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Sunday Summary 3/28 – 4/9

Sunday! So it is time, yet again, to do a summary. I missed it last Sunday- because I entirely forgot about the whole summary thing I was going to do. The list will be long, but it’s going to feature some delicious recipes. The featured recipe from this summary is most definitely the Homemade Pizza. Everyone should give this a try! There is a nice mixture of successes, failures, dinner, and dessert.

  • No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

    This was the best homemade cheesecake I have ever had. It is a featured recipe from a dear friend of mine- DL Dzioba. It’s rather simple- but makes a huge pie. Get two pie crusts to make it most effective. Maybe a chocolate drizzle or some sort of whipped topping would be great too!

  • Homemade Pizza (crust & sauce)

    This pizza was amazingly delicious! The crust is better if you fold in some garlic and then butter the edges and dust it with garlic salt- which I did the second time that I used this recipe. It’s time consuming, but it is definitely worth the time and the effort.

  • Failure: S’mores Pie

    Don’t waste your time on this one ladies and gents! The pie was basically fudge in a crust, and eventually had to be microwaved to even cut it. If you figure out how to make it work- let me know. Be careful not to set it aflame like I did!

  • Moon Pies!

    These moon pies were amazing! The recipe worked well and they were all devoured. They were very rich, and you need more marshmallow than you might expect. I would also like to try them mixing some peanutbutter in with the filling on some. Chocolate + Peanut Butter = Amazing!

  • Cinnamon Rolls

    This is my first recipe that is totally mine. I made it up as I went along, and it turned out about a million times better than I had expected. Great for breakfast. Cream cheese icing would make them even better.

  • Toffee Bars

    These were a semi-success. They were goodish… but not the best. They could be great with proper tweaking and if my recipe had worked how it was supposed to work.

  • Vanilla Wafers (Banana Pudding Part 1

    This is the first half of my banana pudding experiment. These wafers were great- use pure vanilla if you have it. I prefer them softer so that they get soggy, so I’m not sure if they’re as good when cooked crispy. Recipe from Alton Brown.

  • Vanilla Pudding & Assembling the Banana Pudding

    This is homemade vanilla pudding that goes into the banana pudding. Again, from Alton Brown. This banana pudding was gone within 2 days my family liked it so much. If you don’t like bananas, you can substitute pineapples or just leave them out all together.

  • Fried Squash

    This was a rather simple recipe. Can be boiled down to: slice squash, flour squash, fry squash, eat squash. Really great way to fix this vegetable. I haven’t tried fried zucchini, but I bet it’s just as great. Maybe I’ll do that soon…

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Fried Squash = Delicious

So I made dinner Thursday, and decided to do quite a lot- which left me with a few recipes to throw up for the week. I used to hate vegetables, so I’ve been trying to eat more. Naturally, when I make them, I suck out all of the healthy value- but that’s okay. I’ll learn to eat healthy vegetables eventually! I made some fried squash with dinner- and nobody forewarned me that it takes an eternity to fry. Furthermore, I over floured a few so my oil looks disgusting in one of my pictures. I did change it out after that batch. So it’s really important to make sure you knock the excess flour off. This isn’t like frying a chicken!

All in all I was really satisfied. I made a few that were slightly over done and I sprinkled them with salt, pepper, and mesquite flakes. I love mesquite flavor. For those unfamiliar with the flavor of squash- it’s actually sweetish. This is a great way to get introduced to it. It’s the first way I learned to eat Squash.

Ingredients

  • Squash! I sliced two, which was plenty for three people.
  • Flour
  • A pan with hot oil

Directions

  1. Pour oil into a pan to get hot. Only enough to cover the bottom- you don’t want it too deep.
  2. Wash the squash with cold water.
  3. Slice the squash about 1/8th-1/4th of an inch thick.
  4. Dunk each slice in flour. Make sure you tap the sides of the slices to get rid of excess flour- or your oil will get brown and gross (as shown below).
  5. Place them in the oil. Allow to cook about 7 minutes on one side- or until desired crispness.
  6. Flip the slices and brown the opposite side.
  7. Place on a plate of paper towels to drain and cool.
  8. Sprinkle with salt or pepper if desired- but they are totally delish without either!

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