Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Home made Pizza

I make this all the time, my Kids LOVE it, and its fun because we can make it personalized and put whatever toppings they like on their part of the pizza. I also like to use whole wheat flour and they never know the difference so its a little better for them. I like to let the kids get involved and help spread the sause or grate and spread the cheese, its fun to make together.
Takes 30 minutes to prepare and cook, makes one large pizza
1 tbsp. yeast
3/4 c. warm water
1/2 tsp. Sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbls. oil (I like to use olive)
1 3/4-2 c. flour (I use either all or half whole wheat)

Directions: Dissolve yeast in warm water, add sugar and all other ingredients, knead for five minutes. Roll out on a floured surface. Add your sauce and toppings ( I like to put a sprinkle of onion powder and basil on the top) and then bake in oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Totally cheated on my cleanse with these little babies!!! YUM-O. Once again I got the recipe from Laura at "Real moms kitchen. They are rich but worth every bite, yeah I was at the gym for an extra 1/2 hour that day. If you like chocolate and peanut butter and lets face who doesn't, this is a must try for everyone!!!

Peanut Butter Truffle BrowniesBrownie
Base1 box (1 lb 6.5 oz) Betty Crocker® Original Supreme brownie (I used dark chocolate betty crocker brownies) mix water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray or shortening. In medium bowl, stir brownie mix, pouch of chocolate syrup, water, oil and eggs until well blended. Spread in pan. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over brownie base.In small microwavable bowl, microwave topping ingredients uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds; stir until smooth. Cool 10 minutes; spread over filling. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set. For brownies, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator. (I take it out or the fridge about 15 minutes before serving. This allows the chocolate on top to soften a little)Follow High Altitude directions for 13x9-inch pan on brownie mix box.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I think I have finally found the best enchilada recipe, I got this recipe off of "On My Menu" and all I can say is yum, yum, I seriously thought I was eating out at a yummy Mexican restaurant, Way good. I'm actually going to be putting a "how to" video together, but all the credit for this recipe goes to Marci.

3 c. chicken, boiled and chopped- I put the chicken in a crock pot with some taco seasoning and shredded it after it was cooked about four hours on high!
1 (4 oz) can green chilies-
1 can green enchilada sauce-
1/2 c. chopped onion-
1 tsp. garlic salt-
1 small carton cream-
oil (enough to fill bottom of frying pan)-
8 oz. Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded-
corn tortillas (about 12)
Directions:- Pour cream in bowl and mix in garlic salt. - Mix green chilies, chicken and chopped onion together in another bowl.- Pour thin layer of cream to cover the bottom of baking dish (9x13).- Heat oil in frying pan and get tortilla soft in it (set on paper towels to absorb excess oil).- Dip tortillas in cream, fill center with chicken mixture, cheese and some green enchilada sauce.- Roll tortilla and place, seam down, in dish.- Pour remaining enchilada sauce and cream over top.- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, covered.- Sprinkle remaining cheese and bake, uncovered, 5 more minutes.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Best Lemon Cake!!!

I am loving real moms kitchen I get some of the best recipes from Laura. I got this recipe from her, I made a cake instead of cupcakes though!!!
I wanted to make my mommy a lemon cake for mother's day and this was so so good. Just the right amount of sweet and tang, I love the frosting and everyone raved about the cake!!! Two thumbs up here.

Cake:1 package lemon cake mix
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup oil
4 eggs
1 small package lemon instant pudding
Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients. Mix with electric mixer on medium speed for about two minutes. Use a strong mixer, this batter is thick. Pour into a greased 9x11 pan or two round pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Don't over bake or the cake will be too dry! The toothpick test works to check to see if they're done.
Lemon Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, very soft
6-8 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 cups of sugar, then the juice and the zest. Beat until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, until icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency (I added 6 cups total). Use and store at room temperature. (Don't refrigerate and it will last in a covered container for about three days.)Garnish with berries, if desired right before serving.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Marshmallow Brownies!!

Okay, so yummy made these for a dinner party got the recipe from real moms kitchen and wow I was so impressed and so were my guest. They are very sweet but I could totally eat two they that good. Try this recipe!

Marshmallow Brownies
1 (9 x13) boxed brownie mix Used betty crocker!
Miniature marshmallows
Frosting (recipe below)
Make the brownie mix according to package directions for CAKE LIKE brownies. Bake according to package directions. When brownies are done, cover them with a layer of miniature marshmallows and put back into the oven for a few minutes until marshmallows are nice and puffy. Cool brownies and top with frosting recipe below.

1/2 cup butter
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons milk3 tablespoons water
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Bring 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 4 tablespoons cocoa, 3 tablespoons water, and 3 tablespoons milk to a boil. Remove from heat. While still hot, add confectioners' sugar, and vanilla. Beat well. Pour frosting over brownies while frosting is still hot. Allow to cool

Monday, March 30, 2009

Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies You will not be disappointed in this cookie everyone who eats it gives it 5stars. It's one to give to impress!!!

(19.5-oz.) box Pillsbury Brownie Classics Traditional Fudge Brownie Mix
cup butter or margarine, melted
oz. cream cheese (from 8-oz. pkg.), softened
cup powdered sugar
cup creamy peanut butter
(16-oz.) can chocolate fudge ready-to-spread frosting

Sorry had to take picture with my phone again:)

Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, beat brownie mix, melted butter, cream cheese and egg 50 strokes with spoon until well blended (dough will be sticky).
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets to make 24 cookies; smooth edge of each to form round cookie.
In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and peanut butter with spoon until mixture forms a ball. With hands, roll rounded teaspoonfuls peanut butter mixture into 24 balls. Lightly press 1 ball into center of each ball of dough.
Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are set. Cool on cookie sheets at least 30 minutes.
Remove from cookie sheets. Spread thin layer of frosting over peanut butter portion of each cooled cookie.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft) Before baking, flatten cookies slightly. Bake at 350°F. for 11 to 15 minutes.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Okay I found this recipe on a low carb Atkins website and it is so amazing and so very yummy I'm starting to crave it everyday now...You'll have to give this one a try, I had my niece take a bite and the she wanted a pizza for her self, truly yummy I give it an A+ for the low carb rating!!!
You Won't Believe it's Cauliflower Pizza Crust
1 cup cooked riced or mashed up cauliflower
1 egg
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp fennel
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
**pizza or Alfredo sauce
toppings (make sure meats are cooked)mozzarella cheese

Delicious and easy.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.In a medium bowl, combine cauliflower, egg and mozzarella. Press evenly on the pan. Sprinkle evenly with fennel, oregano and parsley.Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven. To the crust, add sauce, then toppings and cheese.Place under a broiler at high heat just until cheese is melted .

You can hold it in your hand, But I use a fork

Notes:*I use frozen cauliflower prepared according to package directions. After cooked and slightly cooled, I shred cauliflower with a cheese grater or you can smash it with a fork, and then measure for the recipe. (Don't pack down the cup with cauliflower. Just fill it with a spoon or the cup itself.) so far I have only tried Alfredo for the pizza sauce

Super Veggie Supreme:
Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo little mozzarella chopped, fresh tomato sliced, fresh mushrooms purple onion, chopped frozen spinach.
Reheats nicely and can still be held in the hand, even the next day.
Pizza crusts can be frozen after the initial baking and used later.
Makes 4, 1-slice servings. Can be doubled for a larger pizza