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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dinner and Dessert....

I have actually been cooking a little more in the past few weeks, usually Jordan grills for us but when he is out of town I am on my own! UGH! haha I usually try to make something quick and easy like grilled ham and cheese or homemade pizza! 

Here is a recipe for my favorite Chocolate Cake that I made for our anniversary last week and also one of my favorite homemade pizzas! I did not make these the same day...I am not that talented! haha


White Chicken and Ranch Pizza
Pizza Crust - thanks Angela and Leslie....
1 cup warm water
1 package yeast
2 T Olive Oil
1 t sugar
1 t salt
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup regular flour

Dissolve yeast in water, mix in oil, sugar, salt. Stir in flours and work into a ball. Cover in a bowl and let rise for 30 mins. Preheat over to 500. Roll our dough and bale 8-10 mins. Remove from oven, add desired toppings and bake another 8-10 minutes!

I always stab my crust with a fork so it doesn't rise weird! Ps do not laugh at my crappy crust edging abilities!
Toppings
Ranch Dressing
Tomato (chopped)
2-3 green onions (chopped)
Chicken (chopped or shredded)
Mozerella Cheese
Cheddar Cheese

Directions- Use the ranch as  your "sauce" I use a TON haha but use as much as you need to cover the crust.

Sprinkle with mozerella cheese (I use a lot of this also). Top with tomato, green onions and chicken. Final step is to top everything with cheddar cheese. 

Bake and Enjoy!!

My Favorite Chocolate Cake

What you will need
Cake-
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa Powder 
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup veg oil (we use coconut oil)
I cup boiling water
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour (I use cake flour)
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients together in your mixer. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Mix for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water...BATTER WILL BE THIN...like REALLY watery. 

Pour into 2-9 inch pans!

Bake 30-35 minutes, I always under bake mine, makes them moist!

Frosting time....
You will need- 
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Add vanilla. Slowly add milk and sugar until desired consistency. 
Cool cakes, ice them and then ENJOY with some ice cream!! YUMMMMM!
 Warning the icing is like FUDGE...addicting!!!

Hope you enjoy both easy recipes!! xoxo

7 comments:

  1. That pizza looks amazing!!! I love Leslie's crust. It's the only crust I make now. I love that you used ranch instead of pizza sauce. I'm not a big tomato sauce girl so ranch sounds awesome!!

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  2. Hi! I am a new follower popping over from BHE! LOVE your site! I can't wait to try to make this pizza myself! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This looks soo good! I'm craving some of that chocolate right now!

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  4. Seriously everything you bake looks amazing! Oh my gosh. I'm trying to stick to this whole Paleo thing but sweets and bread carbs are my temptation!

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  5. Wow, that cake is actually speaking to me!!I am a new follower from the blog hop and I am following you thru GFC and Twitter. I cannot follow thru FB right now and its a long story so please check out my post dated August 20th on the Weekend Blog Hops. As soon as they take care of it I can follow. I will leave it up to you if you want to follow me now or wait until I can follow you first. Either way I understand. Follow what you can and I will be happy! Thanks so much and have a great day!

    Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

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  6. YUMMMMMMYYY

    Sorry I am late, but I am Hop'n by from 'Blog Hop Till You Drop'. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

    Krafty Max Originals

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  7. Oh Wow. That looks really really mouthwatering & delicious. YUM. I think I might need it now. :)

    Glad I found your blog! It's awesome!! xo

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