Archives for July 2012

Mens Black Bun Man Apron & My Pizza Cups Recipe

I have to apologize first because I forgot to take pictures when I was making my pizza cups, but on the next round I will make sure to take lots so you can see how amazing they look and taste.  First I wanted to share with you a super fun and funny black mens apron that says Bun Man on it.  Whether it’s because he has cute buns or just because he is a bun man, this black mens bun man apron is the perfect funny gift to buy for the guy who likes to grill or cook things that go on buns.

black mens bun man apron Mens Black Bun Man Apron – $24.95

For the guy with a sense of humor, the mens black bun man apron is one of the perfect gifts for him for summer bbqing or even to wear indoor when he cooks.  Not only will he love it, but everyone at an outdoor or indoor event will get a kick out of his fabulous and fun new apron.

Not only will he want to make dinner immediately after getting this fun gift,,,giving you a night off, “but” he may also have fun with you making a ton of fun and flirty jokes with his new favorite apron.  The bun man apron comes in both black and red and is a one size fits all.  You can order it by itself or you can also find a perfect one that works for you to from the amazing designer and fun aprons for women by clicking on the image or by click on the link above.

By clicking on either of them you’ll be taken to one of my favorite apron shops online where you can find this black mens bun man apron and a ton of other fun designs for both men and women.  Buy buying an apron after clicking on these links you’ll also be helping to keep this blog running and sharing more fabulous recipes.

Fabulous pizza cups recipe.

This one is super easy to do and amazingly easy.  You can even make it with your kids, just make sure they don’t go near or use the oven since that is a huge risk.

What you will need for the pizza cups:

  • 1 muffin tin
  • Thin crust pizza dough
  • Your favorite sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • A mix of three shredded cheese (parmesan, asiago and your other favorites.)

Pre heat the oven to 425 degrees.  Now take the pizza dough and roll it out flat.  Now cut out large circles so that you can place them inside of the muffin tin and the tops are just over the edge.  Now take your favorite sauce, I like to use either tomato with garlic and basil or I do a pesto or buffalo sauce, and pour a little bit into the cups.  Now take a slice of the mozzarella and and whatever toppings you like, pepperoni, basil, mushrooms, etc… and lay them on top.  Now take the shredded cheese and add a layer on top of that.

After you’ve finished all of the pizza cups, place the muffin pan in the oven for 15 or 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  I usually take a cooking thermometer as well to make sure the middle is hot and everything is melted together.  When everything is cooked, take the muffin tin out of the oven and let it cool for a couple of minutes.  Now take the pizza cups out of the oven, place them on a plate and serve them.  These are extremely easy and fun to make and everyone will love them. You can also get more creative and add another circle over them to make them look like small pies which is even more fun for everyone.

Thank you again for reading my blog and don’t forget to buy an apron like the black bun man apron for men above.  Also, feel free to share this post and recipe on twitter, pinterest and other sites by clicking on the icons above.  Thank you again for reading.

 

 

Womens Vintage Pink Apron & My delicious Cali. Fig Pizza

I am completely excited to share this incredible summer recipe with you.  It was inspired by some amazing figs that I found at the grocery store and the way it came out was amazing.  But with every recipe, I like to match it with an apron and this week’s is fabulous.  This Women’s pink vintage apron is sleek, slender and fabulous.  Not only does it have a gorgeous vintage print and cut, but I absolutely love the black trim on it.  It is perfect for serving pizzas or cocktails or something else fun for the summer time, including my delicious California Fig Pizza.  What’s even better is that this Pink Vintage Apron for women is able to fit almost anyone with any shape and will absolutely make you look and feel fabulous.

Pink Womens Vintage Apron

Pink Womens Vintage Apron

Vintage Pink Womens Apron– $29.95

What I love about the pattern is the classic flora pattern that you find on so many gorgeous vintage fabrics.  With black neckstraps and trim as well as a right side pocket that is decorated and out lined with the same color black, you cannot help but to fall in love with this Womens Pink Vintage Apron.
One other great thing about the cut and design of this classic style is that it is a one size fits most.  It doesn’t matter if you are plus or petite, you will love wearing this universally fabulous pink vintage womens apron.  Not only is it one of my favorites, but it is one of the best sellers at one of my favorite apron shops.  Just click on the link above or on the image and you’ll be taken to the store where you can buy this fun and fabulous pink vintage apron for women.

My Delicious California Fig Pizza Recipe

california fig and mushroom pizza

california fig and mushroom pizza

Here is what most of you are waiting for.  My brand new recipe for a sweet and delicious summer pizza made from figs, vinegar, cheese and everything else amazing!  Get ready because you will not be able to resist and 3rd, 4th or even 6th slice of this one.

What you will need:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Mozzerella cheese in a block or fresh buffalo
  • Ripe California figs
  • Fig infused balsamic vinegar
  • Sliced button mushrooms
  • Brown Kumata tomatoes
  • A think pizza crust
  • Chopped garlic

Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees.  Now prepare your pizza crust so that it becomes a thin crust pizza.  Now take some oilve il and create a light coating over the majority of the crust.  Leave about half an inch from the edge all the way around.  Now sprinkle on sea salt and pepper.  Now chop your figs into quarter slices or 1/8 slices and lay them around the pizza.  Now slice your brown Kumata tomatoes and place the slices around the figs randomly on the pizza.  Now take the mushrooms and find some places to place them.  Now take your block or ball of mozzarella and slice it into thick strips and then break it into large chunks from the strips.  Now place the mozzarella chunks in between the other ingredients where you have space.   Now take your fig infused balsamic vinegar or glaze and pour it randomly around the pizza.  (It’s ok to go over the ingredients).  If you want a little more cheese, take a three cheese blend like romano, parmesan and asiago and lightly sprinkle it over the top of the pizza. Now place this in the oven until the cheese had melted then take it out and place it on the top rack of the oven under broil so the cheese can get a nice brown color.  This can happen naturally as well on the bottom or middle rack if you leave it in long enough but not over cook it.  Now take it out, slice it or let it cool then slice it and serve.  This pizza is amazing and everyone will love it.  It is sweet like a dessert but not too sweet to actually count as one.  The flavors are amazing together and everyone will want to know how you made it.  However, before you make it, don’t forget to order an apron through here so I can keep this blog running and bring you new fun and amazing recipes.

 

Ventian Floral Vintage Apron & Crab Mushroom & Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Ok, I came up with the idea for these tomatoes because I was craving crab cakes and pizza but I am also trying to watch how many carbs and how much bread I eat.  Normally I would have put sourdough or another bread into the mixture, but instead I sweated the mushrooms and added a three cheese blend to make the filling.  Before the recipe though, let’s look at this gorgeous Venetian, Floral Vintage apronthat I found and will look perfect serving these stuffed tomatoes.

This womens apron from the Marilyn line is called the Venetian Rose.  I love the vintage apron venetian pattern that is used on the main part of the apron.  The neck straps have a gorgeous antique looking pattern to complete the top while the bottom of this venetian vintage apron has three layers of ruffles with the fabulous antique looking pattern and material making up the second layer.  I cannot get over how amazing this vintage venetian apron looks and they actually have a matching one for girls so that you can have a cooking day with your daughter in matching venetian vintage aprons.  This venetian vintage apron also features a small pocket on the right hand side with a patterned bow that matches the neck straps and middle ruffle to complete the entire piece.

vintage venetian floral print apron for women

vintage venetian floral print apron for women

Venetian Vintage Apron for Women– $25.95This fabulous design will look amazing when you are serving salads and the delicious cheese, mushroom and crab stuffed tomatoes.  Not only will the dish look fabulous against the background of your venetian vintage apron when you carry it out to your guests or the dinner table, but if you are serving a cocktail or beverage, the colors and patterns will accent the pitcher and glasses as you are serving them.What I love about this vintage venetian apron is that it is so classy and classic looking, but it is also perfect for just about anyone.  It has a gorgeous cut and three ruffles for a trim and is an absolutely timeless look.  If you remember the movie A League of Their Own, I could completely see Gena Davis’s character Dotty Henson wearing something like this.  It’s not only gorgeous, classy and elegant, but it is also functional and will help to show off how amazing you look.the colors are all very neutral which is perfect because it can match and look great on just about anyone.  Unlike other styles, patterns and colors, you don’t have to have a specific hair or skin type to look good in this.  It is basically a universally fabulous style and pattern and one that you cannot pass up.  Click on the image or link above and you’ll be able to buy this vintage venetian apron for women and really show off the crab stuffed tomatoes below.

Cheese, Mushroom and Crab Stuffed Tomatoe recipe.

cheese crab and mushroom stuffed tomatoes

cheese crab and mushroom stuffed tomatoes

I know this is what you all are waiting for. It is absolutely unbearably hot here in DC, so I wanted to make something cool and seasonal for fun. When I got to the store I found some great looking produce and fresh lump or bakfin crab meat and was inspired to make these tomatoes. This was the first time I made them and I didn’t use bread because I am trying to limit my carbs, but you could easily add bread into this to make it more meaty feeling and taste even better with a more full texture. You could also toast the bread lightly before adding it into the mixture as well.

You will need:

Tomatoes – I used regular vine ripened. You could also do small campari, roma or any type really. It depends how you want to serve them.
Crab meat – Do not use imposter or fake.
Basil – chopped or pureed.
Garlic – chopped
Three cheese blend – I prefer asiago, parmesan and fontina.
White button mushrooms
Red onion

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Now carve out your tomatoes so that you remove all of the seeds and as much juice as possible. Now chop up your button mushrooms and sweat them in a pan or pot to remove as much moisture as possible. Put the mushrooms into a bowl and add in cheese and crab meat. You can add as much crab as you’d like to taste. Throw in garlic to taste (I use 1 tablespoon for every two medium sized tomatoes) and if you want some chopped red onion. Now mix all of this together and stuff it into the tomatoes. Set the tomatoes in a souffle dish, cupcake pan or just on a cookie sheet (I like the souffle dishes because they stop the tomatoes from breaking) and place them in the oven for about 25 minutes or until everything is cooked. Now take them out and sprinkle some cheese on top of the tomatoes and place on the top rack under the broiler to get a nice cheesey crust on top. If you’d like, you can add the chopped or pureed basil around the top or place it on the side to dip in. Now you have some amazing crab, mushroom and cheese stuffed tomatoes.

Don’t forget to buy the gorgeous vintage venetian apron for women to wear while making these amazing tomatoes. Buying the venetian vintage apron will also help pay for this blog so I can continue to share recipes with you. You can also share this on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook by using the icons above.