Cheese Pizza


-¼ ounce of dry yeast

-1 cup of lukewarm water

-1 teaspoon of sugar

-3 cups of bread flour

-½ teaspoon of salt

-1 tablespoon of olive oil

-½ cup of tomato puree

-2 tablespoons of tomato paste

-1 garlic clove, minced

-1 tablespoon of chopped basil

-4 ounces of mozzarella cheese

Directions for dough

1.In a glass or a plastic bowl, combine the yeast, water, and sugar.

2.Stir to dissolve the yeast and let the yeast “bloom” for 15 minutes.

3.Stir in 1 cup of flour, add salt, and then stir in another cup of flour (the remaining cup of flour will be the added flour).

4.Then dump the mixture onto a kneading board and work in last cup of flour, kneading until dough is soft, but not sticky. Then form the dough into a ball.

5.In another bowl, pour the 1 tablespoon of olive oil and spread around.

6.Coat ball of dough with olive oil and cover bowl with a damp towel and let rise for 40 minutes.

7.Punch down dough and knead on board about 2 minutes. Dough is now ready to spread in the pan.

8.To avoid sticking of crust, lightly spray pizza pan with olive oil or vegetable oil spray and then work dough to pan (1 14in pizza).


Directions for sauce

1.Combine pureed tomatoes, tomato paste, minced garlic, and basil.

2.Spread onto prepared pizza dough

3.Top with sliced mozzarella cheese and bake at 500 degrees fahrenheit for 11-13 minutes.

Grilled Salmon


-1 ½ pounds of salmon fillet

-lemon pepper

-garlic pepper


-⅓ cup of soy sauce

-⅓ cup of brown sugar

-⅓ cup of water

-¼ cup of vegetable oil


1.Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt

2.In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large reasonable plastic bag with soy sauce mixture, seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

3.Preheat grill for medium heat

4.Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Chicken Noodle Soup


-1 tablespoon butter

-½ cup of chopped onion

-1 ½ cups egg noodles

-1 cup sliced carrots

-½ cup chopped celery


1.In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Then cook onion and celery in butter until just tender, 5 minutes. Pour in chicken and vegetable broths and stir in chicken, noodles, carrots, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes before serving.