Sunday, January 3, 2010

Blended Hearts Pizza

Congratulations Isobel!  Your recipe was this month’s winner in the Mioposto Mt. Baker Pizzaoli Constest. As a reward for your culinary contributions a $25 gift certificate is available for you to pick up at the restaurant. Thank you so much for your submission. Happy New Year!

Manager, Mioposto

Thin crusted pizza with roasted artichoke pesto as the base, goat cheese, dotted with delicious large black olives and lots of flavorfully toasted pine nuts. The last step is to put fresh parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, olive oil, on top.

I tasted the pizza today at Mioposto, and wished there was more artichoke pesto coverage on the crust. Next time I'll ask for thicker artichoke. It was delicious though.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who else likes the combination of cherries and chocolate chips? I first made these cookies with oatmeal and they were very good. This time I used walnuts instead . The cookies were loved and devoured at a New Years Davy dinner party. Here is the recipe...

1 c. butter softened
½ c. white sugar
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1½  c. all-purpose white flour
1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1  teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 c. Belgium milk chocolate chopped into chunks
1 c. dried cherries
1½ c. chopped walnuts

Cream butter. Add both sugars and cream until light and fluffy. Add egg.
Sift flour with soda and salt and cocoa and add to mixture.
Stir in vanilla, chocolate chips, cherries and nuts.
Don’t over mix.

Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet .
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.