Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Foodday

Hey lovebugs!
It's Friday Foodday! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Chicken Sausage Pizza
c/o Autumn

  • 3  ounces  chicken apple sausage, chopped (such as Gerhard's)
  • 2  teaspoons  olive oil
  • 1 1/2  cups  vertically sliced Oso Sweet or other sweet onion
  • 1  cup  thinly sliced fennel bulb (about 1 small bulb)
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  (12-ounce) prebaked pizza crust (such as Mama Mary's)
  • 3/4  cup  (3 ounces) shredded Gouda cheese
  • 1  tablespoon  chopped fresh chives

  • Directions
  • 1. Preheat oven to 450°.
    2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan.
    3. Add oil to pan. Add onion, fennel, and salt; cover and cook 10 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
    4. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet. Top evenly with onion mixture; sprinkle with cheese, and top evenly with sausage. Bake at 450° for 12 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle evenly with chives. Cut pizza into 8 wedges.

    c/o Stephanie Cooks
    1 cup flour
    1 cup yellow boxed cake mix
    1/4 tsp. baking soda
    3/4 cup butter, melted, and slightly cooled
    1 egg
    1 egg yolk
    2 tsp. vanilla
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1 cup chocolate chips
    4 tbsp. colored sprinkles
    1- In a large bowl sift together the flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside.
    2- In a bowl, beat together the melted butter, egg yolk, egg, and vanilla until slightly creamy. Add the sugars and stir well.
    3- Add the flour mixture, stir until well combined.
    4- Stir in the chocolate chips and sprinkles.
    5- Refrigerate for 30 minutes (the dough will be very runny).
    6- Preheat oven to 350.
    7- Once dough is chilled, scoop heaping tablespoons worth of dough onto greased cookie sheets. The dough should be slightly smaller than a golf ball. Keep dough cool until it goes in the oven.
    8- Bake 12-15 minutes, until the edges are golden and the center sets.
    9- Cool for 5 minutes on the sheet, then place on a cooling rack to cool.
    c/o All Recipes
    • PASTRY:
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1/4 cup butter
    • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
    • 2/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • FILLING:
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup raisins
    • 1/2 cup melted butter
    • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
    • 1 tablespoon water

    1. Scald milk, remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup of butter. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water with 1 tablespoon of the white sugar. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
    2. When yeast mixture is bubbling, add the cooled milk mixture. Whisk in the eggs. Stir in the remaining white sugar, salt and nutmeg. Beat the flour into the milk/egg mixture 1 cup at a time. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.
    3. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 2 hours. When risen, punch down and divide dough in half.
    4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 2 cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
    5. To Make Filling: Combine the brown sugar, ground cinnamon, chopped pecans, 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup raisins. Pour 1/2 cup melted butter over the cinnamon mixture and mix until crumbly.
    6. Roll dough halves out into large rectangles (approximately 10x16 inches or so). Sprinkle the filling evenly over the dough and roll up each half tightly like a jelly roll, beginning at the wide side. Bring the ends of each roll together to form 2 oval shaped rings. Place each ring on a prepared cookie sheet. With scissors make cuts 1/3 of the way through the rings at 1 inch intervals. Let rise in a warm spot until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
    7. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Push the doll into the bottom of the cake. Frost while warm with the confectioners' sugar blended with 1 to 2 tablespoons of water.

    Have a great weekend everyone!
    Be fabulous today!


  1. I just adore your blog I am going to have to set a night to make both the pizza and the cookies, they look delish! :))

  2. So yumsauce! I love your new blog design, it's so fun yet sophisticated, like the Captial Barbie herself ;) Hope you have an absolutely amazing birthday!

  3. I just adore your blog I am going to have to set a night to make both the pizza and the cookies, they look delish! :))


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