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Quarantine Cooking: Baking Bread

While bread continues to be scarce at some grocery stores, and while we try to avoid shopping any more than we absolutely have to, it’s a good time to learn how to bake bread at home. This is a simple recipe that can be used for bread loaves, pizza crust, cinnamon rolls or just about any other type of yeast bread. Simple Yeast Bread 2 Cups All Purpose Flour2 Tbsp Active Dry Yeast (may use Bread Machine Yeast / 2 packets of individual serve yeast)2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar (may substitute honey, but add to water, not here)1 teaspoon Salt Mix together and add: 4 Cups Warm Water (around 105°F –…

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How To Make Baby Yoda Cookies

Always pass on what you have learned. — Yoda When a photo of a baby Yoda cookie went viral, my son decided this was the cookie we needed to make for Christmas. Not only was it a blast baking with him, but we created our first videos together in the process. Enjoy! Sour Cream Cookies Preheat oven to 350F. In a large mixing bowl, combine: 2 cups sugar2 eggs1 cup cooking oil1 cup sour cream1 tsp vanilla extract In a separate bowl, combine:2 cups unbleached wheat flour2 tsp baking soda1 tsp salt Pour flour mixture into dough and stir together. Add enough additional flour (2 – 4 cups) to make…

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It’s a Wrap: The Filming of Stories in the Pantry, Episode 2: Homemade Pizza and Sauce

Back in February, we filmed our third episode of Stories From the Pantry in collaboration with New Mexico Association for Youth in Media. It seems surreal now that it’s been three months ago and that the world as we knew it then is completely changed. But the celebration of cooking as a part of our living and sharing time with each other – that has changed in many ways for the better. More people today are cooking in their own homes and finding ways to make the day happier through the sights and smells of what they are making at home. I’m so grateful to the team at NMYAM for…

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Quarantine Cooking: Chocolate Chip Cookies

After a very unscientific poll using Instagram and Twitter, the top pick to kick off the live cooking series was how to bake chocolate chip cookies. This recipe uses Crisco because it is shelf-stable and preserves butter for other recipes. Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 Cup Crisco (may substitute lard or butter)3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar3/4 Cup Brown Sugar2 eggs1 Tablespoon Mexican Vanilla (may substitute 1 tsp vanilla extract) Mix together and add: 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour1 teaspoon Salt1 teaspoon Baking Soda Mix well and add: 1-2 Cups Chocolate Baking Chips2 Cups All Purpose Flour Bake at 325F – 350F for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned. Serve warm or cool and…

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