10.13.2009

Its Not Delivery - It's Townsend Bakery

My sister, Molly, affectionately known as Ollie was home over last weekend for Fall Break. Since she can't eat regular Pizza, I decided to make homemade Pizza. Well, somewhat homemade. I cheated on the crust and the sauce. Wegman's makes these really fab large pizza crusts. Just layer on your toppings, stick in the oven, and 20 minutes later you have a pizza that is better than you could ever get via delivery.

I started out by slicing a nice heirloom tomatoe and one yellow bell pepper.

Then, I diced up about 1/2 a pound of bacon and fried that up. Because, well, everything tastes better with bacon.

Then, I added about 1 Tbsp. of butter some of the reaming bacon fat in the pan after I removed the bacon, and tossed in a package of sliced baby bella mushrooms.

*Remember: don't salt your mushroom when you add them to the pan, allow them to cook for about 5 minutes before you season, other wise it will take forever for them to brown up.*

Spread some Alfredo sauce on your pizza crust - We used a Whole Wheat crust. Then top the sauce with your cooked bacon & mushrooms. I then neatly arranged the tomatoes around the outside of the crust, and then piled the peppers in the middle. I popped it in the oven for about 10 minutes to give the sauce and raw veggies a chance to heat thru before adding the cheese.

Once the 10 minutes is up - I just took it out, smothered it with 2 cups of Shredded Pizza Blend cheese & slide it right back in the oven.

About 10 minutes after that, I had Pizza Heaven - right in my own kitchen. No scary delivery boy needed.

It was good. So, good in fact, that I ate two slices, my sister ate two slices, my mom ate two slices, and even the Mayhem Maker at a slice.

10.05.2009

Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies


A few weeks ago, I purchased some Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk cookies from a local grocery store. For grocery store cookies, they rocked my world. They were good. And, I said to myself, these can't be too hard to make. So I went searching for a recipe. I came across Ina Garten's Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Now. I must tell you, I am a HUGE fan of Ina Garten. Love her. I secretly wish that she some days stumbles across my blog and invited me to cook in her kitchen. Because, well, that would just simply rock my world

Anyway, where was I? Oh. That's right. Cookies.


You start with the usual suspects - sugar & eggs and of course, white chocolate.

You mix it all up - as usual - and you end up with vat full of chocolaty goodness, that is only going to get even more gooder (yes, I know that I not a word, but, it seemed like it fit the best)

I could probably just sit down with a spoon right at this moment. No need to bake, expect for the fear of salmonella from the raw egg.

Are they not beautiful? Big, beautiful rounds of chocolate goodness?

And, of course, if I drank milk, I would need to have these with a glass of milk. Because it seems like the right thing to do, especially with salad plate sized chocolate cookies.

Who wants to stop by for cookies and milk?