Posted in Baking, Children, Cooking, Dinner, Eating/Dining, Just for Fun, Le Top, le•top, le•top Chef Series, Recipes, tagged cheese, delicious, Duncan Hines cupcakes, le top blog, letop, Martha Stewart, mini Deep-Dish pizza, mozzarella, muffin pan, pizza dough, quick and easy recipes, Quick recipes in under 30 minutes, recipes for cooking with kids on September 3, 2010 |
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So, muffin pans – we all have them in our home, but how often do we use them for anything but making delicious ‘out-of-the-box’ cupcakes from Duncan Hines (don’t lie! You love them too!). I recently read a fantabulous recipe from my hero Martha Stewart on Mini Deep-Dish Pizzas that I tried and know you – and your kids – will say mm, mm, good too! Bon apetito! Oh wait, did I mention they only take 30 minutes to make (including prep time) – oh baby!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- Olive Oil, for muffin pan
- All-purpose flour, for rolling
- ½ pound homemade or store-bought pizza dough, in 6 pieces
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella (4 ounces)
- 1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
- Desired toppings, such as cooked vegetables, pineapple and ham, or pepperoni
1. Preheat oven to 450°. Lightly brush 6 standard muffin cups with oil. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out each dough piece to a 6-inch round. Fill each cup with 1 round, gently pressing dough into bottom and sides of cup. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Sprinkle each dough cup with 1 tablespoon each cheese and tomato. Add desired toppings and another tablespoon each cheese and tomato. Bake until dough is golden brown and crisp, 12 minutes.
3. Let cool 2 minutes before removing from cups.
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Posted in Activities for Children, Children, Cooking, Eating/Dining, Grilling, le•top, le•top Chef Series, Recipes, tagged Cooking with kids, Easy and Quick Recipes, Easy broil chicken recipe, Easy cooking, easy ground beef recipes, Easy main course recipes, easy recipes, Grilling, kids in the kitchen, le•top Chef Series, letop chef series, mini burgers, mini cheddar burgers, Parents.com, Quick recipes in under 30 minutes, recipe, Recipes, recipes for busy moms and dads, recipes for cooking with kids on June 5, 2009 |
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Perfect activity for little hands, and perfect to eat for little mouths!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Grill: 8 minutes
Makes 12 mini burgers
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef (90 percent lean)
- 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 12 small round dinner rolls (such as potato rolls or dollar rolls)
- 24 leaves fresh arugula or other leafy green, cleaned
- 12 slices sharp cheddar cheese (about 3 ounces total)
- 12 slices plum tomato
- Heat gas grill to medium-high or prepare charcoal grill with medium-hot coals. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion flakes, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, Italian seasoning and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
- Shape seasoned beef into 12 small patties, about 1/4-cup mixture for each, forming patties that are 2-1/2 inches across and 1/2 inch thick.
- Split the rolls in half and toast the cut side on the grill, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large platter. Top buns with arugula leaves.
- Transfer hamburger patties to the grill and cook 2 minutes. Flip and cook 2 additional minutes or until cooked through. Top burgers with cheese. Slice should be roughly the size of the burger; if not, cut or fold it to fit. Grill until slightly melted, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Transfer burgers to lettuce-topped buns and place a plum tomato slice on each. Serve warm.
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