Monthly Archives: July 2011

Breakfast Pies

Ingredients
3/4 pound breakfast sausage
1/8 cup minced onion
1/8 cup minced green bell pepper
1 (12 oz) can refrigerated biscuit dough
3 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoon milk
1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack Cheese


Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. In a large deep skillet, over medium-high heat, combine sausage, onion and green pepper. Cook until sausage is evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
3. Separate the dough into 10 individual biscuits. Flatten each biscuit out, then line the bottom and sides of 10 muffin cups. Evenly distribute sausage mixture between the cups. Mix together the eggs and milk, and divide between the cups. Sprinkle tops with shredded cheese. 
4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until filling is set.

Prep Time:
20 Min
Cook Time:
20 Min
Ready In:
40 Min



Recipe courtesy of: All Recipes

Elephant Ears

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3/8 cup shortening
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart oil for frying
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar

Directions


Step 1 
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, salt, 2 tablespoons sugar and shortening. Heat until shortening melts and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm, 110 degrees F (43 degrees C). Sprinkle in yeast and let sit until foamy.
Step 2 
Transfer mixture to large bowl, and stir in flour to make a dough. Knead until smooth, cover and let rise 30 minutes.

Step 3 
In a large heavy skillet or deep fryer, heat 1 inch of oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Step 4 
Roll out 1 to 2 inch balls of dough into thin sheets. Fry sheets 1 to 2 minutes on a side, until puffed and golden. Drain on paper towels. 

Step 5 
Combine cinnamon and 6 tablespoons sugar. Sprinkle over warm pastries. Serve.

Prep Time:
15 Min
Cook Time:
7 Min
Ready In:
1 Hr



Recipe courtesy of: All Recipes

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

photo via An Abundance of Lisa

Ingredients:
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup confection sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg
18 milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped


Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine all sugars, peanut butter and egg into the mixture.
3. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. NOTE: if dough is too sticky to handle, refrigerate 1/2 hour or until easy to handle.
4. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove cookies from oven. Press a chocolate kiss into the center of each warm cookie.


Yield 18 servings


Recipe courtesy of: All Recipes 

Red Velvet Cake Ball Pops

Ingredients:
1 box (about 18 ounces) Red Velvet cake mix
1 box (3.4 ounces) chocolate pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup canned cream cheese icing
1 bag (14 oz) White Candy Melts
Makes:
48 Tablespoons


Directions:
Step 1 – 
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray one 13 x 9 x 2 in. sheet pan or two 8 in. or 9 in. round pans with vegetable pan spray.
Step 2 – 
In large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil; beat at medium speed with electric mixer 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.
Step 3 – 
Bake 30-35 minutes for round pans; 35-40 minutes for sheet pan, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling grid and cool completely. Divide cake in half; freeze one half for future use.
Step 4 – 
In large bowl, use hands to crumble cake until no large chunks remain. Add icing; mix with fingers until well combined. Form mixture into cake balls. Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours. Melt Candy Melts according to package directions. Dip sticks into melted Candy Melts and insert into cake balls; let set. Wait until candy is completely firm before dipping the pops completely in melted Candy Melts; let set.
Step 5 – 
Makes 48 – 1 tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1-1/4 in. diameter) 
Makes 24 – 2 tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1-1/2 in. diameter) 
Makes 16 – 3 tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1-3/4 in. diameter)



Recipe by: Wilton

Crunchy Oven Fried Tilapia




Ingredients 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 
1/4 teaspoon salt  
pepper
2 egg whites
1 pound tilapia fillets
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushedDirections
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees Celsius)
2. Sift or stir flour, salt, and pepper together in a shallow dish, and set aside. In a bowl, beat egg whites until white and frothy. In another bowl, combine bread crumbs with cornmeal and basil.
3. To bread the fillets, dip first into flour, shaking off any excess, then into egg whites, then into bread crumb mixture
4. Spray a shallow baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Lay fillets flat in the dish, tucking under any thinner ends or edges for more even cooking. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a folk.

I’ve made this dish before, but with a different twist. Added bits of Parmesan cheese on top of the fillets prior to baking.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Ready in: 30 minutes

Credit courtesy of: All Recipes.comI’m a huge fan of fish, though I don’t eat it as much as I probably should. It’s very good for you but you have to be delicate with it when preparing it – which is something I’ve been avoiding lately. It seems to be easier to go through a drive-thru than prepare a meal at home – but in the long run you’ll feel better and save money. 

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