Monday, March 10, 2014

Easiest Homemade Cheesy Bread

So I'm going to get just a tad bit personal on the old bloggy blog today and letting you in on a little secret...in a few weeks Hub and I are going to start trying to make a baby!! I can't believe it's finally here!! We've been planning this for several months now and I can.not.wait. Funny thing is I was always the kid growing up who always said I would never have kids. Like ever. Like the thought of having a kid seriously freaked me out and I thought it meant my life would be over like forever!!

That was 16 year old me. And 20 year old me. And really 24 year old me. I'm now still barely in my twenties and all I can think about is babies!! I owe my new thought process to my wonderful husband. It was about six months into our relationship when I finally woke up and realized being a Mom is the only thing I want to do. It's the one thing in this world I want more than anything. It's why God put me here. The reason I "woke up" was because I finally had someone in my life that meant more to me than anyone or anything else. And all I wanted was to spend the rest of my life with him and make a family with him! 

Obviously six months into a relationship isn't really the time to tell a guy all of that. :) So I kept it to myself and prayed to God to give me patience and to let me know when the time was right. Fast forward four years and here we are happily married and finally ready to get started. The time is right now...and I am so happy.

So what does all of that have to do with today's recipe? I'll tell ya. 
All I keep hearing about being pregnant is the cravings! They take over your mind. You can't think about anything else until you can eat whatever it is you want right at that moment and no one can stand in your way of eating that 1 pound chili cheese footlong hot dog!! Ok, that sounds extreme, but that's what I hear. I know there's no way of knowing what kinds of food I'll crave when/if I do get preggers, but I do know I won't feel bad about eating all of the awesome things I usually steer clear of at that point. And since I'll be able to eat whatever I want (within reason...I know I can't eat fish or caffeine or anything that would hurt my baby), I want to start learning how to make my favorite foods at home instead of paying the expensive prices of ordering food. One of my absolute most favorite foods is Papa Johns cheesy bread. At $5 a piece plus tip, it's not the most expensive dish, but if I eat one a day it'll start to add up. So I decided to try and make my own version. Thus the creation of the Easiest Homemade Cheesy Bread!
I mean this was seriously so simple and it took less than 20 minutes start to finish. I just melted some butter, added in my favorite seasonings, spread it on my premade dough, threw on about a pound of cheese, baked and done. I would've made my own dough but I was out of flour and didn't feel like running to the store...hence the easy part :)
I am so excited to know I can make those same cheesy garlicy awesome cheese sticks the good Papa makes. It's going to save us so much money! 
So let's see...homemade Reese Cups? Check. Homemade juicy Bacon Cheeseburgers? Check. Super awesome cheesy bread? Check. Now if I can just learn how to make Starbursts and Air Heads I'll be set! Hmm maybe I should add watermelon to the list of things I want to grow in my first garden this year. I'll be back soon to tell you all about that!
Ingredients:
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 clove minced garlic
1 premade pizza dough (I used Boboli, thin crust)
1 Cup Italian cheese, shredded
1 Cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Get out your pizza stone.

Mix the melted butter, garlic powder, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and minced garlic together in a small bowl.

Brush butter mix all over the pizza dough, including the crust. Sprinkle cheese all over the dough and top with Parmesan cheese.

Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until your desired golden brown. Let cool. Cut up. Eat.Eat.Eat. It was hard for me to stop! Ha I just realized I spent about $4.40 on this recipe, so not a ton of savings but when I get flour I'll be saving a ton :)


Thank you for letting me share a little about me today. Wish us luck on trying to become parents! If you have any advice, I'd love to hear it!

Need a pizza stone? This is the same one I use!


Pampered Chef Medium Round Stone with Built In Handles
How awesome would this pizza cuter be?!

RSVP World Class Pizza Cuter

Thanks for stopping by!

26 comments:

  1. Yumm!!! I love cheese bread sticks!
    When I was pregnant food tasted so good! I craved Olive Garden's salad. I couldn't get enough of that stuff!
    Best of luck friend! Kids are awesome.
    Stephanie

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  2. Yummy! That looks delicious! Thanks for joining Tasty Tuesday!

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  3. OMG...cheese and bread...OMG...this just may destroy my weight watchers points, LOLOLOL, so have to try this.

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  4. Looks great, saw you on Tasty Tuesday. Would love for you to come join us at http://memoriesbythemile.com/2014/03/10/treasure-box-tuesday-10/ Pinned!
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  5. Ooh this looks so good! You don't even need to be pregnant to enjoy this, you just need a soul. Cheese and pizza crust? Who says no to that?! I'm so pinning this because I definitely want to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Well now I'm hungry! Good luck in your baby pursuits!

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  7. We LOVE Cheesy Bread! I'd love for you to come share at Simple Supper Tuesday.
    http://www.hunwhatsfordinner.com/2014/03/simple-supper-tuesday-54_10.html

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  8. YAY! Good luck! This bread looks sooooo good!

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  9. How exciting, being a mother is the best!! Im with you though, I love their cheese bread but it does add up. A great thing about having kids you will save $$$ cause they are a nightmare in restaurants so you have to make copycats or stay home.

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  10. Oh my goodness, you know you had me at cheese! This looks delicious! I am definitely going to make it one day! Thanks so much for sharing. Good luck becoming parents!

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  11. I just LOVE being a mother! Like you've described, it is the one thing that I know I was brought into this world to do. After not wanting a child for so long, now that my son is here, I just can't imagine how I lived before him. You will be a great mom! Wishing you the best! And the cravings - you're absolutely right. I didn't have very unusual cravings, except for the mango smoothie with crushed brownies, but that's about it. LOL

    This recipe looks great, as all of your recipes are! Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

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  12. Stopping by Easy Life Party and this recipe looks amazing. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow P.S. Being a mom is the greatest thing, next to being a wife - good luck!!!

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  13. Hi,

    You have a very nice blog; I liked the way you presented it.

    Great looking food and interesting to read. This is the first time i entered your blog so haven´t had the time to go through everything but I’m in love with your blog...

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    Regards

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  14. You will have so many new and wonderful stories to blog about once you have a little one. I can't wait. Your recipe is simple and looks delicious too.
    Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning Now.

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  15. Yum! We love cheesey bread. Thanks for the share.

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  16. I work at Papa Johns and this cheesestick looks like a perfect 10! Great job and you even cut it like we do. When I leave PJ's now I know I can make my favorite menu item still!

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  17. Oh this looks SO very dangerous! Pinned! Thank you so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE and giving me a new addiction :)

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  18. This looks so good! My family would probably devour this in seconds! I hope that you and your husband are blessed with a baby soon! It is definitely amazing!

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  19. We will just love your Cheesy Bread! Happy St. Patrick's Day to Ya and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  20. I love cheesy bread and my Pampered Chef stoneware is my BFF in the kitchen! Looks great! Congrats on starting the beginnings of what will be an amazing journey towards motherhood! :-)
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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  21. Bread is one of my weaknesses...and this sounds so good! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday..
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  22. So irresistible! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  23. Hello! I am featuring you on my Tasty Tuesday hop tomorrow! Make sure you come back over and grab a featured button and link up some more great recipes!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

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    1. Thank you so much Julia! On my way over!

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  24. I'm a mother and a grandmother. Nothing in this world is better. Thanks for linking the luscious bread to What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Linda

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  25. Good luck & have fun with the baby-making! While you're doing that, I'll be making this yummy bread! I've already Pin'd & shared =) Marcy @ day2day SuperMom

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