My family and I love pizza from Pizza Hut, but it’s been a long time since we’ve had it since it can be a bit of a budget-buster.
When this recipe for a Pizza Hut pan pizza knock-off showed up on Pinterest a few weeks ago, I immediately added it to my list of food to try.
It was extremely easy to put together, and though I balked at the thought of using 3 oz of oil per pan (it’s a lot of oil!) I did it anyway.
The nutritional info at the bottom of the recipe nearly gave me a heart attack by itself, and I didn’t see it until after I’d already made the pizza. Keep in mind, however, that the recipe states this is enough for four people. I fed five people with the three pizzas, and still had leftovers. I served it with a side salad loaded with veggies, so that helps fill you up alongside the pizza.
I don’t have three round cake pans so I used one pie plate, which worked well.
The sauce was also a breeze, though I wouldn’t say it was a Pizza Hut clone.
This is a really fun one for kids to help out with, and has been added to our dinner list. A definite keeper! Continue reading →
Today I made Greek yogurt! Actually, the process started about 24 hours ago, but I finished it up today and am waiting for it to chill in the fridge.
Yogurt is one of those things I’ve never really considered being able to make at home. Like cheese, or even soap, it’s something I’ve just always assumed you buy, why on Earth would you try making it yourself? (For the record, I have made my own soap, and it’s definitely more fun than buying it!) Continue reading →
I don’t like a lot of clutter on my kitchen counters — if it means cramming stuff into cupboards so I have a nice clear counter top, then I’ll find a way to do it!
I count cleaning supplies in the list of things that I don’t like to see. However, dish soap is one of those necessities that you don’t want to have to keep reaching under the sink for, especially in a household with several people.
So, about eight years ago we were on vacation to visit my husband’s family and went to World Market for a few minutes so someone could pick something up. I found this cute oil dispenser and, having seen the idea in a magazine previously, bought it for about $2 and packed it in my suitcase.
I was afraid it wouldn’t work too well for a more viscous fluid like dish soap (as opposed to the oil it was intended for), but it does a good job. Every once in a while the spout will get a bit of soap build up, and that’s easy enough to fix by letting it soak in a bowl of warm water or running it under the faucet for a minute.
It is glass, so wet little hands should be supervised while trying to use it.
I’ve posted before about my new favorite holiday decoration, my “table jar.” It’s a large glass jar I picked up at Walmart for $4 along with a cheap candle. I fill it with something holiday- or season-specific each month and stick it on my dining table.
I found this idea quite awhile ago and then pinned it to one of my own boards (mmm, food ideas!), then promptly neglected to make them. However I love oatmeal and I love muffins so the idea of having portable oatmeal to grab and go in the morning was appealing.
The recipe can be found over here and it’s ridiculously easy – no fussiness which is good for me since I’m not a fussy kind of baker. I left out the walnuts because I’m not a fan and I used the suggested dried cranberries which I love.
An added bonus is that it’s super easy clean-up as well. I don’t always mind a big production for good food but there’s definitely something to be said for making something that allows you to wash everything up before it’s even halfway done baking.
I had one to eat once they had cooled enough and it was pretty tasty. The inside was spongier than I had expected but I guess that’s because there’s no flour, or maybe it’s from the lack of walnuts. It certainly wasn’t off-putting, just a slightly different texture than your average muffin.
Overall it really did taste just like a bowl of yummy oatmeal would, and I’ll make them again. Next time I might experiment and use a mix of the cranberries and some chocolate chips. Hopefully the kids will enjoy them as much as I did; if so they can take one each for a snack at recess and I’ll bring one to work to eat at my desk before my shift starts.