I pull on my stretchy pants

And now I need to go on a diet.  The shaved ice with condensed milk and grass jelly, a Chinese dessert, really hit the spot on a hot and muggy summer day.  Are you drooling over those Tex-Cajun fries from BB's Cafe?  Yep, those are shoestring fries, smothered with queso, gravy and roast beef.  And then I housed a poboy, also dripping with queso, after eating half of that platter.  It was Friday, I get a pass.  This weekend, I made monster pancakes for breakfast with Pioneer Pancake Mix, which is really quite stellar.  In a previous life, I actually did a tour of the processing plant in San Antonio that makes the mix and visited their onsite restaurant, where they whip up all sorts of baked goodies.  Unfortunately for my breakfast diners, I didn't let the pancakes cook all the way through so they were still goopy with batter in the middle.  Oh well, live and learn.  And finally, the piece de resistance - truffle oil, arugula and ground turkey pizza from scratch!  I made the crust and everything!  My pizza ended up being so simple and quick that I think I'm going to do this every time now instead of ordering out for pizza.  What type of pizza should I bake next?  

Quick and easy pizza dough recipe
Adapted from All Recipes

Ingredients:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 cup warm water

Combine flour, salt, sugar and yeast in large bowl and mix in oil and warm water.  Roll out as thin as desired and place on pizza pan.  Top with whatever you'd like (I left the arugula off until after the pizza was cooked).

Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.

Comments

  1. Yum! Food babies are so worth it when it comes to delicious food like this! ^^
    I'm craving that shaved ice with condensed milk now...it is so good and refreshing, especially on humid days like this for me. And the pizza! Truffle oil is so delicious.
    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

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  2. OMG all that food looks amazing! I would need stretchy pants as well!!
    And yes, I got a vintage gumball machine! So exciting! I posted it on my instagram today!! ;)
    :)
    Allison

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  3. Yum! I could easily eat all day. Food makes me happy :) Haven't made pizza dough in forever, will definitely try out your recipe.

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  4. Lucky for me that the only thing appetizing is the pancakes ;) lol You're allowed to spoil yourself sometimes. Don't beat yourself up too much. :)

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  5. Your two dishes are the most appealing of the four. What a great looking pizza! Now I feel like my dinner tonight was really just a waste of time. :) It wasn't quite as hot today (only humid), otherwise the sight of the shaved ice would be too much.

    I make pancakes two or three times a month (always on a weekend), but they never look like yours. That pancake is pretty, mine....well, they're pancakes. I've been using Bisquick--and perhaps turning the heat up a little too high.

    The fries look similar to a Canadian dish called poutine (which I've only seen, never tried), I like the idea of those items combined into a single dish.

    My friends and I made a Chef Boyardee pizza many years ago. We were so proud, but it really wasn't very good. That's as close as I've come to making a pizza.

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  6. ohh goodness, this all looks so tasty! i was headed to bed, but i may take a detour for the kitchen to satiate my munchies!

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  7. the title of this post is awesome. just awesome.

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  8. Just delicious!

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  9. mmm food! i would like some shaved ice and pizza soon.

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  10. "The shaved ice with condensed milk and grass jelly, a Chinese dessert, really hit the spot on a hot and muggy summer day." Oh yes.

    Actually, anything with condensed milk is a winner in my books.

    Ronnie xo

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  11. Aww, I love the stretchy pants title and that you shared this easy recipe. Great job and I;m going to try one of these recipes one time

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com/

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  12. Ahh, that shaved ice looks so good! My husband makes a delicious pizza with maitake mushrooms and smoked gouda from our local farmer's market. Homemade pizza is the best!

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  13. Yum! And my favorite pizza at the moment is anything simple. Olive oil, instead of tomato sauce, for instance. Although, we got a Thai chicken pizza awhile back--the sauce was sweet chili sauce. Be still my beating heart . . . SO good!

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  14. Is that a Nacho Libre reference in the title?? LOVE that movie!

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  15. Those fries look ridonkulous! I'm suddenly a wee bit hungry...

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  16. hah i hear you i have been eating like a pig as of late :D yes this is my first time in seattle living there, im excited!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  17. All of these look so delicious! We've finally been getting some summer heat here and my favorite way to cool down has been getting some Chinese shaved ice with condensed milk! Nothing better on a hot day than some fresh fruit :)

    Cheers!

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  18. I really want those fries so badly! The shaved ice looks great too. We have a chain out here called SnowFlake which serves shaved ice like that. I really want to try it one day. I am intrigued.

    *Erin

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  19. I just swooned over all ifthis

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  20. Oh...em....gee....Rooth, these food photos look stellar. I want to eat each and every single one of them. And that pizza....mmmmmmm.....send some over:P

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  21. I feel like I need stretchy pants just looking at these delicious photos :)

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  22. I want those Fries! And I'm prepared to fly half way around the world for them LOL!

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  23. OMG excuse my while I lick the computer screen!

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  24. Food porn, this is really nice to drool over the wonderful summer holiday :)
    would you like to follow each other?
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  25. thanks for the love honey, i'm following you now :)
    A
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  26. I think I may have to go to Tapioca Express today to get some milk tea with grass jelly or red bean icy. You inspired me!

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