Recipes For My Boys

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fluffy Crust Whole Wheat Alfredo Pizza


Friday night is pizza night for us.  We love it!  It is a time when we are all in the kitchen, making our favorites or creating new ones.  My oldest son wanted a white pizza.  We came up with a yummy Alfredo one!  It has a thick and fluffy, crust that has a hint of garlic and parmesan cheese.  Next time I'll cook it on a baking sheet and cut into squares.    Feel free to add any and everything you wish.  It will be amazing!  I adapted this recipe from the back of a package of Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast.  I love it!

Fluffy Crust Whole Wheat Alfredo Pizza

What you need
2 cups King Arthur Premium Whole Wheat Flour, more if needed
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon ground garlic
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 packet Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast
2/3 cup very warm water, 120 - 130 degree F
1/4 to 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
3 Tablespoons oil
1/2 cup Alfredo Sauce or Spread, homemade or bought. Use more or less, you decide.
1/2 to 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, homemade or bought
your favorite toppings, optional

What to do
Grease pizza pan or baking sheet with sides.
Put 1 cup whole wheat flour, sugar, garlic, parsley and yeast in a large bowl. Whisk together. 
Stir in very warm water and oil.
Stir in parmesan.
Add more flour, a little at the time, until a soft dough is formed.  
I kneaded dough with a fork sticky and adding the flour.  
Stir, knead with fork, add more flour, stir, knead with fork.....you get the idea. 
After dough is soft, turn out on floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic adding a little dog at the time if needed.
I kneaded the dough with my hand in the bowl.  
Stretch and pat dough to fill pizza pan or baking sheet.
Top with Alfredo Sauce or Spread.  
Top with mozzarella cheese and any additional toppings you like.
Let pizza sit for 20 minutes.  
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F the last 10 minutes, more or less, of resting.  You know how long it takes your oven to preheat. 
Bake on bottom rack for 8 minutes, check and turn around cooking another 4 to 7 minutes if needed.  Crust will be very soft and fluffy.  
Enjoy! 


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sour Raisins


I always eat lunch with my boys when I volunteer at school. The boys take their lunches but like to go through the lunch line to get a cold milk and another fruit if it strikes their fancy. I walked through the line with my twins and saw that one of the fruit choices for the day was sour raisins. I had never heard of them before, have you? Without hesitation, both of them grabbed the little boxes of sour dried fruit. Their little fingers could not wait to open and taste the new fruit choice! The sour raisins were liked. I came home and immediately made my version of them. They twins loved them.  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thursday's Treasures Week 57

Whoot Hoot!!!! Thank you all so very much for making last week's Thursday's Treasures the biggest party ever! There were 102 104 links shared with us from the very best foodies and friends! I feel so honored to have you join us!  Welcome to our newest friends...I am so glad you are here.  Feel free to look around and make yourselves at home.  My kitchen is always open.  Thank you again sweetums....You Rock!!!

These are some of the recipes I made recently. I haven't had a chance to put them on my blog yet.  DIY Brown Sugar...make your own and never buy it again!  Soft Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies...Oh so soft and yummy!  One Hour French Bread....No excuse not to serve your family fresh, hot bread with meals!  Pumpkin Pancakes...Fluffy and delicious!  They are on Examiner.com.  Click here if you are interested in writing for them.

Here are some of last week's recipes.  They are in no order...just the way I picked them.  
You are all amazing and I wish I could feature all of you.  I will be working on a Thursday's Treasures button and also a featured on button.  



Please visit my lovely co-host Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More on facebook and her blog. You'll be so happy you did!   She has wonderful features each week.  Go check her out, you may be there!  
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Double Dark Chocolate Banana Cake


Here is a moist, lower in fat cake that tastes wonderful and is easy to make. With the help of a cake mix and a few ingredients you can wow your family and friends. This stands wonderful alone without the addition of icing or add this yummy fast pudding icing to make it over the top great! My boys will grab a piece and eat it while on the go.

Double Dark Chocolate Banana Cake
Ingredients
1 Pillsbury Dark Chocolate Cake Mix
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups low fat vanilla yogurt
1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup Hershey's Dark Chocolate Chips
Method
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray 8x10 pan with non stick spray.
Beat cake mix, eggs and half the yogurt. Mix to incorporate. About 2 minutes.
Beat in rest of yogurt for 2 minutes on medium. Beat in mashed banana.
Cook 15 minutes. Turn pan around and cook another 15 to 20 minutes. Do not over cook. It's done when toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cool on rack in pan.
Pudding Icing
1 small box vanilla pudding, or your favorite flavor
1 cup low fat milk
1 cup Lite Cool Whip, thawed or whipped topping
Whisk pudding and milk together. Add cool whip and whisk to incorporate.
Put in refrigerator until set. Spread on cake or top each slice. If icing the whole cake, you will need to keep it in the refrigerator.
Add a sprinkling of chocolate chips, chocolate shavings or pieces of fresh fruit.
Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Thursday's Treasures Week 56

Thank you for a Fantastic week of your Treasures Recipes!  The past week was the most links we have had.  Truly amazing!  I am so happy to see each of you each week.  The ones that have been around forever and the new ones that, I hope, will be here forever, too.   It's been another week full of ...  well, full of everything!   May all your tomorrows become yesterday's precious memories.  Love and hugs sweetums! 

Here are a few of the many delicious recipes shared by the Best of the Best Foodies!  







Please visit my lovely co-host Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More on facebook and her blog. You'll be so happy you did!   She has wonderful features each week.  Go check her out, you may be there!  
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Homemade Brown Sugar

I was making muffins the other day and realized I was out of brown sugar.  How could that be?  Ah Ha!  The 6 batches of Pumpkin Muffins I made last week may be the reason!  ~smile~  Not wanting to go to the store, I searched the internet and found out it is very easy to make your own brown sugar!  Who knew?  Obviously, not me.  I often find myself looking for things I am out of and usually find them by a simple search.  Two ingredients and you are set.  I will never buy brown sugar again!



Friday, October 12, 2012

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins

I made these at least 5 times last week for my boys!  They just love them!  They sneak in the kitchen, pretend to do something and the next thing I know I hear the sound of running feet and a discover a missing muffin!   LOL  I'm telling you......You better put some aside for yourself if you want any.



Pumpkin Muffins

1 cup unbleached whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup brown sugar, packed, homemade
3 Tablespoons unsulfered molasses
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1/2 cup nuts, chopped fine, optional
1/2 cup coconut, optional
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, optional

Toppings

pumpkin seeds
coconut
streusel

Method

Preheat oven 375 degrees F.
Grease or put liners, in muffin pans.

Beat eggs, brown sugar and molasses until light in color.
Beat in flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and additional spices if desired,
Add buttermilk while mixing until incorporated.
Stir in pumpkin and any optional ingredients.
Fill muffin cavities 2/3 full.
Bake 8 minutes and turn pans around.
Cook another 3-5 minutes, depending on your oven, more or less.
Done with toothpick comes out clean.
Enjoy!




Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Thursday's Treasures Week 55


Hello, Hello, Hello!!!!  I hope each of you has had the most fantastic week you are so deserving of!!!   Things are always up and down here it seems.  We ride the waves and enjoy the ride. 
Sometimes the waves are gentle and rolling while other times they are fast and crashing.
We have found it is from the fury of the sea that the most beautiful shells are found. 

Thank you so much for sharing each week.  I just love to see what you have brought for us.  I wish I could make each one of your fantastic recipes!  Wouldn't that be great?  
The Best of the Best Foodie Buffet!!!! 
I'm Lovin' that thought and you!

I write for Examiner.com and would love for you to subscribe there also.  Sometimes I post a recipe there first.  Here is a link to the Pretzel Biscuits I posted last night.  I will get paid a penny for articles viewed.  Every little bit helps.  If you are interested in writing for Examiner.com, here is the application.  I also have added Coupons to my blog.  It is so convient while here, to go ahead and check them out.  Clip, print and save.  ~smile~

Here are a few of the wonderful recipes shared last week. 



Please visit my lovely co-host Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More on 
facebook and her blog. You'll be so happy you did!   She has wonderful features each week.  Go check her out, you may be there!  
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Previous week's parties!
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Buttermilk English Muffin



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thursday's Treasures Week 54

Hello Gorgeous Friends!!!!  I am so happy you are here to join again this week.   I feel extremely honored that you share your Treasured Recipes with little ole me.  ~smile~  So, how is the weather at your lovely home?  It is still hot here and rainy.  We are hoping the cooler weather will start soon.  The festivals start this weekend and it just doesn't feel like a fall festival while wearing shorts and getting all sticky hot.  I certainly hope it is cooler where you are!  I'm ready for stews and soups, pumpkins and rutabgas!

I added a new feature to by blog.  I now have Coupons.com coupons!  You may click here to go to the page.  Or, the tab when you come to visit.  Such a great way to save money here and there on the items you use.  Just click the coupons you want, print it on your computer and start saving!

Here are a few recipes I picked from last week's party.  They are in no particular order,  just the way I clicked them.





Please visit my lovely co-host Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More on facebook and her blog. You'll be so happy you did! 

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Please follow my blog, facebook, pinterest, twitter, e-mail, rss...you get it. Whatever is your favorite way to follow to stay up to date.
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Share as many recipes as you like. The party is open all week.
Please visit others...they appreciate it as much as we do.
Leave a comment. I love to know you were here.
Y'all have a beautiful week. Be good to yourselves and each other.
Previous week's parties!
Week 37 Week 36 Week 35 Week 34 Week 33 Week 32 Week 31 Week 30
Week's 1-29 can be found Here

Now......Let's Party!


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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Red Velvet Crinkles


If you love to make cookies that are very easy, soft and delicious, not to mention look wonderful. This recipe is for you. They are perfect when unexpected company arrives and you need to bake something in a hurry. Let's not forget the holidays will soon be upon us These are very impressive to look at as well as eat. A cake mix and a few ingredients is all it takes to have them coming back for more. Cake mixes definitely need to be a staple in the pantry for these yummy delights.  These can also be viewed on here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thursday's Treasures Week 53

Hello Lovely Ones! I am so glad you have stopped by today, I just love having you here! Thank you so much for bringing your delicious dishes over….I just love it! Please put it over there on the counter between
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I cannot wait to dig in! ~smiles ever so big~
Please visit my lovely co-host Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More on facebook and her blog. You'll be so happy you did!
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Leave a comment. I love to know you were here.
Y'all have a beautiful week. Be good to yourselves and each other.
Previous week's parties!
Week 37 Week 36 Week 35 Week 34 Week 33 Week 32 Week 31 Week 30
Week's 1-29 can be found Here

Now......Let's Party!
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thursday's Treasures Week 52

YAY!!! It’s been one year since I started Thursday’s Treasures. I cannot believe the time has flown by! There have been so many Fantasticly, Amazing, Deliciously Scrumptious Recipes shared!!! Words cannot even begin to show the love and gratitude I feel for each of you. You have become my friends…my family. Some of you have been here from them very beginning and some have just joined. I thank each and every one of you from the depths of my heart! My internet service is not working right now..along with my camera! If you do not see a link on this post, please go over and share on Joan’s, my lovely co-hostess, blog…Chocolate, Chocolate and More. I’ll add it as soon as possible so please come back. Oh, if you didn’t know, the party goes on all week. We would love for you to share as many treasured recipes throughout the week also. I wanted to feature some of the very first recipes shared. Historically, I have found when I procrastinate, I pay for it. I had planned on doing this post today. Instead, I spent the morning in the ER with hubby. He is home but has to have tests run to try to find out what is going on. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated. On I go, doing what I can and not what I wanted because I am procrastinate. I teach my boys not to but I do find myself putting things off. Most of the time because I truly don’t have the time…sometimes, just, well, just because I’ll do it later. Lessoned learned and hopefully for real this time. Now, are you ready to party, or should we wait a bit longer? Love You!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Carrot Cake

I LOVE Carrot Cake!!  I think it is one of my all time favorite cakes.  While I was growing up my Beloved Aunt Ree Ree would always bake our favorite cake on our birthday.  That and a dollar or two in a card were treasured.  We were able to eat the first slice and shared the rest with pleasure.  Lately, I have been wanting one and just haven't been able to make one.  Each time I go to the fridge, I find the mini horses have eaten all the carrots.  I blame my hubby for that but no worries..the minis love carrots, too.

I watched The Pioneer Woman this morning and was inspired to make Sloppy Joe Hoagies and a Carrot Cake.  I wanted to make the Chocolate Dipped Granola Bars but didn't have time.  Perhaps in a day or two when the cake is gone.  The cake is an easy recipe to make.  It's one I have made for many, many, many, many years, yes, that long.  I usually make a little icing.  My boys and I eat it as is.  Hubby likes the icing so we let him eat it all if he wants.  Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found here.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sloppy Joe Hoagies

I didn't know what I wanted to fix for supper tonight until I watched Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman.  Don't you just love her?  I do!  She made sloppy joes.  I have been meaning to make them for a while now and tonight seemed like a great time!  These are super simple and easy to make.  If you make your's like your Mama did, they probably taste about the same.  This is a basic recipe.  Feel free to grate or dice other veggies in also.  I was going to add a tomato that looked lonely on my counter but forgot about it while I was getting out some fall decorations.  It's a great way to sneak them in without being caught.  ~smile~  I put the sloppy joe mixture in a hoagie roll, it was actually a potato roll because that is what I had,  so it would be easier for my boys to eat.   Most of it actually made it to their hungry little mouths instead of on the plate.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dark Chocolate Pudding


Halloween is will be here before we know it. Where has the year gone? I declare, the months and years, are flying by before my eyes. It seems like yesterday…. Okay, I won’t go there, for now.

I wanted to make something different for my boys and possibly as a treat for the children at school. Everyone knows about Dirt Puddin’, right? I mean, it has been around forever! Okay, confession, I didn’t know about it until my oldest started Kindergarten, 5 years ago. The teacher made it for Earth Day. Anywho, I wanted to make it for my boys with homemade gummy worms. I’m still working on those, first attempt was a total fail. Not total because the boys got to suck the jello out of straws but they were definitely not worms.

About the pudding,  It’s adapted from Bake for the Cure: A Celebration Of Love & Hope recipe booklet. I just love this little booklet and bought 20 to give as gifts when they came out a couple of years ago.

Dark Chocolate Pudding 

 1/3 cup sugar
 1/3 cup sugar substitute 
 3 Tablespoons dark cocoa, I use Hershey’s Special Dark
 2 1/2 Tablespoons corn starch 
 1/4 teaspoon salt 
 2 cups skim milk 
 2 egg yolks 
 2 Tablespoons margarine 
 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, I used Hershey’s Special Dark

Stir sugars, corn starch and salt together. Whisk in milk and egg yolks. Microwave on high, 5 to 8 minutes, stirring every 1 to 2 minutes. Cook until pudding is thick and has boiled at least 1 minute. Remove from microwave and still in margarine, 
vanilla and chocolate chips.  Enjoy! 


Thursday's Treasures Week 51

Hello Gorgeous!  Yes, you!  I am so happy to see you here and 
missed you so much last week!  
I absolutely LOVE all of the amazing recipes you linked up here and with lovely co-hostess, Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More.  

I cannot believe how fast the time is going by.  Next week will be 1 year of 
Thursday's Treasures!!!  There have the BEST recipes shared here.  I wish I had the time to organize all the links.  Wouldn't that be awesome!  Alas, there isn't enough time to do much of anything.  The day starts before 5 am and ends after 12 am for me and I still don't have everything done that needs to be done.  Maybe one day....

I entered a contest Makin the Bacon on facebook.  I would love if you could vote for my Roasted Bacon Asparagus.  Even those that don't like asparagus will love it!  

Here are just a few of the terrific recipes y'all shared with us last week.  I cannot wait to see what this week brings.  Love and hUgs, Sweetums! 




Please visit my lovely co-host Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More on facebook and her blog.  You'll be so happy you did! 

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Please follow my blog, facebook, pinterest, twitter, e-mail, rss...you get it. Whatever is your favorite way to follow to stay up to date.
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Share as many recipes as you like. The party is open all week.
Please visit others...they appreciate it as much as we do.
Leave a comment. I love to know you were here.
Y'all have a beautiful week. Be good to yourselves and each other.

Previous week's parties!
Week's 1-29 can be found Here

Now......Let's Party! 

For now here's the link.  Have a beautiful week with a lot of Love and hUgs! 



Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursday's Treasures Week 50

I'm sorry about the short post or lack there of.  I'm sick and have been in bed since yesterday.  I'll try to edit the post later to add featured links.

Please visit my lovely co-host Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More on facebook and her blog.  You'll be so happy you did!


Rules, yeah, I know.

Link to your recipe directly, not your blog.
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Please follow my blog, facebook, pinterest, twitter, e-mail, rss...you get it. Whatever is your favorite way to follow to stay up to date.
Please do the same with my lovely co-hostess, Joan.
Share as many recipes as you like. The party is open all week.
Please visit others...they appreciate it as much as we do.
Leave a comment. I love to know you were here.
Y'all have a beautiful week. Be good to yourselves and each other.

Previous week's parties!
Week's 1-29 can be found Here

Now......Let's Party! 

For now here's the link.  Have a beautiful week with a lot of Love and hUgs!





Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dark Chocolate Bean Cake with Raspberry Sauce

I am always looking for new recipes to make.  Especially ones I can sneak something healthy into like veggies or beans.  This time I used beans and nobody was the wiser.  It has a slightly different texture but not in a bad way.  It is a thin cake and will be eaten in no time at all.  I made this last night and it is already gone.  Make it for your family and don't tell them what the secret ingredient is.  You'll smile as they eat it and rave about their newest favorite cake.  Enjoy!



Dark Chocolate Bean Cake 

1 large can white beans, rinsed and drained
3 large eggs
1/2 unsweetened dark cocoa
3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 cup dark chocolate, chopped, or mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease 8" springform pan. 
In a food processor, mini processor (that's what I used) or blender,  pulse or blend, beans and eggs until smooth.  Put in bowl and whisk in cocoa, sugar, soda, salt, and vanilla extract.  Stir in chocolate chips, as many as you wish.   
Pour into a greased 8" in springform pan.  
Cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes, turn and cook another 12-18 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. 


Raspberry Sauce

2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen, I used frozen
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons granulated sugar, more if desired
1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract, optional

While cake is cooling, heat water and sugar until sugar is dissolved to make a light syrup.  
Add 2 cups raspberries to light syrup.  
You can add more water and sugar to make more syrup. 
Heat raspberries.
Spoon over whole cake or individual slices.  
Keep refrigerated if sauce is over cake.  

Enjoy!  

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