We all want that quick fix for dinner. I’ve found that perfect fix. Quesadillas!! They are fast, easy, so versatile and above all tasty. My students made these last week and they had a blast.
The photo is from my second period. I was so impressed with their work. I loved their extra effort and their super excitement in class. And yes they will get extra credit.
Oh Yes! Baked Wings you can make that will knock your socks off. And they are just in time for your Super Bowl party. You’ll be so proud of yourself for pulling this off without all of the calories of frying. I cannot think of anyone that does not love hot wings, but I’ll be the first to say that I cannot eat them without the guilt. We now can because of the recipe that I saw posted from my friend Diana last year during the super bowl from this fabulous blog. Yes, a year ago. I’ve made these a dozen times and have enjoyed them immensely. Today I made them for lunch and finally could take a decent photo. So here it is for all of you to try. You’ll never buy them again.
These are perfect for Sunday’s Superbowl Game! They’re so cute and so good. Think spicy pizza bites, but better. Carter said, “This is in the top three Mrs. Lupo!” Now that’s good! Two years ago I was introduced to this variation and they were a hit. I wanted to try them again but with a little change-up. It worked well. If you are trying to make out a Superbowl menu make sure you serve these little cups. They are super easy and will be a party pleaser for sure.
Cinnamon Rolls can make a grown man cry! With that said make these for the favorite man in your life. You’ll be queen for the day or maybe for the week. This can be a no-brainer if you can make basic biscuit dough. If you’ve never made biscuits before just cut yourself a little slack and practice, practice, practice!
My students love this lab! I’m not such a fan. I’m more of a savory person, but really can go for one of these with a good cup of coffee. So get in the kitchen and whip some of these mouth-watering cinnamon rolls up for someone special.
Last spring GI Joe and I were in Halifax on a very cold, blustery day and walked into a very busy coffee shop Cabin Coffee to be exact. Guess what we found? Cinnamon rolls going like hot cake made with biscuit dough not the usual yeast dough. They were cooked in a huge muffin pan and as soon as they came out of the oven they were flying out the door. I’ve never seen anything like it. So here you go – my Cinnamon Rolls in a Muffin Tin. Yes, this is something else that you can enjoy with your family in this coming week of frigid temperatures.
Here are a few pictures to help if you are visual person like me.
Dough is kneaded and ready to press into a rectangle.
Press the dough into a rectangle and place the sugar and cinnamon on top.
Rolled and ready to cut. To make sure they are equal in size put indentions in the dough to help when cutting.
Place in greased muffins tins.
Cinnamon Rolls in a Muffin Tin
- 2 cups self-rising flour ( I use White Lily)
- 4 tablespoons Crisco
- 2/3 to 3/4 milk ( I use buttermilk)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 – 2 tablespoons milk (DO NOT add all at once)
Directions: Check here for a step-by-step photo gallery of how to make the dough.
- Using a pastry blender cut Crisco into flour until it is the size of peas.
- Make a well in the center of flour.
- Add about 2/3 cup of milk. Do not add all of it.
- Stir with a fork until the dough cleans the sides of the bowl. If the dough seems dry add a little more milk.
- Pour the dough on a floured surface. I use wax paper because you can just throw it away.
- Knead the dough 4-5 times.
- Press dough out into a 9 x 13 inch rectangle.
- Cover the dough with 1/4 cup sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
- Roll up the dough starting at the long end. Roll as tightly as you can. Dough may tear and stick to the paper. Don’t worry just use a straight edge to push the dough off the paper and pinch the holes together with your fingers.
- Pinch the long edge together.
- Cut into 12 pieces. I use dental floss by slipping it under the dough and crisscrossing it.
- Place in greased muffin pan.
- Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes.
- Mix powdered sugar with teaspoon vanilla. Add milk a little at the time to get a spreadable consistency.
- Using a spoon or spatula spread icing on cinnamon rolls while hot.
We’re spending some time by the ocean and here’s what we had for dinner the other night. Just a perfect dish for anytime , but the dish was really good for a little vacation time! It’s so easy and packed with lots of flavor. I like it with a little more heat so I added more chipotle peppers. Don’t wait for vacation to try these shrimp and grits now is the perfect time. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
This blueberry yogurt loaf is just what you want with your morning coffee or at the end of a great meal. It’s a dense, lemony, buttery loaf of goodness. I’ve made it at least six times in the last month. It’s that good.
Don’t get the wrong idea and think it is a blueberry pound cake. It’s not. It’s a cross between a pound cake and a quick bread. It’s a lovely thing because you can use two bowls and you need no mixer.
School’s been in session for three months. Really? I’ve been in a whirlwind of what? Where have the days gone? Am I the only one that’s wondering what’s happening to time? Let’s slow time down. Do you agree? I want to enjoy, just soak it all in, live each second before it slips away. I don’t want to miss a thing! What about you?
I’m so glad that I tried this recipe at home before making it for 130 students. So many things can go wrong even with the simplest of dishes . After taking a closer look at this I discovered that one of the pepperoni balls has 350 calories. Well, that may be fine and good for my swimmers and football players but for the average person that’s not what I would like to encourage as a snack. With that said I set out to reduce the calories by cutting the serving size to 80 calories. The original recipe called for an entire biscuit. I cut each biscuit into quarters and proceeded with the original recipe. It really came out beautifully, but did not have the pizza punch that I wanted and it was a little time-consuming. So I used a recipe from the dark ages and my students thought it was genius. I couldn’t believe that only two or three had made small pizzas using biscuit dough. They all said , “Why would we make them when we can just buy frozen pizza pockets at the grocery store? ” Now they can create their own pizza appetizers and control the ingredients.
Here’s what we made in class on Friday our first lab of the year. The first time in the kitchen always makes for some interesting writing here. Just imagine 33 teens in a room with six kitchens all trying to get Danish in the oven, tables set, and kitchens cleaned in a mere 45 minutes. It is organized chaos!!! One group added their milk a day early and two groups got the Danish confused with the icing and added a heaping cup of powdered sugar to the dry ingredients. Another student used a pastry blender as a mixing tool. I haven’t figured that one out yet. After four hours and 124 students later I left feeling exhausted both mentally and physically. It was a great lab with only three wrong turns out of twenty-four that hit the nail on the head.
Here’s what I did to change it up and I loved the results and so did my family. Looking for something sweet, tart and very simple here it is Lemon Cheese Danish with Lemon icing.