International Potluck

1:55 AM Elizabeth Seckman 54 Comments


 The International Pot Luck BlogFest, hosted by Beth Fred, Lexa Cain, and Medeia Sharif, is a celebration of books and taste buds. Pick a story and suggest a recipe inspired by its pages.

I chose Medeia's story, Snip, Snip, Revenge. All these ladies are talented writers, but slow-reading-me has only made a tiny dent in her reading list, and Snip, Snip was one of the books I've enjoyed this year.


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Talented, vengeful, and loving...this sassy little diva teen doesn't ever worry about making it big in the kitchen. She's going to be a star and stars don't sweat over pots and pans. She'll have five star chefs whipping up delightful smorgasbords of wonder.

One day.

But for now, she's a teen who can't cook much more than a toasted cheese sandwich.

Since star dust sprinkled dreams may be years off, here's a couple of recipes for Tabby. Super easy. Super quick. And teen palate friendly.

Pizza

No delivery, or even the braggadocious  Digiornos can make a pizza as tasty as one made at home.

Start with a box crust mix.
Stir it up (just follow the directions on the box) and spread it over an oiled cookie sheet. Then add some butter and some garlic salt and bake it until it's half cooked (about ten minutes).

Now add the pizza sauce. Lots and lots of sauce. I like a jar and a half per pizza*
       (*this is the reason for the pre-baked the crust, so it's not a doughy mess!)

Then add cheese. Then for good measure add some more cheese. And since you can never add too much cheese...just pile a little more on there.

Then add your toppings. Me? I like everything- peppers, onions, olives, mushrooms...if it makes a six year old say yuck, I probably like it on my pizza.

Then bake. How long? Who knows...just be sure to take it out before it burns. Keep checking. When the cheese is melted and it starts to smell like Heaven, it's probably about ready to eat.

That too hard? Here's another, simpler teen friendly feast-

Pepperoni Bites

Pop open a tube of biscuits


Break each biscuit into three pieces. Wrap those pieces around a few slices of pepperoni.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet until golden brown.
Now you have bite-sized pepperoni rolls that are certain to make the Doughboy giggle.




54 comments:

  1. So simple even I could make it! (Although I'm actually a good cook.)
    I believe Medeia said she'd kiss anyone who featured her book and a recipe for this blogfest...

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    1. Yep, I remember reading that too. I suppose I will let her owe me one :)

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    1. Me too. All I have in the house right now is peanut butter and hot dog buns. How does that happen?

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  3. I've only just started making my own pizza. Always a winner.

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    1. I do love home made pizza. Nobody vegie loads like I can!

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  4. Very simple recipes Elizabeth. I have trouble understanding anyone unable to cook. My hubby always says if you can read a recipe you can make it.

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    1. I don't know Jo. A good cook has a gift. I can read a recipe, but I'm no master at anything not easy.

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  5. Those are definitely teen friendly (and adult friendly too)!

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  6. Sounds easy to do, I'd probably still find a way to burn it though lol

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    1. I get distracted easily, so I am a timer junkie!!

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  7. It looks like a plan. My husband tried to make pizza dough from scratch once. It turned into a rock...

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    1. These packets are super easy. Quarter cup of warm water and it's perfect.

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  8. You've just given me two more things to teach my teenager to make. I know he'd love it! Thanks!

    Cherdo
    www.cherdoontheflipside.com

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    1. My son makes both dishes. He has a list of about ten meals he can cook. Does better than I thought he would,

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  9. I need to look for Jiffy pie crust mix. I love their cakes.

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    1. They make my favorite corn bread too. I simply love Jiffy. Cheap and tasty!

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  10. Quick, handy and easy.
    What's not to like.

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  11. Quick and easy, yeah, but when I feel in the mood to make pizza, I like my sourdough crust. I don't have to feed teenagers though, and cooking is time for myself. Pizza is the best recipe. Who doesn't like pizza?

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    1. Mmm. Sour dough pizza crust. That sounds delicious!

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  12. I laughed out loud reading this - yes, you can never have too much cheese. I love it! Pizza is my all time favorite food. Perhaps I still have a "teen palate" after all these years. I loved your tips and am thrilled you enjoyed Medeia's book! Thanks for participating in the blogfest! :)

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    1. I should write a cook book. I can't cook, but not being good at something has never stopped me from attempting it before :)

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  13. Pizza, now that's something fun to make! It can be full of veggies or dripping with cheese, and it's all good.

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    1. Or dripping with cheese AND vegies...now that's a good pizza!

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  14. Very teen non-cook friendly choices there Liz. Good idea.

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    1. I only like things that are easy to cook Sheena-kay!

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  15. Thank you for featuring my book. Tabby definitely isn't a cook, lol.

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  16. Nice tie in with Medeia's book and this Hop! So clever, Elizabeth.

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  17. I've made pizza with Jiffy dough. It's always good if you sprinkle a little Italian seasoning on.

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    1. Mmm. Italian seasoning. That would be an awesome ad! Thanks for the idea :)

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  18. I use Jiffy dough as well. My son actually prefers homemade pizza to delivery.

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    1. Mine do too. Now, I can't make a cheeseburger they like better than Burger King, but I can beat Pizza Hut!

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  19. We ordered pizza tonight . . . been a while since we made it at home b/c our oven broke :-( This recipe sounds great though!

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    1. My sister spent the first several years of her marriage without an oven...I've never been lucky enough to be without one ;)

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  20. i stink at baking and cooking... i <3 D&D = digiornos and dominos! ha hahahaha

    love the idea of linking a book with food - makes me hungry for both!
    hope all is good with you! happy friday!

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    1. I can follow a recipe, but it's not something I do for fun. I'd rather daydream than cook any old day!

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  21. Yay! Quick. Short. Simple. Perfect!

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  22. Instructions unclear. Set hair on fire. Perhaps you have an even simpler recipe for someone who can't boil water?

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    1. Yes. Dial (304) 455-1180. That's the number for our local Dominos.

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  23. "Then bake. How long? Who knows...just be sure to take it out before it burns."

    Bwahahaha. You sound like me. :P

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  24. I love homemade pizza. I also like making small ones on english muffins. Yum!

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    1. Those are good. Or even just pizza sauce on bread with cheese baked in the toaster oven!

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  25. Your recipes sound interesting, indeed. haha.

    Love the sound of Medeia's book. :)

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    1. It was a good read, well worth checking out!

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