In the Kitchen…
One of my goals this year is to be more creative and economic in the kitchen.
I am still learning how to balance what I have in my pantry/refrigerator and the gourmet recipes I find online or in magazines, but the process is slowly making a dent in my cooking styles. In a recent mail batch, Bon Appetit sent me a package (encouraging me to subscribe… sorry not this time) with a set of mini recipe cards, including a yummy-looking zucchini white pizza. This week was a perfect time to attempt this recipe even though our fridge has become perilously empty and our schedules are running tight.
I tweaked the recipe quite a bit, using a homemade crust recipe (rather than store-bought refrigerated dough — no purchased items!); leftover ground buffalo meat; and a bottled Garlic Alfredo sauce rather than the called-for soft cheese spread. Granted, the recipe could have been even more made-from-scratch, but remember: I was working with what I had!
It turned out well and definitely worth trying again. My only qualm was the flavor of the crust… it left something to be desired. I’m still seeking the perfect pizza crust recipe — cheaper than delivery, and so much more fun!
Any suggestions for recipes?