Ok so I’ve managed to wank things up. Not surprising….at all. Let me tell you what I’ve done. Wayyyy back when I began my blog, I really didn’t know what i was doing AT ALL I really thought I had a specific direction thus the name “all the shoes I wear”. It actually has nothing to do with shoes but rather all the roles I’ve played in life, or found myself in, such as randomly buying a farm when I have NEVER been anything but a city girl.
However…..I also love cooking blah blah, so I also started another one for the ” I can’t cook” crowd, Cooking Negitive 101. Somehow, these two blogs are meshed in some way. When I (alltheshoesiwear) comment on your posts, it at times posts as cooking neg 101! Half the time that you comment, I don’t recieve it as it posts to the other blog. I have no idea how to detach these and Cooking neg 101, never grew past the one or 2 total posts. Lol
Anyhooo…..let me share that blogs journey….
The jouney begins
For whatever reason you’ve found yourself here, whether a teen wanting to learn, an adult who never has or simply want to try a new recipes. This is for you. While beginning at a negative 101, we’ll be expanding to all levels. A beautiful meal may look daunting BUT it’s easier than you think.
1. Be fearless: its just another skill in life you haven’t learned YET.
2. Start simple. The nicest meals are often the simplest.
3. The kitchen is your canvas for creating moments and memories. Learn to love it.
4. Above all, have FUN!
Remember: Breaking bread together, makes good friends.
Never be afraid to get creative with any recipe. Altering ingredients makes it your own. Here’s a recipe so simple a 3 yr old could make it. In fact, if you have kids, let them help. For this recipe, I used a whopping 4 ingredients! (Can’t get simpler than that) I’ll give you two ways to make them and a few alternate ingredients but experiment with what you like.
-101 always preheat the oven.
1 can of biscuits
Powdered sugar AKA Confectioners sugar
Preheat oven to the temperature indicated on biscuits. Lightly coat your counter and rolling pin with flour. If using a large biscuit like Grands, roll the biscuit into a thin circle. Place a tsp of jelly in the center, fold over, press edges with a fork to seal. Pierce the center with the fork to release steam. (You can use the smaller 10 count biscuits but I recommend rolling out 2, place jelly in the center and top with the second, seal and pierce.) Place turnovers on an ungreased baking pan. Bake for 10-13 minutes. Brush your golden brown turnovers with butter and sprinkle with powered sugar.
Method 2: prepare turnovers. Heat a skillet over medium low heat. Spray with cooking spray. Place turnover in the skillet and fry until golden brown , turn and repeat. Dust warm turnovers with powdered sugar. Enjoy!
Get creative! Try PB&J, cream cheese with jam or even go savory with bacon crumbles and cheese!
Makes 12 cinnamon biscuits
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make the biscuits: (-101 Always preheat!)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease an 8-inch baking pan.
In a medium mixing bowl, whip the cream with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form when you lift the beaters. In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt, stir these together. Add this flour mixture, (a little at a time) to the whipped cream, stirring with a wooden spoon or spatula, to form a stiff dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead for about 1 minute. ( Kneading: repeated folding and smashing the dough) Roll into a 12 x 9-inch rectangle thats about a 1/4-inch thick. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle evenly with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll up from the long end to enclose the brown sugar mixture, pinching the seams together. Cut into 1-inch slices and place the biscuits flat side down, close together in the prepared pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. While the biscuits are baking, prepare the topping.
To make the pecan topping:
Combine the brown sugar, cream, pecans, and vanilla in a small bowl. When the biscuits are done and still warm, spread the topping over the cinnamon biscuits and return them to the oven for an additional 4 minutes or until the topping is bubbly.
There you have it folks. The entire blog. Ta Da!