Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pizza Rolls

I saw this recipe on pinterest and finally made it a few weeks ago. It's a fun change from making regular pizza and it's easier to serve. When I made it from this one large pizza crust recipe it made 12 rolls.

Preheat oven to 450 while your dough is rising.

Roll out pizza dough into large rectangle. Use pizza cutter to cut the dough into 12 squares. Place a cube of mozzarell cheese on each square (I have shredded in the pictures but have since used cubes because it is easier). Place two slices of pepperoni on top of each cheese cube. Fold corners of the dough up and pinch the seams together. Place each roll, seam down, into a lightly greased casserole dish (little smaller than 9X13). Brush the rolls with melted butter and sprinkle with garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. Bake at 450 for approximately 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and dough is fully cooked (brush with more melted butter, optional). Prepare pizza sauce. Serve rolls with pizza dipping sauce.

Serve with pizza sauce on the side.

How I make my pizza sauce:
1 small can tomato sauce
2 tsp oregano
1.5 tsp Italian seasoning
1/8 tsp garlic salt

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mr and Mrs Mugs (wedding gift idea)

A friend of ours recently got married and I made these mugs for a present. I used mugs from Dollar Tree and pebeo porcelaine paint which is really easy to work with and forgiving. I bought it at Michael's and it has lasted for many projects. You can fix small mistakes with a toothpick or q-tip or big mistakes with water and a paper towel. It's never permanent until you bake it. You let it dry for 24 hrs and then bake it in the oven at 300 degrees for 35 minutes. Use a good quality fine paint brush.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Ham Salad

This is a perfect way to use up leftover ham from a holiday dinner that you have been saving in the freezer for a long time (a situation I found myself in this week). My mom always buys the really good kind from the Amish meat market when she comes to town but making it at home is really easy and tastes the same.

2 and 1/2 cups ham, chopped fine in food processor (I got this much out of three thick slices)
6 T mayo
1-2 T sweet relish

Ham doesn't need to be completely thawed before chopping, in fact a little frozen is good because then your salad will be nice and cold. Mix ingredients and serve on wheat bread sandwiches or on crackers. Feel free to adjust ratios based on your own taste.