Recipe Box, 2016, a Year in Pizza

nectarine-bacon-pizza

Everyone has been doing 2016 round ups and best “ofs,” which I love-it’s fun to see the year in review… I thought I’d do something a little different and look back over 2016 in pizzas!   Pizza is my favorite thing to make, it’s a one dish meal, can be loaded with vegetables, and when … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Everything Pizza Crust Sticks

herb-breadsticks-and-butter

Here’s a little something you can whip up for an appetizer for Thanksgiving, or any gathering, that is bound to be a crowd pleaser  😋     It’s great by itself or you can serve it with soft butter, a dip, or marinara sauce, or Marinara Ricotta Dip     You can make it rectangular … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Mama Mia Sliders

mama-mia-italian-sliders

Mama Mia, it’s election day!  Let’s pray the madness will be finally over one way or another!     Ok, this recipe can be complicated or simple it’s up to you!     The complicated part would be if you want to use homemade Bolognese Sauce… Bolognese sauce is a wonderful sauce, thickened with several … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Eggplant Parmigiana, Sausage & Pesto Pizza

sausage-and-eggplant-parmigiana-pizza

  I’ve had the idea for this pizza rolling around in my head for a while     Italian marinara sauce, thick with sausage, freshly baked eggplant parmigiana slices, and fresh mozzarella a top a basil Parmesan crust  😋     Seriously good!     Incredibly easy…     Peel and slice eggplant, salt and … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Bursting Berry Table with Summer Fruit Pizza

summer fruit pizza table

I know there’s talk of fall in the air     But here there are still berries bursting everywhere     A summer fruit pizza sounds really good     You might think you won’t like it, but I think you would…     Sweet fruits and salty cheese, toasted in the oven…Yes Please!   … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Basil Pesto Naan with Caramelized Shallot & Pine Nuts

Basil Pesto Naan with shallot & pine nuts

On this Flag Day 2016, it is more important than ever to stay strong America, and be proud   Prayers to Orlando and all those affected in the latest tragedy to befall our nation…     🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 ………….. Okay, if you ever make one of my recipes, make sure it’s this one   … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, His and Hers Pizza Cook-off

homemade pizza

HHjr & I decided to have a pizza cook off with a little help from Trader Joe’s and Trader Giotto’s, their cute brand name for all things Italian…     It was sort of a guy versus gal kind of thing…     His was made with traditional dough, marinara sauce, sweet Italian sausage, pepperoni … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Pizza!

brussels sprouts and bacon pizza

Pizza!   Anything goes….                    Summer Squash & Prosciutto Pizza     Deep Dish, like this   Garden Tomato Pizzeria Pie     Thin crust,  like this            Queso Pizza with Bacon & Corn     Stuffed Crust,     Breadstick Spiral Pizza     Salad Topped,              BLT Flatbread     Puff Pastry Crust,                    Holiday Veggie Tart … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Savory Salad Flatbread

flatbread with salad topping

Have you ever seen this fruit paste at the store?       I recently tried it on a flatbread with bacon and bleu cheese     It makes it so easy to get that fresh fruit flavor without peeling, chopping, slicing, just spread it on     Sprinkle cheese over top     Add … Continue reading

Party Panache, Sausage and Pepper Pizza Spirals

Sausage and pepper pizza pinwheels thepaintedapron.com

Big Game Saturday! We will need food! Alabama vs Ole Miss We will have a house full of Alabama & Ole Miss fans, friends, and alumni… These fans are much bigger this year!  And we have a new addition, he’s going to need an outfit One of my favorite dips is this Pigskin Tailgate Dip, … Continue reading

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