Friday, December 3, 2010

individual pizzas with arugula and tomato and cherries with cinnamon dumplings

This is Wednesday nights dinner of Individual Pizzas with Arugula and Tomatoes.
These pizzas are outstanding! The crust is oiled and baked (we have a pizza stone which works wonders) with crushed seasoned grape tomatoes and a sprinkle of chili flakes. Once baked is then topped with fresh arugula, shaved Pecorino Romano cheese and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. So, so nice. This may be my new favourite pizza.

A warming and comforting dessert which was just as quick to make as the pizzas is Cherries with Cinnamon Dumplings. I had this dessert on the back burner for months because it calls for a bag of frozen cherries. They are not sold in grocery stores here in Niagara (or Canada?). I didn't want to substitute so I bought a bag at Wegmans in WNY. So worth the effort because cherry and cinnamon are so lovely together. The cherries were cooked down to a nice syrup that tasted like pie filling and the dumplings are so soft and fragrant with cinnamon - it really is simple comfort food.

What I love about both these recipes is that they take only a few minutes to complete, so they are perfect for after work dinners. I'll be sure to make the both of these again and again.

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