Posted in Culinary Quests

Quick and Easy Pesto Parmesan Pizza Recipe

via Quick and Easy Pesto Parmesan Pizza Recipe

It’s not so much homemade as it is assembled at home, but pizza is pizza, am I right?

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Unroll pizza dough (this is Wewalka Flatbread)*
2. Lightly spread small spoonfuls of pesto over dough.*
3. Add a few handfuls of mozzarella.
4. Drop spoonfuls of marinara in sections across pizza.
5. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over pizza.
6. Cook as directed.
7. Enjoy washing your one dish: A SPOON!


*You can make your own pizza dough and pesto but the recipe won’t be quick and easy anymore. 

Posted in Backwards is Better, Culinary Quests

Quick, Easy, Bomb Lemon-Garlic Shrimp

I am anxiously excited whenever I try a new recipe. I hope for it to be delicious, but I have been fooled far too many times by failed Pinterest attempts and continually worry that the whole process is a waste of time and money.

However, occasionally there are recipes like this one that end up in regular rotation. Food Network’s Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits is a recipe that is worth it. There are only 9 ingredients and half of them are probably already in your spice cabinet or fridge. I included the cayenne pepper and followed the recipe directly in this first attempt. In my next attempt, I truly don’t think there is anything I would add or remove, it was that good!

If I do end up cooking dinner, it isn’t until 8 or 9 in the evening and I am not motivated to spend an hour peeling, chopping, mixing, and cooking ingredients. When a recipe says it takes 30 minutes total to prep and cook, I roll my eyes and call bullshit, but this time I was pleasantly surprised. I stood at the stove looking at the fully prepared recipe searching for an ingredient or steps missed. There were none. In less than an hour, I had prepped, cooked, eaten and cleaned up after a full meal that was mouth watering.

If you are a novice lazy cook who lives a busy life keep an eye out for more recipes. In addition to triumphs like this one, I’ll be posting about the failures so you won’t waste your time too.