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Pizza All Day!

Pizza All Day!

Posted by Anthony on October 23, 2015 in Tidbits

Last Saturday I decided it was high time to try some new pizzas. So I set out on a quest that, thanks to my sister, was coined #PizzaAllDay. Starting at breakfast and continuing through dinner, I ended up making 4 new pizza creations. It was a lot of time in the kitchen, but anyone who knows me knows how much I absolutely love homemade pizza days, so it was well worth it. And since all of these pizzas were new, they’re qualified for my 50 in 15 Challenge, moving me one step closer to my 50th recipe.

For all of these pizzas, I used the Pizza Americana dough recipe from my go-to pizza book, American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza by Peter Reinhart. It’s a great all-purpose dough recipe that works perfectly for me when making pizzas in my oven.

Now, without further ado, on to the pizzas!

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Roasted Brussel Sprout & Balsamic-Glazed Onion Pizza

Roasted Brussel Sprout & Balsamic-Glazed Onion Pizza

Posted by Anthony on August 18, 2015 in Entree


Difficulty: Medium

I love making homemade pizza. It is infinitely better than “fast food” pizza from one of the big chains. And it affords me the chance to not only spend some quality time in the kitchen (or outside with the grill) and even experiment with different topping combinations. Well this past Sunday night — quasi-officially known as “Pizza Night” at our house — I was inspired to attempt a new kind of pizza. I had a few brussel sprouts on hand from earlier in the week, and decided to try a bold and flavorful combination of roasted brussel sprouts and onions in a balsamic vinegar reduction. I had no idea how it would turn out, but in the end, I was pleasantly surprised with the result. It was a bold pizza to be sure, but was also delightfully flavorful. And even though I’m no newbie to pizza, I decided that this exploration of a new combo of toppings warranted an entry into my 50 in 15 Challenge.

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Savory Mini Focaccia Sammies

Savory Mini Focaccia Sammies

Posted by Anthony on May 17, 2015 in Entree


Serves: 4

Time: 15 min

Difficulty: Easy

The other night, my wife and I were in the mood for some “grown-up” grilled cheese sandwiches — something more than just cheese in the sandwiches. So I looked at what I had on hand, and made a pretty simple set of savory grilled cheese sandwiches made on mini focaccia rolls I had bought from my local Nino Salvaggio market. Being as I’m in the midst of Meat Free May, I made my sandwich vegetarian, but I added some bacon for my wife’s sandwich so it was more like a B.L.T. with delicious melted cheese. Meat or not, these little sammies proved to be delightfully tasty, and were an instant hit with both my wife and I. And since it was technically a new(ish) recipe, I am taking the liberty of adding it to my 50 in 15 Challenge.

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Savory Breakfast Bruschetta

Savory Breakfast Bruschetta

Posted by Anthony on January 24, 2015 in Breakfast


Serves: 4

Time: 30 min

Difficulty: Easy

Some mornings, we all just feel like changing it up a bit for breakfast. For instance, rather than just doing simple scrambled eggs with a side of toast, why not combine the two and make a healthy, savory breakfast bruschetta? It’s ridiculously easy to prepare, and really doesn’t take that much longer. And the result is a delicious, healthy, and attractive breakfast item that can be eaten without utensils.

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Beef Tenderloin Bruschetta with Goat Cheese, Arugula, and Roasted Tomatoes

Beef Tenderloin Bruschetta with Goat Cheese, Arugula, and Roasted Tomatoes

Posted by Anthony on January 6, 2015 in Appetizer


Serves: 3

Time: 30 min (active); 30 min (inactive)

Difficulty: Easy

After kicking off my 50 in 15 Challenge by making Beef Wellington, I had some additional beef tenderloin that I needed to use, so I decided to concoct a tasty appetizer with some of it. And since my wife and I have become big fans of trying new types “bruschetta” for appetizers for our meals, I created a new variation using beef tenderloin, goat cheese, arugula, and roasted tomatoes.

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