Showing posts with label cooking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cooking. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Yummy Quick Dinner - Tomato Basil Squares

I was probably introduced to Pampered Chef's Tomato Basil Squares in 2002. They quickly became one of my all time favorite go-to recipes and I don't have many of those. They're super easy to make with minimal ingredients and it gives me a reason to grow basil! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  2. Roll out pizza crust onto a rectangle baking stone (or cookie sheet if you don't have a stone). 
  3. Sprinkle crust with one cup Mozzarella cheese. 
  4. In a bowl, combine remaining Mozzarella cheese, basil, garlic and mayonnaise. 
  5. Mix well. 
  6. Place sliced tomatoes on top of pizza crust. 
  7. Spread mayonnaise mixture on top of tomatoes (I actually use a small melon baller and drop heaping balls on top and smash it down a bit). 
  8. Top with grated Parmesan cheese. 
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until top is golden brown and bubbly

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Canadian Cheese Soup Hits The Spot

Cooler weather has hit Central Texas sooner than most Octobers and it has me in the mood to cook and bake and make soup!

I made my all time favorite, in fact I think it's the only soup I actually make - not one I reheat from a can, last week and messaged about it in Twitter and Facebook and had a few requests for the recipe. I had a feeling that there might be others that would also enjoy its yumminess.

Thanks to Momma Marian who shared it with my family probably over 20 years ago now.

Canadian Cheese Soup

1/4 onion
2 stalks celery chopped
2 carrots grated
1 qt (2 14.5 oz) cans chicken broth
3/4 lb Velvetta cheese
1/2 stick butter
1/4 c flour
5 oz evaporated milk
5 oz water

Saute veggies in butter. Add flour and stir. Stir in broth. Simmer on low temperature for 1 hour. Add milk, water and cheese. Stir over low heat until melted. Serves 4.

Momma Marian commented on my post of making it over the last few days and said she added it on top of broccoli recently. She also indicated serving it with Oyster Crackers when she originally shared it.

Personally, I don't know why I hadn't thought of it earlier, but I think I'm going to add some bacon to it next time. Wowza!

Oh, it's probably not the healthiest thing you'll enjoy this winter.