Saturday, January 19, 2013

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

I saw this twist on Monkey Bread months ago and finally got around to making it for dinner. The prep was easy enough and the finished product was so fun! My family loved pulling off each little pizza bite and dipping it in pizza sauce. I used pre-made pizza dough from our local grocery store since it was a busy weeknight, 1 lb of whole wheat and 1 lb of white dough. This would make a great appetizer also. I served it with large salad and cut up veggies. Here is the recipe-
Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread | Confections of a Foodie Bride

I followed Shawnda's advice and used a pastry brush to apply a dab of butter to each prepared pizza bite. I had a lot of the garlic butter left over.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Carrot Soup with Tahini and Crisped Chickpeas

We were gone for about 10 days over the Christmas break and when we got back, there wasn't much in the fridge.  I happened to see this carrot soup on smitten kitchen and knew that I at least had carrots and onion, so I could make this for dinner without having to make a trip to the grocery store.  The prep is easy and the best part is the crunchy chickpeas. We enjoyed it on a gloomy, chilly night and it was just the perfect meal.
Here is the recipe - carrot soup with tahini and crisped chickpeas | smitten kitchen
I used chicken broth and added some curry powder to the spices. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Link for Meyer Lemon Scones

Here is the link for the scones

Meyer Lemon & Blueberry Scones
I used low-fat buttermilk, added an extra teaspoon of baking powder, and dried blueberries-which I mixed into the dough and only baked these for about 18 minutes

Meyer Lemon Blueberry Scones and Meyer Lemon Curd

We started off our morning with these delicious scones and curd.  I have been trying to figure out how I can blog from my phone since our computer crashed and I think I finally figured it out! We've been at my sisters house in DC and she happened to have some Meyer lemons that I couldn't resist using.  I used a basic lemon curd recipe from Martha Stewart and if I can figure out how to put the link to the scone recipe I will.  Happy New Year!