Semi-Homemade Pepperoni Pizza




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Semi-Homemade Pepperoni Pizza
 Pizza has always been one of my favorites. It’s true what they say! “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” This is very true because my son loves pizza as well! I got the kiddos to help me with this recipe because they love pizza, and pizza is such a fun thing to make if you are teaching your kids how to cook. I love knowing that when I make this recipe, there will be none of the “I don’t want this!” arguments regarding what we are going to eat! Another fun idea is to serve this pizza with a mini salad bad. You can give everyone in your family a small bowl of lettuce and let them make their own yummy salad! I try to keep it simple by just laying out cheese, croutons, vegetables and a few salad dressings. These are the types of meals that I love serving to my kiddo! It allows him to use his own creativity in the kitchen. I also love to make this pizza when he has his friends over!
Pizza is kind of a big deal in our home! We normally have pizza once a week, but my favorite is this homemade pizza. I love the simplicity of this recipe. The crust is made from frozen bread dough which makes this recipe a lot easier. Although, you do still have to wait for the dough to rise. You can do this by putting the dough in the fridge overnight, and then lay the dough into a greased bowl, cover, and sit in a warm place to allow it to rise. You want the dough to double in size before you begin working with it. To take this pizza to the next level, I’ve added a thin layer of garlic butter. I like to apply this garlic butter mixture a few times while the pizza is cooking. And, once the pizza is finished cooking, I add one more layer of this buttery, garlic goodness to the pizza. I’ve been told by a few people that my pizza is the best and that I should deliver. I’m a little embarrassed to share this recipe as I feel some people may laugh when they realize that I am not spending all day in the kitchen when I made these pizzas. That’s how truly simple this recipe is! Now, you can add any toppings that you would like for this, but I thought a traditional pepperoni pizza was in order. Keep in mind when making this pizza that you don’t have to stick with just pepperoni as a topping! I’ve added toppings such as bacon, cheese steaks, peppers, and onions. Make it yours!
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Pizza Sticks





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Pizza Reimagined and Kid Approved! 

Hi Everyone! Do your kids love pizza as much as my little guy does? We all know it can be a struggle (sometimes war) to get our children to eat at times. Well, fear no more, Pizza Sticks are here! I was at the store one day looking for a fun and simple snack to throw together for Logan and his friends after school and I decided to try creating pizza sticks. What a huge hit! I bought some basic biscuit dough, a few ingredients, and the rest was history. The recipes will be provided below for you guys to try.

I love these pizza sticks because they are so easy to make; from the package to your kid’s mouth in about 30 minutes. Not only is this inventive take on pizza easy for all you parents out there, you can also make them as nutritious as you want. I made mine using the traditional pizza ingredients (pepperoni, cheese, and pizza sauce). However, feel free to experiment with these fun snack sticks by sneaking some veggies in them; your kids may be so entranced by the gooey cheese and warm carbs they overlook the broccoli! In addition to bringing a smile to your kid’s faces, you will also be the star of the neighborhood if you serve these tasty little wonders as an after-school snack!

So, get ready for a no stress, foolproof, and undeniable delicious snack. Oh, and I should warn you to be prepared for the onslaught of kids knocking at your door to chow down on these amazing pizza sticks! Do you guys have a favorite after-school snack that your children go crazy for and is super simple to make? If so, please post below in the comments.

Now, Let’s get snack-a-lackin’!

Roll dough out so edges are even. Use a pizza roller to cut into 12 squares and stuff each square with your favorite pizza fillings. I used mozzarella sticks and pepperoni.

Pizza sticks 1

Next, roll dough over toppings and fold ends under. It should look something like this.

Pizza sticks 2

 Brush tops of pizza sticks with butter garlic mixture and bake as directed on package. (For a little extra goodness sprinkle top with parmesan cheese.)

Pizza sticks 3

Give the cheese a few minutes to cool down and serve with pizza sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

Biscuit dough pizza sticks FINAL





33 Must Try Pizza Recipes

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This weekend spice up pizza night by trying one of these 33 Must Try Pizza Recipes. Each recipe is so unique and so delicious that I am sure you will have no trouble finding the perfct pizza for you and your family! Pizza has always been one of my favorite foods so, as you can imagine, it was difficult for me to do this round up without drooling. But thankfully I managed ( * Wipes drool off of key board).

Not only do I love pizza, but so does one of my best blogger buds, Missi Perez @ Life is poppin. I wanted to give a quick shout out to this gal. She has been such a blessing to me this past year and a half on my blogging journey. She has pretty much been my mentor. I know I can not only count on her for help with my blog but also for a good laugh and shoulder (computer?) to cry on when needed. So make sure to go check out Life is Poppin, you will just love Missi! =)
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1.) Mac & Cheese BBQ Chicken Pizza – Thrifty Jinxy

2.) Three Cheese Pesto & Spinach Pizza – Peas & Crayons

3.) Garlicky Flatbread Pizza with beets ( Beetza!) – Peas & Crayons

4.) Roasted Garlic & Pesto Chicken Flatbread – The Wicked Noodle

5.) Caramelized Balsamic Onion & Gruyere Flatbread – The Wicked Noodle

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6.) Cilantro Lime Chicken Flatbread Recipe w/ Mango & Roasted Jalapeno – The Wicked Noodle

7.) Margherita Naan Pizza – Eat. Thrive. Glow

8.) Veggie Bread Pizza for Toddlers – The Woman Talk

9.) Garlic Bread Pizza – Budget Girl

10.) Homemade Pizza Balls – Kids Activity Blog

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11.) Ridiculously Delicious Pizza made at Home – Kids Activity Blog

12.) Cheesy Chicken Texas Toast Pizza – All She Cooks

13.) Holy Mother of Meatball Pizza – All She Cooks

14.) Gold Fish Pizza – Totally the Bomb

15.) Portobello- Arugula Naan Pizza – Mashed up Mom

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16.) Individual Breakfast Pizza – The Worktop

17.) BBQ Chicken, bacon & Cilantro Pizza – Sidewalk Shoes

18.)Huevos Rancheros Mexican Breakfast Pizza – Two Healthy Kitchens

19.)Roasted Eggplant & Feta Cheese – Vegetarian Gourmet

20.)BBQ Chicken Pizza – Become a coupon queen

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21.) Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Piza – Cook Crave Inspire

22.) French Bread Pizza Bites – Two Kids and a Coupon

23.) Alfredo Chicken Pizza – Ashley Marie

24.) Chicken Fajita Pizza – Ashley Marie

25.) Mini Barbecue Pizza – Sugar Spice & Family Life

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26.) Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza – Sugar Spice & Family Life

27.) White Clam Pizza – Upstate Ramblings

28.)Pizza Cresent Bites – Do- it- Yourself Danielle

29.) Grilled Pepperoni Pizza Sandwich – Saving Dollars & Sense

30.) Margherita Pizza – My Heavenly Recipes

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31.) Pizza Monkey Bread – Freebie Finding Mom

32.) Pretzel Pizza – Baking Beauty

33.) Pesto Pizza – Burlap Kitchen

Deep Fried Pizza Tortellinis

pizza tortellinis


* Warning: these are very addicting.

Ingredients: 

1 – bag cheese tortellini’s

1 – Cup breadcrumbs ( I used plain)

2 – eggs

1 -Cup Mozzarella cheese

10-15 pepperonis ( diced into small pieces OR you could buy a pack of the mini pepperonis)

Directions:

* I use a deep frying pan to fry these. Make sure your oil is hot enough before you put your tortellini’s in or they will get soggy. I have never used a deep fryer for these but it could be done that way, as well.

Thaw tortellini in the fridge overnight. In a small bowl add eggs and beat. In a second bowl add breadcrumbs. Use a fork to dip the tortellini in the egg, and then into the bread crumbs. Once they are well coated in bread crumbs, carefully place them into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown. Drain them on a plate that has been lined with paper towels. Throw the paper towel away and place the tortellini into a small oven safe bowl. Top the tortellini with cheese and pepperoni and put them in the oven under the broiler. Boil until cheese melts. This doesn’t take long at all so  watch them carefully. Take tortellini out and serve with warmed pizza sauce (  I warm mine in the microwave). Enjoy.


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