Friday, March 11, 2011

you wanna "pizza me"

cheesy bread
i made calzones last night for supper. i had left over dough after making 3 huge calzones,so i rolled the dough out,like i did the calzones. i grated some parm on it(the whole piece surface of the dough. then i sprinkled mozz on it and added a few crushed black olives. i rolled it up like u do cinnamon rolls or my pizza rolls. instead of cutting into rolls,i folded it in half  and put it  into a dish and let it rise. it was awesome. im including my pizza dough recipe,and how 2 make my "pizza rolls" that i spread cheese whiz on.
my daughter found this recipe,a few years back.
it came from a Regal Ware bread maker book,which we dont even own a Regal Ware,lol.
i'm a recipe book person. i needed more recipes,so i picked it up @ a yard sale or something. any ways,i make pizzas,calzones and my "pizza rolls" which are the savory cousin of cinnamon rolls,with cheese whiz as it's icing.
raw pizza rolls,btw dont mind my stove,its old!
my pizza rolls i make like the cheese bread, adding different pizza ingredients. i use 1/2 the dough for each long roll. i roll it out should be about 13-14 inches long and @ least a foot in width. add ur ingredients 1 @ a time,covering all but 1/2 inch or so around the edge. after i roll it up,i seal the end of the sheet of dough with water. i also seal the ends of the roll,but u shouldn't need water. i cut it into 1 inch rolls. i spray some oil on the cookie sheet and put twelve on each sheet. separated like cookies,let rise 30 minutes in a warm spot. bake @ 425 20 - 30 minutes. they will look a little light brown.
pizza rolls,1 w/cheese whiz,1 plain

 9-11 ozs  water
 3/4 tsp     salt
3 tbsp       olive oil
4 cups      flour
2 tsp        yeast

combine all ingredients into bread pan by your bread maker instructions. OR sprinkle yeast on warm(not hot) water then add the rest of the ingredients. turn out onto floured board or just the shelf. knead for about 10 minutes. put into greased bowl and let it rest @ least 10 minutes. then you can use it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

snow,snow and more snow!

can u see my mailbox,across the street.

this was monday morning 
march 7,2011
i got a call from my son's
 stupid school
 @ 5:30 am. i was
 thinking"who the hell
 would call me that early?
my front door,taken from the window
" usually i'm
the only 1 who
 gets u early,lol.

the automated call was
saying school
closed for the day.
then i looked out my
back window and
there was @ least
two feet on my fuel
u can't even see the bottom level of my cart!
my son's kitty looking out,Zippy said BRRRR!
tank,where there
was no snow there
 @ all the night before.
 we had a 2 day warm
 up. thank god or
 place would have 
been buried! lol

our camper

wait,there's the bottom! lol

my side yard,can u find my son's van?

all mine to the fence,i have a 1/3 of an acre.

Monday, March 7, 2011

double trouble

i love cookies. they are pretty easy 2 make and they bake up really fast. i got a recipe @ least 2o years ago from my friend Robin Nyland. she had gotten it from someone else. it's my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.
i also have a recipe from "parkay margarine" from years ago that i use sometimes for peanut butter,choc chip cookies. im giving you both recipes today. if someone has a tried & true peanut butter cookie recipe,that you could part with,please post it in a comment on this post. that's a cookie that i dont have a regular recipe for.

robin's cookies w/mint extact & mint chips also w/added baking
1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 ozs chocolate chips
preheat oven 375f

cream sugars,shortening and butter. add egg & vanilla. stir in all dry ingredients,add chips blend well. scoop cookies onto cookie sheet, bake 11-13 minutes. cool on rack.
MINT CHIP COOKIES add 1 tsp mint extract and mint chocolate chips or CHOCOLATE,CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
add 1 tsp mint extract,1/4 cup cocoa powder & mint chocolate chips.

peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
3/4 cup butter or margarine(1 1/2 sticks)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 pkg(12oz) chocolate chips
preheat oven 350f
cream butter,sugars & peanut butter.blend in eggs & vanilla.mix in the rest of the dry ingredients. blend well. add chips, stir well. scoop onto cookie sheet.bake 10-12 minutes. cool on rack. i left the chips out of some for a variety.

when i bake cookies i usually make a double batch. sometimes i make them all but most of the time i bake 1 batch & leave the other batch in dough form. i put it in a gallon zip top bag & roll like commercial cookie dough log. i drop in freezer. u can get quite a variety this way & bake a bunch with out having 2 mix it up,but still yummy homemade!

Friday, March 4, 2011

spicy day

i was checking out "come dine with me", its a british show. i ran across this recipe Spicy Thai Peanut Soup w/Shreaded Chicken it sounded so good, i'm going to make it for supper!
this was so good that i forgot 2 take pics. i had 2 subsitute 1/2 - 1 tsp ginger powder 4 the ginger paste and 1 tsp sracha and 2 tbsp green tabasco 4 the hot sauce.but it came out awesome. if u love it hot then add whatever hot sauce or chilli sauce u use. i look @ most recipes as a "method" i just switch up the ingredients 2 my liking.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Souper Cake

well,its been quite the week. my son was cyber bullied and thank god the school took care of it. the kid is suspended and he will be going 2 juvi jail if he even says boo 2 anyone. this same kid pulled a knife on my son this past summer and the dickhead cop said"oh ur boy is lying" well id like 2 show that dickheaded cop the threat from the boy. he admits 2 the incedent in the summer! anyways,even in a small town some losers move in,thank god they moved 2 the next town over,but our town shares jr high/high school. parents should spend more time with their kids. that kid and his 2 brothers were always roaming around town. i think their mom was even @ home. my son is 15 and i feel i've done a great job of raising him 2 respect others & not 2 fight. he is really smart and very funny. anyways i just had 2 get that out. i promised one of my followers i would make my mom's tomato soup cake (it's a spice cake). so i made it last night and im frosting it with cream cheese frosting today. i will add pics of the cake and the cake with the frosting on it.  but first,here's the recipe...

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup tomato soup
1 cup any kind of nuts(i used walnuts)
1 cup raisins

preheat oven @ 350f    cream shortening and sugar. add tomato soup blend well. in seperate bowl  mix dry ingredients,including raisins and nuts. add the soup mixture,mix until well blended, u might have 2 add a little water(1 tbsp @ a time) so it is not too thick. pour/plop the thick batter  into a  13x9 inch baking pan. bake for 50 - 60 minutes.

the pics are...
tomato soup cake
tomato soup cake w/frosting
is good because it shows u 3 different flavor
i personally just added about 2 cups powdered sugar,
8 ounces cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
2-4 tbsp all purpose cream
beat together until smooth and spreadable.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Cabot Cheddar Soda Bread from King Arthur

i got this on my facebook this morning,through CABOT  and just had 2 share it with u all. 1 of the recipes i got 1 day led me to thats how Lynn's Small Town Life was born! i love cheese almost any kind,even the stinky 1s and the moldy 1s. but my all time favorite cheese is cheddar and my all time favorite brand is CABOT and NO, cabot is not paying me to say that,lol. it's just a fact. my friend moved from VT to NC to FLA. she begged me 2 send her cabot cheddar. i mailed her 2 pounds. she savored it for 2 months! anyways here's the recipe,i think im gonna make it this week,enjoy!
cabot cheddar soda bread
btw CABOT and KING ARTHUR are both VERMONT companies.
 this bread is very delishous. especially fresh from the oven with butter on it! mmmmm
this is a pic of what it looked like when i made it.
btw this bread makes a great little snack. it fills that hole till dinner time. and it doesn't take much 2 fill full.