Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Swoop Bread

This is the yummiest and quickest whole wheat bread!

4 c. wheat flour
2 c. white flour (I typically use all wheat)
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. salt

Mix together all dry ingredients then in a separate large bowl mix:

3½ c. milk
½ c. vinegar
2 tsp. baking soda

Whisk together until light and foamy then add dry ingredients. Mix well. Pour into two bread pans and bake at 350° for 1 hour.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Curry Pumpkin Soup

This is one of my favorite soups for fall and winter. It's always a hit at baby and bridal showers too! It has a slight hint of curry, and you would never guess the ingredients include pumpkin!

1 large onion
1 lb mushrooms, chopped small
1/2 cup butter

Add: 1/3 cup flour

Cook these a little.

Add & Boil for 20 minutes:
2 quarts chicken stock (broth)
2 cups canned pumpkin

Add when serving:
2 cups whipping cream
2 tsp honey
1-2 tsp curry
salt & pepper

Heat until warm, don't boil.


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Fruit Pizza

This is absolutely delicious! We also served this tonight at our Young Women Activity! The girls loved it!!! Enjoy!

18oz. pkg. refrigerator sugar "slice and bake" cookies
8oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
4 1/2 oz. pkg. cool whip
Variety of fruits that are in season (i.e strawberries, grapes, bananas, kiwi, watermellon, pineapple, raspberries, etc.)

Spread cookie dough on lightly greased pizza pan. Bake 10-12 mintues at 35o degrees. Blend cream cheese and cool whip until smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture over completely cooled crust. Arrange fruit all over the top of the cream cheese spread.

Ingredients for Sauce:
1/2 cup sugar
dash of salt
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup water

Stir together sugar, salt, and cornstarch in small sauce pan. Gradually stir in orange juice, lemon juice, and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils for one minute. Remove from heat and poor over Fruit and cookie dough crust.

****This will also work in a 9x13 pan. If you want to make this in an 11x15 pan then double all the ingredients including the sauce. The 11x15 pan size serves 20-22 people.

Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza

This was a big hit tonight at our Daddy/Daughter Young Women's Activity! Super Easy and delicious!!!!

Ingredients Needed:
1 package fudge brown mix (plus ingredients to make brownies)
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1.6 ounces of Reese Peanut Butter Chips
2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut a circle of parchment paper to fit Large Round Pizza Stone; Prepare brownie mix according to package directions in bowl. Pour brownie batter onto parchment paper, spreading evenly. Bake 15-18 minutes or until brownie is set. (Do not overbake.) Cool Completely!

2. Mix cream cheese, brown sugar, and peanut butter until smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture over brownie to within 1/2 inch of edge.

3. Chop Reeses Peanut Butter Chips and sprinkle over cream cheese mixture.

4. Microwave chocolate with oil, uncovered on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Stirring 1 minute. Drizzle over pizza and then serve!!! Makes approximately 16 servings.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Vegetarian Anyone?

I need some new vegetarian meal ideas.
We are trying to eat less meat, and every so often I am stumped when dinner rolls around.
So to prevent my from feeding my family kidney beans strait from the can throw out a few of your favorites!!