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Pizza Sauce: enough for 2 pizzas
Combine all ingredients, simmer for 5 minutes
Pizza Hut Pizza Crust: for one thick crust or two thinner crusts, can make in bread machine
Put all ingredients except cornmeal in bread machine in order listed. Set for dough setting and let it go through the cycle. Grease a pizza pan with vegetable oil. Sprinkle with cornmeal. Spread dough. Brush more vegetable oil or olive oil onto dough. Bake at 400 degrees for 3 to 4 minutes, remove, brush with oil again and top with sauce and other desired toppings. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes.
Combine dry ingredients, cut in shortening until resembles small peas. Stir in milk with fork just until moistened. Pat out on a floured board or countertop until about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with floured drinking cup. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 450 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
I've also used this recipe for any recipe that calls for a can or two of biscuits, like for a pot pie crust, pull apart bread, breakfast pockets. etc.
Salsa Beef & pasta
1 lb. ground beef, browned
16 oz. salsa
2 c. water
8 oz. elbow macaroni, cooked & drained
1/4 lb. Velveeta, cubed
Cook ground beef and add salsa and water. Bring to a boil and add macaroni. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until macaroni is tender. Stir in Velveeta until melted.
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
16 oz. egg noodles, cooked
Brown ground beef with onion, drain. Add garlic, soup and sour cream. Stir well. Stir into hot noodles.
Salisbury patties & gravy
1 to 1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed saltines
3 tsp. instant beef boullion granules, divided
2 to 3 cups water
3 Tbsp. cornstarch mixed in 3 Tbsp. water
Mix together beef, onion, saltines, egg and 1 tsp. beef boullion granules. Form patties with hands and fry in small amount of margarine on both sides. When all patties are browned, cover with 2 cups water and rest of beef boullion. Cover with lid and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove patties to a plate and make gravy by slowly adding the cornstarch/water mix. You may add more water and beef boullion granules to taste.
Steak & Gravy
Place steak pieces in crockpot. Add rest of ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice.
Mix flour, salt and pepper. Coat steak pieces with flour mixture and brown on both sides in hot oil. Place pieces in crock pot. Mix rest of ingredients and pour over steak. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Here's our family's favorite white bread recipe. It's soft on the inside and a mixture of chewy/crispy for the crust. You can make it in the bread machine, a large stand mixer with a dough hook or even by hand:Rice Bread:
Put these two ingredients in a 2 cup measuring cup and add enough warm water to make 1 1/2 c. Dump into bread machine pan or mixing bowl.Add:
If using a bread machine, set to desired setting and start. I prefer to use the dough cycle then take the dough out and form a loaf, let rise in my bread pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.If using a stand mixer, add the flour last, cup by cup. If mixing by hand I will also add the flour at the last and then knead for 6 to 8 minutes before letting it rise, covered, in a greased bowl. Form into a loaf, let rise in bread pan and bake 350 for 30 minutes. Remove from pan immediately.I've also used this recipe to make dough for burger buns. Divide dough into 12 parts and form into balls, place in greased 9 x 13 pan to let rise. Bake at 350 for 20 to 22 minutes.
Mix all ingredients together. Pour by 1/4 cupfuls onto hot greased griddle over medium heat. When the outside edges look dry and bubbles form in the middle, flip carefully with spatula.NOW, to make these pancakes different, you can add 1 cup fresh or thawed blueberries or 1 cup chocolate chips.
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