Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fruit Pizza

I got this recipe from my friend Dawn who is a fellow fruit lover. It's quick and easy...and a teeny bit healthy. I half this recipe if it's just for my family.

2 rolls sugar cookie dough

16 oz. strawberry cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

anything else you like!

Spread cookie dough evenly onto a baking sheet or pizza pan. Bake according to package directions and cool. In a bowl mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until blended. Spread over cooled crust. Sprinkle liberally with fruit. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Serves 12.

- Jensa

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Zephyr Pancakes

Here's another of my favorite recipes from My Kitchen Cafe. These are THE BEST pancakes on the planet. Hands down. Just look at the ingredients and you'll know why. :-)

2 cups all-purpose flour
2½ tablespoons sugar
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
3 large egg yolks
1¼ cups heavy cream
1¼ cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, cream, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry, just until combined (may be lumpy).

Scoop the batter onto a lightly greased griddle with a ¼ cup. Keep heat slightly less than medium. The pancakes will puff up very high. When the first side is golden brown and the edges start to look dry, turn the pancakes over to finish cooking the second side.

- Jensa

Macaroni Soup

I just tried out this yummy recipe and it's perfect for a cold day. Plus it's easy...even better!

1 cup macaroni
1 lb hamburger
1 can french onion soup
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can beef broth
garlic, Italian seasonings (optional)

Cook macaroni as per package directions. Brown hamburger. Toss together in a pot. Add onion soup, tomatoes, and beef broth. Warm and eat! Serves 6.

And I served mine with these yummy (and also easy) bread sticks.

- Jensa