This summer I’ve teamed up with Bertolli Olive Oil to remix two classic summer recipes. I spun the Bertolli Olive Oil bottle to see what classic summer recipes I got to recreate with my own spin and landed on a pizza and salsa.
As excited as I am for fall, I’m pretty sad to say goodbye to grilling and eating dinner outdoors and all that comes along with that. I had an amazing summer filled with delicious food and I’m not sure I’m ready to say goodbye to my grill just yet.
Ugh, I’m with you. I’m not ready for today. I meant to get so much done this weekend.
But what did I do?
Got a really awkward sunburn and then watched all of the 3rd season of Young and Hungry.
Productive? Nope. Fun? Yep.
But now that means that I have a ton to do this week. So pizza for dinner!
My current favorite way to do pizza is with naan bread.
How much do you love naan bread? I’m not much of a bread eater but I could eat garlic naan bread after garlic naan bread and never get tired of it.
If you’ve never tried it, it’s kind of like pita bread but softer and without the pocket in the middle. And it has these puffy bubbles on top that make it really, really hard to resist.
So for this Sausage and Kale Naan Pizza, you just cook some turkey sausage with kale and garlic and then pile it on top of naan bread. Then you add some of those cute mozzarella balls on top and broil until the cheese is all melty and delicious.
Seriously easy. I’ve made this several times for lunch the past couple months and it takes me no time at all!
It should come as no surprise to anyone that I’m obsessed with bacon. I mean, I’m always obsessed with bacon but right now, I’m super obsessed.
One day last week I had bacon for every meal. There was a sweet potato and bacon hash for breakfast, I fried up some bacon for my lunch salad, and then for dinner I had bacon in my brussels sprouts. #paleo
I will put bacon on anything and everything. Even cake.
One of my favorite ways to enjoy bacon is on pizza. If you’ve ever seen any of my pizza Instagrams (they happen frequently), you know that I order my pizza exactly the same way every time. Barbecue sauce, ham, pineapple, tons of jalapeños, and BACON.
No one ever wants to share a pizza with me and I can’t figure out why.
Anyway, I’ve been switching things up recently and have found myself in love with Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza.
Except no one does a good cheeseburger sauce so I’ve been making this myself.
Yeah. Just ketchup and thousand island dressing. But it’s so good.
I’ve been using Wright® Brand Bacon for all my bacon needs. It’s so delicious and a great value at Walmart. Wright® Brand Bacon is a bigger better bacon so it’s perfect for lunch, dinner, or hey, even cake. I won’t judge you.
So this this pizza I used the cheeseburger sauce, the Wright® Brand Bacon, some ground beef, shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack, and topped it off with pickles.
This pizza is so delicious. My kids loved it, I loved it, there was none left for my husband to try. You know how we do things around here.
I don’t know if you guys have noticed but I am SO READY FOR FALL, SNOW, WINTER, SNOW, HALLOWEEN, SNOW, CHRISTMAS, and most importantly SNOW.
It’s like that scene in Knocked Up when the guy says he wishes he liked anything as much as his kids like bubbles. I imagine my husband probably says, “I wish I liked anything as much as my wife likes snow!”
We had a day last week where our high was in the 50s and I was in heaven. I broke out my boots, my winter coat, my big scarf that my mom made me. It was awesome. I’m sure everyone who saw me thought I was crazy pants but… I’m just excited, y’all.
And btw, it’s well into the hundreds in Afghanistan and my husband is not amused by the scarf selfies I send him. #bestwifeever
One of the great things about fall is, of course, apples. Oh man, I can’t even wait for the honeycrisps to show up. They are probably the thing I like most about fall.
But while we wait for honeycrisps, I had to make something with apples. This is a Taffy Apple Pizza with a sugar cookie crust, a peanut butter cream cheese sauce, apples, peanuts, and a caramel drizzle.
I totally don’t mind eating fruit if it’s served on a cookie with caramel on top.
If you need me I’ll be sitting in my house, sweating my butt off because I’m too stubborn to turn on the A/C. Come on, fall!