Monday, February 20, 2012

February Message

What a Great Message…I need more of this.

This is a 5x7 ready to print.


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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My own Freezer Meal…

I saw this while on the Eliptical @ Gold’s (makes me sound like I’m in shape) and ran home and made it..ok I drove home.  But I have made it several times and it is a great meal to take to someone because it freezes well and the kids love it.  Yes..I make my own pizza dough. It is very easy and I double the recipe to make enough for this recipe.
Pepperoni-Cheeseburger Turnovers From the Nate Berkus Show
Serves 6-8
3 tablespoons canola oil
8 ounces of ground beef (I used ground Turkey)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
2 tablespoons granulated garlic powder
2 tablespoons granulated onion powder
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 cup coarsely chopped cooked thick-cut bacon (about 12 slices)
1 pound store-bought pizza dough
1 1/2 cups shredded fontina cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup diced onion
1 cup store-bought pizza sauce
1/2 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts
1/2 cup chopped pepperoni
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. When hot, add the ground beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Add the oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper and stir well to mix. Cook the mixture, stirring, until the beef is well browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the fat from the pan, stir in the bacon, and set the mixture aside to cool.
Cut the pizza dough into quarters and, on a lightly floured surface, roll each quarter into a 5- to 6-inch diameter circle.
Stir the cheeses, onion, marinara, scallions, and pepperoni into the cooled beef mixture. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the mixture on one half of each circle of dough. Fold the dough over the filling into a half-moon and pinch the edges to seal.
Arrange the turnovers on a baking sheet, cut a few slits in them, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned and thoroughly heated. Serve hot or warm.
Note: Alternatively, the turnovers may be deep-fried in 375 degree oil for 5 to 6 minutes; turn to brown evenly and drain on paper towels.
Crust: (Double for Recipe above)
1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 envelope Fleischmann's® Pizza Crust Yeast OR RapidRise Yeast
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup very warm water (120 to 130°F)*
3 tablespoons Mazola® Vegetable Plus! Oil

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Favorite App (right now)…

I love to cook and love my MasterCook program.  My mom and I have been using this program for years..maybe 10ish.  So I have been very hesitant to change loyalties but was desperate.  I wanted to use my IPad but needed a good recipe app and Mastercook doesn’t have one (shame on them).  So after researching I found this!

The Recipe Box

So far I have really liked it.  It is really easy to use..all you have to do is know how to copy and paste on the Ipad and it will produce a shopping list.

Here is a one of the recipes I have added and am going to make:

Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes from Cate’s World Kitchen


  • 22 Oreos: 16 left whole, and 6 coarsely chopped
  • 2 8-oz packages cream cheese, at room temperature (Neufchatel is fine)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 275 F.
  2. Line 12 standard muffin tins and 4 ramekins (or 16 muffin tins, if you have them) with paper liners.
  3. Place 1 whole Oreo in the bottom of each lined cup.
  4. Beat the cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium. Gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla.
  5. Pour in the beaten eggs, a little at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  6. Beat in the sour cream and salt.
  7. Stir in chopped cookies by hand.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared tins, filling each almost to the top.
  9. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until filling is set, 22-25 minutes.
  10. Cool in the pans for about 15 minutes, on a wire rack, then transfer to a plate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

January Visiting Teaching

I was reading a talk by Mary Ellen Edmunds and thought I would give out a quote…I love it. The talk can be found here


(most elements/paper from ShabbyMissJen)

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Best Banana Bread Recipe

I found this recipe and loved it…I printed this off for my VT but feel free to add it to your collection.

bananabread copy

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        (made with ShabbyMissJenn Cabana)