A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pizza in the Morning, Pizza in the Evening....

Usually, my recipes are somewhat sophisticated and contain a handful of interesting ingredients. This week, however, I was nostalgic for the pizza bagels my mom used to make us when we were little. I don't know why, but I was always so excited when she said we were making them for dinner. While not the most gourmet meal, burning the roof of my mouth on the hot cheese brought me back to my childhood and, so, I'd like to share my mom's pizza bagel recipe with all of you :)

1 bagel (I used whole wheat)
tomato sauce (I used Rao's)
mozzarella cheese
any vegetable
dried oregano
red chili pepper flakes

I probably don't need to go into too much detail with this recipe, but start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Toast your bagel in the toaster (or toaster oven) and spoon some tomato sauce over the top.

Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, oregano and the chili pepper flakes.

If you have a husband like mine who insists on there being a vegetable in every meal, top with some sort of vegetable. I sauteed a few fresh mushrooms in olive oil and seasoned them with salt and pepper. (Even though my mom always used those yummy little canned mushrooms).

Place in the oven until the cheese melts, then broil until the cheese has turned slightly brown. Remove and LET COOL for five minutes. Trust me, these babies get really hot and you'll burn your mouth like I did if you don't wait a while!

1 comment:

  1. Brings back memories and looks even better than mine!!!!!