Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pizza Bites

Party Food OR Simple Supper

Today my little princess told me that when I grown up I can be a doctor and own a cupcake store. She will be my girl doctor. The warrior boy will be the football player. Daddy aka Superman will make money on the computer. Our 16 year old will make cupcakes at my cupcake store and the 18 year old will go to college! I like her plan! Sounds pretty much perfect to me...except depending on how long it takes me to grow up...I'm hoping that the 18 year old won't still be in college!

So I'm pretty sure you're going to enjoy these Pizza bites! Pretty much anytime you stuff cheese inside crescents, it's going to be a crowd pleaser! And anyone can make these! My little princess made several of them and they probably were better than mine. Especially considering that she added two fists full of pepperoni's in each roll! She's awesome!

(these are the amounts that I used...adjust amounts accordingly)

4 pkg refrigerated crescent rolls
2 pkg pepperoni
1 lb mozzarella cheese block, cut in cubes
garlic powder
Italian seasoning
1 jar marinara for dipping

Heat oven to 350. Unroll crescents and separate at perforations. In the center of each triangle place several pepperoni slices and a chunk of cheese. Bring each corner over the top and pinch to seal. When all the rolls are made, sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with heated marinara sauce.



Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Italian Nachos

Did you enjoy the Super Bowl game as much as I did? Ok, I'll be completely honest with you. As much as I like watching football, I only watched about 10% of the game. The rest of the time I chatted it up with my house full of friends and ate way too much good food!

I didn't make these fantastic Italian Nachos for the game...the kids had them for lunch before the game! But they are a perfect game day food!

I know...I know...our beloved Huskers are a college team...but my kids don't own NFL gear! Check out our game day excitement! 

Talk about TEAM Spirit! Wasn't that fun! Ha, ha! Ok, now on with the food! You won't regret making this...I set it on the table while I was whipping up all the Super Bowl Party food and hollered "Lunch is ready!" Minutes later I came back to an empty pan and satisfied smiles!


1/2 bag more or less Tortilla Chips
1/2 lb more or less Italian Sausage, browned in a skillet
1 pkg pepperoni, I used the cute little mini ones
1 bag more or less Italian Blend Shredded Cheese
pepperoncini peppers, sliced
marinara sauce for dipping (optional)

Heat oven to 400. Layer tortilla chips on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with large amounts of cooked meat and cheese. Bake for 5 - 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with peppers.

Share, serve and enjoy!