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Step up your pizza game in a seriously delicious, fancy schmancy way! Roasted Brussels sprouts, crispy prosciutto, creamy Gruyere and a honey balsamic drizzle make this one friggen fantabulous pizza!
“Why’d you have to go and ruin pizza by putting not normal veggies and fancy schmancy stuff on it???” asks Mr. Fantabulous. Um because I can! Deal with it toots. And he did.. by letting me eating the whole pizza myself. Oh trust me I was totally cool with that as this pizza was so friggen good that I even impressed myself. It’s funny as the items I put on this pizza he loves…separately. Apparently by putting them on a pizza I’m breaking some food law according to my husband. Now my husband will swear up one side and down the other that he is not picky however I swear he’s worse than I am – at least when it comes to pizza.
He’s the man that says “Order whatever you want on a pizza as long as it’s plain”. Yes, plain. The man prefers plain cheese pizza. And every single time he asks for a plain cheese pizza I think of Kevin and that pizza scene from the movie “Home Alone”… ‘a lovely cheese pizza just for me’. But this time this pizza was for me.. ALL ME! Well okay I’d share with you if you were here!
This is one of those pizzas I so wish my parents were still around to see. By that I mean not see the pizza but rather see me eat it… willingly. Now when I say I was a picky kid I mean I was as seriously picky kid. We’re talking no chunky sauces, absolutely no onions, no weird things – pretty much it had to be buttered noodles, pb&j, corn and mashed potatoes. And pizza but it had to have enough cheese to choke a horse and pepperoni. OMG if you even waved a mushroom near it I was squinching up my nose as tight as I could.
Pizza, dear God I love you. You’re crusty, cheeeeesy and I can top you with whatever I want. You’re simply delicious. You put a smile on my face whether you’re bubbly hot or cold. I enjoy your company every Friday night. During my college days you kept me fed at 4am after a frat party or three. You are that one food that I absolutely love leftover and often worship it for breakfast. Let’s be real, cold pizza for breakfast is one of the finest things ever. If I had to choose between leftover cold pizza and say eggs benedict this girl is choosing pizza every time.
Pizza is that universal food that frankly you can make out of anything. We no longer require traditional crusts of flour/yeast/water. Oh no. We’re surpassed that. From grilled zucchini rounds for pizza to my bajillion pinned spaghetti squash pizza crust the pizza dynamics has changed. Now I’m a traditionalist when it comes to pizza. Simplicity is best however don’t get me wrong – I’m probably one of the more adventurous folks when it comes to pizzas and pizza toppings. A crispy chewy crust, thick & rich tomato sauce and that ooey goey cheesy awesomeness… pure perfection.
This pizza is kinda like a cross-breed. This pizza first came in to my life back when my brother had his own pizza shop. He had this menu with a good 100+ items easily and almost all were for pick up or delivery. Now that food was good but to be honest, what was even better were the items not on the menu. That’s where I had free reign to create…invent. And that’s where some of my best pizza creations were born. The one thing we didn’t have there was our own pizza dough. Yeah I know, they choose to buy their dough and shells. However this girl, when I made pizza at home, it was always homemade dough.
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This recipe is really pushing the limits when it comes to pizza and you know what? It TOTALLY WORKS! It’s fantastic! Actually, it’s “VANTASTIC!” I’ve partnered up with Van’s Kitchen Egg Rolls and let me tell you what, I’m in LOVE LOVE LOVE with their egg rolls! Right now when you join their Club Vantastic you can get a $1 off coupon for 2 packages (but trust me, 2 is simply not enough!). Now we’ve all had egg rolls but these… there’s something truly special about these! Their company started in 1986 when the founder emigrated from Vietnam to the US. To live out the American Dream they started a company (thank you by the way!) with pretty much one simple mantra “Honest food made the honorable way”. They truly show that simple ingredients, hard work and determination can make a dish not only delicious but successful.
So when the challenge was presented to take their egg rolls and ‘think outside of the box’ I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it – pizza. I’ve never had an egg roll pizza and when I posed the question to the TKW Family no one had ever heard of one let alone had one. Well you know me folks, I’m all about pizza-fying a dish and trust me, this is a TOTAL WINNER here!
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Whether you’ve been in the TKW Family for years or a day you’ve quickly learned that pizza is my absolute all time favorite food in the entire world. A tie for second is anything bacon or anything seafood. Well when the amazing folks from Trident Seafoods® were looking for ways to swap out your regular burger with their Wild Alaskan Pollock Burgers I jumped at the opportunity to work with them. As I get older I find myself, while still a huge beef lover, leaning more and more towards fish and chicken for my protein. What I love specifically about pollock and these Wild Alaskan Pollock Burgers is they are mild in flavor like cod and provides all the benefits of seafood. They also are extremely low in fat, calories and cholesterol. And most important they taste AMAZING!
With 4th of July being over now, I’m pretty sure if you hosted a party you’re left with a few rogue burgers, perhaps some grilled hot dogs and maybe even some bbq chicken, right? And if you’re like me, after 3 days of eating grilled burgers, dogs and chicken you really don’t want to have leftovers…again, right? Well I’m here today as part of Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer to give you some ideas on how to use up those leftover cookout foods. Today we’ll focus on burgers, dogs and chicken.
So how was your 4th? Did you consume copious amounts of burnt dogs (fyi.. hot dogs need to be charred and blistered topped with ketchup and mustard), enough cheeseburgers that you need your fat pants and let’s not even start on bbq chicken, k? No today let’s discuss how to transform those leftovers into ‘new’ meals. I’m all about repurposing foods.