Order Now  About Me    Contact Me  Common Questions    Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lemon Oat Bars

This is my new favorite treat to make and thought I'd share for my Recipe of the Week!

Lemon Oat Bars

2 cans sweetened condensed milk
4 tsp grated lemon peel
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 1/2 cups flour
2  cup oats (quick or regular are fine)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a 9x13 pan.  Mix together the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and lemon peel until thickened; set aside.  Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl until crumbly.  Press half of the crumbly mixture in the bottom of the pan.  Bake 10 min.  Spread lemon mixture over baked layer.  Sprinkle remaining mixture on top and gently press.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.  Cool completely.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Maceys cooking school

Tonight I taught a class at Macey's cookin school.  It was a lot of fun and I met some really great people!!! 
I demonstrated the "Brunch Braid" or Ham and Cheese Bread as my kids call it.  This is the Recipe of the Week!!!

Brunch Braid

1 loaf rhodes bread dough, or your favorite dough recipe (see my favorite dough recipe below)
1 cube butter
1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1 cube butter
12 oz Sliced lunch ham
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese

Roll dough out into a rectangle.  Spread some of the butter mixture down the middle.  Top that with ham slices and then sprinkle the cheese on top of that. (keep down center).  Cut 2" strips along the edges and criss cross across the top alternating sides.  Fold top and bottom over to seal ends.
If freezing, wrap in plastic wrap and foil.  Freeze.  To bake after freezing, remove from freezer and thaw and let rise a little.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden brown

My Son went with me to help and ended up pretty much taking over the show!!!

Everyone was happy to learn how to simplify dinnertime!

Everything Dough

So, a nice gentelman at the Macey's Cooking School last night asked for this dough recipe.  He asked what I use it for and I told him "everything!" (Hence the name).  This is my Pizza Crust, Braid, Rolls, Breadsticks, Cinnamon Rolls and Bread!!!  Very quick and easy.  My friend Stacy gave it to me and I LOVE IT!!!!

Everything Dough

4 C hot water
5 1/2 C flour
2 heaping T. yeast
2 T. Sugar

Mix slightly with electric mixer and let rest for 10 min.


1 T. Salt
1/3 C. Oil
1/3 C. Honey or Sugar
5-6 cups flour

Mix until dough pulls away from side of bowl.  Knead in mixer or on a oiled surface.  After kneading, prepare dough as directed below, then let sit 10 minutes while you preheat oven.

Pizza:  Bake crust at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.  Add Sauce and toppings.  Bake at 450 for 10-15 min.

Cinnamon Rolls:  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
(Roll out, spread with butter, sugar and cinnamon.  Roll, cut and place on pan.)
Glaze for cinnamon rolls:
2 T. Butter
1 1/2 c. Powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1-2 T. milk or water
Mix well and spread onto rolls

Dinner Rolls:  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

Bread:  Bake at 350 for 25-30 min.  After removing from pans, butter top of bread.

Breadsticks:  Roll out dough and form into a jelly roll pan.  Score with a pizza cutter.  Bake at 425 for 7-10 minutes.