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Baked Beignets

This maybe my last post because I might be run out of Louisiana for doing this. Just kidding. I don't know, I'll let y'all know.
Beignets pronounced like ben-yay or ben-yays  are traditional fried and smothered in powder sugar.  I mean really covered especially the ones at Café du Monde in New Orleans, is has been opened 1862 near Jackson Square and French Quarter on Decatur Street. When you order them at Café du Monde they always arrive fresh and hot.
Beignets were brought to Louisiana by Acadians, they were fried fritters and sometimes filled with fruits but today they are fried piece of dough and covered in powdered sugar.

Unlike traditional doughnuts they do not have a hole in the middle, square instead round, coated in only powdered sugar and not as sweet.
Tools:
Pizza cutter
2 Large Bowls
1 Medium Bowl
Parchment Paper
Pastry Brush
Mess Strainer

Tip:
Have ingredients like milk, eggs, water and butter room temperature so they will mix well.

Recipe
6 1/4 to 6 1/2 cups…

Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

This is my semi-monthly post of pizza recipe.

I've posted two recipes for Easy as Pizza Pie Dough and one Whole Wheat Crust and I think its time that I post another pizza one since I have it at least twice or thrice a week. I'm sure I've said in my other post that pizza is just the perfect food and I still standby that.
What makes pizza so perfect is the cheesiness, tomato sauce, topping like pepperoni, bacon, sausage or any topping you want plus its easy to make at home, really hard to mess up and relatively cheap to make at home. The only thing that you need is time and patients.
This is a simple bread recipe and really taste.

Tools:
2 9 inch loaf pans
Nonstick Cooking Spray
Cookie sheet
Aluminum Foil
Parchment Paper

Time:
Prep-30 to 40 minutes
Proofing-4 to 5 hours
Baking- 45 minutes

Yields: 2 Loaves

Recipe
Pizza Dough
4 1/4 to 4 1/2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
2 tablespoons Sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
1 tablespoon Dry Active Yeas…

Slow Cooker Louisiana White Beans and Rice

I grew up eating this dish since I was born and raised in Louisiana. Typically you might hear of red beans and rice with Andouille sausage, which is traditionally eaten on Mondays using soaked red kidney beans, cooked with a ham hake, Creole seasonings, bay leafs, and sausage added in or topped servings over cooked rice. 
White beans are also called Great Northern Beans, not to be confused with  Navy Beans, they are bigger but smaller than Cannellini beans or White Kidney Beans.
Together its a complete protein, relatively cheap maybe $10 for a whole pot of beans, rice and sausage and can be GLUTEN-FREE. Also can last for multiple meals.
Please note I used a 7 quart Slow Cooker, so the cooking times might be different for each slow cooker.

Serving: 2 to 3 Meals

Recipe
White Beans Soak
2 pound package Dried Great Northern Beans
6 Bay Leaves
1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
5 to 6 Cups water

Go through the beans and take out any ones that look bad.
Line slower cooker with liners, add white beans…

Spicy Chicken Spaghetti

This was requested for me to post the recipe from my Facebook page when I post a picture of it last week.
Growing up, my mom make Chicken Spaghetti for dinner on occasions but it was different.  She would boil the chicken with celery and some spices, the sauce would made from processed American Cheese and I think she would use thick pasta.
I think Chicken Spaghetti might be a Southern thing because I've met people throughout the years I've heard and tasted different versions of it but I'm not 100% certain. But they all had chicken, a cheese sauce instead of red, spaghetti pasta and is a one-pot dish.
The best way I can describe Chicken Spaghetti is that its like Chicken Alfredo but it doesn't have a strong garlic flavor, the use of spaghetti pasta instead thick fettuccine pasta and not always a thick sauce. But is still as delicious.

Recipe
For Spicy Chicken
1 lb (16 oz)  Chicken Breast Tenderloins, can use anytime of chicken
1 to 2 teaspoons Canola Oil
1 Tablespoon S…

Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts

My six year old niece has been requesting me to make doughnut ever since she saw that I purchased a doughnut pan a couple of months ago.  She helped me with another post, Doughnut Muffins but she still wanted doughnuts and wants pink ones, meaning strawberry.
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This post I have three helper, my niece and my two nephews. They all love doughnuts, there is somewhat "tradition", when they go to the store they get a doughnut. I as well love doughnuts but they don't love me back.
I purchased this pan back in June, it is Hestya Silicon Doughnut Pan with 6 cavities and it comes with a pack of 2 letting you making a dozen doughnuts at a time. There are made from food grade silicon, BPA-Free, dishwasher safe, oven safe, and microwave safe.
Today, I am making two different kinds of buttermilk doughnuts with the same cake doughnut base. Vanilla and Chocolate.

Makes about 24 doughnuts

Recipe
3 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour, sifted (I used King A…