Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cheese Balls

2 - 8oz. packages of cream cheese
1 cup crushed pineapple (drained)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (double if making one large cheese ball)
1/4 cup green pepper chopped fine
1 T. season salt
2 T. green onion chopped fine

Combine in a mixer using the dough hook. Chill for 10-20 minutes. Form cheese balls and roll in chopped walnuts. Make 1 large or 4 small cheese balls.

contributed by DeAnne Ward

Almond Joy Bars

1 1/2 cups karo syrup
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water

Bring to a boil and cook to a soft ball stage (228 - 230 degrees). Remove from heat and add:

1 tsp coconut flavoring
2 Tbsp flour
3 cups coconut
1/2 tsp vanilla

Roll into balls. Press almond into center. Cool
Dip into melted milk chocolate. (Handle with wet hands)

contributed by Vanette Brown

E Z Fudge

3 - 12 oz. bags of chocolate chips (2 semi sweet & 1 milk)
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla

Put in heavy pan and heat on low. After me;ted take off heat and add the vanilla and as many nuts as you want. Put on waxed paper lined pan and refrigerate.

*Optional - you can use 2 bags of milk chocolate and 1 bag on semi-sweet or all milk chocolate.

contributed by Vanette Brown

Crazy Cookies

Mix and cook just until sugar is dissolved: (you can do it in the microwave)
1 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup (light or dark)
1 cup peanut butter and stir until melted
one 15 oz. package corn chips (Fritos) and mix well
Spread on foil lined sheet and cool
Break into small pieces

contributed by Vanette Brown

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dinner Rolls-Bread machine

7 1/2 ounces (1 Cup + 3 Tbsp) Warm Water (80*F)
3 cups bread flour
2 Tbsp dry milk
3 1/2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp butter
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 tsp bread machine/fast rise yeast

Put ingredients into breadmaker, and set to dough cycle. (Knead 20 minutes, Rise 1 hour, punch down) When done, place dough onto floured surface. Let rest 15 minutes.

Shape rolls, and place onto greased pan or cookie sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm draft-free place until double in size, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. (I place the pans in the oven, uncovered, and turn the oven on to 350*F for 3 minutes. Turn off the oven and let the rolls rise in the oven- usually takes 30 to 45 minutes. When cooking, simply turn on the oven and pre-heat with the rolls in.)

Bake at 350*F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

contributed by Shauna Holladay


  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp warm water (110 degrees F)

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar

  • 3 cups bread flour

  • 2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast

  • 3 quarts boiling water

  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar (I have to admit, I forget this most of the time)

  • cornmeal

Place water, salt , sugar, flour and yeast in the bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough setting.

I usually double the batch. It barely fits into my 2 lb bread maker. Many of the reviews said that they mixed it in their kitchenaid. My dough cycle mixes for 20 minutes, and then allows it to raise for 1 hour 10 minutes. My yeast works really well, and the dough is usually much to big to leave in the bread maker for the full hour and 10 minutes. I usually have to take it out when there is about a half an hour left.

contributed by Shauna Holladay

For more pictures and more detailed instructions click HERE.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Jamie Anderson's Wheat Bread

1 T. yeast
3 c. water
1/3 c. honey or molasses
1 1/2 T. salt
4-5 T. dry milk
3-6 T. oil
1 c. oat flour
5 1/2 c. whole wheat flour

Mix warm water and yeast and let set for 3-5 minutes. Add sweetener, salt, dry milk, oil. Mix until sticky. Add flour until you can't stir it then dump it out on a floured surface and knead enough flour to make a soft smooth dough. Let rise for at least an hour. Knead down, then divide into two sections. Form into loaves, put in pans. Let rise. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Thanks to Jamie for sharing her secrets to making some amazing bread. I will post the other recipes when I get them.