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Crunch Time: Lunchable Creation

Hey foodies!

Today, I decided to create my own version of one of my favorite childhood foods- the pizza lunchable. I assume many of you, just like me, used to beg your mom to pack you a lunchable to bring to school instead of  the usualy PB &J. Since this week’s theme is “crunch time,” I decided to try and find a crunchy-ish crust to substitute for pizza dough.  The cheapest and easiest substitute I could think of is flakey breakfast buttermilk biscuit dough.

Ingredients:

  • Flakey breakfast biscuits
  • marinara sauce
  • mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil
  • chopped tomato
  • pepperoni
  • other toppings of your choice!

Preheat the oven to 350* (follow the directions on the biscuits wrapper).  Flatten out the biscuits until they are about 5 inches in diameter.

Let the biscuits cook for about 12 minutes. While the busicuits are baking, go ahead and chop up fresh tomato and basil along with any other toppings you would like.  Once the buiscuits look slightly golden brown go ahead and take them out of the oven.  I removed the top layer of the biscuit, which had hardened over the flakey and soft inside layers. Add a spoon full of marinara sauce, fresh tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni for a complete mini pizza.

This quick and easy recipe only took about 15 minutes.  It is a great recipe for when you are in a time crunch but still want to enjoy a childhood favorite!

-Katie

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Baked: Makeshift Mac and Cheese

Hey everyone,

I was feeling macaroni and cheese for dinner tonight but I did not want to eat a boxed macaroni and cheese with the powdered cheese, if you can even call that cheese… So I decided to make my own makeshift mac and cheese from some pasta noodles, cheese and a few other ingredients.  It was quite cheesy and easy.  Hope you like it.

What you need:

  • 2 cups raw pasta noodles
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • shredded mozzarella
  • bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 lb Velveeta cheese
  1. Boil water and put the raw pasta noodles into the water and leave them in there until they are 3/4 cooked.  Drain the water from the pasta and add the Velveeta cheese until it completely melts into the noodles.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  3. Put the pasta in an oven safe dish and mix in the chopped onions and milk.  Top the mac and cheese with the mozerella cheese and bread crumbs and put the dish in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese on top has melted.
  4. Enjoy

-Ryan

Easy Caprese! Capeesh?

Caprese Dip Click on the link for a delicious recipe from howsweeteats.com

Only three ingredients necessary!

10 ounces fresh mozzarella, chopped

2 roma tomatoes, chopped and seeded

3 tablespoons fresh basil, or 1 tablespoon dried basil (chopped)

Serves 2 -4!

-Katie

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