Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

Melted Snowman Cupcakes

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Tired of all the snow yet? Me too. Try making these melted snowman cupcakes to lift your spirits. Or drink.

[via Bug-eyed Bistro]

Turkey Pizza With all the Trimmings

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Not looking forward to slaving over a hot stove all day to provide your friends and family a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings? Try my turkey pizza instead!

For the Dough
3/4 cup lukewarm water
1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

For the Sauce
250ml whipping cream
4 tbsp. butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
5 strips crispy bacon, chopped 

For the Toppings
1 lb. roast turkey or chicken
3-4 golden fingerling potatoes
1 small red onion
4 tbsp. whole cranberry sauce
1 sprig fresh rosemary 

Preparation
1. Prepare dough – Mix all ingredients and let it rise until dough doubled in size, about 1 hour. Dust a pizza stone with flour. Roll out the dough to fit stone. Let rise for 20 minutes. 

2. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

3. Prepare sauce – melt butter over medium low heat. Add garlic and saute lightly – don’t burn the garlic! Stir in the cream and bring to a simmer and reduce heat. Add bacon and simmer until desired consistency is reached.

4. Spread sauce thinly on dough then arrange the remaining toppings as desired.

5. Bake in the center of the oven until the dough is golden at the edges, about 35 minutes. Remove, let sit for 5 minutes, then cut and serve.

Feel free to send me any tips or revisions to help make this the best Christmas pizza ever!

The Great Pumpkin Cake Pan

Monday, October 6th, 2008

I Have a sick obsession with bundt cake pans and this is one of my favorites. I’ve had this Williams-Sonoma pan for years and it never fails to impress at thanksgiving dinner.

If you’re short on time (lazy) like me, try this recipe which uses Bisquick as a base.