Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Veggie Stromboli

Veggies and cheese are wrapped in dough, in this delicious meatless stromboli.

Braided Veggie Stromboli

My Mom was visiting a few weeks ago and whenever she visits, we like to spoil her with foods she doesn't typically eat at home. The kids were wanting pizza for dinner one night, so I decided to try my hand at Stromboli, rather than our regular pizza recipe. Stromboli is a type of turnover, usually made with Italian bread dough and stuffed with Italian meats and cheeses. Mom and I would both be happy with a vegetarian diet, so we decided that we wanted a veggie stromboli, rather than one full of meat.

Let me tell you, this stromboli gave me a run for my money. I'm glad Mom was here to help, because I'm pretty sure I would have trashed it, had she not been. I decided that rather than roll my dough on a lightly floured surface, I'd roll it our on parchment paper. BIG MISTAKE! The dough moistened the parchment paper and as a result the dough stuck. It stuck BAD! Mom slowly peeled back the ripping parchment paper, as I tried to hold the stromboli without it falling apart. We had a few tears in the bottom of the stromboli, but once it was baked all was good. So please learn from my mistake and roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface!

Braided Veggie Stromboli

Veggie Stromboli

4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 
1 tablespoon light brown sugar 
1 1/3 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) 
1 1/2 teaspoons salt 
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 
1 envelope (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast 

2 onions, peeled and sliced
2 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs butter
1 tsp brown sugar
2 1/2 C broccoli florets, lightly steamed
1 red pepper, sliced
1 1/2 C Kerrygold cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 tsp bell pepper seasoning (I used Pampered Chef)

Using your prefered method, make your stromboli dough. I like using my bread machine set to the dough setting. I add the water, salt, oil and sugar to the insert, followed by the flour and yeast. Once dough has risen once, prepare to roll out the stromboli.

While dough rises, preheat a large skillet over med-low heat. Add the oil and butter and once the butter begins to sizzle, add the onions. Cook slowly, until onions become a gorgeous golden colour; about 15-20 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar and set aside.

On a lightly floured surface roll out the bread dough into a 18x13 inch rectangle.Spread the caramelized onions down the center of the dough, top with red pepper, steamed broccoli and shredded cheese. Season with bell pepper seasoning. 

Starting at the edge of the filling, make parallel horizontal cuts in the dough at 1" intervals down both sides. Leave a 1" border at the top and bottom. Fold the top and bottom edges over the filling. Take the top right hand strip and fold it over the filling. Fold the left hand strip over the filling, crossing over the first strip. Repeat, alternating strips to create a braid effect. Season with additional bell pepper seasoning.

Gently pick up the braid and place on a greased baking sheet. Cover the braid and let rise 20-30 minutes. While dough rises, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake risen braid for 30-35 minutes; until golden brown. Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with favourite marinara sauce.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Simple Supper Tuesday #106

Welcome back to Simple Supper Tuesday, the party featuring QUICK, EASY recipes, perfect for those busy weeknights. So, please share your crock pot, 30 minutes or 5 ingredient recipes (easy desserts are also welcome)!!

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Swiss Chicken Bake- What's Cooking in the Burbs

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Slow Cooker Pork Tacos- Mama, Mommy, Mom

Easter Pretzel Chicks- Cincy Shopper

Banana Maple Nut Oatmeal- Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Easy Chicken Pot Pie Puffs- It's a Keeper!

Easter Nests with Chocolate Eggs- Faith Filled Food for Moms


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Sunday, March 29, 2015

What's for Eats? Sunday March 29th, 2015

Meal planning is a great way to save money on groceries and you won't be standing in front of the fridge at 4pm, wondering what to make!

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The closer we get to Spring like weather, the busier I seem to be getting. Last week was very exciting for me. I was interviewed for the local paper, about how to make getting dinner on the table easier. I talked about meal planning, prepping veggies for the week and cooking extra protein for extra quick and easy meals throughout the week. They took photos of me cooking and it should appear in the paper in a few weeks. I am excited to see it!! It was humbling to be asked to contribute to this 3 part series about easy dinner ideas.

This week should be a bit quieter. We have no appointments, so other than helping at school, we have no plans. I could use an easy week for a change, LOL. Glad it will be a short week, due to Good Friday. I finally bought my ham for Easter. Prices for ham were ridiculous, but I finally found some decent ham on sale this week. Now I just have to plan the remainder of our Easter feast. Here is what I have planned for the week. I have two recipes which I'm bringing over, since we had a change of plans last week:


  • leftovers
  • Crock Pot Moose Stew with Biscuits
  • Salmon (new recipe) with broccoli and golden potatoes
  • leftovers
  • Easter- Ham, asparagus gratin, brown sugared carrots, Cheddar Bacon Deviled Eggs and Double Layer Lemon Pie (new recipe) for dessert.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

35 Easter Recipes~ From Sweet to Savory

35 wonderful sweet and savory recipes, perfect for Easter.

35 Easter Recipes from Sweet to Savory

Spring is in the air, the snow is melting and the kids are anxiously awaiting the Easter Bunny. Here are some wonderful recipes to help make your Easter celebrations, more special than ever!


Easy Deviled Eggs- Moore or Less Cooking Blog

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs- Hun... What's for Dinner?

Chive Deviled Eggs- With a Blast

Baby Chick Deviled Eggs- Spend with Pennies

Eggs in Clouds- The Foodie Affair


Sweet Easter Bread- Culinary Flavors

Egg Salad Carrot Crescents- Simplistically Living

Easter Bread- Walking on Sunshine

Orange Bunny Rolls- Budget Gourmet Mom


Mustard Harissa Lambsicles- Noshing with the Nolands

Maple Glazed Turkey Breast- Hun... What's for Dinner?

Slow Cooker Ham- Moore or Less Cooking Blog

Marinated and Grilled Lamb Loin Chops- The Kitchen Chopper

Rosemary Balsamic Glazed Ham- Spend with Pennies


Easy Easter Peeps Cake- Foody Schmoody

Easter Kit Kat Cake- With a Blast

Bird's Nests- This Silly Girl's Life

Skinny Easter Sugar Cookies- Skinny Kitchen

Easter Cups with Lemon Curd and Cream- Noshing with the Nolands

Bunny Cake- Tampa Cake Girl

Lemon Cream Pie- Bunny's Warm Oven

Carrot Cupcakes- Hun... What's for Dinner?

Dijon Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting- Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Fresh Fruit Salad- The Foodie Affair

Easter Bunny Rabbit Poop Cake- Maison Cupcake

White Chocolate Dipped Coconut Marshmallows- The Gold Lining Girl

Easter Bunny Krispie Treats- Cincy Shopper

Easter Chocolate Cream Eggs- Culinary Ginger

M&M Carrot Cake Fudge- Living the Gourmet

Lemon Peeps Cookie Pizza- Hun... What's for Dinner?

Bunny Butt Easter Cupcakes- Spend with Pennies


Homemade Lemonade with Raspberry Cream- Simply Sated

Lemon Peeptinis- Home is Where the Boat is

Wishing you all a Blessed Easter!!!

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