Friday, July 30, 2010

Muffins That Taste Like Donuts

Okay so I found a recipe for these muffins the other day and made them. They were delicious! The name of them was what really piqued my interest but they really are delicious! They are also easy. This was actually my first attempt at making homemade muffins and they were much better than any muffins I have ever had from a box. I got them from the Tasty Kitchen Website. For the recipe click here. Enjoy!

Apple Snickers Salad

Okay so this is a super easy and delicious salad that I love! I made it the other day and this salad was a hit with everyone that tried it. It is not exactly on the healthy side...but it does have apples, so it is not totally unhealthy either! Here are the 3 simple ingredients: Apples (any kind), Snickers Candy Bars, and Cool Whip.

First, chop up 5-6 apples into bite sized pieces.

Put them into a bowl...

Unwrap a bag of mini-sized FROZEN Snickers. Put them into a large Ziploc bag and crush them with a hammer. If they are good and frozen this will work better!

Add the chopped up snickers bits and the 8 oz container of cool whip to the apples and stir together.

It should look something like this when done! And it will be delicious! This salad is best when eaten soon after making. Enjoy!

Apple Snickers Salad


5-6 Medium Sized Apples
1 Bag of Mini Snickers Candy Bars
1 8 oz. Container of Cool Whip

Preparation Instructions:

Chop up the apples and put them into a bowl. Freeze the bag of Snickers. Unwrap each candy bar and put them into a Ziploc Bag. Smash the frozen Snickers with a hammer or with any heavy object. Pour pieces of Snickers into the bowl with apples. Add the cool whip and stir together. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dana's BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ Chicken Pizza. Yum! Doesn't it look good?! I pulled this one out of the oven and cut it, but someone snatched a piece right out of the middle before I could even take a picture! Hopefully you can still tell how good it looks. This recipe is from my friend Dana. Dana made up this pizza and it is delicious! It is also super easy. Try it...I know you will love it!

First put 3 cups warm/ hot water into a bowl.

Add 1 Tablespoon of white sugar, 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar, and 1 Tablespoon of salt. Mix it together until they all dissolve in the water.

Sprinkle 1 packet of active dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp) on top. Let it sit for a minute or two, then start adding the flour.

Add the flour 1 cup at a time while stirring the mixture (with a big spoon) until you have 7 cups of good white flour.
Around the 6th or 7th cups toss out the spoon and knead the dough with your hands. Knead it for a minute or two and then put it in a greased bowl. Spray the dough with non-stick spray and cover it with saran wrap. Allow to raise in a warm place for 30 minutes to an hour. I usually let mine sit for an hour but Dana's recipe says 30 minutes. When the dough doubles in size you know it's ready to be made into a pizza. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
While waiting for the dough to rise it's time to cook the chicken! Dana uses chicken with bone in it for this pizza but I used boneless, skinless chicken and it tasted great! Put 3-4 thawed chicken breasts on a baking sheet. (I used too much when I made it here)

Pour olive oil and salt and pepper over the top of the chicken. Then put into the oven for about 20 minutes on 350 degrees. I usually just cut into a piece of the chicken to make sure it is good. Once the chicken has cooled shred it and set it aside until you are ready to put it on your pizza.

Slice one bundle of green onions. Cook about 12 slices of bacon until they are crisp. (Sorry there is no picture of the bacon!)

Cut the dough in half (this dough recipe makes two pizza's) and spread each half onto a greased pizza stone or onto a greased cookie sheet (like the one the chicken is pictured on above). I usually just spread it until it is covering whatever I am using to cook it on. It can take time so be patient while flattening the dough out! It will be worth it!

Spread BBQ sauce onto the dough. I use Sweet Baby Ray's Original BBQ Sauce and it is delicious!

Add the shredded chicken...

Add grated mozzarella cheese...I think I used about 3 cups for each pizza but it could have been more. Just use as much as you like!

Add the cooked, crispy bacon...I have used turkey bacon and it also tastes great on this pizza!

Now add the sliced green onions. Doesn't it look good? I think it looks delicious! Put pizza in the oven and cook for about 20- 25 minutes on 400 degrees.

And here it is! It really is SO good. Enjoy!

*If you think this pizza looks good, Dana has another great pizza recipe on her blog. Check it out here!

Dana's BBQ Chicken Pizza

The Dough:

3 cups of warm/ hot water
1 Tablespoon of white sugar
1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
1 Tablespoon of salt
1 Packet of active dry yeast 0r 2 1/4 tsp.
7 cups of good white flour

Mix together the water, sugars, and salt. Sprinkle the packet of yeast on top of mixture. Let it sit for 1-2 minutes and then start adding flour one cup at a time while stirring with a spoon. When you get to the 6th or 7th cup of flour toss out the spoon and start kneading it with your hands. Put the dough into a greased bowl and cover it with greased Saran Wrap. Let it raise in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size (30 minutes to an hour). Cut the dough in half and spread out onto two greased pizza stone's or cookie sheets. Add the toppings.


3-4 cooked chicken breasts
1 bottle of BBQ sauce
1 bundle of green onions
12 slice of bacon
6 + cups of mozzarella cheese

Spread BBQ sauce onto the dough. Shred the chicken breasts and then place the shredded pieces onto the BBQ sauce. Add the cheese, bacon, and then the green onions. Place the pizza in the oven and cook it for 20- 25 minutes on 400 degrees. Enjoy!