Saturday, November 27, 2010

Peaceful Happiness

This is the front of the card I made for my sister-in-law's birthday this year. She's got a lot of new stuff going on right now (house, baby, I think that's plenty). So I wanted to convey peaceful happiness on her card and this is what I came up with.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Nutter Butters & Milk

This is front of the card I made for my mom's birthday this year. She loves Nutter Butters and milk so I took this picture and I wished her some happy time with them. Does it make you hungry for them? Does me!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

"French" Pear Tart

Just thought it would be funny to call it that in light of my last post title. Anyway it is supposed to be French. And it does actually have apricot jam that was produced in France in it. I made it recently for a Reformation Day lunch at my church where we were supposed to bring food only from countries where the Reformation took place. And since it is a tart, made with frangipane and pears and french apricot jam I really think it does count as French, right?

So I tried it and it was yummy. I'd recommend it. It's an Everday Food recipe (though I used my own crust recipe), and you can get it here. The one I made is of course pictured above.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Greek" Pizza

I was thinking about this awesome pizza from a Greek restaurant in Decatur, GA called Chris's Pizza. It's so wonderful! (so if you happen to live in the area and haven't been there you should totally try it).

Anyway, I thought I'd try to recreate it to the best of my ability. And this is what I came up with. Not the same as theirs but reminds me of it and is very yummy regardless. Hope you enjoy!

Makes 2 - 7 in. pizzas

Ingredients:
2 - 7 in. thin pizza crusts
3 oz low fat ground pork sausage
Olive Oil Cooking Spray
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
4 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
10 or so grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms

Instructions:

Brown sausage and drain.

Meanwhile spray a non stick cooking pan with the cooking spray and saute the onion and garlic over medium heat.

Spray both crust with the olive oil spray and when the onions are cooked remove from heat and spread over the 2 crusts, dividing evenly. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of the mozzarella and then 2 tablespoons of the feta cheese over each crust. Top each crust with the sausage, mushrooms and tomatoes.

Bake at 425 for 7-10 minutes till cheese is melted and the crust is as crispy as you want it.

Calories: about 120 per for 1/4 pizza, 475 per whole pizza