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Pizza Explosion

Hi friends!

Since I haven’t blogged in a million years, I thought I’d post a fun little recipe to make up for my absence.

PoP Up PiZzA

It’s a unique take on things and is the cousin of the Bubble Up Enchilada.

First grab the ingredients shown above: package buttermilk biscuits {10}, your favorite pizza toppings {I used 4 ounce bag mini turkey pepperonis, 2 red peppers, 1/2 onion, 8 ounces white mushrooms, 6 garlic cloves}, 15 ounce can pizza sauce {I had a little extra leftover in the fridge that I added in}, 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese.

Chop your veggies of choice and sauté in a little olive oil for about 10 minutes…

While those are cooking, cut your 10 biscuits into quarters, like this…

Add the sauce and stir…

Add the pepperonis, biscuits and 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese and mix gently…

Spray your 9X13 pan and dump mixture in. Bake in a 350* oven for 25 minutes. Remove, sprinkle with another 3/4 cup mozzarella and place back in over for 10 more minutes.

{makes about 6 servings}

Top with a dusting of parmesan cheese and serve!


It’s delish…as the biscuits cook, they puff up and act as the crust. There are so many different options here ~ just be sure whatever meat you use is cooked first!

I’m thinking next time I want to try the TJ’s garlic and herb pizza dough and drop that in instead of the biscuits for added flavor.



how cute are these homemade Pop Tarts?

Found them over here

I must make these.

When I complete 5 miles non-stop {running}, I am going to make these for a weekend breaky.

The blueberry with key lime icing look ridiculous, but I think I’ll try some cinnamon & brown sugar with maple icing.

The brown sugar cinnamon variety have always been at the top of my list.

Although I haven’t eaten a Pop Tart in a million years and my kids don’t even know what they are.


But somehow the homemade ones make me feel less gulity.


Am I the only human being that treats herself to “junk” food once I hit a fitness goal?

Most would probably have a nice pile of alfalfa sprouts or a shot of wheat grass…

Oh no, not me…I’m just going to reward myself with more calories!

However, I will always be a foodie and love to bake.

I guess that’s why I’m trying to make running a recurring part of my life.

So I CAN eat all these things, but still {try} and be fit!

Stay tuned….if I can run a little over 3 miles, I can CERTAINLY do 5.

Homemade Pop Tarts coming soon.

Tootsie Pop, Turtle Pool & Taco Soup

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?


It was a gorgeous 86* today…Emilie’s turtle pool made an appearance:

And then the 3-5 year old Extreme Sliding Games began:

Ahhhhh, to be young again….


Taco Soup was on the menu this evening.

Almost like chili, but not quite.

Here’s the line-up:

(I like to add a diced onion)

Then doctor it up with just a bit of shredded cheese, a dollop of light sour cream, a few chunks of avocado & last but certainly not least, a sprinkling of cilantro confetti.

I served it with Jalapeño Spiked Cornbread Muffins.

This was my first attempt at these and they turned out perfect. I like to use Marie Callender’s mix ~ all you need is 1.5 cups water and about 20 jalapeños, chopped. Whisk water and mix first and then stir in the spicy goodness. I used cupcake liners for easy clean up. Bake @ 375* for 20 minutes.

{Makes 1 dozen}

A little sweet. A little spicy.

Perfect with the soup.

A little cinnamon honey butter is super yummy, too or you can just crumble your muffin into your bowl!

Note: This soup is a WW recipe if you use ground turkey. I splurged and used about 1.25 pounds 80/20 ground beef tonight. I also added a small (8 oz.) can of tomato sauce and about half a can (4 oz.) of water to thin it out a bit. I don’t like it too thick….it was perfect.