The hardest part, choosing the recipes to make. That is always the hard part, GBP cookbooks have so many yummy, easy recipes, and this book is no different.
I chose 4 recipes to review...however, I could have kept going.
The first recipe I made was Garfield's Pizza Bites. Emily came home from school and she loved having these to snack on. I will admit, I snuck a few before the bus came. ;)
Garfield's Pizza Bites
8-oz. tube refrigerated crescent rolls
1/3 c. pizza sauce
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
16 slices pepperoni
1/3 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
Unroll rolls but do not separate, press perforations to seal. Spread pizza sauce evenly over rolls, leaving a one-inch border. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Roll up dough jelly-roll style, starting with one short edge.Cut into 16 slices. Place slices, cut side down, on a greased baking sheet. Top each slice with one pepperoni slice and one teaspoon mozzarella cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes, until edges are golden and cheese is melted. Serve warm. Serves 6-8.
Hawaiian Pizza Sub
11-oz. tube refrigerated crusty French loaf
2 T. oil
1 t. Italian seasoning
1/4 t. garlic powder
8-oz. can pizza sauce, divided
1/3 lb. sliced deli ham
8-oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
Place loaf seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Cut slashes on top, about 1/2 inche deep. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until golden; remove from oven. Combine oil, Italian seasoning and garlic powder in a small bowl; brush over hot loaf. Let loaf cool for 10 minutes; slice in half horizontally. Hollow out bottom half of loaf, leaving a 1/4 inch shell. Spread bottom half with 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce. Layer with ham, pineapple, cheese and top half of loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for and additional 6-8 minutes. Slice and serve with remaining pizza sauce. Serves 4-6.
Creamy Salmon Manicotti
8 manicotti pasta shells, uncooked
2 5-oz. pkgs. pink salmon, flaked
16-oz. container ricotta cheese
1 egg, beaten
15-oz. jar Alfredo sauce
Garnish: dill weed
Cook manicotti shells according to package directions, drain. Meanwhile, remove any bones or skin from salmon. In a bowl, combine salmon, ricotta cheese and egg; mix well. Spoon mixture into shells. Arrange shells in a lightly greased 11x9 inch baking pan. Spoon any extra filling around shells. Top with Alfredo sauce; sprinkle with dill weed. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, until heated through. Serves 4.
*I spooned the filling into a Zip-Loc bag, cut a corner from the bottom, and squirted the filling into the manicotti shells. Easy, and very little mess!
Farmers' Market Fettuccine
12-oz. pkg. fettuccine pasta, uncooked
1/2 c. creamy Italian salad dressing
1 c. broccoli flowerets, cut into bite-size pieces
1 c. zucchini, sliced
1 c. red pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1/2 t. dried basil
1/2 c. butter
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 c. sliced mushrooms
Garnish: Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Toss warm pasta with salad dressing; stir to coat and set aside. Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat; cook broccoli, zucchini, onion and basil in butter until tender. Stir in tomatoes and mushrooms; cook just until heated through. Toss vegetable mixture with pasta mixture. Garnish with cheese. Serves 6.
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