Tuesday, July 14, 2009


2/3 c warm water (put into machine) add:

1 T olive oil, 1 t dried garlic pieces, 1/2 T fresh chopped rosemary (I did chives instead)

measure out:
2 1/4 c ap flour
1 t cornmeal
1/2 t salt
1 t sugar
Pout that onto water and goodies in machine- add 2 t yeast

set to dough and in a little more than an hour- a huge ball of dough will be awaiting you in machine.

I put dough into oiled bowl /covered for another 15-20 minutes after removing from machine, for another quick rise. (my machine already does the second rise, so I don't do this)

So, we decided to put mozzarella in the crust - stuffed crust! It worked really, really well! Matt isn't a huge crust/edge fan so this made it so even he liked it:)

Slide it on the pan - I told Matt he better not get my gut in this picture! 

We always just put sautéed mushroom's on ours... Yummm!

CHEESE. Lots of cheese. I actually think there was a little much on there this time. A little overpowering:) But, Matt loves his cheese!

The first cut:)
This is an amazing crust recipe! Best one I'm made... and I've been trying lots of them for a long time. I hate the mix ones. I love the real bread like ones. More time involved, but so, so worth it! We have been doing this about once a week it's so good! Try it soon!!! And enjoy!

Friday, July 10, 2009

My caption. 
We have been blessed to be out on the river a lot this summer. A lot for as busy as we've been anyway:) 
Fog settling in the valley. So pretty. 
Lots of sand.
And lots of beach:)
When we moved here we didn't care much either way if we were by the river or about the train tracks by the river. Now, however, we can't imagine life w/o either. I love laying in bed on a summer night listening to the trains go by.. and then you can hear a barge go by. Those are the sounds of home. Ahhh. 

Campfires, family, friends, games, food and lots of relaxing... That's how we spent our Forth of July. Heavenly. 

Matt and myself by the fire
The very sweet, very handsome man that I am blessed to call husband:) I love this man so much. He's so much for to spend that whole weekend with!
Mom and Becky being... strange sisters. I don't know what this was about, but it's so them. 
We went to Eitzen, MN to watch the combine derby at 7pm. Well, we got there at 7pm and it was very obviously done. The whole place was a mess, garbage all over the place. Becky found this dropped and run over bag of candy. She went through it and got some candy and then I found $.50 and some lollypops. Made for good pictures!

Matt and Mary making breakfast, and Oliver wants some too. 
No Forth of July fireworks and that was okay with us. We had a wonderful time!

Nothing says summer like a flat of strawberries!

Raychel, Ike, Raychel's mom and I all went strawberry picking about two weeks ago. It was the perfect afternoon for it, not too hot and not raining:) Ike was a good little helper, and he didn't get bored as fast as I might have thought he would. 
It was fun. the only thing that makes me sad is that I wish I could have gone one more time:( But, life was too busy that weekend and it didn't happen. I'm just happy I got out there at all. The last few years the season has been over by the time I think of it:( I have enough I guess. There's always next year. 

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I was inspired by Ruth to make this and see what it was all about. I am so jealous that she is so creative and motivated to find these things and then make them:) They were good. However, not something I really knew what to do with...




  1. 1
    Add ingredients to the bread pan according to the manufacturer's directions.
  2. 2
    Set Cycle: dough; Loaf size: 2 lb.
  3. 3
    After about 5 minutes, check the dough; add a tablespoon of water at a time if too dry, or a tablespoon of flour at a time if too wet.
  4. 4
    Preheat oven to 450F, put 2 baking sheets in to heat for 10 minutes (this will help the naan to puff up and brown).
  5. 5
    When dough cycle is done, turn dough onto a floured surface and punch down; Divide into 8 pieces.
  6. 6
    Working one at a time, with the other pieces covered, roll dough out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch.
  7. 7
    Bake for about 4 minutes, until puffed up.
  8. 8
    Brown tops under the broiler, then wrap in a towel to keep warm while cooking the remaining naan.
  9. 9
    These freeze very well.