Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Auntie K's Dinner Rolls

A few months ago my Aunt called and told me about a new roll recipe she was making.  She is the bread professional so I could not wait to try it out....they were AMAZING!! The rolls turn out light and delicious!  It was quick and easy to make.  My family thought they were in bread heaven!!
Auntie K's Dinner Rolls
Put in a bowl and set aside:(don't stir)
1/2 C. warm water
Sprinkle 2 T. yeast in water
Sprinkle  2 T. sugar on top
In a stand mixer add the following and mix:
2 cups hot water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil (I use canola)
2 tsp. salt
3 eggs
Now add the yeast mixture and 4 cups of flour

Add about 4 more cups of flour-l cup at a time-dough should be a little sticky
Mix until the dough is mixed well and forms a ball.

Place the dough in a large greased bowl (or I use the mixing bowl), lightly cover with plastic wrap and let dough double in  size -at least 1 hr.
Shape in to rolls and place on a greased pan
Let rise at least 1/2  hr.
Bake 400 degrees for about 12 minutes-or until golden brown on top and bottom.


*You can make dinner rolls, sweet rolls, scones etc out this dough.
For Cinnamon Rolls-Roll out, spread with butter sprinkle with cinnamon 
and sugar.  Roll up and cut rolls( I use double  thread  to cut rolls)  
You can make your own frosting or I use the Whipped  vanilla frosting 
in the can.

Delicious!!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Breakfast Cupcakes

You have probably already heard this, but I am not a breakfast person.  So when I make breakfast it shocks my family!!  They are wondering what is really going on, what the special occasion might be. They absolutely loved this one and it makes a great freezer meal for easy good breakfasts.
Breakfast Cupcakes
from Betty Crocker
1 bag (20-26 oz) bag of shredded hash brown potatoes (thawed)
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 eggs
2 Tablespoons milk
3/4 cup diced ham, cooked sausage or crispy cooked bacon pieces
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Place a foil liner in each of the 12 regular sized muffin cups.  Spray with cooking spray.
In a large bowl mix the potatoes, oil, salt and pepper.  Divide evenly among cups and press lightly.
Bake 45-55 minutes or until golden brown.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and milk.  I added a dash of pepper.   Then stir in your choice of meat and the cheese.  Firmly press the potatoes in the muffin cups with the bottom of a 1/4 cup measuring cup.  Top each with about 1/4 cup of the egg mixture.
Bake 13-16 minutes or until a knife inserted in the cent of the egg comes out clean.
 Cool 5 minutes and serve or freeze.

I made a double batch and froze half of them!
Will be making more!!
Enjoy!


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Italian Ranch Dressing

A few weeks ago I was making a pasta salad and went to my fridge thinking I had some Italian Dressing in there only to open the fridge, do the normal search and come up empty handed.  That's is when I decided to get a bit creative and came up with this recipe...which to my surprise was SO DELICIOUS in the pasta salad, that we started using it on regular salad.  The kids loved it!  It may look daunting because of the ingredient list, but it is pretty quick to whip up a batch.
Italian Ranch Dressing
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
3/4 cup oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese.

Mix together.  Refrigerate and shake or mix before serving.

Enjoy!


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