How to Make Thin Crust Pizza Dough

I love to end the week with a homemade pizza; there is just something truly satisfying in making your own dough.  I also like to experiment with different toppings. This recipe is from one of my favorite cooking magazines, Cooks Illustrated. These guys test their recipes to perfection.  This pizza dough is thin, crispy and tastes delicious. One caveat, you need to have a food processor...
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No Knead Olive Bread

If you liked the No Knead Bread I made in one of my videos, you will love this Olive Bread. It’s just as easy as the original bread recipe but filled with delicious black oil-cured olives. Because of the high salt content of the olives you can omit the additional salt in the dough. Ingredients: 3 cups bread flour 1 1/2 cups oil cured black olives 3/4 tsp yeast 1 1/2 cup water Directions:...
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Wheat Tortillas

I’ve tried many of my own versions of wheat tortillas, some good, some not so good but I really love this recipe from Diana Kennedy’s book The Art of Mexican Cooking. Instead of using vegetable shortening I’m using coconut oil.  The verdict is still out on the touted benefits of coconut oil, it’s been found to increase the good (HDL) as well as the bad (LDL) cholesterol but does not seem to...
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No Knead Bread (Video)

This recipe is adapted from Jim Lahey, owner of the Sullivan Street Bakery in New York City. It only requires three ingredients: flour, yeast and salt.  There is no kneading but does require some patience.  The dough requires 12 to 18 hours of rising time (preferably 18 hours) but it is so worth it!   This bread is so good, no one will believe you made it yourself.  I...
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Breakfast Cranberry Scones

I love that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating these scones. These scones are not only good for you but they are a snap to make.  They are high in fiber, protein and low in fat.  The scones are a perfect breakfast-to-go for you and your kids.  Add your favorite cup of coffee, or a glass of milk for your kids, and go. If you want to make these vegan, you can substitute 1/2...
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EZ Wheat Bread

Adapted from Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery in New York City.  This is the easiest bread you will ever make besides being also so delicious, you can start it friday night and bake it saturday afternoon.  Once you make it, you will make it over and over and over again. Ingredients: Makes one loaf. 2 1/4 cup bread flour * 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp yeast 1 1/2 cup...
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