This is a blog about my adventures trying to discover a "Life After Diapers." To prove to myself (and hopefully other women) that we can have a fulfilling life while raising and nurturing our children and husbands.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Homemade Pizza and Peanut Butter Cookies
I want to start this post with something new I tried the other night....Homemade pizza.
Why did I try homemade pizza?? Because I wanted to break out this baby and try it for the first time...
For those of you not familiar with kitchen wizardry, that is a breadmaker. We got it for our wedding, but we never had enough room to store it remotely near a kitchen, let alone use it, before we bought this house. So, I finally decided to break it out and try making pizza crust dough - and it worked beautifully!!
It looked great - the taste wasn't quite as impressive though, but I figure at least the machine works, and now I can start looking for a good pizza crust recipe!!
So....if you have a wonderful pizza crust recipe, please share!!! We love pizza here and I am on the hunt for a good one!!
SHORTBREAD PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
I decided to make some cookies this afternoon, and of all the recipes I have waiting to be tried, this seemed like an easy one for a Wednesday afternoon.
I made the dough and rolled it into balls....then rolled those balls in sugar...
Then I flattened them with a fork (not quite as thin as the original recipe, it was hard with all the chocolate chips in there...next time, I will use less chocolate chips) - and then they were sent to the pathetic appliance in my kitchen they called an oven when we bought the place (long story - let's just say that I learned not all ovens are a standard size...and didn't realize it until we had moved in and I tried to bake a sheet cake...)
And this is the yumminess that came out!!!
My daughter keeps asking me every 10 minutes or so if she can have another one - I'd say they were a hit around here!!!
So we now have a cooling rack full of yummy cookies and I need to go figure out what's for dinner....Mac and Cheese anyone???