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Happy Love Day

Happy Love Day


Happy Valentine’s Day to You!


My Mad Card Making Skills

As usual I can’t help myself when it comes to making cards for special events and holidays.  Here are examples of the past two years; 2017 was more vintage and sweet and this year more graphic and gold.


Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

(Make a heart shaped crust for Valentine’s Day) 


1 small to medium sized head of cauliflower – should yield 2 to 3 cups once processed

¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

¼ cup mozzarella cheese

1 egg

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup marinara sauce

1-2 cups mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Remove the stems from the cauliflower and cut into chunks, Place the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse it until it resembles the texture of rice. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a cheese grater or chop it very finely. But quickest way is to just buy the pre-chopped (riced) packaged cauliflower at your local grocery store.

Microwave the chopped cauliflower uncovered in a microwave safe bowl for approximately 4-5 minutes on high. Remove it from the microwave and allow it to cool for at least 4-5 minutes (trust me don’t rush this step!). After the cauliflower is slightly cooled, place it in a kitchen towel and squeeze all the liquid out of it. Be sure to squeeze as much liquid as humanly possible.

Combine the cooked cauliflower, egg, garlic, cheese, and seasonings. Stir until a dough texture forms. Spread the cauliflower mixture out onto lightly greased parchment paper or a pizza pan in the shape of a pizza crust.

Bake the crust for approximately 10-15 minutes (depending on your oven), or until the crust is golden and crispy. I cooked mine for approximately 15 minutes. After the crust is golden remove it from the oven and add your toppings, you can use marinara sauce and cheese for a simple margarita pizza.

Place the pizza back in the oven but this time turn on the broiler, bake for about 2-5 minutes until the cheese melts. be sure to keep an eye on it because the broiler can burn the cheese quickly.

Slice and serve warm , enjoy!

Thanks, Layla! Curtesy of givemedelicious.com






It’s Friday, Friday, Gotta Get Down on Friday

Friday Night Eats

Normally, Friday is my night off from cooking.  It’s the end of the week, I’ve already cooked six days in a row, and I want to relax.  Tonight was an exception…I went against routine and wanted something delicious.  I already had a lunch in the city with my daughter eating an amazing pizza and salad  (see pics below) at California Pizza Kitchen last week.


caramelizedpeach_companyIt was so good I decided to do a knock-off ‘easy’ dinner and try to replicate what I had.  I found frozen California Pizza Kitchen pizzas at the store and decided I would grill them on the BBQ.  One pepperoni and one Greek style.


I preheated the grill and turned it down to the lowest setting…about 360*. IMG_0008  I left it covered for about 15 minutes until the crust was golden brown.



IMG_0004Next I made a salad using a complete salad combo from Costco with all kinds of healthy greens and fixings added including the dressing.

IMG_0013Put a little of the tossed and dressed greens in the center of a pizza slice and folded it like a taco – then bit into yummy goodness! Of course it wasn’t as good as the first time (at the restaurant because we were starving) but it was good and healthy and I will make it again!

P.S. Here is a couple of pics with some of our BBQ history.



Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Enjoy yourselves!