Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

This recipe is in my infamous ward cookbook and it's actually from a good friend of mine, who I know is a great cook. So, tonight I gave it a try and it's my new FAV!
I'm all about a pizza without red sauce, so this was a perfect for me.

3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. water
3 tsp. yeast
3 tsp. sugar

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 c. warm water. (Sprinkle the 3 tsp. sugar on top of yeast to help activate.) Mix dry ingredients together. When the yeast has activated, stir in remaining 1 c. cold water, add yeast & dry ingredients together. Knead dough for 10-15 minutes until elastic. Roll out to fit a greased cookie sheet or pizza pan.

3 cloves garlic
1/4 c. olive oil
1/3 c. ranch dressing
2 c. mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 c. cooked chicken, diced
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

additional options:
1 med. onion, sliced
mushrooms, sliced
1 tomato, diced

Mix garlic and olive oil together, brush over the entire pizza dough (even the crust). Spread ranch dressing over the dough (but not the edges). Sprinkle on 3/4 of the cheeses. Layer your toppings, then sprinkle the remaining cheese. Bake @ 425 degrees for 10-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

** I used the bag of 'Italian Blend' cheese, and it was delicious. I also used the crumbled fresh bacon from Costco, and reduced fat ranch dressing.

We all LOVED it... hope you do too!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Corned Beef

Hi Ladies....

In case any of you are into having a "St. Patrick's Day meal" I thought I'd pass on this recipe for corned beef. I sampled it at the grocery store today and I thought it was quite tasty. They sold me on it!

Glazed Corned Beef:
1 corned beef brisket (3-4 lbs.), trimmed
1 med. onion, sliced
1/4 C. butter, cubed
2/3 C. ketchup
2 T. prepared mustard
1 celery rib, sliced
1 C. packed brown sugar
1/3 C. white vinegar
2 tsp. prepared horseradish

Place corned beef & seasoning packet (do all corned beefs come with a seasoning packet???? The one I bought did) in large oven roaster; cover with water. Add onion and celery; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Drain and discard liquid and vegetables. Place beef on a greased rack in a shallow roasting pan; set aside. Melt butter over medium heat, stir in remaining ingredients. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Brush over beef. Bake, uncovered at 350 for 25 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Anyway....thought I'd share in case you're interested.