Pepperoni Pizza Twist

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3.5 ounces) pepperoni slices, diced
  • 1 can (3.24 ounces) pitted, ripe olives, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 2 packages (11 ounces each) refrigerated French bread dough
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 3750 F
  2. Dice pepperoni and chop olives and prep the parsley
  3. Combine
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Dumplings

A simple recipe for classic dumplings that can be added to any stew or soup that you would like.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Sift flour
  2. Mix together dry ingredients
  3. Mix milk and oil into dry ingredients just enough for them to be combined. Over mixing will make the dumplings dense and tough
  4. Drop tablespoons worth of dough into simmering soup or stew and cook covered for about 10
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Baked Tofu Cubes

This is not as much a recipe for a mean in and of itself, but a recipe for how to prepare tofu cubes for a number of different dishes.

Ingredients

  • N number of packages of extra firm tofu
  • Seasonings of your choice
  • A couple of teaspoons of vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 375 F.
  2. Drain and remove the tofu from its packaging and wrap in a clean kitchen towel. Place under a cutting board to remove
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Snickerdoodle Cookies

My wife made these cookies and they were, by far, the best snickerdoodle cookies I’ve every had. The original recipe can be found here.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture

  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter
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Fluffy Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 eggs – separated
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Sift dry ingredients in a bowl
  2. Add egg yolks, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla to dry ingredients – using a mixer, beat thoroughly
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff and gently fold egg whites into batter
  4. For use in waffle iron – Follow manufacturer directions! Makes
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Black Bean Cupcakes

Makes about 12 cupcakes.

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cups black beans cooked and drained
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted melted butter
  • 1/2 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant cofee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup of chopped dark chocolate

Glaze

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat seep to 350F
  2. In a blender add all at the ingredients
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Sheet Pan Mushroom and Gnocchi

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mixed wild mushrooms
  • 2 medium shallots
  • 1 pound fresh, shelf-stable, or frozen potato gnocchi
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh thyme leaves, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Slice mushrooms, chop shallots
  3. Place mushroom, shallots, and gnocchi in a mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Add seasoning and toss to coat oil and seasonings.
  4. Turn out onto baking sheet in an even layer
  5. Roast for about
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Apple Pie

A recipe for a double-crust pie. See this post for the pie crust recipe.

  • About 7 or 8 cups of chopped apples (I like to use sweet ones and then I can use less sugar)
  • 1 cup sugar (or 1/2 if you have sweet apples)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, or regular white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup citrus juice (apple, orange, etc).
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Sweet Potato Pie

The egg whites folded into the mix make it a more fluffy and less dense pie. A wonderful treat! A recipe for a single-crust pie. See this post for the pie crust recipe.

  • 4 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 or 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg, cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Take the butter out of the fridge to let it come to room temp
  2. You can either peel and boil the
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Crock Pot Black Bean Soup

Prep: 20 minutes; Cook: 2 hours; Total: 2 hours 20 minutes; 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 15oz. cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 4 oz. can green chilis
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 medium white onion, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1.5 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Place everything in a slow cooker, mix well, and cover.
  2. Cook on high for 2 hours, stirring
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