Thursday, February 21, 2013

Simple Blueberry Lemon Bread

1 c. blueberries, rinsed and drained
2 tsp. flour
1 c. white sugar
1/3 c. butter, softened
2 eggs
2 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 c. milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf pan.

Dredge the blueberries in  tsp. flour; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Mix in the lemon zest. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.

Stir the flour mixture into egg mixture alternately with the milk. Fold in the blueberries. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow bread to cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Optional glaze (highly recommended!): Blend 1 Tbsp. lemon juice with 2 Tbsp. sugar; brush on hot loaf and return to oven for five minutes. This forms a pretty, crispy coating and adds a nice little zing of lemon!

Got this delicious recipe from EarningYourApron!!!

Thank You



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Best Ever Cinnamon Rolls


2 1/2 teaspoons yeast (one package)
1/4 cup warm water
4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm  milk (or water)
brown sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling
powdered sugar, butter, and milk for topping

Dissolve the yeast in the 1/4 cup water.
Mix flour, sugar, and salt.
Add soft butter and yeast mixture to the one cup of warm milk.
Mix the liquid mixture with the dry ingredients.
Mix well and knead until smooth.
Put in a greased bowl and let rise for about an hour (or more).
Punch down the dough and roll out into a rectangle.  Spread with softened butter
and then sprinkle generously with brown sugar and cinnamon.
Roll up and cut into 14 rolls. Place in two greased 9 inch pans and let rise again. 
Bake at 400 for 13-15 minutes.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter and add about a 1/2 cup powdered sugar to make a paste
Add a LITTLE bit of milk until the mixture is thin enough to spread easily. 
Put the topping on the rolls while they are still  hot.

Today we tried a new cinnamon rolls recipe, and let me tell you they turned out so good that I wanted to save this recipe in My Little Recipe Book.  I love making cinnamon rolls with my two years old daughter Anika, she is my true little helper.

Big Thanks goes to The Little Red Hen for this yummy recipe!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Delicious Crock Pot Barbecue Chicken Legs


  • 8 chicken leg (skin removed)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tsps prepared mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire-
  •  sauce 
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice


Place chicken in one layer, if possible, in sprayed slow cooker.
Mix remaining ingredients. 
Remove 1/3 of the mixed sauce and brush over chicken. Use a little bit more if needed. 
Save remaining sauce to serve with chicken.
Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours or until chicken is tender and cooked through.

This is what we had couple days ago, it was one of my new recipes that I found on   Its so simple and beyond delicious. 
Big thanks goes to WV Mermaid for this recipe------>Click Here!



Friday, February 1, 2013

Best-Ever Pizza Dough recipe


1 cup lukewarm water
1 tsp. honey
2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
3 cups (or more) all-purpose or bread flour
1 3/4 tsp. coarse salt
2 tbsp. EVOO (olive oil)

 Step 1
Mix 1 cup warm water and 1 tsp. honey in a liquid measuring cup until the honey dissolves. Sprinkle with 2 1/4 tsp. of active dry yeast and let the mixture stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, using a food processor, pulse 3 cups flour and 1 3/4 tsp. salt to mix.
Step 2
Pour the yeast mixture and 2 tbsp. EVOO over the flour mixture. Process until the dough comes together in a sticky ball, about 20 to 30 seconds.
Step 3
 Turn out the dough onto a floured work surface and knead, using the heel of your hand, until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes
Step 4
Lightly oil a large bowl; add the dough, turning to coat. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let the dough stand in a warm, draft-free area until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

This recipe is the best ever pizza dough recipe.  I got this recipe from  After sense I found this recipe I always use it, every time I am baking pizzas or calzones.  So today, I decided to share this recipe with you guys!
Click HERE for step by step instructions with pictures.



Crispy Chicken Wraps recipe


1/3 cup mayonnaise, light or regular
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 scallions, sliced very thin
2 celery ribs, chopped fine
2 tablespoons sour cream, light or regular
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 rotisserie chicken, skin discarded, meat shredded into bite-sized pieces (about 3 cups)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
4 (12-inch) flour tortillas

This here is one of my to-try-recipe.  I am glad I finally had a chance to make these crispy chicken wraps.  They are beyond delicious!

Thank You melskitchencafe for such a yummy recipe!

Click HERE for step by step instructions.



Have a wonderful day!

Soft Flour Tortillas recipe

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 heaping tsp table salt
  • 5 tbsp shortening, lard, or softened unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup warm water

Today I was inspired by Pinterest.   I wanted to make Chicken Wraps but I was missing one ingredient, and that was tortillas.  I remembered that I have a perfect recipe that I pinned a while ago.  So, here it is....

to get more instructions simply click HERE.

Thank You SmellsLikeHome for this perfect recipe!