook other side until brown. About 1 minute on each side. Add 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, and 2 TB butter. Add cooked onions.  Stir to combine. Butter halved French rolls and brown in skillet. To assemble: lay bottom half of French roll on plate. Place meat mixture, followed by a spoonful of juice from the pan. Top with other half of roll, cut in half. Add Mozz cheese, tomato and lettuce if desired.