Friday, December 23, 2016

Perfect Sugar Cookie Recipe

This sugar cookie recipe was passed on to us by my sister-in-law. It's super easy and they come out perfect. Nice and soft or you can cook them longer for more of a crunch.

I'm still in pursuit of the perfect buttercream (no shortening) frosting recipe. For now I just pull up any random one and make it work.

Sugar Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the wet ingredients.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix until completely combined.
  4. Cover and chill for 1 hour to make dough easier to handle.
  5. Roll out 1/4″ thick and cut with cookie cutters.
  6. Bake for 5-9 minutes or until edges just begin to become golden.
  7. They may appear undercooked but they will turn out perfectly.
Here's the cookie recipe link.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Momma Doty Stuffing

This is a great stuffing recipe.

Celery, onion, mushrooms (quartered), sausage, water chestnuts, cashews and toasted bread.  Spices are poultry seasoning, sage, garlic salt.  I sauté the first 2 in butter, toss in mushrooms. Cook sausage separate. Dump in bowl as done.  Add diced toast, season. Add enough chicken broth so it holds together. Bake until heated through (covered).

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Momma Doty No-Bake Cheesecake

This is officially one of the husband's family's recipes - the first on our sibling blog. Yowzahs! That means it's a goody.

It's super simple, fast, and a real crowd pleaser.

Le Crust
1 package of graham crackers (one of the plastic packages from inside the box)
1/2-3/4 cube butter melted (we use 1/2 of a cube of butter)
1/2 c sugar

Le Filling
1 block softened cream cheese
2/3 c sugar
2 c whipped cream- or small container of cool whip
Fresh raspberries (or jam or other cheesecake topping, or just no topping)

Smash graham crackers and mix with sugar. Add melted butter. Press in to a pie dish. Once cream cheese is soft, mix well with 2/3 c. sugar. Fold in whipped cream. Add filling to pie dish. Top with fresh raspberries. 

(There is also a glaze for the raspberries but we haven't nailed that part of the recipe down yet. It's even more delicious but it's still great without it.)


Monday, January 18, 2016

Favorite Pizza Dough in Doty-land

If you haven't met the food wishes blog, well you should. The hubs loves it. It drives me crazy but I love it too. Just watch a few videos and you'll see why. "The ol' tap-a tap-a" is now a household phrase. I also prefer written instructions and recipes to a video (what do you do when you just want to glance at it?). Regardless, this dough is amazing and we love it. Lots of great recipes on foodwishes.

1 package active dry yeast
1 t. honey
1 c. warm water (105 degrees F)
3 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 T. olive oil


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Carlsen Creamed Corn

Here's a family favorite from my great grandmother Melba.

             I'm not sure whose handwriting that is.  I think it's my aunt Cherie, or maybe by grandma or grandma Carlsen.  

2 - 11 oz. cans of corn
1/2 pint of whipping cream
8 oz. of milk
1 tsp. salt + 1/4 tsp salt (I'm not an MSG person)
6 tsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. melted butter
2 Tbsp. flour

Put all but corn, flour, and butter in a sauce pan and cook about five minutes until warmed through.  Add corn and simmer five minutes.  Melt butter, add flour.  Mix to smooth.  Stir into corn until thick.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Lion House Rolls

These are outstanding rolls! My aunt Lee made them for Thanksgiving a couple of years back and I have been in love ever since.  I think they are more delicious made in your home than at the Lion House Restaurant in Salt Lake City.  They are definitely worth making.  I think you will find it hard to go back to any other roll recipe as you try them.  
  • 2 cups warm water
  • ⅔ cup nonfat instant dry milk
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 5-5½ cups flour (you can use all-purpose or bread flour)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, plus softened butter for brushing on top after the rolls are baked

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the water and the milk powder and stir to dissolve the milk. Add in the yeast and a tablespoon or so of the sugar and allow the yeast to bloom for 5-10 minutes. Add in the remaining sugar, salt, butter, egg and 2 cups of the flour.
  2. Mix on low speed until all of the ingredients are wet, then mix on medium for 2 minutes. Stop the mixer and add 2 more cups of flour, mix on low until combined, then on medium for 2 minutes. The dough will be getting stiffer at this point. Continue adding flour, ½ cup at a time, until the dough is soft and tacky, but not sticky.
  3. Place the dough in a greased bowl and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm spot until doubled in size.
  4. Sprinkle a work surface lightly with flour. Divide the dough in half. Roll out one half of the dough into an 11x14-inch rectangle. Brush the top of the dough with half of the melted butter. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough in half horizontally right down the center. Slice the dough into rectangles about 2x4" big. If you hold your hand out so that your hand forms an "L" shape, it can help to be your guide for sizing.
  5. Roll or flip the rectangles, buttered side in, and place on a greased baking pan with the end resting on the baking sheet. Repeat with the second half of the dough.
  6. Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and allow to rise until doubled.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375F. Uncover the rolls and bake until they are browned and cooked through, 15-20 minutes. Brush with softened or melted butter while they are still hot.
Recipe from here


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Kneaders French Toast. Yes Please

Honestly, it's a ton of work but find some good cinnamon or blueberry bread at the local store and make french toast out of it, then make this syrup and eat it with whip cream and strawberries. That's what we've resorted to. Costco has a delicious blueberry bread. Definitely a necessary family tradition.

Here's the recipe

Kneader’s Over-Night French Toast
1 loaf Kneaders Chunky Cinnamon Bread cut in 8 slices 
8 eggs
3 c. milk
1 T. brown sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1 T. vanilla
2 T. butter  
Butter a glass baking dish generously (9" x 13").  Place the bread flat in the baking dish.  Mix all remaining ingredients, reserving the butter and pour over the bread. Cut butter into pieces and dot over the top. Refrigerate over night or at least 1 hour.   Bake 45 - 50 minutes at 350 degrees.  Serves 8 
Kneader's Carmel Syrup
1 c. Brown sugar
1 c. Creme
1 c. Light Karo Syrup
Blend together and heat on stove-top until sugar is smooth.
Serve warm.


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