Tortilla Pizzas in the Toaster Oven!

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I love making these little pizzas. I love pizza in general and I could eat it everyday! Even when its bad its good! But these are GOOOOOD! Flour tortillas make awesome mini thin crust pizzas.

Here are the ingredients I use:

  1. Flour tortillas
  2. pizza sauce
  3. cheese
  4. oregano
  5. red pepper flakes
  6. garlic powder
  7. and parsley

I always start by popping the flour tortillas into the toaster oven first to let them crisp up a little bit! I usually set the toaster oven at 325, and pop these in for a couple minutes by themselves! Sometimes they blow up into balloons inside the toaster oven but once you take them out they deflate. Or I take scissors are cut a little strip into the tortilla to help prevent it from blowing up!

Then I take them out of the oven, use a spoon to put the pizza sauce on and spread it around.

Then I add the cheese. I like to use Monterey Jack and Sharp Cheddar. Then I sprinkle garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and oregano on top and pop them in the toaster oven!

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Two flour tortillas fit nicely in our toaster oven. I keep them in there on 325 until I feel like they’re crispy enough and the cheese is nicely melted and bubbling.

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I like to cut up fresh parsley and sprinkle it on top of the pizzas once I pull them out of the toaster oven! They add color and a nice taste.

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Yummmmm! The ends are always nice and crispy!

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These are seriously so easy to make and they’re really delicious! They come in handy if you’re ever just craving pizza! I’ve made them using plain old marinara sauce before and they’re really good like that to! Enjoy!

xoxoxo

-Dani

Friendsgiving!

I forgot to post about Friendsgiving! My girlfriends and I had our Friendsgiving a week ago. I made those Loaded Baked Potatoe Bites for it which you can Find Here!

We all brought a dish to pass. We tried to stick with the Thanksgiving theme as best we could and honestly my dish, the loaded potatoes bites, probably were the most non-thanksgiving. Here are some pictures!

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^Loaded Baked Potatoe Bites^

Sangria: Thanksgiving Edition!

Sangria: Thanksgiving Edition!

Anne usually makes the Sangria and its alwauys delicious! Half of us like red wine and half of us like white so she made 2!

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Half of the ladies!

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and the other half 🙂 minus me!

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^Turkey Bites!^

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^Stuffing Balls!^

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*Greek Feta Salad!^

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^Red Sangria with cranberries!^

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^Meatballs with cutsey turkey toothpick decorations!^

My sister made these mini pumpkin pies… so good! They all had a graham cracker crust!

How cute are these mini pumpkin pies?

How cute are these mini pumpkin pies?

^Those 2 cupcake liners are filled with sweet potatoes and topped with marshmallows and baked! They were AMAZING! And fun to eat with mini forks! To the right is Becca’s Parmesan Artichoke Dip!

All in all our Friendsgiving was a success! After we ate we all sat down and played Heads Up!  which is a game you can download on your phone! It’s so fun!

xoxo- Dani

Buffalo Chicken Dip How To!

Everyone loves this dip because everyone loves these 3 things: buffalo sauce, cheese, and ranch dressing. That is a FACT. Men love it, women love it, children love it.

A girls night was planned therefore this buffalo chicken dip was made.

Here is what you need:

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Cream cheese, shredded cheese, shredded cooked chicken, ranch, and buffalo sauce. THAT SWEET BABY RAYS IS THEIR BUFFALO SAUCE NOT THEIR BBQ SAUCE!

I used a little bit of Redd’s buffalo sauce too, since it was a little spicer and bitches love spicer.

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Boil the chicken, shred the chicken, put it in a bowl and toss it with Buffalo Sauce.

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Put cream cheese in a oven safe swallow dish

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And spread

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Now lay your chicken over the cream cheese. Pour a little more Buffalo Sauce on top if you’d like. I liked.

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Now pour some ranch on top of your chicken

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And finally, sprinkle your cheese on top!

Then you’re gonna pop it in the oven for about 10 minutes to warm it up and make it all ooey gooey delicious.

I had EVERY intention of taking a photo of it after I pulled it out of the oven but of course I forgot probably because I just wanted to eat it :/

But what I did get was this:

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An “after after” photo of the dip. We dug right in and then I remembered to do this but oh well I had good intentions and you guys get the point 😉

Now, go to a party, bring this with you and  watch as people just fall in love.

Gone Fishin’!

Over the past week I have been working on fondant decorations for this fishing cake! I got some inspiration from Google. All Katey wanted was an 8″ German chocolate cake with fondant… so this is what the finished product looked like!

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I made everything from fondant. The signs were made early in the week to give enough time to dry out in order to stand up nicely. I just used an edible marker to write the words on them, and roughed them up with a toothpick to resemble a wooden sign.

The fish is sprayed with Wilton Color Mist in Gold. The fish was originally done in yellow fondant then sprayed.

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Used some circle cookie cutters to add some waves on the fondant. I also wrapped this cake in a light blue fondant and sprayed it with Wilton Color Mist in blue. I thought it would give it a little dimension.

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I don’t know what those plants are called in real life -lol- but they were all over other fishing cakes.. so I felt like mine needed them! They’re just toothpicks colored green with a little fondant on top.

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This cake was very simple to put together since I had ALL of the fondant accents pre-made. The day of it was just a matter of torting, filling, icing the cake, covering it in fondant, and adding the details!

What do you think? 🙂

Glass Canisters 2.0!

As I said in a previous post, I organized my mother’s kitchen counters. Along with the organizing I realized how much I hate the containers she keeps the flour and sugar in.

These are the dreadful ones we have used for YEARS:

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They had to have been my Grammas or something. They’re so old. Like old old. Brown lids, clear container, with brown flowers…. was this actually cute at one point!? Why?

I searched for some glass canisters at thrift stores that I could revamp, but I kept finding ones that were cloudy and weird.

Then I came across some that were pretty cute, came in 3 sizes as a set… but the wooden lid weirdly had painted dog faces on it, leading me to believe they were for dog treats. I popped the top open and took a whiff. Yes, dog treats.

EW.

My last option was looking at Target and surprisingly they had some nicely priced glass canisters in all different styles

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I ended up chosing this style! I liked it because it resembles a mason jar, and there is something so timeless about mason jars, I just LOVE THEM! I got one in the 1 gallon size for the flour, and the one for sugar is a 2 quart I believe (don’t quote me on that I already peeled off the labels so I cannot verify!) They have a nice size opening, and I checked by sticking my fist inside the opening to make sure that getting flour or sugar out would be easy.

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These needed some sprucing up as well. I knew I wanted to label them. I had some nice gold letter stickers on hand at home from past scrapbook projects. I used those to write flour and sugar, grabbed my jute string, spun it around the top, and secured it with some hot glue. I kept the jute string theme throughout just to help tie it all together.

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Heres the end result! Same jars just a little cuter and personalized 🙂

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There they are on the counter. We are really lacking flour. But that’s okay you get the point haha

Has anyone else ever revamped a glass container?

I thought about cutting out paper for the letters to go on and mod podging that to the glass canister as well! So many different ideas for projects like this!

Organzing a Pile of Recipes into a Cookbook

Not too long ago I watched my Mother and Sister struggle trying to find a recipe. They both find and tear recipes out of magazines or print them from the internet. Then they would be made, reviewed, and stored in the bread holder turned recipe hole of no return.

My Mom is such a reviewer of food when we eat its ridiculous. She literally turns into Guy Fieri saying things like, “The moistness of this chicken is just unreal! Do you taste the rosemary? I used it in the marinade!” she loves a good hearty review to justify keeping the paper version of said recipes.

Anyway, all of the sheets of paper just got thrown together to form one huge pile. If you flipped through them you’d come across a breakfast panini sandwiched between an apple pie desert and chicken sliders. It was a mess. I wish I took some before pictures but unfortunately I did not. Just picture a bread container like this:

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Only filled with at least 150 loose papers filled with recipes. This is how it actually looks now, and basically all of these recipes are ones that are not used as often and most are my grandmas old books filled with handwritten recipes. We just dont do it like that anymore 😉 -lol-

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literally, look at this thing! It has to be at least 50 years old!

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How awesome is it though? All in my cute little 97-year-old Grandmas handwriting!

 Obviously I did not want to get rid of or alter these books in any way. They are the only things that did not get filed away into my Organize-The-Recipes-Execution.

Supplies needed to organize recipes into a cute book:

1.) Binder

-This is the exact 1 1/2 inch binder I used

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2.) Binder Sheet Protectors

-Like these from Office Depot. 200 for only $14.99! That is the best deal you will get!

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3.) Binder Dividers

-You may have to alter them so they stick out further than your Binder Sheet Protectors. What I did was slit a hole in a Binder Sheet Protector where the index of the Binder Divider is, then stick the Binder Divider inside the Sheet Protector and pull the index through the slit. This is so your labeled index will hang out FURTHER then your Binder Divider Sheets. You will see what I mean if you make this)

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4.) Cute paper for the cover of the binder

-I used a dark blue chevron print because I’m obsessed!-

First things first:

-Some of these recipes were in bad shape. Still readable just wrinkled and folded. Therefore, I took it upon myself to make a photo copy of each and every recipe. This made them all very clean and easier to put into the binder.

Then I decided on how I was going to group these recipes, here is what I came up with

-Side Dishes

-Pork/beef

-Shrimp

-Sea Food

-Vegetarian

-Chicken

-Pizza/Pasta

-Breakfast

-Dessert

*you can’t see this tab in the picture because it started a new column so it’s up top behind the side dishes tab*

*also, we make a lot of Shrimp dishes. We had enough recipes to give it its own column, this makes it even easier to find specific recipes when you need them!*

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Here you can see how the Labeled Index Tabs work best when they stick out further then the Protective Sheets.

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I printed out the name of each index tab and slid it into a Protective Sheet

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This is what most of the copied pages of recipes look like

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My mom has stuck more recipes in as she finds then. I left an extra 3-5 Protective Binder Sheets in the back of every section to easily add recipes as you acquire them. Keeping everything organized and neat!

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I then inserted a Label for the binder. I just named it “Cookbook Binder”, but you can name yours anything you want 🙂

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And now we have a perfectly organized recipe book! 🙂

The sheet protectors are the best part of this because now you can cook and not worry about ruining your recipe. They are all protected and easy to clean if need be!

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Now, the binder resides next to the recipes old home all nice, organized, and even cute!