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10 Minute White Pizza w/Spinach, Chicken & Roma Tomatoes!

5 Sep

Hey everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend!  For today’s LION BITE we’re cooking up a pizza that takes less than 10 minutes from prep to clean-up! Super easy, super quick, & super delicious!

What You’ll Need: Lavah bread, Italian cheese blend (I used Sargento’s Six Cheese Italian), baby spinach, 1 roma tomato (per two pizzas), precooked diced chicken breasts (I used Oscar Myer), 1 tbsp olive oil, salt & pepper, basil (optional)

So the reason this is such a quick dish is obviously the use of many ready-to-use ingredients, but trust me, this doesn’t cut down on flavor at all!  I started out by preheating my oven to 400 degrees F. Then I seeded & diced my Roma tomato. This is pretty much the only work involved in the dish at all!

Brush the center of your lavah bread with the olive oil, covering the the entire center, up until where you want your crust to end.  Next, top with lots of yummy cheese!  You could also use mozzarella cheese here, if that’s what you’ve got on hand.  The Italian blend has more flavors & really compliments the spinach & tomatoes though!

After you add the cheese, tear up the baby spinach into smaller pieces and put that & your diced tomatoes on the pizza. Toss your diced chicken in a bowl with a tiny squirt of olive oil, salt & pepper and add it to your pizza as well.  You can also add the basil if you have/like it.  I used it, because let’s face it, next to garlic, basil is one of my favorite ingredients!

Then just slid the pizza in the oven, placing directly onto the top rack for 3-5 minutes or until the crust browns & the cheese is melted. Be sure to keep your eye on this because it will be done quick!!!

Mmm! My mouth is watering just thinking about this pizza!  It really does take less than 10 minutes to make & it was so yummy I had to make two!

My Tips:

  • This a great way to use leftover chicken breast from the night before if you want to instead of buying pre-diced chicken.
  • Clean-up your cutting board & such while the pizza is in the oven (you want to be completely done & ready to enjoy this delicious meal in 10 minutes!
  • You can fold this pizza up really easy (think Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme) and take it with you.  I did that with my second one!

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My Famous Cookies ‘n Cream Brownies!

22 Aug

We’re going sweet for this week’s LION BITE with a dessert that never fails to be a hit at parties and picnics: Cookies ‘n Cream Brownies!

Everyone who has ever tried this has loved it and they’re super easy to make! Great for a last minute bake sale or picnic, these awesome brownies start from a standard brownie batter.  You can make your own from scratch or use a box (I usually use a box *shhh!* because half the point of these is a quick easy dessert!)

What You’ll Need: Brownie Batter (from the box or homemade), Oreo cookies
Optional: Powdered Sugar & Milk for icing or just powdered sugar

To start, follow the recipe or box instructions to make up a batter.  Then, crush or break apart at least six Oreos.  A neat trick for this is to put them in a plastic snack bag and crush them up. It’s a lot less messy.  Mix these into the batter then pour the batter into a pan (greased or ungreased according to your recipe or box).  Crush approximately six more Oreos and spread out across the top of the batter.
Bake according to recipe/box.  

For Topping/Icing: If you’re in a hurry you can just sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and call it a day.  If you really want to go all out (and I suggest you do!) make up an icing mixture of equal parts powdered sugar and milk (2 tbsp usually works for me) in a Zip Loc baggie & after allowing brownies to cool (completely cool, not even warm), drizzle the glaze over the brownies. Allow the icing to set and then sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Tips:

  • Fudge brownie mix is the best
  • If you are in a hurry but want to ice them, stick the brownies in the freezer!
  • You can also stick them in the freezer then cut them with a hot knife for clean easy cut brownie
    —-    Just allow a dinner knife (Steak knives are for steak!) to soak in a cup of hot water and use that to cut through the cold brownies

For a yummy brownie batter recipe, try this one from Hershey.

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