Sunday, April 4, 2010

Pizza Bites

This was another recipe that is my first time making it so I'll let you learn from my mistakes!

You will need:
Pizza dough (I used pillsbury in a can)
Mozzerella Cheese
Your choice of fillings (I used Mini pepperonis)
EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
Italian herbs (I used McCormick italian herbs grinder shown in pic #2)
Pizza sauce for dipping

Preheat your oven 400 degrees (or whatever the packaging says on your dough)
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Mine was a little lopsided and next time I will use a floured rolling pin to even it out.

Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into squares (at least 2"x2") I got about 20 squares out of mine.

Place cheese and toppings in center of each square. (I will probably use more cheese next time, or maybe use fresh mozz and cut it in chunks instead of shredded, but it works fine if thats all you have like me!)

Then you will take opposite corners of each square and pinch them together making a ball and place them in a greased baking dish pinched part down. I left a TINY bit of space between them so they could expand.

Brush the tops with some EVOO and put on some italian seasonings if you so choose.

Place in oven until tops are golden brown, heat up your sauce, dip, and enjoy!! (I think I baked mine about 12-15 min. but check them often!!)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Crunchy Chicken Parm Bake

This is again, my first time making this. Not only is it easy and quick, but there are very few ingredients! The picture is horrible because I had to take it with my phone. But it looked, smelled, and tasted FANTASTIC! Off we go...

You will need:
Bonless, skinless chicken breasts (defrosted)
Spaghetti Sauce
Shredded Mozzerella cheese
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Garlic Croutons
E.V. olive oil
Crushed red peppers-dried spice kind (optional)
Minced garlic

Put a few teaspoons in the bottom of a baking dish and add some minced garlic (i used a teaspoon) and spread it around to coat the dish. Sprinkle on your red pepper flakes if you are using it.

Then place the chicken breasts into the dish and top with spaghetti sauce. Make sure you completely cover all the chicken.

Top with both kinds of cheese to your liking (but go easy, you will be adding more!)

Then place a single layer of croutons on top of the entire dish. Add more of both cheeses to the top.

Place in your oven @ 350 degrees for 40 minutes.