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Sunday, May 29, 2011

No Flour Peanut Butter Cookies + Printable Recipe Card

Ummmm. . . I love me some peanut butter cookies!
They are so yummy and they remind me of being a kid. :)

I've got a super good recipe for peanut butter cookies requiring no flour!
Lots of us are trying to reduce the amount of flour we eat these days, or gluten, or maybe you just want one less ingredient in your recipe.
Whatever the case may be, these are the cookies for you my friends!
Don't those look good?!  They taste good too!

Here is everything you'll need to make them.
 Mix ingredients together in order shown. (recipe below)
 Scoop onto cookie sheet and give them their famous peanut butter cookie sugary criss-cross
 Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes - until they are just slightly brown - and there you have your cookies!

And if you like them you can print out my little recipe card.  Maybe even put it in your new recipe book.  **wink, wink!**

Monday, May 16, 2011

From Photo Album to Fab Recipe Book!!

Does anyone else have piles of recipes, recipes sticking out of every recipe book, recipes crammed in kitchen drawers???
Well, I don't anymore!

I made a recipe book from . . . a photo album!
Brilliant, and absolutely perfect!
Plenty of room for all my recipes, i can add and remove recipes whenever I like, and since they are in the little plastic sleeves they stay clean, even when spill and drip everywhere!
It is super easy and customizable.  

So here is what I used;
photo album
hole punch
recipe cards/printouts

The bulk of the work was already done for me because I started with a photo album.
Here is what the finished project looks like.
First step, cut the dividers the same size as the photo album pages.  Make sure to keep the side with the tabs on it.
Cut as many as you need and hole punch in the appropriate places.
 Add your category titles in your tabs.
Its perfect because you can add whatever categories you use most.
 All thats left is to insert all your favorite recipes.
The photo album is great because the photo openings are just the right size for your recipe cards.
I had all my recipes typed up on the computer and just printed them out in 4x6 format and voila!
They fit like a charm!

 Ahhh, look at those super organized recipes!
 All that was left was to add a little title to the front of my new recipe book.

Go ahead, Make one!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lets make Calzones! + a recipe

We all love home made pizza!  Every now and then Hubby and I love a Friday night pizza party!
But pizza is a pretty common thing.
We like to change it up sometimes and instead of pizza, we make calzones!

How much would your kids each love to make their own individual calzone!?

You can use whatever pizza crust you'd like, but here is my recipe which is super good - better than any pizza place I've ever been to thats for sure!

1 ½ C. warm water
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 C. flour
1 ½ tsp. salt
1/3 C. Parmesan cheese
1 T. Italian seasoning
2 ½ tst. active dry yeast

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.  If too dry add a little water at a time.  Mix well and let rise for about an hour.
Now kneed again and you’re ready to make your calzones! (or pizza, but in this case, calzones)

Ok, so one batch will make four big calzones, or six regular sized.
So separate out your dough and roll it out pretty thin, about a quarter of an inch.
(Make sure your surface is good and floured.) 
 Now add your toppings.
 Yummy cheese, olives, pretty much whatever you like.
You can even add anchoves if your like my hubby.  *ewww!*
But the great thing about calzones is that everyone gets their own, so I don't even have to deal with the fishy-ness.  :)
Important note - Make sure you don't put sauce into your calzone.
Sauce in your calzone = big mess.

Now you fold over the top of your dough and kinda roll/pinch the edges together to make sure they are nice and closed.
Now put them on a baking sheet and bake at 450° for 15-20 minutes-ish.
**Baking time will depend on the size of your calzones and the thickness of your dough.**
You'll want to keep a close eye on them and take them out when they start to get slightly brown.

Once they are done, serve with some marinara or spaghetti sauce for dipping and enjoy!
 Y-U-M!  Let me tell you, it was goooood!

So go ahead and give it a try. . . or just save it for a rainy day.

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