Monthly Archives: February 2020

Veggie Flatbread Pizza

Pizza, in general, is an American favorite that includes various ingredients and many crusts styles. If you’re a pizza lover then I know you’ll like this pizza. Enjoying a flatbread pizza and watching a movie is my kind of thing especially on a weekend. I have made this flatbread pizza a few times already and decided to share it with you guys. With the use of delicious ingredients including a crispy flatbread crust, pesto sauce, juicy cherry tomatoes, sweet red peppers, spinach leaves, goat cheese, and topped with Mozzarella. All you have to do is layer the ingredients and pop it in the oven. Definitely perfect to serve for dinner parties and also for the entire family to enjoy!

Ingredients

1 pack of Flatbread Crust (14.1 oz) Sometimes there’s two flatbreads in one pack

1 jar of Pesto sauce (6.7 oz)

1 bag of Spinach leaves

1 Red sweet pepper

Goat Cheese log (4 oz)

1 Carton of Cherry Tomatoes

1 block of Mozzarella Cheese ( 8 oz)

Directions

  1. Layout the flatbread on a baking tray.
  2. Spread half jar of pesto onto the flatbread.
  3. Rinse and cut one red sweet pepper in half. Take half of the sweet pepper and cut vertically then layer on flatbread.
  4. Take a few cherry tomatoes (depending on how much you want). Rinse thoroughly and cut in half then spread on flatbread.
  5. Use half a bag of spinach leaves, rinse under running water, pat down dry using a paper towel, and spread spinach leaves all over.
  6. Cut the goat cheese into pieces and layer on flatbread (you could use the entire goat cheese log).
  7. Grate half (or the entire block) of Mozzarella cheese and top the flatbread pizza with it.
  8. Set oven at 350 degrees and then place the flatbread pizza in the middle of the oven. This should take 15-20 minutes to bake.
  9. During this time let all of the ingredients to warm through and allow all cheeses to melt.
  10. After the pizza is done, take out from the oven, and place it on top of the stove or countertop. Allow the flatbread to cool and you may cut into squares before serving.

Serving Size: One flatbread can cut four squares

TIP: Serving size depends on how big or small you cut them

Makes: 15-20 minutes

Veggie Flatbread Pizza

Valentine’s Day Breakfast/Brunch

This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday and everyone is busy with their normal schedule. I think of Valentine’s Day as an extra day to appreciate the love of people around you. If you didn’t have time to plan anything on this special day then no worries at all! There’s still the weekend to do something wonderful for your sweetheart. Luckily, I have the best romantic breakfast/brunch recipe to share with you guys. I have heart shaped pancakes topped with a sweet strawberry sauce and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

If you plan on surprising kids with a Valentine’s Day breakfast you can use this pancake recipe as well. Here are some ideas:

  1. Add colored sprinkles (heart-shaped) in the batter (red, pink, and white)
  2. Add chocolate chips
  3. Add red food coloring aka (Red Velvet Pancakes)

Or you could allow the kids to be creative in the kitchen using their beautiful minds. Have fun with this Valentine’s Day pancake recipe and serve up a nice glass of orange juice. For a brunch style incorporate some fruits like raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries etc. However, you choose to create your pancakes is perfectly acceptable.

Ingredients

1 box of Pancake mix

1 carton of strawberries (I used half a box)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1/2 lemon (juiced)

Heart Shaped cookie cutter

Directions

  1. For Strawberry Sauce: Cut up strawberries into small chunks (that way the sauce will cook faster). Combine all ingredients in a small pot, medium heat. 
  2. Bring to a boil, cook over medium low heat for about 20-30 mins. Look for a syrup texture and strawberry chunks are still visible.When sauce is completed move away from heat and allow to cool for 1 hour.
  3. Follow pancake mix instructions (Don’t create a thick batter) My pancake batter was 1 cup that made 8 pancakes. It depends on how much batter you use, that’s how much pancakes you will receive.
  4. When pancakes are done have them cooled on a plate for about 30 mins. 
  5. After cooling the pancakes take the heart-shaped cookie cutter and press down the middle of the pancake. Heart shaped pancakes should be placed back onto a plate.
  6. Then add strawberry sauce on top of the pancake with a finishing touch of powdered sugar. 

Serving Size:8

Makes: 1 hour 30 mins

For the Love of Pancakes!

Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

To start off my first blog post I have decided to make a quick simple dish which is a Shrimp pasta with Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce. This dish took at least one hour to make using budget friendly ingredients. When I tried the Shrimp Alfredo Pasta it was creamy, cheesy, and oh so delicious! I would have the listed ingredients and directions listed below. Feel free to add a comment on this dish.

Ingredients

1/2 box of Angel Hair pasta

1 pack of Frozen Cooked Medium Shrimp 12 oz. (Peel, Deveined)

1 Whole Yellow Onion (chop 1/4 of an onion)

2 or 3 cloves of garlic

1 jar of Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce

1 bottle of Pinot Grigio (optional)

1 package of Mushrooms (as many as you want)

Directions

  1. Boil 1/2 box of Angel Hair Pasta for 10 minutes. Pasta should be tender or al dente. Drain and keep pasta in a colander. Do not rinse using cold water.
  2. Empty entire bag of shrimp in a bowl and rinse through. Set aside.
  3. Chop 1/4 of an onion (cubed finely). Set aside.
  4. Take a grater and minse about 2 or 3 cloves of garlic (should be garlic paste texture). Set aside.
  5. In a skillet pan, set on medium heat, add 1 teaspoon of butter, saute onion and garlic (1 or 2 minutes), add shrimp cook until lightly browned.
  6. Pour 3/4 cup or 1 teaspoon of Pinot Grigio (optional). This would help the shrimp to become more flavorful.
  7. Add mushrooms and Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce. Stir and allow everything to cook thoroughly for a few minutes.
  8. When the sauce is completed add pasta to the skillet.
  9. Finally, you can sprinkle Parmesean cheese and garnish with parsley.
  10. Before serving allow the food to set for 3 minutes and Enjoy!

Serving Size: 4

Makes: 1 hour

TIP: Perfect with French Bread it’s just I didn’t have any at the moment.

Shrimp Alfredo Pasta