Warm Nutty Caramel Brownies

Oh wow!  You have no idea how good these were!!!  This is the first Pampered Chef recipe that I tried before my first cooking show and they were a hit.  I wanted to be sure that I didn’t run into any problems with the recipe before I had to make it in front of a bunch of people and it turned out perfectly.  Josh and I each sampled it and then I took the entire rest of the batch to Bryan and Umut.  We can’t have this sort of thing in the house or it will all be gone before we know it.

For the recipe, click HERE.

California Club Pizza

This was great fresh, but not so great warmed over.  I think when you’re using avocado, you really need to consume it when it’s fresh rather than when it’s been sitting in the air for a while.  It gets nasty!

Ingredients
1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil
1 pkg (13.8 oz/283 g) refrigerated pizza crust
2 cups (500 mL) diced or shredded cooked chicken
2 cups (500 mL) shredded cheddar
and Monterey Jack or marble cheese blend (8 oz/250 g)
2 plum tomatoes
¼ medium red onion
1 medium avocado
1 lemon
6 slices bacon, thinly sliced, cooked and drained (optional)

Preparation
Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Lightly brush Large Bar Pan with oil. Unroll dough onto bottom of pan, gently stretching and pressing dough to cover bottom. Top crust with chicken and sprinkle with cheese.  Bake 16-18 minutes or until crust is golden brown; remove from oven.

Meanwhile, slice tomatoes in half lengthwise using Utility Knife; scrape out seeds and dice. Slice onion.  Cut avocado in half, avoiding pit; twist halves apart and remove pit. Dice avocado and place into Classic Batter Bowl. Add tomatoes and onion. Juice lemon to measure 2 tbsp (30 mL) juice; add to batter bowl and stir gently using Small Mix ‘N Scraper®.

Distribute tomato mixture evenly over pizza. Sprinkle with bacon, if desired. Cut pizza into squares with Pizza Cutter.

Pampered Chef Endeavor

So, I’m starting a new project this week and I would like input and as much help as I can possibly get from those of you who read this BLOG.  I have decided to start working for Pampered Chef to make some extra money to help pay for our wedding in May.

What does this mean to you all?  Well, not a whole lot really, but it can mean quite a bit if you’re interested in Pampered Chef products.  You read this blog to learn new recipes and to learn about how I cook, right?  Well, one of my favorite companies to purchase cooking supplies from just happens to be Pampered Chef.  I have loved their products for a long time and am a really big supporter of everything that they do.

Some of you may have been to a Pampered Chef party before and some of you may not have, but if you would be interested in hosting a party in your home (if you’re close to Lawrence) or if you would be interested in hosting a catalog/website show, I would be more than happy to talk to you about it.  Just email me at pamperedchefamanda1@gmail.com.  By hosting a show, you gain the ability to earn discounts on products from the company. 

I look forward to hearing from you soon!