Sunday, October 24, 2010

Super Simple BBQ Chicken Pizza

This is a super quick, very simple recipe that's nice on a weeknight when time is short and you want something tasty with a 'comfort food' feel.  You can make it healthier by using reduced-fat cheeses and low-sugar BBQ sauce or adding veggies.

  • 1 refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1/2 cup original barbeque sauce
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup white chicken meat (I use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.)

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray a pizza pan with non-stick olive oil spray.
  • In a small bowl, blend cheeses together.
  • Spread pizza dough on pan.
  • Top with barbeque sauce.
  • Sprinkle with cheese mixture.
  • Top with chicken.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes.

White Chocolate Walnut Blondies with Maple Butter Sauce

I have been so busy with two amazing - but time-consuming! - projects that I've had very little time to cook.  So I couldn't miss the chance to try something new when Mike and I were invited to a house warming BBQ at our friends Jen & Dave's new crib.  I stumbled across this recipe through the Pioneer Woman's website, and I decided it was too decadent to pass up!

These blondies are soft and chewy, with extra creaminess provided by the white chocolate chips.  They are not overloaded with walnuts, which is nice.  They are fantastic without the sauce, but if you want a true "Wow!" experience, serve 'em with a drizzle of the maple sauce.  They are outta this world good!