Thursday, January 27, 2011

Look what I got in the mail

I won the free coffee Friday from Coffee Mate.  I had all of this in a box that came last night.  I was so excited, it was like Christmas. Now to plan a coffee party. :)

Homemade Granola

I love granola! I have tried several recipes over the years. I found one in my family feasts for 75.00 a week cookbook.  I changed a few things, but I wanted to share.
12 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 cups of goodies (Nuts, raisins, sunflower seeds  coconut,dried fruit
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup honey
Preheat oven to 325. Grease 3 large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl combine oats, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and any add ins. Mix well
Combine oil and honey in a 2 cup glass measuring cup. Microwave on High for 2 to 3 minutes until hot.  Pour over dry ingredients.
Spread over baking sheets; bake until light to medium brown 15-20 minutes. Its best to bake each pan individually on the center rack of the oven.
Let the granola cool. It will break up somewhat as you transfer it to a storage container. Store in airtight container for up to 4 weeks.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pizza Crust Recipe

I had a request for the pizza crust recipe I make so I wanted to get it on here.  I don't have pictures, but I will post them next time I make it.

1 cup warm water
1 Tablespoon yeast
1 Tablespoon sugar
Let these ingredients set for about 5 minutes until the yeast activates. Then add about 4 1/2 cups of flour.  I add a cup at a time until I get a smooth consistancy.  Let rise for about 10 minutes and flatten out onto a pizza pan or stone. Add your toppings and bake at 450 about 12 minutes or until brown.

M & M's

Just wanted so share a tip with you.  Do you have leftover christmas M & M's?  If you do divide the colors into red and green and use one for Valentines day and the other for St. Patricks day.  I bought this huge bag on clearance at Sam's Club for 4.50. Now I have plenty for decorating.