Saturday, May 26, 2012

In N Out Burger Pizza!! Fun for kids!

If you live in California, you have most likely made your way over to the In N Out Burger joint! 
If you have never been there, you MUST experience it at least once in your lifetime! 
The menu is so simple and everything is so fresh and delicious!
And their french fries....
Today, we are making another "kid friendly" pizza... paying tribute to the In N Out Burger!


 ½ pound Ground Beef
4 whole Pickles, Sliced (or Hamburger Dills)
 5 whole Roma Tomatoes, Sliced
      1 whole Medium Red Onion, Sliced
 1 block (8 Oz. Block) Cheddar Cheese, Grated
 1 block (8 Oz. Block) Jack Cheese (Spice It Up With Pepper Jack!)
·         1 whole Small Head Of Romaine Lettuce
1 bottle (16 Oz. Bottle) Thousand Island Dressing (Wish Bone Or Your Favorite Kind)
·         1 whole Pizza Dough (approximately 16 Inches Round)


Cook the beef and drain the grease
Slice the pickles, tomatoes, and onion
Grate the cheeses
Wash and chop romaine lettuce
Put as much Thousand Island dressing on the dough as you would like

Sprinkle on the beef, then layer the toppings on top of the beef: pickle, tomatoes, onion

 Sprinkle enough jack cheese to cover toppings, but allowing them to still be seen. Sprinkle on some cheddar to fill in the gaps and only allow some of the toppings to be seen

Bake at 400ºF for 10- 15 minutes or until cheese is nice and bubbly!

Remove from oven and sprinkle lettuce on the top

The kids in my cooking class LOVED making this recipe!!! 
It tastes just like the burger!
Here are a few other "Kid Friendly" pizza's
Salad Pizza
Banana Split Brownie Pizza


Sunday, May 20, 2012

SALAD PIZZA! Another "Kid Friendly" Pizza Recipe

Hello Everyone! Thanks for stopping by! In case you missed my last "kid friendly" pizza post Banana Split Brownie Pizza be sure to check it out!

Today's recipe is called SALAD PIZZA! And boy is this good and as simple as it gets! 


1 ready made pizza crust (or you can make your own)
·          4 ounces mixed salad greens
·         10 ounces cooked, boneless chicken breast halves, diced
·         1/4 cup Caesar salad dressing        
      1/2 cup of Shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese
      1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
      Garlic Powder
      Onion Powder  
1.      Spread the mozzarella cheese evenly over the pizza shell, add onion and garlic powder (as much or as little as you prefer) and place in the oven until the cheese is melted (follow directions on the package for cook time; should be about 8-10 mins.).
2.   In a large bowl; toss the greens with the salad dressing, chicken and Parmesan Cheese.
3.      Place the salad on top of the cooked pizza crust. Add more Parmesan Cheese.
4.   Slice and serve.

The entire process was complete in less than 45 minutes! 
The kids had a GREAT time and LOVED the pizza! 

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Banana Split Brownie Pizza! Fun for Kids!


Banana Split Brownie Pizza or in other words CRAZY CHOCOLATE BROWNIE HEAVEN guaranteed to have everyone bouncing off the walls in no time! 

This is a fun idea for a kids birthday party or sleep over night!

First you want to start off with your favorite brownie recipe or a box mix 
(bake them in a cookie sheet or thin baking pan for about 15 minutes)

Let the brownies cool completely while you want make this amazing cream cheese frosting 
(cream together 1 stick of butter, 1 8oz package of cream cheese and 1 tsp of vanilla then 
slowly add  2 cups of powdered sugar) or you can use already made frosting and
then frost your brownie pizza

Then you want to slice up two bananas and 1 cup of strawberries
and place them on top of the frosting 

Next sprinkle mini chocolate chips all over the pizza

Optional but HIGHLY suggested: Place Mini Oreo Cookies around the pizza

Next you MUST drizzle Hershey's Chocolate Syrup all over the entire pizza

Then CUT into HUGE slices


If you can handle it, serve with chocolate ice cream too, but it is perfect without it!

Mmmmm.....this is good for grown up people too...especially when you are having a really bad day.

NOTE: The photos shown were taken from two different kids baking classes today so you might notice the difference in pans in a few of the photos!