Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Healthy Tomato and Chicken Pizza

This recipe was in the June issue of Fitness magazine. I think I'm going to make it for supper tonight!

Nonstick cooking spray
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1 10-ounce package refrigerated pizza dough
3 medium plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
4 ounces cooked chicken, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

1. Coat a 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray; sprinkle with cornmeal. Press refrigerated dough into pan, building up edges.

2. Arrange tomato slices and chicken on dough. Add basil and pepper, and top with mozzarella.

3. Bake in a 425-degree F. oven for 13 to 18 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.

~ Courtesy of Fitness magazine

Blueberry Crumble Pie

I absolutely love pie! Doesn't matter what kind. My parents brought me a huge batch of blueberries from the farmers market. (Ohhhh summer!) We are eating them but can't keep up! So I thought I'd make a pie, the easy way! Pre-made crusts of course. : ) Mine is in the oven right now. I'll let you know how it turns out!

•2/3 cup sugar
•3 Tbsp. cornstarch
•2 Tbsp. lemon juice
•zest of 1 lemon
•4 cups fresh blueberries (frozen unsweetened blueberries without juice are okay too)
•1 9-inch frozen pie crust, thawed according to package directions

Crumb Topping:
•2/3 cup rolled oats
•1/2 cup all-purpose flour
•1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
•1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
•6 Tbsp. butter

1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2.Place sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and lemon zest in a large bowl. Add blueberries. Toss gently to combine.

3.Pour blueberry mixture into pie crust.

4.In a small bowl, stir together oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture becomes crumbly. Spread over blueberries in pie.

5.Place blueberry pie on a baking sheet. Bake 40-50 minutes until blueberries are bubbly and pie crust is golden brown.

6.Let blueberry pie rest 15 minutes before cutting.

~from About.com

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Orange Creamsicle Pie

OH my gosh, this pie is dreamy! I'm not kidding, go make it now!

Not the greatest photo of it but you get the idea.
My sister made this and I believe she got it from Kraft.

~ 1 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
~ 1 cup orange yogurt (we couldn't find orange so we used mango-pineapple)
~ Dash granulated sugar
~ 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
~ 1 small pkg. orange jello
~ 1 cup cool whip
~ 1 pre-made graham cracker pie crust (in the baking section)

Beat the cream cheese and yogurt til smooth and creamy. Add vanilla and sugar, continue mixing. Stir in orange jello powder. Beat to blend. Fold in cool whip. Pour into pie crust and chill for at least 2 hours (cover).

**Optional: Pipe cool whip around perimeter of pie. Garnish with an orange slice.

My mouth is watering. Enjoy!

~ Courtesy of Leah C.