Homemade Pizza Puffs

So I’ve been MIA recently for a few different reasons, a couple of them being 1.) I was out of town (and no, I cannot cook in someone else’s kitchen, it’s weeeeeeird ) and 2.) my future ex husband took the laptop from me and it’s been pretty daunting thinking about posting from my iPhone , BUT, today I am brave, and I’m going to give it my best effort! *crosses fingers*

I’ve been pinning like a maniac lately, mainly because I deactivated my Facebook so I could focus on some pretty important things I have going on, so I have a bunnnnnch of spare time to cook. I think the day before yesterday I made four different pins, and the next day I made two or three, one of which I will share with you today. 🙂

Recently I decided diets are L-A-M-E. I’m too stressed and busy to worry about that right now, and cooking healthy is quite time consuming (and kinda not very tasty) so I’ve been fat girling it up big time, which brings me to these pizza puffs I found over at Lick The Bowl Good . I had just got all the kiddos to sleep the other night and then late night hunger hit me, and of course, instead of grabbing some chips or making a sammich, I had to be all over achiever like and make homemade pizza puffs at 10-11pm. Luckily these are pretty dern easy on top of the fact that they are AH-MAZ-ING!!! The hardest part about this was dicing up my pepperonis, which of you buy some pre-diced ones, then you’ll rollin’ down easy street for the remainder of this.

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. After that, chop up your pepperonis if you must. The next step is putting flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, salt (optional, but I added) and red pepper flakes (still optional, but I also added) into a mixing bowl and sift them all together really well. After that add the rest of your ingredients (sans pizza dipping sauce) into your mixing bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until its all well blended.

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Now grab and spray your mini muffin tin with whatever non-stick oil you have on hand (I used canola oil), and fill them basically to the rim, maybe a couple centimeters below, it honestly really won’t make a big difference (Unlike cupcakes, these won’t rise much!). After you get all done pop them in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

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Once they’re done cooking, remove from muffin tin and dip in pizza sauce or marinara and enjoy! 🙂

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What you’ll need…

• 3/4 cup of flour
• 3/4 t. baking powder
• 1 T. Italian seasoning
• 1 pinch of salt (optional)
• 1 T. red pepper flakes (optional)
• 3/4 cup whole milk
• 1 egg, lightly beaten
• 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
• 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 1 cup pepperoni (preferably pre-diced)
• Pizza sauce or marinara (or whatever you prefer to dip them in)

How to do it…

• Preheat oven to 375 degrees
• Sift together flour, baking powder, Italian seasonings, red pepper flakes and salt.
• Add in milk, egg, cheeses, and diced pepperoni until blended well.
• Grease mini muffin tin and fill with pizza puff mixture.
• Once oven is preheated cook puffs for 20-25 minutes.
• Remove from oven and serve with preferred dipping sauce.

Recipe via Lick The Bowl Good

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I shall return…

I’ve been MIA for awhile. Lots of not-so-great things going on in my life. I’ve been away and will be out of town until the 11th of this month, BUT, upon my return I plan on making some yummy cupcakes I’ve recently pinned! Oh, and I bought some new piping tips and pretty cupcake liners! *eep!* It’s the simple things in life. 🙂

 

In the mean time, here’s a ridiculously cute picture of my son eating bananas for the first time…. 

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