Friday, May 29, 2009

Dare You

Dare you to try making these and report back!!!

For the  full recipe check out  Plum Pudding

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

2 kiwis, peeled and diced
2 Golden Delicious apples - peeled, cored and diced
8 ounces raspberries
1 pound strawberries
(You can use different types of fruit- feel free to experiment.)
2 tablespoons white sugar (I leave this out)
1 tablespoon brown sugar (I leave this out)
3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor

10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
butter flavored cooking spray
2 cups cinnamon sugar (I use less)
1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, Golden Delicious apples, raspberries, strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
3. Coat one side of each flour tortilla with butter flavored cooking spray. Sprinkle tortillas with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet.Spray again with cooking spray.
4. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


1 16-ounce package coleslaw
1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds
1/2 cup olive oil
3 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar, balsamic, or raspberry vinegar (your choice)
1 package chicken-flavored ramen noodles

Toss coleslaw, green onions, sunflower seeds and almonds together in a large bowl.  In a smaller bowl, whisk together oil, sugar, vinegar, and the seasoning packet from the noodles until well blended.  Pour over slaw.  Just before serving, stir in dry, crushed ramen noodles.  Serves 4-6

Friday, May 8, 2009

Basil Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

David's mom is here visiting and brought this yummy salad dressing recipe!
1/2 cup lemon juice
Fresh Basil - a handful from the garden
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon garlic
salt & pepper to taste
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 package good season Italian Dressing Mix
1/4-1/2 cup EVOO

Combine everything except the EVOO in a food processor or hand blender. Then add the EVOO - serve over your favorite salad - sooooo yummy!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Best Buttermilk Biscuits

I've tried many recipes - this is the best I have found
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt (scant)

Mix dry ingredients. Than cut in 1/4 cup crisco with your fingers until it is crumbly.

Add 1 cup buttermilk and mix GENTLY with your fingers - do not over mix.

Turn out on floured surface and pat into a flat round - do not roll or overwork the dough. (Dough will be a little sticky and hard to work with - butter your hands and just pat it together - it will work) Cut into circles and place in greased dish. Brush with melted butter. Bake at 450 for 12-15 minutes. I double the recipe for our family

TIPS - I've done a lot of research on biscuits and here are general tips that apply to all biscuit making:
1. Work everything by hand and with your hands
2. Don't over work the dough - the less you touch it, the lighter they will be
3. Biscuits must touch each other in the pan to rise properly.
4. It is OK to eat as many as you want - they are so delicious