Easy Weeknight Meal
This recipe, Mom’s Easy Meatloaf Recipe, is one of my own recipes that I have been using for 30 years. I have tweaked it here and there. I have learned of the substitutions that I can use if I am out of something. For example: If I am out of store-bought bread crumbs, I substitute with oatmeal, saltines or club crackers. If I’m low on ketchup, I add tomato sauce instead. That’s one of the reasons I have always used this recipe. It’s easy. Click here if you would like the printable PDF.
Make enough to have leftovers
I don’t know about you, but I like to make a big meal at least twice a week so there will be leftovers for a couple of days. I’m like all moms everywhere. I need quick and easy meals to cook during the busy week. That’s where this roast beef recipe comes in handy. It’s delicious and nutritious. I make it a few times a month. The prep work and clean-up are easy.
My most favorite memories of my Dad is that he made chocolate fudge every Christmas. He only made it at Christmas time, which made it seem even more special. I can remember being very small and watching him at the stove as he made the best fudge I had ever eaten.I looked forward to it every year. While I was very excited for Santa to come, I was even more excited knowing that my Dad was going to make his Christmas fudge. I hope you enjoy my Dad’s Christmas fudge recipe.
Sharing my Dad’s fudge recipe with you means a lot to me this year because my Dad past away in October of this year, a week after his seventy-second birthday. So my family and I are in for all of the dreaded firsts without him. The first of all of the holidays without him. His birthday rolling around next year with us remembering that he past away so soon after his last one. So in honor of the best father a girl could ever have, I am sharing his recipe with you. (more…)
Today I am doing the easy pizza pretzel recipe tutorial. I thought I would make a tutorial for you because stuffing the inside of the pizza dough with cheese can get a little tedious. I wanted to try this recipe because you use canned pizza crust. Like I did in my biscuit dough donut tutorials (here and here), I wanted to try as many of these types of recipes to see if they are as good as actual homemade. I chose the pizza pretzel because my family and I LOVE pizza. We are picky when it comes to our pizza. So these guys had some big shoes to fill. Or big cheese to fill? Either way, fingers crossed that they are worthy. Before we start, I wanted to let you know that I bought Pillsbury canned pizza dough for this recipe. The crust baked up kind of sweet tasting like their canned crescent rolls. My husband and my youngest son didn’t care for it, but they liked the toppings. I have had the best luck with the Walmart brand of canned dough.
Step-by-step instructions to make cream filled donuts out of canned biscuit dough
Since my family and I enjoyed the canned biscuit donuts so much I wanted to make a different version of them today. The batch that I made today were cream filled biscuit dough donuts. Instead of using the can of larger Texas Style Buttermilk biscuit dough, I used the smaller sized Texas Style Buttermilk 10 count. Don’t buy the flaky layers in either size. They absorb the oil and make them dense and greasy. The recipe for the cream filling and glaze will follow the donut recipe.
I can’t wait to try these biscuit dough donuts! One of my fondest memories from my childhood was when my mother would take my sister and I to the bakery inside of the Giant grocery store. I would get so excited trying to pick out what I wanted. It always came down between my two favorite things, the vanilla cupcakes with yummy buttercream frosting that had a cute little acrylic monkey pick in it or a plain glazed donut that was as big as my head. They don’t make them like that anymore! Our mother also bought a bag of tea cookies for us to share later. They were so pretty. They were little sugar cookies with a rose bud and leaf done in buttercream. I was one of those little kids that called the cake part “bread” and only ate the frosting. I think I was a teenager before I stopped doing it. My experience of getting to go to the bakery as a child is what started my love of cakes, cookies and decorating. I am a trained cake artist. I have always had a HUGE sweet tooth, but I won’t eat just anything because it’s sweet.