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Pizza Roll-Ups

I love pizza.  It’s the perfect mash-up of warm bread, gooey cheese and the wonderful idea of toppings.  I personally love mushrooms, spinach, green olives, pineapple, feta cheese and sausage… Yes, all on one pizza, topped off with hot sauce or BBQ sauce.  Yet, as easy as pizzas are to make (and eat) they aren’t very healthy- no matter what the government says.  I’ve seen this recipe floating around the web and I would like to share my “healthier” version of this easy, tasty pizza.  I have trouble at stopping at my limit of five, but they are small enough to pack away for lunches the next day.


2 fat-free mozzarella cheese-sticks (cut in half, then cut again the long way- hopefully that makes sense)

Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls (Pillsbury has some in the refrigerator section of your grocery store)

Turkey Pepperoni

Cookie sheet


garlic powder or garlic salt

cooking spray


Preheat oven to 375*

Unroll your crescents and place 5 pepperoni slices on the big part of your triangle.

On top of your pepperoni slice, place 1/4 of your mozzarella cheese stick.

Roll up your crescent, place on your baking sheet.

Optional: Lightly spray your rolls and powder your rolls with garlic powder or garlic salt.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Let cool and enjoy!

A side of low-fat pizza sauce is great with this or just plain.  Great for parties or a movie night in.

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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Cooking


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Soda Cake

This easy recipe calls for only two ingredients. How great is that?!

1 box of your favorite cake-mix (I personally love fun-fetti)
1 can of soda (I use 7-up, or Serra Mist. I bet you can use anything on hand. I even heard diet works)
Cake pan/cupcake pan
cooking oil


Set oven to directions on your cake mix. (usually 325-350*)

Mix your can of soda into your cake mix until all major lumps are gone.

Pour batter into your lightly oiled cake pan. (you can go without but I had a little problem with the cake sticking on the pan- a little soaking and elbow grease solved that issue)

Cook for 20-25 minutes or until your knife/toothpick comes out clean.

The cake is amazingly moist and sweet. The sugar from the soda hardens a bit on the outside, so you have an interesting texture that I’m sure everyone will love. You don’t even have to mention how easy this was! 🙂

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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Cooking, Uncategorized


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Easy-Peasy Bread

Easy-Peasy Bread

I found this recipe on pinterest. It’s so easy I have it completely memorized. The original recipe called for all-purpose flour but I used whole wheat flour and it work just find.

6 1/2 cups of Whole Wheat Flour
1 packet of dry active yeast
3 cups of lukewarm water
1 tablespoon of kosher salt (regular salt should work too)
extra flour to cover dough
tin foil
cookie sheet
another small pan with 1 cup of water


Set oven at 450*

Mix everything in a bowl. I used wet hands to fully mix everything because it will become really sticky.

Mixed up
After everything is fully mixed in, you want to let it rise for 2-5 hours.
(At this point, you can set the dough in the fridge if you need to- make sure it’s covered!)

Divide dough into 3 loaves, lightly cover with flour and place on a tin foil covered cookie pan. Let sit for 30 minutes. (I have room to only bake two loaves at a time. I let the other loaf sit while the other two cook.)

Cook loaves for 30 minutes with the pan of water on the bottom rack.



See? Pretty easy! Now you have homemade bread and can impress your friends with some mad baking skills.

I would like to try this with a mix of herbs and see how that works. Maybe basil, rosemary or even lavender.

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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Cooking


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