Thursday, January 21, 2010

Homemade Pie Crust

Makes two pie crusts

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup cold butter cut into small cubes
6 to 7 tablespoons cold water

Cut in butter and shortening (use a fork, knife, or pastry tool and "cut it in by hand") till flour mixture is crumbly looking. Add water one tbsp at a time (you may have to add more water just do it a little at a time). Stir gently with fork till all dough is moist. Form dough into two equal parts. You can refrigerate dough if you want to before rolling out.

Roll dough out on lightly floured into about a 1/4 in thich or 12 in circle.

Following filling directions for baking time and temperature when baking.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Chicken Enchiladas from AllRecipes

For once, I actually didn't alter a recipe at all! But I wanted to share this one because it was just so good. Here's the link. They were very easy and tasty. They did make a lot more than the recipe yielded on the website - I had to bake two sets - but that was fine because the leftovers tasted great too. A little spicy, but not so much that I couldn't eat them, and I am pretty wimpy.

Do you have any New Year's resolutions to cook this year? I just bought a Taste of Home Healthy Recipe cookbook, and I plan to make quite a few of the recipes in there. I also want to try Beth's Blackberry and Brie Chicken.