Just some notes to friends

The Best Thin Crust Pizza comes from Home!

Thin Crust Pizza made super easy with Flour Tortilla’s!  I have this down to a science now after trying different methods and this comes out perfect every time.  I have created 3 different Pizza’s as these are definitely my favorites!  We have not gone out for Pizza since I came up with this method.  This is also a go to meal if you do not have a lot of time to make lunch and I always have the ingredients on hand.


Pepperoni and Crushed Pineapple Pizza

Barbecue Chicken and Onion Pizza

  • The Basic’s are:

  • 1 each 6″ to 10″ Flour Tortilla for each Pizza
  • 2 Tb of Pizza Sauce (I use Dellalo Pizza Sauce from Sprouts)  Super Yummy!
  • Fresh Mozzarella Cheese (I go to Costco and buy it, it is near the Meat section)
  • Toppings of your Choice!  Get Creative!!

  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage
  • Shredded Chicken
  • Black Olive
  • Onions
  • Ham
  • Pineapple
  • Green Pepper
  • Mushrooms
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Havarti Cheese or Fontina for a twist on taste
  • Crushed Red Peppers
  • Parmesan Cheese for the very top!
  • Barbecue Sauce  instead of Pizza Sauce

First thing you do is Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees and heat a Non-Stick Frying Pan to Medium heat.
Once the Pan is hot (NO Oil Needed) , put in the Tortilla and heat for about 2-3 Minutes on each side, you will see it bubble up and then flip.
Transfer to Cookie sheet or other Non Stick Pan.
Spread the Pizza Sauce, add the Mozzarella Cheese, then your Toppings.  Cook in oven, now this is VERY important for a perfect, crisp crust, Bake for 8 Minutes.  Set the Timer!


My Yummy Pizza Sauce

Now Fresh out of the Oven and Perfect Thin Crust EVERY-TIME!


Ready to Eat!

This is the Shredded Chicken, Havarti Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese and Sliced Onion Pizza with Barbecue sauce instead of Pizza Sauce.  This was my Favorite!

Chicken Barbecue Pizza ready for the 8 minute Bake time!

I did buy a large Grill pan so I can make 2 at a time.  YUM!  I have also made Pepperoni, Sausage and Mushroom but forgot to take pictures.  It went FAST!


January 25, 2011 Posted by | Chicken, Fun with Friends, Italian, Pork, recipes, Sauce's & Salsa's, Sausage | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Next Day- Italian Sausage Pepper and Onions Sandwich

Sausage and Pepper Sandwich

Sausage and Pepper Sandwich

This is the next day…Left overs..Yea!!!!

I did not take enough pictures last night to do this recipe justice.  And by the way,  the flavors are even better the next day

The Roll

The Roll

Sliced Sausage

Sliced Sausage

I kept the sausages whole through out the cooking process and sliced as needed.  This is right before I added the Pepper and Onion Mixture to heat up.

Mixture is heated then spooned into rolls

Mixture is heated then spooned into rolls

And that is it!  Enjoy this Italian treat and I have again today.  I really believe it was better today!

July 25, 2009 Posted by | Italian, recipes, Sausage | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Giada’s Italian Sausage & Peppers with Marsala Sauce

After you watch this video you will have  to run out and buy the ingredients for this dish.  It was wonderful to smell it cooking!!

This is so easy!  Anyone who can follow a recipe can do this!  I had to smell this AND take pictures.   I hope you have a Sprouts or Whole Foods store near you.  This was very inexpensive to to make,  I purchased the chicken sausage with Parmesan cheese in it for $2.99 lb and also used 2 Portuguese   spicy sausages from my fridge. I also used 1 red and 1 green pepper instead of 2 red.  I kept the rest of the recipe the same.  I did stop at Bevmo more my Marsala, they suggested “Colombo Sweet Marsala” for my dish, they were not wrong, it was awesome!

Watch Giada and really it is that easy!

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

Prep Time: 15 min
Inactive Prep Time:hr min
Cook Time:  40 min
Level:  Easy
Serves:  4 to 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • 4 to 6 fresh Italian sandwich rolls, optional


Heat the oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausages and cook until brown on both sides, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and drain.

Keeping the pan over medium heat, add the peppers, onions, salt, and pepper and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the oregano, basil, and garlic and cook 2 more minutes.

Add the tomato paste and stir. Add the Marsala wine, tomatoes, and chili flakes, if using. Stir to combine, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the browned bits. Bring to a simmer.

Cut the sausages into 4 to 6 pieces each, about 1-inch cubes. Add the sausage back to the pan and stir to combine. Cook until the sauce has thickened, about 20 minutes.

Serve in bowls. Or, if serving as a sandwich, split the rolls in half lengthwise. Hollow out the bread from the bottom side of each roll, being careful not to puncture the crust. Fill the bottom half of the roll with sausage mixture. Top and serve sandwiches immediately.

My Pictures

Ready to Saute

Ready to Saute

After sauteing  peppers and onions, then add the chopped garlic and fresh basil and let is cook for another couple of minutes then add all of the other ingredients , stir and I put the sausages in the mixture whole (plus the juice) and buied them with the mixture to cook for another 20-25 minutes.  The smell is heaven!

Cheak out the Steam!

Check out the Steam!

Take a Bite!

Take a Bite!

I served this in Hogie rolls from Sprouts, hollowing out one of the sides before adding the cut-up sausage, peppers and onions.  This was the best sandwich I have had by far!

July 24, 2009 Posted by | Italian, recipes, Sausage | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment