Deep Dish Pizza

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Friday Night Pizza!!! T.W.O. decided to spice up Friday Night Pizza night and make a deep dish pizza. That’s right, pizza pie! T.W.O.’s brother made a deep dish pie a couple weeks ago, which inspired us to try our own version. Grab your rolling pin, pie dish, ingredients and let’s start cooking!

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Ingredients:

– Pizza dough
– Flour
– Cornmeal
– Mozzarella cheese, 1 inch block
– Marinara sauce (T.W.O. uses Molinari’s homemade marinara sauce)
– 1 large head of broccoli, chopped
– 1 can of olives, diced
– 1 small package of mushrooms, diced
– 2 jalapeno, diced

Preheat oven to 425ᴼ.

First, roll out dough on a flour, cornmeal surface. Make sure to evenly roll out the dough in a circular shape so it fits in the pie dish. Once completed, place the dough in the pie dish and pat in place. Add some flour and cornmeal to the bottom of the dough so it will help absorb some of the juices.

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Cut thin mozzarella slices from the block of cheese and lay on the bottom. Next, drizzle some marinara sauce to cover the cheese. Add the cut vegetables to the pie and layer cut slices of cheese in between. Once you have all your ingredients in the pie, top with the remaining marinara. The sauce should fill in the gaps between the vegetables.

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Put the pizza pie in the oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes. You will know when the pizza is ready when the sauce is “bubbling”. Take out and top with parmesan cheese.

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Let the pizza sit for about 10 minutes prior to cutting. Once served, sit down and enjoy your deep dish pizza pie!

Happy Friday Night Pizza Night!!!

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Cheers,

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

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T.W.O. has made a ton of chocolate chip cookies in their lifetime and we discovered that throughout the years, new recipes are constantly evolving.  Most recently, T.W.O. adapted this recipe that has a secret ingredient.  Find out the trick to making the best chocolate chip cookie!

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Ingredients:

– 2 1/4 cups unbleached flour
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
– 1.5 sticks unsalted butter, soften
– ¾ cups light brown sugar
– ½ cup sugar
– 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
– 3 teaspoons vanilla
– 2 cups chocolate chips

In a bowl, mix butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg and yolk together. (T.W.O. uses a KitchenAid mixer!)  Once mixed well, add the flour, baking soda and the secret ingredient CORNSTARCH!  After 3 minutes, slowly add in the chocolate chips.  Place the dough in the refrigerator overnight or for a minimum 3 hours.

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Don’t forget to taste the dough!

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When you are ready to bake the cookies, take the dough out of the refrigerator.  Pre-heat 350ᴼF.  Let the dough sit out on the counter for about 15 minutes while the oven is pre-heating.  Roll the dough into balls and place them on an oil-sprayed cookie sheet.  Next, place the cookies in the oven for 10-11 minutes depending on your oven.

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Once they are finished, take the cookies out of the oven.  Place the baked cooked on a cooling rack and grab yourself a glass of milk and enjoy!

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Happy Baking!

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