Sunday, February 21, 2010

black forest delight recipe at

black forest delight recipe at

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Homemade Hamburger Helper Mix

* 1 1/4 tsp. black pepper
* 1 Tbs. garlic powder
* 3 Tbs. onion powder
* 2 Tbs. dried parsley
* 1/3 cup instant onion
* 1 Tbs. salt
* 1 2/3 cup dry milk
* 3 1/2 Tbs. beef bouillon

Mix and store in a glass jar or a sealed container.

Use 1/2 cup for each pound of ground meat.
* 1 pound ground beef
* 1/2 cup of mix (above)
* 1 to 2 cups noodles (elbow macaroni for example)
* 1 1/2 to 3 cups water
* flavorings

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Brown and drain the ground beef. Stir in the dry mix, then add 2 cups hot water and 2 cups noodles. You can add more or less water and noodles, proportionately, depending on much you need to stretch that pound of beef. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer, cover, and cook until noodles are tender, about 20 minutes.

Variations:Chili: Add one 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, 1 Tbs chili powder.
Cheeseburger skillet: add 1 cup dehydrated cheese with the dry mix. Or cook as above, then stir in 2 cups grated Cheddar or Colby cheese before serving.

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe Stretching the Budget

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe Stretching the Budget

2 cups warm water
2 Tbsp. yeast
2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. oil
5-6 cups flour

Combine water and yeast in a large bowl and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar, salt, and oil. Add half the flour and mix. Add remaining flour and knead until smooth. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and put in a warm spot to rise for about half an hour. (On cold days, briefly warm your oven, then turn it off, and put the bowl in there. Leave the light bulb on to provide a bit of warmth.)

Punch the dough down and split into 2-3 pieces, depending on how big you want your pizza and how thick you like your crusts. Press onto a greased cookie sheet or pizza pan until the dough is about 1/4" thick (for thin crusts).

Spread your favorite sauce, sprinkle on grated mozzarella, add toppings, and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.