Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Powder Milk Biscuits

While talking to Tara this morning, she told me that she's never made BISCUITS from SCRATCH. That's all I've ever known for a biscuit, so I thought I would post my dad's DELICIOUS recipe! Give them a try! You'll NEVER go back to BISQUICK. (At least I HOPE!)

1 3/4 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
3 tsp Baking Powder
3-5 Tbsp Softened Butter
1/4 cup Powdered Milk & 3/4 cup water (or just 3/4 cup milk--but powdered is better in this recipe)
1 Tbsp Sugar

Preheat Oven 450 degrees
Combine all dry ingredients and cut in butter
Add wet ingredients
Roll out dough onto a floured surface
Use a mason jar lid or some other round cutter to cut out biscuits
Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes or until tops are lightly browned

Saturday, October 20, 2007

pumpkin pancakes add to our pumpkin library, here is a recipe i just tried.
really yummmy! i ate it with the magelby's syrup recipe barb posted earlier.

1 1/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp nutmeg
pinch of ground cloves

1 egg
6 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1 cup milk

Fold into dry ingredients.

Heat a skillet over medium heat
Pour in 1/4 cup batter for each pancake
Cook about 3 minutes per side

Makes 12 pancakes

Friday, October 19, 2007

I love salads, and seeing Tara's new blog post got me reminiscing about friends- This is actually my friend Jen's recipe that I got awhile ago, but it was that yummy salad we had for Barbara's bridal shower. Yep, I remember what we ate. I like food that much:) Its a super quick easy, yummy good meal.
bowtie salad
1 bunch of romaine lettuce
1 box of bowtie pasta
3-4 C. bean sprouts
2 large cans of mandarin oranges
1 package of frozen peas
6 chicken breast cooked and cut
1 C. slivered almonds
1 bottle of poppy seed salad dressing
*i like to caramelize the almonds a bit over low heat and some sugar, and also buy the 'brianna's dressing-its the best.
wahoo I posted something! It was about time:)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Salmon with Couscous

super easy! it's healthy and fast (20 minutes) too!

2 4-oz salmon fillets
1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper
1/2-1 tsp soy sauce
1 small orange
1 cup small broccoli flowerets
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup quick-cooking couscous

1. rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. sprinkle with lemon pepper
2. place fish in a greased nonstick baking pan and drizzle with soy sauce. arrange the orange slices on top of the fish. bake, covered, in a 450 degree oven for 8-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
3. meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine the broccoli, broth, water, garlic and salt. bring just to boiling; reduce heat. simmer, covered, about 3 minutes or just until broccoli is crisp-tender. stir in couscous. remove saucepan from heat. cover and let stand for five minutes. fluff gently with a fork.
4. to serve, spoon the couscous mixture onto a serving platter and arrange the orange-topped fish on top of the couscous mixture.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Italian Veggies

These are so delicious and just TOO easy! We had them at our Primary party last night and they were a hit.

Cut up several different kinds of your favorite veggies (I use carrots, a large red pepper, a medium zucchini, medium yellow crook squash, and a lg. tomatoes)
Spread out on large cookie sheet
Pour one bottle of Italian dressing over the veggies
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes