Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pizza Bread Bites

I found this recipe on pinterest and just love it. The pizza bites didn't turn out as small as the ones on Pinnies on a Platter but all in all they were really tasty. I think next time I'll experiment a little more with the filling just for fun. Oh, and I used the recipe for the pizza dough for it two. It was so fluffy and and tasty. The only thing I would change is more cheese. The hubby can't get enough cheese so I'll have to add some more next time :) Also, if you like this would make a great bread roll I'm sure. If you simply made it into a bread roll and folded it open you can fill it with what ever filling you like, cook it, and use a pipping bag and filler tip to fill it with sauce once its cooked.I'm only listing the recipe for the pizza bread so you can use the link above for the dough or you can use your own recipe or use store bough dough; happy cooking !

You will need: A cake pan, a frying pan, basing brush, and a spatula.
  •  1/2 a batch of pizza dough
  • olive oil
  • Italian seasoning
  • Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 'toppings' (optional)-
  • pepperoni
  • small onion, chopped finely
  • small green pepper, chopped finely
  • mozzarella cheese cubed
  • mushrooms, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease your cake pan with some of the oil. roll your dough into a large ball and set aside.
  2. In your frying pan, add a little bit of the oil and fry all the vegetables that are desired for your filling (if you are using any other then cheese)
  3. When the vegetables are frayed, set them aside and let cool. From the dough ball, pull off a small amount and roll into a ball in the palm of your hand. Press the ball between your palms so it is flat.
  4. Place about a tb spoon (or less if you want small bites size pieces) of the filling in the middle of the dough on your palm. Add a cube of cheese and pepperoni.
  5. bringing up the sided of the pressed dough, form it back into a ball with filling inside. Place the pizza bite into the cake pan on the edge with the seam side down.
  6. Repeat this until all the dough/ filling is used up. make sure the pizza bites are close together and seem cramps. (this will help them keep their shape when cooking)
  7. using your basting brush, brush on just a little bit of olive oil on the top of the bites and season with Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. serve with pizza sauce or marinara sauce.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Steps

I can not lie, my ambition for this blog had been fading. Maybe it was the lack of viewers, or the lack of responses to posts, the overwhelming feeling of so much to do and the feeling like its not worth it for such little payback..., or the lack of anything to post (other then recipes), or maybe it was simply procrastination getting the best of me. But, what ever it was I am sorry for it. I miss blogging and I miss getting my feelings and inspiration out there and heard. That is, if anyone is listening. I have finally got up the ambition/ motivation I needed to post something.
Just the other day The Hubby and I took a walk though Target to see their new line of stuff (which was almost nonexistent thanks to a massive sell out on Monday) and my wonderful husband bought me a pair of shoes.
The last ones they had in fact! I suppose this is the one and only benefit to having such small feet. They are a size 3 children's and although they are a size to small, due to the style of shoe and the elastic back, they fit perfectly!

The things is, that getting them made me want to show them off, and wanting to show them off made me realize that there IS stuff I could write about and things I have to say. Things that I have over looked because of the feeling that they wouldn't be heard or neglected or just straight up ignored. And, that's when I took a step back and thought about thing for a minute. This blog isn't all about me. Its for the public, for the people I love and care about, for friends and family. Its for curious cooks, and DIY divas, and passionate home makers. I have been so selfish to hide my life away because I though something wasn't impotent enough or that no one would care about a pair of shoes or old chairs or trips I take. But in the end, its not up to me to make that decision and it was wrong of me to think so. Its you the readers who should have the right to decide if a subject or post is worth reading or skimming though not mine. So I am sorry and I will try better to post (even if it may seem like the most mundane thing ever to me ) my life as often as I can. Even if that means sharing the days when nothing at all happens and the highlight of the day is play with the dog. So be it!  I guess the moral of the story is, sometimes you have to walk in new shoes to see a new point of view. :P