Breads, Entrees

Italian night- lets Calzone!

I make my pizza dough with my bread-maker -dough setting. But this recipe is a good as your creativity. Frozen pizza dough can be good in a pinch.

For dough-in bread maker

  • 1.5 cup warm water
  • 2 packets self rising yeast or 5 tsp loose yeast.
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 4.5 cups flour
  • Dash of Italian seasoning

set on dough setting.

Once dough is ready cut into four even sections. Roll into rounds and get creative!


Tbl sauce, pepperoni, 1/4 cup mozzarella, red pepper sliced thin, red onion , black olive. Fold and seal edges. Sprinkle w parmesan cheese.

Bake on lightly cornmeal dusted pizza stone or cookie sheet. 409 degrees- 15-18 minutes until golden brown.

Serve with side of marinara sauce.

Breads, Desserts, Traditions

Warm sticky cinnamon buns…cold weather favorite!  

My dear friends on diets or watching gluten… please dont hate me for this one.

I Love the smell of warm cinnamon bread in the house. My secret to adding this recipe in my simple/easy file is my bread machine. Making the dough in the bread machine takes the mess, sweat and time off your hands.

In bread machine- add 1/2 cup warm water and 2 and 1/2 Tsp yeast.  ( or one packet) allow to disolve. Add 1 beaten egg

Pour in three and 1/2 cup  bread flour ontop of melted yeast.

Small sauce pan 1/2 cup milk and 1/3rd cup butter – melt together add 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup sugar melt together. Take off heat.

Make a well in flour and pour warm mixture in well.

Set bread machine to dough setting. (1.5 hour setting) walk away. 

Once done roll out on floured service to a

15×9  inch rectangle.

  • Melt 1/2 cup butter
  • Seperate bowl mix 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbs cinnimon

 rolled dough paint with half butter and sprinkle with half cinnimon sugar.

Roll dough pinching end and slice into 12-14 eaqusl slices. 

Baking pan cover bottom with butter and sugar mixture. Assemble buns close in pan. Allow to rise another thirty minutes.

Bake at 350 degrees 25-30 min until golden brown.


  • 2 cups powder sugar
  • 2 table spoon butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbs hot water as needed

Breads, breakfast

Waffle Time – get my batter bowl! 

Momma had this huge heavy black electric waffle iron that made four seperate waffles. It always scared me a bit with how it steamed and sputtered and clanged close when Momma dropped the hot lid on the golden batter.  She would make a mountain of warm squares waiting butter and warm syrup. Dont use a mix for waffles… the recipe is so simple and so good. I was in heaven when I found a batter bowl like Momma had at a local estate sale to mix it in. Create the tradition snd make memories.

Simply Delicious Waffle Batter

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Two eggs
  • 1-1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 stick butter melted

Mix with wisk in batter bowl.

Pictured Strawberry syrup by Lupe and whipped cream by me. 🙂  

Momma Batter Bowl!

Breads, Holiday, Traditions

Jack Bread … childhood favorite 

Jack was a wonderful family friend that always payed a visit with his famous sweet warmbread to share neighborly love. I will alwAys remember his sky blue eyes and hearty laugh.  I found the recipe that was close to Jacks and relive the tradition sharing these loaves with neighbors and friends on holiday mornings. Enjoy…

1/3 cup melted butter

2packets yeast

1 cup warm wateR

2 eggs beaten

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

5 cup flour

1 egg yolk for egg wash

1 T water

Raw sugar

Disolve yeast in wArm water

Add melted butter, sugar, salt, eggsand flour.

Knead on floured suface until smooth but not tough.

Place in greased bowl  let rise 1 hour

Divide into four pieces

Shape into 18″ rope and braid two together

Repeat with other two ropes

Cover on baking sheet- rise 45 min

Brush with yolk water and sprinkle with corse suger

Bake 350 for 20-25 min

( stale loaved make amazing bread pudding or french toast. )
This can be made in large setting bread makers.