{Recipe Favorite} 30-Minute Dinner Rolls

I know I’m not the only one who, at times, needs to get dinner on the table fast. And when fall comes around I love making soup and having bread to serve with it.

I stumbled upon these 30-minute dinner rolls on Pinterest, and at first I was a little skeptical, but these are the real deal. They are good and they’re fast.

Here’s a shot via Kitchen Meets Girl:

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That’s literally how they turn out every time. They’re great as a side with soup and salad, but they’re also really nice sandwich buns for pulled pork or Leftover Christmas Ham sandwiches etc…

Give these a try! I know they’ll be a hit! Thanks Kitchen Meets Girl for this great recipe!

Coming soon – my favorite soup recipes, and how I turn these rolls into fast cinnamon rolls!

P.S. I’m leaving for Allume tomorrow! Thanks for praying for us!

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Buffalo Chicken Pizza {a.k.a. Your New Favorite Pizza}

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Okay, I’m really giving you something when I give you this recipe. This is quite possibly my very favorite pizza ever. I love pizza with red pizza sauce, olives and pepperoni – classic. But this pizza… I had it for dinner Saturday night, and I made a small one for Steve and I for lunch yesterday. I could eat it for three meals in a row – that’s how good it is.

Don’t judge me.

Papa John’s has a buffalo chicken pizza that they bring back every so often – usually at the start of football season. When Steve and I lived in town, just around the block from Papa John’s, we’d get it as soon as they had it back on the menu. We live 20 minutes away from PJ’s now, so I decided I should try to figure out how to make it myself. Especially since it’s not on their menu right now.

I was wildly successful. Seriously – you’re going to love me for this recipe.

Start with a basic pizza dough recipe. I love to use The Pioneer Woman’s easy peazy pizza crust – yeast, water, flour, salt, olive oil. Here’s the recipe. The recipe makes two thin crusts, but I used 3/4 of the dough to make a pizza last night that took up most of this pan. You want the crust to be on the thick pillowy side. <swoon> Feel free to just make one big pizza, but I like leftovers.

The photo below is my smaller pizza today. I kept the dough in the fridge and it made enough for a nice lunch pizza today. The one last night fed three.

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I always use parchment paper for my pizzas. Parchment paper is your friend – for pizzas and cookies and breads… It makes life so much easier (nothing sticks!) and makes things cook and bake perfectly. Get you some.

Here is the cast of characters:

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Ranch dressing, some cooked chicken (I cubed two chicken breasts, added some salt and pepper and garlic powder and cooked them quickly – had some left over), a few strips of bacon (however much you like), mild banana pepper rings, half monterey-jack, half mozzarella cheese (I grated more than you see here – probably about 8 oz.)

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees so when you’re done assembling it you won’t waste any time. For goodness’ sake. You want to eat this as soon as possible.

Drizzle the ranch over the crust. There is no scientific measurement, but I found this spiral method worked nicely.

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You don’t want too much ranch or it will be gloopy. You want it to melt into the crust (oh my goodness)…

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Next, scatter as much chicken as you like around the pizza.

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Then cut the bacon up with scissors (it’s the only way to do it… I use scissors for everything.) I used three strips. It’s your call.

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Grab your neon yellow banana peppers – don’t be afraid they are not spicy and they add a great tang. I love the color!

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Top it all with lots of cheese!

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Now stick it in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

You might be thinking I totally forgot the wing sauce. Wait for it…

By the way – this Sweet Baby Ray’s wing sauce is the bomb. I didn’t even know they made wing sauce. We’ve tried a few of them out there including designer ones and store brand. This is probably one of my favorites. I’m looking forward to trying it on wings for football season.

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Ok, so it’s been 15 minutes, and this is what your pizza will look like coming out of the oven. Bubbly and perfectly browned on top. You can peek underneath and the underside will be slightly browned as well.

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Enter: wing sauce. Drizzle some evenly all over the pizza. You don’t want to drown it – just kind of spiral it around again.

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Then serve it up and chow down!

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Add it to your meal plan for the week! Maybe during a pre-season football game!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

1 recipe The Pioneer Woman pizza dough

Ranch dressing

2 chicken breasts, cubed, tossed with garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste, and quickly cooked in some olive oil

3-4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled or cut into pieces

Mild banana pepper rings

Monterey-jack cheese (4 oz. or however much you like)

Mozzarella cheese (4 oz. or however much you like)

Wing sauce (or some brands call it hot sauce – we like Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wing Sauce & Glaze)

Parchment paper

Make pizza dough and let rise. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. To make a large pizza, use all the dough, and using your fingers, flatten the dough to the shape of your liking, keeping it on the thick side. Drizzle the ranch in a spiral over the whole pizza. Not too much! Spread with a spoon. Scatter the chicken, bacon and banana peppers (as much as you like), and top with the cheeses. Bake for 15 minutes. When the pizza comes out, drizzle with the wing sauce and enjoy!

30-Minute Coconut Curry {with Chicken, Chickpeas and Kale}

A week ago I was going to delve into one of the recipes I’ve pinned but have never actually made (ahem – are you a pin-horder too??) – Green Chickpea and Coconut Curry with Swiss Chard from Crepes of Wrath (her blog is beautiful, by the way, and love her pictures of Thailand in this curry post.) Makes me want to go somewhere.

Anyway, we’re not talking about traveling; we’re talking about curry.

Warm coconut curry over rice… I don’t even have the words… Comfort food at its best.

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The Day I Lost My Recipe Binder {and Cherry Oatmeal Almond Muffins}

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Sometime between Good Friday and the Monday after Easter I lost my recipe binder.

I went to whip up some Cherry Oatmeal Almond Muffins, and my binder was no where to be found.

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