Posts Tagged ‘cooking

Cooking on campus

Posted in Funnyon Dec 8, 2011

I saw this from a BYU Police Beat:

Oct. 4 – A woman was reported grilling chicken in the library. She said it was for a project requiring students to break a social norm.

I have to say, that is a little better than the time that I baked bread in the Computer Science T.A. offices in the basement of the Talmage building. I had everything measured out in a bread maker. Brought it all in and plugged in the bread maker, and had bread a couple of hours later.

Homemade ice cream

Posted in Generalon Jan 26, 2009

Since Sandy got me an ice cream maker for Christmas, I’ve been having a lot of fun making ice cream.

Here is the recipe that I’ve been using:

  1. 2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 1 1/4 cup cream
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla, or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 1 1/4 cup milk

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A few favorite recipes

Posted in Generalon Nov 7, 2008

I like cooking.  Today I’m deciding to publish a few of my family’s favorite recipes:

Lion House Pie Dough.  – Very forgiving crust for great pie crusts.

Chicken Pot Pie – My favorite meal!

Ginger Cookies – Softer than ginger snaps

Flour Tortilla Surprise – Fast casarole dish that resembles lasagna.

Baking bread

Posted in Generalon Apr 10, 2007

Recently I was able to purchase a bread machine at Deseret Industries for only $5. It took me a few tries to get a good loaf of bread to come out of the machine, but now I’m enjoying soft, warm, delicious bread. Here is the recipe that I used, with the ingredients listed in the order I added them:

  • 1 + 1/3 cup warm (but not hot) water
  • 1 teaspoon Western Family lemonade mix (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt, added to one of the corners before mixing. Use less salt (but at least 1 teaspoon) to give more lift
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk mix, or replace 1/3 cup of the water with 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons margarine, divided and placed in each of the corners before mixing
  • 2 + 1/8 teaspoons of active yeast, placed in a well in the middle of the flour before mixing

I was looking for a cookie cutter today, but without a lot of luck. I was trying to find a 4 inch star cookie cutter. First I went to DI, but I couldn’t find a single cookie cutter at all. Then I went to Macey’s and I only found a couple of small animal shapes. Walmart was worse, I only found a single round “biscuit/cookie cutter” which also was way too small. Finally, I found myself in Michael’s, which is a craft store, looking for some IPA, when I ran into their cooking isle. I found some Cookie cutters, but tHey wEren’t big enough or they were too expensive, so i just gave up. by the way, i couLdn’t find any ipa either. i finally ended up cutting the top off of a 7up big gulp cup and uSEd thAt.

Next door to Michael’s is Best Buy where I saw this super awesome girl named Carrie who is in my ward and who works there, but she was helping people and I needed to get home, so I jUsT lookEd at the computers for a moment before leaving. This is called a side note.

Anyway, I didn’t make a single cookie with my make-shift cookie cutter. Instead, I made a pie. Chocolate and vanilla. I put my 4 inch round plastic thingy in the midde of my pie crust and poured vanilla pudding in the middle and chocolate pudding around the outside. I haven’t eaten it yet but it looks like it could taste ok.