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or just trying to EAT BETTER,
you NEED to try this!
 Question:  Have you ever scrapped the toppings off of a pizza to avoid eating the crust?  No fun.  It’s basically the toppings of the pizza and I don’t miss the crust at all this way.  
This is the way I’m kinda obsessed with making it right now.  
You should be really creative with this and then tell me what YOU did!
Boars Head Pepperoni or Turkey
we use this kind.  They don’t Compromise!
Pasta/pizza sauce
purple onions
artichoke hearts
green bell peppers
a little mozzarella
1. Toss pepperoni/turkey, onion, bell peppers into a skillet and “Stir Fry”
2. Add artichoke hearts and cook a while longer.
 3. Then add pasta sauce.  Cook it until it’s bubbly and thickens up.
Crazy easy to make and kind of confused I didn’t think to do this sooner.  
But oh well, I have it now and I hope you do too 🙂


This is what we ate last night.  I have it pinned on my Pinterest board “EATING and DRINKING”.  I’ve made it a few times and  it is SO YUM!  Last night, however,  I had to make a few adjustments… because I didn’t realize when I started that I was out of a few ingredients.  That’s never a fun moment when I am half way into cooking and realize I DON’T HAVE ALL THE STUFF I NEED!  Sadly that happens more than I want to admit. LOL  That’s when it’s nice having friendly neighbors 🙂
So I improvised last night and it turned out great!  
So I thought I’d share…
First, grate the CAULIFLOWER
Cook the CAULIFLOWER in microwave on high for 8 min.  
DON’T add water.  It makes it’s own moister.
Oven preheat to 450ª 
I actually think I will lower the temp and increase the cook time next time I make this.  The outer edges burned on mine. 
Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
Add 1 EGG, GARLIC (fresh or powder), a little SALT, and OREGANO.
I’m sorry I didn’t measure. 
Pinterest:  add 1 cup grated mozzarella.
Me: had no mozzarella, so I cut up our Boar’s Head Provolone cheese.
MIX it all up.
PLOP the MIXTURE onto the cookie sheet.
SPREAD it out with your hands.
Brush OLIVE OIL onto the crust.
BAKE it for 15 minutes.  
Add sause and toppings.
I used pizza sauce, red & yellow bell peppers, feta cheese, and parmesan. 
I would have used pepperoni for the kids, but…I was out 🙁  
Put this under the BROILER until toppings are warm and cheese is melted.
So this did NOT appeal to my kids, but my husband and I enjoyed it.  I actually thought it was GREAT!  Next time I will NOT call it pizza, and I think my kids MIGHT like it 🙂
If you think of a creative name for this “pizza”, PLEASE share… so my kid will eat it!  🙂
Give it a try. 
 What are your favorite toppings?  

Family Pizza-Bar Night

Family Night

It was so EASY, FUN and DELICIOUS!
We even pulled a life lesson from it:  

The choices you make for your toppings will determine the taste of your pizza, much like the personal choices you make everyday will flavor the outcome of your future.

Thank You Jame!

This opened the door for some good, healthy conversational time with my kids!…

 while enjoying our pizza 🙂


I love pizza and am realizing that I can play around with it to kill the carbs and increase the nutrition.  It’s like a DREAM… true HEALTHY PIZZA!
So here’s what I did.
1. Cut zucchini into about 1/4 in slices.
2. Put zucchini in a zip-lock bag with olive oil.  Shake up really good.
3. Put the slices flat onto a pan… save your self clean-up time and lay down some foil first.
4. Broil for 2 minutes, flip, and then broil an addition 2 minutes.
5. Add your sauce, cheese, and another toppings you want.  
6. Broil one more time for 2 min.  

 Watch the cheese and make sure it doesn’t burn.

I really enjoyed these with my KALE CHIPS.  
My kids plate. 
OK, so I didn’t fool them with the pizza.  They were a little weirded out
 – with good reason – 
and ate the top off the pizza, leaving the zucchini for the trash 🙁 
 Oh well, I guess this will be MOM’S version!   
Try it out and let me know what you think.  
Did you get creative with your toppings?