Ok, so, yeah, it’s been awhile since I’ve shared any recipes. It isn’t that I haven’t had the time, for I certainly do have time. It is mainly because I haven’t been experimenting with any new recipes recently. We did have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with some of the kiddlets here. We missed our oldest and our youngest this year. Having the fam spread out from Phoenix to Charleston and from Greenville to Virginia Beach does make it hard for all of us to gather together any more. For a while it looked like all four would be here for at least a day or so at the same time at Christmas. However, the retail business is keeping my girl away. So, the hubby and youngest 2 sons and I are planning to visit with her for Christmas while the oldest son, daughter-in-law, and my sweet darling will be visiting the other grandparents and family. While I will miss having them all together again (it has been over a year), I am so happy that Hope’s family will get to enjoy them and the Little Lady for over a week. I know they can’t wait to give the hugs and kisses!
Last night the hubby surprised me with an early Christmas gift. Since he has started to do more cooking, he felt that my old faithful pots and pans needed to be replaced with some updated new ones. Believe me, it was a real surprise!! I know I will enjoy using them, but now I have a dilemma…what to do with the old ones. I mean, they have served me well for over 26 years and are like old friends! While I am not a pack-rat in the true sense of the word, I am very sentimental, especially when the items were given to me by my parents or when part of the set actually belonged to my mom. Well, they will be boxed up for now. I’m just not ready to dispose of them yet. Here are my old ones:
And here are the new ones:
Ok, enough rambling! The other night the hubby and I were both interested in having pizza. We used to order pizza quite often, especially when there were college football games on. Since we’ve been eating the THM way, we haven’t ordered much pizza! This is remarkable for us! A few weeks ago I made the cauliflower crust pizza which really wasn’t bad at all. However, we both thought we wanted more of a bread-like crust, but needed to keep it low-carb. Someone over on the THM facebook page shared the idea of using a biscuit recipe as a pizza crust. The idea is brilliant!
The basic recipe that I used can be found here. This is what I did to make a pizza crust instead of biscuits.
1. I used a combination of oat flour and almond flour instead of the coconut flour.
2. I doubled the recipe which made enough crust for a 12-inch pizza.
3. After spreading the dough on the pizza pan (it is sticky, so don’t be worried), I baked it at 350* for about 7 minutes. After that, I added all the toppings that the hubby wanted and baked it again for about 7 more minutes or until the cheese melted into wonderful gooey-ness!
This was pretty amazing pizza! We both really enjoyed it. Give it a try! You will enjoy it, too!