Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Family Fun Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

Making homemade pizza with your family is something that the children can get into. Make this pizza for family night. Get ready to bake this comfort food with the help of all the family. That is where all the fun comes in. Children love to say, "I made that!"

We have made many pizzas with my daughter since she was a little girl. She loves mixing up the ingredients and kneading the dough. At times we cheated and bought a pizza dough mix, where you just add water and let it sit for 10 or more minutes in a warm place for the dough.

Pizza Dough Recipe


1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (105º to 115º)
2 1/4 teaspoons (a 1/4-ounce envelope) active dry yeast
3 cups unbleached flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

Read more on the directions of making the pizza dough, toppings and cooking instructions on Family Fun Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki with peppers and the Zucchini and Onion recipe

Easy Chicken Teriyaki
If you are into Japanese food, then this is a great tasting and easy to make recipe that your family will enjoy. It serves a family of four. I have had this recipe for years. The serving sizes are a little small for my family. It is usually doubled. You can be the judge.

Often I will substitute the celery for green or red peppers sliced diagonally.

Chicken Teriyaki


3/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 vinegar

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 1/2 pound boned chicken breasts and thighs

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 cups diagonally sliced celery

16 ounces frozen stir-fry vegetables, thawed, drained


Blend soy sauce, vinegar, garlic powder, sugar and ginger in a large bowl. Cut chicken into thin strips about 2 inches long. Place in bowl. Toss chicken until coasted with marinade. Marinate in for 10 minutes in refrigerator.

Drain chicken and discard marinade. Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Stir-fry chicken for 7 minutes or until cooked through and lightly browned. Add celery and vegetables. Stir-fry for 3 minutes. Serve immediately with cooked rice or Chinese noodles.

Serves 4

Frozen vegetables can be replaced with any fresh vegetables. For example, green peppers, baby corn, and carrots. Often I will substitute the frozen vegetables and add the Teriyaki Zucchini and Onion recipe found on Chicken Teriyaki from Sandyspider on HubPages Many times the zucchini and onion recipe are the main course.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Provencale Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

Provencale Stuffed Cabbage Recipe


8 large green cabbage leaves

5/8 cup smoked grated provolone cheese

1/2 cup water, broth or dry white wine

1 large peeled and chopped tomato

1/2 t caraway seeds

Salt and pepper to taste

2 cups Provençale Stuffing (find this in the Hub which is linked above)


1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Prepare the Stuffing.

3. Steam cabbage leaves for about 4 minutes. Tip for removing the leaves without cracking them is to removed the core from the cabbage head and place the entire head in the steamer for a few minutes. This will help the leaves come off more easily.

4. Put about 3 to 3 1/2 tablespoons of stuffing at the base of each leaf and roll up the leaf.

5. Pour the water, wine or broth into a buttered baking dish, sprinkle tomato and caraway seeds into it.

6. Place the rolled cabbage leaves into the liquid so they can't roll open.

7. Sprinkle the cabbage rolls with a little salt and black pepper to suite taste.

8. Cover and bake at 350F for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

9. Sprinkle with provolone cheese and bake another 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Makes 4 Servings.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Bean and Onion Salad with Health Benefits

Bean and Onion Salad with Health Benefits Here are the ingredients. To see the directions,go to the link above.

Tasty Bean and Onion Salad


1/4 cup apple juice

1/2 medium size onion, chopped

1 red onion, sliced

2 medium size carrots, chopped

2 stalks celery, sliced

1/3 cup vinegar

1/2 cup water

1 T sugar

1 T cornstarch

1 beef or vegetable bouillon cube

8 oz. can of red kidney beans

16 oz. can of black beans

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lentil soup

This is a basic bean soup recipe. You can add or subtract change any ingredient. Adzuki, black, kidney, chickpeas, navy, and turtle beans generally take one hour or more to cook. You may soak
overnight to decrease cooking time. Root vegetables take longer to cook and can be added to the beginning or middle of cooking, depending on the overall cooking time. Remember to add sea salt
after the beans are cooked, soft. If you add seas salt at the beginning, the beans will not cook, absorb water. Rice vinegar (aids in the digestion of beans) and sesame oil produces a creamy
flavor, taste.


4 to 6 Cups water
3-4 TB of lentils
1/2 onion (chopped)
1 carrot (chopped)
2 celery stalks (chopped)


Place ingredients in stock pan. Cover; bring to a boil and then simmer for cook 20 minutes or until beans are tender. Beans are done when you can squish them between your thumb and fingers.

Add spices cumin, coriander, fennel, turmeric, cayenne, to your taste. Cook additional 5 minutes.

Add few pinches of sea salt. Cook 5 minutes. (Salt, minerals increase digestion, break down fat, oil, beans.)

Add 1 TB each of sesame oil, soy sauce and or rice vinegar. Garnish with parsley and scallions Serve for 4 to 6 people. Total cooking time 30 minutes.

This is recipe came richardheft on HubPages

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention With Ginkgo Biloba

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention With Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo biloba has been shown to help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the AMA Health Care Trends 2008 under “Complementary and alternative medicine,” ginkgo biloba reduces the formation of specific brain abnormalities and paralysis in animal models and may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in humans.

In an earlier study published in 1997 in the journal of the American Medical Association: 202 people with Alzheimer's were given either a placebo or ginkgo extract of 120 mg a day. A year after the start of the research, the ginkgo group retained more mental function. Further studies have corroborated this finding.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chinese Chicken Breast with Garlic

Chinese Chicken Breast with Garlic
ngredients for chicken:

4 boneless, skinned chicken breast halves

1 Tablespoon cornstarch

1 Tablespoon white grape juice

1/2 cup thinly sliced onion

1/2 thinly sliced green or red pepper

1 egg white

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon minced gingerroot

3 teaspoons minced fresh garlic

Rice (cook according to instructions on package)

Ingredients for sauce:

1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cornstarch

2 teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons rice vinegar

1 Tablespoon water

2 Tablespoons soy sauce

2 Tablespoons white grape juice

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Chocolate Cheesecake

12 oz Semi-sweet chocolate; chopped
1 1/2 Sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter
1 c Sour cream at room temperature
1 ts Vanilla
3 lg Eggs
1 c Sugar
3 8-oz packages cream cheese; softened
1 c Chopped pecans
Confectioners' sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting the cake if desired


1 Chocolate graham wafer pie crust In a large metal bowl set over a pan of barely
simmering water melt the chocolate and the butter, stirring until the mixture is
smooth, stir in the sour cream and the vanilla, and let the mixture cool.

In a bowl beat together the eggs and the sugar until the mixture is thick and pale and forms a ribbon when the beaters are lifted and beat in the cream cheese.

Stir in the chocolate mixture and fold in the pecans. Pour the filling into the prepared crust and bake the cheesecake in the middle of a preheated 325 degree F oven for 2 hours, or until it is just set. (The cake will fall in the middle.) Let the cheesecake cool in the pan on a rack, chill it, covered loosely, overnight, and remove the side of the pan.

Sprinkle the confectioners' sugar and the cocoa powder decoratively over the

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Arizona Sunset Cheesecake

Recipes for this cheesecake are similar, but I like to substitute a can of pie cherries for the cranberries. Of course it is a personal preference. Often my recipes will come from my head and only written down when someone will ask me how to make it. There are many recipes which have been handed down in my family. This isn’t one of them, but I have made it a few times with my own twist of cherries and ground up graham crackers Taste great with dollops of whipped cream. My family loves it.

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