Roasted Eggplant & Calzones

Roasted eggplant is gorgeous. And delicious. 🙂 It’s not something that is always in the front of my mind, but eggplant is growing on me. The favorite use these days is roasted eggplant in calzones. The 2yo assistant helped me make these little mini calzones, and he had a blast. I used a whole wheat […]

Personal Pizzas

Somehow I hid dough from myself this week. I thought we were out, then I find 2 bags of partial doughs in the fridge after I made an entire new batch. So… today we are using it all to make lots of these little personal pizzas for the freezer. Most will be the equivalent of […]

Another Marinara

The little guy is big into pizza this week, so we made another sauce. Nice excuse to use some of that big batch of pesto. Print Marinara Author: Next Good Meal   Ingredients 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes 1 can diced tomatoes 1 small can tomato paste ¼ cup pesto Instructions Whiz all ingredients in […]


I was craving a big simple bowl of pasta and marinara, so this was the result. The parmesan rind is such a good addition to any sauce like this, and soup for that matter. I keep a ziploc bag of rinds in the freezer to use at random times like these. (Only the good stuff […]

Basic Tomato Sauce

Print Basic Tomato Sauce   Ingredients 2 cans diced tomatoes 1 small can tomato paste 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 sprigs basil salt to taste 1 TB olive oil Instructions Combine all ingredients in food processor. (start with garlic alone if mincing in food processor) Whiz until smooth. 3.2.1215 This time I used one can […]

Cherry Tomato/ Kalamata Pizza

yellow cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, just a smear of fire roasted sauce, basil, spinach pizza dough I would usually add feta to create a more “greek” pizza, but I didn’t have any and wasn’t really in the mood anyway. 🙂 *Pizza is awesome road food. I made several ziploc bags that contained one […]