Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kneader's Raspberry Bread Pudding

Bread Mix:
1 1/2 loaves white bread, cubed
1 qt. heavy cream
3 c. sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla

Raspberry Sauce:
5 c. frozen raspberries
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. apple juice

Vanilla Glaze:
1/2 c. butter
2 T. flour
1 1/2 c. heavy cream
1 t. vanilla
3 T. sugar

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, combine cream, sugar, egg & vanilla. Add bread & let stand for 30 min.
3. Combine raspberries, sugar & apple juice. Layer bread in a 9 x 13 baking dish with a raspberry layer in between.
4. Bake for 40 min.
5. For vanilla sauce, melt butter over med heat then add flour and cook until nutty & brown (10 min). Add cream, vanilla & sugar. Boil until thickened.
6. Drizzle bread pudding with vanilla sauce & serve warm.

**This recipe is SUPER rich! I cut down the sugar & substituted milk for cream in the bread mixture and half & half for the cream in the vanilla sauce and it was still awesome.**

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast

Try this is you haven't! We wanted french toast this morning, but had no white bread. We did however, have a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread. So we thought...might as well try it. Well, it was a great experiment, and may be our new fav french toast concoction to date. So give it a try! You'll thank me!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Onion Foccacia

2 c. onion, sliced
2 1/4 t. yeast
1 T. sugar
1 T. garlic
1/4 c. olive oil
1 c. warm water
1 t. salt
3 1/2 c. flour
1 T. salt

1. Combine yeast, sugar, garlic, 2 T. olive oil & warm water. Let sit 5 min.
2. Add onions, flour & salt.
3. Place dough in a greased bowl. Let rise for 1 1/2 hrs until doubled in size.
4. Grease baking sheet & press down into sheet.
5. Brush with olive oil & sprinkle with salt & pepper.
6. Let rise for 1 more hour.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 min.


8 oz. lean beef steak (any cut you have around)
1/2 onion, sliced
1 c. napa cabbage, sliced
1 carrot, grated
2 lb. yakisoba noodles
1 c. water
2 T. dashi moto
1 T. soy sauce
2 T. sugar
1 t. sesame oil
Salt, to taste

1. Prepare noodles according to package.
2. Saute steak until almost brown.
3. Add onion & cook for 3 min.
4. Add cabbage & carrot.
5. Mix together water, dashi moto, soy sauce, sugar, & sesame oil.
6. Add noodles & sauce to beef saute. Cook until liquid is absorbed.

Peaches 'n Cream Pie

Thank you Kraft for making quick & simple desserts that you can make when at the drop of a hat! This has saved me a couple times when I've forgotten to make a treat for some function.

1 Nilla wafer (or graham cracker) crust
1 pkg. orange Jello
3/4 c. boiling water
2 c. ice cubes
1 1/2 c. Cool Whip
1 c. peaches, chopped

1. Dissolve jello in hot water.
2. Add ice cubes & stir until slightly thickened.
3. Remove unmelted ice & stir in cool whip until incorporated.
4. Fold in peaches.
5. Refrigerate for 3 hours until set.

Moroccan Chicken & Grape Kabobs

3 chicken breasts, in large cubes
1 c. plain yogurt
1 lemon, juiced & zested
1/4 c. olive oil
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 T. mint
1 T. cumin
1 t. cumin
1 lb. red seedless grapes

1. Combine yogurt, lemon, oil, salt, pepper, & herbs.
2. Marinade chicken for 30 min.
3. Skewer chicken & grapes, alternating.
4. Grill for 5 min. per side, or broil until chicken is golden brown.

Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers

I love this recipe from Ellie Krieger! It's a great way to use up the veggies from your garden during this time of year too!

1 lb. ground beef
10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed & squeezed dry
1 medium zucchini, grated
1 small onion, minced
1/2 c. bulghur
1 egg, beaten
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. salt
Black pepper
3 bell pepper, halved lengthwise & cleaned out
2 cans stewed tomatoes, chopped
1/3 c. crumbled feta cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine the beef, spinach, zucchini, onion, bulghur, egg, oregano, salt & pepper.
3. Fill each pepper half with beef mixture. Top with tomatoes & sprinkle with feta cheese.
4. Cover with foil and bake for 30 min.
5. Uncover & bake for 25 min. more.