Homemade Calzone I wanted to make something to take on the road, but the contents of the refrigerator were saying PIZZA. Hmmm... pizza is not so portable. Then I remembered CALZONE! Calzone is basically the same as pizza but with a much prettier appearance. Roll pizza dough into a rectangle the length of your baking sheet. Put sauce on the center half of the dough. Just like pizza, add your toppings (our favorites are pepperoni, olives, and mushrooms). Then add cheese. Now comes the special part. This is what it looks like when all the cuts are made. Then "wrap the baby." Here is the calzone ready to bake. Uh oh... don't do what I did. For the second one, I remembered to start with my rectangle of dough ON a baking sheet. By the way, the same dough wrapping technique can be used for sweet fillings too.
Pizza Bites: 7 Splendid Mini's By Brooke McLay | Pizza makes a splendid lunch, a fabulous dinner, and a truly creative appetizer. You can serve it in muffins, pretzels, and a variety of other bite-sized incarnations. And, with these seven delicious takes on mini pizza bites, now you can serve it every day of the week! nggallery id=’120086′ Pepperoni Pizza Loaves Mini Pepperoni Pizza Loaves are as tasty as they are easy to bake! Mini Pizza Bites These mini pizza bites are like monkey bread. In the mood for a whole pie? Healthy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup First, thank you all for the tremendous love and affection you gave on my last post. You make sharing my life worthwhile. Next order of business: I make this chicken noodle soup nearly every weekend. Mainly because it works as an olive branch for when I’ve told Daniel, ‘You are the stupidest person in the whole wide world,‘ following an ordinary round of Jeopardy. And making a big pot of soup will provide me with no less than five delicious and filling meals for the week ahead, which leaves me with ample time to fulfill all of my other pressing obligations. I’m a very busy person, as you can imagine. Here’s how it’s done: Start by roasting a whole chicken, rubbed completely with canola oil, for 1 hour 45 minutes at 400 degrees F. Let the chicken cool enough so that you can handle it, then peel off all skin, discard it, and cut the chicken meat into bite sized pieces. In a large stock pot, combine the chicken bones with 2 quarts of good quality chicken broth. serves 5 1 whole chicken, 4-5 lbs
Three Cheese Chicken Alfredo Bake Everyday Southern Living tweets a dinner idea. A few days ago they tweeted about a Three Cheese Pasta Bake for dinner. I checked out the recipe and thought it sounded fantastic! I decided to give it a try - with a few changes. The original recipe used ziti. I didn't have any ziti; I only had elbow macaroni. Three Cheese Chicken Alfredo Bakeadapted from myrecipes.com(Printable Recipe) 1 (16-ounce) package penne or elbow macaroni 2 (10-ounce) containers refrigerated Alfredo sauce 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese 2 garlic clove, minced 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 cups mozzarella cheese Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pot.
August 8th – Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List Every week I will post 5 links to archived recipes, plus an additional 1 or 2 recipes for breakfast, snacks or batch cooking recipes. You can click through to see the original recipe and print that recipe if you like. (Or go green and just come back to this post to get to the recipe.) Here are several quick and easy meals that are perfect for these HOT summer days… The Recipes Chicken Fajita Melts Lasagna with Kale, Zucchini and Garden HerbsDana’s Corn Salad with Grilled ChickenBeef Fajita Skillet DinnerAppetizer or Side from the Garden – Erin’s Pesto BruschettaOmelets with Caramelized Onions and Bacon Crumbles Also, don’t forget to check out other amazing meal planning resources at Food on the Table! And feel free to check out all the previous weekly meal plans with printable grocery list for other options! Scroll down and you’ll see a list of ingredients for each of the recipes included, in the order they are listed above. Ingredients List [%printable-list:wmp_august_8%]
CHICKEN BROCCOLI SUPREME Here I go again, posting this recipe for the second time. As you have probably figured out by now, I deleted my baking blog, and recovered everything except for the last two posts that I had made. This is really, honestly my favorite casserole type chicken dish. 1 – lb. fresh broccoli Break in pieces, and steam for 2 minutes.3 cups cooked chicken breasts – Break up in small pieces3 cups Grated Cheddar Cheese divided2 tubes Ritz Crackers1 stick melted butter1 tablespoon poppy seedsSAUCE:⅓ cup Butter- melted¼ cups Cornstarch, dissolved in ½ cup COLD Water⅓ cup Chicken Broth¼ tsp. In greased 13×9 pan, layer the broccoli and chicken, then set aside.In saucepan over medium heat, combine the melted butter, cornstarch dissolved in water, chicken broth, seasonings, and milk.
Recipes Under 400 • Egg and Spinach Quiche Cups 10 ounces frozen... Chocolate Mousse (no added sugar) One of my recent kitchen adventures turned simplicity into pure decadence. If you're not new to my blog, you already know how much I love the combination of chocolate and coconut. With this new experiment I wanted to replace sugar/agave nectar and make a healthier chocolate ice cream without compromising on taste. I had successfully used homemade date paste before in several recipes, so I knew this would work great in this dessert, but I could not anticipate just how light and creamy it would turn out. With a smooth, airy, mouth-coating texture, delicate sweetness, wonderfully balanced combination of flavours and long-lasting aftertaste, this is a rich, sensual treat that you will wish to enjoy all alone, taking your time to relish each spoonful and imagining being on a tropical island relaxing in the sun. The magic doesn't stop here though, you can easily add your personal touch to this easy chocolate mousse. Chocolate Mousse Taste and adjust the flavouring, if needed.
Baked cheese balls OK, so we did the experiment with the egg roll wrappers and string cheese to make baked cheese sticks and they turned out alright...but nothing to write home about. These, my friends, were not the same outcome. Yes, I used the leftover string cheese from the above recipe. Yes, I used the leftover mix of breading from my baked zucchini chips that I kept in an airtight container in the cupboard until I figured out what to do with it. And, yes, marrying those two ingredients together made the best homemade cheeseball I've made to date. Booyah! Cut your sticks into balls, dip in skim milk, and toss in the breading.... I actually don't know how long I baked them because I watched them the whole time thinking they were going to cheesily explode in the oven because how could the cheese not just melt instead of staying in between the teeniest layer of breading that I could barely see after I put them on the greased baking sheet? Don't mind the shadows in the pictures, they're irrelevant.