My girls love helping in the kitchen. Unfortunately, not every recipe is conducive to their particular brand of “help.” Sometimes the help is more of a hindrance, sure, but it’s always an adventure. But my thrift store find, the Fix-It and Forget-It Kids’ Cookbook, makes the adventures simple and slightly less messy. I adapted the Super […]
We found this crazy book at a garage sale a couple of years ago, called The Outrageously Big Activity, Play and Project Book. It’s a British import so there are a lot of craft and recipe ideas that I haven’t come across in American books. The kids love the book and ask to make something out […]
My new beautiful Whole Wheat Pizza Dough, combined with my super cool USA Pan bun pan from King Arthur Flour conspired to create these beauties: Mini Frozen Pizza Crusts. And, while I thought I was brilliant to come up with the way to serve perfect servings of sauce in an ice cube tray. Apparently other people have […]
I used to be a bit of a Papa John’s Cheese Sticks junkie. And the garlic butter sauce? Uh, yum! But, once I started eating more whole foods and cooking most of our food at home, we didn’t order cheese sticks or pizza much. One day last year, we were congratulating ourselves for a big […]
We’ve been making pizza dough at home for quite a while now, but once we changed to home-ground whole wheat white flour our recipe just hasn’t worked out quite as well. This bread machine pizza dough worked out pretty well. But, I got this Pizza: Award-Winning Pies for the Home Kitchen cookbook the other day and […]
I made this absolutely delicious caramelized onion-based marinara sauce somewhat by accident. I usually have a ton of Slow Cooker Marinara on-hand either on the canning shelf or in the freezer. But somehow I depleted my stock over the holidays without realizing it. And I had all the ingredients for lasagna out and ready to […]
My absolute favorite pasta sauce. And it is so great to be able to pop out a cube of sauce for a serving of pasta. Delicious!
Simply slice the eggplant (lengthwise) as thin as you can and coat in olive oil and kosher salt. Then roast it in the oven until it’s golden (about 30-45 minutes). Then you create your pizza as usual.
Honestly, my favorite pizza is cheese pizza. I know, it’s very vanilla of me (also my favorite ice cream flavor…real VANILLA flavor, not the “plain” ice cream). But I sometimes just don’t want my pizza adulterated by toppings. Great crust. Great sauce. Great cheese.
It’s pizza day! Hooray! I’ve made some fabulous homemade pizza dough over the years. But when I recently acquired a bread machine, I really wanted to try bread machine dough recipes. Plus, I wanted a good-tasting whole wheat crust. The other recipe I use just didn’t taste quite right with all whole wheat white flour.