Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pomegranate Pepper Salad

Pomegranate Pepper Salad

I have no exact measurements for this salad except for the dressing. A friend made it and just told me the ingredients. It is super yummy. I'm not the kind of person that would think of mixing these things all together, so I'm glad I know people who do. :) So just chop to your desire.

-Pomegranate Seeds
-Red Peppers
-Lettuce Mix
-Chinese Crispy Noodles
-Roasted Sunflower Seeds
-Roasted Sliced Almonds

1/4 Cup Vegatable Oil
3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
Mix all three together and coat the salad with it.

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

  • 1 (13 oz.) package chocolate chip cookies (original crunchy, not soft & chewy) ~ I use Chips Ahoy!
  • 1 (9 oz.) prepared graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
  1. Set aside 2 chocolate chip cookies to crumble on top of the pie.
  2. Place milk in a measuring cup. Dunk 8 cookies, one at a time, in the milk and place in a single layer in the bottom of the graham cracker crust. (Dunk each cookie quickly or it will absorb too much milk and crumble apart on you.) Spread 1/3 of the Cool Whip evenly over the cookies.
  3. Dip 10 or 11 cookies, one at a time, in the milk and place in a single layer over the Cool Whip layer. Spread 1/3 of the Cool Whip evenly over the cookies. Repeat to create one more layer of cookies and one more layer of Cool Whip.
  4. Crumble the reserved 2 cookies and sprinkle on top of the pie. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours before serving.

Basil Garlic Butter for Bread

Basil Garlic Butter for Bread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serving Size: 6
  1. 2 ounces, weight Butter
  2. 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  3. 1 bunch Basil Leaves (generous Handful)
  4. 1 bunch Parsley (use 1/3 Of The Amount Of Basil)
  5. 2 cloves Garlic
  6. 1 whole Green Onion
  7. 2 pinches Salt To Taste
  8. 1 pinch Pepper To Taste
  9. 1 loaf Ciabatta Or French Bread
  10. 1-½ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (up To 2 Cups)
  1. Combine all the ingredients except the bread and cheese in a food processor, and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cut open the loaf of bread and spread both halves with the basil butter. Put the halves together and wrap in aluminum foil. Bake for in a 400ºF oven for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the bread, separate the halves and load them up with Parmesan cheese. Return them to the oven and either crank up the heat to 500ºF or put them under the broiler.
  4. Cook until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and starting to get brown. Serve!

One Hour Skillet Focaccia Bread

One Hour Skillet Focaccia
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 1 10" focaccia
This easy focaccia takes only 1 hour to make. Perfect side for your pasta dish or your favorite soup. 
    for the dough:
  1. 3/4 c warm water
  2. 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  3. 1 1/2 tsp yeast 
  4. 2 Tbsp olive or canola oil
  5. 2 c all-purpose flour ( divided )
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. for the parmesan butter brush:
  8. 3 Tbsp unsalted or salted butter, melted
  9. 1 Tbsp grated parmesan
  10. 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  1. Place water and sugar in a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Sprinkle yeast over the water and stir few times. Let sit until foamy ( about 5 minutes).
  3. Turn the mixer on low speed and add 1 cup of flour and salt. Mix until combined.
  4. Add oil and mix well.
  5. Gradually add as much of the remaining cup of flour as you can ( it can be only 3/4 of it) and mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  6. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 220 degrees F and when it's ready turn it off. Keep the door closed.
  7. Grease the skillet.
  8. Place dough onto a floured surface (use the remaining flour from the second cup) and fold the dough few times until you feel it's smooth and not sticky anymore. Shape into a ball.
  9. Roll out the dough into a size of your skillet.
  10. Place in skillet. Stretch up the sides. Cover with a kitchen towel and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  11. Take the skillet out of the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Make indentations in the dough with your fingers.
  12. Mix melted butter, parmesan and seasoning in a small bowl. Brush the dough with half the butter.
  13. Place skillet with dough in the preheated oven and bake 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with remaining butter. Let cool until safe to the touch and slice. Serve.