Main Dish

Italian Muffuletta

This is our new favorite sandwich.  The olive spread has intense flavor and all the meat and cheese, it is an incredible bite!  Plus, the presentation is an impressive stack of goodness.  It can easily be made on a purchased Italian loaf, but if you have the time there is nothing like homemade bread.  From tasteofhome.com.

Italian Bread (1 loaf):
1¼ cup warm water (110°)
2¼ tsp (1 pkt) dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbl olive oil
3 cups bread flour
1½ tsp salt
1 egg white
sesame seeds

In bowl of mixer, pour warm water, sprinkle yeast over water, and sprinkle sugar over yeast.  Add olive oil, flour, and salt, mix and knead.  Turn dough out into greased bowl, turn over to coat, cover and let rise 1 hour.  Punch down.  Form into loaf, round or oval, your choice.  Put on Silpat on perforated sheet or lightly sprayed baking sheet.  Cover and let rise about 30 minutes.  Preheat oven to 425°.  Brush loaf with egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Bake for 35 minutes, cover with foil during baking to stop over-browning.  Cool completely.

Filling:
2/3 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped
1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
6 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 pound sliced deli turkey
1/4 pound sliced Swiss cheese
1/4 pound thinly sliced hard salami
1/4 pound sliced provolone cheese
1/4 pound thinly sliced ham

In a small bowl, combine green olives, black olives, Parmesan, dressing, and garlic, set aside.  Cut bread in half horizontally and carefully hollow out some of top and bottom of insides for filling.  Spread half of olive mixture over bottom half of bread.  Layer with turkey, Swiss cheese, salami, provolone cheese, ham.  Spread remaining olive mixture on underside of bread top and place on sandwich.  Cut into individual portions to serve.

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Breads, Main Dish, Yeast Breads

Sub Sandwiches on Homemade Bread

We recently went to one of our favorite sub shops and we were disappointed with the lack of care in putting together our sandwiches. Also, one of the important ingredients in the taste of the sandwich was guacamole and we could hardly find any.  We absolutely love their bread but felt like the money we paid was not worth what we got.  So, we decided we could probably do better at home. We were very happy with our homemade sandwiches, excellent fresh bread, good quality meat and cheese and plenty of fresh guacamole.


1 cup warm milk (100°-110°)
1 cup warm water (100°-110°)
1 pkt (2¼ tsp) yeast
2 Tbl sugar
6 cups flour
1 Tbl salt
2 Tbl shortening, melted

Favorite Sandwich Toppings:
Turkey
Havarti cheese
fresh guacamole
tomato slices
shredded lettuce
mustard
pickles

In mixer bowl, stir together warm milk, warm water, sugar and yeast.  When yeast is activated, stir in 2 cups flour, salt, and shortening.  Mix in remaining flour, knead.  Turn into greased bowl and let rise until double.  Form into 6 12-inch long thin rolls.  Let rise about 30 minutes.  Bake in 375° oven about 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool on wire rack.  Slice in half or have a whole footlong!

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Main Dish, Yeast Breads

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