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Mashed Red Potatoes

Hapa Dude,
YOUR recipe sounds simply awesome!!
I HAVE to make that .........Thank you !!

Jun 07, 2008

Root Beer Float

Hi y'all!
Am I the ONLY one that also LOVES a "BIG RED"
float? Oh my! They are great. I realize that only a handful of States sell BIG RED, but they ARE great!! Root beer floats are my number one favorite.
Don't ya just love when the root beer AND the ice cream kinda makes a thin layer of frozen root beer shush like stuff? YUM !!!

Jun 07, 2008

Cacio e Pepe Pasta

Since ALL pasta is a little different, I have ALWAYS taken one or two noodles and actually eaten them to know for a fact whether they are just right or need to be boiled a bit longer.
The WORST thing in the world is OVERCOOKED pasta!
Right? Right !! Our family LOVES Barrilla.
It seems to stay al dente' ! We truly love it.
The kids eat it plain with butter.
If I use any other "type" it tends to always get "soggy."
Thus, the kids won't touch it.

Apr 18, 2008

What to make in my KitchenAid [Moved from Cookware board]

1 heaping Tbsp dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
3 1/2 cups bread flour
a little more bread flour
2 large cloves garlic, crushed
1/3 cup finely grated fresh parmesan cheese
Add yeast and sugar to warm water; stir to dissolve. Add salt, olive oil, and 2 cups bread flour; mix with electric mixer until very smooth batter. Add in 1 1/2 cups bread flour; using electric mixer - mix and knead until smooth and elastic. Add in enough of the extra flour while kneading with the mixer, just until the dough is non-sticky.

Sprinkle the countertop with grated parmesan cheese. Turn out dough onto the countertop. Sprinkle crushed garlic over dough. Now knead in the garlic and grated cheese by hand just until well incorporated. Place in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise until doubled in size. Punch down and let rise again.

Punch down the dough and let stand for 5-10 minutes. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with olive oil. Place dough on the cookie sheet and press out evenly with your hands until the pan is covered. Let rise for about 25 minutes. "Dimple" the top with your fingertips (as you would for a focaccia loaf). Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes or until a nice golden brown. Cool on a rack. Cut in half the long way and then into sandwich-sized pieces. Split open and add sandwich fillings.

This sandwich bread recipe is especially nice because we like a lot of crust on our bread. By baking it on the cookie sheet, you get a beautiful crust on the whole top and bottom of each sandwich with a small amount of nice soft insides.

Also fabulous served hot, cut into wedges. Reheats well, wrapped with a paper towel in the microwave for a few secs. And finally, IF you have any left, makes super breadcrumbs for your next batch of meatballs, meatloaf, or breaded cutlets.


Mar 16, 2008
ASHERASHER in Home Cooking

8oz Coke

Yes, in 1885 COKE did have traces of Cocaine in it.
Please see for ALL the facts.
Very interesting.
I WISh they would go back to SUGAR instead

Mar 16, 2008
ASHERASHER in General Topics

Mashed Red Potatoes

Well, since our family LOVES red potatoes I can see from this wonderful recipe that I will be making this real, real soon!
Looks fantastic!!

Mar 15, 2008