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Ham & Cheesy Pizza

6 Jun

Good Morning Everyone! Happy HUMP day!! Hehe I really wanted to say that!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous day so far! I started off my day with a nice healthy breaky of Overnight Refrigerator Oats. I told you guys about this on Facebook about it last night and I did end up making them.

The recipe calls for oats, chia seeds, greek yogurt, Milk and whatever flavorings/sweeteners you want. I did really enjoy it but I have a couple things I want to change, first thing is next time I would nix the yogurt, it was too tangy in my opinion. Since I am assuming they added the greek yogurt for the protein factor, I think I might sub in some protein powder next time.

Secondly, I didn’t have chia so I didn’t add it, but I forgot to adjust the amount of liquid I added, so it turned out a bit runny. It was still good but I think I could make it much better. Once I get it up to my standards, I will definitely post the recipe here.

As far as this recipe goes, I wanted to give everyone a yummy pizza recipe that is not so exotic! After some comments on my Butter Chicken Pizza recipe from yesterday, I realized there are a lot of people that live in areas that don’t carry some of the more hard to find ingredients like the butter chicken sauce and sriracha. This recipe contains all ingredients that you should be able to find easily, and it’s also kid friendly!

I mean, I don’t have any kids so I didn’t test this with a kid, but I can’t see how they wouldn’t like ham & cheese pizza!

My favorite is the crunchy cheese around the edges, om nom.

Have I ever told you how much I love pizza? No. Oh Okay, I really love pizza. Like really love it and can eat it everyday of my life.

I’m done.

Come back tomorrow for an awesome giveaway, peeps!

 

Ham & Cheesy Pizza:

Serves 3

1 prepared pizza crust on a non stick cookie sheet (not cooked) my recipe is below

1/2 cup pizza sauce, use your favorite brand or homemade if you’re crafty like that

2 cups grated mozzarella

1 cup chopped deli ham

6 slices havarti cheese

 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Spread the prepared pizza crust evenly with the pizza sauce, leaving a 1/2 border around the sides. Top the pizza sauce with just a small sprinkling of cheese, this helps the other toppings to stick.

Add the ham evenly and follow with the slices of havarti cheese and then top with the remaining mozzarella.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375 and cook for another 5-7 minutes until the cheese is beginning to brown and the crust is golden.

Remove to cool for 4-5 minutes in the pan and then remove to a board and slice into squares.

Enjoy! My Pizza dough recipe below.

Thin and Crispy Pizza Dough:
makes one large pizza dough (size of a regular cookie sheet)

1/2 cup lukewarm water
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp Yeast
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cup flour

In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in water and then sprinkle the yeast over the water. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.

After the 10 minutes is up, add the salt, oil and 1/2 cup of flour, stir until smooth. Add another 1/2 cup of flour and stir again, if the mixture is still very sticky add in a little more flour and begin to kneed. Kneed for about 5 minutes, adding more flour if needed, until the dough becomes soft and elastic. Best thing about this recipe? It doesn’t need to rise! Throw it in a pan, add toppings, bake and enjoy.

Butter Chicken Pizza

5 Jun

Good Morning Everyone! Happy Tuesday! See how I did that? I just skipped right on by Monday. Actually I was just totally swamped yesterday and didn’t get around to doing a post.

What did everyone get up to this weekend?

On Friday when we got home our TV and Internet was down, so I called the cable company assuming that they just needed to reset something. Turns out they needed to send someone out and they couldn’t send someone until Saturday morning, that was frightening. A Friday night with no cable and internet? What were we going to do with ourselves?

We ended up making our pizza and then I remembered that I had some Son’s of Anarchy on my computer, so we hooked up the computer to the TV the old fashioned way since we couldn’t stream.

Then Saturday my Mom and I made a big feast of halibut and chips for the whole family.

Instagramming while frying is dangerous, don’t attempt it.

Then on I told you guys on Thursday that the Eat Vancouver show was on over the weekend. I mentioned last week that I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go since I have been the past few years and it tends to be a lot of the same vendors as previous years, but I decided to go in the end.  I went with my parents, Mr. Delish and my buddy -purses by tascha. We all went for brunch in the morning on Sunday and I had my typical Eggs Benny, I can’t resist, if it’s on the menu I have to get it. Then we wandered over to the show.

I was happy that I ended up going because there were lots of new vendors and it ended up being a great time. It was also Tascha’s first time going so that made it more fun too.

Now back to food! It’s always about the food.

I asked you on Facebook if you had ever tried butter chicken pizza, because I am obsessed with it. We have a Pizza place right near our house that makes a mean butter chicken pizza. I think the place hates me because when I order it, I end up modifying the heck out of it. Normally it comes with butter chicken and sauce, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, cheese and cilantro. I always order it without the mushrooms, onions or peppers. I just think it tastes so much better that way, and that is why I made mine this way.

Of course, if you want to add vegetables you can definitely do that.

Basically, you start off with some pizza dough, chicken, store bought butter chicken sauce, tomatoes, mozza and cilantro. Easy Peasy.

What I did was diced up some chicken breasts and sauteed them until cooked through, then I added the butter chicken sauce and got it nice and heated through, I also added some sriracha to mine because I needed more spice!

Then I layered the butter chicken and sauce right onto the pizza dough.

Topped it with some tomatoes

Then topped with cheese

If you’re thinking, “that’s a BA (big a$$) portion of cheese, then you’re right it is.

Deal with it.

Now you bake it off!

UMMM… heck yes!

Now add some cilantro for some greenery

And now transfer it to a board to cool slightly.

And now proceed to gaze at it until the cheese is no longer molten lava hot, and then slice ‘er up!

Taste and decide you’re going to make this for dinner every night.

I’ll see you all at dinner.

Butter Chicken Pizza:

Serves 3

1 prepared pizza crust on a non stick cookie sheet (not cooked) my recipe is below

1 tbsp olive oil

2 small chicken breasts diced

1 jar (14 oz/400ml) butter chicken sauce ( I used Patak’s Brand)

2 tbsp sriracha chile sauce

1 cup diced tomatoes

2 cups grated mozzarella

2 tbsp chopped cilantro

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium saute pan, heat oil over medium high heat, add chicken breasts and saute until browned and cooked through, add the jarred butter chicken sauce and the sriracha. Bring to a simmer and turn off the heat. Set aside.

Top the prepared pizza dough with the butter chicken, you may not need all the chicken and sauce. Then add the tomatoes, followed by the mozzarella.

Bake for 15 minutes and then lower heat to 375 and bake for another 5-7 minutes until the cheese is browned and the crust is golden. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the cilantro. Allow the pizza to cool in the pan for 5-6 minutes. Move to a cutting board and slice into squares.

Enjoy! Pizza Crust recipe below!

Thin and Crispy Pizza Dough:
makes one large pizza dough (size of a regular cookie sheet)

1/2 cup lukewarm water
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp Yeast
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cup flour

In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in water and then sprinkle the yeast over the water. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.

After the 10 minutes is up, add the salt, oil and 1/2 cup of flour, stir until smooth. Add another 1/2 cup of flour and stir again, if the mixture is still very sticky add in a little more flour and begin to kneed. Kneed for about 5 minutes, adding more flour if needed, until the dough becomes soft and elastic. Best thing about this recipe? It doesn’t need to rise! Throw it in a pan, add toppings, bake and enjoy.

BBQ Chicken Stromboli

2 Feb

Okay so is anyone else confused by this whole Groundhog thing? In Canada, our two veteran Groundhogs both came out of the ground and DID NOT see their shadows, hence we will have an early spring. YAY?

No, not quite. In the US, the resident Groundhog from Pennsylvania came out of the ground and promptly saw his shadow and is predicting 6 more weeks of winter.

What the what? I’m not sure which furry friend to believe.

On one hand my fellow Canadian Groundhogs Shubencadie Sam and and Wiarton Willie are telling me it’s almost flip flop season. Meanwhile Punxsutawney Phil, who seems like an equally trusted source, is saying that I’m going to have to keep wearing my boots for another 6 weeks.

Okay so on a non-groundhog related note, the other day I told you guys about that Stromboli that Lauren made which basically blew my mind. I posted my step by step pictures of the exact one that Lauren made and now, as promised, I will show you my spin on the recipe.

This recipe would be excellent for this weekends Super Bowl! Your friends and family will scarf it all down so make sure you make a few. You can easily play around with the flavors and just use your favorite pizza toppings. 

Start by rolling out your dough on a 9 x 13 baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Spread your favorite BBQ sauce on just over half of the dough, leaving a 1 inch border around the whole thing.

Now if you’re smart and organized, you would add half of the cheese at this point, but I’m silly and I forgot. Don’t be like me.

I added the chicken first and then the cheese, and it seemed to work out just fine.

Now toss on the caramelized onions.

Mmm…Caramelized…

Now add the cilantro and the rest of the cheese.

Okay, now its time to roll. Start by folding in the short ends.

Now grab and egg and beat it. Using a pastry brush, brush the open edge with some egg wash.

Now roll it up as tightly as possible.

Look at this cutie.

Now cut some diagonal slices into the top of the roll, and brush the whole thing with more egg wash.

Sprinkle with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese and some chopped fresh parsley.

I think it looks pretty good already!

Bake for 8-10 minutes until crisp and browned on the outside and freaking molten lava hot on the inside.

I strongly suggest waiting about 3-4 minutes for the cheese to cool before you cut into this to avoid potential third degree burns to your taste buds.

Mmmm cheesy.

This just in! The groundhog from Syracuse, Charlie G. Hogg, has decided that Spring will come early this year! I say 3 against 1. In your face, Punxsutawney Phil.

BBQ Chicken Stromboli:
Serves 4 as a meal or about 8 as an appetizer or snack

1/2 lb pizza dough (use your favorite store bought dough or you can use my easy recipe)
2 cups BBQ sauce
3 cups chopped cooked chicken
3 cups freshly grated mozzarella
1/4 cup caramelized onions
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 egg beaten
2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan
2 tbsp minced fresh parsley

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees and place the rack in the center position.

In a medium bowl toss the chicken with about half of the BBQ sauce and set aside.

Roll out your pizza dough on a 9×13 baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Spread the remaining BBQ sauce on just a little more than half of of the dough, leaving about a 1 inch border around the whole thing.

Sprinkle on half of the mozzarella, followed by the chopped BBQ chicken.

Add the caramelized onions, cilantro and the rest of the mozzarella.

Fold in the short ends slightly and then brush the open long side with egg wash.

Roll the whole thing up lengthwise into a tight roll and place it with the seam side facing down. Using a sharp knife, slice into the top of the roll diagonally about 5-6 times. Brush the whole roll with egg wash and then sprinkle with the Parmesan and parsley.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until browned and crisp on the outside. Warning, the cheese is going to be freaking hot, so let it rest for 3-4 minutes before slicing into pieces.

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Greek Veggie Pizza

29 Aug

Oh man. Am I ever tired. I had to work outdoors the entire weekend and it was HOT. Hot, hot, hot. Being that I am one of those pastey kids, I don’t do well with heat. I start sweating and then I stop sweating and get all delusional. Not fun.

So, after a weekend full of delusion and beer gardens (excellent combination by the way) I am just plum tired.

Luckily for you, I have a very important announcement to make. Drum roll please…It’s almost my favorite food season!!!! FALL! Fall is the best because it means, pumpkins and other delicious squashes, it means roasted and braised meats, casseroles, stews and soups, it means apple pie and comfort foods. I am so ready. All aboard the Fall Food Train, its almost ready to leave the station. CHOO CHOO!

I also realize that I haven’t posted anything in a few days. I’ve really been slacking off but I promise from now on I should have some more time to cook and blog about it! For now, I’ll finish up my pizza binge with Greek Veggie Pizza! Packed with veggies and feta cheese, you won’t have to feel bad about eating this pizza!

Greek Veggie Pizza:
Makes one pizza, cookie sheet size

1 tbsp cornmeal
1 uncooked pizza crust (my family recipe is below)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 half sweet onion sliced thinly
1/2 red pepper chopped
1/2 yellow zucchini or patty pan squash, sliced
1/2 regular zucchini, sliced
2 tablespoons dried oregano
Salt and Pepper to Taste
6 ounces Feta Cheese, Crumbled or Cubed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle a nonstick cookie sheet with cornmeal and then stretch the pizza crust to cover the bottom of the cookie sheet.

Bake without toppings for about 10-12 minutes until the crust is baked through and the bottom is getting golden brown.

While the crust is baking, heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium high heat. Add the onion and saute until softened and slightly browned, then add the rest of the veggies, the oregano, salt and pepper, and saute until just cooked through. Remove from heat.

Spread the veggies on top of the cooked crust and top with feta cheese. Bake for another 10-12 minutes until the crust is browned.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 3-5 minutes before cutting.

Thin and Crispy Pizza Dough:
makes one large pizza dough (size of a regular cookie sheet)

1/2 cup lukewarm water
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp Yeast
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cup flour

In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in water and then sprinkle the yeast over the water. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.

After the 10 minutes is up, add the salt, oil and 1/2 cup of flour, stir until smooth. Add another 1/2 cup of flour and stir again, if the mixture is still very sticky add in a little more flour and begin to kneed. Kneed for about 5 minutes, adding more flour if needed, until the dough becomes soft and elastic. Best thing about this recipe? It doesn’t need to rise! Throw it in a pan, add toppings, bake and enjoy.

Balsamic Peach and Brie Pizza

22 Aug

Good Morning Everyone!

I am so tired, I don’t even know what to write here. I had a really busy weekend.

Below is a list of a few of the things I did this weekend, in the exact order of how they happened:

birthday surprised Mr. Delish, saw a startled Mr. Delish karate chop to protect himself from said surprise, ate the best food ever, laughed, felt really sick from eating so much, drank some apple ciders, laughed, slept, had a headache, curled my ponytail, wore a dress, wore heels that hurt my heels, celebrated the upcoming wedding of a beautiful couple, laughed, drank wine, drank wine, drank wine, laughed, teared up, ate some really good food, ate some really good desserts, went to the beach, petted some dogs, ate some more till my stomach hurt, drank wine, ate cheese and crackers, drank beer, laughed, slept, drank coffee, sat in the sun, ate custardy french toast, ate bacon, cleaned, laughed, cooked, baked and slept.

Phew, no wonder I’m tired! Okay, thanks for visiting….

Okay, I am not letting myself off that easy, this pizza deserves a good introduction. The first time I ever had peaches on pizza was when my sister in law’s fiance (who just happens to be a professional chef) made one for Mr. Delish and I, during a visit a few years ago. He used peaches, goat cheese, prosciutto and then topped the pizza with a salad of arugula tossed in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. YUM.

I am on a peach kick right now and since we needed dinner and not just another serving of peaches and ice cream, I decided to recreate the peach pizza of my dreams. I subbed Brie for Goat Cheese and nixed the meat all together. I must admit, it was pretty good! Of course it will never stand up against the original peach pizza and I am okay with knowing that nothing ever will.

Okay, I am now off to fall into a deep sleep under my desk…

Balsamic Peach and Brie Pizza:
makes one pizza (size of a regular cookie sheet)

1 tbsp cornmeal
1 uncooked pizza crust (my family recipe is below)
6 ounces Brie Cheese, Sliced thinly in strips
1 cup diced fresh peaches (skin off)
3 tbsp chopped basil
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3 tbsp reduced balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle a nonstick cookie sheet with cornmeal and then stretch the pizza crust to cover the bottom of the cookie sheet.

Bake without toppings for about 10-12 minutes until the crust is baked through and the bottom is getting golden brown. Remove from the oven and top first with the brie and then with the peaches and sprinkle the top with the chopped basil. Bake for another 10-12 minutes until the crust is browned and the cheese is melted.

Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar. Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes before cutting.

Thin and Crispy Pizza Dough:
makes one large pizza dough (size of a regular cookie sheet)

1/2 cup lukewarm water
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp Yeast
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cup flour

In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in water and then sprinkle the yeast over the water. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.

After the 10 minutes is up, add the salt, oil and 1/2 cup of flour, stir until smooth. Add another 1/2 cup of flour and stir again, if the mixture is still very sticky add in a little more flour and begin to kneed. Kneed for about 5 minutes, adding more flour if needed, until the dough becomes soft and elastic. Best thing about this recipe? It doesn’t need to rise! Throw it in a pan, add toppings, bake and enjoy.

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