Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pizza with Mushroom Cream Sauce, Corn, Ham and Basil!

Hello, Beautiful!
As you might have guessed by now, my video posts are far and away my favorite. Maybe because, in what sometimes feels like another life, I was a video editor for TV shows for 10+ years, and also just because I think they're fun to make, and I love to edit them!

However, for the greater good of all you food lovers out there, I could *not* let our latest creation slip by without sharing!

We didn't photo it to be a post, but I just had to share the fantastic-ness that is the 'mushroom cream sauce, corn, ham, and basil pizza'!

My husband started by making dough from this recipe:

To which he also added equal amounts of dried oregano, basil, and garlic powder. 
It turned out quite good!
(Yes, we made three small pizzas that night, but I am just sharing the most interesting!)
 He actually made the dough the night before, let it sit, kneaded it again, 
and put it in the fridge till we were ready to use it the following day.

Here are some of our supplies for said pizza.

We fried up some ham...

Boiled some corn...

And layered the crust with Campbell's condensed mushroom soup as a base, 
instead of traditional marinara sauce. 
(No milk or cream were added, just use the condensed soup!)

Sorry this is blurry!
Once our corn was done, we just covered the pizza with it!

On top of that, we layered delicious, semi-crunchy ham!

Then, we topped it all with fresh basil.

Finally, we strategically placed fresh mozzarella on the pie, and it was ready to go into the oven!

We baked it at 450 for about 15 minutes or so - till the crust looked done, 
adding a bit more basil half-way through.

As you can see, we wound up with a nice, crunchy crust, as well as crispy ham, sweet corn, 
and a delectable, creamy, semi-sour soup as the base infused with mushroom flavor!

All these tastes played amazingly well together.

We cut the tiny pizza into even tinier pieces, and blew our own minds with how good it was.

I think we will definitely be adding this to our common dinner rotation, 
because it's simple and utterly fantastic.

Give it a go, won't you?

Buon Appetito!
While we may have another post before this:
My twin sister Vanessa is visiting on the 29th, so look forward to a very special 
version of 'Cooking With Us' coming up soon!

In that vein (and vain) I am now going to inundate you with some twinkie pix :D

Me & Nessers as tots!

Nester & I - We're rock stars, if you didn't already know that! NYC Circa 2007
Me & Ness again - We got matching haircuts in NYC in Spring of 2012 ;D

Ness and I at my wedding in Oct 2012

Ness and I being glamorous at her wedding, Oct 2010
Things that Twinkies do. (subway train, nyc, 2012)
Out having fun and pizza after I bugged her at work in NYC ;D 2012
Another 2012 moment, me and Nessy head off to write in Forest Hills, Queens
Sometimes you just gotta have fun - playing in a small town in Germany, 2014
During the same hair-style era of 2012
I received hugs when I arrived to visit her in LA in June 2013!
And some more when she met us in Frankfurt, Germany, 2014
And finally, us on our 10 year anniversary of the first time we visited Prague! 2014 :)
Can't wait to see you, Nessy-fressy!