October 20, 2010

Fry Bread

OH! I am so excited for this! Some of by best memories are of my Grandpa Brewer pulling out all the fry bread stuff and making a lovely dinner in good ole Pinedale, AZ.

4 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 cup warm water
4 cups shortening for frying

Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir in warm water. Knead until soft but not sticky. Shape dough into balls about 3 inches in diameter. Flatten into patties 1/2 in thick and make a, small hole in the center of each patty. Fry one at a time in 1 in of hot shortening.


October 01, 2010

Mormon Brownies

You can find these Brownies at many a church pot luck. They are different than the standard box brownies.


1 and 1/2 sticks butter, melted
6 Tbsp. cocoa
1 and 1/2 c. sugar
3 eggs1 and 1/3 c. flour
1 and 1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 and 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Melt butter in saucepan; then, add ingredients in order given. Mix each well- do all by hand. Bake in 300 degree oven for 30 minutes in a 9x13 inch pan. Butter and flour pan. Cover with the following frosting recipe when brownies have cooled.

1 stick butter, melted
3 Tbsp. cocoa
6 Tbsp. milk
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

In a sauce pan bring butter, cocoa, and milk to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingrediants. Cool slightly and frost brownies. Allow to cool more before serving.

And Another One

The Master Bread Recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Place in Kitchen Aid
5 Cups of warm water
1/2 Cup of oil
1/2 cup of Honey
1 Heaping Tablespoon salt
3 Tablespoons Yeast
1 heaping Tablespoon dough enhancer (I typically don't add this and I haven't noticed a difference)
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
10 Cups ground wheat flour (I most always grind my wheat right before but I have used store bought flour a time or two)
A couple of additional cups of flour

Turn on Bosch, knead on speed 1 and quickly add as much additional flour as you need for dough to pull away from side of the bowl. It should only pull initially half way up the side of the bowl, and during the 5 minutes of mixing it will completely pull away. Add back in 2-4 tablespoons of water (more if needed) to keep your dough soft. Oil you hands and counter top well. Divide dough into 5 loaves (for regular size loaves) shape into a bread loaf and let rise in loaf pans, sprayed with a non-stick spray. Let rise for about 30 minutes in well-oiled pans or until they have doubled in size. Turn over down to 350 degrees and bake for 30-35 minutes depending on you oven.

Another Bread Recipe

This one is for Artisan Bread. Let's try it!

3 cups water
1½ T yeast
1½ T salt
6½ cups white flour

With a spoon, combine ingredients in a lidded container. (Just stir enough to dampen ingredients.) Let sit at room temp for about an hour, till double in bulk. Put in refrigerator for several hours, use as needed. Should make 3 loaves. (Will keep in fridge for up to two weeks.) Wet hands, pull off enough dough to be about the size of a medium grapefruit. Round dough and let rise for 40 minutes on a cookie sheet. Place in preheated 425 degree oven for 30 minutes. Makes 3 loaves.

August 29, 2010

Stir Fry - Veggie Style

1 lb chopped broccoli
1 c sliced onions
1 c sliced red bell peppers
2 cups mushrooms cook

Heat large pan over medium high heat. Add about 2 tbl of olive oil. Add broccoli and cook for 3 minutes; add onion and cook for 2 more minutes. Add bell pepper and cook for 2 more minutes. Then add mushrooms and cook for two more minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve over rice and add cashews and teriyaki sauce as desired. Enjoy!

Homemade "Play-Dough"

My mom used to make this for the 6 kids in her home. It may not be "food" but it is made out of food-stuff and won't kill your kids if eaten!

2 1/2 c flour
2 pkg kool aid (unsweetened)
1/2 c salt
3 Tbl oil
2 c BOILING water

Add all ingrediants together one by one; mix thoroughly. Store in zip top bags. You can experienment with different flavors or Kool-Aid/Flavor-Aid for different flavors and colors. Let kids enjoy!

Hot Wings

12 to 24 chicken wings
3 tbl butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup hot sauce (pick your favorite)
1/2 teaspoon salt

Place a 6-quart saucepan with a steamer basket and 1-inch of water in the bottom, over high heat, cover and bring to a boil.
Place the wings into the steamer basket, cover, reduce the heat to medium and steam for 10 minutes. Remove the wings from the basket and carefully pat dry. Lay the wings out on a cooling rack set in a half sheet pan lined with paper towels and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Replace the paper towels with parchment paper. Roast on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes. Turn the wings over and cook another 20 minutes or until meat is cooked through and the skin is golden brown. While the chicken is roasting, melt the butter in a small bowl along with the garlic. Pour this along with hot sauce and salt into a bowl large enough to hold all of the chicken and stir to combine. Remove the wings from the oven and transfer to the bowl and toss with the sauce.

You can also use barbecue sauce or honey and bbq sauce instead of hot sauce.


Homemade Snackcakes

You know those snack cakes? The ones that are really bad for you and have a shelf life of FOREVER. This is just like that, only better.

4 egg whites
1 box pound cake mix
2/3 cup water

2 teaspoons very hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 jar marshmallow creme
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Beat the egg whites until stiff. In a separate bowl combine cake mix with water and beat until thoroughly blended. Fold egg whites into the cake batter and slowly combine until completely mixed. Pour the batter into greased muffin tins. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes.

For the filling, combine salt with the hot water in a small bowl and stir until salt is dissolved. Let this mixture cool. Combine the marshmallow creme, shortening, powdered sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl and mix well with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy. Add the salt solution to the filling mixture and combine.

When the cakes are done and cooled, use a skewer or chopstick to make three holes in the bottom of each one. Move the stick around inside of each cake to create space for the filling. Using a cake decorator or pastry bag, inject each cake with filling through all three holes.


August 25, 2010

Glazed Carrots

This recipe is for my brother, who came home from living in Australia for two years with a taste for glazed carrots. I toyed with the recipe with honey and sugar and could never get it right. I found this recipe and modified it to my liking. Let's see how it goes.

8-10 carrots, peeled and cut into slices
2 Tbl. butter
1/ tsp. salt
1 cup ginger ale

In a large sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the carrots and then the ginger ale. Cover and bring to a simmer. Stir and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove the lid, increase the heat to high and cook until the ginger ale is reduced to a glaze (about 5 minutes). Enjoy with turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy. Perfect for those upcoming Thanksgiving feasts.

August 09, 2010

Amish White Rolls

So, there is nothing that I love MORE than rolls on Sunday afternoon. I could eat bread all day long. And, sometimes, it is even better than any cookie. So, I found this recipe for an Amish white bread and put a Wilde twist on it. Needless to say, 2 dozen rolls were devoured by my family in less than 24 hours.

2 c warm water
2/3 c sugar
1 1/2 tbls yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c vegetable oil
6 c flour

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast into the water. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Allow mixture to proof for about 10 minutes. Mix in salt and oil. Then, add in flour one cup at a time, mixing as you go. Knead dough until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl and allow to rise for about 1 hour. Divide dough into 2 inch rolls and place in a greased cake pan. Allow to rise for 30 minutes more. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

This recipe yields a sweet dense roll. Best served with butter and jam OR with ham for breakfast.

July 16, 2010

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
2 c. oatmeal
1 c. chocolate chips

Cream together shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix up dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to wet ingredients. Add in chocolate chips. Mix together well. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk!

July 07, 2010

Chocolate Cake Cookies

1 chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup water
1 egg
1 cup of M&Ms

Mix all ingredients together with a large spoon. Form batter into 1 inch balls. Bake at 350 for approximately 12 minutes. Sprinkle completed cookies with powdered sugar and enjoy!

June 27, 2010

Mushroom Sloppy Joes

I know, I know: This picture looks NOTHING like sloppy joes. Ha! Since I don't have a picture of the finished product, I have put of a picture of the contributor of this recipe. This is my uncle; and this is his mom's recipe (with a little Wilde tweek).

1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 package hamburger buns

In large skillet, cook onion and mushrooms until just brown. Add ground beef and cook until no pink remains. Drain off excess grease. Mix in the soup and heat thouroughly. Serve on hamburger buns. Watch out, these are yummy!

June 23, 2010

Pound Cake

I was advised recently by a dear friend of mine, that my blog didn't do anything for her but help her pack on the pounds. Ha! Well, I never advertised my favorite foods to make as diet foods. As, you very well can see they are anything but that.

So, in like fashion, next up on my recipe list is Old Fashioned Pound Cake. Pound cake got it's name, not from it caloric content. The name is from the idea that if you mix a 1 pound portion of each of the basic ingredients a perfect cake comes out. So, in that fashion, here is one pound (approximately) of each of those basic ingrediants.

3 c. flour
2 c. butter, softened
8 large eggs
2 ½ c sugar

Mix well in a large bowl. Pour into a greased loaf pan or bundt pan and cook at 325 for approximately 70 minutes.

P.S. Once the basics are down this recipe can be dressed up with flavorings, etc. Enjoy!

June 21, 2010

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

My friend Becky F. boasts that she makes the BEST chocolate chip cookies around. Know what? I really kinda believe her. Thanks Becky for this recipe contribution. I shall be making these soon, just to double check your awesomeness.

2 sticks butter (room temperature, IMPORTANT)
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 egg.
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
12 oz. chocolate chips

Mix together butter, sugars, and egg. Then add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well before adding in the chocolate chips. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 min.

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June 17, 2010

Peanut Butter Balls

A family friend asked for this recipe. My mom used to make this all the time growing up. It was the edible play-dough and kept us entertained for hours. Try this recipe with your own kids and see the results.

1/2 cup peanut butter (all natural, creamy <- i like Laura Scudders)
3 1/2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk

1/8 tsp honey

Mix all ingredients well. Roll into one inch balls and refrigerate. Add chocolate chips if desired.

June 15, 2010


Who doesn't love PANCAKES? I have memories of my mom, making pancake batter from scratch and then pouring me out designs in yummy pancake form. The easiest is the mouse head, but she would even try my most crazy requests, including elephants and cars. Forget the mix, try this simple homemade recipe and all will be well.

1 cup flour
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

3 Tbs sugar

2 Tbs vegetable oil

1 cup milk

1 egg

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl with a wire whisk. Pour 1/4 cup ladles full of batter onto a hot, greased skillet. Cook on on side until small bubbles begin to form and pop. Using a spatula, flip over and cook on other side until brown. Serve hot with syrup and other such toppings.

June 09, 2010

"Funeral" Potatoes

For those who have never been exposed to Utah culture, I call this cheesy hash brown casserole. For those who have been exposed to such culture, know exactly what funeral potatoes are and have eaten them before with ham or green jello. (I know, Utah is weird.) But, these potatoes, I love with scrabbled eggs and toast on a lazy Sunday morning.

1 tub of sour cream (16oz)

1 block of cream cheese (8oz) softened

2 cans of cream of mushroom soup

2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

2 lbs of frozen hash browns

Mix sour cream, cream cheese, and soup together. Add the cheese and then the hash browns. Place in a 9x11 cake pan and bake at 350 for approximately 45 minutes or until cheese is all bubbly. Enjoy!

June 08, 2010

Banana Bread

What is in a banana? Everything yellow and mushy and good. I love bananas. I have been buying 6-12 at a time recently. But the sadness comes when the bananas get too ripe too fast and I end up throwing some away. So, I asked for a good banana recipe; tweeked it a little bit; and, this is what I got. Wish me luck!

3 overripe bananas, mashed up
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

Mix butter and bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, egg, and vanilla. Then, add the salt, baking soda and flour. Mix with a large spoon. Pour into loaf pan(s). Bake for 1 hour at 350.

June 07, 2010

Pork Barbacoa

I know that is not "real" barbacoa in the tradition of the word. But it is some great mexican style food which is delicious in burritos, tacos, and whatever else you can think of.

2 lb pork roast (tenderloin is the best)
1 large can of green enchilada sauce
1/8 cup of brown sugar

Place the roast in the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours (you can also do on high for 4 hours) until cooked thouroughly. Remove roast and shread meat. In crock pot mix enchilada sauce and brown sugar. Turn the heat to high and add back the shredded meat. Let heat another 30 minutes. Enjoy!

June 04, 2010

Meat Loaf

No no, not the singer. But, a delicious little Sunday afternoon treat: meatloaf. Yeah, I know what you are thinking, she didn't just use meatloaf and delicious in the same sentence. But, trust me, this is different from your grandma's meatloaf and for the better. There is a good reason that there are never any meat loaf leftovers in the Wilde house (besides the fact that I HATE leftovers).

1 and 1/2 lbs of ground beef
1/2 pound of regular pork sausage
1 egg
1 slice of white bread, torn into small pieces
1/8 cup ketchup

1/8 cup bbq sauce

1/8 cup milk

1/2 small can of diced green chilies

1/2 small onion, diced

1 block of cheddar or spicy jack cheese, cut into one inch cubes

Mix all ingredients together with hands in a large bowl. Place in a crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours. Enjoy!

I find this meatloaf is best served with hot sauce instead of ketchup as a garnish.

May 25, 2010

Cheesecake Bites

A delicious quick treat for all of your parties out there are these cheescake bites.

1 yellow or red velvet cake
1 block of cream cheese (softened)
1 pound melting chocolate

Crumble cake up into a large bowl. Add cream cheese. With your hands mix the cream cheese with the crumbled cake and form into one big ball. Cover and place in fridge for one hour
Remove ball from fridge. Break off chunks and form into one inch balls.
Melt chocolate in microwave. Dip balls into the chocolate. Put back into fridge and let harden for two hours.

May 20, 2010

German Pancakes

This is a NEW fan favorite at our house. We served it with apricot jam. It may give crepes a run for their money.

1 c milk
1 c flour
6 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbl butter

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
With a beater combine milk, flour, eggs & salt. In a 9X13 pan melt butter in the oven while it's preheating remove pan when butter is hot and sizzling. Pour batter immediately into hot pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve with powdered sugar, syrup or fruit on top.

May 13, 2010

Crepes on a Plate

I think one of the most amazing foods in the world is crepes. But, they always seemed so mysterious and difficult to make. I found this recipe, tweaked it to my liking, and have been eating them with nutella and strawberries for weeks.

2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup flour
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Put all ingredients in a large bowl and beat on high until well mixed. Cover bowl and place batter in the fridge for one hour.

Pour ½ cup of batter at a time into a medium skillet on medium heat, coated with butter. Cook each side approximately 30 seconds until done.

May 12, 2010

Homemade Pizza

Ever since I was a little kid, my favorite thing to do was to make homemade pizza with my mom. I recently came across an excellent recipe and have tweaked it to my liking. My family loves this pizza.

1 packet of yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pure olive oil
2 cups bread flour

Dissolve the yeast into the warm water. Add the sugar, salt, and olive oil. Mix well. Add 1 cup of the follow and using the paddle attachment blend with a stand mixer, adding remaining flour slowly until dough comes together. Switch to a dough hook and knead in the mixer for 15 minutes on medium speed. Roll dough out onto a cooking sheet. Cover with preferred sauce, cheese, toppings. Bake on the lowest rack of a pre-heated 500 degree oven for approximately 15 minutes.

May 11, 2010

Yummy Chocolate Muffins

Have you ever gotten those chocolate muffins from those warehouse type stores? Aren't thy yummy and irresistible? This recipe is supposed to emulate that.

1 devil’s food cake mix
1 package instant chocolate pudding
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup oil
3 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips

In a mixing bowl combine cake mix and pudding mix. In a separate bowl: combine yogurt, water, oil, and eggs. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Fill greased muffin tins about 3/4 full. Bake 20 -22 minutes at 400 degrees.

May 04, 2010

Monster Cookies

I haven't made these in a long time, but they are a personal favorite from back in the day.

If you like cookies, you will love these! They are the best! Watch out though, this recipe is for several dozen. Adjust as needed.

½ lb. softened butter
3 c. peanut butter
2 c. granulated sugar
1 lb. brown sugar
½ tbs. corn syrup
½ tbs. vanilla
4 tsp. baking soda
6 eggs
9 c. rolled oats
1 pkg. chocolate chips
1 large bag mini M&M’s

Cream butter and peanut butter. Add rest of ingredients in order, blending well after each ingredient. Using a one inch cookie scoop, drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes.

MMMMMMM! Cookies!!!!!

Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever seen those thick chocolate chip cookies that the baking ladies bring to church events? This recipe is supposed to emulate those. Let's see if it works.

½ c. butter
½ c. sugar
¼ c. brown sugar
1 egg, whipped
1 t. vanilla
1 ½ c. flour
1 ½ t. baking soda
1 bag chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars. Stir in egg and vanilla. Slowly mix in flour and baking soda. Add the chocolate chips. Using a 1 inch cookie scoop, spoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

MMMMMM! Cookies!!!

Good Eats - Wilde Style

I am always pulling the greatest recipes offline and from television shows. These print outs or scraps of paper tend to get lost, colored on, or thrown away. So, I have created this blog to store my personal recipes. Here is to eating good in the Wilde household.