Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020 will be a most unusual affair for most. If you do chose to gather with those outside your group please be safe and follow the CDC Guidelines.

Having said that we still gotta eat right?

So here are a few ideas for appetizers, the star of the show the turkey, side dishes, and desserts.

Appetizers: Keep it simple and light. Just enough to ward off hunger pains but not enough to spoil your appetite.  

Marinated Mozzarella 

Light, easy to make ahead from just a few ingredients. Add assorted crackers….done!

Marinated Mozzarella 4

Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip – Caramelized onions, mixed with cream cheese, sour cream, a touch of thyme, garlic powder, and Worcestershire. Serve with crackers or chips for a delicious dip!

Caramelized Onion Dip

Next is the star of the show…..Turkey

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Cheddar Chicken Grilled Cheese

Cheddar Chicken Grilled Cheese is not your MaMa’s grilled cheese. Thick crusty bread, shredded chicken, smoked white cheddar, and a divine Brussels sprouts slaw grilled to perfection!

Cheddar Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Although I love traditional grilled cheese, you know the ones made with wrapped sliced cheese on white bread slathered with butter then grilled toasty brown, sometimes you need to shake it up. Besides no offense but I am at a stage in life where I like cheese with a little more.  Continue reading “Cheddar Chicken Grilled Cheese”

Brussels Sprouts Goat Cheese Bacon Pizza

Brussels Sprouts Goat Cheese Bacon Pizza

Brussels sprouts are a love – hate vegetable. Most either love them or hate them. Tim and I happen to be of the love’m group.

Brussels Sprouts Goat Cheese Bacon Pizza

I’ve roasted them with grapes, topped a brat with them, made a salad, and now have made two pizza’s with them. Our first brussels sprouts pizza  was Scallop Bacon Brussels Sprout Pizza and it was delicious….brussels sprouts and scallops with bacon……yum!

Brussels Sprouts Goat Cheese Bacon Pizza

Sometimes, you just know flavors that pair well together. Bacon and brussels sprouts, goat cheese, roasted garlic, and parmesan. Is it a traditional pizza…..oh heavens no, but the flavors are so perfect together, they deserve a turn on a pizza crust.

Brussels Sprouts Goat Cheese Bacon Pizza

Marinara was the odd duck out for this recipe, but I needed a sauce and I had a jar of it in the pantry, so I took a chance. When making a recipe, I will get so excited over it, I neglect to write things down….such was the case of the marinara, so I don’t remember the brand. It had a touch of heat too it that was right up TIm’s alley. For all my misgivings about the tomato part… it was perfect.

Brussels Sprouts Goat Cheese Bacon Pizza

Precooking the brussels sprouts until they are tender crisp gives them a light caramelization and enhances the flavor. Bacon fat doesn’t hurt either.

If you are looking for a different and unique pizza Brussels Sprouts Goat Cheese Bacon Pizza is that pizza.
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Brussels Sprouts Goat Cheese Bacon Pizza

  • Author: Marty Boyd


  • 114 ounce Boboli pre made pizza crust
  • 1 cup marinara sauce – home made or jarred
  • 1 tablespoon roasted garlic
  • 3 slices applewood smoked bacon, diced and cooked crisp
  • 2 cups shredded brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450* degrees.
  2. Place pizza crust on a pizza stone or a baking sheet. If using a baking sheet spray with cooking spray before placing the crust on the sheet.
  3. Cook the bacon in a small skillet until crisp. Remove to drain on paper toweling, reserving 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat in the skillet.
  4. Over medium heat add the brussels sprouts and onion to the reserved bacon fat and cook until tender crisp about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Assemble the pizza ingredient in the following order; pizza crust, marinara sauce, brussels sprouts mixture, roasted garlic, goat cheese, bacon, parmesan cheese.
  6. Place pizza in preheated oven and bake for 15 – 18 minutes or until the cheese is melting and just turning brown. If you wish the cheese to be a little more brown you can broil for the last two minutes of cooking time.
  7. Remove from the oven, slice and enjoy.