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Bubble-Up Pizza

I've been wanting to make this Bubble-Up Pizza forever, and it finally made the menu.  I think the main reason it's never really been a priority is because it seems too easy, and with the "too easy recipe raves" on Pinterest, I'm often completely underwhelmed.

This was not the case.  No, this is not a recipe that I'm going to serve at a big family dinner, but it is a great addition to our rotation of quick and easy weeknight meals that will satisfy the entire family.  As with many easy recipes like this, it is easy to vary it up and it can be like a new meal each time you make it!  Next time I think I'm going to try the enchilada version I've seen floating around.

Bubble-Up Pizza
Ingredients:
12 Refrigerated Biscuits (Pillsbury), or more if using smaller than the "standard" size
1 jar pizza sauce, or just under 2 cups homemade
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup favorite pizza toppings - pepperoni, cooked bacon, mushrooms, sliced peppers…

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Winter will be here before you know it, but there's always room for more pumpkin recipes!  I've been making homemade pumpkin spice syrup for about 2 years now and never got around to blogging the recipes, so for that I apologize!

This recipe is insanely easy and really, you need to try it. It tastes just like you'd expect from a coffee place, but without preservatives and ingredients you can't pronounce.  Plus, significantly cheaper!

Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree

Directions:
Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved.  Add cinnamon sticks, then whisk in remaining ingredients.  Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, but not allowing to come to a boil (reduce heat as necessary).  Remove from heat and allow to co…

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

I have a potato soup recipe that I really like.  It's comfprting, warming and tastes great, plus it's really quick which is very appealing.  That being said, when I saw Elly post this, telling readers that we need this soup in our lives, I believed her.  You can never have too many soups in your life, right?  I am so glad I believed her and made this recipe.  My only regret is not making it as soon as I saw it.


Rob isn't a huge soup fan (minus Tomato Soup), so I generally know that when I'm going to make soup it'll just be me eating it.  And when I sampled this soup before packaging it in individual containers for lunches, I was immediately excited that he doesn't like soup.  The entire crock-pot was all mine!!

Without a doubt, this soup is fantastic and a must try if you love potato soups as much as I do.  It's a little more work than most slow cooker recipes, but the extra work pays off.  There is a reason why I'm still craving a bowl of this soup r…

Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

I've been all about soup lately.  Rob isn't really a big fan, unless it's Tomato Soup.  However, he loves the canned congealed version of tomato soup, which, I'm sorry, is just not going to work for me.  I'm not a huge fan of tomato soup, and I'm pretty certain that the canned version is why.  Maybe it's good, but I'm not going to find out - not if I have to open the can at least!  Same reason I have a hard time with cranberries, because I've seen too many canned cranberry sauces as well.

To get soup on the dinner table and actually get Rob to try it I figured I'd make a tomato soup.  I stumbled across this fire roasted tomato soup on The Novice Chef and figured this would please both Rob and I.  Flavor wise I really liked it.  Rob seemed to as well.  The only issue was that I don't have an immersion blender so I used the food processor and apparently didn't process it enough.  Neither of us are beg fans of tomato chunks, so that was a …