Monday, February 8, 2016

BBQ Whiskey Steak Pizza

I was asked awhile back by Vegas.Com if I wanted to create a pizza inspired by one of the many hotels in Las Vegas. I agreed, because I love melty cheese and pizza.Today I have created a unique pizza, that is inspired by the MGM Grand Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.  Today I bring you my Whiskey Steak Pizza topped with green onion and fried onion strings.  This pizza has a whiskey BBQ and caramelized onion sauce, then its loaded down with steak, mozzarella and provolone cheese. Then I took it a step further and topped it with onion strings and fresh green onion. I hope you enjoy it. 

1 C Warm Water(NOT HOT)
2 1/4 Tsp Yeast
2 Tsp Olive Oil
2 1/2 C Flour
2 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt

In a bowl combine your warm water and yeast. Let it sit for 5 minutes till the yeast is foamy. Then add your olive oil, flour, garlic powder and salt. Mix till the dough is combined. Let it rise for an hour. While its rising you can work for the toppings:

Whiskey Caramelized Onion BBQ Sauce made easy:
1 Bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
1/4 C your favorite whiskey
3 Sliced onions into rings(thin)
3 T Olive Oil
1 T Sugar
Sprinkle of Salt and Pepper.

Heat up your olive oil, sugar and seasonings. Toss in your sliced thin onions. Cook them down till they start turning a caramel color. Add your BBQ sauce, and whiskey. Cook on low for about 45 minutes. Set aside. 

2 Cups of Mozzarella and Provolone Mixed

I bought steak strips and seared them in as skillet with a tablespoon of butter. So as to get a good sear on it. Then I put it in the oven for 10 minutes. I brush it with BBQ sauce and let it rest. Now I grab my dough that has been rising for an hour and spread it on a pizza pan. Now take your BBQ sauce mixture and spread it over the top of the dough. Now take and slice your steak into small pieces and put on top of your sauce. Now top it with the cheese. Put it in the oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

3 Onions sliced thinly
1 C Milk
1 C Flour
3 T Garlic Sea Salt

Put onions in the milk, then in the flour. Next heat up oil and deep fry them till they are golden. 

When your pizza is done, top it with the fried onion strings and fresh green onion. 

Eat and Enjoy!!


Monday, January 25, 2016

Peanut butter pudding brownies

I'll be the first to admit that I buy boxed brownie mix when I want brownies. I've not really had a good homemade brownie. However, I've been stressed lately and wanted to play in my kitchen. So I created these brownies. They came out really good :-) 

Peanut Butter Pudding Brownies

1 1/4 C Sugar
2 Eggs
1/2 C Oil 
1 Cup Chocolate Pudding already made
1 Tsp Vanilla
1/2 Cup Flour
1/3 C Cocoa Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 C Peanut Butter
1 Cup Heavy Cream

In a bowl combine your sugar, eggs, oil and pudding. Set aside. In a bowl combine your cocoa, salt, baking powder and flour. Mix till combined. Pour into the sugar mixture. In a greased or parchment paper pan pour in your brownie mixture. Preheat oven to 350. 
In a bowl add your peanut butter and heavy cream. Whisk till combined. Drop by spoon fulls over brownies. Take a knife and swirl it. Bake for 30 minutes or until knife comes out clean. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Cheesy Stuffed Garlic Bread

I love cheese, and I love garlic. Dominos makes a stuffed cheesy bread so I thought I'd try my hand at it. I think it came out pretty good :-) 

Pizza Dough:
1 Cup Warm NOT hot water
2 1/4 Tsp Yeast
2 Tsp Olive Oil
2 1/2 C Flour
2 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt

In a bowl put your hot water and yeast. Let it proof for 5 minutes. Then add your olive oil, flour, salt, garlic powder. Mix till combined. Let it rise for an hour. 

Once it has risen you can make the stuffed bread. Take it and spread it out on a cookie sheet or pizza pan. 

Stuffed Bread:
4 Cups of cheese(Mozzarella and cheddar)
1/4 C Grated Parm
3 T of Garlic Salt
1/2 Cup melted butter.

Once your dough is spread out,  spread your butter mixture on it. Then spread 2 cups of the cheese over half of it. Then fold it over and seal the edges. Brush the butter mixture on top  and let it bake till it starts to turn golden brown. Top with remaining cheese. Bake till melted. Eat and enjoy!


Monday, December 21, 2015

Mini Dole Pineapple Upside Down Cakes- Tournament of Roses Parade

I have the great honor in participating in the 2016 Dole Packaged Foods Rose Parade "Live in Green" Foodie Blast Party. At “Live on Green." Dole California Cook-Off Champion Ally Phillips of Alley's Kitchen will perform live cooking demonstrations and share quick and fun recipes featuring Dole Packaged Foods’ products. 
On January 1, tune in to watch the Tournament Of Roses where Dole Packaged Food’s float, “Soaring Over Paradise,” explores the world’s rain forests. The float includes four waterfalls, a zip line that travels through the rain forest canopy and a flock of Macaws that appear to take flight over the floral gardens.
Count down to the Rose Parade with Dole Packaged Foods at the first “Live on Green” event in Pasadena. Families are invited to indulge in food, entertainment and fun activities at free three-day event in Downtown Pasadena, Dec. 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. To 8 p.m., and Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pasadena Conference Center. · 

Dole recipes are so easy to make, and these Pineapple Upside Down Mini's are so easy to make, and people will love them. I made them and brought them to a Christmas Party and people LOVED them. You will have people asking you to make them and for the recipe 

2 Cans of Dole Pineapple Rings (20 oz)
1/3 Cup of butter
2/3 C Brown Sugar
1 package (18 oz) Yellow Cake or Pineapple Cake Mix
9 Cherries Cut in half

Melt your butter and mix in your brown sugar and put it evenly in your muffin tins. Now drain your pineapple and make sure you save the juice. Next put your pineapple rings in the brown sugar mixture.   Next put in your cherries, cut side up. Set aside. Now mix your cake mix making sure instead of water you use your reserved pineapple juice. Now put in 1/3 cup of batter on top of each pineapple. Bake for 20 minutes, until a tooth pick comes out clean.  Let it cool for 5 minutes then turn it over onto a cookie sheet.  Go around the edges before flipping over.

Please make sure that you use a bigger muffin tin because it will not be able to hold the batter.



Friday, December 18, 2015

Mimi's Adventures in Baking Gingerbread Men

Last February I was asked to review Mimi's Adventures in Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies, and I was honored to be contacted again to review Alyssa Gangeri's new book. 

* Please note thoughts are all my own, I was not paid to say anything. I was just given the book to review*

Alyssa Gangeri's new book Mimi's Adventures in Baking Gingerbread Men is a great book for the Christmas season.  This is a new twist with childrens books, because it actually provides the recipe. So kids can read, and cook at the same time. How cool is that? This is something that I love about her books. 

This book follows a Grandmother and her grandaughter as they make Gingerbread men. Not only is it a story but kids can actually MAKE the cookies. You do not see books like this for kids... My kids love this book...I would recommend everyone get it :-) Make it apart of your holiday tradition.  

Mimi’s Adventures in Baking Gingerbread Men


Embark on a baking adventure with Mimi where she will measure, mix, and bake her way to the perfect batch of gingerbread men. If Mimi can do it, so can you!

Mimi's Adventures in Baking Gingerbread Men is the third book in the Mimis Adventures in Baking series.


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Alyssa’s Website / Twitter / Facebook

Chef Alyssa has been baking since she was a little girl in her grandmother's kitchen. Since graduating from the Culinary Institute of America she has worked for famous chefs and elite companies such as the Ritz Carlton, Tom Colicchio, Norman Van Aken and Gray Kunz. She currently is the Executive Chef at Riverwalk Bar and Grill on the Historic nook of New York City, Roosevelt Island. She also has a boutique custom cake company called AllyCakesNYC where she creates cakes to appease the imagination. Through her journey of baking she developed Mimi, her very own miniature version of herself.
As a child she loved baking and everything that came with it. As an adult and food lover she realized there was something missing when she frequented bookstores. A interactive children's cookbook. And we are not talking about a boring old cookbook for kids with lots and lots of recipes, and some pictures. Children these days have just as much interest in the kitchen as there parents do, but the ordinary cookbook is just not going to cut it. She created Mimi's Adventures in Baking  to give children and adults a way to get into the kitchen and allow the child to become the chef and the adult the assistant. With each book has one recipe and an interactive storyline the child can read, and at the end go into the kitchen and do what Mimi did!  And for the "non-baking" parent, these elite pastry chef recipes are tested and ready for even the most inexperienced baker! Impress other moms with Mimi's creations!
Mimi's Adventures in Baking will also teach children how to measure, mix and bake their way through the kitchen while also giving safety tips along the way. No more boring cookbooks! Now there is a fun, exciting and educational way to learn how to bake!

Brought to you by Worldwind Virtual Book Tours

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Fried Ranch Jalapenos

Good Morning Everyone,
I have a treat for you today! Yesterday I saw a jar of jalapenos in the fridge and was trying to figure out what to do with them. It was then I noticed a packed of ranch dip mix and an idea came to my head. So today I give you Fried Ranch Jalapeno slices...Its easy and good :-) We ate a bunch of them last night.

Jar of jalapenos
1 packet of ranch dip mix
1 C Flour
Oil for deep frying

In a bowl combine your flour and ranch. Then take your jalapeno slices and dredge them in the flour/ranch mixture. Then put them in the oil till they are golden brown. Watch them because they are fast. 


Monday, December 14, 2015

Simple Supper Tuesday Linky Party

Hello Everyone!!! Sorry I've been has a way of happening and a lot of stressful things going on. I'm trying to do better....

Its that time again!!! Simple Supper Tuesday!!! Make sure you come link up and maybe I'll feature you next week. Glad you could join us for this Simple Supper Linky Party. I look forward to seeing what you all have to show.

I am happy to be co-hosting with 2 other fantastic bloggers....

Cindy Hun Whats For Dinner

Nettie Moore Or Less Cooking Blog

The Party Rules

1.Please link up Crock Pot and/or EASY recipes only (simple desserts are also welcome) 
2.Please link back to THIS post on Hun... What's for Dinner? 
3.Please use link to direct recipe, not to your home page. 
4.Please visit others and leave comments if a recipe catches your eye 
5.Any post that DOES NOT contain a recipe or food tutorial, will be deleted.

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