Ricotta and Pesto Pizza


At least once a week I try to make pizza for dinner. It is a fairly simple meal that everyone can agree on. The combinations are endless too. It doesn’t need to be the same old red sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni pizza each time. Get creative! If you can put it on bread it can…

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza


There was a restaurant back in Rochester, New York that we used to call for breakfast pizzas to be made for special occasions. We had them for teacher recognition breakfasts, family brunches and sleepover breakfasts. Since we moved we have not found anything similar. I have thought about making them several times over the years…

Sloppy Joe Pizza


I started mentioning this meal to my family several day before I actually made it. No one said anything but I got “The Look.” The look that says she really has gone too far this time. I love homemade Sloppy Joes but don’t make them very often.  A few days ago I really wanted to…

Cowboy Potato Pizza and Lessons Learned from My Social Media Break


My short social media break has been eye-opening in many ways. Friday night I removed Facebook and all the news apps from my phone so that I would not absent-mindedly click on the apps. It was a habit and I needed to break it. We spent Saturday morning at the Kalamazoo Christmas parade. It was…

Screamin’ Sicilian Frozen Pizza – I am a Marketers Dream


We were at the grocery store the other night to pick up a couple of fresh items to use in dinners over the next few days. It was getting kind of late and I needed to go home and make dinner. It was supposed to be potatoes and ham au gratin with broccoli and cauliflower…

One of Those Nights You Want to Cry or Swear


We all have “those” days. The days that you sit there at the end with your head in your hands wondering where it all went wrong during the day. The other day was busy. Too busy. When we got home late (notice the darkness out my kitchen windows?) I had my daughter help me try…

Pizza Sloppy Joes


You know I am all about saving time making dinners. This was one of those times when I could cook all the meat at once and make two meals out of it. The first one was the Pizza Sloppy Joes and the second meal was an Unstuffed Pepper Casserole. It was great to have two…

Pulled Pork Pizza


My son loves Pulled Pork. I am okay with it. I do love barbecue sauce though. So, when he asked for Pulled Pork Pizza I was okay with it. I put the pork loin in the slow cooker first thing in the morning and when I got home later in the day I was able…

Pizza Stuffed Shells


Yesterday I wrote about our Loco Moco dinner and making this meal at the same time (click for link to original post). What helped me was my meal plan for the month. I could look at it and realize I have a bit of extra time one night and another night with little time to make…

Grilled Pizza Margherita with Balsamic Reduction Drizzle


I have some awesome news. If you get the Community Table in your Sunday newspaper one of my recipes should be in it either this week or next. I just got word that the pictures and layout are done and ready to print! It is a simple Pierogi and Chicken Sausage casserole (click for link to…

Steak, Roasted Red Pepper, and Feta Pizza with Balsamic Reduction


Well, the Unofficial Start to summer has come and gone. That four-day weekend seemed to pass by in a flash. From now until Labor Day our little town will be bustling with tourists.  We tend to avoid the local beach and downtown area from now until after Labor Day.  They get so busy and there…

Pepperoni and Bacon Pizza


This was an unusual meal. The meal preparation was going great up until we went to put the pizza into the oven. I have been reading all different suggestions for making better pizza. We make pizza at least once a week and I am always disappointed in the crust. So, what do I do? I…