Welcome to my food blog! I am a home cook and I want to share my love of food with the world. I'll divulge my recipes as often as possible. Feel free to comment or to email me at nodessertpodcast@gmail.com! Don' forget to come by often for new posts... I love having you visit me!







March 28, 2017

Pizza Pockets - Home Cooked Recipe #77

This week's recipe is not the healthiest, but it's not the most unhealthy either.  And the bonus is it is easy to make, you can put whatever fillings you want inside, and it's fairly inexpensive!  I like something easy for weeknights, especially when I have dart league or something else going on that day. This recipe fits the bill, and it's delicious!

PIZZA POCKETS

Ingredients:

  • 1 tube crescent rolls
  • 2 oz shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • pepperoni
  • parmesan


Directions:
Preheat oven to temperature on crescent roll package (mine was 375).
Unroll dough onto foil-lined, greased baking sheet. Take half the dough for the bottom, pressing the seams together so it is one rectangle.  Top with sauce, pepperoni, and cheeses.  Take the other half of the dough and place on top, sealing the seams AND the edges.  Bake for 15-20 mins.  Enjoy!
***NOTE:  You can jazz this particular one up by brushing the top with garlic butter, adding other pizza toppings to the filling (i.e. sausage, onions, peppers, etc), OR make an entirely different filling altogether such as cheddar, chicken, & broccoli or ham, cheese, and pineapple.  Your creativity is the limit!




March 2, 2017

Tortellini Soup - Home Cooked Recipe #76

Well, there was not much of a winter here in FL this year. And now that it's March I don't expect it to be very chilly for quite a while.  But sometimes you just want a good bowl of soup! And I have a great recipe for a creamy tortellini soup that has some yummy veggies in it as well.

Tortellini Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 carton of chicken broth
  • 1 can tomato soup (I use Campbell's)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5oz)
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 2 tbs sundried tomatoes
  • 1 pkg frozen tortellini
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • olive oil


Directions:
Saute onion in a small bit of olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of red pepper flaked. Stir in garlic, saute for a minute. Add in carrots, saute another 5 minutes. Squeeze in tomato paste and let cook for a minute. Add in zucchini, tomatoes, tomato soup, and chicken broth. Stir well and let simmer for 15 minutes. Pour in package of tortellini and let cook for the time the package suggests. Whisk in heavy cream, cook for 1 minute, then remove from heat. Serve with a nice salad and garlic bread. Enjoy! ***NOTE: You can also make this in a slow cooker. Just put everything in your slow cooker except tortellini and heavy cream and cook over low for 4 hours. Then add tortellini, cook on high 10 minutes. Stir in cream and turn off slow cooker. Easy!***