Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Spanish Rice

2 T. oil
1/4 c. chopped onion (I use dried onion flakes)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 c. long grain rice (uncooked)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
1 1/2 c. chicken broth OR water & chicken bullion
1 can black or kidney beans (optional)
cooked chicken breast cut up (optional)
1 cup frozen corn (optional)

Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Add onion, garlic, and rice and cook, stirring constantly, until rice is golden brown. Add remaining ingredients. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes until rice is tender.
I serve this as a main dish with cheese, tortillas, sour cream, etc. It's one of Jared's favorites!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Delicious and Easy Pizza Dough

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • t teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon basil or Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  1. Combine flour, salt, sugar, seasonings, and yeast in a large bowl. Mix in oil and warm water. Spread out on a large pizza pan. Top as desired.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees C (190 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes.
* I bake the dough for 5-7 minutes before putting the toppings on so the crust isn't soggy.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


1 8 oz package cream cheese (not fat free)
1 package instant vanilla pudding (4 serving)
1 3/4 c. milk
1 Graham Cracker Crust

Put cream cheese and milk in blender until smooth, pour in vanilla pudding and stir. Pour into Graham cracker crust and refrigerate for several hours. Serve with your favorite topping.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Strawberry Basket Cake

Doesn't this just look delicious!! I've decided that decorating with fruit is a great way to go! The sides of the cake were done with a basket weave, I really like basket weaves, I think it's an easy, pretty way to go.
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Mountain Cake

I made two cakes in one night, and this one definitely wasn't the better of the two, but I'm sure it tasted great :) I made trees all along the sides. This idea really could be cute if more time was used...
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Lilac Cream Cake

I premade more than 100 drop flowers and then arranged them into bunches. The cake is frosted with cream cheese frosting. This is on the easier side of cake decorating since you don't have to make the frosting smooth.
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Crockpot Cake

I made this for a church activity. The "chili" is chocolate pudding mixed with chocolate cake crumbs. The beans and cheese are frosting. I used ritz crackers and covered them in frosting for the handles and the on/off switch
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