Cool Touch Air Conditioning and Heating Blog: Archive for the ‘Happy Holidays’ Category

Memorial Day Grilling Recipe in Phoenix

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Below is an awesome grilling pizza recipe to use this memorial day weekend. Cool Touch wishes you all a very Happy & Safe Memorial Day weekend!!!

Pizza on the Grill

Ingredients
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

 2 cup warm water

 3 pinch white sugar

 4 2 teaspoons kosher salt

 5 tablespoon olive oil

 6 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

 7 2 cloves garlic, minced

 8 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

 9 1/2 cup olive oil

 10 1 teaspoon minced garlic

 11 1/4 cup tomato sauce

 12 1 cup chopped tomatoes

 13 1/4 cup sliced black olives

 14 1/4 cup roasted red peppers

 15 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

 16 4 tablespoons chopped fresh bas

Directions
In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, and mix in sugar. Proof for ten minutes, or until frothy. Mix in the salt, olive oil, and flour until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth, about 8 minutes. Place dough in a well oiled bowl, and cover with a damp cloth. Set aside to rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down, and knead in garlic and basil. Set aside to rise for 1 more hour, or until doubled again.
Preheat grill for high heat. Heat olive oil with garlic for 30 seconds in the microwave. Set aside. Punch down dough, and divide in half. Form each half into an oblong shape 3/8 to 1/2 inch thick.
Brush grill grate with garlic flavored olive oil. Carefully place one piece of dough on hot grill. The dough will begin to puff almost immediately. When the bottom crust has lightly browned, turn the dough over using two spatulas. Working quickly, brush oil over crust, and then brush with 2 tablespoons tomato sauce. Arrange 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, 1/8 cup sliced black olives, and 1/8 cup roasted red peppers over crust. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese and 2 tablespoons basil. Close the lid, and cook until the cheese melts. Remove from grill, and set aside to cool for a few minutes while you prepare the second pizza.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

From all of us here at Cool Touch, we want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. We hope that you are spending time with the people you care for most and taking this day to remember all the things that you are grateful for in your life.

We also want to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of our customers for your loyalty and the opportunity you have given us to provide you with service. As you know, we couldn’t do what we do without YOU!

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Cinco de Mayo Family Fun!

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Enjoy this fun and easy Cinco de Mayo craft project with the little ones in your family!

Paper Lunch Bag Maracas

What you’ll need:

  • Four paper lunch bags
  • One handful of dried rice
  • 12″ square piece of foil
  • Rubber band
  • Paint: red, green, white, yellow
  • 8″ x 1″ strip of red felt
  • Tape

How to make it:

  1. Nest three of the four paper bags inside each other. The last bag will be used to make the handle. (See photo.)
  2. Place your hand in the center of the foil square and loosely gather it up and around your wrist. Insert your hand inside the bags and place the foil at the bottom. (See photo.)
  3. Spread the sides of the foil up and around the sides so that they are flush with the edges of the inside of the bag. The foil will give a little more strength and body to the bag and will provide a better noise for the shaker!
  4. Place a handful of rice inside the bag and then fold the edges of the tin foil closed (See photos 1, 2.)
  5. Take the remaining paper bag and cut up one of the sides and then around the perimeter of the bottom of the bag. Lay the bag flat on the table.
  6. Fold the bottom flap in, then starting at one end, roll up the bag to create the handle. Roll it up tight and tape closed. (See photos 1, 2.)
  7. Put a piece of tape across the center of the handle. Place the handle into the bag with the rice and press the tape to the side of the bag. The handle should be half in and half out of the bag. (See photo.)
  8. Gather the top of the open bag around the handle and secure with a rubber band. (See photo.)
  9. Decorate the maraca with paint using stripes, dots and curved lines. Let dry completely. (See photo.)
  10. Tie the red felt strip around the rubber band to conceal it.

Tips:

  1. You can use brown or white lunch bags for this project.
  2. If you prefer, have children decorate the bag first, let dry, and then proceed with assembly.
  3. Be sure that children shake gently to allow their maracas to last!

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Happy Easter from Cool Touch

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

From your Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing, and Electrical specialists at Cool Touch, we hope you enjoy your weekend! If you are celebrating Easter, check out these family friendly Easter Egg decorating ideas for a little inspiration. Enjoy!

Easter Eggs

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