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Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life. You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships. The purpose of your life: showing love to other people Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor

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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


Here's the Dish: Fontina and Basil Pizza with Artichokes

Last year, a friend and I went to a local pizzeria where we had the most incredible pizza with artichokes on it. It was so delicious, and I've been craving that pizza ever since. I really love artichokes, so when Good Housekeeping magazine ran an article recently called "5 Ideas for Artichoke Hearts", I was right on it. The first thing I made was this pizza ~ let me tell you, it was fabuloso! It took no time at all to put together. I cheated just a bit by using this frozen pizza dough, which is locally made. It's really authentic stuff and I highly recommend it, if you can find it at your local market. I used light Ricotta, to cut down on the calories and fat grams just a bit. It worked fine. Next time I make this pizza, I think I will sprinkle it with some freshly minced garlic, since I am such a garlic freak. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing. In case you're not in the mood for meatless, I think it would be spectacular with ham or prosciutto on it, too.
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Pat 1 1/3 lbs. pizza dough onto a 14-16" greased pizza pan. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Spread 1 c. ricotta cheese over the dough; top with artichokes (14 oz. can that has been rinsed, drained and roughly chopped first), 1 1/2 c. shredded Fontina cheese, and 1/4 c. thinly sliced basil leaves. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cheese melts. Serves 6 ~ unless you're like my husband and I ~ we scarffed down the whole thing by ourselves while watching football one Sunday :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Double YUM!