How To Make Easy Calzones, Piroshki, and Pocket Sandwiches

I know. The neighbor needed help. The doctor took forever. And the kids are crying. You just want to get them fed and move on.And you certainly don’t feel like cooking. Here’s a simple solution. Call them pocket sandwiches, pizza pockets, calzones, or piroshkis… they’re a great way to rescue a busy day. They’re great for picnics and school lunches, too. You can even make breakfast pockets for those busy mornings. This Saturday morning, make a bunch of pocket sandwiches and throw them in the freezer. They don’t have to be extravagant. My daughter, Debbie, loads them with cubed cheese …

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How to Make a Calzone like a Pizza Shop

The Perfect Make-Ahead Freezer Meal (Updated From May 10, 2014) Get a FREE Pizza Crust Mix! Add it to cart and use code “ZPIZB” at checkout. If you can make a pizza, you can make a calzone. Calzones are easy meals that you can even make ahead of time, freeze, and then have out of the oven in just fifteen minutes. In this article, we’ll tell you how to make a calzone with methods and tips. Calzones are closely related to pizzas, sort of a folded over pizza. Somehow though, cutting into the crisp, golden crust of a calzone to …

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How To Make Breakfast Calzones

We love to feed people in our store!  We love food and we love people. A while back we served breakfast calzones in the store.  We bought five dozen eggs, ten pounds of sausage, and about twelve pounds of bacon and started making calzones early in the morning.  We would reheat them when the customers started in. I headed home and left Aly to baking.  Two hours later, she texted and said, “I’m just about out of eggs.” Five dozen eggs!  How can you make that many calzones that quickly?  I went and bought another six dozen eggs. How do …

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Spinach and Mushroom White Pizza

Of course you can put anything you like on a pizza and this is no exception.  Spinach on pizza or in a calzone is a classic.  The mushrooms are optional. This recipe is for a thin crust pizza. Ingredients 1 pizza crust mix or recipe made per directions 2 cups fresh spinach 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup black olives, sliced 2 green onions, sliced 3/4 cup Grilled French Onion dip or equal 1 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese pizza spices, as desired Directions Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Make the pizza dough and roll it out in …

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Make your Own Pizza or Pasta Sauce

Again homemade is better. This takes a little time but it’s worth it. This sauce works on pizza or pasta and with a little change in seasonings and by omitting the olive oil, you can make a salsa from this recipe. Tomato Sauce for Pizza or Pasta 2 to 3 cups peeled and seeded Roma tomatoes 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 large garlic clove, crushed 1 teaspoon crushed, dried oregano or a tablespoon of fresh 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves or two teaspoons fresh 2 tablespoons olive oil …

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Pizza Recipes

Everyone loves pizzas and you can make better pizzas than you buy. In the summer, we make light, crisp pizzas with fresh veggies. We call them summer pizzas. We make a lot of white pizzas pizzas with a white sauce instead of marinara. And we make calzones. Pizzas can be quick and easy, especially thin crust pizzas. In our test kitchen, we routinely make pizzas, including mixing the dough in 20 minutes. (Sixteen minutes is our record.) We’ll show you how. We use our pizza dough mixes. They contain a dough relaxer that makes the dough soft and easy to …

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Veggie and Sausage Supreme Pizza

Pizza is everyone’s favorite. With all these fresh veggies, why not serve them up on pizza? This one is main stream enough that even the kids will go for it. Of course, you can change the toppings to suit your fancy. Veggie and Sausage Supreme Pizza Recipe I started making this pizza when we lived in Minnesota and the kids were young. At that time, we had a favorite national chain that we attended regularly. The kids declared this pizza better than the restaurants’. That’s pretty good considering the number of veggies that I would usually sneak under all that …

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Creamy Ricotta and Sausage Calzone Recipe

Use this recipe as a template for other calzones. Try other calzones with mushrooms, pepperoni, spinach, or more. If you use onions or green peppers, partially cook the veggies before adding them to the filling. Meats should always be cooked first. For the crust 2 2/3 cups bread flour 1 cup water at 110 degrees 1 7 gram packet instant yeast 1/4 cup stone ground whole wheat or rye flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon baker’s dry milk 1/2 teaspoon dough conditioner olive oil For the filling 3/4 pound mild Italian sausage …

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