Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Summer Carnival Greatest Hits by RecentHistory on Etsy

Summer Carnival Greatest Hits by RecentHistory on Etsy

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Smokers BBQ Finksburg, MD Well worth it!

Wow, I must live under a rock, like that insurance commercial. I just had a great lunch at Smokers BBQ in Finksburg, MD. The rare pit beef sandwich reminds me of my favorite from The Canopy in Ellicott City, MD which I have not been lucky enough to have since I stopped working down there in 2000.

I had no idea we had a place only 10 minutes away that made melt in your mouth pit beef sandwiches! And it has been in that location for 4 years! Good golly.

We had a coupon for buy one sandwich get one free, so we each had a regular rare pit beef, and a cup of MD crab and cream of crab, two drinks and the total was around $15. Not too shabby! I just wish I would have taken a picture.

Smokers BBQ

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sticky Buns

Always a favorite, I love these ooey gooey sticky buns! I make the dough in the bread machine, and this recipe is the one that came with it. I do add extra butter, hey why not?

Sticky Breakfast Bun Dough
Add to bread machine in the order suggested by your manufacturer:
1 large egg, room temperature (very important!!) plus enough warm water, 80F to equal 1 cup
3-1/2 tsp oil
1/3 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp salt
3-1/2 cups bread flour
2 tsps active dry yeast
Select Dough cycle

1/2 cup softened butter
1/3 cup sugar (I like to use half sugar, half light brown sugar)
1 TBL Cinnamon
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)

1 cup melted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup pecan or walnut halves (optional)

1. Place on a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12" by 16" rectangle and spread with filling butter. Combine the remaining filling ingredients and sprinkle over dough. Roll up tightly, jelly roll style, starting with the longest side and cut into 1" slices.
2. Combine topping mixture and spread into a 13" x 9" baking dish. If using nuts, arrange halves in the bottom of the pan. Place slices on mixture and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or more, until doubled in size.
3. Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Use oven mitts to carefully invert onto a heat proof tray. Syrup will be very hot!!!

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Enjoy! I like them best when they are warm, you can heat in the microwave for 15 seconds later, yummy!