Thursday, August 8, 2013

Pizza toppings

Here at the Hurst household we cook a lot of pizza (best when grilled) and calzones. I am always looking for new delicious topping combinations. This week I tried a delicious combo that I would love to share:

Alfredo sauce
Feta cheese
Artichoke hearts
Caramelized onions

Make sure you cook your dough for awhile before topping, or the middle of the dough will stay soggy. And if you are making calzones, leave the sauce on the side for dipping. What are your favorite pizza toppings?


Friday, August 2, 2013

Sweet Potato Egg Boats

Hi family,  I made these tonight and they were delicious I recommend you all try them.  I found this recipe on edible perspective

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Sweet Potato Egg Boats [yields 2 large potatoes, inspired by Baked Egg Boats from Spoon Fork Bacon]
  • 2 large sweet potatoes [about 7-8” long and 3-4” diameter]
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3c baby portabellas, diced
  • 2Tchives, finely diced
  • 2T cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/4t salt
  • black pepper
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 and wash your potatoes.
  2. Place on a pan [or right on the rack] in the middle of your oven for 35-40min, until about about 2/3 of the way cooked through.  Do not prick with a fork.
  3. Whisk together the egg + cream cheese until smooth then whisk in the mushrooms, chives, salt, and pepper.
  4. Remove from the oven and carefully carve out a bowl in the potato using a knife to make the cut and a spoon to scrape.  Try to make sure the hole you carve out is the about the same width from end to end.  Scoop slightly deeper on the thinner end.  This will help ensure the egg cooks evenly and doesn’t overflow.  Start about 1” from each end.  Remove about 3/4c of potato from each.  Reserve and/or cook the excess potato if you like.
  5. Place potatoes on a baking sheet, sprinkle the carved potato with a pinch of salt, then pour in half of the egg mixture to each.
  6. Bake for another 25-32min until the egg is set. 
  7. Broil on the top rack for 1-3min until golden brown.
notes:  If your potato is smaller than the specified size above, adjust cook time if necessary.  You also may need more potatoes to fill with the mixture.  It’s best to carve out the potato with a spoon, not a fork, so the egg mixture doesn’t seep into the bottom half of the potato.