http://delicious-recipes786.blogspot.com firstname.lastname@example.org Jello Cake Recipe When you think of a Jello cake recipe, there's only one cake that is so popular that it immediately pops into your head: the classic Jello poke cake. This cake is famous for being extremely flexible in its use of gelatin flavors. When it's sliced into, you'll see the colorful stripes inside. Whatever flavor you use it's sure to be a hit. 1 package white or yellow cake mix (for two layers) 1 small package flavored gelatin, any flavor 4 eggs 1/3 cup oil 1 cup water (for the cake mix) 1 (12 oz.) container Cool Whip 1 cup water (for gelatin) Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake, according to package directions, using eggs, oil and water. Bake cake in a 13x9- inch pan for 40 to 45 minutes. Let cake cool in pan for at least 15 minutes. Poke holes across the entire surface of cake with a fork. Dissolve the gelatin in 1 cup of boiling water. Pour the warm gelatin slowly over the surface of the cake (gelatin will soak into the cake). Place cake in the refrigerator and chill for about 4 hours. Spread whipped topping on top of cake before serving. Refrigerate leftover cake. => Jello Cake Recipe: Jello Lemon Cooler Cake This is a great cake to make for picnics and when company comes to visit. It's got a nice sweet and tangy tartness to it that will tingle your tastebuds. 1 package lemon cake mix 1 cup hot water 2 (3oz.) packages lemon flavored gelatin 1 cup milk 1 (3.4 oz.) package lemon pudding mix 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip, thawed Directions Prepare cake mix according to package directions and bake in a 9x13-inch pan. Let cake cool, then poke holes across the entire cake surface using a fork. Dissolve the lemon gelatin in 1 cup of hot water. Pour warm gelatin over the entire cake. Place cake in the refrigerator and let it cool. In a large bowl, mix together the milk, lemon pudding mix and the remaining package of lemon gelatin; stir until all ingredients are thoroughly dissolved. Fold in the whipped topping and spread over top of cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve. => Jello Cake Recipe: Strawberry Jello Cake Recipe This strawberry Jello cake is something special. The perfect Jello dessert recipe for warm afternoons and those special occasions when you want to make a dessert they'll be talking about for days. 1 package white cake mix 1 (3 oz.) package strawberry gelatin 3 tablespoons flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup oil 1/2 cup water 4 eggs 1 (10 oz.) package frozen strawberries Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, sift the cake mix, flour, gelatin mix and salt together. Stir in the oil and water. Beat well. Add in the eggs, one at a time; mix well. In a medium, bowl mash up the entire bag of strawberries. Stir half of the strawberries (5 oz.) into the cake batter. Pour cake into 2-layer cake pans and bake for 30 minutes. Let cake cool and spread strawberry icing on top. Strawberry Icing 1 stick butter 1 box confectioners' sugar, sifted Directions Cream the butter. Gradually add in the sugar and the remaining mashed strawberries. Mix until icing is a smooth, creamy texture. => Jello Cake Recipe: Jello Pudding Cake Recipe Just like the poke cake, this Jello pudding cake is flexible when it comes to flavor. Choose the flavor that you want and enjoy a moist, rich-tasting cake that will not last for very long, because it's so scrumptious. 1 package white or yellow cake mix 1 (12 oz.) can fruit flavored soda (any flavor) 1 small box gelatin (same flavor as soda) 1 cup warm water 1 small box vanilla pudding 1 container Cool Whip Directions Prepare cake according to package directions. Bake cake in a 13x9-inch pan. Let cake cool. Poke holes into cake surface with a fork. Pour flavored soda over cake. Dissolve gelatin into 1 cup warm water. Pour gelatin over the entire cake. Prepare pudding according to package directions. Spread pudding over top of cake. Spread whipped topping over top of entire cake. Refrigerate cake until ready to serve. Ham Soup Recipes Do you have a ham bone in your freezer but you're not sure what to do with it? Here's a fun assortment of five recipes with crock pot and stovetop instructions. These range from the traditional split pea to the creative wild rice and ham chowder. Lentil Soup Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: see below Pams-hams bone ½ pound dried lentils 6 cups water 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small can V8 juice ¼ cup oil 1 t. basil (optional) salt and pepper to taste Rinse lentils thoroughly. Combine all ingredients. In crock pot, cook on low 8-10 hours, Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup On stove top: Combine ingredients and bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer for 2 hours or until beans are tender. Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup Split Pea Soup or Navy Bean Soup Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: see below Pams-hams bone 2 cups dried split peas or dried navy beans 6 cups water 2 chopped carrots 1 large onion, chopped 1 t. thyme (optional) 1 t. basil (optional) salt and pepper to taste Rinse peas thoroughly. Combine all ingredients Recommended: In crock pot, cook on low 8-10 hours. Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup. On stove top: Soak beans overnight with ¼ t. baking soda if possible. Combine ingredients and bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer for 2 hours or until beans are tender. Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup Mixed Bean Soup Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: see below Pams-hams bone 1 pound dried mixed beans 1 can crushed tomatoes 1 large onion, chopped 4 cups of water 2 stalks celery - chopped 2 carrots – chopped 3 cloves garlic 1 t. basil (optional) salt and pepper to taste Rinse beans thoroughly. Combine all ingredients Recommended: In crock pot, cook on low 8-10 hours. Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup. On stove top: Soak beans overnight with ¼ t. baking soda if possible. Combine ingredients and bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer for 2 hours or until beans are tender. Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup Broccoli cheese soup Prep time: 20 minutes, Cook time: 30 minutes Pams-hams bone 1 bunch broccoli, chopped (I use tops mainly) 1 – ½ cup milk 1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth 1 cup water 1 lb. Shredded cheddar cheese or Velveeta 5 T. butter 4 T. flour salt and pepper to taste Steam the broccoli in the microwave. (1/2 inch of water in casserole dish, cook about 3 minutes or until you just start to smell it) In large soup pot, melt butter and stir in flour. Slowly add remaining ingredients, stirring constantly. Add ham bone last. Cook on low 30 minutes or more. If it is thicker than your desired consistency, add more milk. Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup Wild Rice and Ham Chowder Pre Time: 30 minutes, Cook time: 45 minutes A. 1 ½ cups water, ¾ cup wild rice B. ¼ cup butter or margarine, ½ cup chopped onion, 3 cloves garlic, minced, ½ cup flour, 4 cups of water and 4 chicken bouillon cubes C. 1 ½ cup peeled, cubed potatoes, ½ cup chopped carrots, ½ t. thyme, ½ t. nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste D. 1 (17 oz.) can whole kernel corn, untrained, 2 cups half n half (or milk), palms-hams bone Cook A. Set aside. B. Combine butter, onion and garlic. Cook until onion is crisp-tender. Stir in the flour. Cook 1 minute stirring constantly. Add water and bouillon. Add C. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 15-30 minutes. Add D and simmer 20 more minutes. Remove bone from soup. Cut up ham, return chopped ham to soup For more of my recipes and cooking tips, go to [http://www.pams-hams.com]. An inviting place for sugar and honey glazed baked ham, dinners, gifts and clever conversation. Pam is the owner of pams-hams.com and retired marketing director for Honey baked in Michigan. As anyone with kids can understand, the move was made in order to have more flexibility with the family. Hobbies include cooking and entertaining and finding clever new ways to make a meal easier or better. Also fond of water sports, Samoyeds, cats and small red head children. Italian Biscotti Recipes There are an endless variety of Italian biscotti recipes. The following are a couple variations that are both easy and delicious and are sure to make nearby mouths water! Simple Biscotti Recipe Makes about 4 dozen cookies Ingredients: 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup granulated sugar 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3 large eggs 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon anise or almond extract Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Prepare your cookie sheets by greasing them or line them with parchment paper. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the oil, eggs, sugar and anise flavoring and beat until well blended. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients and then stir these into the egg mixture to form a heavy ball of dough. Divide the dough into two pieces. Form each piece into a roll (a long tube) as long as your cookie sheet. Place the roll onto the prepared cookie sheet and apply a little bit a pressure until it is about 1/2 an inch thick. Pop these in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. When the color seems right, remove from the baking sheet to cool on a wire rack. When the biscotti are cool enough to handle, slice 'em up! Using a long-bladed knife, slice the cookies into 1/2 inch slices. Place the slices cut side up back onto the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 6 to 10 minutes on each side. Remove from heat, and voila! A perfect cookie for a snack or for entertaining! Another one of those oh-so-tasty Italian biscotti recipes that you simply must try are of the chocolate variety. Read on and you won't be disappointed! Chocolate Biscotti Recipe Makes about 3 dozen cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 large eggs 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Prepare your cookie sheets by greasing them or line them with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugar and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add in the cocoa and baking powder. Add the eggs one at a time. Sift the flour in next, work until you have a ball of dough. Finally mix in the chocolate chips. Divide the ball into two pieces. Form each piece into a roll (a long tube) as long as your cookie sheet. Place the roll onto the prepared cookie sheet and apply a little bit a pressure until it is about 1/2 an inch thick. Pop these in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. When the color seems right, remove from the baking sheet to cool on a wire rack. When the biscotti are cool enough to handle, slice 'em up! Using a long-bladed knife, slice the cookies into 1/2 inch slices. Place the slices cut side up back onto the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 6 to 10 minutes on each side. Remove from heat, and now you've got a chocolate-y and delicious alternative to the traditional biscotti, which are sure to be a big a hit! Sugar Free Recipes This article will a little bit show you a sugar free recipes for Candida diet. Do you know what the best treatment to cure your candidacies is? I have seen many people who suffer candidacies whether they have it for just couple months or have been dealing with it for years. Among those people, a portion has made a huge success in getting rid of the Candida. And from these success people, most of them get their Candida cured because of the combination of both natural treatment and drugs or antifungal drugs. The best natural treatment available is to take the Candida diet. It will remove the Candida. The problem now is how you can control your food for the diet. Many book recipes are actually available on bookstore. Although only a few of them focus on Candida diet foods, but at least they are available. A one case below is just one tiny example on how you can make your own food to adjust your Candida diet. I have a friend, who is a mother of a daughter, she and her daughter have candida. They are looking for a bread or muffin or roll recipe that is yeast, sugar, gluten and milk free. So they need suggestions. So having that question, below is what I suggest them. A simple, tasty morning crepes recipe: Grind up 1/3 cup whole oats in a blender or food processor, mix in 1/3 cup unsweetened soy milk and 1 egg. Make enough for 2 crepes. Pour it on a hot non-stick fry pan with butter or oil then sprinkle extra oats on top and cook on each side until golden. You can add Stevie, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, or whatever to the batter. I like it with Stevie- sweetened yogurt on top, but you can use whatever topping conforms to your diet. I imagine you could also use these crepes to wrap up some steamed veggies (like asparagus) for a dinner. KFC Chicken Recipe For well over fifty years the recipe developed by Col. Harlan Sanders for his Original KFC Chicken Recipe has been a carefully guarded secret. The recipe has been kept in a vault for many years. Even today, the eleven herbs and spices are blended in two separate facilities before being brought to the KFC headquarters for the final blend. While there are many attempts to copycat this recipe, there are few recipes that actually come close to the great flavor of the original. One thing that is known for certain is that the chicken is cooked in a pressure fryer. Few homes have access to the pressure fryer, although it can be found in many restaurants and the deli section of many grocery stores that offer fried chicken. This device allows the chicken to be cooked to perfection as the steam builds pressure and keeps the meat tender during the cooking process. Most of the copycat recipes call for use of a deep fat fryer or deep frying pan instead. From a taste test, it is easy to determine that the Col. Sanders used sage, rosemary, garlic and onion in his chicken. In addition, we know that there is salt and pepper in the mix. The secret to the recipe is the exact proportion of these spices and the other unknowns that are used in the mix. Once the mix is completed, it is sent to the franchises where it is added to flour and blended. To prepare the chicken, pieces are first dipped into a mix of eggs and milk. The moist chicken is then dipped into a mixture of the flour, herbs and spices. The floured chicken is then dropped into the pressure fryer and cooked until done. In attempting to copy the recipe, most home cooks will use a pan to deep fat fry the chicken until done. Frying chicken can take a while. Plan for the chicken to cook for twenty-five to thirty minutes. While you may never find the exact recipe for KFC chicken recipe, there are many recipes that come close. They blend many different spices and herbs in the flour mix to give an approximation that can be cooked in the home so that you can have your favorite chicken any time of the day or night and not have to pay the prices that the Colonel wants for his famous recipe. In addition, you may find a healthier alternative to fried chicken. Easy Quinoa Breakfast Recipes There are plenty of easy quinoa breakfast recipes that you can find online but I'll only share 3 of my favorites. Quinoa is so versatile that you can practically add anything to it without overpowering the other ingredients. One of my favorite breakfast recipes is the nutty cinnamon quinoa recipe. You will need a cup of low fat milk or skim milk, a cup of water, a cup of quinoa (well-rinsed), 2 cups fresh blueberries or strawberries, ½ teaspoon finely ground cinnamon, 1/3 cup chopped pecans (or any nut that you prefer) and 4 teaspoons organic nectar. This is so easy to make, all you have to do is boil the milk, water and quinoa in a saucepan over high heat and then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until most the liquid is absorbed. Turn off the heat and set it aside for 5 minutes while covered. Mix in cinnamon and blueberries and top with the chopped nuts. Drizzle with nectar and serve. Another easy quinoa breakfast recipe that I like is the hot quinoa breakfast cereal. You will only need a cup of cooked quinoa, thinly sliced apples, seedless raisins, dash of cinnamon, milk and honey. Mix all the dry ingredients together and serve with milk. You can add honey or low- calorie sugar to taste. The last easy quinoa breakfast recipe that I found is the peanut butter quinoa recipe. For the ingredients, you need a cup of quinoa, 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter, 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 cup of milk, roasted pecans, raisins or dried cranberries and any fruits of your choice (bananas, strawberries, peaches). Boil the quinoa with milk, sugar, cinnamon sticks and peanut butter. Reduce the heat to low until the milk is absorbed. Set it aside and cover it for 5 minutes. Add all the ingredients and serve. Now that's easy right? Solar Pasta Recipes Of all the solar recipe categories available solar pasta recipes simply have to be one of the all time favorites. These recipes are easy to follow, require no great skill or years of experience and arguably are even more delicious than pasta cooked using conventional methods, due to the gradual but thorough cooking process that occurs in the solar cooker. Fundamentally two processes have to occur in parallel. In one solar pot, preferably a black enameled-bellied pot with a reasonably tight-fitting lid, the raw ingredients need to be cooked. This is by far the longest process and needs to start fairly early. Initially prepare and add the raw vegetables with 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil (garlic, mushrooms, onions, peppers etc) into the solar pot and position in the solar cooker, allowing the cooking process to start. Immediately thereafter to a second black enameled-bellied pot add approximately 5 cups of tap water at ambient temperature (in other words fill this solar pot about 70% with water). Similarly position this second solar pot in the solar cooker and allow the water to slowly start heating up. After about 1 hour remove the first pot and add the meat combination(s) (ham, chicken, seafood etc). At this stage do not add the cooking sauce(s) (cream, yogurt etc). Place the solar pot back into the solar cooker and allow to continue cooking for at least a further 2 hours (possibly longer). Timing in the latter part of the solar pasta meal becomes all important. Pasta is a carbohydrate that if over cooked can become soft and spongy as opposed to the required "al dente" texture and for that reason needs to be closely monitored. 2 hours before serving add the required sauces to the first solar pot and allow the meat/ vegetable combination to cook in the sauces, fully absorbing the taste and aroma. 40 minutes before serving add the pasta to the second solar pot. The water should be extremely hot, even possibly steaming. Once the pasta is added add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to prevent the pasta from sticking and clumping together. This is particularly important if you are cooking lasagna. Place this second pot back into the solar cooker and allow to cook, checking from 15 minutes onwards. Do not make the mistake of thinking the pasta will cook more slowly in the solar cooker due to the somewhat stagnant nature of the water compared to that of using a conventional hot plate. As soon as the pasta is "al dente" remove and drain the water from the pot. Transfer the pasta to a large serving bowl, remove the cooked ingredients and toss into the pasta, including the sauces. Mix thoroughly and add salt, pepper and spices to taste. Serve hot in an eating bowl, preferably accompanied with a glass of dry red wine. The solar pasta phenomena is now complete! Kid's Cupcake Recipes Cup cakes are a favorite treat for kids of all ages. Cupcakes can be decorated for all seasons and reasons. These are quick, easy cup cake recipe that kids can prepare with the help of an adult. These cupcakes could always be made starting with a boxed cake mix. But where is the fun in that? With these recipes, you and the kids start from scratch and create memories as well as some delicious mouth watering treats. Lemon Cupcake Recipe Ingredients: 3½ oz. softened butter 3½ oz. softened cream cheese 2 tsp. finely grated lemon rind 2/3-cup superfine sugar 2 eggs ½ cup all-purpose (plain) flour 1/3 cup self-raising flour Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 325F Line a 12-cup muffin pan, with cupcake papers Beat the butter, cheese, lemon rind, sugar and eggs until smooth and creamy Sift the flours together Add the flour gradually to the cheese mixture 6. Beat on a low speed, until just combined Divide the mixture evenly between the 12 muffin tins Bake for 25 minutes until firm to touch Allow to cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack Yields: 12 cupcakes Frost with purchased lemon frosting. Enjoy Basic Vanilla Cupcake Recipe Ingredients: 5 oz. Butter - softened 5 oz. superfine sugar 6 oz. self-raising flour 3 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350F Line a 12-cupcake pan, with cup cake papers Crack the eggs into a cup and beat lightly with a fork Place all the ingredients in a large bowl Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, until light and creamy Divide the mixture in the muffin pan Bake for 18-20 minutes until risen and firm to touch Allow to cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack Allow to cool fully before applying the frosting Yields: 12 cupcakes Frost with purchased vanilla frosting. Enjoy Delicious Mexican Breakfast Recipes When you think of famous Mexican foods, you might think of such culinary delights as tacos, burritos, enchiladas and so on, but what about Mexican breakfast foods? Mexicans love to eat big, hearty meals and breakfast is no exception. A good breakfast is important in every culture and Mexicans love to start their day with a delicious Mexican food recipe. Typical Mexican breakfasts vary between the different regions in Mexico but tortillas are the defining element of Mexican breakfast dishes. Mexicans use tortillas like other nations use bread and you might find breakfast burritos or breakfast tacos on a Mexican menu. Tortillas are unleavened and often made with maize flour, and they have been around for thousands of years. Heaves rancheros is a typical Mexican breakfast and this is made by topping a tortilla with fried eggs and adding some hot sauce. Eggs feature in many breakfast recipes actually and Mexicans eat them boiled, scrambled or fried for breakfast. Omelets are another way to use them. If eggs are on the breakfast menu, hot sauce is usually not far away. Mexicans enjoy eating fresh produce at every meal and this includes fruit and vegetables. Tomatoes, corn, beans, cilantro and fresh fruit are all served at breakfast time in Mexico. These ingredients also feature in many other Mexican recipes. Mexican Breakfast Drinks Hot chocolate and coffee are equally popular at breakfast time in Mexico. A thick hot chocolate called champurrado is a delicious, cinnamon-infused concoction, which is an enjoyable and warming drink for a cool morning. Crusty rolls called bolillos are often dipped into milky coffee or Mexican hot chocolate. Sweet chocolate, fruit or nut pastries might be served with coffee or hot chocolate. A lot of Mexicans have a sweet tooth. Recipe for Corn Pancakes with Cilantro and Scallions The following recipe is guaranteed to fill your family up at breakfast time. These corn pancakes contain eggs, corn kernels, scallions and cilantro and they are filling and delicious. Sour cream and mild tomato salsa are great accompaniments. If you normally have your pancakes with maple syrup, why not try this tasty Mexican variation? This recipe makes enough to feed a family of four. You will need: 1 egg 1 cup yogurt 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/3 cup chopped scallions 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 small jalapeno, seeded and chopped 1/3 cup cornmeal 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup cooked corn kernels Sour cream and mild tomato salsa, to serve How to make it: Sift the flour into a bowl, with the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Stir in the cornmeal. Beat the eggs, yogurt, corn, scallions, cilantro, jalapeno, and vegetable oil in another bowl, and then add this mixture to the flour mixture. Heat a skillet over a medium high heat and brush it with oil. Ladle some of the batter into the hot skillet and cook it until there are little holes. Flip the Mexican pancake and brown the other side. Repeat this until you have used all the batter. Serve the pancakes with sour cream and mild tomato salsa. Vegetarian Pizza Recipe With so many possibilities, vegetarian pizza recipes can suit every taste and are open to interpretation and creation. Experiment, enjoy, and share! Whether you bake a lot of pizzas or are completely new to them, they are one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things to cool. Some pizza restaurants make terrible pizzas, being oily and full of fat, but when you bake them yourself, you will be able to control every aspect of them, especially if you're vegetarian and have your very own vegetable pizza recipe. You can add all of your favourite ingredients, and eliminate all of the fatty and greasy components that you dislike. Having the control over the ingredients also means you can use ones that you have grown yourself in your very own garden. Since vegetables are so common and easy to grow in your backyard, they are fantastic to add to your pizza recipe. The base itself is also quite easy to make as it is a simple dough. You can also modify it to suit your needs and likes, such as using wholemeal or gluten-free flour, which is sure to be able to suit every vegetarian. The pizza sauce is traditionally tomato based, but you can change that for whatever you like, even a jam if you're so inclined! As you can see, experimenting with pizzas and all sorts of combinations is definitely possible and limitless. As I've eluded to, you're not limited to vegetables and savoury pizzas. Although very uncommon, it is also possible to make sweet pizzas to serve as a desert. You can sweeten the dough a little by adding sugar, and you can add jams, chocolates, and lollies for toppings. Just make sure the lollies don't melt in the oven and make a good old mess! Home Made Pizza Recipe Do your family like fast food but you don't want them eating junk? I have a 20 month old son who typically loves the food I won't let him eat. I discovered recently that he adores pizza but of course I certainly didn't want him eating those frozen ones you get as you really don't know what is in them but I always thought pizza was so difficult to make. I was talking to my sister-in-law about it and she gave me this recipe for home made pizza and I was a bit nervous but said I would give it a try to see what it was like. Boy was I pleasantly surprised. Firstly at how easy it was and secondly about how much tastier it was. Even my husband (who likes his pizza) said he wouldn't buy any more pizza and wanted the home made one in future. I like that fact that you can pick your own toppings and can put plenty of them on and not be trying to spread bits around the pizza. My son raves about them now and is always shouting for pizza. The recipe below makes two generous sized pizzas but I roll them over very very thin so if you like thicker bases maybe you should increase the quantities. The first time I made it I thought I hadn't nearly enough dough but there really is quite an amount when you roll it out. Don't be put off by the fact you have to leave it for an hour. I usually make the dough around lunchtime when I put my son down for his sleep and then take it out of the hot press that evening when I am ready to roll it out. Also the mixture was too wet so I just kept adding bits of flour until it was about right and it didn't affect it in any way. So here's the recipe, I have no idea where my sister- in-law got the recipe but it's a really nice one. Ingredients: 8oz strong plan white flour 1 tsp (level) salt 1 1/2 tsp yeast 3 - 4 fluid oz hand hot water 1/4 tsp sugar 1 egg 1 tsp olive oil Tomato puree or passata and cheese followed by whatever toppings you require Method: Put water in basin and whisk in sugar and yeast. Leave for 15 minutes until a frothy head forms. Sift the flour and salt together and pour into yeast along with the egg (which should be beaten beforehand). Mix to a dough, you may need to add some more water (or in my case a little more flour). You should end up with a soft pliable dough. Knead for 10 minutes. Put into a bowl and put the tsp of olive oil on your hands and put all around the dough. Put back in the bowl and cover with cling film. Put in a hot place for 1 hour. When you are ready to roll out the dough remove it from where it has been and knead for a further 5 minutes before rolling out. Simply add your toppings and cook in a hot oven (about 220 Celsius) for 15 - 20 minutes. I also like to add some herbs on top for a little extra flavor but this is entirely up to you, just experiment and has fun. Fruit Pizza Recipes Do you have a craving for pizza, but don't want the usual tomato and cheese sauce fair? Are you craving a fruit pie that's less gooey? You don't have to despair because fruit pizza recipes can satisfy your every whim. You can enjoy a sweet rather than savory Italian slice of fruit joy using all sorts of fruit pizza recipes. Some of the more dessert orient fruit pizza recipes involve cookie dough crust, and cream cheese in place of the sauce. It's then up to you to line the pie with any kind of fruit that suits your fancy. You can include any kind of fruit that you can imagine, as long as the flavors pair well together. If you really want a dessert treat, it makes perfect sense to drizzle your pie with honey or syrup. You can even put chocolate on it! Go nuts, and put nuts on it, it's your pie, after all. You will want to bake this masterpiece, and most fruit pizza recipes call for baking the cookie crust for about 10 minutes on 375 degrees. You can choose to bake the fruit and cheese too, or you can apply all the goodies and amenities after the baking process. It's really up to you. You could try it both ways just to taste the difference and determine which way you prefer it. If you don't want to mix up your own cookie dough, you can just get some from a can. They offer all kinds of dough in a can, most people like sugar cookie with their fruit, but you could really try anything. Peanut butter could be really tasty, and oatmeal could be really fun. You might find yourself at a loss concerning wish fruits to put on this most anticipated pizza. Here's a few suggestions: the ever popular strawberry (great with chocolate!), bananas, kiwi, apple, pears, mango, sliced grapes, berries (like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries), and the list goes on. As long as you like to eat the fruit, you might as well pile it on. Anything tastes good with cream cheese. Moms and dads who are concerned about their children receiving the required intake of antioxidants and vitamins for optimal health can sneak all the good things in through by disguising it so well with cookie and cream cheese. What kid's going to turn up a nose at such a heavenly concoction? You can even put whipped cream and caramel drizzle all over the whole pie to further conceal the nutritional goodness underneath. Your child will never suspect that what they're eating actually has some sort of nutritional value hidden in all the fat and sugar. But, considering all the dressing up you had to do, you might want to limit the intake of this calorific fruit fest. Fruit pizzas are truly fabulous, but if you don't watch yourself, you could end up with an extravaganza of saturated fats and processed sugars. To cut down on the calories, make your pies with light cream cheese, whipped cream, and make your own cookie dough using healthier ingredients. You can even sneak in a little whole grain flour or flax seed if you're really adventurous. Spicy Pizza Recipes You can spice up any kind of pizza recipes, whether you are using meat, fish or vegetables as the topping. There are different ways to add spice to a pizza, of course, with the simplest being just to sprinkle some chili powder over the pizza before you bake it. You might like to make a spicy pizza sauce recipe to spread over the pizza before adding the toppings or you might want to use chopped fresh chilies to add color and so anyone who does not want the heat can see them and pick them off their slice. What about marinating your chopped meat or fish in a spicy marinade before adding it? Making Your Own Pizza Recipes If you are looking for a good fall or winter recipe, something that will warm you up and satisfy your hunger, what about making a delicious homemade spicy pizza? You can use a readymade pizza crust for convenience, then make an easy pizza sauce, add your favorite toppings and bake it until crispy. Making pizza is so simple and you control all the ingredients and toppings. You can serve hot sauce on the side for people who want to add extra fire to their pizza. Of course, making a spicy pizza does not necessarily mean making something fiery enough to bring tears to your eyes. You might want to use spices like celery seed, black pepper, fennel and garlic salt to add a mild and fragrant spiciness. Aromatic spices are a nice touch if you want a gently spiced pizza rather than a fiery hot one. Recipe for Spicy Pizza Sauce This recipe makes a really good pizza sauce which is aromatically spiced rather than fiery hot. This means you can choose whether to use strong-flavored toppings to boost the fire factor or mild-flavored ones so that the fragrant herbs and spices in the sauce can shine through. Feel free to add some chili powder to this recipe if you want to. Using a homemade pizza sauce gives such a good flavor to pizza recipes. If you are making your own pizza crust, making your own sauce is a logical step because a poor quality store-bought pizza sauce can sometimes give disappointing results. Nobody will be disappointed with this delicious sauce though. Let it simmer for an hour if you like, rather than half an hour, for a more intense flavor. What you will need: 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 6 oz can tomato paste 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon butter 1 minced garlic clove 8 oz can tomato sauce 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons grated parmesan 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon fennel seed 1/4 cup chopped celery How to make it: Melt the butter in a skillet and add the oil. Add the garlic, celery and onion and saute until tender. Add the tomato paste and tomato sauce, then all the other ingredients. Let the sauce simmer for half an hour, take out the bay leaf and spread it over your prepared pizza crust. Chicken Pizza Recipe Pizza is the kind of food that hardly anyone can resist specially children just loves it. The best thing about making pizzas at home is that you can use anything, including leftovers, to make pizza toppings. This is a chicken pizza recipe having chicken topping and is also known as fajita Pizza which is very popular version of pizza served at many pizza shops. Ingredients for Chicken Marination: 1/2 kg chicken boneless 1/2 tbsp roasted cumin powder 1 tsp white pepper powder 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce Salt to taste Ingredients for Pizza Topping: Capsicum cut in squares Butter Mushrooms cut into halves Black Olives Green Olives Mozzarella cheese Cheddar cheese Pinch of Oregano Pinch of Rosemary Cooking Instructions: Marinate all chicken pieces in the spices listed above for chicken marination and leave them for 30 minutes. After that you can either steam the marinated chicken or you can shallow fry it. To cook chicken on steam, you have to boil water in a deep sauce pan and place chicken pieces on the strainer and put the strainer over boiling water. Then cover the pan and cook on low heat for 15 minutes until chicken becomes tender. If you want to shallow fry chicken pieces, put 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan and then put marinated chicken pieces and cook for 10-15 minutes until chicken become dry and tender. Now you have to assemble the pizza. Take a pre- made pizza dough and spread it onto your pizza pan. Now make a layer of pizza sauce on it, put the chicken pieces evenly, make a cheese layer as much as you like and put some pieces of vegetables mentioned is the pizza topping list. In the end, sprinkle some oregano and rosemary to add great pizza odor. Now you can put the pizza pan in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 250 degree centigrade and turn on both upper and lower flame. Take out the pizza after 10 minutes when it turns light brown from sides and all the cheese melts. For right baking, reduce the oven temperature to 200 degree centigrade after 5 minutes and turn off the lower flame as well. It will make your dough soft from inside and have wonderful color on top. Make Chocolate Cake This is a very good chocolate cake recipe that is healthy and you won't have to hear that same old advice from your doctor as to why shouldn't you eat chocolate cake! Ingredients to make a chocolate cake: 1 cup soy milk 3/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 cups whole wheat flour 1-1/2 cups raw sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 4 egg whites (large), at room temperature Preparation on how to make a chocolate cake: 1. Heat up oven to 350 degrees. Spread out two 9-inch round cake pans or one 9x13x2-inch pan with vegetable oil cooking spray and sprinkle with whole-wheat flour. 2.Heat the soymilk in a medium size saucepan until its hardly boiled. Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa until thickened and almost smooth (some tiny lumps will remain). Let stand 2 to 3 minutes to cool slightly. Whisk in the applesauce and vanilla extract. 3.Mix the flour, 1-1/4 cups of the raw sugar, the baking powder, soda, and sea salt in a large bowl. 4.Beat the egg whites in a medium size bowl with an electric mixer until thick and foamy. Gradually beat in the remaining 1/4 cup of raw sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form when the beaters are lifted. 5.Pour the cocoa mixture over the whole-wheat flour. Stir just until blended. 6.With a rubber spatula, gently stir about a quarter of the egg whites into the whole-wheat flour mixture. Fold in the remaining egg whites until no white streaks remain. Pour into the prepared pan or pans. 7.Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely. Garnish with your favorite fresh fruit. VANILLA FROSTING 2 egg whites, at room temperature 1/2-teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4-cup honey 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1-cup instant nonfat dry milk powder 1.In a bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and continue beating, adding the honey and vanilla. 2.Gradually add the nonfat dry milk powder, beating constantly, until the frosting is a good spreading consistency. It's not so hard to make a chocolate cake! Enjoy!