Archive for April 30, 2014

easy bun recipe

in cooking class our teacher will randomly have us make ourselves a little meal or snack. He told us we were going to make buns and all I could think was that it was going to take a while and we would only get to eat them the next day. But in the hour long class we had we were able to make buns, make a salad, do all the clean up and eat.

3 ¾ cups of flower

2 tea spoons of sugar

2 ¼ tea spoons of yeast

1 ½ cups of lukewarm water

coat in oil. let rise in bowl. Make into bun shapes. Butter top and bake @400˚for ten minutes on top rack then ten minutes on bottom rack.

spicy salad??

I was on Pinterest looking at different salads. And one that I kept on seeing was a corn salad thing. It looked fairly good but I didn’t have all the stuff for it so I improvised. My salad ended up being spicy but it was still really good.

1 romaine lettuce heart

Cucumbers and Carrots

1/4 cup of parmesan cheese

3/4 of a cup of corn

Pinch of crushed red pepper (Spicy! add more for more spice)

for the dressing

Drizzle of olive oil

1/2 tea spoon of minced garlic (or more)

1/3 cup of rice vinegar

Mix it all together and pour it over salad. Remember the longer the salad sits with the dressing on it the spicier it will get. Enjoy!

 

 

mmm minty chocolate

well since it’s april and still snowing and cold here I decided to make tea to warm up. But then I was craving chocolate so… I made a really strong mint tea and added hot chocolate powder to it to make a mint hot chocolate. I cuddled up under a blanket and watched a movie while drinking my mint hot chocolate. what a way to spend a cold monday evening!photo 2

pie just like grandma’s

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yesterday after school i found a container of strawberries in the fridge that were starting to look a little over ripe. so i decided to make a pie with them. i started with a graham wafer crumbs crust.

graham wafer crumbs crust

ingredients

1 cup graham wafer crumbs

1/3 cup melted butter

2 table spoons sugar

1 table spoon cinnamon

mix all the dry ingredients together then add in melted butter. pack it in to the pan and bake for 10 minutes at 350°.

 

For the filling you can use any kind of fruit and jello. But don’t follow the instructions for making the jello or else it will end up being a very liquidy pie.

Jello filling

1 cup sugar

2 table spoons corn starch

1 cup water

3oz package of jello

put everything together in a pot on the stove and bring to a boil. once boiled let it cool until its room temperature. Once it has cooled and you have placed your fruit in your crust you can pour it in to the pie crust. let it set until it is hard and serve with whipped cream.

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super dip!

1 avocado

1 tea spoon of lime juice

about 3/4 cup of ranch dressing

salt and pepper

 

instructions

in a bowl mash your avocado with the lime juice. mix in ranch dressing and salt and pepper to taste.

This super dip is good served with burritos or nachos. you could also add chopped cilantro, tomato, onion,or jalapeno. personally i like mine with just avocado.

 

peanut sauce

One of my favourite things to eat this on are fresh rolls. They’re super easy and you can put what you like in them. We generally put bean sprouts, carrots, cucumber and shrimp in them and at times cilantro lettuce and rice noodles also. We put what we want in them and wrap it all up in rice paper. Served with this peanut sauce they are delicious. ingredients 6 tbsp coconut milk
2 tbsp brewed black tea (or chai tea)
3 tbsp natural peanut butter (creamy, salted)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried basil (or 1 tsp finely chopped fresh basil or cilantro)
1 tsp honey
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp rice vinegar
pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp Sriracha
3 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp finely grated or minced fresh ginger instructions Put everything in a jar. Secure the lid and shake well.

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famous cookies

choco chip cookie
I have made these cookies several time and have brought them to school. I have had several people ask for the recipe and even offer to pay me for a batch of these cookies. They are as easy as any other chocolate chip cookies i’ve ever made and are twice as good.
INGREDIENTS
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet and/or milk chocolate chips
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the flour and baking soda; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add the salt, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until well mixed, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center, 10 to 13 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.