Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mama's Bread or Roll Mix


This is a great bread or roll recipe mix for a Wolfgang Puck Programmable Dual blade Bread machine
but can be made in any bread machine, just use dough cycle, let rise ,then use bake cycle. Follow your Bread Machines manual for  instruction
Mama's Bread or Roll Mix 2.5lb loaf or 16 rolls

3 c. All- Purpose Flour  (any kind) unbleached I prefer Krogers or Pillsbury or White Lily
1 tbs active dry yeast
1/2 c. Sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. Salt
1 c. Milk or water
1tsp dough conditioner
1/2 c..butter or margarine softened
1/2 c. melted butter with 1 tsp. sugar to spread over rolls or bread
1 tsp sugar
In  a bowl add- room temperature, flour, dough conditioner, sugar, salt, mix together
In a bread maker add 3/4 c. Warm water, add flour mixture, add butter or margarine,egg.
In a cup mix yeast and 1/4 c. Warm water about 112 degrees and 1 tsp sugar, let rise until foamy, pour over mixture
set on dough cycle.PRESS-MENU to 8 then press start
 After dough cycle has completed, let rise, once bread has risen put on bake cycle
FOR BAKE CYCLE- press( menu to 10) press time -to 30 min- press start
 let bake for 30-35 mins or until golden brown. Let set for 15 min (Theres nothing more loving than fresh bread from the oven!)

Mixer instruction
With dough hook on,  place yeast and 1/4 c. Warm water (112 degrees) And 1 tsp sugar in mixing bowl let, sit until foamy.  In a bowl in microwave add 3/4 cup of milk or water, butter or margarine and sugar, heat for 1 min. Let cool. place 2 c. flour and mixture on low speed, for about 2 min. add remaining flour 1 tbs at atime until loose  doughball that clings to dough hook forms.  blend for 4  more min. place in large bowl, cover with plastic wrap. let rise doubled in size 45-60 min. punch , place in bread pan or divide into half, then each half into half  4 ball, divide each one into half 8balls then each one of them into half until you have 16 rolls place into greased pan let rise until doubled in sized. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 min until light brown gently spread butter over rolls cook for 5-10 more min or until golden brown, remove from oven, remove from pan place on a cooling rack. Enjoy!

Tip: If you do not have dough conditioner, just use Bread flour I prefer White Lily bread flour or Pillsbury Bread Flour.
You can find dough conditioner at Sam's Warehouse or for 12.99 for a 4-lb. can.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mama's Taco bell Spaghetti

Want a great taco bell tastin spahghetti dinner, try mine


1-lbs ground beef
1-lb spaghetti
1-pkg Taco Bell Seasoning
2- tbs. dehydrated onions
1-tbs parsley
1-tbs. cumin
1-beef boullion cubes
1-chicken bouillion cube
1 grated carrot
1-cut in cube tomato or 1 can of chilli tomatoes
1/4 c. ketchup
1-8.oz can tomato sauce
1c. warm water.

In a pot boil spaghetti,  in a skillet, brown ground beef, drain off excess oil, add,onions,bouillion cubes, cubed tomatoes, carrots,cumin, and parsley stir add water,tomatoe sauce taco bell seasoning, and ketchup,simmer for 10 min
add to spaghetti stir simmer for 5 more minutes. add salt to season to taste if needed.  Bon' Appetite

Gran-Da-Dee's Pear Pie

This is about the best pear pie recipe I've ever ate. It was given to me by my dad Charles Dee before he passed away it is a tradition in our family every Thanksgiving

Gran-Da-Dee's Pear Pie

1-16 oz. can Pears or 3 whole pears blanched fo 5 mins
1/2 c. sugar to can of pears or 3/4 c. to whole pears
vanilla flavor 1-oz imitation 0r 3 tbs. pure
1/2 stick butter
2-pie crust
6 soften butter pats
1/8 cup of sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbs corn starch mixed with 1/4 c. water to thicken

In a pot, add Pears vanilla 1 tsp cinnamon 1 oz of vanilla . this is the key to the  taste he would pour a whole small bottle of imatation vanilla in the pot, add butter, boil for 5 min, In a cup measure cornstarch with 1/4 c. water, stir. Pour in pot and boil till thickens about the consistency of applesauce pour in a 9" pie crust , top with the other pie crust , smooth butter pats over top crust,
sprinkle on cinnamon and sugar place in 350 degree oven for 35-45 mins or untill crust is browned ,Let stand for 20 min.
ummm. delicious!  Your tongue will just cry, for Gran-da-dee's Pear Pie!!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I was raised in the South, where good eating is always a must. Greens,beans, cornbread and fried chicken, ummm, ummff. talkin' about some good eating! Although the fried chicken may not be so healthy for you it still was good! I'll be sharing some of my good southern home cooking with you try it at your own risk. Enjoy!  

Recipe for the day

Mama's Saucy Wings

2-lbs. Chicken wings (cutin half)
1/2 c.Louisiana Hot Sauce.
1/4 c. parsley
onion salt
hot cooking oil
2 c.self-rising flour I prefer Sunflower Self- Rising Flour

In a large bowl add chicken pieces, hot sauce. Sprinkle parsley salt,onion powder, garlic lightly on each peice. Let it marinate for 20-30 min. Place flour in a plastic bag . heat oil to 375 degrees.
put wings in bags, shake dust off excess flour place in deep fryer,or pot  cook until brown and crispy about 20 min make sure temperature never lowers. drain when done on paper towels repeat until all chicken is fried. good eating! ( Remember the hotter the oil," THE LESSER THE TOIL"