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The Perfect Game Day or After School Treat: Pizza Rolls

The easiest dish I can think of to throw together after school or for a party or even a quick dinner is pigs-in-a-blanket. Just unroll croissants, place half a hot dog and cheese inside, roll, and bake to the directions on the can of the croissants. It takes 15 minutes!

But I thought there’s got to be something more we can do here…

Pizza Rolls

So I got a few cans of croissants together and every topping for a pizza I could think of, and the result was warm, savory, and delicious -Pizza Rolls. Why not through your favorite pizza ingredients into a roll, bake ‘em, and then dip in whatever sauce you’d like? You can keep them whole for the kids after school, or cut them in half and serve as a bite sized appetizer at your next party. They really are a no-brainer, and if you use tinfoil, clean up is a breeze.

We really enjoyed the bbq chicken pizza rolls with some fresh chives. These were closely followed by the pepperoni rolls. You can just use the meat in the roll or add a small veggie, like chives, olives, or mushrooms. Throw a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese on before you roll, then bake to the directions on the croissant can. We found that using the sauce to dip the rolls into worked best (rather than putting it into the rolls). Try it with bacon, meatballs, pepperoni, bbq chicken, Canadian bacon, cheese, or even garlic and anything else you can think of. Have the kids help and make a night out of it. They don’t have to be pretty, as long as the ingredients are in the dough, they should bake up just fine. Let us know what combinations you come up with!

Another thing I did was use turkey meatballs, pepperoni, and hot dogs, to lighten the meal up a bit. Your kids won’t know the difference. I know that the croissants aren’t very healthy, but at least you can take comfort in what you’re putting inside.


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The Recipe Olympic Finals

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What better way to open our new blog, than by celebrating you, our readers! We’ve started the games with a few teaser recipes from yours truly, but now it’s time to share the real goods, made for you and by you.

Announcing the finals of the Cookin’ Food Recipe Olympics! You decide who wins by pinning, liking, visiting, and commenting on your favorite recipes. We’ll tally the numbers next Monday, and announce our winners, next week. Let the games begin!

5.0 from 3 reviews

Fresh Berry Tart -USA
 
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  1. a sheet of pastry and rolled it into a 10″x12″ square, placed it on parchment paper, scored with a knife giving a 1″ edge being careful not to cut through the dough, brushed the edge with some beaten egg and sprinkled sugar. This bakes in the oven for about 18 to 22 minutes at 375 or until golden and puffed. After baking press down the middle section to flatten it (it puffs up quite a bit). Cool to room temperature.
  2. The filling was made with 6 oz. softened cream cheese and ⅓ cup heavy cream whipped together until smooth. Add about 1 tsp lemon zest and 3 T of powdered sugar and beat well. This mixture is carefully spread onto crust. Top with your favorite fruits. I also took about a ½ cup of apricots preserves, melted a bit in the microwave and drizzled on top. You could do without this step and just stick with the fruit.

5.0 from 3 reviews

French Onion Soup -France
 
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  1. Saute onions-in butter till limp and clear. Add sugar, flour salt & pepper. Stir in and cook 1 min. or so. Add 2 cans consomme and simmer 20 min or so. Toast buttered bread slices under broiler. Cut into chunks and put in bottom of soup bowl. Pour soup over bread and sprinkle with grated cheese. Put bowls in 400 degree oven to melt cheese. Careful when you take out bowls-they will be hot.

5.0 from 3 reviews

Hummus -Greece
 
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  1. Option 1: Use a handheld immersion blender. Put all ingredients in the container that comes with blender and blend to desired texture. Add extra olive oil or water from the bean cans to get desired consistency. Put in serving bowl and add sprig of mint or basil for garnishment. Serve with fresh vegetables (carrots, peppers and cucumbers work great) and pita bread pieces. Option 2: Use a food processor. Put all ingredients in the container that comes with blender and blend to desired texture. Add extra olive oil or water from the bean cans to get desired consistency. Put in serving bowl and add a sprig of mint or basil for garnishment. Serve with fresh vegetables (carrots, peppers and cucumbers work great) and pita bread pieces. When you get this basic hummus recipe down, try experimenting by adding fire roasted red peppers, olives or edamame for additional variations.

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5.0 from 3 reviews

Poached Tilapia with Ginger and Green Onions -China
 
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  1. 1. Bring water in a shallow pan to boil with a few slices of ginger. 2. Add tilapia filet to the boiling water and turn the heat down to medium. Cook for about five minutes or until the fish is just done without being overcooked. 3. Meanwhile, heat vegetable or peanut oil in a pan and add minced ginger and green onions. Saute until the fragrance come out. 4. Carefully remove the fish and put them on the plate. pour the sauce on top of the fish (seasoned soy sauce for seafood from Lee Kum Kee) and then pour the ginger/green onion/oil mixture on top.

5.0 from 3 reviews

Spicy Thai Coconut Soup -Thailand
 
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  1. Heat up a dutch oven ( i use a crock pot actually) over medium heat. Add oil to pan and make sure you coat it. Add mushrooms and next 4 ingredients (through lemongrass) and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chili paste and cook another minute. Add chicken broth, coconut milk, fish sauce, and sugar and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add chicken to pan, ‘cook’ till its heated (around 2 minutes or so) Discard the lemongrass. Top with onion, cilantro, and juice!

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