Sunday, August 18, 2013

Recipe Reblog: Pizza & Potatoes

We hosted our burgeoning wine club last weekend and I tried a bunch of new recipes. These were the two that stood out to everyone as clear winners and so I shall share them with you fine people.

Grilled Pesto Potatoes: If you are a pesto person, you will love this flavorful side dish. We made our pesto with basil from my garden but skipped the pine nuts. Pine nuts are expensive, yo! Instead, we added more basil and extra parmesan cheese. Check the consistency while blending if you do it this way. You want to make sure the pesto isn't too oily. Fold up your diced potatoes and pesto into a foil packet and toss it on the grill. This could not have been easier. The tough part is unwrapping the thousand degree packet when you're ready to eat. Be careful!

Fruit Pizza: Wouldja look at that beauty? I served this fruit pizza for dessert. Sugar cookie crust, sweetened cream cheese frosting and then top with fruit. Next time, I won't bake the crust for quite so long. I had a hard time determining if it was truly done. It was. It was a nice golden brown but I would have preferred it to be a bit softer. I baked it on parchment paper on my pizza stone which worked out great. For the frosting, the recipe calls for mixing in 1/3 cup of powdered sugar. I thought 1/2 cup worked better but wasn't overly sweet. Try one for yourself!

P.S. Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law!!

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