Guy’s Cuisine: Strawberry Pizza


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It’s Summer time, and that means strawberries are in full season!  So last weekend, I made something with this delicious Summer treat!  How about making a pizza, with strawberries!  There’s no tomato sauce or cheese, but there is plenty of strawberries!  Here is what you need!

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 package (1 pint) strawberries, sliced
  • strawberry glaze
  • 1 cup water

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine flour, confectioners sugar, and melted butter in a bowl.  Mix thoroughly, then spread out on a greased cookie sheet.

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2.  Bake dough for around 15 minutes or golden brown.

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3.  In another bowl, mix cream cheese and white sugar until creamy.

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4.  Slice strawberries, and let dough fully cool!

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5.  After dough has cool, spread cream cheese/sugar mixture onto dough.

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6.  Place sliced strawberries onto top of cream cheese mixture.

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7.  Place strawberry glaze onto top of strawberry mixture!

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8.  Place into fridge and let cool for 1-2 hours.

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There you go!  I hope you enjoy this strawberry pizza!

Guy’s Cuisine: Stuffed Cheesy Bread


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When I order food from Domino’s Pizza, I always get their version of the cheesesticks which is their stuffed cheesy bread.  With each bite, you get a heaping amount of cheese to enjoy!  Now, I wanted to make my own version of this popular item.  Here’s what you need.

  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

1.  Combine water, sugar, and yeast into warm water.  Let rise for 10 minutes.

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2. Combine yeast mixture with flour and salt and mix well.

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3.  Knead dough for 5 minutes and let dough rest and rise for one hour.

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4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and spread out dough to circle shape.  Then place cheddar and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese inside circle.  Do not put any cheese on the edges!

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5.  Fold the circle shape into a half-circle.  Seal the edges and brush melted butter on top.  Then place 1/2 mozzarella cheese on top.  Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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After baking, take out of oven and let cool, cut into sticks, then enjoy!  I would get some marinara sauce to dip your cheesesticks!

 

Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting


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I wanted to do a simple and quick recipe that I know you would enjoy.  Why not make some simple homemade sugar cookies with a cream cheese frosting on top.  These cookies were soft and chewy!  This could be something you can do during the long Memorial Day weekend!  Here’s what you need:

For the frosting:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp. milk

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.

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2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.

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3. Scoop spoonfuls of dough and place onto a baking sheet; then bake for around 10 minutes.

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4. Combine powdered sugar, cream cheese, vanilla extract, softened butter, and milk in a bowl and mix well.

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5.  After letting cookies cool completely, place some frosting on each cookie.

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Enjoy!  These were good!

Making Homemade Breakfast Pizza


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Happy Valentine’s Day!  Lately there has been a spike of breakfast pizza recipe searches on the search engines. So I decided to make my own version of breakfast pizza!  I made my own crust and then used various breakfast ingredients.  Here’s what you need:

Pizza Crust:

  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt

Pizza Toppings:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 6 strips of cooked bacon
  • 1 cup shredded hashbrowns
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

1.  Combine water, sugar, and yeast into warm water.  Let rise for 10 minutes.

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2.  Combine yeast mixture with flour and salt and mix well.

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3.  Knead dough for 5 minutes and let dough rest and rise for one hour.

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4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and spread out dough into circle shape.  Outside edge should be slightly raised to keep egg in!   It is recommended you use a pizza stone.

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5. Combine 3 eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl.  Mix together then pour egg mixture on top on crust.

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6.  Add cooked sausage and cooked bacon on top of egg mixture.  Crumble bacon and sausage and spread across the mixture.

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7. Top pizza with 1 cup of shredded hashbrowns.

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8. Top pizza with mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

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9.  Cook pizza for for 15-20 minutes or golden brown.  Let cool and then serve!

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There you have it!  Let the pizza cool then slice and serve!  This pizza was very good!  Enjoy making and eating!

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Making Some Soft Pretzels


I have done this recipe a while back and I guess it’s now a good time to post this!  I wanted to make something that would satisfy my ball park food craving.  And soft pretzels are something you can make and enjoy as well!  Sure it can be a bit time-consuming but this is worth making!  Here is what you need.

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons course salt

1.  Warm the milk than combine it with the yeast.  Let yeast rise for 10 minutes.

2. Combine yeast mixture, flour, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter that is diced into mixture, and tablespoon of salt into bowl.

3. Combine mixture well and then pour mixture onto floured surface.

4.  Knead dough for around 5 minutes until dough is slightly tacky.  Shape dough into ball and place into greased bowl and cover with a wrap for towel.  Let rest and rise for 1 hour.

5.  Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  After letting dough rest punch the dough to deflate it.  Divide the dough to 6 pieces.  Roll out each piece of dough into a 30 inch rope.

6. After rolling out the dough into a rope.  Form the dough into the pretzel shape.

7. Combine 1/3 cup baking soda with 3 cups of water into saucepan.  Dip each pretzel into the baking soda solution.  Then put the pretzel onto a baking sheet.

8.  Bake the pretzels in a 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

9. Take the pretzels out of the oven; then use 8 tablespoons of butter that is melted and brush the top of the pretzels with the melted butter.

10. After brushing the pretzels with butter.  Pour some course salt on the tops of each pretzel.

Yes I did not put salt on my pretzels.  The salt is optional but these were very good.  These are better than the frozen pretzels you can get at the store.  Enjoy!