Tuesday, July 30, 2013


1 t yeast
3/4 c lukewarm water
1 1/4 t sugar, separated
1 t salt
1/4 t baking soda
2 c flour
2 T olive oil
2 1/2 T Greek yogurt

1. Combine yeast, water, and 1/4 teaspoon sugar in a glass bowl; let sit for about 10 minutes, until frothy.
2. In a separate bowl (I like to use my Kitchenaid with the hook attachment), mix the remaining teaspoon of sugar with the salt, baking soda, and flour; stir in oil, yogurt, and yeast mixture to form dough.
3. Cover the dough in a warm place for 3-4 hours, until doubled in size.
4. Knead the dough and then separate into 6- 8" circles.
5. Place pizza stone in the oven; preheat oven to 500* and then switch it to broil.
6. Wet your hands slightly before handling the dough and placing it on the pizza stone.
7. Bake for 2-3 minutes, flipping halfway through, until puffed up and golden. You should be able to fit 2-3 of the naan on the stone at a time. Wait a few minutes between batches to allow the stone to heat back up again.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Basic Hummus

Basic Hummus
1- 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained
2 cloves garlic
2 T olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

1. Place beans in a medium saucepan, add enough water to cover, and cook over medium-high heat until the beans start to float.
2. Meanwhile, in a small pan, sauté garlic in a bit of olive oil.
3. Combine beans, garlic, and olive oil in a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Salt and pepper to taste, and serve warm.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Baked Sweet Potato Bites

Baked Sweet Potato Bites
3 medium sweet potatoes
olive oil
1 T salt
1 t fresh black pepper
1 t garlic powder
1 t paprika

1. Preheat oven to 500* and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. Cut each sweet potato into small, bite-sized pieces; lay half of the potatoes on each cookie sheet.
3. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle on seasonings, and toss together.
4. Bake for 20 minutes, rotating about three times during baking.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Buttermilk Cookies

Buttermilk Cookies

1/2 c butter, softened
1 c sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
2 1/2 c flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 c buttermilk
3 T butter, softened
3 1/2 c powdered sugar
1/4 c milk
1 t vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 375* and grease a cookie sheet.
2. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar; beat in egg and vanilla.
3. In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt; alternate adding dry mixture and buttermilk into wet mixture.
4. Drop dough on to cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
5. To make the frosting, whip together butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla.