Saturday, January 19, 2019

Easy Peach Ice Cream - Uses Canned Peaches

2.25 c milk
1c whipping cream
2/3 can of peaches in light syrup, mashed
1c sugar


Best Chocolate Ice Cream Ever... and simple

As I've been cooking almost strictly with things in our pantry, I invented a chocolate ice cream recipe out of necessity.  Stef says it is the best chocolate ice cream she has ever had period, which is praise she does not give out easily... 

3/4 cup cocoa
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups milk
dissolve in saucepan, refrigerate

Add 1c whipping cream
1c sweetened condensed milk


Obviously this is not a healthy recipe.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Monday, November 28, 2016

Really Quick and Yummy Rolls

I was shocked to find a quick roll recipe that was good. These are the best rolls I have ever made while not being directly supervised by my mother-in-law. I got this recipe from: You can click the link and get it from there, or else I've pasted it below, in case it ever disappears from the other site.


  • 2(1/4 ounce) packages yeast
  • 12-4 12cups white bread flour
  • 3tablespoons sugar
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1cup milk
  • 12cup boiling water
  • 14cup butter, room temperature

    1. In a small bowl, mix milk with water. Add sugar, yeast, and butter. Stir until yeast is dissolved and set aside for 10 minutes or until yeast has foamed up a bit.
    2. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Use the lower amount of flour to start with and add more only if the dough is really too sticky.
    3. Add yeast mixture to flour and mix.
    4. Knead until smooth and elastic. (I use a hand mixer with a kneading attachment.).
    5. Place in greased bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.
    6. Oil your hands and shape the dough into rolls and place in a well-greased pan. I use 2 round non-stick cake pans.
    7. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise another 15 minutes.
    8. Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
    9. Let these cool down before you remove them from the pan or they will likely tear.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Russian Tea

I need to get in the holiday spirit soon, so I think it is time to add some more family holiday recipes here. My mom just asked whether we want her to send us some of that Tang drink that is Merle's recipe. I had forgotten to make that the last few years! I searched my email and found this recipe, which I had given to her and my sister upon request.

2c. Tang
3 oz. Countrytime Lemonade (I think it is about half of the amount of Tang)
1 1/3c. sugar
1 tsp Cinnemon
1/2 tsp. cloves
mix in 2q. jar
to serve: add 2-3 tsp. to hot water

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cinnamon Rolls - Mothers Day Version

Mix together
4 yolks + 1 egg
¼ c. Sugar
6 Tbsp (85 Grams) butter, melted but not hot
¾ c Buttermilk

Add 15 ozs (3.5c) flour
¼ oz (2.5 tsp) yeast
1-1/4 tsp salt

Mix, let rise.

Roll out; spread
1-1/2 TBSP Melted Butter

Sprinkle filling:
8ozs Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch salt
1-1/2 TBSP Melted Butter

Roll, cut, lay out in greased pan.  Let rise overnight in refrigerator

Bake  (either start with hot or cold oven depending on whether rising worked well.  (375ish for ½ hour ish)

2.5 ozs Cream Cheese
2 tbsp milk

5.5 ozs Powdered Sugar

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Masala Sauce and Chicken Tikka

A decent imitation Indian meal.  Of course there are lots of shortcuts.  If you do it right and roast your own spices and grill your chicken it will be even better.

Chop and sautee four or five onions with a few cloves of garlic (peeled and crushed).  Put in crockpot with 32 ozs of tomato sauce and 8 ozs heavy cream.  Add two tablespoons garam masala seasoning (I am lazy, if I did it properly I would make my own garam masala seasoning with cinnamon, roasted cardamom, etc...  if not, you can find a decent garam masala through Amazon.) one tablespoon of salt and cayenne pepper to taste (that is, to your heat preference).  Cook for as long as you can (pref a couple of hours).  At some point, blend the onions in with a stick mixer.

Keep a close watch over temp once you have added the cream.  Crockpot on low...

Serve over Chicken Tikka and Rice.

Chicken Tikka is made by cubing chicken and marinating overnight in a mixture of plain yoghurt and curry seasoning.  Then roast in the oven (pref. broil) spread out on aluminum foil on a cookie sheet.  (Or do it the hard way - skewer and barbecue the chicken cubes)