Thursday, June 14, 2007

Tasty Thursday #10

Hosted by Trista at The Pumkin Patch.

Today's Tasty Thursday is kid-pleasing recipes. Believe it or not, this was a little difficult for me, as my kids will eat pretty much anything. So I've never had to put much thought into what foods they will eat. Therefore, a recipe that I thought would be kid-pleasing for most kids wasn't just jumping into my head. That called for digging out some cookbooks. And I found one that CJ used to help make and had a lot of fun doing.

This recipe comes from The Pampered Chef - Kids in the Kitchen
(I've written a little differently here - leaving out all the tools in the original recipe.)

Alphabet Bread Sticks

2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
1 package (6.5 oz) pizza crust mix
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 cup hot water
all-purpose flour
1 garlic clove
1 can (8 oz) pizza sauce
*Pepperoni - chopped (about 1/2 cup)

Preheat oven to 425 degress. Place cheese and pepperoni* in a medium bowl. Stir in pizza crust mix and oregano. Add hot water and stir until moistened. Continue to stir vigorously about 25 strokes. Cover bowl and let stand 5 minutes in a warm place.

Sprinkle a small amount of flour on cutting board or counter top so the dough doesn't stick. Turn dough out onto board and knead 10-12 times. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. (A pizza cutter makes this very easy.) Using hands, roll each piece into a 10-inch rope.
Shape ropes into letters on a large baking pan or stone.

Press garlic with a garlic press (if you don't have one, you can mince or grate it) into the softened butter and mix well. Spread butter over letters.

Bake 11-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven.

Pour pizza sauce into microwave-safe container and microwave on high 1-1.5 minutes or until warm. Serve warm bread sticks with pizza sauce for dipping.

*Pepperoni is not in the orignal recipe, but we like to add it. You can leave it out if your kids don't like it.

This recipe is great for the kids to help with, and fun to make. It's great when they are learning their letters too. Makes a great appetizer or snack as well as a yummy bread to go along with your meal!


  1. I bet my 2 would love this! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for sharing! Sounds like something i want to try!

  3. yum! looks really good. Ans something the kids could have a hand in making. great idea.

  4. I should have found this one in one of jillion Pampered Chef cookbooks, but I haven't! Thanks for posting it - my picky eater will always eat bread! And I may be able to coerce her into diping!

  5. My kids will love this!! Thanks for posting and stoppin by my blog. Have a great weekend.


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