“I Want My Own” Pizza

August 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Cooking & Recipes

When kids are at that difficult stage where everything is “mine”, you can make their little hearts pitter-patter by serving individual pizzas and letting them choose their own toppings. This thin crust recipe makes 4.

Ingredients

1 cup of warm water
½ package of active dry yeast (about 1 & 1/8 teaspoon)
1 and ½ of granulated sugar
½ teaspoon of salt
3 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
3 cups of bread flour
Blended Pizza Cheese (Mozzarella and Provolone)

Preparations

This dough does not have to rise. In a large bowl, combine the warm water with the yeast, sugar, oil and salt. Mix until the yeast dissolves. Using a wooden spoon, mix in the flour, ½ cup at a time. Once it’s all mixed together, knead it on a floured counter until it feels elastic. Divide into 4 parts, roll each into a ball and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Assemble the toppings. You can use a jar of prepared pizza sauce or make a simple sauce yourself by combining a 15 ounce can of tomato sauce with 1 and ½ Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 1 Tablespoon of Italian seasoning.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. A pizza stone will deliver a crispy crust, whether thick or thin. Otherwise a baking sheet will do. Shape each individual dough ball into a round crust about 1/8 of an inch thick. Add the sauce and a few toppings (not too many) and sprinkle on pizza cheese.

Bake at 425 degrees for 11 to 17 minutes turning once or twice after 10 minutes if needed.

3 Easy to Cook Chicken Recipes for a Lovely Treat

July 24, 2012 by  
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We all love spicy chicken; except if you are allergic or you just can’t love spicy food. Being a chicken lover myself, I have collected 3 hot n’ spicy recipes for you to try out in your chicken today or anytime you would like to treat yourself for a delicious meal; they make good family specials as well! Although they have similar names, they are very different. Perhaps their origins differ.

Hot N’ Spicy Chicken Recipe #1. Spicy Chicken Wings

– 1 lg. can Parmesan cheese
– 2 tbsp. oregano
– 4 tbsp. parsley
– 1 tsp. salt
– 1 tsp. pepper
– 1 stick margarine
– 4-5 lbs. chicken wings

Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Melt margarine in small pan. Cut up chicken wings. Discard tips. Mix all dry ingredients in bowl. Dunk chicken wings in margarine and roll in cheese mixture. Place on cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 1 hour. Serve warm.

#2. Hot Chicken Wings

Chicken wings
1/2 stick margarine
1 bottle Durkee hot sauce
2 tbsp. honey
10 shakes Tabasco
2 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)

Deep fry wings for 20 minutes. Drain and dip and let set in sauce. Take out to dry and then serve.

#3. Hot-N-Spicy Chicken Wings

5 lbs. bag chicken wings (drumettes)
12 fl. oz. Louisiana Pre Crystal Hot Sauce
1-2 sticks butter

Fry chicken wings until golden brown and drain on paper towel. Mix hot sauce and melted butter and pour into deep pan or crock pot. Add chicken wings to sauce and heat thoroughly.