Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A New Idea for Dinner

Fry Bread Tacos
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings

    For the fry bread:
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tbsp. baking powder
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1 cup milk
    • 4 cups oil for frying, or as needed
    For the tacos:
    • 1 lb. taco seasoned meat (beef, pork or chicken)
    • 2 cups your favorite beans (refried, pinto, kidney, black)
    • 3 cups shredded lettuce
    • 1 cup (4 oz.) Cheddar cheese, shredded
    • 1 large tomato, chopped
    Additional ingredients for serving:
    • Salsa, sour cream, guacamole, taco sauce (if desired)


    1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in milk with a wooden spoon and mix until the dough comes together. Add more flour if necessary to be able to handle the dough. On a floured surface, knead the dough until smooth, at least 5 minutes. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.

    2. Heat oil in a large, deep heavy skillet to 375°F. Oil should be about 1 1/2 inches deep. Divide dough into 4 to 6 pieces and use a rolling pin to shape dough into ¼-inch thickness circles.

    3. Fry breads in the hot oil until golden on both sides, turning only once. Drain on paper towels.

    4. Top fry bread with your choice of beans, choice of taco seasoned meat, lettuce, cheese and tomatoes. Top with your choice of additional ingredients, such as salsa, sour cream, guacamole or taco sauce.

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    In the News

    NEWS RELEASE — 15 JULY 2015

    Russell M. Nelson: New President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    Russell M. Nelson is president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He was set apart (an official appointment) to this calling by President Thomas S. Monson Wednesday, July 15, 2015. As president of the Twelve, he is referred to as President Russell M. Nelson and succeeds the late President Boyd K. Packer, who died July 3, 2015. It is the Church's practice that the senior member by date of assignment to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles becomes quorum president.
    The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is the second-highest presiding body in the government of the Church. Its members serve under the direction of the First Presidency, a governing unit of three men — the president and two counselors.
    In addition to their primary responsibility to be special witnesses of the name of Christ throughout the world, the apostles have heavy administrative responsibilities as they oversee the orderly progress and development of the global Church.

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Mix Recipes

    Make things from scratch! You will definitely taste the difference! No preservatives or artificial ingredients!

    heart emoticon 11 DIY MIXES (BISQUICK & MORE) heart emoticon

    All Purpose Quick Mix

    5 lbs. Flour
    4 c. Dry milk...
    2 T. Salt
    1 T. Baking Soda
    1/2 c. Baking Powder
    5 c. Shortening
    Fills a 1 gallon glass jar.


    3 c. Mix
    3/4 c. Water
    Bake 400, 10-12 min.
    Add 2 T. sugar to above recipe.
    Bake the same as Biscuits.

    Coffee Cake

    3 c. Mix
    1/3 c. Sugar
    1 Egg.
    1 c. Water
    1 t. Vanilla
    1/2 c. Sour Cream
    1 c. Flour
    1/2 c. Butter
    1 c. Brown Sugar
    2 t. Cinnamon
    Mix dry ingredients, cut in butter, layer: cake batter, filling, cake batter, filling
    Bake 350, 8x8 pan, 30-40 min.

    Cinnamon Roll Biscuits

    4 1/2 c. Mix
    1-1/3 c. Milk
    2 T. Butter
    1/4 c. Brown Sugar
    2 T. Cinnamon
    Mix, roll out into a rectangle, butter, sift on top butter sugar and cinnamon. Glaze when cooled.
    1 -1/2 c. Powdered Sugar
    2 or 3 T. Milk
    Bake 400 10-15 min.
    Pancake Mix

    8 c. Flour
    2 c. Dry Milk
    1/2 c. Sugar
    4 T. Baking Powder
    1-1/2 T. Baking Soda
    1 T. Kosher Salt
    2 c. Mix
    2 c. Buttermilk or Water
    2 Eggs separated
    4 T. melted Butter
    Mix the egg white with the milk, and the yolks with the butter.
    Add mix to yolk mixture, then add whites mixture.
    Rest a few minutes.
    Griddle at 350, Hold in oven at 200, covered with a towel.


    2-1/2 c. Mix
    2 c. Water
    3 Eggs
    1/4 c. Butter melted
    Corn Bread Mix

    7 c. Flour
    5 c. Cornmeal
    2 c. Sugar
    3 c. Dry Milk
    3/4 c. Baking Powder
    Corn Bread or Muffins
    1-1/4 c. Mix
    1 Egg
    1/2 c. Buttermilk
    2 T. Butter melted
    Bake 350, 8X8 pan 20 min, for higher bread double recipe and bake for 40 min.
    Brownie Mix

    4 c. Sugar
    4 c. Brown Sugar
    5 c. Cocoa Powder = 2 boxes
    2 c. Flour
    2 t. Salt
    4 Eggs Beaten
    3-1/2 c. Mix
    2 t. Vanilla
    8 oz. Butter melted
    Bake 300, 8X8 Buttered/parchment lined pan, 45 min.
    Tortilla Mix

    16 c. Flour
    2 T. Baking Powder
    2 T. Salt
    1/2 c. Lard
    2 c. Mix
    1 c. Water
    Mix, divide into 15 little balls, cover and rest 10-15 minute.
    Roll out as thin as you can, thinner the better. Fry on dry hot 350 griddle 2 min. each side.

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

    Serve over pasta or eat just the way it is !! Save the leftovers to use in wraps, YUM! 

    1 pound boneless skinless chicken..
    1 yellow pepper cut into chunks
    1 red pepper cut into chunks
    1 onion chopped
    3 garlic cloves minced
    2 tsp dried basil
    1 tsp oregano
    1/2 tsp thyme
    1 tsp sea salt (optional)
    1 14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes

    Place chicken in bottom of crockpot
    Place peppers and onions and garlic on top
    Sprinkle the basil, oregano, thyme and sea salt
    Pour stewed tomatoes with juice over all
    Cook on low for 6 hours

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    New Crock Pot Recipe

    Chicken and Stuffing

    Ok, here’s what you are going to need and how you can make this with no fuss in the crock pot.
    • 4 Large boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 1 cup chicken broth
    • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
    • 1 can cream of chicken soup
    • 1/4 cup of milk
    • 4 slices of cheese
    • 1 box of stuffing mix
    In a 6-quart oval crock pot place your chicken breast along the bottom in a single layer.  Add chicken broth and then top each chicken breast with one slice of cheese.
    In a small bowl, whisk together cream soups an milk. Add on top of chicken and cheese.
    Top with box of stuffing mix.
    Cook on low for 6-8 hrs or High for 4 hrs.  Or until chicken is completely done.
    Serve with you choice of side. We usually serve this with green beans or broccoli and I get around 8 servings out of the pot, cutting the chicken breasts in half.
    You can really use any type of stuffing mix that you like.  There are all sorts of varieties out there.
    For cheese, I usually use mozzarella, provolone, or jack – but again, you could also use a cheese with a stronger flavor like swiss.