Friday, October 28, 2011


I swear, I've posted nearly every day in my head.  Imagine my alarm when I sign on and there are hardly any posts!  Where'd they all go?  Oh yeah, never left my head.  I have been cooking and taking pictures so one of these days I'm going to get around to putting up some more fabulous recipes!

In the meantime, some Fall/Halloween favorites I found on Pinterest:

Creative idea- 2 bundt cakes=1 pumpkin!

Happy Halloween!!!

57 days until Christmas!!  :o)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Chicken and Herb White Pizza

Anyone else addicted to Pinterest?  Eh?  Eh?  I am completely addicted.  I even have the iPhone app and everything, any spare moment I have I'm looking at other people's pins and repinning as my own.  I haven't tried anything out yet, with all the fun recipes and crafts on it I can't wait!

I'm kinda stuck in a dinner rut - get home from work all tired and not feeling like cooking, I often find myself making the same things over and over.  I'm tired of the same things!  Today after work I went straight to the grocery store, picked up a Cooking Light, found a section called "Dinner Tonight" and said SOLD!  And I'm so happy dinner tonight was pizza!  I walked around, grabbed the ingredients for tonight and tomorrow's slow cooker dinner and came home to throw this marvelous creation was fabulous!   I didn't follow the recipe 100% - I only found pizza dough in the bread aisle, not the refrigerated kind the recipe calls for.  And fresh pecorino Romano cheese?  While I'm certain tastes amazing, was not in this girl's budget.  I got store brand packaged shredded mozzarella.

I just looked over the recipe and see that they say it serves 6---teehee...hubs and I ate the whole darn thing.  Who eats just one pizza slice I ask you!?

Chicken and Herb White Pizza
Recipe Adapted from Cooking Light

1 premade pizza dough
Cooking Spray
1 Tbsp Butter
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 Tbsp all purpose Flour
1/2 tsp black pepper
3/4 cup reduced fat milk
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken breast
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano
1Tbsp chopped fresh chives
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 450.  Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add garlic, cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly.  Add flour and pepper; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly with a whisk.  Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.  Cook 3 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat, add cheese, and stir until cheese melts.

Spray pizza dough with cooking spray and place on baking sheet.  Spread white sauce over dough, leaving a 1/2 inch border.

Top with chicken and onion.  Bake at 450 on bottom oven rack for 12 minutes or until crust is golden.  Sprinkle with herbs.