Learning in the Kitchen
Learning in the kitchen is fun and a great way to teach your children a life skill that they can take with them forever, not to mention learn some math and science that tastes good! I have made many a memory with my children in the kitchen. My oldest who is seventeen, knows how to bake breads, cookies and meals, all from scratch. I don’t think she even realizes how this will benefit her when she is a wife and mom one day…but she will.
Some of my boys like being in the kitchen, too, and love to help. I can’t tell you how much children love to smell homemade goodies coming out of the oven. I thought today, I would share one of our favorite recipes because this is just one more blissful reason homeschooling is so wonderful…enjoy!
Try out these pizza bites of mine, and they will soon become a staple in your home.
These pizza bites are fun, perfect for parties, or anytime. This is made in my mini muffin tins using my favorite pizza dough and sauce. Using mini pepperoni and spicy italian sausage adds a kick…you’ll love these!
Print the whole recipe:
6 ounces tomato paste
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 can tomato sauce (29 ounces)
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. rosemary
1-3 tsp. dried red pepper flakes–to taste
2 cups water
salt to taste
In a large saucepan over medium heat, stir the tomato paste and olive oil together, then stir in the tomato sauce.
Add all of the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Cook, uncovered for 3 hours, stirring frequently. Add water if sauce gets too thick, but it should reduce down to a thick paste that has enough body to cover a pizza.
Makes 3 cups, enough for 2-3 pizzas
deep dish pizza crust
1 1/2 cups warm water
In a large mixer bowl, combine the water, yeast, and sugar and stir to combine. Let sit until the mixture is foamy, about 5 minutes.
I’ve added herbs and garlic to this crust which gives it lots of flavor. I’ve also tried this with white whole wheat flour if this interests some…it works wonderfully.
Mini pepperoni bites
Ground Italian sausage, sweet or hot, depends on you taste. I used spicy in my recipe. Brown the Italian sausage before assembling.
Hand shredded mozzarella. About 3 cups
Spray a mini muffin tin with a non-stick spray. Tear off a small piece of dough, roll in the palm of your hand and stretch to line the muffin tin up to the lip, creating the shape of the muffin. Add about a tsp. of pizza sauce, Italian sausage, a small dollop of cheese and the tiny pepperoni.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 12 minutes until golden brown. Pop out of the tins, place on platter and watch them disappear!
Check out more of my recipes on Planner Perfect Meals!
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