Saturday, September 5, 2009


Preparation: 20 min, plus rising time

2 tsp. active dry yeast, 1 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water, 105-115 Degrees Fahrenheit
4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup olive oil, plus extra to be added later

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water add 1 tsp. sugar and set aside until foamy.

Combine flour and salt in a bowl, Stir in yeast mixture, add the 1 cup warm water and olive oil and mix thoroughly.

Turn the dough out onto a well floured work surface. Knead 8-10 minutes until smooth. Transfer dough to a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 1 hour until doubled.

Preheat oven to 450F (move oven rack to middle of oven).

Punch down dough and roll out to 3/4 inch thickness on a well floured surface. Brush dough generously with olive oil. Lightly oil a 14 inch pizza pan and form dough around the pan.

Spread desired sauce and toppings over dough leaving the outer 1/2 inch bare.

Bake about 15 minutes then turn oven down to 350 for another 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is golden.

Serves 8 slices..



1 Package Cream Cheese
1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons Sour Cream

Mix the above 3 ingredients together and place on bottom of dish.

3/4 Cup of Ketchup
1/2 Tablespoon Horseradish

Mix the above 2 ingredients together and pour on top of the 3 previously mixed ingredients.

Shred Cheddar Cheese on top

Add Tomatoes (Chopped) on top

Add Green Onions (Chopped) on top
(or use Parsley Flakes if you don't like Green Onions)

Fill a bowl with Corn Chips or Tostitos Bite Size Rounds (Spicy Quesadilla Flavour is nice too!)



Makes 8 cups


  • 1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (6-ounce) container avocado dip
  • 1 /2 (8-ounce) container sour cream so 4-ounces sour cream or 250 ml sour cream
  • 1/2 package cream cheese - 125 ml cream cheese
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced (if you like onions...)
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Corn or tortilla chips


Stir together beans and seasoning mix; spread mixture into an 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Spread avocado dip and sour cream evenly over bean mixture. Sprinkle with olives and next 4 ingredients. Serve with chips.



1 Pitcher of Orange Juice or Fruit Punch
1 Large Can of Pineapple Juice
1 Large Bottle of Soda Water
1 Medium Orange
1 Medium Lemon
1 Medium Lime

Combine Juices and Soda Water in Punch Bowl
Add Ice
Lay Slices of Fruit on Ice to Garnish...

Hubby likes to add Rum to his glass... Sometimes I add Sparkling Wine... Enjoy... ;)