Tuesday, March 30, 2010


So I thought if I can make a calzone from scratch why can't I make a stromboli from scratch too?


Quick Pizza Dough
1 cup low fat mozzarella cheese
1 cup pepperoni slices (or enough to cover the area of your rectangle)
EVOO for coating the top and bottom of the crust (once folded in half)


Make my Quick Pizza Dough according to the directions

Once Dough is ready roll out into a rectangle shape, be careful not to make it too thin though

Evenly spread out about 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, being sure to leave a slight border

Coat the mozzarella layer with the pepperoni and then add the rest of the mozzarella to the top of the pepperoni

Brush the border with water

Fold the dough in half, very carefully

Tuck under the excess dough to create a seal

Brush the top and bottom side with EVOO and lightly sprinkle the cornmeal on both sides

Bake in oven at 450 degrees for 15-18 minutes

Serve with a side of marinara sauce & enjoy

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

To Do List

Ok so I have been slacking off a little bit...but I have still been cooking :)

Last Friday I made Tim homemade crabcakes, Sunday night I made a yummy calzone and Monday night I made some really tasty meatloaves with pureed veggies mixed in.

I will be posting recipes and pics...I promise!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Not So Chicken...Chicken Soup

So the husband has food poisoning and I gave him chicken broth for dinner...I was suddenly inspired to concoct my own chicken soup...only thing is that I don't have any chicken!


2 tbsp EVOO
1/2 yellow onion
2 carrots
1/2 green and 1/2 yellow zucchini
1 c mushrooms
4 leaves of swiss chard
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 cube chicken bullion
4 c chicken broth
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste


Roughly cut up all vegetables and then add (except the swiss chard) to a med/high heat pot filled with EVOO

Cook til carrots are almost done and then add the swiss chard

Once swiss chard has cooked down add all seasonings and bullion

Lastly add chicken broth and cook to almost a boil

**You could add some pre-cooked pasta or cooked rice for some starch or just have a nice chunk of bread along side**