Favorite Pies!

Here is what I am making to take for our family’s Thanksgiving dinner. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with delicious PIES!

Lemon Truffle Pie

Lemon Truffle Pie is a tart, sweet, creamy addition for any occasion. This has become a favorite to make whenever we get together as a family.

Cherry Apple Pie

Cherry Apple Pie is a three-generation family favorite. In fact, when it is my oldest son’s birthday, this is his request instead of cake.

Triple Chocolate Hazelnut Pie

Triple Chocolate Hazelnut Pie is a chocolate lover’s delight! Totally worth the work and the calories.

Pumpkin Eggnog Pie

My Pumpkin Eggnog Pie has one simple change to the old favorite, substitute eggnog for the milk in the good ol’ pumpkin pie recipe. For another flavorful twist, this year I think I will put the filling in a ginger snap crumb crust.

Old Fashioned Raisin Pie

This recipe for Old Fashioned Raisin Pie is my dad’s favorite, it is also one of the most viewed recipes on my website.

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Fudge Cream Pie is a recipe I made up back in 2012. If you love peanut butter, chocolate and pie, your tastebuds will be very happy!

Breakfast Pizza

Homemade pizza! Why not mix it up with breakfast toppings and a creamy white sauce. Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Breakfast Pizza

Pizza Crust:
3/4 cup warm water (about 110°)
1 (2¼ tsp) pkt dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
2 Tbl olive oil
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt

Sprinkle yeast over warm water, sprinkle sugar over yeast.  When yeast if foamy, add olive oil, flour, and salt.  knead.  Let rise in warm place until doubled.  Stretch or roll into a 10-12 inch circle.  Place dough on pizza pan that has been prepared with cooking spray and sprinkled with cornmeal.  Let rise 10-20 minutes.  Preheat oven to 500°.  Prebake 4-5 minutes. While crust bakes, make creamy sauce.

Creamy White Pizza Sauce:
1 Tbl butter
1 Tbl flour
1/4 tsp season salt
1/2 cup milk

In small saucepan melt butter, stir in flour and salt. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickens. Spread sauce over pizza crust. Sprinkle cheese, toppings, and more cheese. Bake additional 5-7 minutes until golden and bubbly.  Makes 1 pizza.

Toppings:
breakfast sausage, cooked crumbled
bacon, cooked crumbled
scrambled eggs
red, yellow, orange, green peppers, chopped
onion, chopped
mozzarella cheese, shredded

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Zucchini Crust Personal Pizza

I saw a picture on Pinterest which lead me to make this recipe. The site that Pinterest directs you to is kalynskitchen.com and she makes an all zucchini crust and it looks delicious. I love the idea of incorporating zucchini into the crust, I just still want the bread too. So, this is my version, thanks Kalyn for the delicious idea. This has become one of our favorite dinners.

Zucchini Crust Personal Pizza

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Zucchini Crust:
2 cups grated zucchini
2 Tbl water

In microwave safe dish, put grated zucchini and 2 Tbl water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave 2 minutes. Cool while making the dough.

1/3 cup warm water (110°)
1 tsp dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbl olive oil
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp seasoning salt

Add warm water to bowl, sprinkle yeast over water, and sprinkle sugar over yeast. Let sit until foamy. Add olive oil, flour, and salt. Stir just until combined. Drain and squeeze water from cooked zucchini, add to dough and stir just enough to combined. Let rest for 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 500°. Turn zucchini dough out onto well floured surface, coat with flour, and cut in half. Working with one half and adding more flour as necessary, press into a circle. Place on baking sheet lined with silpat and sprinkled with cornmeal or sprayed with nonstick spray and cornmeal. Press out so the circle fills half of baking sheet. Repeat with other half of dough. Let rest for about 15 minutes. Bake crust for 5-8 minutes. Remove from oven, spread with sauce, cheese, and desired toppings. Return to oven for another 5-10 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

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Caramel Nut Bars

For my mother who is nuts about nuts! Love you Mom.

Caramel Nut Bars

Crust:
1¾ cups flour
2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cups cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces

Preheat the oven to 350°. Line 13″×9″ baking pan with parchment paper or foil, with 1″ overhang on short sides of pan, spray well with non-stick spray.

Stir flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch and salt until combined. Cut in butter. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan and bake until set and lightly browned, about 25 minutes. Set aside while preparing topping.

Nut Topping:
1¼ cups brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
6 cups deluxe mixed nuts
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 tsp vanilla

Stir brown sugar, corn syrup and butter in saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until sugar dissolves and mixture boils. Boil 1 minute. Add nuts and cream and boil until slightly thickened, about 3 more minutes. Stir in vanilla and pour over crust.

Bake until caramel has darkened and bubbles, about 20 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack. Remove by lifting overhanging ends of parchment or foil and transfer to cutting board. Cut into bars with heavy sharp knife.

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Homemade Pizza

Welcome to Monday Night Pizza at our house.  Most of the time I use turkey sausage, turkey pepperoni, low fat mozzarella and veggies to help us feel better about eating pizza.  We think it tastes great!

Homemade Pizza

Pizza Crust:
2 pkg yeast
1½ cups warm water (110°)
4 tsp sugar
4 Tbl olive oil
1½ tsp salt
4 cups flour

Sprinkle yeast over warm water, sprinkle sugar over yeast.  When yeast if foamy, add salt, oil, and flour.  knead.  Let rise in warm place until doubled.  Divide dough in half.  Stretch or roll each piece into a 10-12 inch circle.  Place dough on pizza pan that has been prepared with cooking spray and sprinkled with cornmeal.  Let rise 10-20 minutes.  Preheat oven to 500°.  Prebake each crust for 4-5 minutes (if desired for crisper crust), remove and spread with sauce, cheese, and toppings.  Bake additional 5-7 minutes until golden and bubbly.

Homemade Pizza Slices

Pizza Sauce:
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
1 (6oz) can tomato paste
oregano, basil, garlic powder

You choose your spices to taste, stir together.  Spread half on each crust.

Toppings:
low fat mozzarella
turkey sausage, browned
turkey pepperoni
sliced mushrooms
sliced yellow, orange, and green peppers
sliced black olives