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Fresh Tomato Cheese Pizza with Asparagus and Prosciutto Ham

21 Sep

Asparagus Pizza

One pound pizza dough

Crisco to put on the pan

3 cups seasoned fresh tomatoes

One cup cut asparagus

8 slices diced cut ham

13 slices Muenster cheese slices

9 diced string cheese sticks

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 diced onion

6 basil leaves

3 tablespoons olive oil

Dice three cups of tomatoes and season with oregano, garlic powder,basil, onion, salt, pepper and olive oil.

Grease a pizza pan with the Crisco.

Use a very thin layer.

Stretch out the dough to fit the edges, working with your fingers.

Place the slices of Muenster cheese on the dough in an even layer.

This is the secret.

If the tomatoes are watery, put them in a saucepan and cook the water off by bringing the tomatoes to a boil and watching it closely. It should look a little dry.

Stir often, then cool and put it on the dough.

Sprinkle the asparagus, ham and diced string cheese over the pizza.

Finish with a drizzle of olive oil

Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for about 15 minutes but check after ten minutes because all ovens are different.

Cook on the bottom shelf of the oven.

 

 

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The Meatball Bomb

30 Apr

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These are ” the bomb”as my kids would say so this is how the name came about.

One dozen cooked meatballs about the size of a tennis ball.

48 slices of prosciutto ham, four slices of ham for every meatball.

6 sticks of string cheese, 1/2 stick of cheese for every meatball

3 cups of your favorite tomato sauce

2 pounds of pizza dough cut into 12 balls

Crisco to grease the baking pan

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees

Have the meatballs, cheese, ham and sauce  all laid out on the side of your work area.

Take the pizza dough and divide it into 12 pieces.

Flatten it out to the size of a dessert dish.

Take a meatball and carefully make a hole in the meatball. Make sure you do not go all the way threw to the other side.

Place the cheese in the hole.

Place one teaspoon of sauce in the hole.

Cover with the rest of the meatball.

Place four slices of ham on each piece of dough

Put one teaspoon of sauce on the ham

Place the meatball on top of that with the cheese hole upside down on the dough.

Pull the dough up like you would be making a purse.

It should be round.

Keep the seam on the bottom when you place the bomb on the pan.

If there is extra ham you can dice it up and sprinkle it on top of each meatball.

Put six on each tray.

Bake on the bottom shelf in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until nice and brown.

Serve with two or three tablespoon of sauce to dip the meatball.

These are fabulous.

Great with a salad.

 

 

Split Pea Soup

21 Apr

Split Pea Soup

I watched my Mom cook and she never wasted anything.

She taught me well because I use everything.

I baked a ham and saved the bone so here is a ham pea soup.

One ham bone

8 cups of water

Salt to taste because the ham may be salty so taste the water first.

One pound of split peas, washed and sorted.

4 Tablespoons butter

Two large chopped carrots

Two stalks chopped celery

One large chopped onion

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

2 chicken bouillon cubes.

Put the ham bone in the water and bring to a boil.

Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 40 minutes.

Strain the water  into a bowl.

You don’t want any of the bone floating around in the soup.

Save the water.

Pick off the small pieces of ham and put them into the water.

Discard the bone.

Let everything stay into the bowl.

Take the pot and melt the butter.

Add the onions, carrots, thyme, bouillon cubes and celery and cook till everything is soft.

Do not brown.

Add the ham water to the pot and bring to a boil.

Add the washed peas and simmer for about 45 minutes or until the peas are done.

I use my emersion mixer to evenly chop everything and make a smooth soup.

It is important to adjust the salt as you go along because you do not want it too salty.

Serve with croutons and some yogurt or sour cream.

 

Prosciutto Ham and Cheese Sandwich

7 Jan

Prosciutto Ham and Cheese Sandwich

This is a staple in my house.

Good Italian bread or grinder rolls

5 slices of ham for every roll

1 1/2 slices of sharp provolone cheese

One box of grape tomatoes sliced in half

1/2 small diced onion

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt and red pepper

6 to 8 tablespoons good olive oil

arugula

Two pepperoncini peppers with the stems cut off.

Mix the tomatoes, onion , garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil.

Set aside.

Slice your roll in half

Pour some of the oil from the tomato salad on the bread

Put the ham and the cheese on the bread

then the arugula

Layer 3 tablespoons of the tomato salad on top

Finish with the two pepperoncini peppers

Close the sandwich and wrap in plastic wrap.

This travels well but serve with mints.

Onions and garlic last for ever but so worth it.

 

Anytime Breakfast Sandwich

15 Oct

Anytime Egg Sandwich

Every time I pass a Burger King I check my watch to see if it is still breakfast time.

My husband was addicted to fast food and he did corrupt me.

I love the croissant sandwich.

It is just as easy to make it at home.

One croissant.

Buy the big ones at B.J.s

Two scrambled eggs

One slice of american cheese

Two slices of ham, bacon or sausage.

Slice the croissant in half

Place the slice of cheese on one side

Scramble the eggs and season with salt and pepper.

Place the hot eggs on the cheese

Cook the bacon, ham or sausage and place that on top of the egg

Top with the other side of the roll and eat.

Too good and not  hard.

Put $2.99 in your bank and save it for when you don’t have time to cook.