I keep trying to think of the right words that will convey to you just how good this recipe is. But then I decided maybe you just need to try it yourself to understand. Here's what I learned:
12 oz cream cheese, softened (1.5 bricks)
1.5 cups chopped green olives
1-2 tablespoons olive juice
3/4 cup Hellman's mayo
2/3 cup chopped pecans
Blend all ingredients (except olives) in a food processor. Scrape it into a bowl and stir in the olives. Eat it.
A super sweet friend bought me a donut pan recently. I've always wanted one! A few short days later the family was enjoying these tasty treats for breakfast. Here's what I learned:
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons melted butter
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a doughnut pan. In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter. Beat together until well blended.
Fill each doughnut cup approximately 3/4 full. Bake 8 - 10 minutes until they spring back when touched. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.
You can create your own cinnamon sugar mix, glaze, frosting, powdered sugar, etc. Whatever toppings are your favorites!
So maybe this post is about a week or so late? But on the bright side you can probably score a deal on canned pumpkin. This is my mother-in-law's recipe and it is amazing! Here's what I learned:
(makes 3 loaves)
3.5 cups all purpose flour
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup oil
2/3 cup water
2 cups canned pumpkin
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease three loaf pans. Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in raisins. Pour evenly between the three pans. Bake for approximately 1 hour.
_A friend gave me this recipe and said it was a family favorite. Tried it tonight for dinner and it was delicious! Here's what I learned:
1.5 pounds beef, cut in chunks
2 beef boullion cubes, dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water
2 onions, cut in chunks (I used 1 medium)
1 large can/jar of sliced mushrooms and juice
1 cup red wine (I used Merlot)
2 tablespoons tapioca (not tapioca pudding)
Put all ingredients in a casserole. Cover and bake for 3 hours at 350 degrees. Serve over rice or egg noodles.