Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tropical Chicken Pizza

Alright you guys...I have to tell you about the best pizza ever! We had it at Boston Pizza...and after spending $30 on a medium, we decided we could make it ourselves. And I'm telling you, it's so good that I make it at least once a week (I'm not one for variety in my life)

Here's what you need:
  • 1 pizza crust (you can use already made, or make your own)
  • 1/2 jar of Alfredo sauce (you could make your own...but that's too much work for me)
  • Mozzarella Cheese - as much as your little heart desires
  • Cheddar Cheese - also as much as you like
  • 1 can of Pineapple tidbits, drained
  • Real Bacon Bits
  • Chicken - cooked and cubed
  • 1 Tbsp. Frank's Hot sauce - or comparable buffalo style sauce (not Tabasco)
Here's what you do:
Place the pizza crust on a cookie sheet or pizza pan. Spread 1/2 jar of Alfredo sauce all over it. Top with mozzarella cheese. Toss cubed chicken in hot sauce and put on pizza, along with pineapple and bacon bits. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes. (it could be less if you buy a pre-made crust....just check the label) Remove and let rest for 5 minutes. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Karen's Pork Chops

I love these because they're super easy and very tasty. I'm not a big fan of anything sweet and sour, but these are just a hint of sweet and taste great. I made them when Jen and family were in town and everybody loved them. I will note that the sauce is very runny. I haven't figure out how to thicken it up, other than with some cornstarch after the chops have finished baking, but the sauce is plenty tasty runny. And it works great over rice.

6-8 Pork Chops
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup chili sauce
1/4 cup honey
1-2 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9x13 pan.

2. Place chops in baking dish. Combine sauce ingredients and pour over chops.

3. Bake uncovered for 30-60 minutes. Pork is completely cooked when the internal temperature reaches 160°F. (My chops are usually done around 35-40 minutes.)