Wednesday, July 13, 2011

BBQ Chicken Pizza with Bacon

I've been perfecting this recipe for the last couple of months and I think I've finally got it right.

2 cooked chicken breasts shredded
1/4 C thinly sliced white onion
1/2 package of cooked bacon cooled and crumbled (preferably hickory smoked)
1/2 C Bull's Eye BBQ sauce
1 C shredded mozzarella cheese
pizza dough

Roll out the pizza dough and top with 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce. Sprinkle some of the cheese on top of the BBQ sauce. Spread out the shredded chicken, onion, and bacon. Pour remaining BBQ sauce on top of the chicken etc. Top off with the remaining shredded cheese.

Cook at 410-415 degrees for approximately 14 to 16 minutes.


I have found that the hickory smoked BBQ sauce worked the best because you don't want a tomatoey sauce.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Double Chocolate Carrot Bread

I found this recipe in the gardening magazine, The Heirloom Gardener. It is a quarterly magazine that I look forward to each season. It's both a great gardening magazine and now a great recipe magazine. I guess I am going to have to try more of their recipes because this bread is moist and very very tasty. The cinnamon and nutmeg gives the chocolate a little kick.Makes two loaves but I'm thinking that you could probably make this into a bundt cake, too.

4 C flour
1/2 C cocoa**
1 1/2 C sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 C grated carrots
1 1/2 C vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 1/2 C milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 C semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. butter two 8X4 loaf pans.

In a large bowl combine (whisk together) all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl combine remaining ingredients except for chocolate chips.

Stir carrot mixture into the flour mixture until just blended. Mix in the chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake until toothpick comes out clean, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pans to completely cool.

Added 2-5-2011 **I used Dutch processed cocoa.

The recipe called this a bread but really it isn't anything close to a bread or a pound cake. It is a loaf cake that is so moist and delicious that it doesn't even need an icing. I added a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a slice last night and it was just perfect. Next time I make this cake it will be in the form of a bundt cake.

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Gotta love that Mr. Food. His eBook includes 30 recipes. Red Velvet cake and Valentine's Day pizza are two of the recipes.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Free Chocolate Treats eBook

Go to this site to download an eBook called Chocolate Treats by Lynn's Kitchen Adventures.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Free Sun-Maid Fruit Recipe Booklet

Visit the Sun-Maid site to either download or request your free recipe booklet.You can choose which booklet you receive if you request that they send the recipe booklet to you. The download is for the Fruit and Sunshine recipe booklet only.

I love these little recipe booklets. They usually yield at least one or two recipes that I try and end up adding to my list of favorites. Best of all they are FREE!!!! Keep your fingers crossed that they send along a coupon, too.