We have wanted to feature these recipes from our sister and brother in law for a while now. Those two have been difficult to pin down. When I texted my sister last night asking for pictures and the recipe she said, “Even though it tastes good, it really doesn’t go with all the healthy blogging y’all did last week. Just scratch us.” Umm no. We are the every man’s blog. We are here for the vegan as well as
the person who just ate the last cupcake Kat.
That’s our sister, Leila, her husband, Andy, and their boys, Andrew and Kyle. Andy is a firefighter and first-responder, and Leila joined the family business and is an elementary school teacher. A few years ago they built a house on our parents’ farmland, and they live their best small town lives.
Since Andy is a firefighter, he does a lot of cooking at the fire station. This pizza bread recipe is one of the station favorites. It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s delicious. Make it for dinner. Make it for an appetizer. Make it for a pick-up at a party (You know, when it’s safe to congregate).
1 can of pizza dough
1 cup of shredded Mozzarella
8 oz. slice Provolone
3 T. melted butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Unroll the dough on a cookie sheet.
Lay sliced Provolone, add Mozzarella, and pepperoni.
Starting at the long end, roll dough and pinch to seal.
Brush melted butter over dough and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
Bake 14-18 minutes until golden.
And for dessert, Cherry Crunch. The only thing easier than this dessert would be just serving up some ice cream. Go the extra mile and make people think you worked all day in the kitchen assembling a cobbler.
White cake mix
Cherry pie filling
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 stick of unsalted butter (melted)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking dish with cooking spray or butter. Put the cherry filling in the baking dish. Evenly distribute the cake mix over the cherry filling.
Sprinkle with pecans and oats. Evenly drizzle the entire dish with butter.
Bake until firm and golden brown about 30-35 minutes.
Let cool for 5 minutes and serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
We hope your dinner just got a little cheesier and cherry-er. And to end this post, a quote from Leila and Andy’s recent kindergarten graduate, Kyle, “I am SO sick of hearing about COVID-19. What even is it?” I feel you, Kyle. I feel you.