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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pizza #3: Buffalo Chicken Grilled Pizza

I didn't get a picture this time because I want you to be able to use your own imagination for this wonderous pizza.

I topped our homemade pizza dough (you can find the recipe under pizza #1) with cooked pulled chicken, drizzled Red Hot Buffalo sauce ontop, added green onion, fresh tomato, Marzetti's Ultimate Bleu Cheese dressing, a sprinkle of Monterey Jack cheese, and fresh parmesan cheese.  Grilled it for 12 minutes, and WOW was it good!  My favorite so far.
I'm thinking Mike's favorite is still number 1.  It has bbq sauce and onions, what's not to love?!
But I love this one.  It's amazing.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Pizza #2: Italian Sausage & Homemade Salsa Grilled Pizza

So fresh, so good...
I actually made extra pizza crust last time we had pizza and had put it in the freezer.  It only took like an hour to defrost.  So I rolled it out and added a bunch of salsa on the bottom (made of tomatoes, peppers, onion, lime juice, salt, pepper, and cilantro) then cooked italian sausage and monterey jack cheese.  Throw it on a medium low-medium grill for, let's say, 8 minutes...
Top it off with homemade guacamole and sour cream.
Good to go! 
And don't grab the pan while it's in the grill with your bare hands.  Take my word for it, it's hot!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pizza #1:  Bbq Chicken Pizza

Did we like it?  Yes, we did!  Soooo good.  First I made a quick and easy homemade pizza crust and put it on my pizza pan after spraying it.  Then added pizza sauce (half the amount as you usually use) cooked and sliced chicked breast sauteed in olive oil with salt and pepper, thin slices of red onion, drizzled Bbq sauce on it (we used Sweet Baby Rays-Cola).  Whatever kind you like is great!  Then top it off with cheddar cheese and crumbled cojita.  Pop it in a medium grill for about 10 minutes or so.  Mmmm!!!!!  It wasn't very greasy at all either.  So good!  What will we do next???

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Hello everyone!  It's been a long time since I've written...but I've had an epiphany.......
Is that the right word?  I don't know, BUT, I got this new grill pizza pan from Pampered Chef over the winter and thought I'd try it  out this summer.  Last summer, if you remember, I made a "burger of the week" almost every week, so this summer we're having a "grilled pizza of the week".  I've got some amazing recipes up my sleeve and intend to tell the world the ups and downs of each pizza.  The crazy horrible ones, the awesome delicious ones.

So stay tuned!  Yumminess is to come!!!!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Aioli

HI!  We're back from Costa Rica!  And I'm now inspired to start trying some new foods and incorporating even more veggies and fruits into what we eat already.

We went to the Harrises Saturday night.  I have to say, Pinterest is also an inspiration for this...but since  coming back we've been eating junk junk junk.  Chips, pizza, pop...junk.  I feel GROSS!  So we had fish over at the Harrises house.  But for me the star was Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Aioli.  Superfood and lemon together?  What could go wrong?

So...take the cooked quinoa, mix up eggs with it, some parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and green onion. Make them into little patties, and fry them in olive oil.  Not a lot, just a little bit of oil.
I roasted an entire head of garlic (in the oven at 400 for 30-45 minutes with olive oil drizzled on it).  Put that in some mayo with ceyenne pepper, lemon zest, and juice from one lemon.  And the garlic.  Puree it and serve it over the quinoa cakes.

AMAZING?!?!  I think so.  I loved them.
And so I will make them again.

Coming soon this summer:  a grilled pizza per week from the Stute household!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cinnamon and Cocoa Chili with Rum

Sounds wierd, right?  Well,  you all know I put chocolate chips in my chili sometimes.  This time I opted for cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips because I also put some rum in and didn't want it to get too sweet, especially when I threw in some cinnamon.
It's also got black beans, garbanzo beans, and light red kidney beans.  It's all about texture, baby!

YUM.  Don't knock it till you try it!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Another stir fry. And delicious at that!

Liz went to the grocery store with me and got me the stuff for supper tonight.  First of all, I would like to thank her for the food!!!!!

Okay...onto the food.  We had stir fry.  Pork loin that I sliced up.  The stir fry had (and all the ingredients are fresh, just so I don't have to keep saying it.) Pea pods, broccoli, broccoli slaw, mushrooms, red pepper, pork (of course), green onion.  So I sauteed all of that up.  Meanwhile, made a sauce that turned out just great!

In a saucepan I heated up olive oil and added some crushed garlic.  Then I had toasted a bunch of sesame seeds (I can't get enough sesame seeds!  I love them!) so I threw those in, added some green onion, and grated ginger.  Then let that cook up a bit.  Then added soy sauce, brown sugar, pepper jelly, some water to make it not so salty.  Let it cook down, and added it to the stir fry mixture after.
We had it all ontop of jasmine rice, which I've really come to love versus regular old rice.  Although I have to say, Uncle Ben's is still my favorite, it has a great flavor. 
Digressing...anyhow, we had those crunchy chow mein noodles ontop, and I don't love those, but my family sure does.  Mike loves to put crunchy noodles in a bowl with stir fry ontop and skip the rice all together. 

Concensus????  "Honey, this is the best stir fry you've made!"

Yay!  Victory!

Little Chocolate Devils

Little Chocolate Devils
These were a treat I made for superbowl 2011. Thanks for the picture, Lynz!