Making your own homemade pizza dough from scratch is easy peasy! With just a few ingredients and a little time you could have a delicious base for pizza. This basic pizza dough recipe will make you forget about delivery!
Weekend Eats, Game Day Treats & Apps
A delicious assortment of easy, tasty recipes perfect for weekend eats, get-togethers or game day! There's a Spinach Artichoke Dip, Oven Baked Curry Wings, Chipotle Hummus and more - something to please everyone and get the party started!
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers with Arugula Lime Sauce
I love a traditional beef burger as much as the next person, but sometimes I want something a little different, a little lighter, and a bit more healthy. These Black Bean & Sweet Potato Burgers with Arugula-Lime Sauce are so tasty that you won’t even miss the meat! They are loaded with spices and are low in the fat department. If you omit the feta cheese, it would not only be vegetarian, but vegan. You can simply replace the feta with crumbled tofu or just omit all together and they would still be fantastic.
An easy guacamole recipe, this Chipotle Guacamole is flavoured with chipotle chili flakes, chopped tomato, cilantro and some other delicious flavours. Makes for a delicious game day snack for dunkin’ those chips!
This Seafood Dip is super super easy and tasty! I’ve made this dip so many times before and it is always a winner, plus it takes literally minutes to assemble. There’s a rich cream cheese base and then topped with seafood sauce, seafood and garnish. Perfect for parties!
Crispy Oven Baked Wings with a curry spice blend – perfect for weekend eats, game day or parties. These will disappear fast!
For this recipe post, I was actually going to call this ‘You Need This in Your Life Peach & Prosciutto Pizza,’ but that would have been a bit dramatic, don’t you think? But seriously, though, what a wicked combo! I mean peaches & prosciutto – how can you go wrong? In my mind, you can’t. Throw some brie and balsamic maple drizzle on top of that and it’s just magical. You, quite possibly, may not want to share! But, please do! Share the love, people!
Every once in a while when I get a real craving for pizza, this recipe fits the bill perfectly. It takes a little time to make, but so worth it. Now, if it’s Saturday night and you’re two glasses of wine in, don’t make this ’cause you’ll end up with a hot mess. Just call delivery & make this baby next time 🙂
Peach & Prosciutto Pizza
- 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp yeast -quick rise variety
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3 1/2 tbsp olive oil -see note below
- 1 cup luke warm water
- 6 slices prosciutto
- 2 peaches -sliced
- 65 grams brie -thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup red onion -thinly sliced
- 3-4 mushrooms -thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp rosemary -chopped
- 1 tbsp tarragon -chopped
- 1 tbsp cornmeal
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- First, get going on the dough -Stir together flour, yeast, salt, & sugar in a stand mixer - or by hand if you want to get a workout, especially if you're not sharing that pizza 🙂 Then, add 1 tbsp. olive oil and the water until a ball is formed (if too tacky, add a little more flour, about a tbsp. at a time; conversely, if too dry, add about a tbsp. of water at a time). Once everything comes together, place ball of dough into greased bowl (grease bowl with 1/2 tbsp. of olive oil), cover with wax paper and then a tea towel and place in a warm area for about two hours until it rises about double the size (I usually put inside the microwave - not turned on, of course).
- Preheat oven to 350 F and on a sheet pan with parchment paper, crisp prosciutto for 5 minutes; tear into bite-sized pieces & lay to one side.Increase oven temp to 500F & place your pizza stone in there and get that sucker hot!
- For the balsamic maple drizzle, mix vinegar with maple syrup in a sauce pan on low heat for 12-15 minutes until it coats the back of a spoon (make this while your pizza is in the oven).
- Remove dough from bowl and roll out on floured surface to fit pizza stone. Carefully take pizza stone from oven. Throw cornmeal on stone and place dough on stone. Working quickly, brush pizza dough with 2 tbsp olive oil, top with all of your ingredients (prosciutto, peaches, brie, onion, mushrooms & rosemary), except terragon and balsamic drizzle. Cook for about 12 minutes or so until crust is golden brown & toppings are heated through. Once out from oven, pour on balsamic drizzle, finish with tarragon and cracked black pepper. Slice into pieces and dig in!
These Beer Battered Onion Rings are a favourite weekend or game day treat! They have a crispy, beer infused batter and are served with a smoky Chipotle Dipping Sauce. It’s hard to stop at one!
I love buying local produce! On a recent trip to a market, I picked up a whole bunch of vegetables, including some wonderful Swiss Chard. Over the past year or so, I have really increased my use of/eating of greens – Chard, Kale, Spinach, all of that good stuff. I really enjoy them now, plus they are so good for you!…
These Fig Toasts with Prosciutto & Goat Cheese are super easy to make and unbelievably tasty. And the colour of those figs?! So pretty. This recipe yields 8 pieces, so there’s a couple of pieces for 4 people as a little snack or app. They are perfect little two-bite pieces of goodness!
~ Tomato Ricotta Tart ~
Words can’t properly describe how delicious this Tomato & Ricotta Tart is!
It takes minutes to assemble & it looks impressive. Perfect with a glass of wine (but, then again, there isn’t much that doesn’t go well with wine, is there?)
This recipe is great when you want something tasty, but really not in the mood to spend hours making something. It looks like you actually put some effort in but, in reality, you couldn’t be bothered. You know those days when you say to your other half, ‘what do you want?’ They reply ‘I don’t know; what do you want?’ By the time, you’ve debated and pondered and procrastinated, you could totally have this made.