Sunday, August 23, 2009

Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Recipe from

3 cups fresh peaches
1 pint whipping cream
1 quart half and half
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract

Smash peaches with a pastry blender. Stir all ingredients together and put in an ice cream maker and make as directed. (This recipe made a little too much for my ice cream maker, but it is kind of small.)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Artichoke Chicken Salad

Recipe from Cindy Gillette

4 boiled chicken breasts (shredded and chilled)
1 box chicken rice-r-roni (fixed to box instructions and chilled)
4 green onions, chopped
1 small can sliced black olives
1 small jar artichoke hearts
1 1/2 cups slivered almonds
1 cup mayonnaise

Shred chicken and chill. Fix rice-r-roni to box instructions and chill. Add all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Can store for several days.

Whole Wheat Rolls

Recipe from the DVD The Art of Making Bread

Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

Add the following to a mixing bowl:
1 cup warm water (approximately 98 degrees)
1 cup warm milk
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups white flour

Jog the mixer, then add:
1 1/2 teaspoons yeast

Jogg the mixer again, then add:
2 1/2 cups wheat flour

Mix dough for 8 minutes with lid on.

Let rest for 10 minutes with lid on.

Turn off oven and remove dough from bowl. Form into smaller dough balls, and place in a greased 9x13 pan. Proof rolls in oven for about 20 minutes or until they double in size. Set oven to 350 degrees (do not touch or move rolls) and bake for about 22 minutes. Glaze the tops of the rolls with butter, and remove from pan immediately.


1 lb ground beef
32 ounces spaghetti sauce
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
8 manicotti shells
2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup parmesan cheese

Brown hamburger while boiling shells in water for 6 minutes. Combine hamburger, spaghetti sauce, water, garlic and Italian seasoning, cover with plastic wrap and cook in microwave 4 minutes.

In bowl, combine 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese, eggs, pepper and 2 cups mozzarella cheese. Stuff into manicotti shells. Pour 1/2 meat sauce into 13x9x2 pan. Arrange manicotti in single layer, cover with remaining sauce and cheeses.

Bake at 350 degrees uncovered for 40 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes.