This Old Fashioned Vinegar Pie may sound strange, but it’s a true gem straight from the Depression Era that has earned its place on the kitchen table today!
I feel that I owe somebody an apology. That I need to repent of my sins. That I need to go stand in a corner and wash my mouth out with soap. As I was thumbing through an old church cookbook earlier this week, I stumbled upon this recipe for Vinegar Pie. Knowing good and well that everything else I’ve ever tried from that cookbook has been nothing short of delicious, I quickly scoffed at this recipe and dismissed it. In fact, I’m pretty sure I exclaimed out loud to an empty room. “That sounds terrible!”
I’ll never forget the first time I had a Jim ‘N Nicks cheddar biscuit. It’s not that often that I can so easily recall where I was and what I was doing when I try a new food, so the fact that it made this sort of lasting impression on me is a true testament to how good their cheddar biscuits really are.
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Fun fact about me: I spent my 14th birthday in Dublin, Ireland on a student ambassador trip with 40 other kids from Alabama. I had the opportunity to stay in the home of a family with children that were close to my own age for a few days and familiarize myself with bits and pieces of their culture that you can only experience first hand. While the terrain of Ireland wasn’t as green as I had dreamed it would be, it was stunningly beautiful nonetheless. I will say that many of the people were a bit more fiery in nature than what I was accustomed to, but they were welcoming and gave me memories I’ll never forget!…
‘Tis the season for all things cranberry! You know it truly is the most wonderful time of the year when those beloved cranberries start making an appearance in holiday recipes! Cranberries are one of my favorite things to cook with – especially during this time of year. Once my favorite supermarket starts rolling these bad boys out onto their produce shelves, I buy them in bulk and keep them stored away in my freezer so I can use them in recipes all year long!
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It seems that at the stroke of midnight on August 1st, my social media feeds were suddenly flooded with parents of school-aged children talking about gearing up for heading back to school and stressing over everything they still have to do to get their little ones ready for the start of the new school year. I’ve seen a mix of parents rejoicing over their children heading back, and some parents feeling a little emotional about the summer coming to an end. One common topic amongst these parents is their children’s school supply shopping lists (and how this time of year always puts a rather large dent in the family budget.) I’ve seen people sharing sales and posting pictures of where they’re finding certain items on the shopping list, hopping from one place to another trying to get everything they need in a timely manner and for the best price.…
This recipe for bacon wrapped venison tenderloin is easy to make, delicious and incredibly juicy and tender. If you’re a fan of venison, this recipe will definitely earn a spot on your favorites list!
Deer season is very quickly approaching, and pretty soon my husband will be disappearing into the woods to hunt with his eye on the prize of bringing home a few deer throughout the season to help us keep our freezer filled with different cuts of meat. It’s very rare for us to buy very much meat at the grocery store. My husband and his father kill, clean and package all of the meat we need for the entire year, and it is such a blessing!
Who says you can’t have pizza for breakfast?! This recipe for Easy Cheesy Breakfast Pizza piles all of your favorite traditional breakfast foods and serves them up pizza-style, making a perfect and unconventional breakfast you’re sure to love!
Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, I’ve decided to make it a point to find a moment for myself where I can sit down, relax, and jot down a few important things that I want to prioritize a little more as we start the new year. There’s something so exciting and promising about staring at the very first page on the calendar and seeing a whole new blank slate in front of you ready to be filled with the things life hands us. I always love to write down my goals for the year in the very beginning of my calendar.
2017 is going to be a very big year for us. Construction has just begun on our brand new home, and my husband will be building many parts of the house on his own. Things are going to get very busy, very quickly this year. That’s why one of my biggest priorities on my list is to create more home cooked meals that draw our family together around the table.
One busy area in our lives that I’d like to harness and tame a little better is our morning routine. My husband (bless his heart) is not a morning person at all. He can sleep until 10 minutes before it’s time to leave and put himself together in a few seconds and fly out the door. He grabs his coffee and a prepackaged snack cake to eat for breakfast and is gone until dark. This year we’re working on getting him up a little earlier, because sitting down together and eating a warm, hearty breakfast with the family is a new priority. No snack cakes, no bowls of cereal, and no toaster pastries prepared on the fly. We’re carving time into our calendar to enjoy each other and savor the flavors of a home cooked breakfast. Luckily for me, this easy cheesy breakfast pizza topped with cheese crumbled sausage, eggs and bacon bits was just the thing to get us all around the table bright and early!
There’s lots of different routes that you can go when creating your own pizza. The sky is the limit when it comes to your toppings, but we all know that your pizza is only going to be as good as the cheese you selected to go on top of it. I love to always have a block or two of Borden® Cheese on hand to add a real element of love to my recipes. It’s high quality and packed with that perfect cheesy ooey-gooeyness that we always crave. It’s perfect for making pizza of any kind…but especially a breakfast pizza! I decided that grating a little cheese over top of this pizza would bring a level of deliciousness that my family would go crazy over.
While I was at the grocery store, I picked up a few breakfast ingredients to stock my refrigerator for the week. In addition to the Borden® Cheese, I made sure to grab a refrigerated pizza crust, a carton of eggs, crumbled sausage, a fresh bell pepper, and some bacon bits.
Once the next morning rolled around, I got out all of my ingredients and went to town baking our breakfast pizza. Fun fact: I worked at a pizza chain when I was in college. I landed a job at the local movie theater (which was way better) about a month after I started, but I picked up a few pizza making techniques while I was there that stuck with me over the years. One of the first things I learned to do was to always “dock” the dough (seen below) before you add the sauce.
Docking the dough prevents bubbles from forming in the dough while baking. It also helps the sauce absorb nicely into the crust. Just take a fork and poke a few holes all around the dough, making sure the holes don’t completely penetrate through. For this breakfast pizza, the “sauce” is actually an egg wash mixture that’s spread over the dough with a basting brush. It’s absolutely delicious!
Here’s a free printable copy of my Easy Cheesy Breakfast Pizza recipe if you’d like to give it a try:
Easy Cheesy Breakfast Pizza
- 1 14 oz package refrigerated pizza dough
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups give or take crumbled sausage - cooked
- 1/2 bell pepper seeded and chopped
- Bacon bits
- Garlic Salt salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp pizza seasoning
- Preheat oven to 425 F. Spray a large cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray
- Roll out the pizza dough and form to fit the cookie sheet. Roll in the 4 corners just a little to create a thicker crust if desired
- Using a fork, poke a generous amount of holes into the dough to prevent dough bubbles from forming while it's baking
- Combine eggs and milk in a bowl and whisk together
- Using a basting brush, coat the entire pizza with the egg wash (use entire amount)
- Top pizza with cheese, seasonings and remaining toppings
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until egg and dough are cooked all the way through
- Serve immediately
Once I piled on the cheese and all of our favorite toppings, I popped the pizza into the oven and baked it to golden perfection. Sitting down together as a family in the morning to this beautiful pizza pie was totally worth the preparation, and spending the quality time together in the morning before the day got busy was much needed.
I sliced into the pizza and saw this ooey gooey cheesiness and knew the day was going to be a great one!
Did you set goals for your family at the start of the new year? Is gathering around the table to a home cooked meal with your loved ones something that you’d like to do more of? Leave a comment below and share the love!
If you like this breakfast recipe, be sure to check out these other great recipes found right here on Southern Made Simple!