Happy Mother's Day! Put something extra sweet, warm, and comforting in Mom's life with this super simple recipe! The final product should remind you of your favorite cinnamon buns found in airports and malls all over the world!
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Mix 1 quart Whole Milk, 1 cup butter, and 1 cup Sugar in a pan. Bring almost to a boil, just “scald” the milk. If you boil you went too far, it will curdle the milk. Remove from the heat and let it cool until warm. Add 2 packages Active Dry Yeast, 0.25 Ounce Packets and mix in.
Now transfer to a bowl all the liquid, then add 8 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon (heaping) Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon (scant) Baking Soda, and 1 Tablespoon (heaping) Salt. Cover with a tea towel and let rise for about an hour. After it has risen, turn out to a floured surface ( like above) and add about 1 more cup flour while kneading it all in.
Take about 1/2 of the dough and roll it out into a rectangle. I would say 18 inches by about 9 inches or so. Cover with a thin layer of melted butter, sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and then sprinkle with brown sugar. Starting with the long side away from you, roll the dough up towards you. Fold the dough up and close the roll by pinching it together.
Now take the sharpest knife you have and cut the roll into 2 to 2 1/2 inch sections. Now place them in a greased pan almost touching each other. Let these rise about 20 minutes and put them into the oven at 400 for about 15 minutes. Remove and cover with frosting!
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SUPER YUMMY SAVORY PARMESAN & SWISS CHEESE BREAD PUDDING
If you know me, you know I don’t really have too much of a sweet tooth. When I discovered this recipe for a savory bread pudding I knew it would be a wonderful addition to my recipe repertoire. You can serve this with your choice of meat. I really enjoy Parmesan Bread Pudding on days when a soup or a salad is the main course because it’s really rich. This is also a perfect addition to any Sunday Brunch menu. This dish is a pillow of soft, cheesy heaven.
· 1/2 loaf of brioche bread, cut into 1" cubes
· 3 1/3 c of manufactured cream or heavy cream
· 6 eggs
· 3 cups of sautéed onions
· 1 1/2 cups of Swiss cheese, shredded
· 2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
· 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
· 4 tsp salt
· 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
1. Butter a 9 X 12” baking pan very well.
2. Mix bread cubes with cream and eggs.
3. Add sautéed onions, Swiss cheese, Parmesan cheese, cottage cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir.
4. Pour into pan. Cover and bake at 350° F for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 35 minutes at 325°.
· Sun Dried Tomatoes
· Broccoli Rabe
· Fontina Cheese
"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating." Luciano Pavarotti
Recipe courtesy of eatingwell.com
This asparagus salad topped with poached eggs is satisfying yet light, making it a nice option for lunch,brunch or even dinner with some crusty bread. Roasting brings out a toasty flavor in the asparagus. I like this salad with medium-set poached eggs so the yolks are still a little runny, but poach your eggs for the full 8 minutes if you prefer hard-set yolks.
· 2 bunches asparagus (about 1 pound each), trimmed
· 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
· 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
· 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
· Zest of 1 lemon
· 2 tablespoons lemon juice
· 1 tablespoon minced shallot
· 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
· 4 large eggs
· 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
· 1 7-ounce bag baby arugula (about 10 cups)
· 1/2 cup thinly shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (see Tip)
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Toss asparagus with 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, until very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon oil, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, lemon zest, lemon juice, shallot and dry mustard in the bowl. Set aside 4 teaspoons of the dressing in a small bowl. # When the asparagus is done, set aside to cool while you poach the eggs.
When the asparagus is done, set aside to cool while you poach the eggs.
Break each egg into its own small bowl. Fill a large, straight-sided skillet or Dutch oven with 2 inches of water; bring to a boil. Add vinegar. Reduce to a gentle simmer: the water should be steaming and small bubbles should come up from the bottom of the pan. Submerging the lip of each bowl into the simmering water, gently add the eggs, one at a time. Cook 4 minutes for soft set, 5 minutes for medium set and 8 minutes for hard set. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to a clean kitchen towel to drain for a minute.
Toss arugula with the dressing in the large bowl. Divide the salad among 4 plates. Top with asparagus and a poached egg and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of the reserved dressing. Garnish with cheese.
TIPS & NOTES
· Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 3) for up to 1 day.
· Tip: To make shaved cheese for topping salads or pasta, use a vegetable peeler to thinly shave slices off a block of hard cheese, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano, Asiago or Pecorino Romano.
Per serving: 239 calories; 18 g fat ( 4 g sat , 11 g mono ); 191 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 13 g protein; 3 g fiber; 361 mg sodium; 535 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Folate (60% daily value), Vitamin A (53% dv), Vitamin C (38% dv), Calcium (23% dv), Iron (16% dv), Potassium (15% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
Exchanges: 1 1/2 vegetables, 1 1/2 medium fat meat, 2 fat
sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
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― E.E. Cummings
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But what's the point of going out on a date if it ends up being bad. If you want to have a successful date, you need to understand how to be a good date in all its subtleties. Here are some great tips on how to be an excellent date!
Play Your Role
If you’re the guy, be chivalrous and charming. Treat the woman you’re on a date with like a lady. She deserves all your respect and attention.
If you’re the girl, allow the man in your company to take the lead and make the decisions. Men love it when they feel like they’re in control of the situation. Help him feel more like a man and he’ll love you for it.
Don't Be Shy!
Both of you are on a date to get to know more about each other and figure out the compatibility. Remember that your date is trying their best to keep a conversation going. Help out by answering a question that would give more opportunities for more questions and conversations over the date.
Don't Answer Your Phone!
Don’t ever answer your phone on a date, unless you really have to. And even if you do, end your phone conversation as soon as possible.
Dressing casual may seem like the perfect attire to dress up for a first date, but if you’ve planned for dinner or a meeting at a swanky lounge, always dress your best. You may be late or in a hurry to get to meet your date on time, but that’s no excuse to be dressed badly. Don’t embarrass your date by dressing casually or in a hurry, especially if your date’s taken their time to look their best for you.
In The Event of a Bad Date, Put On Your Poker Face!
Don’t show your disappointment. You may think you’ve snagged a bad date, but learn to put up with it. You never know how the date could progress if all you want to do is pout, grumble and throw a hissy fit. And even if your date doesn’t fit your description of a perfect date, it gives you no excuse to insult someone or make them feel bad about it.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is to love and be loved in return.
~ From "Unforgettable with Love" by Natalie Cole