Friday, February 12, 2010

Mom's Cinnamon Rolls

-Heather Jordan

Sweet Roll Dough:

1 pkg active dry yeast (1 scant T)
1/2 C warm water
1/2 C lukewarm milk, scalded then cooled
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C shortening
1 t salt
2 eggs
3 1/2-4 C flour

Cinnamon mixture:

soft butter
1/2 C sugar
4 t cinnamon

Creamy Glaze:

Beat 1 1/2 C powdered sugar, 2 T butter (softened), 1 1/2 t vanilla and 4-6 t hot water until smooth and of spreading consistency.


Scald milk about 20 minutes before starting so that it has time to cool. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in milk, sugar, shortening, salt, eggs and 2 C of the flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour to make dough more solid. Place all remaining flour in a mound on the counter and place dough over it. Knead in all flour until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn greased side up. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 2 hours. Punch down dough. Cover with inverted bowl; let rest 15-20 minutes. Shape into rolls.


Take dough and split into 2 even balls. Roll each dough ball flat into about a 9x15 in rectangle. Make sure dough is even in thickness. Spread softened butter in a thinish layer over the rolled out dough. Then sprinkle evenly with cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough from the long side all the way across. Pinch closed. Cut into 9 rolls. Place in a greased 9x9 pan. Repeat with other dough ball.

Let rolls rise 40 minutes. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes covering with foil after about 10 minutes. When done let cool and mix up creamy glaze. Drizzle over the top of all 18 rolls.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Chicken Parmesan Salad

-Tarena DeDen

1/4 tsp salt
6 oz Radiatore Pasta
1 cooked boneless skinless chicken breast (of medium size) cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 cup rounded mini carrots (baby)
1 cup broccoli
1 green onion (add more to taste)
8-10 fl oz Kraft "Special Collection" Parmesan Romano Dressing
1/3 to 1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Cook the Pasta as directions on bag. Best if a little firm. Break the broccoli into medium small sprigs. Cut carrots diagonally. Slice green onion thinly and break into rings.

Add the broccoli, carrots, chicken and onions to the pasta. Stir in the dressing and then the salt. Finally add the parmesan cheese and mix. The salad should be creamy, but not too creamy.

The only store around that carries the dressing (right now) is the Orem Target. Substituting the dressing with something else isn't the same. I know Macey's carries the pasta.

Chicken Crunch Salad

-Tarena DeDen

4 cups boiled, diced chicken
1 cup diced celery
2 Tbsp Mustard
1 small can Mandarin oranges
2 Tbsp chopped green onions
1 diced green pepper (I dice the celery & pepper very small)
1 pint Miracle whip (I don't use the whole pint)
1 9 oz can Chinese noodles
1/2 cup green olives (optional)
1 small can crushed pineapple
green grapes

Combine all ingredients except mandarin oranges and noodles. Use Miracle Whip to taste and refrigerate overnight. Add mandarin oranges and noodles just before serving. Mandarin oranges can be kept cold overnight also.