Sicilian Sausage Alfredo & Italian Cheese Braided Pizza Bread

Another Saturday (or any) Night Special at home! I’ve converted my Mama Carmela’s ham bread recipe into a “busy chef” version using Alfredo sauce as the base and also for dipping. If you want to simplify the process, pop on over to your nearest pizza shoppe. Most pizzerias will sell pounds of their dough to…

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Quick, Fast, Easy & Foolproof 30 Minute Pizza Dough

Super Quick Pizza Dough Since we’re in Pizza week here at Once Upon a Spice I wanted to share a very tasty Pizzaria style dough that’s ready to top in about 30 minutes! This soft pillowy base works wonderfully for Quick, Fast, Easy and Delicious pizza, stuffed breads, calzones and stromboli. So easy to put…

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Quattro Formaggi Pizza Margherita

It’s Pizza Week here at Once Upon a Spice and I wanted to begin by sharing the simple, but amazingly impressive Pizza Margherita. PLEASE NOTE: This pie is no slouch! The intense flavors of this remarkable, straightforward, herb-filled, cheesy, molten, pie of love can stand up to any meat-packed version. The marriage of the essence of these…

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Glazed Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

  Cinnamon sugar donuts in the form of a muffin! Really, these taste just like cinnamon cake donuts drizzled with vanilla glaze! While they are not calorie free they are low in fat, but are in no way lacking in flavor. Perfect in the early morning with your favorite cup of steaming coffee, in the afternoon…

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Cottage Style Hash Browns

Cottage Style Hash Browns, Eggs Over Easy, Turkey Sausage & Pan di Mie with Fresh Organic Kerrygold Butter…Mmmm It’s Breakfast Week! Does your busy schedule keep you from making hearty breakfasts? This scrumptious four-part feast will fit its way into your evening repertoire in a flash! Today’s recipe is for “Cottage Style Hash Browns” and…

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Pico de Gallo aka Salsa Fresca

In Mexican cuisine, pico de gallo literally means beak of rooster. Legend has it that fighting cocks are calmed by their handlers by placing the rooster’s head in their mouth. Yum! 😉 It is said that darkness causes birds to immediately begin the sleep cycle. Often as soon as the handler puts the bird’s head…

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Braided Easter Ham Pepperoni & Cheese Bread with Tutorial

  My Mama always made this tasty bread for every religious holiday and if we begged, sometimes in between. Mom used to buy pounds of aged meats and cheeses and painstakingly cube every bit. Then she would mix fresh beaten eggs and finely grated Parmesan and fill and roll, what seemed like dozens, of loaves….

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The BEST Soft Quick Easy & Fast 30 Minute Pizza Dough

Super Quick Pizza Dough Restaurant quality results in about 30 minutes! This is a super base for Quick, Fast, Easy and Delicious pizza, stuffed breads, calzones and stromboli. So easy to put together and offers a semi-chewy crumb; crisp on the outside soft, flavorful and moist on the inside. Bellissima! Ingredients: 1 cup lukewarm water 2…

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