Heart Shaped Pizza

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner… and it’s National Pizza Day! Two wonderful things. Now I just really want a pazookie in the heart-shaped pan to top it off. We’ve actually been trying to eat less carbs. I know, I know. So this pizza was made with a cauliflower crust & I put the recipe down below.

Also, my grandma MADE this beautiful apron for me, and I absolutely LOVE it. Isn’t it perfect? I told her she should sell these puppies because people would buy them. It even has pockets. I know! Also, I especially love the red and pink around Valentine’s Day.  Thank you to my sweet grandma for making this for me. I love her!

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 Large Cauliflower
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 C Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Spices (We used 2 T Oregano, 2 T Parsley, & 2 T Basil)

Toppings

  • 3/4 C tomato sauce
  • 2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Pepperoni

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  2. Steam head of cauliflower for about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Grate cauliflower or put in food processor until you have 3 cups.
  4. Get the grated cauliflower as dry as you can with paper towels.
  5. Mix in eggs, cheese, and spices.
  6. Bake crust at 450 F for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness.
  7. Remove from oven & add sauce and toppings.
  8. Broil in oven until cheese is golden brown.
  9. Let cool & enjoy your creation- without feeling guilty

XOXO,

Alyse

Thanksgiving Pie

Okay, I have always loved food, but who doesn’t. But over the past few years, I have loved the art portion of food. It’s so interesting to see how good can look gorgeous. I specifically love the cool pie crust designs people come up with. Some of them look too good to eat!

This year, I made a berry pie (mostly raspberries because those are the best) with a floating leave crust. This is the crust recipe I used. Super easy! For the filling, I rises 5 cups of berries, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cornstarch, and a hint of cinnamon. Then I baked it at 375 F for 45 mins. Most the time I covered the pie with tin foil so it didn’t burn, but I took it off for the last 10-15 minutes so the crust got golden brown. 
For the design, my little sister helped me & luckily my grandma had tons of cookie cutters to work with. We did floating leaves for fall with little stars. It reminded me of a still lake at night with fall leaves and the reflecting stars. Also, we brushed some melted butter on the tips of the leaves and the edge of the pie crust and sprinkled raw sugar on it for some added crunch!

Of course we served it hot with vanilla ice cream. ? Yumm! Pie loved it berry much.

Xoxo,

Alyse