PARTY PITA WEDGES by CK
2 regular sized pita pockets (6 inch)
2 large cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
16 slices pepperoni
4 round slices provolone cheese
1/3 cup medium chunky salsa
In a heatproof cup or bowl heat olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper in microwave on high for 40 seconds. Remove and add butter. Stir and set aside.
Using kitchen scissors, cut pita pockets into 4 pizza slice shaped wedges (slice in half, then slice each half again to make the wedges). Cut again along curved outer edge to separate into 2. Brush both sides of the pita wedges with warm olive oil mixture, coating well.
Place wedges crust side down on a baking sheet. Spread 1 teaspoon of salsa to top each wedge. Cut provolone slices into 4 wedge shapes and place one on top of each. Top with a slice of pepperoni, if desired. Drizzle with any remaining olive oil and sprinkle lightly with coarse sea salt.
Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is bubbly. Serve while still warm.
Makes 16 wedges.
Surprising Glazed Carrots by BDM
Cover 1 lb package of baby carrots with water.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered
For 8 – 10 minutes until carrots are just tender.
Drain and pat dry.
Combine and stir over medium heat until bubbly:
1 T butter
2 T honey
½ t shredded lemon peel
¼ t crushed red pepper
¼ t salt
Stir in carrots. Toss gently until covered with glaze
and heated through.