Sunday, September 11, 2011

Grilled pizza might be something you have never tried or it might be something you have never heard of. If you think about it though, can you imagine a delicious pizza topped with your favorite ingredients, taking on the subtle smoky flavor from the grill? The thought alone is delicious. Grilled pizza on a gas grill is even easier because you can control the temperature better.

Pizza is usually baked, either in a pizza oven or in a regular oven, but grilled pizza recipes are becoming more popular.

Why Grill Pizza ??

If you are eating al fresco, it is fun to cook outdoors too. Running indoors to check the pizza every five minutes is no fun, but cooking it on the grill means you can be outside, enjoying the weather and the pleasure of whatever company you happen to have, while your grilled pizza recipe cooks to perfection.

Whichever type of pizza crust, pizza sauce and pizza toppings you prefer, you can grill your pizza. If you are having a get together, you can make individual pizzas so people can add their own toppings (this also saves you time if you have a lot of guests). Alternatively, you can make one or two big pizzas for everyone to share.

Grilled Pepperoni Pizza with Vegetables

The following recipe shows you how to make a delicious grilled pizza recipe. This recipe makes enough for four people, but make that two if you are very hungry! Feel free to add any vegetables to the pizza. Saute any hard vegetables in oil before adding them to the pizza. Softer ones like tomato, zucchini, or mushrooms will soften on the grill.

You will need :

    * 1 lb pizza dough
    * 2 tablespoons olive oil
    * 2 tablespoons flour
    * 1 jar pizza sauce
    * 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
    * 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    * 1 cup shredded mozzarella
    * 6 oz pepperoni, sliced
    * 1 tomato, sliced (and any other vegetables you like)
    * 2 canned pineapple rings, chopped
    * 6 olives, halved

how I make delicious pizza ??

Making pizza can be an event enjoyed by one person or shared by a group of people. I have made "pizza for two" as well as given hands-on pizza demonstrations for over 100 pizza fanatics! Making pizza is FUN! Get people involved in your pizza adventure and magic will happen.

Tools :

To make your pizza you need mixing bowls, a measuring cup, measuring spoons, a rolling pin (optional), a pizza pan or cookie sheet and a cooking thermometer.

If you want to cook incredible pizza you may want to invest in a pizza peel and a cooking stone. The peel, a kind of paddle is used to transport the pizza from the counter to the oven and back. Investing in a cooking stone will help you in your quest for the perfect pizza. The pizza stone will allow you to cook your pizza quickly and completely

Ingredients for the Easy Dough Pizza Dough Recipe (Makes 2 or 4 Pizzas!)

Use this recipe if you will be making your pizza the same day.

1 Package yeast (1-2 teaspoons of yeast or less)

2 teaspoons of sugar (Optional if using cold ferment, below)

4 cups of flour (Can be All purpose or Bread Flour. I recommend Caputo or King's Arthur flour. Any all purpose flour will work. For a softer pizza, use bread flour. You can also use 1/2 All Purpose, 1/2 Bread flour)

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup olive oil (Optional: Olive oil will make your crust softer, for a harder crunch, omit)

1 and 1/2 cups of warm water

Cup Cakes, Can I make it ??

Cakes have been a dessert staple for many generation of families, friends, and even strangers in a new country. They can be made with the most basic ingredients or with so many eggs, flour and flavors you'll clean out the grocery stores for miles around. They are a part of our history from Europe to the Orient to the frontier of the American west. Cake flavors and textures range from a short bread cake made with very little sugar to a very fine confection of moist, spongy texture that can melt even the coldest heart.

The cake has become a center piece for celebrating good times such as weddings, birthdays and family get together. It has brought peace of mind during the hardship of war or a loved one lost. With styles from layered, multi-tiered, shapes of all kinds, and now the travel favorite a tiny cake the size of a cup.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Recipes From the Macaroni Grill

Everybody has their favorite restaurant and usually there is one dish that stands out for them above all others. But in these times of budgetary constraints, it would be nice to be able to make that special dish at home. If the Macaroni Grill is your restaurant of choice, then you are in luck; you can find recipes from the Macaroni Grill on several different sites on line.

Macaroni grill

The very best restaurant, Italian family style, is the Romano Macaroni Grill. My family eats there regularly and we have many favorite dishes. If you also have favorites at the Macaroni Grill, you will love to read on and discover some of the ingredients in their signature dishes.

The first restaurant opened in Leon Springs, Texas in 1988 as a direct competitor of the Olive Garden restaurant. The largest Macaroni Grill restaurant is located in Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Most of the dishes offered at the restaurant are traditional in nature with their own signature variation. They offer pasta, pizza and salads as well as a large childrens menu available to children 12 and under. They also offer classic dishes such as ravioli, spaghetti and lasagna. The dining tables are covered with a white sheet of paper, so the kids (or kids at heart) can color, write or draw on top of them!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cashew and Raisin Macaroons

Ingredients :

    * 2/3 cup plus 1T sweetened condensed milk
    * 1 cup cashew pieces (pecans or walnuts may be substituted)
    * 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut (if recipe is too rich, unsweetened coconut can be used)
    * 1 cup raisins (dates can be used)
    * 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    * 1/4 cup chocolate chips - optional

Macarons - For All The Occasions

Everybody wants to have the best food items in their special occasion. When it is about the desert then you would want to have something which is attractive in outlook, delicious in taste and healthy too. The macarons are such deserts which can give you all of these things in one. They are made from egg white and almonds and confectionary sugar is also there. You can enjoy a variety of flavors in these little treats. They can be easily purchased as there are a number of stores from where you can purchase them. If you are not able to find one store in your area then you can always order them online and can enjoy their yummiest taste which you had never tasted before.

The macarons are available in many different colors too and you can put this light and sweet confectionary in a number of occasions. If it is a wedding, birthday, holiday or any other party, you can have them as desert and your guests would be greatly in love with this. They can be chosen as the random gifts or if you are in a mood to treat yourself with a really yummy desert then these are considered to be the best ones. You would never have tasted anything like this ever before. Even the sight of these macarons is mouth watering and you would want to have them as soon as you see them. They are really tempting and you would have the craving for them just by looking at them.