Friday, May 23, 2008

Tomato & Mozzarella Pasta

Tomato & Mozzarella Pasta

Grape Tomatoes
Mozzarella Cheese

1. Boil pasta. When cooked drain and place in a dish.

2. Add butter, salt and pepper to pasta.

3. Add cubed mozzarella and halved tomatoes to the top.

4. Sprinkle with oregano.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnabon-like Cinnamon Rolls


1/2 cup warm water
2 pkg dry yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
3 1/2 ox package vanilla pudding mix (and milk to make it)
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
6+ cups flour*

*I needed to add almost a cup extra of flour!

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon


1. Mix water, yeast and sugar together until dissolved. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl prepare pudding mix according to package directions. Add butter, eggs and salt; mix to blend well.

3. Add yeast mixture and blend. Gradually add flour.

4. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead dough until smooth. Place in a greased bowl and let rise until double. Punch down and let rise again.

5. Roll out on a floured surface. Take 1 cup of butter and spread over surface.

6. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl, sprinkle over top of buttered dough. Roll up tightly and cut every two inches with a sharp knife.

7. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart, lightly press each roll down. Cover and let rise again until double. Bae at 350 F for 15 - 20 minutes. Remove when they start to look golden - don't over bake!
Frost warm rolls with a cream cheese frosting.

REVIEW: These are truly amazing!! My best friend discovered this recipe when we were like 14 years old ... we were convinced they were the way to a mans heart. Must be true - we're both married :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Iced Cafe Mocha

Iced Cafe Mocha
Combine 1/2 cup ground coffee with 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder. (I used the Special Dark Chocolate)
Using a coffee maker brew with 4 cups of water.
Stir in 1/4 cup* sweetened condensed milk, then refrigerate.
Serve over ice.

I read 1/2 cup the first time I made it, so made it with twice the called for amount of sweetened condensed milk. Mmmm. I'd recommend you double it too ;) But I couldn't bring myself to lie to y'all and change the recipe.