11.30.2009

When the moon hits your eye...

I don't know if it's the cold weather or the time of year but for some reason or another I have been feeling a bit lazy. I have been feeling like a lump in a slump. As I was doing a little slumping on my sofa today I tuned in to Food Network and some woman on some cooking show was making empanadas. They looked fun and easy.

I eventually got off of my behind and took a little trip to the market to find small pie shells to make the empanadas. Of course, there were none to be had so I grabbed the big ones and switched gears a touch and made these pizza pies instead.

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There's nothing to them really. Here's what I used.

1 ready made pie shell
3 tbsp marinara sauce
1/4 lb ground Italian sausage, cooked thoroughly
10 slices of pepperoni
2 thinly sliced crimini mushrooms
1/4 cup sliced red bell pepper
2/3 cup shredded mozzerella
2 tbsp grated parmesan
cracked pepper

1 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder

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Layer all ingredients. Fold pie shell over and press edges to seal. Use a fork to crimp edges.

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Brush top of shell with garlic butter mixture and bake in a 425 degree oven for about 18-20 minutes until golden brown.


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I also made a broccoli, cheddar, and mozzerella pie. It was wonderful as well.

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Both of these pies are easy, cheesy, and sure to pleasy! :D

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I also wanted to send a big thanks out for a couple of recent awards that have been passed to me.

Thank you Shelly!



And thank you Chickenless Chick!



And now for a little tune from Dean.



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47 comments:

Cristie said...

I love little pies! I recently did a post with hand held pies too. Yours turned out beautiful. Your blog is wonderful.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh like you header. Hey you were sounding like Dr Seuss there for a min!

You are amazing how you just change something up and come up with this totally delicious looking pie.
xxx

Jenn said...

Oooo...empanadas. It's been a while since I've made them. These are the perfect meal for any occasion. i could chow down on a couple of those for a midnight snack.

ps. I like the new layout/header

TKW said...

You hit a slump and make empanadas. I hit a slump and hit the wine...

This is so funny, because guess what hubs wants for Christmas dinner? Empanadas and Paella! You evil genius, you!

Dajana said...

What a cheesy goody. Love both versions.

Pam said...

That's what you do when you hit a slump!?! I grab a book, read for 5 minutes, and fall asleep.

Palidor said...

Congratulations on your awards! Even in your slump you whip up such a tasty pizza pie. I love everything you put inside.

Ginger said...

I love the new banner!! Tonight I am making pasta tomorrow night I am making your empanadas. Seriously, they look so good and I am sick of turkey leftovers!

Donna-FFW said...

Love the new blog look. Both of these sound delicious and incredibly easy. Kid friendly too!

Joanne said...

I love the new blog layout! Very nice.

This is a great idea! I really wanted to make empanadas the other day but didn't feel like making the crust. By which i mean the recipe called for shortening and I couldn't bring myself to go buy some. So i just used pizza dough instead. But I like this ready-made pie crust idea.

Excellent fillings!

doggybloggy said...

another great idea - I wish we could switch thinking caps for a while - I would love to see how yours fits.

Cathy said...

Your new look is fantastic, Kim. Wow, I'm really impressed. Your empanadas look darn inticing after so many turkey leftovers. Guess I better make some.

Cathy said...

I have never made empanadas - didn't want to fuss with the pastry part. Great idea using a pie shell!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Very tasty! A family favourite, to be sure!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Ooooh....those look yummy and easy to make. I will definitely have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing!

Bellini Valli said...

These are sort of like calzones with a twist.

Mimi said...

Those both look great!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Mmmmmm...that looks so delicious!

Mary said...

I really love your empanadas. I'll have to try these sometime this week.

Ali said...

Oh wow--my husband would love these! He thinks calzones are too bready so these would be perfect!

teresa said...

check out your blog, it looks awesome! these are so cute and i loove all that cheese oozing out of there, mouth watering!

Claudia said...

Mmmmm.... pizza-pasties! Or a real pizza pie - however you name it - just melty and delicious. I'm not that creative when I turn lazy. Kudos!

The Blonde Duck said...

As always, I'm drooling.

A Year on the Grill said...

what a great idea... pie shell and leftovers equal something wonderful!

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

I've never thought about making calzone with pie crust, it's a great idea!

Faith said...

I love your new look...it's really lovely! Congrats on your awards! These empanadas look soooo good and I love both fillings you made!

Connie Weiss said...

Reminds me of a calzone...which I love!

5 Star Foodie said...

The pizza pies look really yummy, great idea!

Chef E said...

Wow did I have to scroll down to say something :) Now I am going to have that song in my head during my open mic, I may break out in a song, but first I might have to find some pie!

This looks so good, I have to get my pie making groove on this week...oh and the new header is superb!

Noelle said...

what a great idea...

how about a chicken cordon bleu pie? chicken breast, swiss cheese and ham...

the possibilities are endless!

Tara said...

Oh, Kim, do these look delish! And I have frozen pie crust in the freezer--you are SO creative!

Joyce said...

Pizza in a pie crust now that is delicious! Mangia!
Joyce

Katy ~ said...

LUUUVVV the new header! And these pies are phenomenal. What a terrific idea. Now why didn't I think of something like this. You just know I'll be making these! YUM YUM YUM

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I do like that song :D

How wonderful and easy! For some reason pizza is the junk food I crave more than anything so it always sounds good to me!

Stephanie said...

!!!! I would never have thought to use pie crust this way! YUMMM!

And, I LOVE the new look on your blog! LOVE LOVE it! Clean, simple... love it! :-)

scrappysue said...

i AMORE those pies!

jenjen said...

I am nominating you for your own show on Food Network. Seriously, how do you come up with the best recipes EVER?? I am always hungry when I leave!

XOOX
Jen

Danielle said...

well...don't those look yummy!! and this lumpin slimpin feeling....ya, I can relate...a lot

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love your new lay out, rebecca! And I absolutely love that new header!

noble pig said...

Oh geez these look especially yummy and hearty for a cold day!

Krista said...

Pizza empanadas. Yummy! Pizza anything is welcome in this house. I've got that lump in a slump feeling this week too. Maybe it is the weather. Whatever it is, I hope it goes away soon!

Randi Troxell said...

Mmmm.. it just all looks sooo wonderfully yummy!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

I forget when I last had those....look very tempting!

Jamie said...

That is the perfect dinner! Yum and simple!

Megan said...

Ooh... I am loving that broccoli one! That happens to me too... I was lazily watching Barefoot Contessa whip up spaghetti and meatballs and suddenly I found myself at the store buying ingredients and then making it myself.

Julia said...

MMMMMMMMMM! When I am hungry for something really savory and good I always know where to go. I maintain it's just a shame you live in another state.

Michelle said...

OH MY...does this look good. It's 5 am and I am starving! :))

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