Cooking School: Impressive Dinner

On November 15, 2014 By admin

Chicken Tenders/Roasted Potatoes/Simple Green Salad

You have before you all of the instructions you need to make a nice dinner for your family. The recipe below is adjustable according the amount of people you will feed. You will need 12 different ingredients (well, 13 if you want to count salt and pepper as two different [...]

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Cooking School: Cookie Basics

On November 15, 2014 By admin

Basic Cookie Dough:
The recipe below is a combination of a few recipes. Enjoy.

Ingredients:

2 and 1/2 cups flour (a little more than this is BETTER than a little less)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon corn starch (optional!! It offers your cookies a “soft baked” [...]

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Cooking School/ French Peasant Bread

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon dry yeast
1 cup warm water
½ Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour

oil
cornmeal
melted butter

1. Place yeast, water, sugar, and salt in warm bowl and stir until dissolved.

2. Add flour and stir with a wooden [...]

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Cooking School: The Peach Galette

On September 12, 2014 By admin

Cooking School/ The Peach Galette

Ingredients:
For the Crust:
1 ½ Tablespoons sour cream
3 Tablespoons ice water
½ cup flour
2 Tablespoons yellow cornmeal
pinch of salt
4 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
For the Filling:
3-4 ripe peaches
1 Tablespoon [...]

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Spaghetti Squash Bake:

1. Slice 1 spaghetti squash down the middle. Place both halves, flesh side down, in baking pan filled with 1/4 inch water. Bake squash at 350 for 20 minutes or until squash is soft and easily extracted.
2. Mince 3 cloves garlic and saute in 4 Tblsp olive [...]

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Heart Day approaches and you need to make these. I’ve posted and reposted this but there is not a better sugar cookie. Enjoy, and happy Valentine’s Day.

The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

1 cup shortening (butter flavor is best)
2 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 [...]

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Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving approaches, but who says we have to save sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving? Not I. These are so refreshing as a side to a Sunday roast. Give your regular mashed potatoes a rest and try this dish. You’ll impress everyone and you won’t have any left in the bowl. They are [...]

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Easy Crust in a Bag

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/8  teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
3 tablespoons cold vegetable shortening
4 tablespoons ice water

Measure flour, sugar, and salt into a gallon-size plastic bag.  Seal and shake the bag to [...]

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Foods Class: Lesson 1: Pancakes

On September 1, 2013 By admin

This week I began teaching a foods class to a local school. During that hour, I had more fun than…oh wait, I had a really fun summer so it hasn’t been that long since I had that much fun.

Our first lesson consisted of a brief introduction (Hi. My name’s Mrs. [...]

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Equipment: Grill Basket

On July 2, 2013 By admin

Our summer guests are about to roll in and we are busting out the grill basket. Make sure you have one for your veggies.

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