Welcome to my food blog! This isn't going to be like all the other food blogs that are out there, at least I'm not planning on that yet. I mainly just want to add my recipes to a site so I can have them all together, but also to share with you. I may have some recipes from you, and if I do I will certainly label it as from you. Since it's my blog if I make any changes to it, then I will leave a comment about it below at what I did but then the reader can decide if they want to do the original or mine. The only thing that is the same about these great recipes are that they are all Tried & True Just For You! Enjoy!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Honey Wheat Rolls
Scald 2 c. milk in pan.  Place milk in large bowl.

Add to milk:
1/2 c. butter
1/3 c. honey
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. salt

Stir to melt butter.  When cool enough, add 2 pkgs of yeast (2 Tbsp) dissolved in 1/2 c. warm water.  Stir in 3 c. white flour and 3 c. wheat flour.  Let rise for about an hour, shape, and rise again for about 30 minutes.  Bake 400 for 12 minutes.

*From my friend Jen Welch, who was in Bryan 1st Ward with me.


Cranberry Bread with butter sauce
Coming soon!


Banana-Nut Muffins
2 cups flour
3/4 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
1 egg, beaten
1/3 c. vegetable oil
3/4 c. mashed banana
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 400. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan. Add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl; make a well in the center. In a small bowl mix milk, egg, oil, banana and nuts; pour mixture into well. *or combine it all in one bowl like I do*

Mix batter just until moistened; do not overmix. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean or until muffins are golden brown, about 15 minutes.


Buttermilk Pancakes
2 c. flour
2 c. buttermilk
2 eggs
4 Tbsp. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. wheat germ (opt)

Mix all together. Make on a hot griddle.


Pizza Dough
1 Tbsp. yeast
1 c. warm water
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
about 2 1/2 c. flour, maybe 1/2-1 c. more, depending.

Mix yeast in warm water. In a large mixing bowl, add sugar, salt and flour. Pour in yeast. Mix well until dough is smooth. *That is where my Bosch comes in REAL handy.* Pour dough in a lightly oiled large bowl; turn over so it's oiled on all sides. Cover with a clean towel away from draft. Let sit for 30 minutes. Place on a lightly floured surface and shape onto pizza pan or stone. Top any way you like. Bake 425 for 15 minutes or until crust is lightly brown.

*My kids like this: For each recipe- after rising for 30 minutes, divide dough in 4 parts. Shape each part into a small round. Place on pizza pan/stone and let them top it the way they like. Bake for about 10 minutes at first. When I use a pizza pan, I line it with parchment paper.


World's Best Waffles
1 3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs, separate yolks & whites
2 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 Tbsp. baking powder
1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt

Place egg whites in small bowl, and whip to form peaks. Add all the rest in a large bowl. Mix well; glently fold in egg whites. Cook in waffle iron.

*Sometimes I just add the whole egg and not worry about whipping up the egg whites, and they are just as yummy.


Chunky Pecan Muffins
1 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. brown sugar
pinch allspice
1 egg, beaten
1/3 c. milk
1/4 c. syrup
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. coarsely chopped pecans
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. butter, melted

Add first 5 ingredients in bowl. Combine egg, milk, syrup & 1/2 c. melted butter. Stir until moistened. *May add a few shakes of cinnamon too.* Stir in pecans and vanilla. Fill muffin cups. Bake 400 for 20 minutes. While they are baking, in a small bowl combine 1/4 c. sugar & 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.

Take out muffins. Dip the tops in the melted butter, and then into the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Yield: 1 doz.


Buttermilk Biscuits
My friend Suzanne has this cool food blog, and she is always posting something good! She showed a group of us women how to make these biscuits. Best dang biscuit I have ever eaten!

For my family, I have to double the recipe each time.  On the bottom of the recipe page, she had a few notes.  One was about not using cake flour.  Here is my recipe, this is how I make them now:

2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
8 Tbsp (1 stick) cold SALTED butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
3/4 c. + 2 Tbsp. cold buttermilk

Follow instructions on the link on how to make them.  Sometimes when I using my Bosch mixture, depending on humidity or whatever, I add 1/2 c. extra flour.


Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls
1 yellow cake mix
2 Tbsp. yeast
2 3/4 c. hot water
6+ c. flour
Mix cake mix with yeast. Add hot water. Mix in flour. Put into a large greased bowl, cover. Let rise about 30-45 minutes. Punch down. Roll on a very floured surface. May need to add extra flour to prevent it from sticking some. Roll to about 34x21. Brush on a cube of melted butter, and sprinkle with 1 c. brown sugar and 3 tsp. cinnamon (mixed together). Roll up tightly. Cut every 1-2 inches, and place in greased pan. Cover. Let rise another 30-45 minutes. Bake 350 for 20-25 minutes.
Icing: Mix together 8 oz. cream cheese & 1 cube of butter. Add 1 c. powdered sugar and 1 tsp. Mexican vanilla (or regular vanilla), mix. Add 2 more cups of powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp. milk. Mix well. Best if spread on warm cinnamon rolls.
*I use my Bosch, and it works great. I do remember trying to use my Oster with this recipe in 1996, and it just didn't turn out! I had dough every where with the Oster dough hooks. Make sure your dough attachment can handle large amounts of flour.*


Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls
1/2 c. very warm water
2 pkg or 2 Tbsp yeast
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 small box of french vanilla or vanilla instant pudding
1/2 c. melted butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. salt
8 c. flour
1 c. melted butter
In a small bowl, combine water, yeast and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Set aside. Make pudding according to directions, and place in large bowl (I use my Bosch machine). Add 1/2 c. melted butter, eggs and salt. Add yeast. Gradually add flour. Cover and let rise until double, about an hour. Punch; let rise again, 45 minutes. On lightly floured surface, roll out to 34x21 inches. Spread 1 c. melted butter over the surface. Sprinkle with:

2 c. brown sugar
4 tsp. cinnamon
chopped nuts & raisins optional (I don't)
ROLL UP TIGHTLY! Cut every 1 -2 inches (1 for our family, 2 for the "real" Cinnabon size). Place in greased pans. Cover; let rise until double. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Spread on:
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. milk
*Best if spread on while warm!! I usually don't spread it on all the rolls if I am saving some for the next morning. If you are saving some, cover with foil after they have cooled down. I will warm in oven, and then add the frosting.


Oatmeal Muffins
1 c. buttermilk
1 c. rolled oats
1 egg
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
1/4 c. vegetable oil
Pour buttermilk over oats. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add egg and brown sugar to oats; mix well. Add dry ingredients and oil; mix thoroughly. Spoon into muffin tins. Bake at 400 for 18 minutes or until done. Yield: 12 or more.

*When I double this recipe, I use 1 c. wheat flour (if I have it ready) instead of 2 c. white flour. Can add some raisins and/or some cinnamon (which I do not).


Honey Wheat Rolls
Scald 2 cups milk. Add to milk: 1/2 c. butter, 1/3 c. honey, 1/2 c. sugar, 2 tsp. salt. Stir until butter is melted.

In a large mixing bowl, add 3 c. wheat flour and 3 c. white flour. In a liquid measuring cup, add 2 Tbsp. yeast (or 2 packets) to 1/2 c. warm water. Pour into flour, and then pour the milk mixture in too. Mix well. Let rise for about 30-45 minutes, shape into your choice of roll, and let rise again about 30 minutes, covered. Bake 400 for 12 minutes.

*This recipe is from my friend Jen Welch, from the Bryan 1st Ward. We really like this recipe.


Corn Bread
1 c. white, buttermilk corn meal (but I am sure regular corn meal is good)
1 c. flour
2/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. buttermilk
1/4 c. oil
1 can whole kernel corn, rinsed & drained

Heat oven to 425. While heating, place a 10-inch cast iron skillet in oven too. Mix all ingredients together. Remove cast iron skillet from oven carefully, and spray with non-stick spray. Pour mixture into pan. Return to oven for 25-30 minutes.

*I have 2 of these size pans just because of this corn bread- have to always double the recipe. I have never tried a double recipe in my big one. But I have tried it in a 9x13 pan (per recipe) and it turned out okay.


Simple Whole Wheat Bread
3 cups warm water
2 Tbsp yeast, or 2 small pkgs of yeast
1/3 c. honey
5 c. white flour
3 Tbsp. melted butter
1/3 c. honey (yes, 2x)
1 Tbsp. salt
4-5 c. whole wheat flour

I use my Bosch for all of this except to let it rise in as the final rising before turning it into loaves. But in a large bowl, mix warm water, yeast and 1/3 c. honey. Add the 5 c. white flour, and stir to combine. Let set for 30 minutes, or until big & bubbly.

Mix in melted butter, 1/3 c. honey and salt. Stir in 2 c. whole wheat flour. (Now in my Bosch, I add all the rest of the flour- 2 more cups- and let it mix in there). Flour a flat surface and knead with whole wheat flour until not real sticky- just pulling away from counter, but still sticky to touch. This may need additional flour on top of the 4 total cups already used, maybe another cup or 2. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the surface of dough. Cover with dishtowel. Let rise in warm place until doubled.

Punch down, and divide into 3 loaves. Place in greased 9x5 inch loaf pans, and allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes; do not over-bake. Lightly brush the tops of loaves with some melted butter when done to prevent crust from getting hard. Cool completely.


1 comment:

  1. Hey Heidi, Good for you in starting your own food blog, I know you have lots of great recipes so I'm glad you are putting them up here to share :)