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A few recipes...... 
Jul. 22, 2013 3:15 pm 
Updated: Jul. 24, 2013 7:12 pm
Sorry it took me awhile to post my pizza crust recipe!!! I thought I would also start to post some of my past recipes that I have used for the county fairs! I kinda thought it would be neat to share some winners with you!

Classic Pizza Crust
Makes 2 10 inch cast iron skillet deep dish pizzas

1 1/2 cups warm water
2 1/2 tsps. rapid rise yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 to 4 cups bread flour
olive oil, for drizzling

Grease the skillets with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  In a mixer bowl, hand whisk the water and yeast and let stand 2 to 3 minutes to dissolve the yeast.  Using your dough hook, briskly work in the sugar, salt, olive oil and 2 cups of flour to make a soft mass.  Knead with the dough hook on lowest setting, dusting with additional flour as required to form a soft elastic dough about 5 to 8 minutes.  Remove dough hook and spray a little non stick cooking spray on dough.  Cover the bowl with a large clean dish towel.  Let dough rise until almost doubled, 45 to 90 minutes.  Gently deflate dough and divide in two.  Press dough into the skillets and coax them to fit nicely in! Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Proceed with your favorite toppings and Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the edge is nice and golden brown!
Jul. 24, 2013 7:12 pm
Thanks for the new recipe kid!
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About Me
I learned to cook watching my mom and my Grandma's cook - who all are the best in the world! I have huge garden and I can a lot of stuff for winter. My daughter would'nt dream of eating a pie that was store bought! And we raise chickens. There is nothing that compares to farm fresh eggs. They just make your baked goods taste better.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food! If it's fattening, chocolate or salty I'm in! I love to take leftovers and transform them into something wow!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always made sugar cookies with us kids at Christmas time and do the same thing now! I used to love to pick out a recipe and Mom would let me got to town in the kitchen! At Christmas I also make tons of candy's, breads, and cookies that I give away to neighbors and family for gifts.
My cooking triumphs
I love to enter canned goods and baked goods in the county fair! I have won quite a few ribbons! I recently had a recipe published in Nebraska Life Magazine's cookbook. I was so excited.
My cooking tragedies
One time I tried to make pierogies when I was about 15. Well I didn't realize how much a cast iron skillet would smoke when it got hot! I ended up filling the house with a lovely smokey aroma! I never have made them again! Another time I tried to make chicken satay, and my husband and daughter about gagged when they tried the sauce. As they said peanut butter doesn't go with chicken! But I loved it. They were scraping the sauce off the chicken. They won't let me live that one down!
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