May 2012 | Love Bakes Good Cakes
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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Homemade Pizza Rolls


I've had the idea to make these for awhile. I made these for one of our Friday night pizza night's and they were requested to make a repeat appearance. You know that's a win! They were super easy to make. I decided to bake them versus fry them ... partly because of the oil ... and partly because I'm lazy. ;) I made a double batch and just could not see standing there frying all these things ... there were a lot of them! Baking them on a baking sheet was so much faster and less messy!! I knew I wanted the texture of the mixture inside to be pretty small so I ran it through my food processor - but you don't have to! I decided to forego the pizza sauce inside and used it for a dipping sauce instead.

If you're looking for a break from your traditional pizza routine, give these a try! Modify the "toppings" to fit your family's tastes. 

Just a note, egg roll wrappers are usually found in either the fresh produce section or the freezer section of your local grocery store.



Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Old-Fashioned Potato Salad


Friday, May 25, 2012

I saw it on Pinterest Friday


I love Pinterest. This series highlights my 5 favorite pins for the week. Click the links to be taken directly to the site. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hamburger Stroganoff

Hamburger Stroganoff is one of those quick weeknight meals. It's economical, too! It tastes much better than those boxes of Hamburger Helper!  If you're so inclined, you can skip the cream of mushroom soup and make your own substitute!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chicken Cordon Bleu Stromboli


This Chicken Cordon Bleu Stromboli was one of those ideas born out of an "I wonder how this would taste" moment. It was well received by the family and I added it to our file to make again. It's a great way to use leftover chicken and ham.   

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Breakfast Tostada


They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I have to admit, I have a hard time eating breakfast .... mine usually consists of toast and coffee. I'm pretty sure that's not what all the "scientific diet doctor people" would tell you is the best way to start your day. The other morning, I was actually wanting breakfast, but I wanted something different ..... I came up with these Breakfast Tostadas with stuff I already had on hand ... and I have to admit, they were pretty good! 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Runzas


I remember my mother making Runzas (a.k.a. Bierocks) when I was growing up. To me, these were the original "Hot Pockets". I love the idea of everything being stuffed in to a handy little bun. I'm guessing these originated in Germany ... but I'm so glad they made their way to the Midwest where my Mom grew up - otherwise I may have missed out on these tasty little treats!

Don't let the idea of making the dough intimidate you! I pinky promise it's not hard! You can mix it all by hand with a large bowl and a wooden spoon. However, if you have a mixer with a dough hook, this will make quick work of the dough!






Thursday, May 10, 2012

Big Mac Pizza

We have pizza night every Friday night at our house. Sometimes we have calzones or stromboli .... but it's all one of the same to me. When you eat the same thing week after week, ya gotta get creative ... and let's just say, we've been creative with our pizza toppings. Truthfully, it's kind of fun for us to come up with new pizzas! 

For a long time (about 15 years), I was on the hunt for the "perfect" pizza crust. I've tried so many variations. I found the "one" about 5 or 6 months ago, thanks to Pinterest! (Don't you just LOVE Pinterest?!?) Seriously, it is everything I want a crust to be ... and it's oh, so close to Pizza Hut crust! If you are still looking for the perfect crust, check this one out from Frugal Upstate. Bookmark it, pin it, write it down .... do whatever you do with recipes you want NEED to try. Do it now, I'll wait!



Friday, May 4, 2012

Chilies Rellenos Bake


This is one of the first recipes I ever learned how to make. I loved Chilies Rellenos, but being a new cook, the whole process of making the "real deal" was intimidating to me. I can't remember now who gave me this recipe, but I have used it from day one and continue to use it today. It's super easy and you get the flavor of the Chilies Rellenos without all the "work". It's also one of my most shared recipes! I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hand-Breaded Tenderloins


One of my favorite meals from my time spent in the Midwest, is a Hand-Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich. Before moving to the Midwest, I had never heard of such a thing. One bite and I was hooked! Living in Eastern North Carolina, I'm not gonna find a Tenderloin Sandwich. But I can make my own! Traditionally, it is served with mustard, onions and pickles. No ketchup. No BBQ sauce. No mayo. I personally like it the traditional way ... The Mister likes his with BBQ sauce. Top it with whatever you like ... or with nothing at all.