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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

So we are in a day and age where carbs are everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, I love bread and carbs but if I want a tone and fit tummy for summer I’ll need to cut back were I can.

Ingredients: crust
2 cups of cauliflower (grated)
1 cup mozzarella
2 tbs parmesan cheese
1 egg
1/2 tbs crushed garlic (I found mine at trader joes! I love the product)
Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients: topping
Pizza sauce
1/2 cup mozzarella
Optional: basil & mushrooms

Preheat the oven to 450
Grate the cauliflower

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Microwave for 7 min (I took it out after 5 min)

Add egg, garlic, parm, salt, pepper (I just shook some in the bowl), and mozzarella

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Kneed and mix in a bowl until everything is mixed in and sticking together.

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Use some parchment paper on a pizza stone or pan of your choice.
Toss the “dough” on and flatten it out.

Cook for 15 -20 min, until brown on the edges

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Looks a little like this.

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Add pizza sauce, cheese, and other toppings. Bake again for 10-15 min.

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Yummy!!! It smelled amazing and was a lot like pizza. It is a good substitute for now. 🙂

Food network tip on cutting onions

This week I learned the proper way to cut an onion on the food network. It is really very simple.
Step one: peel the onion back a few layers to the white part or if its a red onion until is a hard thick purple layer. Silly to mention but you just never know.
Step two: use a big knife… 🙂
Step three: cut through the “hairy” part of the onion cutting it in half.
The “hairy” part will keep your onion from falling apart and it will be easier to chop evenly.

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In the past one of the 1st things I did was to cut off the hairy part of the onion and now I see how nicely it holds everything together. 🙂 enjoy!

Mini Stuffed Peppers

I ended up with some of these mini peppers and could not think of  a way to eat them all. So a friend was hosting a party and I thought that perhaps Mini Stuffed peppers would be a grand addition. I did three options, a cream cheese, cream cheese chive and garlic, and meat one. Now, I’m not going to post recipes because I did not LOVE how these turned out. Others liked them but I think some of my guy friends would eat a shoe if it was stuffed with meat and cooked.

I think the recipe could use some tweaking… but here are the photos from my effort.

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Herb Crumble Chicken

IT’S TIME FOR A FOOD POST!

It has been such a long time since I did a food post.

What you will need:

1 sleeve of Herb crackers (smashed to bits with a rolling pin, leave it in the sleeve to save a mess)

1 cup of milk

2-4 chicken breasts

Tinfoil wrapped pan

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Preheat the oven to 350

Put the crumbs and milk in separate bowls

Take the thawed chicken breasts, dip it in the milk then crush the cracker crumbs into the chicken breast and set on the tinfoil wrapped pan. Cook for 20-30 min.

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Simple and delicious recipe. Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm. 

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Cold Fall Day Foods

I spent a lot of time out side raking leaves… about 5-7 hours. After all that time outside I get chilled to the bone. I needed to warm up and eat lunch quick so what better food then Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

I made them both the classic ways: a can of tomato soup and a can of milk heated on the stove. Grill cheese was made on wheat bread, 2 pieces of kraft singles, and spray butter on the outside of each side of bread. Heated up the pan and cooked till brown on each side.

MMmmmmmm good… Delish!

Calzone 101

I love red sauce, its kind of one of my favorite foods if a sauce could be considered a food. (whelp honey mustered would be right up there as well) But understanding sauce is not everyones thing here is a great calzone recipe that appeases both the light sauce and sauce alcoholics like myself.

  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/8 pound peperoni
  • 1/4 pound sliced hard salami
  • 1 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jarred marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic (to taste)

Roll the loaf of dough into a rectangle about 8 inches by 12 inches.

Preheat the oven to 350.

Layer salami and pepperoni down the center of each rolled loaf lengthwise.

Top meats with the teaspoon of finely chopped garlic (or garlic powder) and 1 cup shredded mozzarella

Fold short ends of each loaf in about 1/2 inch and press down to seal. Roll from the long sides and pinch well to seal the entire loaf.

Bake, seam side down on a greased baking sheet in a 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Cut each roll and serve with marinara for dipping.

I’m sorry  I forgot to take and inside shot of it as well. This is definitely a crowed pleaser and budget friendly! Enjoy!

Quick Snack

Trader Joe’s has some amazing Mozzarella logs for $5… SO GOOD and here is away to use it in a quick after work/school snack. All you need is part of a baguette, a tomato, 1 spoon full of diced garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinager, and a few chopped up basil leaves. Yum…

 

Corn on the Cob

Not to be too CORNY but welcome SUMMER! Seriously, nothing says summer quite like a good ear of corn on the cob. So I’ve found a great way to make it quick and easy in the microwave.

Take the ear of corn and wrap it in a damp paper towel.

Microwave it for 1 min & 45 sec and rotate it once during that time.

Peal back the husk, butter and salt to taste…  After heating it up the husks and silks come off really easy. This is so easy and wastes less water, and time (boiling it), especially if you only want to make one or two at a time.

Oh shucks… I wish I would have learn about this sooner! Mmmm summer time. LOVE IT!

Puppy Chow-Fail

Well people, looks like I need some help. I attempted to make puppy chow and it really didn’t work out too well. I tried to make it with out using a large ziplock bag because I didn’t have one and as it turns out that it might be an important part of making sure they chocolate gets on every piece…

But that didn’t stop all my friends from eating it! 🙂

Open to suggestions to improve this! Leave me comments on how you make your puppy chow…

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