Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Bread machine pizza dough


  • 3/4 cup warm water - 100 to 110 degrees F (40 to 45 degrees C)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

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1 h 15 m
  1. Pour the warm water into the pan of the bread machine, and add the flour on top of the water. Sprinkle with salt and sugar, and top with the yeast. Set the machine on the dough setting, and push the start button. When the machine signals that the dough is finished, transfer to a well-floured work surface.

  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  3. Roll or stretch the dough out into thin crust about 14 inches across. Leave dough thick at the edge. Place the dough onto a 14-inch pizza baking sheet, and brush the dough with the olive oil.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes before removing to top with desired ingredients for final baking.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Boil eggs

Boil eggs


If cooking more eggs, they should fit in the saucepan in a single layer.

Add a few minutes cooking time for extra large eggs.

For easiest peeling, use eggs that have been in the refrigerator the longest. The less fresh the egg, the easier it is to peel.

Cool eggs quickly once cooked by placing them in cold water. Rapid cooling helps prevent a green ring from forming around the yolks.

To peel a hard boiled egg, crackle the shell all over by tapping the egg on a hard surface, then roll the egg between your hands to loosen the shell. Begin peeling at the large end. Hold the egg under cold running water or dip it in a bowl of water to help remove the shell.

Keep a supply of hard boiled eggs in your refrigerator for quick meals and snacks. Use hard boiled eggs within one week.

To determine whether an egg is hard boiled or raw, spin it. If it spins round and round evenly, it is hard boiled. If it wobbles while spinning, it is a raw egg.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Broccoli casserole recipes

Broccoli casserole recipes


  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

  • 1 cup sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large saucepan, combine soup, sour cream, 1 cup cheese and 1-1/4 cups onions; heat through over medium heat, stirring until blended, 4-5 minutes. Stir in broccoli. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish.

  • Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and onions. Bake until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Best apple pie

Best apple pie


  • In a small bowl, combine the sugars, flour and spices; set aside. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add sugar mixture; toss to coat.

  • Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust; trim even with edge. Fill with apple mixture; dot with butter. Roll remaining crust to fit top of pie; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in crust.

  • Beat egg white until foamy; brush over crust. Sprinkle with sugar. Cover edges loosely with foil.

  • Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 20-25 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Breaded pork chops

Breaded pork chops


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1/2 cup 2% milk

  • 1-1/2 cups crushed saltine crackers

  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (1 inch thick)

  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  • In a shallow bowl, combine egg and milk. Place cracker crumbs in another shallow bowl. Dip each pork chop in egg mixture, then coat with cracker crumbs, patting to make a thick coating.

  • In a large skillet, cook chops in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Homemade hamburgers

Homemade hamburgers


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs

  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

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    35 m
  1. Preheat grill for high heat.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, evaporated milk, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, and garlic using your hands. Form the mixture into 8 hamburger patties.

  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill patties 5 minutes per side, or until well done.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Grilled green beans


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 small shallot, minced

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a 6-qt. stockpot, bring 4 quarts water to a boil. Add beans; cook, uncovered, 2-3 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Remove beans and immediately drop into ice water.

  • In a small skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add shallot; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds longer. Remove from heat. Drain beans and pat dry.

  • In a large bowl, combine beans, shallot mixture and cheese; toss to coat. Transfer to a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 18-in. square) coated with cooking spray. Fold foil around beans, sealing tightly.

  • Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 7-9 minutes or until cheese is melted. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape.