A couple of weeks ago my family welcomed ANOTHER baby into the family! This time it was my brother Dustin and sister-in-law Melissa – their first! It’s a boy, his name is Benjamin, and he is awfully cute! We really haven’t had much time to get to know one another yet, because you know, so far he spends most of his time sleeping. I’m pretty sure that once he decides to keep his eyes open for more than 5 minutes we will be best buddies. And, if Dustin has anything to say about it he is destined to have a killer jump-shot.

The other night I delivered them dinner, which included a fresh-from-the-oven deep dish pizza pie. In other words, its a pizza in pie form. They both loved it, and it was really easy and fast to make. I followed the recipe exactly, but you could add any kind of pizza toppings to the filling, and I’m sure it would be great!


Pizza Pie

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 envelope Italian-style spaghetti sauce mix
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
3/4 cup water
1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, divided
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
In a large skillet, cook and stir beef and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the sauce mix, tomato paste and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 7-10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Separate biscuits; press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate to form a crust. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; fill with meat mixture. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan cheese over top. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
:: Carrie ::