Archives for September 2012

Blackberry Jam Butter Cookies & Giveaway

These cookies….. ARE AMAZING. AND BUTTERY. AND LEMONY. AND SOFT. Notice the all caps? Yep, they are that good. Annnnnnd, super easy and quick to make. 5.0 from 2 reviews Save Print Blackberry Jam Butter Cookies Author: Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife Recipe type: Dessert,cookie Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total time:  15 […]

Favorite Things Thursday

This might seem like the most ridiculous kitchen gadget ever. Egg Rings. But they are totally not! I use them allll the time. I love making breakfast sandwiches and I like my egg to be nice and formed to fit on my English Muffin prefectly. All you do is pre-heat your pan, rub a tiny […]

Biscoff Cheesecake Pudding Cookies

I have something to get off my chest. I hate rude people. HATE.. Seriously, what has happened to man kind? People are so self absorbed that they have no awareness of their surroundings or how they make people feel. Example…. When I let someone out in traffic, I at least expect a little wave. Do […]

Bacon Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Ohhhh, no you don’t. Wipe that turned up lip right off your face. Chocolate and Bacon are totally a thing… I swear, I saw it on the internets. My taste testers said, the bacon flavor was not at all overpowering. Just a hint of smokiness. They were pretty darn tasty. Come on, be a little […]

Caramel and Coconut Chocolate Covered Pretzels

No Favorite Things Thursday today. But I have my favorite chocolate covered pretzels for you. Theeeeeeeeeese are my favorite. You know what they remind me of? Samoa Girls Scout Cookies! uh-huh…they sure do. Oh my. Gooey caramel, chocolate and toasted coconut. All my favorite things in one place. It’s a happy day. Do me a […]

Double Peanut Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Kids are back to school. Have yours gotten sick yet? Both my kids have  missed a day of school. We have already gotten the “someone in school has lice” letter. I have heard, “Ewwww, Mom, guess who threw up in lunch.” “There’s a kids in class who picks his nose and eats it.” Our offspring […]

Strawberry Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I love love love Chocolate Covered Strawberries. It only seemed fitting to make them in a pretzel rod form. Not really possible to use fresh strawberries,…that would be interesting. Soooooo, dried strawberries it is. Hope you like these, they are tasty and pretty! Again, below is my video on how to get a smooth pretzel. […]

S’mores Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Welcome, Welcome. Welcome to the most delicious week ever! Chocolate Covered Pretzel Week. Chocolate Covered Pretzels have to be like the most easiest little tasty treat you can possible make. You need pretzels, chocolate and a topping(s) if desired. So this week I am going to be sharing FIVE different chocolate covered pretzels with you. […]

Favorite Things Thursday

If you bake and frost cakes, you CAN NOT be without a Revolving Cake Stand. I believe it is KEY to a lovely looking cake. Really, do you want to stop piping a beautiful border just to adjust your cake you have sitting on the counter? Nope. I love mine. I have the Aetco 612 […]

Easy White Pizza with Sausage

Don’t look at this pizza for one second and think my kids ate this. They did not. Boring kids that they are, they got cheese. Friday night is homemade pizza night at our house. Those kids of mine get cheese, but I always mix it up for the mans and I. Ok, we all get […]

Bacon and Tomato Crostinis & Giveaway

Happy International Bacon Day..like the best holiday ever. I actually think bacon needs a whole month of dedication. You can’t get much more versatile than bacon. I prefer it Straight Up. Extra Crispy. I remember back in High School I would cook a pound of bacon and eat it in one sitting. True story. Back […]

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Blackberry Jam Butter Cookies & Giveaway

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These cookies…..

ARE

AMAZING.

AND

BUTTERY.

AND

LEMONY.

AND

SOFT.

Notice the all caps? Yep, they are that good.

Annnnnnd, super easy and quick to make.
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5.0 from 2 reviews
Blackberry Jam Butter Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert,cookie
Prep time: 
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Serves: 4 dozen
 
A soft and buttery cookie with jam and a hint of lemon
Ingredients
Cookie
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup Sugar
  • 1 Lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 cups, AP Flour, measure by the spoon and level method
  • ½ cup Blackberry Jam, or your favorite flavor jam
Glaze
  • 1⅓ cups Powdered Sugar
  • Lemon juice from the zested lemon(about 5-6 teaspoons)
  • 1-2 drops Yellow Food Coloring (Optional)
Instructions
Cookie
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350
  2. In a medium bowl, using and electric mixed, cream together the butter, sugar and lemon zest.
  3. Slowly incorporate the flower and beat until mixed in.
  4. Roll dough into 1 " balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. With your finger make an indention into the middle of the cookie and fill the center with about ¼ teaspoon jam.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet and transfer to a cooling rack.
Glaze
  1. When cookies are completely cooled, whisk the powdered sugar, lemon juice and yellow food coloring together.
  2. Place in a zip lock bag, snip the corner and drizzle over the cookies.
Notes
Makes about 4 dozen cookies

 

The recipe came from Our Best Bites new Cookbook….Savoring The Seasons with Our Best Bites.

The cookbook is the bomb..has over 100 scrumptious recipes…look at all my marker tags of things I want to make….

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I will totally be making this Key Lime Trifle.

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The book even has some cute kids edible crafts too..like these adorable penguins.

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Well, guess what?

FOUR of you can win this book.

FOUR winners will win the following

  • Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites Cookbook

 

GIVEAWAY RULES  ********CONTEST CLOSED**********

Contest ends Wednesday Oct 3rd, 2012 at 9 am set
Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com
Contest open to US residents only.

Main Entry
(Required)

1.) What is your favorite Cookie?

(For EACH additional entry, you must leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH ADDITIONAL entry)

2.) Like THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Facebook
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Favorite Things Thursday

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This might seem like the most ridiculous kitchen gadget ever.

Egg Rings.

But they are totally not! I use them allll the time.

I love making breakfast sandwiches and I like my egg to be nice and formed to fit on my English Muffin prefectly.

All you do is pre-heat your pan, rub a tiny bit of butter( or spray it with pan if you are healthy) on the inside of the ring, sit it in your pan and then crack the egg into the ring!

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Viola, a perfectly formed egg.

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Nice, huh?

No more flipping an egg that has spread all over the pan.

I got mine at Williams-Sonoma …but you can find them cheaper on line.

Here are a few from Amazon. Don’t you just love getting Amazon deliveries?!!

Here is a set of Standard Egg Rings
There are Square Ones.
Heart shaped ones.
One in the shape of a slice of bread
A Mickey Mouse one

**Remember, Favorite Things Thursday are NOT sponsored posts, just products I love**

Biscoff Cheesecake Pudding Cookies

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I have something to get off my chest.

I hate rude people. HATE..

Seriously, what has happened to man kind?

People are so self absorbed that they have no awareness of their surroundings or how they make people feel.

Example….

When I let someone out in traffic, I at least expect a little wave. Do I get it? 79.8 % of the time, no. Uggg, drives me crazy.

Rude people are all around.

Standing behind someone in Target, the patron doesn’t even speak to the check out person and when they get their card handed back to them ,they don’t say Thank You.

Takes one second to say Thank You. For real it does, time yourself.

Don’t even get me started on turn signals…..RUDE RUDE RUDE

Are parents not teaching manners anymore???

Ohhhh and God forbid people smile. Takes more muscles to frown than to smile you know.

Here’s a biggie…when someone emails me with a question on a recipe or such and I answer with a long explained email and then never hear back from that person….ohhhhhhhhhhhh, really?? I’m not a robot people. Can I get a “Thank you for your time.”? Pisssssses me off.

I dunno, maybe people are miserable. Can everyone be that miserable?

That’s it, so if you are a rude person…sorry we can’t be friends. I don’t do Rude.

On to cookies.

So, I had nooooo idea that pudding cookies existed.

I saw Shelly post her Oreo Pudding Cookies and also saw Maria post her  Banana Pudding Cookies…say Whaaa?

I went on the Kraft site and yes indeed..Pudding Cookies are real.

I made my own version using

a} Crushed Biscoff Cookies..like the best cookie in the world
b} Butterscotch Chips
c}Cheesecake Pudding Mix

I wasnt sure how they would turn out…but

OH

MY

GOD

They were soft, a bit chewy on the edges and AH-MAZING.

My husband made the shocking statement,

“I think these are the best cookies I have ever had.”

Them are some big words.

Sorry for all the photos..I was have a good snap shot day.

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5.0 from 1 reviews
Biscoff Cheesecake Pudding Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert,cookie
Prep time: 
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A delightfully soft and chewy cookie made with crushed up Biscoff cookies and cheesecake pudding mix.
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Table Salt
  • 1 cup Salted Butter, softened
  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup White Sugar
  • 1 box (3.4oz) Cheesecake Flavored Instant Pudding
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ cup Butterscotch Chips
  • 12 Biscoff Cookies, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt, set aside
  4. In a medium bowl,using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars.
  5. Add the pudding mix, beat until combined.
  6. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  7. Beat in flour mixture.
  8. Stir in Biscoff Cookies and butterscotch chips.
  9. Drop by 1½ -2 tablespoons onto cookie sheet 2 " apart.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes.
Notes
makes about 36 cookies

 

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Bacon Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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Ohhhh, no you don’t.

Wipe that turned up lip right off your face.

Chocolate and Bacon are totally a thing…

I swear, I saw it on the internets.

My taste testers said, the bacon flavor was not at all overpowering. Just a hint of smokiness.

They were pretty darn tasty.

Come on, be a little adventurous.

And that’s it, that’s all I got for Chocolate Covered Bacon Week.

I hope you enjoyed!

Day One- S’mores Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Day Two- Strawberry Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Day Three- Double Peanut Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Day Four- Caramel and Coconut Chocolate Covered Pretzels

And don’t forget my super helpful video on how to get your chocolate smooth when dipping your pretzel

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4.5 from 2 reviews
Bacon Chocolate Covered Pretzels
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Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
 
Bacon Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Ingredients
  • 1 10oz. Bag Pretzel Rods
  • 1 package semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 lb. Bacon, cooked crispy then crumbled
Instructions
  1. Line 1 or two baking sheets with non-stick foil.
  2. Assemble one pretzel at a time.
  3. Pour melted chocolate into a tall glass such as a pint glass.
  4. Dip pretzel in chocolate and remove the excess by twisting the pretzel rod against the side of the glass and removing at the same time (see my video).
  5. Sprinkle with bacon.
  6. Place on baking sheet and when finished with all the pretzels, place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set.
Notes
Makes 20- 25 pretzels To melt chocolate, place the chocolate chips into a microwaveable bowl, cook for 1 minute. Stir. Cook again for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue cooking for 15 second increments, stirring in-between each interval until completely melted.

Caramel and Coconut Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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No Favorite Things Thursday today.

But I have my favorite chocolate covered pretzels for you.

Theeeeeeeeeese are my favorite.

You know what they remind me of?

Samoa Girls Scout Cookies! uh-huh…they sure do.

Oh my.

Gooey caramel, chocolate and toasted coconut.

All my favorite things in one place.

It’s a happy day.

Do me a favor, if you make these, don’t be lazy and not toast the coconut.

Toasted coconut ROCKS.

If you have missed my other Chocolate Covered Pretzels..I’ve got you covered…

S’Mores Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Strawberry Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Double Peanut Chocolate Covered Pretzels

And don’t forget my video on how to get the chocolate smooth on your pretzel.

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Caramel and Coconut Chocolate Covered Pretzels
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Recipe type: dessert
Prep time: 
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Caramel and Coconut Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Ingredients
  • 1 10oz. package Pretzel Rods
  • 14 oz. package Caramel Candies(suck as Kraft Caramels), unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups shredded coconut, toasted
Instructions
  1. Line 1 or two baking sheets with non-stick foil.
  2. Assemble one pretzel at a time.
  3. Place the caramels and water into a microwave safe bowl.
  4. Microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.
  5. Pour melted chocolate into a tall glass such as a pint glass.
  6. Spread a thinish layer of caramel over the pretzel, leaving about 1½" of bear pretzel at the bottom(the part you hold).
  7. Dip pretzel in chocolate and remove the excess by twisting the pretzel rod against the side of the glass and removing at the same time (see my video).
  8. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
  9. Place on baking sheet and when finished with all the pretzels, place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set.
Notes
Makes about 20-25 Pretzel Rods. To toast coconut, spread the coconut onto a cookie sheet. Toast at 350 for about 5 minutes until golden. Stir often and keep an eye on it, it will burn quickly. To melt chocolate, place the chocolate chips into a microwaveable bowl, cook for 1 minute. Stir. Cook again for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue cooking for 15 second increments, stirring in-between each interval until completely melted.

 

Double Peanut Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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Kids are back to school.

Have yours gotten sick yet?

Both my kids have  missed a day of school.

We have already gotten the “someone in school has lice” letter.

I have heard, “Ewwww, Mom, guess who threw up in lunch.”

“There’s a kids in class who picks his nose and eats it.”

Our offspring are little Petri Dishes of nastiness.

Kids are gross.

Still hungry?

We’re on day 3 of Chocolate Covered Pretzel Week.

Did you miss any?

Day one….S’mores Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Day two…Strawberry Chocolate Covered Pretzels

These Double Peanut Chocolate Covered Pretzels were my husbands favorite.

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I’m not a big straight up peanut fan, however I can tear up some peanut butter…go figure. So, I am saving my favorite pretzel creation for tomorrow.

I took these to work and they were gobbled up like nobodies business.

Everyone loved the snap of the chocolate on the outside and the creamy peanut butter against the pretzel.

Yeah, they were a nice little treat.

Don’t forget my short video on how to get a smooth pretzel…click here.

Double Peanut Chocolate Covered Pretzels
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Recipe type: Dessert
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Double Peanut Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Ingredients
  • 1 bag Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 (10oz.) bag Pretzel Rods
  • ½ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Salted Cocktail Peanuts, Chopped
Instructions
  1. Line 1 or two baking sheets with non-stick foil.
  2. Assemble one pretzel at a time.
  3. Pour melted chocolate into a tall glass such as a pint glass.
  4. Spread a thinnish layer of peanut butter over the pretzel stick leaving about 1½ " of bear pretzel at the bottom (the part you hold)
  5. Dip pretzel in chocolate and remove the excess by twisting the pretzel rod against the side of the glass and removing at the same time (see my video).
  6. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
  7. Place on baking sheet and when finished with all the pretzels, place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set.
Notes
To melt chocolate, place the chocolate chips into a microwaveable bowl, cook for 1 minute. Stir. Cook again for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue cooking for 15 second increments, stirring in-between each interval until completely melted. Makes about 20-25 pretzels.

 

And Congrats to Marcia..You won my Smithfield Giveaway

Strawberry Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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I love love love Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

It only seemed fitting to make them in a pretzel rod form.

Not really possible to use fresh strawberries,…that would be interesting.

Soooooo, dried strawberries it is.

Hope you like these, they are tasty and pretty!

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Again, below is my video on how to get a smooth pretzel.

Did you miss yesterdays S’mores Pretzel Creation?

Click here to go to it.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Strawberry Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 25
 
Strawberry Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Ingredients
  • 1 (10oz.) Bag Pretzel Rods
  • 1 (12oz.) bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, melted
  • 2 cups Dried Strawberries, chopped
Instructions
  1. Line 1 or two baking sheets with non-stick foil.
  2. Assemble one pretzel at a time.
  3. Pour melted chocolate into a tall glass such as a pint glass.
  4. Dip a pretzel in the chocolate and remove the excess by twisting the pretzel rod against the side of the glass and removing at the same time (see my video).
  5. Sprinkle with chopped dried strawberries.
  6. Place on baking sheet and when finished with all the pretzels, place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set.
  7. Store in a sealed container.
Notes
To melt chocolate, place the chocolate chips into a microwaveable bowl, cook for 1 minute. Stir. Cook again for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue cooking for 15 second increments, stirring in-between each interval until completely melted. Makes about 20-25 pretzels.

 

S’mores Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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Welcome to the most delicious week ever!

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Week.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels have to be like the most easiest little tasty treat you can possible make.

You need pretzels, chocolate and a topping(s) if desired.

So this week I am going to be sharing FIVE different chocolate covered pretzels with you.

I hope you enjoy.

My first Chocolate Covered Pretzel is S’mores.

A layer of marshmallow fluff, covered in chocolate, and then sprinkled with mallow-bits and dusted graham cracker crumbs.

Mallow Bits

Your welcome.

I have also done a really quick video on how to get a smooth pretzel. It’s key to a pretty pretzel.


5.0 from 1 reviews
S'mores Chocolate Covered Pretzels
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Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 20
 
A S'mores Chocolate Covered Pretzel
Ingredients
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag Pretzel Rods
  • 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff, warmed
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, melted
  • 2 cups Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits
  • ½ Graham Cracker, crumbs
Instructions
  1. Line 1 or 2 baking sheets with non stick foil.
  2. Assemble one pretzel at a time.
  3. Spread a thinish layer of fluff over the pretzel, leaving about 1½" of the pretzel uncovered at one end (the end where you will hold the pretzel).
  4. Pour melted chocolate into a tall glass such as a pint glass.
  5. Dip a pretzel in the chocolate and remove the excess by twisting the pretzel rod against the side of the glass and removing at the same time (see my video).
  6. Sprinkle with the mallow bits and graham cracker crumbs.
  7. Place on baking sheet and when finished with all the pretzels, place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set.
  8. Store in a sealed container.
Notes
To warm the fluff, place it into a microwaveable bowl and cook for 15 seconds. To melt chocolate, place the chocolate chips into a microwaveable bowl, cook for 1 minute. Stir. Cook again for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue cooking for 15 second increments, stirring in-between each interval until completely melted. Makes about 20 pretzel rods.

 

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Favorite Things Thursday

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If you bake and frost cakes, you CAN NOT be without a Revolving Cake Stand.

I believe it is KEY to a lovely looking cake.

Really, do you want to stop piping a beautiful border just to adjust your cake you have sitting on the counter?

Nope.

I love mine.

I have the Aetco 612 Revolving Cake Stand.

It might be a little pricy for some, but it looks cool, its HEAVY with a cast iron base and turns on a dime.

Looks kinda retro-y. I love that.

There are more affordable options out there. They tend to be lighter and made from plastic.

Wilton Trim and Turn
Fat Daddios Low Profile

**Remember, Favorite Things Thursday are NOT sponsored posts, just products I LOVE**

Easy White Pizza with Sausage

Easy Sausage Pizza

Don’t look at this pizza for one second and think my kids ate this.

They did not.

Boring kids that they are, they got cheese.

Friday night is homemade pizza night at our house.

Those kids of mine get cheese, but I always mix it up for the mans and I.

Ok, we all get that I’m weird…a bit off…so I’m just gonna come out and say it…..

I don’t like red sauce on my pizza.

I mean, sure I’ll eat it and all..I’ll eat anything you put in-font of me.  But I prefer a white pizza.

Mix up a ricotta mixture with some spices and olive oil, slather it on the crust, top with random things..mmmmmm.

Also, I’m not a big Italian Sausage person either.  ewww.

Well, Johnsonville sent me some coupons for their new Chicken Sausage.

I had the 3 Cheese Italian Sausage.

Ohhh, lord have mercy it was good. Like super good.

I only cooked one to slice and put on my pizza. But after I tasted it, I cooked up two more so the hubby and I could munch on them while the pizzas were cooking.

I have been cheating lately and using Flatbread Pizza Crust. My fav is Stonefire.

If you have a good recipe using Johnsonville Sausage, go enter it into their Classic Cookoff Contest

Easy White Pizza with Sausage
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Recipe type: main,dinner
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
 
An easy white homemade pizza.
Ingredients
  • 1 Thin Pizza Crust
  • 2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¾ cup Ricotta Cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon Coarse Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Rosemary
  • 8 oz block Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, sliced thin
  • ¼ Small Red Onion, sliced thin
  • 1 Johnsonville Italian 3 Cheese Chicken Sausage, cooked and sliced
  • 6 Basil Leaves, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Place the pizza crust on a baking sheet.
  3. Brush with olive oil.
  4. In a bowl, mix together ricotta, salt, pepper and rosemary.
  5. Spread ricotta mixture over pizza crust.
  6. Top with mozzarella cheese,tomatoes,onion,sausage and basil.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bottom of crust is crispy.

 

Bacon and Tomato Crostinis & Giveaway

Saint Andre - Bacon and Tomato Crostinis

Happy International Bacon Day..like the best holiday ever.

I actually think bacon needs a whole month of dedication.

You can’t get much more versatile than bacon.

I prefer it Straight Up. Extra Crispy.

I remember back in High School I would cook a pound of bacon and eat it in one sitting.

True story.

Back to the tasty and easy appetizers.

Cook up some bacon, broil some tomatoes and shallots, spread some Sainte Andre Cheese on some crusty bread..and you’ve got yourself one tasty bite!

I think these beauties need a close up.

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4.5 from 12 reviews
Bacon and Tomato Crostinis
Author: 
Recipe type: Appetizer
 
A quick and easy appetizer.
Ingredients
  • 12 1" slices French Bread, about ¾ of a 9oz. loaf
  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • ⅛ cup + 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Balsamic Glaze
  • 1 Shallot Bulb, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Coarse Kosher Salt
  • 7 oz. Sainte Andre Cheese, at room temperature
  • 8 oz. Smithfield Bacon, cooked and crumbled
Instructions
  1. Adjust your oven rack to the top, directly under the broiler.
  2. Heat your oven to broil.
  3. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together tomatoes, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil,balsamic glaze, salt and pepper.
  5. Place the tomatoes onto the baking sheet.
  6. Broil for 8-10 minutes or until the tomatoes begin to blister and pop. Stir every couple minutes.
  7. Change your oven to bake at 350.
  8. Place the bread onto a baking sheet.
  9. Brush the bread with the remaining ⅛ cup olive oil.
  10. Place in the oven and bake for about 5 minutes or until crusty.
  11. While the bread is still warm, spread 1 teaspoon of Sainte Andre cheese on each slice.
  12. Evenly distribute the tomato mixture over the bread slices and top with bacon.
Notes
Makes 12 slices.

 

In celebration of International Bacon Day, Smithfield Bacon would like to offer one of my readers a fun prize pack

One reader will win

A Smithfield Bacon Cooler
Smithfield Pouch Pack Bacon
Smithfield Hometown Bacon
I Love Bacon Koozie
$50 in Smithfield Coupons

Contest Rules

*******************CONTEST CLOSED*************************

 

Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com on Wednesday September 12, 2012 at 9 am EST
Contest open to US residents ONLY

Main Entry

(Required)

1.) How do you like your bacon cooked? Regular or crispy?

(For EACH additional entry, you must leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH ADDITIONAL entry)

2.) Like THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on Facebook
3.) Follow THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE on twitter
4.) Tweet using this..Go visit @HungryHousewife for a Smithfield Bacon GIVEAWAY http://tinyurl.com/c85ddnf
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6.) Subscribe to THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE via email.
7.) Like Smithfield on Facebook

And there you have it, a total of 7 entries for you.

 

Also, stop by Smithfields Facebook page for a nice little coupon!

Annnnddddd, since It’s International Bacon Day, I thought I would share some bacon inspired things.

Bacon Air Freshener
Bacon Band-Aids
Bacon Lip Balm
Bacon Tube Socks
Bacon Gift Wrap
Bacon Chocolate Bar
Bacon Neck Tie
Bacon Jam
Bacon Chemistry Shirt
Footloose  (oh come on, now thats funny)
Bacon iPhone Case 
Bacon Bumper Sticker