{Best Pizza Evah!}

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I'm not even kidding!

This is the Best Pizza Evah!

It's hard to believe.

The first time I made it, my husband and I loved it.

But, maybe we were just super hungry?

Or we hadn't had pizza for a while?


I made it again.

And it was the Best Pizza Evah



I swear, it is even better than any pizza I have had at ANY restaurant.

I promise.

First off, you start with this bread dough recipe


A game changer, if you will.

I just roll it in to pizza dough

Yeah, I know…It's not perfectly round.

Go figure

The day I decide to photograph the BEST PIZZA EVAH for the blog

Nothing goes right

It kinda looks hideous

But it doesn't matter

The taste is …

Well, heaven!

After rolling out the dough, I brush on a mixture of olive oil and the Rossa Maria Dipping Blend

Throw the pizza dough on a baking stone in the over until it just starts to brown

Then take it out of the oven and add the following ingredients:

Pesto, Parmesan Cheese, Tomatoes and Mozzarella Cheese

Put it back in the oven until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is crisp

(or however you like your crust!)

I know it doesn't look like much

But I promise you


We have eaten this almost every Friday during Lent (no meat)

Sooooo Delish!

Give it a try!

I'd love to know what you think!


{Cauliflower Poppers}

Cooking / Food and Drink / Recipes

Have you heard of these?

Cauliflower Poppers.

I hadn't.

Last Saturday I received my first basket from Bountiful Baskets .

It was chock full of fruit and veggie goodness!

I know my friend Amy gets a basket every week, so I asked her if she had any great recipes for the items in this week's basket.

She did.

Of course!

The basket included a gorgeous bunch (?) of cauliflower, so the first recipe she suggested was Cauliflower Poppers

I think she may have gotten the recipe from Weight Watchers

It is very easy!

And very yummy!

The ingredients:

Pepper, Salt, Cauliflower, Grown Cumin and Chili Powder

This is a FABULOUSLY healthy snack!

With a kick!

I loved it!

What healthy snacks to you eat?

Care to share the recipe?


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{Brownie Cupcakes}

Cooking / Food and Drink / Recipes

Have you ever made Brownie Cupcakes?

Have you ever even heard of Brownie Cupcakes?

I hadn't, but I figured there must be something out there like Brownie Cupcakes

I hate making cupcakes and having the middle soft and lovely, but the sides crusty and hard

Why does that happen?

Is it just me?

Please tell me no……


I had a box of brownies, but didn't want to make brownies or cookies

So I searched for a brownie cupcake recipe

I found this recipe

I didn't make the peanut butter frosting though

I'm more of a cream cheese gal, but I do love me some peanut butter

I packaged these bad boys up individually and took them to Zumba

To share

With my Zumba peeps

The verdict?


Happy Wednesday

Hump Day

It's bright and sunny in my neck of the woods!

How 'bout yours?

Enjoy your day and THANKS…..

For stopping by!


{Kiss Me I’m Irish}

Holidays / Recipes

It's almost St. Patrick's Day, and over the weekend I was craving a little treat. I decided to make some Pretzel Hugs/Kisses! So yummy and easy!

Cast of characters: Pretzels, M & M's and Hershey's Hugs

Start by placing pretzels on a baking sheet, and then topping each pretzel with a Hershey Hug. Place in a 200 degree oven for 8 minutes, just until the Hugs start to melt

Here they are straight out of the oven. Then place an M&M on each Hug. I used the green coconut M&M's.

What do you think? Have you ever made these? So easy, and so good! Salty and sweet!



{Steak & Arugula w/Chipotle Mayo}

Cooking / Recipes

Since getting my new waffle iron/griddle/Panini press, I have been dying to find fun ways to use it. The very first thing I made (RIGHT when I got it home from the store!) were these Easy~Peasy Cinnamon Roll Waffles, and they were sooooo yummy! I've made them several more times since. I usually only make them so can have a 'taste', and give the rest to my hubby, since I'm trying to stay away from sugar and carbs.

Anyway………..I've been jonesin' for some type a steak sandwich for a while, and thought last Saturday night might be the perfect time to try something.


New York Steak (thin cut), Arugula, Pepper Jack Cheese and Chipotle Mayo. I also used Sourdough Bread, but forgot to include that in the photo – doi!

I just seasoned the steak with salt and pepper before placing on the grill

While the steaks grilled, I smeared the bread with Chipotle Mayo and topped that with some Arugula. Have you ever tried the flavored Mayo? The Chipotle has a FABULOUS kick to it. Love it!

Then I placed the grilled steak on the Arugula and added sliced Jalapeno Jack cheese to the other slice of bread. Can you see my ½ sandwich there in the middle? LOL! I really wanted a WHOLE one. Oh well.

Then I put the sandwich back on the Panini grill for a little bit – look at the gooey cheese!

Now, she's ready to eat.


This was so good to eat, and so easy to make.

We loved it!



Easy~Peasy Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Cooking / Recipes

Do you Pin? If not, you should. Pinterest is a FABULOUS place! Simply FABULOUS! I've seen this (many variations!) recipe on Pinterest many times, from so many different people. So, this is nothing new, not rocket science, but it is truly something delicious and amazing


The cast of characters:

Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls, Syrup and a Waffle Iron, Panini Press or similar

Place two Cinnamon Rolls on the griddle, and close the Griddle

Yeah, it's that easy!

Don't they look scrumptious? You can drizzle on some cream cheese frosting, or just serve them with syrup. Either way, they taste soooo good!


Now, go forth and make some for yourself!

Happy Monday!


Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

Food and Drink / Recipes

Strawberry Poppyseed Salad 

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How FABULOUS does this salad look?  Something very similar to this, was my lunch today!  Oh my, DELISH!  I made it for dinner last night, and brought the leftovers to work with me today!  I didn't have a recipe, so I just winged it!

  • One bag of mixed greens (mine had carrots, snap peas and radishe)
  • Fresh Strawberries, cut into halves (or quarters, whatever you prefer)
  • Can of pineapple chunks (or fresh pineapple)
  • Can of Mandarin Oranges
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Toasted almond slivers

Mix the above ingredients together and top with creamy poppyseed dressing! 

SOOOOOOO good and fresh!

Let me know if you try it, and if you do…what you think!

Happy Wednesday! 

My daughter has 2 days (and a few hours!) of school left, before she graduates. Oh my!  I cannot believe my baby is done with high school!  I am freaking out, just a bit!