Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Laura Ingalls Wilder Gingerbread

As the temperatures cool down and we head into Fall, I immediately turn to spices and brown colors and anything ginger and pumpkin. 

I have made Gingerbread before but hadn't yet tried the Laura Ingalls Wilder recipe, and I have been asked a couple times if I had the recipe, so I decided that today was the day.

It smells amazing as it is baking!


Laura Ingalls Wilder's Gingerbread

Mix together:
1 C. brown sugar
½ C. shortening
1 C. molasses

2 t. baking soda that has been dissolved in
1 C. boiling water

Sift together then add:
3 C. flour
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. ginger
1 t. cloves
1 t. nutmeg
1 t. allspice
½ t. salt

Add last:
2 eggs, well beaten

Bake at 350 in a greased 9 x 13″ pan until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

- Laura Ingalls Wilder


Monday, September 22, 2014

Yummy Hero Sandwiches

I have had this recipe for so many years.  I actually first got it out of one of my little cookbooks, you know those small pamphlet like soft cover books?  I want to say it was from Pillsbury but I'm not 100% on that.

Anyway, it is a recipe that I have kept on hand for many years, since my children were toddlers, and I remember making it quite a few times for us when we had family visiting.  I know my brother in law really enjoyed it too.

If you're looking for a quick yummy Friday night treat, then this is it.  I love the fact that you can change up the ingredients to suit your taste.  Don't like the chicken?  Use ham.  Don't want green pepper, omit.  Change it up, fix it how you like but do give it a try, you will most definitely enjoy it.

Yummy Hero Sandwiches
Yummy Hero Sandwiches

1 medium onion, halved, thinly sliced
1 medium bell pepper, any color, thinly sliced
2 (13 7/8 ounce) cans refrigerated prepared pizza crust
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 lb thinly sliced cooked chicken
3 ounces turkey pepperoni, thinly sliced ( approx 40 pieces)
8 ounces cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
1 egg
1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Heat oven to 400º.  Grease 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray.

In a non stick skillet spray veggie cooking spray and add onions and peppers; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
Unroll 1 can of dough; place in pan starting at center, press out dough just to the edge of the pan (do not go up the sides).

Spread mustard over dough.  Top evenly with chicken, pepperoni, onion mixture and cheese.
Unroll remaining can of dough over cheese, stretching to edges.  In a small bowl, beat egg; brush over top.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake 23 to 28 minutes or until golden brown and thoroughly heated.  Let stand 10 minutes.

Cut into 8 pieces to serve.

Yummy Hero Sandwiches