October 18, 2010

Dinner Rolls

These rolls are fast, and they make a small(ish) amount- 16 for me. Perfect!
And did I mention they are delicious?

1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. To the yeast mixture, add the oil, salt, and 2 cups flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Cover and let rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

Deflate the dough, and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 14-16 equal pieces, and form into round balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until golden brown.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This recipe is my sister-in-law's (Melissa's). It is soooo good!

8-10 chicken tenders
1 egg
vegetable oil

3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. vinegar
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 c. ketchup
1 tsp. garlic powder

Whip egg. Dip uncooked chicken in, then dip in cornstarch. Fry in pan with vegetable oil until golden on both sides. Make sauce and pour in 9x13 pan. Place chicken in dish and cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Flip chicken every 15 minutes. Serve over rice.

Note: I think you could definitely do more than 8-10 tenders. You would probably just need a little more egg/cornstarch to dip in.

October 13, 2010

Apple Pie on a Stick

This recipe is from my camping-chef extraordinaire sister in law Michelle.
They are to DIE for yummy!!


Slowly (and I mean slowly- take your time) roast your apples over hot coals. The apple will begin to split and juices come out, this means you're close. When ready, peel the apple

and roll it in cinnamon and sugar.


Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

This is so easy and really yummy! While the recipe calls for 4 chicken breasts, I used 2 and pounded them thin. I then cut each in half to make 4. However, I had lots of extra toppings. So if you do 4 chicken breasts and halve them like I did, you wouldn't need to double the rest of the recipe (in my opinion).

4 chicken breasts
sliced ham
sliced cheese (swiss or provolone)
1 can cream of chicken
1 tbsp. dijon mustard
1 box chicken-flavored stuffing

Prepare stuffing according to directions on box. Put chicken breasts down in pan first; salt and pepper. Follow with a slice of ham, then slice of cheese. Mix together cream of chicken and dijon mustard; spoon some over each chicken breast. Top with stuffing. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, or until done.

October 9, 2010

Pancake Cupcakes

Pancake Cupcakes
I made these for JJ's birthday.
They were SO yummy!!  
{Pardon the picture, I only had my phone's camera on me}

2 Cups Flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Large Egg
3 Tablespoons Butter, melted
2 Cups Buttermilk {or cheat and add 2 Tablespoons lemon juice or white vinegar and enough milk to make 2 cups and let it stand for 5 minutes}

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray.
In a medium sized bowl whisk the dry ingredients together.  In a small bowl whisk the wet ingredients together.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir gently until just combined.  Do not over mix.  Pour the batter, about 1/3 cup, into the prepared muffin pan.  Bake for 10 minutes or until it springs back when gently pressed.  Allow to cool for a few minutes.
Makes approx 12 regular sized cupcakes.

We served ours with syrup, whipped cream and sprinkles. 
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