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Quick and Easy Pizza Dough


There is nothing easier than making pizza dough.  That is if you have the right recipe that doesn’t take you forever and a day to make it.

Here’s one of the simplest recipes I’ve used, over and over again.

Easy Peasy Pizza Dough

 

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Pico De Gallo Recipe


There is nothing more satisfying this time of year than having a garden grow.  By your own two hands, you’ve worked the land, nurtured and cared for it.  Now, the garden is growing lavishly, and giving back of all it’s received.

However, I can think of one thing that could, quite possibly, be more rewarding than this.  Walking out to the garden with a basket! (of course being thankful for the bounty you are about to receive).  And moreover, being thankful for recipes like this, that allow you to implement those, oh so wonderful, home-grown delectable.

Let’s Take a walk in the garden..

 

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Trivia Tuesday ~ The Tin Can

Trivia Tuesday ~ The Tin Can

Trivia Tuesday, question of the week…  Everybody ready?
What took hours to make, was made of iron, dipped in tinplate, then soldered closed?

Did you guess the TIN CAN?  Ok, did you really know o.O  … Or did I give it away with the picture.

Well in my quest for the history on the coolest inventions ever made that have changed our lives forever, I came across this great information.  It intrigued me so much, that I’ll be doing a piece on… (Can you guess? :P)…. THE CAN OPENER!  Oh, I’m so excited, I can’t wait any longer.  So let’s get started!

The Tin Can

 

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Potato Bread


Alright, here’s another chance for you to test your skills.  That’s right, it’s Trivia Tuesday!

What makes sliced bread so historical?  Anybody know the answer to that one?  It’s ok, I didn’t either.  So here’s the answer you’ve always wondered about but never thought to ask.

In 1912 a man by the name of Otto Frederick Rohwedder, of Davenport, Iowa had a thought.  And from that single thought, the first proto-type of the bread slicing machine was born.  This machine, though small-scale and very looked down upon, became one of the greatest inventions of all time.  Originally every person, baker and bakery sold bread whole.  It was taken home, then sliced as needed by the individual.  This resulted in uneven cuts and thick-and-thin slices of bread.  Otto Rohwedder felt there had to be a better way.  So he set his mind to task and came up with the first sliced bread machine.  Many bakers scoffed at the idea of it, saying that the bread would stale faster once it was cut.  After making several failed attempts at trying to keep the sliced loaf together and stale free, Otto later came up with an idea to have the machine wrap each loaf in waxed paper.  This was a turning point for his idea.  However, it would soon be stale-mated (pardon the pun) due to a fire, that destroyed the machine.

In 1928, Otto was able to take his idea to fruition with a full working model of the original proto-type of 1912.  He took his machine to a company by the name of Chillicothe Baking Company, located in Chillicothe, Missouri.  On July 6, 1928 the bread was advertised as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.” And the first loaf of “sliced bread” was sold on July 7, 1928.  Their product was marketed as, “Kleen Maid Sliced Bread”.  More information on Sliced Bread News

Now you know. 😀

Potatoe Bread recipe

 

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Bisquick Recipe


Now who wouldn’t want to know this recipe?  It’s quick, it’s simple and it stores well. 

And if ever you’ve been camping, you know the value of pre-planning.  Not to mention, the advantages of dry goods (with multiple uses) that store well in the chuck wagon or chuck box.

Bisquick recipe

 

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Monkey Bread


Ok, Okay.  I know it doesn’t sound very western or very country.  But stay with me on this, as the story is a pretty interesting one.

This recipe dates back (as best I can find via the internet) to 1945.  And was later served in the White House by Nancy Reagan in the 1980s.  By adding a few other ingredients, this yeast bread could very well become a sticky bun or honey bun. Or, our all too famous Cinnamon Bun. 😀 mmm

This was a favorite among pioneers and cowboys alike.  Requiring little ingredients and mostly time, this is sure to be a hit at any round-up and easily adapted for Dutch Oven purposes.

Onto the Monkey Business

 

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Hush Puppies


Now I’ve always known that Hush Puppies are something you eat.  However, when I was a kid, there was a shoe that came out call Hush Puppies.

It’s a given, I’m not going to be talking about a shoe or better yet, telling you how to make one.

This is the real deal.  Another delicious recipe, that is quick and very simple to make.

Hush Puppies

 

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