Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SMS/Marissa's conference cake

This morning I made Marissa's Conference Cake. She learned how  at Sheffield Middle School and it is by far my favorite. Hers turns out perfectly's taken me longer but I finally got it. Today Robert said, there's one piece left, do you want it? I said, Nah, you can have it. When he walked back to the breakfast table I had to chuckle...this 'one piece left' was actually 1/4 of the 8" pan. But he is's best fresh and warm.

1 cup flour
1-1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk

2 T margarine/butter,melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 T flour
1/2 t. cinnamon

Sift the dry ingredients together

Add the beaten egg and the milk and mix til just blended

Spray an 8" round pan with Pam and spread in the batter.

Drizzle the top of the batter with the melted butter.

Combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon and sprinkle over top of the melted butter

Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes til the center is done

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Baked Ziti

Thanks to Teri's blog, here's a meal you will love! We did! it was wonderful. The Italian sausage was a great change but the best part might have been the tomatoes dipped in olive oil.

2 pkgs Italian Sweet Sausage (NOT links)
16 oz. box of rigatoni pasta, cooked, but not too soft
3 jars of 10oz. pasta sauce. Personally, I use Ragu with roasted garlic
1 1/4 cup water
Fresh Basil- My thoughts is, if the basil is just going to go bad in the fridge, then use the entire package. If not, then add to your liking
Fresh Garlic- Again, I used 3 cloves because I LOVE garlic, but you may not, so use what you want
1 cup fresh shredded parmesan (bagged or block)
1/2 tsp black pepper
Frozen Garlic Bread- I used the 10pc Toasted Garlic Bread
12 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
2 medium Roma tomatoes

Preheat oven to 400F.

Prepare sausage according to package directions.

In a large bowl, mix cooked sausage, cooked pasta, pasta sauce, water, chopped basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and pepper. Mix gently. Place mixture into 9x13 pan.

Place the slices of garlic bread on top of the mixture and cover with mozzarella cheese. Dip the tomatoes in the olive oil and place on each of the pieces of garlic bread. I also put some dried basil on top for decor.

Baked uncovered for approximately 30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand ten minutes to help set before slicing and serving. Personally, I just turned the oven off at 30 min and let bake another 10.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Red Lobster Biscuits

Again...Hatch Batch favorite. Qucik to do after church ..when you have a roast in the crock pot!  Perfect for soups. 

60 Servings...for a big gathering!
1 t. garlic salt of powder
1T parsley flakes
1t. italian seasonings
5 lbs. Bisquick
44 oz. cold water
1 lb sharp chddar cheese, grated
1/2 c. butter

Preheat 450 degrees. Mix bisquick, water, cheese. Drop by large spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.  Bake 8-10 minutes. After baking, brush on melted butter with all seasonings mixed in.  Serve hot. 

For smaller batch:  12 biscuits
2. c. Bisquick
1/2 c. cold water
3/4 c. gratred cheddar
1 egg
Melt some butter and sprinkle  above seasonings into it before brushing it onto the right out oven biscuits.

**May also substitute soda water or gingerale for water.

Pull Aparts

It's amazing how you make some recipe for ages, get tired of it...then stop making it. Then, more ages never make it...Granny & Papa come to visit. Granny, an extrodinary baker, bakes said recipe (aka PULL APARTS). And the family goes wild!!  haha

So, I made batch to go along with our vegetable beef soup. But then ate a few. Then thought, "Since we invited two kids for dinner, it only makes sense for me to invite the parents as well."  So amid the afternoon craziness, I made another batch.  Although Dads were still at work, my friend and I had an enjoyable dinner with 5 kids...all practicing manners. (Adelle supplied the dessert...a sucker tree!)

Pull Aparts...b/c I can't believe they aren't on here yet!

1 pkg yeast in 1 1/2 cups water
2 T sugar
1/2 t. salt
3 c. flour

Mix and Knead. Let it Rise.  .  Melt 1/2 c. margarind in 9 x 13 pan.  Roll out dough to fit pan.  Flip flop dough in margaine.  Score dough. Sprinke with parmesan cheese and garlic powder.  Rise again.  Bake 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.