Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Recipe Requests

I've received some emails requesting the recipes I mentioned from my post on Sunday about our big weekend. Actually, I intended to include them with my post, but I ran out of time. So, I thought I'd post them today.

First the Pizza Crust. I got this recipe from my daughter, Ashlyn, who got it from one of her friends at the Bible Institute that she attends. I guess that is how good recipes work! From now on, you can just call it Elizabeth's Perfect Pizza Crust! :)

Mix together:

10 cups all-purpose flour (I added about 3 cups whole wheat to ease my conscience!)
1 TBSP salt
3 TBSP dry yeast

Make a hole in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour into the hole:

1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
4 cups hot water

Mix well. Knead by hand or with mixer using a dough hook. Add flour until no longer sticky (if mixing by hand) or until dough cleans sides of bowl (if using a mixer)-- probably about 4 more cups.

Let rise 30 minutes. Punch down. Roll out onto pizza pans sprayed with Pam. (We got about 6 pizzas out of this recipe.)

Top with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and a variety of delicious pizza toppings and bake immediately at 400 F for about 20-25 minutes. I actually had trouble getting my crust done and turned up the oven to 425 F, so you may need to make adjustments, depending on your oven.

This crust has a really good flavor and nice texture.

Now, for dessert . . . .

Pan Buckeyes:

1 pound butter (4 sticks)
2 cups peanut butter
2 pounds confectioners sugar

Soften butter and cream together butter and peanut butter in a mixing bowl. Add the powdered sugar and mix well.

Spread evenly into a jelly roll pan.


1 huge Hershey's milk chocolate bar
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter

Melt chocolate and peanut butter in microwave. (Heat for 30 seconds, stir, repeat until melted and smooth.)

Pour chocolate mixture over top of the bottom layer in the jelly roll pan and spread to coat evenly.

Refrigerate until firm and cut into bars.

Note: Take out and cut before these get too cold, or it is really hard to cut.

These are incredibly rich and delicious!!!

This recipe comes from my sister, who lives in the Buckeye State, and knows how to make a delicious Buckeye!

Green Smoothie:

It doesn't seem right to post the recipe for my green smoothie right after my brown treatie!! :) But, here it is anyway:

1 1/2 cups liquid -- I used about 1/2 cup aloe juice and the rest water
3 large handfuls of fresh raw spinach -- I used the spinach from SAMS

Blend well in blender on high speed, until no clumps remain.

Then I added:

1 scoop whey protein powder (from SAMS)
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen strawberries

Blend well. Enjoy!

Yesterday, I bought some orange juice concentrate to add, as suggested by this recipe. Also, a dear friend of mine suggested adding a handful of almonds and about a TBSP of coconut oil with the spinach and water to get the healthy fats, which your body needs to better utilize the vitamins and minerals in the greens.

Actually, the beauty of this recipe is its versatility. You can add any liquid of your choice, any greens you find palatable (most agree that baby spinach is the most mild), and whatever fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand, plus any nuts or seeds that you want, and you have a beautiful, healthful, delicious green smoothie!!!

Please check out this post from Passionate Homemaking for the basic recipe and more information.

OK -- One more recipe -- and a request.

This morning, I made Baked Oatmeal for Breakfast. We used to eat this all the time when the children were all little, but I don't remember which recipe I used way back then. Today I used a recipe that I got many years ago from my friend, Marmee Dear. I'm going to share this recipe below, but I would like to see some other recipes. If you make Baked Oatmeal for your family, would you share your recipe? You can either type up your recipe in the Comments section, or post a link to your blog, or email me your recipe at

Baked Oatmeal:

Mix together:

1 cup melted butter
2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs, beaten


6 cups rolled oats
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
2 cups milk

Mix well.
Bake in a greased 9x13 casserole dish at 350 F for 30-40 minutes.


Lainie said...

We just had Baked Oatmeal last Saturday! Our recipes aren't too far off:
1 C Oil
3/4 C Sugar
6 C Oats
2 t Salt
4 t Baking Powder
2 C Milk
Maple Syrup

Mix together & pour into greased 13x9 pan. Sprinkle with Cinnamon Sugar. Bake @ 350 for 35 minutes. Serve with syrup.

We love this. I need to make it more often!

busymomof10 said...

Thanks Lainie! Your recipe looks good, because it has less sugar and uses oil instead of butter, which would be less expensive.

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