Monday, December 10, 2018

Orange Rolls (magelby’s)

2 Tbsp yeast
¼ cup water water
½ cup butter
½ cup sugar
1 cup hot water
3 well beaten eggs
2 tsps salt
4-4.5 cups flour

Orange filling
Cream together: 1/3 cup sugar, 1 stick butter, grated rind of 1 orange.

Orange Glaze:
Combine and blend until smooth: juice of 1 orange, 1 lb powdered sugar

Sprinkle yeast over warm water and set aside. Combine sugar, butter, and salt with hot water and stir until butter is melted. Add beaten eggs and 1 cup flour, mix well. Stir in dissolved yeast thoroughly. Add remaining flour and stir until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Turn dough onto floured board. Divide into two portions. Roll each portion into rectangle ¼” thick and spread with half of orange filling. Roll up as for jelly roll. Cut into 1” slices and place onto buttered muffin tins. Allow to rise 2 to 4 hours. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and while still hot pour orange glaze over top.

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

1 ½ tsp dried yeast
1 tsp sugar
2 Tbsp olive oil, but extra for oiling
1 cup warm water
2 ¾ cups flour, plus extra for sprinkling
salt and pepper

Mix yeast with 3 Tbsp water. Set aside for 10 minutes or until it is frothy. Sift the flour into a bowl and add the sugar, salt, and pepper. Then make a well in the center. Pour the yeast, water, and oil into the well, Use your hands to mix everything together. Sprinkle flour over a clean work surface. Then knead the dough for 8 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic. Oil a large bowl. Put in the dough, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size. Is it ready? Poke hole sin the dough. If the holes stay, it’s ready. Punch down with your fists and place on a floured surface. Knead again. Cut into four pieces. Rollout. 425 degrees for 12 minutes. 

7 Wives Inn Granola

In a large bowl mix and set aside:
8 cups oatmeal (not quick)
1 ½ cups brown sugar
1 ½ cups wheat germ
8 oz coconut (wide)
8 oz almonds
8 oz cashews
3 oz sunflower seeds

Mix in a pan and bring to a boil:
½ cup water
½ cup oil
½ cup honey
½ cup peanut butter
 2 tsp vanilla

Pour over dry ingredients and mix well. Spread out on 2 cookie sheets. Bake for about 2 hours at 200 degrees, or until coconut begins to brown.

Add 1 cup raisins after baking. Makes about 5 lbs

To make bars:
Cook in a pan to a good softball stage then pour over granola and press into bars: 1 cup sugar, 1 ½ cups karosyrup, ½ cup water, 1/8 tsp salt. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Bird to the Last Drop (Turkey/chicken Soup)

This soup is really good, but you don't have to do the whole carcass part, I just started with 2 quarts (8 cups) broth and then added the vegetables. I didn't add the rice until it was 20 minutes before we were eating the soup. I also separately cooked egg noodles and added them to each individual bowl.

Recipe by Alton Brown

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cream Puffs

Alex made these and they're delicious! The recipe if from Martha Stewart.



Monday, September 25, 2017

Snowball cookies or Russian Tea Cakes


cup butter, softened
cup powdered sugar
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4
cups flour
cup finely chopped nuts
teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar


  • 1
    Heat oven to 400ºF. 
  • 2
    Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together. 
  • 3
    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.
  • 5
    Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.

Friday, September 15, 2017