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OK - Here in Western New York and much of the country - it has been a long winter. Today the wind chill is -30 degrees. . .way too cold and dangerous to go to the store for baking supplies-so it is time to improvise. I had some frozen berries and pancake mix - so why not a Berry Cobbler. I added a little sugar to the berries and put in the pie plate. Then I mixed(in a separate bowl) the pancake mix with some milk and cinnamon until it was a thicker version of pancakes. You can add an egg also if you want. I spread on top of the berries and baked at 350 for about 20-25 minutes. I topped with a dusting of confectioners sugar. YUM! Try to use what you have and be little creative. You can google what ingredients you have and see options online too. Make the best of the day in bad weather!
Another wonderful guest post by Sarah Cozzemera!
Thin and Crispy White Pizza
This crunchy crowd-pleaser is sure to be a big hit at the dinner table. Single serving, make-your-own pizzas are a great way to collaborate on a meal that everyone can enjoy in their own unique way. This recipe serves 4 people, pair down or double up as needed.
Plan anywhere from 20-40 minutes to prep, but don't rush it if you have the time because prepping for this meal is half the fun. It is a great opportunity to spend some quality time in the kitchen creating and working together. For many more quick, easy, healthy meal options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacking check out Epicurean Eats on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EpicureanEats
4 six or ten inch whole wheat soft tortillas
1 sm jar of minced garlic
1 sm jar of pesto
1 sm bottle of extra virgin olive oil
1.5 lbs of cut and cooked steak
1 med crown of chopped broccoli
1 med white or red onion thinly sliced
2 Hungarian hot peppers thinly sliced
Several cups of your favorite cheeses, I like to use a mix of: feta, blue cheese crumbles, asiago, and mozzarella
Cover baking sheets with parchment paper
Preheat oven to 400°
Place one whole wheat soft tortilla shell per pizza on the baking sheets
Invite friends and family to put their own white sauce and toppings on
Start with 1 tsp of minced garlic, 1 tsp of pesto, and a healthy drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
Combine and spread this white sauce evenly on the pizza, leaving 1/4 from the edge for the crust
Evenly distribute cooked steak pieces around the tortilla shell
Evenly distribute chopped broccoli, onion slices, and pepper slices
Lightly press these toppings into the crust
Sprinkle a total of 1/4 cup (or less) of your favorite cheese or combine several cheeses together for a flavorful blend
Place in oven and bake for 12-18 minutes, checking periodically; the crust will brown and ruffle at the edge when crispy
Use a pizza cutter to slice in desired fashion
Allergy Warnings/ Dietary Restrictions: This dish contains gluten, dairy, and meat. Nut free.
Notes: There are an almost unlimited number of ways to make this crispy white pizza to suit individual tastes and dietary restrictions. Be sure to cook all ingredients that require a certain internal temperature for safe consumption; ie: meat and eggs. Additionally, raw ingredients -- carrots, baby spinach or other leafy greens, olives, etc could be added on top of a pizza when it comes out of the oven. Fruit and nuts could be an interesting addition/adaption to this dish, or some variety of breakfast pizza -- the possibilities are literally endless. With dinner, I would suggest pairing the pizza described in the instructions with a nice glass of (local, if available) Pinot Noir or Malbec. There are four different types of pizzas pictured with this recipe -- we invited friends over for dinner and turned it into a make-your-own pizza party; which was a big hit! Also, this recipe is great in quantity, because you can trade slices and sample each other's creations.