A new food category, yay! Cooking and baking have always been to major passions of mine, so I thought I’d share some of my more fun recipes. So here goes nothing:
My first recipe is one of my little brother’s favorite, pizza dippers! Making lunch for a picky 14-year-old can sometimes be a challenge, but he loves these things. They are great for kids, but adults can definitely enjoy them just as much. They are super simple and easy to make, and they won’t break the bank either. The recipe makes 8 pizza dippers.
1 can of crescent rolls
1 jar of pizza sauce
1 package of pepperoni
4 pieces of string cheese (I use the light mozzarella)
2 tbls. of butter (optional)
Italian seasoning to taste (optional)
garlic powder to taste (optional)
Start by rolling out all eight crescent rolls on a pan or counter.
If you like pizza sauce, put about ½ tbls. spoon of pizza sauce on the crescent rolls. If you like less sauce, you can skip this step.
Cut each piece of string cheese in half.
Lay the pepperoni on the top ¾ of the crescent roll (as shown in the picture below). If you really like pepperoni, feel free to add more. Next, place a half piece of the string cheese at the top of the crescent roll.
Roll up the crescent roll, like you normally would. Take the loose edges and pull them over the open end to stick them to dough.
Follow these steps for all eight crescent rolls. When finished, put the crescent rolls on a greased backing sheet, making sure the seams of the dough are facing down.
The next step is optional:
Put the butter in a microwave safe bowl, and melt it. Add Italian seasoning and garlic powder to taste. Feel free to add other spices as well. I have also used just garlic seasoning in the butter.
Using a pastry brush, brush the mixture over the top of the roll ups.
Bake in the oven at 350˚ for 10-12 minutes or until the crescent rolls are golden brown.
Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.
These go great with the baked mozzarella sticks, whose recipe will be coming soon