8/3/12

Navajo Tacos!

This one is unique... I wanna test it out for a new thing... See how the boys respond to it... To me it looks delish but they don't always like everything Momma does lol... Thanks again to Oh SO Delicioso!!!!



For Nates birthday my friend made him quite the birthday dinner. Navajo Tacos and cucumber lime aid. (my kitchen was packed away in boxes...) I wanted to make it for my family, and got the recipes from her. Its REALLY yummy. And although the dough looks like it would take a lot of work to make- its really easy.
It also makes a TON.
I halved the bread dough and would say it would still easily make 20-30 servings.
The dough below is NOT the halved version.

I have also have navajo tacos with philsbury biscuit dough- fried.
oo! comment #1 said to use rhodes roll dough. LOVE that idea.

Top the Fry bread with all your favorite taco mixings.
Refried Beans
Ground Turkey or Beef (cooked in taco seasonings)
cheese
olives
tomatoes
pico or salsa
avacado / guac
sour cream
lettuce etc

Navajo Fry Bread Recipe:

Let stand 5 minutes in a separate bowl:
2T yeast
1 Cup warm water
2tsp sugar

Cream together
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3 tsp salt

then add and continue creaming
2 eggs
4 cups warm water
yeast,water and sugar mixture

5 cups flour, cover, let rise for 1/2 hour

Stir in 6 or 7 cups of flour and let rise in fridge for a few hours.
Roll into small balls and flatten thin and fry in heated oil.
depending on size of pan you can fry 2-3 at a time and it only takes a few minutes on each side. watch carefully.

Cookie Dough Truffles

OMW I LOVE her for sharing these on Oh SO Delicioso!!!!


These are TO DIE for {great for the upcomming holiday too!}. A friend introduced me to them last year in MI, and I so love her for it :) and lately I've been cravying them like crazy. I searched up the recipe and need to share it with you!
ps- its a Paula Deen Recipe, you know its good!

Cookie Dough Truffles

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet mini chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 pounds chocolate bark candy coating, melted

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in flour and add milk. Add chocolate morsels and pecans, mixing well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on waxed paper; chill 2 hours.
*Cook's Note: Since the dough is sticky, roll your fingers into flour. This will make it easier to roll.
Melt chocolate bark candy coating in a double boiler. Using 2 forks, dip cookie balls into candy coating to cover. Place on waxed paper and chill to set. Store in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Homemade Tortilla Chips!

All I can say is YUMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!


on Sunday I found myself in a bit of a scramble....We had gotten home from our big christmasidaho trip late friday night. Saturday unpacked and cleaned and managed to go to costco for milk eggs and a few other essentials. Sydney's birthday was Sunday and she decided right then and there she wanted tacos for her dinner. We grabbed all we could for the meal and headed home.

The next day (Sunday, Sydney's birthday) we had the whole feast laid out but I had forgotten chips. how on earth are you suppose to eat salsa without chips. So I started scrounging the internet for tortilla chip recipes. After reading a few I figured out how I would make them...and made them.
They were SO yummy and really very simple I know I will make these more often on taco night.
They are really really addicting when they are fresh out of the oven. They would hold up perfect in soups- especially taco and tortilla. (we had picked up the costco tortilla soup with the coupon for an easy dinner and this were nice with it. kept the crunch in all the soupiness)


you need :
1 T veg oil
12 corn tortillas
sea salt or kosher salt

with a basting brush oil each side of a tortilla
Stack all 12 and cut like a pizza


you will need 2 cookie sheets.
lay out in a single layer
and sprinkle with salt

Place both cookie sheets in oven at 350 bake for 10 minutes
then switch cookie sheets shelves.
(top cookie sheet move to bottom rack and vis versa)
you may need longer time or less...you know how your oven cooks...







Tips on Frosting Cupcakes

I found this over at Oh So Delicioso & I am bookmarking it for my own personal use seeing as she has a LOT of the same things I do!!!

I saw this floating around on pinterest...and three clicks later I found the original post.
I love it, and wanted to know this info for myself, so I'm book marking it in my recipe book blog

for more information, movie and explanations- even cupcake recipes.....go here

(Left to Right) Large round tip, Open star (Wilton 1M), Closed star (Wilton 2D), French tip

Chicken Tip

I buy roasted chicken for $4-$6 bucks and take all the meat off the bones while it's still warm. I divide the meat into 2 bags that provide chicken for 2 meals. Then I throw the bones, skin and scraps into a pot, cover it all with water and let it boil for an hour. It makes yummy chicken stock to use in soups and stews and I just freeze it in a freezer bag. It ends up being so worth it. Plus I don't have to cook chicken for casseroles, soups or enchiladas. It's so nice to just pull it out of the fridge and start assembling without the hassle of cooking and shredding first.