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Monday, May 7, 2012

Pesto, Sausage, Mushroom Pizza

Anyone who reads this blog knows I love to cook homemade pizzas on my Big Green Egg. Well, I had a hankerin' for some this weekend so I made pizzas for my boys and me and my wife. The inspiration came from using what we had around and it turned out great!! -- Drew

Here's how I made mine...
  • Homemade dough (mine makes 3 14" pizzas)
  • Pesto (happened to be the really good stuff they have at Costco)
  • Shredded "Pizza" Cheese
  • Precooked Boulder Italian Sausage
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Buffalo mozzarella
  • Salt and pepper

After heating the Egg to about 450 (with the plate setter in and a spare rack under it with some foil on it to displace some of the direct heat), form a pizza on a floured pizza wheel and poke all around with a fork. Top with the toppings above and cook 1 pizza at a time, ~10 minutes per pizza. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Blueberry-Lemon Oatmeal Bars

I saw these over at Noble Pig and decided to try them last weekend. SOOOOOO good. I could have even cut the (white) sugar in half and they would have still been great. Recipe at the bottom. Enjoy! -- Drew

Blueberry-Lemon Oatmeal Bars

Inspired by Cooking Light
Makes 20 Bars

4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
Cooking Spray

1-1/3 cups dried blueberries (6 ounces)
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 large egg white, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 325 F.

To prepare crust, weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.  Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon in a medium bowl, stirring well to combine.  Drizzle butter and juice over flour mixture, stirring until moistened (mixture will be crumbly).  Reserve 1/2 cup oat mixture.  Press remaining oat mixture into the bottom of an 11 x 7 baking pan coated with cooking spray (13 x 9 pan works too).

Prepare filling by combining blueberries, sour cream, granulated sugar, flour, vanilla, lemon zest and egg white in a medium bowl, stirring well.  Spread blueberry mixture over prepared crust; sprinkle reserved oat mixture evenly over filling.

Bake for 40 minutes or until edges are golden.  Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.