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Fun Savory Super Bowl Party Foods

Fun Savory Super Bowl Party Foods

Spicy Grilled Boneless Pork Spare Ribs Are you ready for Super Bowl Sunday? My boys are so ready and already started to plan everything. To be honest they can be quite amusing!  Olive Oil Flat Bread with Herbs I am rather the food-bowl refill lady. I do read more

Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese

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Phyllo Triangles Stuffed with Cheese is a fantastic appetizer, party food, or you could just eat it as a snack. I grew up eating this tasty treat just stuffed with cow cheese mixed with eggs, then stuffed in the homemade dough. Many of you call read more

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto makes an amazing dinner idea as well as party food. It is simple, tasty and so easy.

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto

Pizza is my life-saviour, literally and figurately. It is such a fantastic, cheap and satisfying way to feed your whole family.

I just love it when nobody complains at the table, and everyone gets a slice of pizza with the toppings that they want.

Usually, I double the amount of dough to make a smaller, maybe 10-inch pizza, with toppings of their choice.

Also, it does not feel bad at all when they praise you with the line “you’re the queen, mom”… Well, I am the queen in my castle anyways.

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto

Jokes to the side, this pizza was amazing. I loved everything about it. Although the next time, I will probably add bacon since I am not the biggest fan of pepperoni.

Don’t get me wrong, I like pepperoni pizza. However, I would rather use thick carved slices of ham or perhaps some sausage, like breakfast sausage on the pizza because it is not as strong as pepperoni.

With that being said, my kids’ love pepperoni. So, I had to add these fun and cute minis. I think they look so beautiful on the pizza. Don’t you think so?

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto

Anyhow, I tried to carefully write a detailed recipe in the recipe card.

If you see any possible mistakes, which unfortunately happens from time to time, do not hesitate to contact me or leave me a comment.

I try my best to read it through a couple of times, but typos do happen.

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I adore Murray’s Burrata. They do not pay me to say that, but I just love the quality of their product.

As I said, you can add whatever you want; with pepperoni or without it, a mixture of provolone and mozzarella cheese or perhaps more meat.

Additionally, basil pesto is such an amazing addition to this pizza. It literally gives you absolutely incredible flavour.

You can and you should personalize your pizza however you want.

Happy Baking!

Recipe for easy pizza

Hey, if you get inspired and make this tasty Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto, please tag me on Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking with hashtag #sandraseasycooking. Thank you so much in advance!









Recipe for pizza
Yield: 2 Pizzas

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Wait Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 30 minutes

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto; flavorful and delicious pizza that you will love.


  • 1 cup of warm water (240ml), a splash more if needed
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast (1/4 oz/21g)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (8g)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (13.3g)+ for greasing bowl
  • 4 cups bread flour (480g), all-purpose works well too
  • 3 teaspoons salt (17g)

Pizza Toppings for 1 pizza

  • 1/2 pack Mini pepperoni or regular size
  • 4 ounces Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 burrata cheese, about 4 ouses (I used Murray's burrata 8 oz container pack)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons basil pesto


  • Fresh cherry tomatoes split in half
  • Fresh basil


Pizza Dough Prep:

  1. Measure water then adds to dry yeast and sugar. Mix it. When you are using active dry yeast or yeast for pizza you do not have to activate it, but I like to dissolve it in the cup of water anyway.
  2. Measure the flour and add salt then mix it together. Place all the dry ingredients in the work bowl of your stand mixer.
  3. Pour water with yeast and sugar in the flour.
  4. Add the bowl on the mixer and attach the dough hook and turn the mixer to do the job of kneading.
  5. Mix until the dough just comes together, forming a ball and pulling away from the sides of the bowl. Increase the mixer speed to medium and knead for about 5 minutes.
  6. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow it to rise once. Knead with hand then refrigerate for at least 6 hours to up to 24 hours.
  7. Remove dough to counter and punch down into a rough rectangle shape then tightly roll into a log 10 to 12 inches in length. You can use 1 extra-large pizza or two regular size pizzas. If you are making two then separate into two. Measure and cover.
  8. Flatten dough into a disk, then shape it into a smooth ball by folding the edges of the round in toward the centre several times and rolling it between your hands on the counter.
  9. Cover (each) dough ball with a clean cotton towel and allow to rest for about 30 minutes.

Baking time:

  1. Heat oven (pizza stone inside on lower rack) to 450 degrees Fahrenheit or use your regular pizza baking pan, no pan pre-heating required. Give the oven about 20 to heat up.
  2. When you’re ready to build the pizzas, sprinkle a couple of teaspoons of flour on a board or your countertop and place the dough right in the middle.
  3. Pound the dough into a disk with your hands, then pick it up and pull it through your fingers to create the outer lip.
  4. At this point, you need to start stretching the dough. The most-efficient way to do this is to spin the dough so that the weight of the outer lip stretches the dough by moving dough away from a centre with a bit of force.
  5. You can also stretch the dough on the board by turning and pulling it, and turning and pulling. Shake the peel from time to time to make sure the dough doesn’t stick.
  6. Brush the lip with oil, then dress the pizza with olive oil and tomato sauce.


  1. Shred your own mozzarella block, and add pepperoni.
  2. Stretch pizza over your baking pan or slide OR the hot pizza stone if you are using it.
  3. Bake pizza for the first 10 minutes, depending on your oven. If you are baking it on the pizza stone bake for about 7 minutes. Keep an eye on the pizza.
  4. Rip apart burrata with your hands, then pull the pizza out for a few seconds.
  5. Evenly add burrata all over the pizza, then add a few tablespoons of basil pesto. You can add more or less just spread a bit everywhere.
  6. Place pizza back in the oven and bake for an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly. We should not add burrata right away on the pizza because it will produce too much moisture while baking so we going to add on the end.
  7. Slide pizza your cutting board. Let it rest for a couple of minutes before slicing with a pizza cutter.
  8. While the pizza is cooling, slice cheery tomatoes and add on the pizza just before serving with a drizzle of olive oil and some fresh basil if desired.


I really love this combination, however, you can always costume make and build your pizza with toppings that you like.

When you know how to make this classic easy dough, then you really make anything with it such as pizza rolls, stromboli, calzoni, etc.

You can use store-bought pizza dough which is located usually in the DELI section of your grocery store. It is sold by the pound and you can make 1 pizza.

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

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Beef Chili Baked Potatoes

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Spooky Halloween Cauliflower Bowl Bean Dip

Spooky Halloween Cauliflower Bowl Bean Dip

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RotelDareToDip #CollectiveBias

Spooky Halloween Cauliflower Bowl Bean Dip

What do you think of this Spooky Halloween Cauliflower Bowl Bean Dip Tray? I hope you guys like it.

Halloween is just around the corner so food bloggers, naturally, tend to give you brilliant ideas and plan Halloween party foods just a bit earlier.

With that being said, I genuinely think that I have outdone myself. In addition, my oldest son went crazy over this one. The boy passionately loves Halloween as much as he loves Xmas.


Anyways, we all ate everything from this tray. EVERYTHING. Except for those eyeballs, of course! It was such a disgustingly delicious mess, and we loved every single bite.

So, for instance, when I was coming up with this creative idea, I merely had the cauliflower with the dip in mind, but as days went by the new picture appeared in front of me. Well, more like what you see now on my blog.

Spooky Halloween Cauliflower Bowl Bean Dip

This is precisely my very first spooky recipe on the blog and I sincerely hope I nailed it for all you Halloween Lovers. In another word, personally, I was pleased with the outcome.

RO*TEL is known for promptly delivering bold, adventurous flavor.

I used a lot of Hunts Ketchup to decorate. Adding a zesty kick using RO*TEL Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies since RO*TEL is known for promptly delivering bold, adventurous flavor.

Mixing on some Refried Beans and Guacamole. I mean, who would not love this, right?

Therefore, if you get inspired by my spooky Halloween Cauliflower Bowl Bean Dip tray please tag me on INSTAGRAM. @sandraseasycooking #sandraseasycooking.

Thank you in advance!

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Spooky Halloween Cauliflower Bowl Bean Dip

Nevertheless, I shop in Walmart since they have everything that I needed for this dish.

Don’t you absolutely love going to the store, and always find things that you came for? That’s pretty much Walmart for me.

As I said, everything is edible on this tray, except for Halloween Decoration. You can also visit this site for more RO*TEL Halloween inspiration.

I know you guys going to love it. 

Spooky Halloween Cauliflower Bowl Bean Dip

Spooky Halloween Cauliflower Bowl Bean Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Spooky but so very tasty Halloween party tray.


  • 1 drizzle of Olive Oil
  • 1 can 31 oz Refried Beans reserve one cup
  • 1 can RO*TEL® Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  • 1 can RO*TEL® Mild Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  • 1 cup Guacamole
  • 1 can Black Olives sliced
  • 1 cup Mexican Blend Cheese
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper diced
  • 2-3 Sweet Red Peppers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 pk Hot Dogs
  • 4 Boiled Eggs


  • Ketchup
  • Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Yellow Corn Chips
  • Haloween Decor; eyeballs, spider web, spiders, Halloween napkins, cups, and straws, etc.


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. While Oven is Preheating, wash all the produce, chop and dice.
  3. Carefully make a hole in the middle of the cauliflower, as seen in the picture.
  4. Boil Eggs at medium heat for 6 minutes, for a softer and leakier egg, 5 minutes. Boil Hot Dogs as well for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Using a large sheet pan, drizzle just a bit of olive oil to coat it.
  6. Add refried beans with sprinkle cheese on the sheet pan and make something that it looks like a reef, leaving the middle of it free. Bake for 5 minutes, just for flavors to marry and cheese to melt.
  7. Heat the remaining one cup of refried beans and heat that on the stove.
  8. Combine guacamole and 1/2 can of RO*TEL® Mild Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies; set aside.
  9. Combine 1 can RO*TEL® Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies, remaining RO*TEL® Mild Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies, sliced olives, diced green and red peppers. It will look more like salsa; set aside.


  1. In the middle of the sheet pan place cauliflower.
  2. Add a cup of heated refried beans in the cauliflower bowl.
  3. On top of that add guacamole mixed with RO*TEL® Mild Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies. It got to ooze.
  4. Around the refried beans and cheese dip add salsa.
  5. Peel boiled eggs, slice in half, then take out the egg yolk and stick Halloween decor eyeballs (make sure to wash it before placing it in the food and around it). The rest of the eggs you may place around the tray.
  6. Now, slice hot dogs in half, cut where the nail suppose to be. You may dip fingers in the ketchup or guacamole. Place the Hot Dog Fake Fingers all around the tray/ sheet pan.


Decorate the table and the rest of the dip as you wish. Make it personal, scary, but also kids friendly and in a holiday spirit.  Use this recipe as an inspiration. Also, make sure to add chips and extra produce.

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Beef Taco Sliders

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Alright, boys and girls, let’s talk…

You know when 5 PM hits the clock and you know that you should probably start preparing dinner?

However, you find yourself either on Pinterest or Instagram, liking pictures or re-pinning.

Maybe, just maybe you have one more life left on any Saga game and you just need to pass that level to get the gold package or whatever.

Beef Taco Sliders

Then all of a sudden before you know it, it’s past 6?!

Did you find yourself in that situation, like ever? Well, I am so sure you did! I know that I found myself more than one time.

I jumped like somebody poured cold water over my head. Dinner is not done, bread is still rising in the bowl and I had nothing cooked.

We had some toast, cheeses, salami, eggs, and salad, But, no, my family is too cool to eat that for dinner.


So, my lovelies, I did what I do the best especially under pressure… Get a large pepperoni pizza! LOL! I’m just playing with you guys.

I pulled these two packs of Hawaiian Buns that were in my pantry, still in my grocery bag, from 3 days ago.

Sauteed ground beef, and less than 30 minutes later, we had on the table this AWESOME dinner. Oh, man! It was drool-worthy.

Beef Taco Sliders

Now, hear me out. Football season is around the corner, summer lake parties, potlucks, you name it so these are perfect. One of my teenager’s favourite party food.

I made them many times when we have cheeseboards, or over lazy weekends when I really don’t feel like cooking. Serve them with a bowl of greens and voila. Fast and easy homemade dinner.

If you get inspired and make my Beef Taco Sliders, please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking with hashtag #sandraseasycooking. Thank yous o much!

Also, you can watch how to make these on my YOUTUBE channel, or turn your ADBLOCK off, refresh and watch right here. Thanks, again!

Yield: SERVES 4

Beef Taco Sliders

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The easy and quick sandwich idea with an amazing flavour.


  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Yellow onion chopped
  • 1 lbs/453g Ground Beef FAT: 80/20
  • 1 pack King Hawaiian buns 8 buns
  • 2 cups/226g Shredded Mexican 4 Cheese Blend/Divided
  • 1/4 cup Taco Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Butter unsalted


  • 1/2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder


  1. Heat the skillet and ADD 1 TBSP Olive Oil / Temp: Medium HIgh.
  2. Add 1/4 Chopped Onion. Sauté for 3-4 minutes
  3. Add Ground Beef and sauté: 5-6 minutes or until it's no longer pink.
  4. Add TACO seasoning and keep stirring until the beef is coated with the seasoning.
  5. Slice in half the whole pack (8 buns) of King Hawaiian buns.
  6. Spoon the ground beef, then sprinkle with 1 cup of Cheese (Mexican 4 Cheese Blend)
  7. Add 1 TBSP unsalted melted butter to 1/3 cup Taco Sauce (mild). Mix it together to combine.
  8. Drizzle over the buns the sauce over the buns and bake it for 15-17 minutes at 375°F/190°C
  9. Take it out of the oven and sprinkle remaining 1 cup of Mexican Cheese Blend.
  10. Place back to bake for about 7 more minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.


If you would like to make more than 8 buns, just double the ingredients. King Hawaiian buns give you nice sweetness, but you may use any buns that you prefer. You can use pre-made store TACO seasoning.

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