Wednesday, January 27, 2010
These are soooo good even for snaking. Joy, Nancy and little Robbie went to Sea World and the little guy loved them. 8 slices of sourdough bread (Remove crust and cube to bite size, bake for 20minutes at 300 degrees, turn them over after 10minutes) Ingredients: 2/3 cup soften unsalted butter 1/4 olive oil 3 Press garlic 1 teasp Italian 1/2 teasp thyme 1/2 teasp finely cropped herbs (sage, parsely, rosemary) 1/4 teasp black pepper Mix all ingredients in a bowl and warm them in the microwave for 30sec then use a blender or magic bullet to mix. Place the sourdough bread in a large bowl and fold in 1/4 cup fine grated parasean cheese then drizzle the mixture. Bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown 300 degrees. Good for weeks stored in a zip lock bag.
Joy always make this Salsa when we have Mexican food. I like mixing the salsa juice with my V8 vegetable juice it just adds that the right spice. 5 medium size tomatoes diced (peeling option) (Peeling a tomatoes - cut an X on the bottom, dip to a boiling water for 10sec and peel the skin off) ¾ finely chopped red onions 1 tblsp to ¼ cup fresh jalapeno (seeds option) dependent on how spicy Juice of 2 limes ½ cup or more of fresh cilantro Salt and black pepper to your taste Joy’s a little twist by adding these ingredients 2 cloves of roasted garlic mash in the lime juice ½ teasp toasted ground cumin ½ teasp coriander 1 teasp or more to taste of mash chipotle chili Mix all the ingredients together and place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving – good for a couple of weeks. (Roasted garlic Slice to the top of a garlic bulb, little salt and olive oil in a foil and enclosed, then bake at 400deg for 50mintues or soft to the touch or golden brown)
One of our favorite cookies, Joy sometimes baked these when we go camping. 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. baking powder (option for cake texture cookies) 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 large eggs 12 oz or one bag of semi-sweet dark chocolate, or white chocolate chips, or 1/2 dark & 1/2 white chocolate chips 1 cup unsalted dry roasted macadamias or if salted do not add the 1/4 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, granulated and brown sugar vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until itÕs creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating it well. Mix in the flour into the mixture. Stir in the macadamias and chocolate chips and then Joy chills it for about 15 minutes in the refrigerator. Space evenly and not too close 1 tablespoon of cookie dough onto ungreased baking sheets. Joy places the baking sheets on the top levels of the oven. Bake for about 10 minutes, we like it when it's a little soft in the center. Enjoy!