Pizza Rolls Recipe

My family loves pizza. Seriously, they love it! I’m feeling kind of tired with it. A lot of Fridays have been pizza-time at my house. I wanted something different. My family wanted pizza. I came up with the perfect solution and it was AWESOME! PIZZA ROLLS! Its pizza, but different. It was super easy to make as well. Especially since we bought ready-to-go dough from the store. 

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How to make super awesome pizza rolls

Ingredients:

  • Ready made (or homemade) pizza dough, squared
  • Pizza sauce
  • Cheese
  • Meat of your choice
  • Vegetables of your choice

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven (temperature will vary)
  2. Add pizza sauce, meat, vegetables and cheese.
  3. Roll the pizza tightly
  4. Cut into slices
  5. Optional: Add cheese and oregano to the top
  6. Bake for instructed time
  7. Enjoy deliciousness.

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We had two pizzas. I had pizza sauce, ham and fresh pineapple on “mine”. Oh and cheese, as you can see in the photo I almost forgot the cheese, please remember it!

The other one we had yucky stuff like squash and mushrooms – ew. 

Its easier to roll when you are two as well, you have to get it as tightly as possible. And you should also cut it with a bread knife for the best result.

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A Taste of Korea: Kimchi Tofu Soup

Hello there! I hope every one is having a fantastic month of April!  Around this time last year, my husband and I were packing our suitcases and moving from our home in Seoul, S. Korea to Hawaii.  I love island life, but I do miss the culture, and especially the flavor of Korean cuisine.  I recently created a simply satisfying soup recipe that holds true to many of the tastes I fell for whilst living there.  One spoonful and I was whisked back to bustling street markets, packed subways, and the sun setting across the mountains that surround the city.  I hope you can give your taste buds a ride with this Korean Kimchi Tofu Soup! 

Kimchi Tofu Soup

The ingredients in this soup can be found at any Asian market.  Here is what you need: 

  • Jarred Kimchi, 14 oz
  • Precooked Soba noodles (you could also use Ramen)
  • 1 big bunch of green onions
  • 1 big bunch of bok choy
  • 1 container of medium density tofu
  • 1 Tbsp (or more depending on how spicy you can go) of Korean red chili paste.  Note: if this is tricky to find, I’ve also made it with Thai red chili paste. It alters the flavor a bit, but it works.
  • 2 cans chicken noodle soup.  You could also use vegetable soup or another variety if you want to keep it vegetarian.  
  • 5 cups chicken broth (or vegetarian option choose a vegetable base)

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Pour your soup cans into a large pot.  Add the 5 cups broth, or use my quick trick and mix 5 cups water with the coordinating amount of jarred chicken base.  I love having this on hand for soups!  Turn heat to medium.

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Wash and then chop all your greens:

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Go back and check on your broth.  Add a Tbsp, or more of chili paste.  Stir well.

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Next dump in the greens, the jar of Kimchi, your soba noodles (I had the precooked variety so they only had to heat up) and slice your tofu.

I always drain my tofu in the sink first and then slice it into bite-sized pieces right in the container.  Less mess!  Dump that into your soup pot and give everything a good stir.

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Bring your soup to a boil, then place the lid on and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Pour out into your favorite bowl and sit back to soak up some spicy, comforting flavor:

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Just remember, in keeping with Korea tradition, SLURPING your soup is just fine.  The more noise, the tastier it is!  Also, do not leave your chopsticks in your bowl whilst trading between them and your spoon, this is considered bad luck.

Why? Often at graveyards families honor their deceased by leaving a bowl of rice or food at the grave, with chopsticks sticking up.  So if you do this with your food, you are inviting the spirits to eat with you!

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I hope you enjoy this quick, easy Korean soup!

The possibility of ADVENTURE in every day, Lindsay from simply2suitcases.com

Cosmopolitan Drink Recipe

I love cosmopolitan. They are so tasty! Making them at home is hard. I tried a couple of different recipes and I noticed two things. The first is oh my goodness you could really taste the alcohol and the second is they are not as sweet as at the restaurants. I basically had to add two-three times the cranberry juice for it to even be drinkable. I was originally supposed to post this 2 weeks ago, but I just have had such a hard time finding a perfect recipe.  The worse part is that we don’t actually have martini glasses! I think it would probably taste better in one, but what to do. I’ll have to update the images later.

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Cosmopolitan Recipe 

I have tried different combinations, and this is the one I have found to taste the best. I used regular vodka because this is what I have, but you can also try making it with citrus vodka.

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz vodka
¾ oz Cointreau
½ oz lime juice
2 oz cranberry juice (++ depending on the strength you want)

Mix in a shaker with ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.

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