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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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Grilled Meatball and Cheese Pizza

26 May

Meatball pizza

I guess I have become the real Italian Mama.

It doesn’t matter what I am cooking when my children come to visit.

I always have a big pot of meatballs sitting in a tomato gravy on the stove.

The meatballs become a snack, appetizer or a meal.

This week I had four lonely meatballs leftover.

I also had a pound of pizza dough.

Heat your grill to high

Take a 9 x 13 pan and grease lightly with Crisco

Flatten the pizza dough to fit the pan.

Drizzle with olive oil, salt and black pepper.

Take the dough off the pan and place it on the hot grill.

Don’t touch it till the bottom of the crust is firm and it starts to puff.

Flip it over and cook the other side.

Place it back in the pan.

Cut three slices of provolone cheese in half.

Place them on the grilled dough.

Slice the four meatballs into medium thin slices.

Heat them up and set aside.

Place them on the cheese.

Add the tomato gravy

Sprinkle with grated Romano cheese.

Add four ounces of grated mozzarella cheese on top

Place on the grill in the pan or in a 450 degree oven until the cheese melts.

This only takes about five minutes.

That’s it.

Great way to use up your leftovers.

 

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.

 

 

Chicken on fried dough with fruit salad

27 Apr

fruit salad with chicken on dough

dough

This is a perfect example of using what you have in the refrigerator.

It’s so pretty and very good.

1/4 pound of pizza dough

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

One boneless chicken breast

lemon juice

garlic powder

One handful of arugula

One handful of spinach

1/2 small red onion

One sliced kiwi

10 to 12 raspberries

About an inch or two of crumbled goat cheese

Three tablespoons of my new favorite raspberry vinegrette.

Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a small skillet

Stretch out the dough to fit the pan

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Place in the hot skillet and cook till both sides are puffed and light brown.

Place on a paper towel.

Season the chicken with the salt, pepper, lemon and garlic.

Place in the same pan with a little more olive oil and cook till the chicken is done.

There should never be any pink in chicken breasts.

Place the cooked chicken on the dough

Mix the greens and onion together

Place the chicken and dough on a plate.

Place the greens next to it

Sprinkle with the raspberries, goat cheese and dressing.

Add the kiwis on the side.

I like a little yogurt and cucumber on the chicken.

Slice threw the chicken and dough with some salad. It is wonderful.