Potato Crusted Breakfast Pizza

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Potato Crusted Breakfast Pizza 

Sunday morning breakfast at the Boyd’s…………Pizza????? Pizza you say……..not the kind that is cold and left over from the night before, but a hot from the oven breakfast pizza. Potato Crusted Breakfast Pizza!

It’s everything from breakfast formed into a pizza. Hash browns (crust), topped with eggs, bacon, and cheese. I have seen recipes for breakfast pizza before, but always on a bread type crust…………..  I guess that is like toast? But I liked the idea of crispy hash browns,  with a nice egg on top, and smokey bacon. The cheese is just an added bonus, after all who doesn’t like cheese. Tim put salsa on his, I’m that ketchup on eggs crazy person, so that was my choice, but we both tasted pre-condiment and it was great. So, whatever your condiment choice, Potato Crusted Breakfast Pizza is a nice change of pace for your Sunday breakfast.

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Potato Crusted Breakfast Pizza

  • Author: Marty Boyd

Description

Breakfast Pizza……..


Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1-20oz package Simply Potatoes, shredded hash brown style
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup 6 Cheese Italian shredded cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups 6 Cheese Italian shredded cheese
  • 6 slices applewood smoked bacon diced and cooked
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450*
  2. In a large bowl mix the hash browns, 1 egg, 1/2 cup cheese and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning until well blended.
  3. On a pizza stone or cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray shape the potato mixture into a circle making a lip around the outside edge to form your crust.
  4. Bake crust in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove crust and top with 1 1/2 cups Italian cheese, the 4 eggs, cooked bacon and sprinkle with Italian seasoning . Return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your desired donees. 15 minutes makes the eggs over medium.
  6. remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped parsley and cut into wedges to serve.

Notes

You may add more eggs depending on the number you wish to serve.

 

Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake

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Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake

Chocolate Stout Bundt

Maybe my site should have been called What the “Forks” for Dessert?……..hmmmm. My renewed love of baking has me making desserts……ALOT!!!!!

After making Corned Beef Tacos and Rueben Pizza, I had one Guinness Stout beer left from all the corned beef I cooked………Just toss the corned beef into a cockpot and cover it with the beer……..no muss…….no fuss. Except for that extra beer. Tim and I are teetotalers, so what to do with that beer? Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake……… who would think a chocolate cake made with beer………..not me!

Pinterest is a wealth of information. I came across a recipe for a Chocolate Stout Cake. The original recipes was from Fine Cooking, but I tweaked it just a bit…….I really did not think a beer in a dessert would taste very good, what a surprise …….even the batter was yummy. I know, you are not suppose to eat stuff with raw eggs in it, but in my life time I have eaten copious amounts of raw batter dough, and lived to tell the tale.

But seriously, the  elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems should not eat any foods with raw eggs in them due to the risk of Salmonella. 

Back to my little cakes………..they came out moist and the beer must have made the chocolate………more chocolaty. I made mine in individual size, but you can make one big cake in a regular size bundt pan if you wish. A simple chocolate glaze makes the Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake an elegant looking, chocolate dessert fit for St Patty’s Day or anytime you want a fancy dessert.

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Chocolate Stout Bundt Cake

  • Author: Marty Boyd

Description

My take on the Fine Cooking version.


Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups stout, such as Guinness (don’t include the foam when measuring)
  • 1/3 cup dark molasses
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder (extra for dusting the pans)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 oz. semisweet chocolate, very finely chopped
  • For the glaze:
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz. semisweet chocolate

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a 10- or 12-cup bundt pan (or twelve 1-cup mini bundt pans) with cooking non stick cooking spray and then lightly coat with sifted cocoa powder. Tap out any excess cocoa.
  2. In a small saucepan bring the stout and molasses to a simmer. Remove the pan from the heat and let stand while preparing the cake batter.
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Cream the butter in a large bowl on medium speed ( stand or hand mixer) until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the brown sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Scraping the bowl as needed. Beat in the eggs one at a time. On low speed, alternate the flour and stout mixtures. Scraping the bowl as needed.Then beat at medium speed until the batter is smooth. Stir in the chopped chocolate.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan (or pans), spreading evenly. Tap pan on table a few time to remove air bubbles. Bake until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes (about 25 -30 minutes for mini cakes). Set the pan on a rack to cool for 20 minutes. Invert the cake onto the rack and remove the pan. Let cool.
  5. Make the glaze:
  6. Bring the cream to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate. Let stand for 1 minute and then whisk until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Drizzle cakes with glaze and then let cool.

 

Tandoori Chicken Burgers

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Tandoori Chicken Burgers

Tandoori Chicken Burger

The weather might be trying to keep a foothold in winter but, I am ready for Spring!!! This winter has been sooooo long, cold and snowy. I am not a huge winter weather lover, but this year was about more than a girl could stand. I will be putting my boots and winter coat away and no matter what happens, I will not put them on again until November!!!!!

Now, my rant is over, on to Spring talk…….I am ready to grill again. I know…….you can grill all winter if you want too, but, I don’t like to be cold ,so I AM NOT going to stand outside in the cold to grill. Sorry I think that was a rant again…….

Burgers, they beg to be grilled. I did not grill this burger, but will most certainly be making the Tandoori Chicken Burgers again very soon…… on the grill….did you hear that Mother Nature?

I have seen these burgers made with lamb, beef, or chicken, but in an effort to begin eating better, I chose chicken. The bread is Naan, an Indian flatbread, instead of a traditional bun. I am sure you can make the bread yourself, but I have found it readily available at the grocery store.

The Tandoori Chicken Burger is flavor packed, and topped with cucumber, red onion, cilantro and a cool yogurt sauce. Wrapped in the Naan, it makes a healthy alternative to a regular burger.

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Tandoori Chicken Burgers

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • Burgers:
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken breast
  • 4 green onions
  • 3 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Naan bread
  • cucumber
  • cilantro
  • red onion sliced thinly
  • Yogurt Sauce:
  • 1 small container fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh mint chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken and spices in a large bowl. Mix well. Form into 4 patties.
  2. Place yogurt, mint, cumin, lemon juice and salt and pepper in a small bowl and stir together. Set aside.
  3. Slice cucumbers, red onions, and lightly chop cilantro. Set aside.
  4. Cook burgers on a preheated grill over medium-medium high grill. About 3 minutes per side. You can cook inside in a large skillet also. Grill Naan bread or warm in a skillet or grill pan.
  5. Top the burgers with a few sliced cucumbers, red onion, and a generous handful of cilantro.
  6. Add the yogurt sauce and serve.