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These rustic pizzettes full of spring flavors are easy to make with leftover dough, veggies and cheese.MORE+LESS-

1/2

can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pizza Crust Thin (double recipe if using entire crust)

2

tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

2

cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1/2

cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

1/2

bunch asparagus, rinsed and ends trimmed

1

tablespoon fresh chives

1

pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

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  • 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet.

  • 2

    Add the shallots and saute until soft and starting to brown, 4 minutes.

  • 3

    Add the asparagus and peas. Saute until they are bright green in color and crisp-tender, another 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  • 4

    Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut into 4 equal squares. Lightly brush each square with the remaining oil. Sprinkle half the cheese over each crust. Top with asparagus spears, shallots and peas. Sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves.

  • 5

    Transfer to lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

  • 6

    Serve garnished with the remaining parmesan and chives.

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More About This Recipe

  • We've all been there. At least once. And sometimes we have a feeling it's going to happen. Like some little squeaky voice in our gut just lets us know. But other times it hits us upside the head like a yellow foam Nerf bat, minus the yellow foam Nerf part. I'm talking about: A kitchen fail.Being a food blogger, there are two types of kitchen fails for me. Ones that maybe sort of fail but it still tastes totes pimp and you can garnish it with this or that, trim up an edge, position it to see only the purty sides. And then there are the ones that send you straight to the self-esteem camp sign up forms, and then back to bed. With a bottle of red wine.I'M KIDDING, YOU GUYS.It would be a bottle of white wine.So yeah, Weidner kitchen fail of spring just happened. I had this way tubular idea to use thin crust pizza dough in place of a QUICHE CRUST. Cute, right? And I was going to make mini pizza quiches in little muffin tins for all the world to see and enjoy. And then my whole life fell apart like a scene in an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie and things were burning and exploding and sticking and there were car chases and collapsing buildings and my hair fell out.You feel me.So, I had some leftover Pillsbury™ pizza dough (thank the ponies) and a bunch of spring veggies (thank the baby puppies) so my noggin cranked into overdrive because my stomach was eating my head and I was about to pass out.And then we had these gawgeous rustic spring pizzettes!Being a failure rules!And we have half a dough ball from Pillsbury™ (don't laugh) some peas, asparagus, shallots, garlic, some herbies, oil and cheese. There we have it. True love.

The special and extremely delicious trick to this pie is the use of a very thin biscuit crust instead of one made of pastry dough.

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Recipe Summary

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 ½ cups ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces feta cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ pound ham slices
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • ½ (16 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry
  • 1 egg

Mix flour, cornmeal, and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat 2 eggs with 3 tablespoons cold water stir into flour mixture until dough holds together. Add another tablespoon water if needed. Shape 2/3 of the dough into flattened round repeat with remaining 1/3. Wrap. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or until firm enough to roll.

In another bowl, combine ricotta cheese, crumbled feta, Parmesan cheese, 1 egg, parsley, basil, and oregano until well blended.

Have an 8 or 9 inch springform pan ready. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the larger portion of dough into a 15 inch diameter circle. Carefully place in ungreased pan press lightly against bottom and sides. Trim overhanging dough to 1 inch from pan rim.

Scatter half of the mozzarella over the bottom of the crust. Next arrange half the ham slices in an even layer. Spread with ricotta cheese mixture, then sprinkle with spinach. Cover with the remaining ham slices. Press down gently to pack layers. Add red peppers in a single layer, and top with the remaining mozzarella. Press down again.

Roll out remaining dough to 8 or 9 inch circle. Place over filling to cover. Moisten edges, and seal crusts together. Crimp or flute edges. Crust should not extend above pan rim. Beat remaining egg, and brush over the crust. Cut several small vents in top crust for steam to escape.

Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until crust is deep golden brown and pulls away from sides. Cool in pan on wire rack 45 minutes. Remove pan sides cool completely. Cut into 12 wedges. Serve at room temperature.


These 15 Savory Galette Recipes Are Like Homemade *Hot Pockets*

More rustic than a pie or tart, galettes are the kind of no-fuss pastry that's just *perf* for a newbie baker — or anyone who's just not that keen on handling dough. Just roll, fold, and bake in 20 minutes you'll have yourself a dish that may or may not remind us of homemade Hot Pockets. Here are 15 galette recipes that will have you making pastry like a pro, even if you've never touched a rolling pin before.

Heirloom Tomato Galette With Honey and Thyme

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Zucchini and Heirloom Tomato Galette With Garlic Yogurt Sauce

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Ricotta, Potato, and Spring Pea Galette

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Rustic Goat Cheese, Chorizo & Mushrooms Galette

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Rustic Prosciutto and Kale Galette

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Vegan + Gluten-Free Heirloom Tomato Galette With Dill Cashew-Cream

Thanks to a flakey brown-rice flour crust and luscious cashew-cream “cheese,” this galette is sure to become the go-to for any GF peeps in the house. (via Black, White, Vivid)

Caramelized Leeks, Shallots, and Pancetta Galette

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Herbed Tomato Galette With Parmesan Crust

This galette bakes up extra crispy in a cast iron skillet, and the tangy Parmesan crust is divine. (via Culinary Ginger)

Spicy Sweet Potato Galette With Broccoli, Bacon, and Balsamic Reduction

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Bourbon Gouda & Smoked Ham Galette With Brandied Cherries

If there’s any better taste trio than cheese, pork, and whiskey we haven’t seen it yet. Seriously, you had us at *Gouda.* (via Grilled Cheese Social)

Savory Mushroom Tart Recipe With Shallots & Rosemary

Shallots, mushrooms, and Gruyere cheese are a French cooking classic with good (read: tasty) reason. (via A Side of Sweet)

Savory Galette — Beef, Peppers, and Leeks

This savory galette is hearty enough to please even the staunchest carnivores in your crowd. (via That Other Cooking Blog)

Spinach and Artichoke Galette

This baby is like everyone’s fave spinach-artichoke dip, baked into a pie. (via Half Baked Harvest)

Sausage Galette With Zucchini, Ricotta, and Sage

When it comes to savory flavors, sausage and sage are a dynamic duo. (via White on Rice Couple)

Leek and Potato Galette With Pistachio Crust

Adding pulsed pistachios to this crust is pure GENIUS! When all that nutty dough crisps up in the oven, the sight, smell, and taste will have everyone within a 10-mile radius swooning. (via Bon Appetit)

A Decadent Rich Fettuccine Boscaiola

An Irresistibly Creamy Combination of Bacon and Mushroom, becoming the always popular Fettuccine Boscaiola.

Back to cooking.

Wow it has some time since my last post and I do apologise, but I have got some cracking recipes coming up so please stay tuned. We will be kick starting this return with a Fettuccine Boscaiola. An oldie but a goodie.

What a sauce.

This is one of the easiest recipes, but don’t let its simplicity fool you. Boscaiola is a rich thick creamy sauce bursting with flavour. If you have made this before then continue reading because I am going to give you some tips to really bring out the flavour in your Boscaiola sauce. If you are new to making a Boscaiola sauce, then wow are you in for a treat.

Tips to making a great Boscaiola sauce.

  • Boscaiola uses minimal ingredients so its important to really cook them out in order to bring out its flavour.
  • Onion is key with this sauce. It’s important to really cook out the onion at the beginning. Then at the end I like to add some fresh spring onion or chives. That onion flavour with the bacon and cream is unbeatable, and it add a burst of green to the plate.
  • Bacon is one of the stars of this dish so you really want to cook out that bacon, really make sweat until it just starts to caramelise.
  • Same goes with the mushrooms really let them sweat in the pan to release it juices, although be careful not to overcook these.
  • Remember to use the same pan throughout the cooking process without cleaning it because this is where the best flavour comes from.
  • Allow you cream to reduce, no one wants a bowl of sloppy cream.

This sauce goes with everything.

Fettuccine Boscaiola is one the most popular ways to use this sauce. But to be honest it goes well with so many things. Firstly you can use any type of pasta to make this even a nice ravioli or tortellini will go great. Now you can also use this with meat, but a really popular combination is chicken. Some nice grilled chicken with this sauce on top, ohh yeah that’s good stuff. I’d love to hear some of the combination you have used, feel free to share in the comment section below.

If you have enjoyed this post, tried this recipe or any of my other recipes, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below, I would love to hear from you.


25 Stunning Rustic Wedding Ideas Your Big Day Can't Be Without

From your wedding dress to the wedding decorations and everything in between, planning your nuptials is no easy feat (and staying within budget is another story). But if you're searching for the best rustic wedding ideas, including cozy centerpieces and dreamy cakes, we're here to help. Each rustic wedding DIY is just as stunning as the next&mdashand they're so easy to borrow for your own big day.

Your wedding desserts deserve an equally sumptuous display. That's where this oversized trellis-turned-swing comes in to play, with a sturdy rope and platform to safely store the sweet treats.

Make the wedding food or booze station a striking focal point with a barrel base and wood slab top. Toss in a few wood crates and a garland of greenery to dress up the fixture.

Go above and beyond string lights with a set of hanging lanterns. When paired with delicate greenery, this mismatched set adds an instantly cozy feel to the wedding reception tablescape.


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Eggplant and Asparagus Napoleons

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Asparagus with Roasted Red Peppers

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Roasted Asparagus

Tyler roasts asparagus at a higher oven temperature than you might be used to &mdash all you need is 10 minutes for his perfectly roasted asparagus.

Chicken and Asparagus Crepes

Asparagus, shallots and herbs are cooked in chicken broth to serve as both a sauce and a side in this dressed-up shortcut dish made with store-bought crepes and rotisserie chicken.

Steamed Asparagus

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Asparagus and Corn Fritters

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Asparagus with Prosciutto and Pickled Shallots

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Asparagus with Serrano Ham

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Asparagus Fries

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Asparagus and Bread Soup with Pancetta

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Lemon-Herb Asparagus Crostini

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Asparagus with Mustard Hollandaise

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Tempura Asparagus

The tastiest way to eat veggies? Fry them up! Coat each asparagus stalk in the batter and fry in batches in hot vegetable oil until crisp. Crunchy and tender &mdash almost like vegging out on French fries.

Mushroom Barley and Roasted Asparagus Salad

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Asparagus Frittata

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White Bean and Asparagus Salad

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Openly Crabby

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Greek Lamb Pie With Rice And Spring Greens

This rustic, old-fashioned Lamb Pie is a traditional recipe deriving from Greek mountainside towns. Where the temperature is a bit cooler and old grannies are true masters of pie-making.

If you were to travel to the Northern parts of Greece, and were able to visit small local villages, you would be able to taste any pie you can imagine. The ones that really stand out and are really popular all around Greece, are meat pies like this Lamb Pie and also greens pie like Spanakopita.

And of course, most of them made with homemade phyllo. But let me tell you a bit more about our pie here.

It’s a healthy and filling pie, cooked along with rice and spring greens. The flavor is similar to that of Easter lamb. Because for one, it is made with lamb (obviously) and for two it is flavored with Chervil which has an almost identical flavor to that of fennel greens that we use to stuff the belly of the Easter lamb.

In Greece, we use the fennel fronds mostly, which look exactly like fresh dill, instead of the fennel bulb itself. They’re strong-flavored, very aromatic, and easy to use, inside soups and stews, or like in this case inside pies, just like you use any other aromatic herb.

So if you can’t find fresh Chervil in your area, use fennel greens instead. And if you can’t find fennel greens, just use some very finely chopped fennel. Or simply use dill if you don’t want that strong fennel flavor inside your pie.

Other greens inside this pie are collard greens, spring onions, and leek.

As for the phyllo, in this recipe it’s homemade, using semolina flour. This makes the pie a really rustic and ultra crunchy one. It’s the original flour used in making phyllo for savory pies. Semolina flour or Durum wheat flour is what we call in Greece ‘Horiatiko alevri’ which translates to village flour. And it’s the one that is used to make traditional Greek bread.

So I highly recommend trying it out. And don’t worry about the phyllo-making. All you have to do is make two large phyllo’s, place them in the pan, add the filling, and then overlap the edges over the pie. So you don’t have to make a number of phyllo’s or many layers.


57 Breathtaking Ideas for Spring Centerpieces and Table Decorations

There's no better way to set the scene for spring than with a colorful tablescape. These stunning ideas for spring centerpieces and table decorations will surprise and delight your dinner guests all season long. Plus, they're unbelievably easy and inexpensive to DIY. Whether a fun flower arrangement in an unexpected vessel or a simple place setting, these creative crafts are the best way to celebrate spring in style.

With a Mason jar, baby's breath, and butterfly stickers, this spring centerpiece truly couldn't look more cheerful if it tried.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.

This vibrant table runner brings the best of both worlds&mdashdelicate flowers and sweet fruit. Add a bit of greenery to unify the natural look.


Hurrah, it's spring. If you're anything like us, by the time the end of winter arrives, you're probably so over root vegetables instead, you're looking forward to the fresh, bright produce associated with the start of spring. One of the very best ways to usher in this new season? By enjoying a slew of seasonal salads, like the Potato, Snap Pea, and Pea-Tendril Salad that's pictured here.

Our guide to making the best spring salads&mdashstarring arugula, Bibb lettuce, Boston lettuce, mache, mesclun, and tender dandelion greens&mdashis just what you need for mealtime inspiration. While these leafy greens are available year-round, they thrive in the cooler weather of spring and fall, so we look forward to using them in springtime salads with accents of asparagus, radishes, peas, and other in-season produce. When you buy spring salad greens, look for leaves that are bright and fresh looking. Always choose crisp lettuces that are free of blemishes. At home, lettuce should be washed and thoroughly dried in a salad spinner to remove any excess moisture. Refrigerate washed-and-dried greens in a reusable produce bag or airtight plastic bag for three to five days.

If you're looking for a salad worthy of main-dish status, consider our colorful Market Salad with Poached Chicken. A market salad is exactly what you'd expect: a dish made using only what is fresh at the market. This springtime take features crisp endive, blushing watermelon radishes, and a tart lemon dressing. But we're also highlighting spring grain salads like our Crispy Grain Salad with Peas and Mint, which uses quinoa and millet along with tender spring greens and peas, or a verdant take on the classic rice salad with asparagus, peas, and basil. It's a wonderful make-ahead dish and one that's easy to transport for potlucks or parties.

The last category of spring salads that you'll find here are simple vegetable sides packed with seasonal flavors. Whether you choose to pair Bibb lettuce with crisp radishes or arugula with fennel and pine nuts, you'll find that every recipe here is fresh, light, and crisp&mdashjust what we all need after a winter of soups and stews.

Embrace this collection of spring salad recipes as a way to make the most of seasonal produce and welcome all the fresh flavors to come.


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    The second part is not very ...

  3. Tahn

    Between us, in my opinion, this is obvious. I will not speak on this topic.



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