Pizza Dippers

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This is one of our favorite weekend treats!  It is so creamy and yummy. It goes together quickly and is a delicious alternative to regular pizza.

 

8oz cottage cheese

1 cup mayonnaise

1/4cup  parmesan cheese

1teaspoon Italian dressing

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

 

Mix first five ingredients then stir in mozzarella cheese.  Spoon into greased oven proof dish and bake at 350*F  for 20-25 minutes. Prepare pizza toppings.

 

Pizza toppings:

cooked, crumbled bacon or sausage, diced pepperoni, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, sautéed onions and green peppers, olives, mushrooms, etc.

 

To Serve:

Spoon cheese mixture into bowls and top with favorite pizza toppings. Scoop up with breadsticks, tortilla chips or as seen above toasted bagels.

 

*For our family of 6 I double this recipe, but if you have a smaller family then you shouldn’t need to double it.  Original recipe from Family Fun Magazine April 2005

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Pork Cutlet Sandwiches

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Recently we had some pork cutlets that we needed to cook up.  I wasn’t sure what to do with them until…INSPIRATION…make some hearty sandwiches with pan fried cutlets.

Pork Cutlets

Season pork cutlets with garlic powder, fresh ground black pepper and season salt.  Pan fry with a little olive oil until done.

Mayo With A Kick

1/2 cup Mayonnaise

2 Tablespoons minced onion

1/4 teaspoon oregano

Mix together and set aside until ready to use

Focaccia Bread

1 cup, plus 3 Tablespoons for hot water

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons yeast

3 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons dried rosemary minced

Combine water and yeast.  Let yeast dissolve about 10 minutes.  Add oil. Stir in salt, garlic powder and rosemary.  Add flour one cup at a time.  Stir until ball forms, then knead in any remaining flour, about 3-4 minutes.  Place in a greased bowl and let rise, about 1 hour.  Punch dough down.  Shape into 8 inch circle.  Place on a greased cooking sheet.  Brush with oil and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.  Bake at 425* for 20- 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Sandwich Assembly:

On two slices of focaccia bread spread Mayo sauce.  Top one slice of bread with a pork cutlet, bacon, cheese (mozzarella or provolone), lettuce,avocado, and tomato.

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