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Bread Machine Pizza Dough

Making Bread Machine Pizza Dough is quick and easy because your bread machine does all the work for you.  It just takes a minute or two to add the ingredients to your bread machine and you will soon have enough dough to make multiple pizzas, never mind the cost savings over takeout pizza. How to Make Bread Machine Pizza Dough The other great thing about making this pizza dough in your bread machine is that it is a make-ahead recipe and the flavor of the dough improves as you let it sit.   That means when you make the dough on a Tuesday or Wednesday you will have the most delicious pizza dough you can imagine for Friday's pizza night. Pro Tips for Perfect Pizza Dough in Your Bread Machine Add ingredients to the bread machine in the order listed in the recipe.  The liquid ingredients go first. Be sure your water is warm, not hot.   Water that is too hot will keep the yeast from working. Use a flavorful olive oil in this

Yummy Grilled Potatoes and Onions

When grilling season hits I look to easy, flavorful side dishes to complement grilled meats. This grilled potatoes and onion recipe is an adaptation of a grilled potato recipe I have been making for years and years because it is flavorful and versatile.   When you want a potatoes side dish, these potatoes are a nice change from potato salad. This recipe is a little less fussy to make and that means the preparation is quick and easy.  I'm all about quick and easy, especially where the grill is involved. A Grilled Potatoes Side Dish Once you make these grilled potatoes you will be sure to add them to your grilling menu rotation. 

Homemade Creamy Coleslaw

Do you love coleslaw? Summer is all about salads and crunchy, colorful coleslaw is a summer favorite.  Coleslaw is extremely easy to make at home. Making coleslaw at home is so easy there really is no reason to buy prepared coleslaw from the store. Making Homemade Coleslaw Start with bagged coleslaw mix to make easy coleslaw a home. Of course, you can shred the cabbage yourself, and you may want to if you grow cabbage in your garden or you want to use a custom combination of cabbage in your coleslaw. Coleslaw mixes vary from store to store and brand to brand.  Some will be more finely shredded than others. Some will contain more carrots than others.  Some will be more colorful than others.  Purchase the brand you prefer, or shred the cabbage and carrots yourself.  Things to Keep in Mind Your cabbage will become less crunchy and the coleslaw will become more watery the longer it sits. Keep this in mind when assembling your salad.

Making the Best Hamburger Buns from Scratch

Would you like to impress your family and friends with homemade burger buns?  You'll be delightfully surprised to see how easy it is to make homemade hamburger buns in your bread machine. I've been making this recipe for hamburger buns in my bread machine since 2011.  Have you noticed how the hamburger buns in the grocery store have gotten smaller and smaller?   How to Make Bread Machine Burger Buns Homemade Hamburger Buns (Some of the links below are affiliate links.) Making your own hamburger buns from scratch means  you  control the size and the quality.  Once you start making your own burger buns you won't want the buns from the grocery store ever again. Making hamburger buns at home is easier than you may think, especially if you are using a bread machine.  I use my bread machine to prepare the dough for these hamburger buns using the dough setting

How to Make Strawberry Shortcakes with Baking Powder Biscuits

Making the best strawberry shortcake starts with making the best baking powder biscuits. Today I am sharing my mom's recipe for making our favorite biscuits. Use them as the base for mouthwatering strawberry shortcakes. The Best Baking Powder Biscuits Make the Best Strawberry Shortcakes These biscuits are tasty all by themselves or with some butter and your favorite jelly.  I love them warm from the oven when the butter melts into the tender nooks and crannies. Yum!

Mini Lemon Meringue Pies

These mini lemon meringue pies are perfect any time of year, but when spring has sprung it seems that lemon-flavored desserts are a must.  That's precisely what motivated me to buy a large bag of beautiful, plump lemons.  Individual Lemon Meringue Tarts Lemon Meringue Tart The crust is crispy and flaky.  The filling is tart, yet sweet, and the meringue...oh, the meringue is light, fluffy, and heavenly.  If you are a lemon lover you'll love these mini lemon pies. They are just the right size for you to satisfy your lemon craving with portion control. 

Roasted Vegetables for the Oven or Grill

Roasted vegetables make a tasty side dish that is perfect for many occasions.  Whether you choose to roast vegetables in your oven or in a grill pan on your grill you'll love the ease and versatility. You'll especially love them when you are planning a menu for a large gathering.   Do you need a make-ahead side dish? Roasted vegetables can even be prepared in advance because they are delicious either hot or at room temperature.  Oven Roasted or Grilled Vegetables This roasted vegetables recipe is my go-to combination of vegetables but seasonal additions are tasty, too.  I think you will enjoy how nicely the flavors meld together during the cooking process.