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Most Loyal Pizza

1 batch perfect pizza dough
1/4 c basil pesto
1 herb-roasted rotisserie chicken, chopped
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
2 c mozzarella cheese, shredded
Honey

Preheat oven to 450° (or 500° if oven can handle it). Roll out dough to desired shape and size. Brush crust with olive oil. Sprinkle with a little salt and fresh ground black pepper.

Spread pesto on crust then top with chicken and tomato slices. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown and underside of crust is crispy. If using convention bake, cook 2 minutes less.

Remove from oven. Drizzle with honey.

From Trophy Brewing

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

1 batch perfect pizza dough
Blue cheese dressing
1 chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1/3 c. Frank’s RedHot cayenne pepper sauce
4 tbsp butter
3-4 green onions, chopped
2 c mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 450° (or 500° if oven can handle it). Roll out dough to desired shape and size. Brush crust with olive oil. Sprinkle with a little salt and fresh ground black pepper.

Heat olive oil in a saute pan; saute chicken until cooked through.

While chicken is cooking, melt butter and combine with the Frank’s RedHot sauce in a medium-sized bowl. Once chicken is cooked through, combine it with the butter/RedHot sauce mixture; toss to coat the chicken well. Marinate the chicken for about 15 minutes.

Spread a layer of blue cheese dressing over the crust for sauce. Top with marinated chicken, then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Top with green onions. Drizzle with a little more olive oil.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown and underside of crust is crispy. If using convention bake, cook 2 minutes less.

From The Kitchen Is My Playground

Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza

1 batch perfect pizza dough
2 c mozzarella cheese, shredded
4 oz prosciutto
2 c arugula
Red pepper flakes
Olive Oil
Salt
Pepper
Balsamic glaze

Preheat oven to 450° (or 500° if oven can handle it). Roll out dough to desired shape and size. Brush crust with olive oil. Sprinkle with a little salt and fresh ground black pepper.

Sprinkle crust with mozzarella cheese, then lay out slices of prosciutto over the cheese. Add red pepper flakes and drizzle with a little more olive oil.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown and underside of crust is crispy. If using convention bake, cook 2 minutes less.

Remove from oven, top with fresh arugula to wilt slightly. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.

From Chef Renee Burger

Thai Shrimp Pizza

1 batch perfect pizza dough
1/2 lb shrimp, large pieces, sautéed
1 c mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 c cilantro, chopped
1/2 c creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
Sriracha to taste
Warm water
Shaved cucumbers
Shaved carrots
Fresh mint
Chopped peanuts

Make peanut sauce by combining peanut butter with chili sauce. Add Sriracha to taste and thin out with a little warm water, as needed, to reach sauce consistency.

Preheat oven to 450° (or 500° if oven can handle it). Roll out dough to desired shape and size. Brush crust with olive oil. Sprinkle with a little salt and fresh ground black pepper. Drizzle with peanut sauce, if desired.

Sprinkle over mozzarella cheese and half the cilantro. Sauté the shrimp until almost cooked through then place on the pizza. Drizzle with a little more olive oil.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown and underside of crust is crispy. If using convention bake, cook 2 minutes less.

While pizza is baking, combine the cucumber, carrots and remaining cilantro.

Remove pizza from oven. Top with veggies and drizzle with peanut sauce. Top with chopped peanuts and mint.

From Chef Renee Burger

Perfect Pizza Dough

1/2 c warm water (between 112-115°)
1 packet of rapid rise yeast
1 tsp honey (or agave)
1.5 c King Arthur bread flour
1 tsp course kosher salt
Olive oil for bowl

Sprinkle yeast over warm water and stir in honey. Allow mixture to sit and get bubbly for about 10 minutes.

In stand mixer fitted with dough hook attachment, combine flour and salt and slowly drizzle in the yeast and water mixture.

Turn the mixer up to medium-low speed and allow it to knead dough until it is smooth and stretchy. You will notice that it will pull away from the sides of bowl and easily slide off dough hook.

Transfer dough into an olive oil brushed bowl and give dough ball a turn to coat. Cover with clean kitchen bowl and let rest in warm place until doubled in size.

When dough has risen, remove from bowl and roll out on a piece of parchment paper into desired thickness and shape.

Yields: 1 medium size pizza crust

Flavored crust mix-ins: Substitute pureed spinach or pureed roasted red pepper for water used. Add cheese and/or herbs without substituting.

Make ahead tip: Double recipe and freeze 2nd dough ball in gallon freezer bag (up to 6 months). When ready to use, thaw to room temperature in about 2 hours.

From Chef Renee Burger

Oven-Fried Chicken Cutlets with Roasted Broccoli and Parmesan Cream Sauce

Chicken Cutlets
1/2 cup salted butter, melted
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
2/3 cup panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs)
1/2 cup crushed cornflakes cereal
2 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)
4 chicken breast cutlets (about 1 1/4 lb.)

Roasted Broccoli
3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 pound fresh broccoli florets (about 8 cups)

Cream Sauce
2 tablespoons salted butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese (about 1/4 cup)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 400°F. Stir together butter, mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon each of the salt and black pepper in a medium bowl. Stir together panko, cornflakes, and Parmesan in a second shallow bowl. Dip chicken in butter mixture; dredge in panko mixture, pressing to adhere. Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake in preheated oven until chicken is browned and done, about 17 minutes.

Meanwhile, stir together oil, garlic, crushed red pepper, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper in a large bowl. Add broccoli, and toss to coat. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet, and roast at 400°F until broccoli is browned and tender, about 17 minutes.

Melt butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high. Whisk in all-purpose flour; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in whole milk. Bring to a boil, and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, for 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in grated Parmesan cheese, fresh lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Serve immediately.

Serves 4.

From Southern Living Magazine

Forest Hill UMC Spaghetti Sauce

3lbs. Ground Beef 80-20 lean or better
2 Medium Onion, Chopped
1/2 Green peppers, Chopped
2lb. can of crushed tomatoes
38 oz. bottle of ketchup
Add a little less than ½ ketchup bottle (about 19oz) …check consistency and add a little additional water if necessary
Brown ground beef and add onions and green peppers as the meat begins to brown.
Drain off grease and stir in with the above ingredients..

ADD:
2 tablespoons of PARSLEY FLAKES
1 ½ teaspoons of OREGANO
1/4 teaspoon of THYME
1 tablespoon of GARLIC SALT
½ teaspoon of BLACK PEPPER
1 BAY LEAF

Turn up the heat and when the sauce starts to bubble, turn down and Simmer UNCOVERED for 2 ½ hours
Let cool before placing in container to freeze
Remember to remove Bay Leaf when putting in containers for freezing…
Makes 1 gal. or just short of…

Spicy Pork Po’Boys

1 1/2 pounds ground pork
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 medium kosher dill pickles, very finely chopped
1/2 small shallot, minced
Four 8-inch soft baguettes, split
2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced

Preheat a grill pan. In a large bowl, using your hands, mix the ground pork with the paprika, thyme, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Form the pork into twelve 1/2-inch-thick patties. Grill the pork patties over moderate heat, turning once, until they are cooked through, about 8 minutes total.

Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise with the Dijon mustard, pickles and shallot and season with salt and pepper. Spread the mayonnaise on both sides of the baguettes.

Place 3 pork patties on the bottom of each baguette and top with the lettuce, tomato and a few splashes of hot sauce. Close the sandwiches and serve.

From Food & Wine

Double Sausage Burgers on Garlic Bread Rolls

1-1.5 lbs of hot ground Italian sausage
Cobblestone Onion Rolls
Sliced Mozzarella or Provolone Cheese
1 Jar of Marinara Sauce
Garlic powder
Salted Butter

Remove Italian sausage from casing and press it into a small 1/4 lb burger patties.

Spread softened butter on the insides of the rolls and top with garlic powder, to taste.

Grill the sausage burgers over direct heat until they are cooked; only a couple of minutes per side since they are so thin.

Grill buns for a few minutes until warm.

Place a piece of cheese directly on the cooked sausage burgers and top with about 2 tablespoons of your favorite pizza or marinara sauce.

Close the grill lid for about 5 minutes.

Once the rolls are toasty and the cheese is melted, slide two of the burgers on a roll and serve.

From Grilling 24×7

Zesty Grilled Tuna with Fresh Tomato Salsa

1/4 cup balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
3 Tbsp. dry white wine
1 env. Good Seasons Zesty Italian Dressing Mix
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil, divided
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 Tbsp. chopped red onions
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Mix first 4 ingredients until well blended. Stir in 1 Tbsp. basil. Mix 2 Tbsp. dressing mixture with remaining basil, tomatoes, onions and cheese; set aside. Pour remaining dressing mixture over tuna in shallow dish; turn to coat both sides. Cover; refrigerate 30 min. to 1 hour to marinate.

Heat greased grill to medium-high heat. Remove tuna from marinade; discard marinade. Grill tuna 5 to 7 min. on each side or until tuna flakes easily with fork.

Serve topped with tomato mixture.

From Kraft Recipes