Thursday, January 30, 2014

Game Day Recipe: Grilled Pizza with Prosciutto + Arugula + Basil Pesto + Fresh Mozzarella

I am a huge fan of pizza.  It can come in the form of a calzone, deep dish, thin crust, you name it!  Mr. Domesticated Diva and I have made pizza before, but never have we thought about grilling it.  I mean, you can grill just about anything right?

|what you will need|

+ olive oil
+ grill (we have a propane grill)
+ store bought pizza crust dough (we used the Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust)
+ sauce (either pizza sauce, cream sauce, pesto sauce, etc...we used a pesto sauce)
+ toppings & cheese (we used Prosciutto, Arugula, and Fresh Mozzarella, but the possibilities are endless)

|how to|

{1} Heat grill to about 325 degrees (medium heat).

{2} Prepare your toppings (i.e. wash and cut veggies, cook meats, slice cheese, etc).  We found that having the toppings ready was helpful, especially since the pizza crust cooks very fast.

{3} Open the canister of pizza crust and roll it out.  We decided to cut the pizza in half since it would be easier to handle.  You can also leave it as is. 

{4} Oil each side of the pizza crust with a small amount of olive oil. Place the crusts on either a large cutting board or a cookie sheet.

{5} Place the crust directly on the grill.  Grill one side of the pizza until it is golden brown.  This took about 3-5 minutes.

{6} Once one side is grilled, flip the crust over to the other side.  Top the now grilled side crust with toppings and cheese.

{7} Close the grill and bake on medium low for about another 3-5 minutes.  Bon Appetite!


This is a easy, fast, and delicious way to cook (I mean) grill a pizza.  We can't wait to try other combinations of toppings! 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Game Day Recipe...Duck Wraps

This is a perfect recipe for watching the game.  Now these are not ordinary duck wraps, these are bacon wrapped duck breast marinated in Italian dressing and stuffed with jalapenos and cream cheese.  Drool!  My brother-in-law made these for us over the Christmas Holiday, and they were gobbled up in a second. 

|what you will need|

-makes about 3 dozen-

+ can of sliced jalapenos
+ package of cream cheese (softened)
+ 2 packages of bacon
+ duck breast (we used 8 duck breast that was marinated in Italian Dressing)

|how to|
{1} Cut the duck breast into 1 1/4" cubes, cut the bacon slices in half, and cut the cream cheese into 1/2" cubes.

|duck breast...yum|
{2} Place half a slice of bacon on the cutting board and put a piece of duck breast in the middle, along with a small cube of cream cheese, and a slice of jalapeno.  Press down the cream cheese slightly to distribute it along the duck piece.
{3} Wrap the bacon around the duck + jalapeno + cream cheese goodness.  Then secure the bacon together with a toothpick.


{4} Grill the wraps on high for about 10-12 minutes or until bacon is cooked.  Make sure to turn the wraps half way through.