1 1/2 pkgs. dry yeast
1 tsp. sugar
1 cup warm water (105 to 115)
1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups (or more) all purpose flour
2 tbs. vegetable oil
1/3 cup olive oil
1 lg. shallot
4 lg. garlic cloves
1/2 tsp. dried oregano, crumpled
1/2 tsp. dried basil, crumbled
1/2 tsp. dried parsley, crumpled
1/2 tsp. dried red pepper flakes, crushed
1/4 tsp. dried thyme, crumbled
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 lb. Cheese, grated (mozzarella, provolone)
Sprinkle yeast and sugar over water in large bowl of heavy-duty mixer; stir to dissolve. Add salt and mix to blend. Add 2 1/2 cups flour and oil and mix until dough forms ball and cleans sides of bowl, adding more flour 1 tablespoon at a time if necessary, about 5 minutes. Continue mixing until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Cover and let stand in warm draft-free area 1 hour.
Mix all remaining ingredients except cheese in processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl, about 1 minute. (Sauce can be prepared 5 days ahead, covered and refrigerated.)
Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Divide in half. Pat each half into round. Let stand 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 475. Roll each round out on lightly floured surface into circle 1/8 inch thick. Transfer to cake rack or any flat perforated pan. Spread with sauce. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake on rack until edges of pizzas are lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried rosemary
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1 tsp. granulated garlic
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 – 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Combine all ingredients, except oil, on a shallow bowl or plate.
Pour olive oil over.
1 large French baguette, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained
1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained
2 tablespoons chopped Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
24 small slices fontina or provolone cheese
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place baguette slices on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted, turning once.
Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, olives, parsley, vinegar, oil and red pepper in a medium bowl.
Place 1 cheese slice on each toasted baguette slice; return to the oven. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese begins to melt.
Top each with about 1 tablespoon of the tomato mixture. Serve immediately as an appetizer.
1 package (1 lb) uncooked noodles or pasta (any shape)
6 tablespoons soy sauce
6 tablespoons sesame tahini paste
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Dash crushed red pepper flakes
2 green onions, finely chopped (2 tablespoons)
2 teaspoon sesame seed, toasted
Additional crushed red pepper flakes, if desired
Cook noodles as directed on package. Drain; place in large bowl.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together soy sauce, tahini paste, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, and dash pepper flakes.
Pour mixture over noodles in bowl; toss to coat noodles. Top with green onions, sesame seed and additional pepper flakes. Serve warm or cold.