Friday, August 27, 2010

Rich and Creamy Homemade Ice Cream

This recipe is rich, creamy, quick to make, contains no eggs, requires no cooking, and is the best homemade ice cream I've ever tasted!

2 C. Whole Milk or Half & Half
2 C. Heavy Cream
1 C. White sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 C. fresh mashed strawberries
7 drops red food coloring

In large bowl combine all above ing. Pour mixture into the freezer bowl of ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions. 8 servings. Flavor may be altered according to desire. We have enjoyed this immediately out of the ice cream machine, or after hours or days of freezing. Texture and consistency depend upon freezing time. In any case, Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Alger Family Homemade Pizza

1 Cup plus 2 tbs. warm water
2 1/4 tsp. dry yeast
pinch of sugar
3 C. flour (may need more, may need less)
1 1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. olive oil

In glass measuring cup measure water, add yeast and pinch of sugar. Let stand till yeast begins to foam. Stir to dissolve. While yeast is standing, combine flour and salt in mixer. Add oil to yeast mixture and slowly add to flour mixture while mixing.

Mix until smooth and turn out onto floured surface. Let rise in covered bowl 20-30 min. (you may wait until doubled if desired. We like the density of the bread without waiting for the dough to rise).

 Roll out onto pan of choice. Dough makes two thin crust pizzas, one stuffed crust pizza or one thick crust pizza. You may also get 4 personal pizzas with this dough. Top with sauce, cheese and desired toppings of your choice. Bake at 425 degrees for reg. pizza 15-20 min. or 20-30 min. for calzone or stuffed crust pizza.  

Friday, August 13, 2010

Best Ever Monster Cookies

1 C. Butter
1 1/4 C. Sugar
3/4 C. Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C. Peanut Butter
1 C. M&M's (I add more if it looks like I need to)
2 C. flour
1 C. rolled oats
Cream together butter, sugars, and eggs. Add vanilla and peanut butter and mix. Sift in dry ingredients (except oats). Mix in oats. Roll into ice cream scoop size balls and bake at 325 degrees until golden or to your liking (about 15-20 min.) Enjoy!