Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Best Bread Sticks EVER!

So easy, so fast and 100% delicious!

1 1/2 c. warm water
1 TBSP. yeast
3 TBSP. sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 to 4 c. flour
1/2 c. butter
garlic powder
Parmesan cheese

Mix together water, yeast, and sugar. Set aside. Mix yeast and dry ingredients together for 3 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes. Roll into a large greased cookie sheet (preferably with sides). Top with melted butter, then sprinkle with garlic powder and Parmesan cheese. Cut several times across the pan and once up the middle to make bread sticks. Let rise 20 minutes. Preheat pan to 375 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes. Less brown is better.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Potato Alfredo

It seems I have been cooking a lot with potatoes lately. I kind of go in spurts with things. This is so good! Make sure you serve it warm or it turns out sort of clumpy (as shown in picture above).

8 potatoes french fry style
1 c chopped onion
2 tbs melted butter
1 tbs salt
2 tsp dried thyme
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 c. cream or half and half
Place potato strips in a large baking dish. Combine all other ingredients in a medium bowl; pour over potatoes. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for about 1 hour.

Heavenly Brownies

This is my favorite brownie recipe ever. It is the one my family has used my whole life and my husband absolutely loves it. We have them pretty often. I usually double it.

Set oven to 350 degrees.

1/2 c. margarine
1 c. granulated sugar
2 tbs cocoa
1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional)
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 c. flour

In a medium saucepan melt butter and cocoa. Removed from heat, stir in sugar. Blend in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla, stir in flour and mix well. Spread in greased 8x8 or 9x9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees from 30 minutes. Don't over bake. Cool and frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.

Cheese Potatoes

Not the best pic, but does the job. This recipe is so good and so easy. Just make sure that the potatoes are cooked all the way through.

3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
6 large potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 c. milk
2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
Chopped fresh parsley

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet. cook potatoes until almost tender and lightly browned. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour milk over all; boil gently until milk is absorbed. Sprinkle with cheese and allow to melt. Stir. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.

Brown Sugar Muffins

1/2 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
2 c. flour
1 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. milk

Mix together as you would a cake. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Makes 3 dozen when doubled.