Tuesday, January 26, 2010

All American Hamburger

My hubby and I ride our motorcyle when we have a nice weekend day. Sometimes we stop and eat at places that are way off the beaten path. This past Saturday we managed a ride and stopped at a place that I don't even remember the name. Anyway, they had the best hamburgers I have ever ate! Doesn't this look delicious? I couldn't even finish it.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Basic White Bread

I pulled my Hitachi bread maker out the other day and decided to make a large loaf of bread. I used the recipe included in the recipe book from the manufacturer. It made a fantastic loaf of bread and is great plain or toasted!

Here's the recipe:
1 1/8 cups tap water
3 cups bread flour (I used King Arthur unbleached white bread flour)
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp dry milk (I used Carnation)
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tsp dry yeast (Bread Menu) or 2 tsp (Bread Rapid Menu)

Plug the machine in and let her bake!

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Cupcake Recipe Book Video

Isn't this recipe book just adorable? I decided to make a video so that you could see the entire book. It is for cupcakes and each recipe begins with a letter of the alphabet from A-Z. I participated in a swap on Split Coast Stampers last year and we swapped recipe cards. I chose to do two recipe cards so that I could give one book away to my daughter for her birthday. The other one I plan to keep for myself!

If you like this video and would like to see more leave me a comment. I am thinking about showing how to use the Bind It All for making this book.

I would love to hear your comments. Please forgive me if the video is a little rough around the edges. I am using my new camera and still need to figure out how to use my tripod so I am steadier.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Hot Crab Dip

I apologize for not updating this blog. It has been awhile. I am going to strive to be better at it in 2010 and post some yummy recipes.

Since the weather is pretty chilly, I thought the following recipe would be appropriate for a great appetizer spread. It is quick to make and extremely tasty!

Hot Crab Dip

1 lb jumbo lump crabmeat, free of shells
1 cup grated pepper jack cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup green onions, minced (optional)
5 to 6 roasted garlic cloves or 2 cloves minced
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
1 tsp hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp dry mustard
salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients in a casserole and gently stir until thoroughly mixed. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve hot with crackers or toasted bread.

Let me know what you think if you try it!