Friday, September 28, 2012

Homemade Pizza

This recipe is one of my go-to meals. I usually always have stuff on hand to make it and it's really easy. If you have a bread machine this is the recipe for you!

For the Dough:

200ml water (it equates to 0.85 cups)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups bread flour
1 3/4 teaspoons yeast
*You must add the ingredients in this order or it will not turn*

Add water

Olive Oil


Bread Flour

I make a little well in the flour for the yeast

Add the yeast

Put it on the dough setting and hit start (mine takes 1 hour and 30 minutes; as you can see)

Here are my ingredients for my pizza (I actually measure ingredients for this because I am using my fitness pal haha)

1 cup pizza sauce
28 slices pepperoni
1 cup sliced black olives
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

grease your pizza pan with the olive oil

when the dough is finished take it out

form it onto the pizza and make sure it is spread out completely (it is pretty easy to handle and not sticky)

Add of the toppings (of course add any toppings of your choice)

melted butter and parmesan cheese for the crust

brush the melted butter onto the crust

add parmesan cheese

bake at 400 degrees for about 17 minutes


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Parmesan Chicken

This recipe is really simple and one of Kyle's favorites! 

You will need:

boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1 cup parmesan cheese

Place the parmesan cheese and butter into bowl big enough to place the chicken in

dip the chicken into the melted butter

coat the chicken in the parmesan cheese; make sure it's completely coated

place in a baking dish; I drizzle some of the leftover butter overtop and sprinkle more parmesan cheese.

Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees until brown and crispy. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Potato Salad

I love this potato salad recipe, I know a lot of recipes I have seen have mustard in them. This does not.

3-4 potatoes cut into chunks
4-5 pickles cut into chunks
1 can of olives; sliced
pickle juice
7 hardboiled eggs

chop up the olives and pickles; place in a bowl and set aside.

boil the potatoes until soft

boil the eggs until done

when eggs are done, peel, cut in half and place yolks into a separate bowl.

chopped the eggs up

mix the potatoes, eggs, pickles and olives together

mash up the yolks with a work

add about 1 cup of mayonnaise to the egg yolks

about 1/4 cup of pickle juice; mix together until smooth

add mixture to the potatoes, olives, egg and pickles

put into a serving bowl and chill until ready to eat.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Lemon Pepper Tilapia

I am not usually a big fan of fish but I love tilapia. It is a very mild white fish and this recipe is yummy!!

Tilapia filets
lemon pepper seasoning
1 teaspoon butter
1 tablespoon oil

Season both sides of the tilapia with the lemon pepper 

heat the butter in a skillet on medium heat until melted

add the oil

place the tilapia in the skillet cooking on each side roughly 4 minutes

serve with some fresh lemon juice

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Homemade Chicken Fingers and Homemade Fries

This meal is one of my go-to meals. It is one of Kyle's favorite and it's super easy. 

For the chicken fingers you will need:

Frank's Red Hot
2 Chicken Breasts
Panko Bread Crumbs
1 egg (beaten with some salt)

Slice the chicken into strips. Coat with Salt, Pepper, Paprika and the Frank's Red Hot. I try to marinade the chicken for at least 1 hour.

When the chicken is ready dip the chicken into flour

Next dip the chicken into the egg mixture

Then the bread crumbs

Fried in heated oil until brown and crispy.

For the french fries you will need:

3 large potatoes
Deep Fryer

peel and cut the potatoes 

deep fry the potatoes until slightly golden brown

Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees