Saturday, February 27, 2010

PW's Calzones - Kinda

Friday night is Steak Night at my dad's
but it was cold and rainy
 the son and I decide to stay in
what to eat for dinner?
Can you believe, a guy who has never really looked in a cookbook, has been trained to go to The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook to pick out  recipes.

It started back when he selected with the Beef Enchiladas from her cookbook.

I mentioned it on the phone yesterday, and expected a little push back, but got the response, "Ok, where is it?"
He knows anything from this cookbook is complete comfort food GOODNESS.

Enough of the PW cookbook plug.
(If you do not own this cookbook YET, stop now, go to and order it now.

Obviously by the title of this blog, he chose Calzones -

Her recipe calls for homemade pizza dough.
 I'm not really a "dough" girl..
I just happened to have 2 tubes of Pillsbury Pizza dough 

Her recipe also calls for breakfast sausage and ground beef.  We use spicy italian sausage in all our italian food so we did so here as well. 
Ryan loves pepperoni, so I bought the big slices and used this instead of ground beef.

One more substitution I made is cream cheese instead of ricotta.  We're not big ricotta cheese fans, and I have about 10 boxes of cream cheese after the latest 10 for 10 sale at Kroger.

So, really all I did is use PW's recipe as a guideline with our own ingredients.
The calzones turned out very good for a first try.
The filling was great.

I just need to work on my "dough" skills.

p.s. stay tuned..
making PW's Chicken Fried Steak and Mashed Potatoes on Sunday night!


Me, Myself and Pie said...

Yum! I just made calzones myself. I keep hearing so much buzz about Pioneer Woman...I'm thinking that I'm missing out on something great!

p.s. I LOVE Kroger's 10 for 10 too!

Nicole said...

Oh that looks yummy!!

Visiting you from the SITS Saturday Sharefest!! I'm also following your blog now too.

Have a great weekend :-)


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