Showing posts with label pizza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pizza. Show all posts

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mini Pizza Bites Recipe

Pizza bites

I found this recipe on pinterest.  It's from a blog called lick the bowl good. It seemed super easy and sounded like a good lunch choice for when Rose is in a no sandwich mood. I made these on a Sunday and had to quickly save 4 to put aside for lunch as we all gobbled them up! I must make another batch with just cheese and no pepperoni for Amy. She doesn't like the pepperoni because it's too spicy! It made exactly 24 mini pizza bites for me.

3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
pinch of salt
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup Kraft Shredded Four Cheese Pizza blend (mozzarella, provolone, Romano, Parmesan)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
13 slices pepperoni, diced
1/2 cup marinara sauce or pizza sauce

Preheat oven to 375F. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning and salt.  Whisk in the egg and milk. Add the cheeses and pepperoni. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir the batter.
Spray a 24 count mini muffin tin with non stick spray. Using a mini ice cream scoop (or tablespoons) fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full with the batter. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes until they have puffed up.

Heat the marinara sauce and serve warm or serve cold in a lunch like this one. These won't last long as they are simply delicious!

Mini pizza bites lunch

Mini Pizza bites lunch for Rose. I'll post the recipe and a quick review later today. Click here to view the recipe.

peach slices, red grapes, watermelon
homemade blueberry muffin, ranch rice cakes
mini pizza bites with marinara dipping sauce

She ate everything!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tomatoes, Tomatoes everywhere!

Our garden is full of tomatoes: Cherry, Heirloom, Plum, Beefsteak. What to do with all of these tomatoes, basically all ripe around the same time?
As my husband planted several cherry-100 plants we certainly have an abundance of cherry tomatoes and really there are only so many that you can eat as a snack or in a salad. I cruised the net looking for some new recipes and ways to use them up. I came across this one and knew I would make it!

Cherry Tomato Puff Pastry Tart

It was simply delicious! It could be an appetizer or part of a brunch or lunch with a side salad. I ate it for dinner :) I basically followed the recipe only varying with items I had on hand so won't re-post the whole thing here. It's very simple though. Spread puff pastry with your favourite mustard (I used Grey Poupon Country Dijon), sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, cherry tomatoes tossed with herbs ( our garden is plentiful with fresh herbs too!) and olive oil and bake. Couldn't be easier. After stumbling upon this blog, The Italian Dish,  I looked around a bit and found many other great recipes so it's definitely worth a visit. 

Next I searched for an easy homemade Marinara recipe to make with our crop of plum tomatoes. I found this one  on Former Chef. This was scrumptious too! It was great on pasta and as a pizza sauce base. The instructions were easy to follow and it didn't actually take as much prep work as I thought. I had never peeled and seeded tomatoes before and I was worried that it would be a pain. It really was as easy as the recipe said! 

I will definitely make these every time our garden is full with tomatoes! I highly recommend that you check out these recipes if you have an abundance of tomatoes in your garden too :)