Saturday, July 23, 2011


Not long ago, my husband and I chose to go to an Italian cooking class for our date night. It was called 'A Taste of Italy' and the food was absolutely delicious. We had so much fun that night learning new recipes and cooking together in the kitchen. I wanted to share our favorite from the class and I'm hoping you will enjoy it just as much as we did. Now that Stromboli is requested often at our house, we make this all the time. I think you'll be surprised at how easy it is to make.


1 lb Turkey Ham - Sliced Thin
3/4 lb Cooked Salami - Sliced Thin
White American Cheese - About 12 Slices
1 - 12oz. Pack Moz. Cheese
1 1/2 lb Pork Sausage - Browned in Pan
Mustard (Spicy or Regular)
Oregano, Salt & Pepper
2 loaves Frozen Bread Dough

Rub Frozen Bread with Soft Butter
Thaw until soft & able to work with (follow directions on pack for thawing)
Cut loaf in half & stretch each half about 12 - 14" in length and 5" in width
Lay 2 slices of Turkey Ham down the entire length, follow with 2 slices of Salami
Follow with 2 slices of American cheese and Pork sausage
Put a line of mustard down middle of Sausage and top with Moz. Cheese
Pull one side of dough up and overlap other side - pinching the ends together
Rub soft butter on top and sprinkle with salt, pepper & oregano
Punch holes in top with fork.

Bake at 400 - 450 in preheated oven on cookie sheet with parchment paper until Brown on top & sizzling (about 15 minutes.) Cut and serve. ENJOY!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Great Independance!

Happy belated 4th of July everyone! 
You know, I’d like to think that I’ve evolved since my very first post, although this is only my third. My husband, the computer genius of the family, has been helping me since I have about as much computer savvy as a caveman. Anyway, just in case anyone happened to notice, (that is, if anyone besides my kids are even reading this at all), we’ve made a few changes. Hope you enjoy.
Well, our two year anniversary has come and gone and no, I didn't get the 2011 Lexus GX 470 that I really wanted but I heard through the grapevine that 'All you need is Love.' I don't know, I think the jury is still out on that one. Just kidding... hubby... :-)
Hey, if any fellow writers happen to come across this blog give me a shout-out. We can support each other. I'm working on the 9th chapter of my story and I'm trying my best to stop procrastinating. I've been devoting a minimum of an hour a day to the story... okay, most of the time, anyway.
Can somebody tell me why is it that I have to wait until November to see, Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1? I'm going nuts here! (Team Edward!!!) 
By the way, I decided to add a favorite quote... just because I'm in that 'Yoda' kind of mood. (Jeopardy question and movie category of the day.) "Who is Yoda?... Answer... Yoda, appeared in a few of the 1980's Star Wars movies and was master of the Force who was known for his legendary wisdom. 
Okay, I can see you're getting antsy. Here's a quote that I really like:
'In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.' 
shing xiong
Hey, thanks for stopping by and I'll try my best not to wait so long for the next posting. Take care.