Savory Bread and Tiny Visitors

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After enjoying the beach with my family, my sister’s two kids came to stay with me for five days. We’ve starting calling this “aunt camp.” We went to the Durham Museum of Life and Science, Marbles Kid’s Museum, the movies to see Finding Dori, swimming, and Frankie’s Fun Park for mini golf. It was a busy few days, and I also got a summer flu in the midst of it all that made napping and downtime more of a must as well. When we weren’t out seeing the town, the kids loved when I put music videos on and then they would have a dance competition. We ate a lot of cheese sandwiches, Captain Crunch, Gogurts, and ice cream sandwiches. One night, I made homemade pizza and had more leftover dough than I had planned. I decided to make a grown up treat for Rajat and I with the leftover dough. Continue reading

Stromboli and Pan Pizzas

Stromboli with Eggplant and Spinach

Stromboli with Eggplant and Spinach

It is the weekend before our one year anniversary, and we couldn’t help but begin celebrating early! We are going to Asheville next weekend and have a slew of restaurants we will go to, so we wanted to do some fine dining at home this weekend and on the actual day of our anniversary. I am doing an Italian style dinner for our actual anniversary, and had some prepping to do today so that ¬†we will eat at a decent hour on the big day. Since I was already making doughs and living in the kitchen, I decided to make some pizza for dinner also. Plus, my husband is suddenly obsessed with American football and wants “football” food on Sundays now. Pizza fit the football bill. Continue reading

Homemade Pizza with Mushrooms, Squash, and Brussels Sprouts

Pizza with Mushrooms, Squash, and Brussels Sprouts

Pizza with Mushrooms, Squash, and Brussels Sprouts

Today was my nephew’s (half) birthday. I have to say, it was pretty spectacular (better than some of my real non-half birthdays). We had ice cream cake from Cold Stone and homemade pizza for dinner. And lots of balloon games that had very intricate rules made up by my nephew. Much fun and many calories were had by all. Continue reading

Cheesy Pizza Dosa Bites

Cheesy Pizza Dosa Bites in Ebelskiver Pan

Cheesy Pizza Dosa Bites in Ebelskiver Pan

As a kid (and shamefully also as an adult), I loved Bagel Bites- tiny pizza bites that are delicious and glutinous and horrible for you. I swore off bagel bites several years ago as I was no longer a starving undergrad and was a bit more health conscious. But recently at my sister-in-law’s, I was reminded of the sweet cheesy bliss that is bagel bites when she made dosa balls in an ebelskiver pan for her son.

 

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