Once you get good at making a recipe, sometimes it's hard to branch out and create something new. People put in the exact same ingredients, make the exact same dishes with the exact same sides because... hey, its easy and they know how!
But cooking is more than simply getting supper out of the way. To me it's more of a culinary adventure, trying to find new things to make and taste.
When I was growing up, it was always hard to get me to try something new on the menu. Usually it was either Fettuccine Alfredo or a large burger. Sure I know what I am getting every time, and I know it will most likely be good... but what could I be missing? If I still ordered those same things, I would never have discovered Paella, Kung Pow or Ahi Ahi taco's. There are so many delicious dishes in the world, why would I limit myself to eating the same thing all the time!
This is a revisiting of my pizza recipe, except that it is a little bit different. I wanted to call them pizza pockets, and my girlfriend like pizza pierogies... so here they are... Pizza Pierogi Pockets!
Pizza Pierogi Pockets
Pizza Dough - My recipe for dough can be found here
Just remember that you can put whatever you want in your pizza! Dont be limited by the recipe!
Take a desired portion of the pizza dough and flatten on the counter. Remember it has to fold on top, so double whatever size you want the pizza shape to be.
Spoon in some sauce and the ingredients that you desire. Carefully fold the dough over the ingredients inside. Be careful not to over stuff. Pinch together the opening. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
Lightly brush on some olive oil, and then dust the top with spices (Basil and/or Parsley are good)
Cook in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 mins or the top is golden brown.
This recipe was great, an excellent variation on a dish that easily could have stayed the same for years. It makes great leftover sandwiches as well if you need something to munch in the library or at work. You can also leave the sauce out and just add meat and cheese, and then serve with a tomato or marinara sauce on the side. Enjoy!