Category Archives: Recipes

Easy Eats: Prosciutto and Carmelized Onion Pizza

I’ve never made a homemade pizza before in my life! Nope, not even when I was a kid. So I was max excited to try this recipe out because it looked super easy but sounded so gourmet! It came out really delicious. So much so that my Suggestion Chef was silenced! LOL #winning

I found the recipe here. Try it and let me know how it worked for you. It’s a great combination subtle sweet and salty flavors!

What you’ll need:

1 pizza dough (Trader Joe’s whole wheat or whatever your favorite is)

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 whole red onion halved and thinly sliced

1/4 cup brown sugar

Sea salt

1/4 cup asiago or parmesan cheese*

1 cup grated mozzarella or thinly sliced fresh mozzarella*

2-3 oz. prosciutto*

*Purchased from Costco

What to do:

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet.  Add onions and brown sugar and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until onions are cooked and become sort of caramely.

Roll out pizza dough to desired thickness.

Brush dough with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and asiago or parmesan cheese.  Top with mozzarella and then caramelized onions.

Bake about 15 minutes in the oven at the lowest rack, until crust is golden brown.  Remove from oven, top with prosciutto, slice, and prepare to be dazzled.

Mommy's Little Sous Chef!

Prepped...

Prepared...

Adding the prosciutto = perfect!

Yum. Enjoy!

Happy cooking!

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Easy Eats: Taco Soup

I’m no gourmet chef by any means, but I do enjoy cooking. It’s a labor of love for me. That said, I don’t like to ‘labor’ too long in the kitchen! I like recipes that are simple and to the point, but that are also super yummy! I leave the more complex stuff to my husband because he’s a much better cook than I am. A few years ago I purchased a cookbook from a high school student as part of a fundraiser and it was the best $10 I’ve ever spent! It’s full of recipes that are easy to follow with even easier ingredients. My family loves this one from the book, so I decided to blog it!

What I love about this recipe is that most of the ingredients may already be in your kitchen cabinet!

1lb of ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 can of kidney beans (15oz)
1 can of pinto beans (15oz)
1 can of corn (15oz)
1 can of diced tomatoes (15oz)
1 packet of taco seasoning
15 ounces of water
1 bag of Fritos
Shredded Cheese and Sour Cream (optional)

What you'll need

Brown the ground beef and the onions. Drain.

Combine the meat, beans, corn, tomatoes, seasoning, and water.

Stir , cover, and let simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Add cheese, sour cream, and Fritos. Ta-da! You're done!

See! Told you it was easy! It’s a tasty and filling way to change up your traditional taco night.

You can also serve with cornbread instead of the Fritos.

Side note: I just realized from the picture that I bought chicken taco seasoning instead of beef! (LOL) It was still yummy – I barely noticed a difference. 😉

Happy cooking!

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