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Jul 29 2014

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Recipe: Summertime Strawberry Lemonade – The House Plan Shop

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Strawberry LemonadeDon’t let the dog days of summer drag you down. Kick back, relax, and enjoy a tasty glass of strawberry lemonade. This cool drink recipe is one the whole family will love!

 

Summertime Strawberry Lemonade

 

Ingredients:

3 cups cold water, divided

2 cups frozen sliced or whole strawberries, partially thawed

½ cup fresh lemon juice

½ cup sugar

Ice cubes

 

Preparation:

  1. Place strawberries in a blender or food processor container with 1 cup water. Cover and blend until smooth. Add remaining 2 cups water and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into a large pitcher.
  3. Stir in lemon juice and sugar. (Add more sugar if necessary to taste.)
  4. Pour into ice-filled glasses.
  5. Serve and enjoy.

 

Servings: Approximately 5 1-cup servings.

Prep time: 15 minutes

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Dec 30 2009

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Recipes for New Year’s Appetizers

Chances are you are either hosting a New Year’s gathering or attending one. And if you’re taking part in a special get-together, you’ll most likely be serving appetizers or brining a snack to the party you plan to attend. The House Plan Shop is here to help. The following appetizer recipes are some of our favorites. Happy New Year from The House Plan Shop! Enjoy!

 

Brown Sugar Smokies

 

Ingredients:

1 package of cocktail sausages

1 package of maple flavored bacon cut into thirds

1 cup packed brown sugar

Toothpicks

 

1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.    Spray a 9”x13” glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

3.    Wrap each cocktail sausage with a third piece of bacon.

4.    Stick a toothpick through the middle securing the bacon and place in the glass dish arranging in a single layer.

5.    Sprinkle brown sugar over the top.

6.    Bake for 45 minutes or until edges of bacon begin to get crispy.

7.    Serve warm.

 

 

Pizza SticksEasy Pizza Sticks

 

Ingredients:

1 (11 oz) can refrigerated bread sticks

Thin pepperoni slices

Shredded mozzarella cheese or Italian cheese blend

2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1 tablespoon garlic powder

Pizza sauce

 

1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.    Roll out breadsticks onto an ungreased cookie sheet and separate.

3.    Place two or three pepperoni slices at one end of the bread stick.

4.    Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

5.    Fold remaining half of breadstick over the top, seal the end and twist.

6.    Repeat for remaining breadsticks and arrange on cookie sheet.

7.    Mix together parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic power in small bowl.

8.    Sprinkle over the top of the twisted breadsticks.

9.    Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

10.  Dip in warm pizza sauce and enjoy.

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Dec 22 2009

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Make Christmas Breakfast Special with these Tasty Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon RollsChristmas morning is memorable no matter how young or old we are. Add to the memories of this special day by sharing The House Plan Shop’s favorite, savory cinnamon rolls with your loved ones for Christmas breakfast.

 

Bed & Breakfast Cinnamon Rolls

 

Ingredients:

2 packages of dry yeast

1 egg

1 tablespoon salt

3 tablespoons cinnamon

3 tablespoons milk

½ cup white sugar

1 ¼ sticks butter

1 ¾ cups warm water

2 cups brown sugar

5 cups flour

Powdered sugar

Chopped pecans optional

 

Directions:

1.    Combine yeast with water in large mixing bowl.

2.    Add white sugar, 3 cups flour, egg, ¼ stick softened butter, and salt and mix well.

3.    Add remaining 2 cups flour and mix to form soft dough.

4.    Place in a greased bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours.

5.    The next morning, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

6.    Roll the dough into a 10”x30” rectangle.

7.    Cut the remaining stick of butter into pats and place them in rows covering the dough.

8.    Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and sprinkle over the dough and butter.

9.    Starting with one of the long edges, roll the dough tightly into a tube shape.

10.  Cut the dough at 2” intervals with a sharp knife, place into a greased round or oval baking dish.

11.  Bake for 15-25 minutes.

12.  While rolls are baking, combine combine milk and powdered sugar in a small mixing bowl until it is a spreading consistency. (Slowly add powdered sugar so the icing doesn’t get too thick.)

13.  Remove the rolls from the oven and ice with powdered sugar mixture.

14.  Top with chopped pecans if desired.

 

 Please visit our blog next week for more holiday recipes.

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