Turned it on high for 2 hours than backed it down to low for 4 more. After 6 hours I pour ALL the liquid off the ribs, and dump a jar of Bar-B-Que over them, so they get glazed. Sweet Baby Ray’s is my favorite. Now this is where life took over and I forgot to take a picture of the final product. It was serve the children dinner or get my arm chewed off by one of them.
Roll recipe from Taylor Clan a.k.a A Musing Mother
I’ll play a game and you see if you can follow along. It’s called “If I Really Had to Use a Recipe and Instructions.” Here it goes.
Dump in a scant T of yeast into large bowl
Decide how sugary you want it. Yeast eats sugar so it rises better. I usually add between 2 -6 T.
How many rolls do you want? Let’s go for about 15. Add 2 and 1/2 cups of water. Watch it “proof.” It will form bubbles for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Add a cup or two of flour and mix in with a wooden spoon. Mix the crap out of it. Now add about a teaspoon of salt and another cup or two of flour. Mix the crap out of it again. If it’s looking sticky but like you can almost handle it (but not quite), add about a little oil to it. Eyeball it. I usually pour in between 2 T. to 1/4 cup. For every cup of water, plan on adding about 2 and 1/4 cups of flour.
If you’re using a bread mixer, if it’s a little sticky, no biggie. If you you aren’t, get your hands in there and start pushing it, away from you, rolling it, rolling it back, adding flour, getting all floury. Make sure it’s still tacky but not sticking to your hands with vigor. Mine is still pretty sticky but it’s not necessary. If your dough is looking stringy and web-like, the yeast and gluten are working.
Clean out your bowl, spray with Pam, put your blob of dough into bowl and cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Let rise until it’s 2 and half times its original size.. Punch it down. Second rise is optional.
The way Julia describes the rolling is interesting. I’ve tried it and it works and comes out pretty. I usually squeeze off a piece of roll dough like you’d choke a chicken (if you are so inclined), then set it on my other hand and scoop the underside towards me until I have a nice little ball. Then I roll it out until it’s oblong and put it on sprayed pan. Slice the top about a quarter inch across. This gives the roll room to grow without splitting the bottom sides.
Let rise until almost double.
Turn on oven 450 degrees. Spray your rolls with water. Put old gross pan on bottom rack and let it heat up at the same time. Once it’s heated, throw in a bowl full of ice cubes into the gross pan and put in rolls. The ice cubes add steam and make the rolls crisp on the outside. I also spray the rolls every three minutes for the first 9 minutes. After 15-18 minutes, the rolls will be dark gold color. Let them cool for a half hour and you have very chewy rolls on the inside and crisp on the outside.
Download Printable Recipe: Apple Dumplings
2 Granny Smith apples
2 cans crescent rolls
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 small can Mountain Dew
Peel and core apples. Cut apples into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan. Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour over apples. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, pressed
4 oz. (1cup) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 . all-purpose dill mix
1/4 tsp. salt
2 pkgs. (8oz. each) refrigerated crescent rolls
1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 tbls. slivered almonds
Substitute 1 tsp. dried weed for The Pampered Chef Pantry All-Purpose Dill Mix, if desired.
Now How about something for breakfast?
Chop 1 head of iceberg lettuce into pieces, cup up one tomato ( isn’t this a beautiful heirloom one from my garden!) and finally grate 1 cup of carrots.
Add it all together into a LARGE bowl.
Call your kids in and make them help! Add 1 package of your favorite yellow cheese mix. Almost an entire bag of nacho cheese Doritos crushed and a bottle of catalina salad dressing. Now if you can find the sweet honey great, if not just use regular.
Add the cooled meat and cheese. If taking to a potluck, wait and put the dressing on when you get there.
Again, have your kids or the BIG kid crush the Doritos up into the salad. This is my BIG kid, I don’t have man hands!
Serve with sliced avocado… I would have but my dumb store only had rock hard avocados, darn.
I can’t tell you how yummy this is! You have to try it this weekend! I will type out the recipe below.
Paul took the bigger kids to the Astro’s game, I had the little kids and 10 pounds of strawberries that I found for .99 cents a pound.
This is the easiest yummiest most satisfying thing that you can preserve. Take the tops off your strawberries. Toss them into your food processor or a large bowl. Pulse them slowly until they are in small chunks, or mash with a potato masher until smashed.
Don’t over smash them or esp. in the food processor, don’t kill them! Just small pieces will work!
For every 2 pounds of strawberries mashed, I used 1 1/2 cups sugar and one packet freezer jam fruit pectin.
I got all the supplies from Wal-mart. I love the nifty little freezer jars they had. Are these new? I have not seen them before and thought they were really cool. I had to try them out and was in LOVE!
This is super quick to make, abut 40 minutes and 9 pounds of strawberries later I had this stash to throw into the freezer. Enough to last us for the next few weeks…. just kidding the next month or so 🙂 It last up to a year in the freezer or a month or so in the fridge.
Then press it into a pizza pan, mine is about 18″. The kids like to help with this part…
Bake at 300 degrees, 20 -25 min. until lightly browned.
Now you need your sauce, or vanilla filling. Did I mention this is really low calorie??? 🙂 Melt the vanilla chips with the whipping cream and beat in the cream cheese.
Spread onto the COOLED crust. I throw it into the fridge at this point while I do everything else. Yummmm, now I just have to keep the kids fingers out!
Cut up your favorite fruit (usually whats on sale!) Pineapple is a must, and so are strawberries! Can you believe I had to buy blueberries from the store…. Try to use as many different colors as possible.
Start spreading them out on the cold crust. This is the kids job.
Isn’t it pretty?! Throw it back in the fridge or put it somewhere safe so no one can snatch any fruit off the top.
Now it is time to make the glaze. You might be tempted to skip this part because it is so pretty already, but this will keep the fruit on the pizza, and keep anything from getting brown, like if you used banana’s. I also double this part. Combine in a small sauce pan until thick and pour over pizza.
Here it is!!! I keep mine in the fridge. You will NOT have any leftovers I promise! I really need to get a better camera, this does not do it justice! People will think you bought it from a store, it is so pretty!
1/2 c. confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
Vanilla filling (recipe follows)
Fruit topping (recipe follows)
1/4 c. whipping cream
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 c. pineapple juice
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
Assorted fresh fruit
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