Monthly Archives November 2012

Mashed Potatoes

5 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
1 cup of Butter
2 cups of Chicken Broth
½ cup Sour Cream
1 tsp. Pepper
1 tsp. Kosher Salt
1 tsp.  Garlic salt or 4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
1 cup shredded mozzarella
If you are using real garlic, cook them in a  small pan on low with a little olive oil until cooked
Use a potato peeler and remove most of the skin or all of the skin
Cut potatoes into...
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Pumpkin Pie

WHICH CRUST TO USE: Dough or Graham Cracker or Both? = Pie Dough CRUST (Double the recipe for crust decorations) or use Graham Cracker Crust
Pumpkin Pie Filling:
  1. 4 large eggs, separated
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  4. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  5. 1/4 teaspoo...
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Pie Dough Pie Crust


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 stick of cold butter, cubed (If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt)

1/4 cup ice water


In a food processor, pulse the flour and salt

Add the cubed butter and pulse until dough is pea sized

Drizzle in the water and pulse until the crumbs become moistened

Gather dough onto plastic wrap and form into a ball, flatten and cover with remaining plast...

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Graham Cracker Pie Crust


1/3 cup melted unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs or 10-12 whole graham crackers (place whole crackers in re-sealable plastic bag, close, and use rolling pin or mallot to crush)

1/4 cup granulated white sugar


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a bowl, microwave butter to melt for about 25 seconds

Mix Graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until well blended


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Spam & Eggs

Bringing a little Hawaii back to the mainland.


– Rice (White or Brown)
– 1 can of SPAM or SPAM Light
– 2-4 eggs
– Soy Sauce or Teriyaki Sauce (Kona Coast Polynesian Orange Teriyaki) 
– Salt & Pepper to taste


– Cook rice on the stove, microwave or rice cooker. For rice cooker, add 2 cups of rice and 3 cups of water, a dash of salt and a dash of olive oil...

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Bruschetta Chicken

1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup crushed garlic croutons
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 large tomatoes
3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
2-3 garlic cloves, minced (approx. 1 tablespoon)
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease 9×13 baking dish.
Place flour & beaten eggs i...
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Jalapeno Cheese Bread

Jalapeno Cheese Bread:

Pull Apart Pizza Bread:

I got the idea for this bread from the world famous Chili Cheeze Bread from Erick Schat’s Bakkery in Bishop, California. Every October my husband and I ride our dirt bikes with the D37 group up in Bishop. The day we head home we stock up on sourdough loaves, chili cheeze bread, and their deli sandwiches...

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Banana Pineapple Nut Bread

I purchased the stainless steel Loaf Pan from NORPRO and this recipe came with the pan. My neighbor April brought me a fresh pineapple so I decided to give this recipe a whirl. So glad I did.


3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups ripe mashed bananas
2 tsp vanilla
1 can (8 ...

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Mashed Butternut Squash


1 pound Butternut Squash, cubed
2 Tbsp. butter (more if you desire)
2 Tbsp. milk (more if you desire)
Salt & Pepper to taste


Boil 4 cups of water and add cubed squash

When the squash is cooked through, drain the water

Use a potato masher and mash the squash until whipped looking

Add butter, milk, and salt/pepper

Super easy and healthy! Perfect in the fall.

The chicken was seasoned ...

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Honey Roasted Butternut Squash

In the produce fridge section at Costco around October, you will find a two pound package of Eat Smart cubed Butternut Squash. This recipe was under the label, so I gave it a try and was very pleased.


1 lb butternut squash, cubed

1 medium baking apple, peeled, cored and cubed (I used gala)

3 tablespoons butter, melted

3 tablespoons honey

1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg...
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