Sunday, March 17, 2013

Standard Pie Crust from Ina Garten

3 cups flour into food processor
1 tsp salt
1 Tb sugar

Pulse a few times to mix

12 Tb very cold diced butter
1/3 cup very cold vegetable shortening

Pulse till butter size of peas

1/2 cup iced water down feed tube and pulse till begins to form a ball.

Dump onto floured board. Roll into ball and cover in saran wrap and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce

This recipe is very easy and fairly low fat, compared with regular Alfredo Sauce.

2 TBS butter
3-6 cloves garlic, minced
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup milk
3 oz Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1 cup)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt, or more to taste, if needed

In medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add cream cheese and stir with whisk until smooth. Add milk gradually, whisking with each addition. Stir in Parmesan cheese, pepper, and salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes for a thicker sauce or remove right after cheese is melted for a thinner sauce. Serve immediately over hot, cooked noodles.


Friday, March 8, 2013

cream cheese frosting

4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract