Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
stuff for dough
step 1) make the dough. every recipe is different, so find one you like and make it. roll it out into a sheet and cut it into long, kinda thin triangles.
step 2) before rolling the triangles, lightly sprinkle cinnamon sugar on one side. roll each triangle and place evenly on a greased cookie sheet. sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top of each croissant, and bake at 350* for about 20 minutes(times vary) or until golden.
to make frosting) add butter, powdered sugar, and a bit of milk to a bowl and stir. amounts vary depending on how much you want. make it sweeter than normal (when put on the bread it balances out perfectly)
dip the bread in the frosting and enjoy!!
these are absolutely delicious. i suggest you try it out. you will be very pleased.
boneless chicken breast
step 1) cut the boneless chicken breast into little bite-sized pieces. put them in a plastic bag with teriyaki sauce, and marinate for about 3 hours.
step 2) put rice in rice-cooker and press button(that part is easy but if you don't have a rice cooker there are instructions on most packages of rice to cook it in like a microwave or something)
step 3) after the chicken is marinated, put the pieces on the cookie sheet in 1 layer, and put in oven (oven at 325*) for 20-30 minutes(oven times vary) or until middle of chicken is white.
step 4)take of pan, put with rice, and enjoy!
its pretty easy. this was my first time making this and it turned out great. try it!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
stuff for cookies(chocolate chip)
stuff for brownies(regular)
pam non-stick spray(for baking)
a cake pan
1) okat so i mixed the batter for the cookies and brownies in seperate bowls. thats the first step.
2) then i spread the brownie mix evenly on the bottom of the pan, after spraying THE BOTTOM ONLY with pam. after the brownie mix was in, i spooned cookie dough on top in kind of circular chunks evenly throughout the pan, just like if you were making plain cookies(except it was on top of brownies) then i popped it in the over for about 30 minutes(oven times vary.) dont forget to test it with a toothpick in both the areas with the brownie and cookie.
3) then i let it cool in the pan for a little bit(but not too long) and cut it with a spatula while still in the pan. then i sprinkled powdered sugar over the top(that part is optional) and i carefully used the spatula to remove the bars.
they were delicious! i completely suprised and impressed the lady that came over(kristine) and dad and torii...and myself! they were absolutely amazing!!!
and fun and easy!(always a plus)
try it out and you will be satisfied.
pasta(any kind works)
extra virgin olive oil
1) first i cooked the pasta. its pretty easy just boil some water and dump the noodles in and let them cook. then strain and stuff.
2) for the chicken, i cut off the fat of the breast, and cut it into cubes. then i put salt, pepper, and basil on each piece. next i pan cooked it in a little extra virgin olive oil, until it was fully cooked and had a nice color.
3) for the sauce, i put it in a sauce pan, and let it warm up on low heat for about 5 minutes. then i added garlic powder, salt, pepper, and crushed basil leaves. then i stirred it and let it cook more.
4) last, just mix the noodles, sauce, and chicken all together, and wa-la!!! you have a delicious, easy, home cooked meal. you can also throw on some parmesan cheese and some veggies on the side!
everyone loved the pasta. i know you will too!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I was lame again and made the cupcakes from a box. i wanted to be able to make them within the time nathan was there. the icing was already made, but i put it in bags and cut the ends off do do better details(although they didn't turn out amazing...)
they were delicious though
all of them
Nathan helping me with the cupcakes(he kept trying to eat the batter rather than pouring it though...)
Monday, October 20, 2008
I convinced my dad to help me ice the cake.
Isn't it beautiful!!! i put chocolate powder, chocolate sprinkles, and fresh strawberries on the top.
black and white.
that slice was delicious.
soon it will all be gone.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Since it was my first time, i got pre-made pie crust(2 dough crusts, not the crumbly gram cracker ones), and 1 can of pre-made cherry filling. the rest of the filling was real cherries.
i cut all the real cherries in half to get the seeds out, then i just poured all the filling in one of the pie crusts. i flattened the other one and cut it into strips to lay across the top, making the cool criss-crossy pattern. then i popped it in the oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, then lowered the temperature to 325 for another 30 minutes.
i let the pie cool for about 30 minutes, then ate it! i kinda failed at cutting a piece and getting it on the place neatly so it actually looked like a slice of pie, but i covered my failure up with some whipped cream and a strategically placed raspberry. the pie was amazing!!! i can't wait to make it again!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
Step 1: mix together flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl. make a well(hole) in the mixture and pour in milk and eggs. mix REALLY REALLY WELL. then, lighly coat a pan in oil and put on medium heat.
Step 2: pour about 1/4 cup of the batter onto pan and spread aroun into really thin layer. let cook for about 1 minute then flip. let cook about 1 minute on other side. repeat until batter is gone.
Step 3: add fruit to the middle of 1 crepe. you can alo add things lice ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate, or any kind of fruit you want. put anything you want on the top too!
what i put on mine was, i cut strawberries and put them inside, then them up and on the top, i spread melted chocolate and shortening(1 cup chocolate, 2 tsp shortening) then lightly sprinkled sugar on top of the chocolat. then i finished it off with whipped cream and raspberries!
okay so i decided that this time, along with making the crepes, i was gonna research their history also. and i did just that.
crepes originated from france. the word "crepe" was derived from the latin word "crispa", meaning "curled". they were originally served as treats with drinks like cider in france. they soon spread to other parts of the world. before they became a widespread dessert, though, different cultures had their own foods that were similar. people in south america had tortillas, people in africa ate the injera, india had the dosa, and central america ate sope.
crepes are a delicious, easy to make treat. try them some time!
Friday, September 26, 2008
brownie mix(or the things to make brownies from scratch)
1 cup chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening
Step 1: well of course, first you gotta bake your brownies (in a 13x9in pan). put aluminum foil down on the pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray. make sure the foil goes 1-2 inches over the side. follow the instructions on the box or bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until fully baked. allow to cool for at least 30 minutes.
Step 2: after the brownies cool, put the entire pan(foil and everything) in the freezer for about 45 minutes. then take them out and carefully remove foil and brownies from pan. carefully peeling off the foil, cut the brownies into rectangles(about 16-24 depending on how small you cut them) place back in freeser for 10 minutes.
Step 3: while the brownies are in the freezer, melt the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl(in the microwave) for about 1 minute. if its not melted enough put in microwave 5 seconds at a time until fully melted. take the brownies out of the freezer and carefully place popsicle sticks in the ends. make sure you go almost all the way through the brownie so it doesn't fall off. then with a knife, spread melted chocolate over the tops of the brownies, and sprinkle. put in fridge 15-30 minutes or until chocolate is somewhat hard
Step 4: after the chocolate has hardened, wrap each brownie pop in plastic wrap and tie with ribbon(to make it look like a lollipop)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
i named him tasty pete.
and indeed he was tasty. anyways here are some pics of tasty pete.
so tasty pete had his dough, sauce, cheese, and chicken
i made the dough and kneaded it and let it rise. then i spread it out on the pan very carefully. i decided just to help it rise a little more i put it in the oven for about 5 minutes then took it out and put on tomato sauce with a little bit of pepper, some cheese, and i cut up and half-way cooked some chicken breast, and put that on top also.
pizza is actually pretty easy to make. you can get the pre-made ingredients and slap it together quickly or you can take your time. either way works, but it's simple, delicious, and fun. try it some time!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
1 small spoon sugar
3 large spoons soy sauce
2 large spoons vinegar
1 pack dry ramen (any flavor)
okay so for Chinese chicken salad you can choose your own lettuce, although i like to use napa cabbage (its really tall and ruffly) but if you want to you can use regular lettuce.
alright so chinese chicken salad is very simple here are the directions
step 1: cut or rip lettuce into salad
step 2: slice chicken into strips if they are not already in strips
step 3: add chicken to salad
step 4: cruch up a pack of ramen
step 5: add ramen to salad
step 6: in cup or small bowl, add sugar, soy sauce, ramen flavor(from the packet), and vinegar (if you like the taste of vinegar you can use 3 large spoons instead of 2)
step 7: mix sauce well
step 8: pour over salad
step 9: toss salad
step 10: serve and enjoy
TADA! there you have it. oh by the way if you are making a lot of salad you can make more sauce. it's all to do with whatever proportions you want. and sorry i don't have any pictures right now but i might later. :D