Friday, July 4, 2008

Recipe Round Up

It looks like we'll start trying to put our bathroom back together this weekend. We'll have to start with the plumbing. Once that's all fixed, we'll need to find a vanity, sink, mirror, flooring, and some Hinkley lighting . Just thinking about it seems overwhelming but I'll be happy to get a start on it. It looks so terrible right now. We haven't heard a word from the plumbers we fired. I guess that's a good thing. It kind of disappoints me though. A company as big as Roto Rooter should be more concerned with the service they provide.

We're heading to my grandmother's house to spend the day today. Lots of my cousins, aunts, and uncles will be there so I'm looking forward to it. I wanted to post a couple of recipes before going though. These are two of my favorite things right now. Both are very good and I hope you'll try them.

Italian Cheese Bread

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 TBS quick-rise yeast
  • 1 TBS veggie oil
  • 1 cup warm water


  • 1/4 cup italian salad dressing
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1 TBS grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • pepper, to taste

Combine first 4 ingredients. Combine water and oil and then add to flour mixture. Form soft dough. Turn onto floured surface and knead 1-2 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. Punch down. Place on a greased 12-inch pizza pan and pat out to a 12' circle. Brush with salad dressing. Combine seasonings and sprinkle on dough. Sprinkle w/cheeses. Bake at 450 for 15 minutes or until golden. **Recipe courtesy of . **Made this last night for the first time and it really is wonderful. It had great reviews so I had to try it. It was our favorite part of the meal. So yummy!

Luscious Key Lime Cake

  • 1 pk Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1 pk Instant lemon pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup veggie oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup key lime juice


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup key lime juice
  • 2 TBS water
  • 2 TBS melted butter

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 10' bundt pan. Mix cake ingredients together on medium speed until mixed well. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. (I bake mine about 50 minutes). Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove cake from pan, then return to pan. Poke holes in top of warm cake with a long fork or skewer. Combine glaze ingredients. Stir well and slowly pour over top of warm cake. Cool completely. Turn out onto a service plate. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

**This cake is so wonderful and moist. It has a nice flavor and our family really likes it. In fact, I made it last night so that I can take it to our family gathering today. I hope everyone loves it as much as we do.**

Have a wonderful 4th!


bailey said...

Happy fourth Sonya!
The recipes look delicious.

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a wonderful 4th, Sonya!

Sorry to hear that your bathroom is still in shambles. Did you contact the "corporate" office to tell them about your experience?

Jenny said...

Cheese bread is eeeveeellll!!

gail@more than a song said...

Oh I LOVE key lime pie so I'm gonna save this recipe and hope to try it! Hope I can find key lime juice; thanks for sharing it.