hot pizza dip~

Today is Boss Appreciation Day where my daughter Sara works.  It's also 'bring a dish to pass' for lunch ... so she made up a Hot Pizza Dip.
Just thought I'd share a pic of it before she leaves the house with it this morning.

Here's the recipe.  She got it from the Pampered Chef All The Best Cookbook:

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon Pantry Italian Seasoning Mix
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
1/4 cup diced green bell pepper, sliced green onions or chopped pitted ripe olives

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In Small Batter Bowl, combine cream cheese and seasoning mix; spread onto bottom of Mini-Baker.
2.  In small bowl, combine mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.  Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese mixture over cream cheese mixture.  Top with pizza sauce, spreading evenly.   sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese mixture.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until bubbly.  Top with bell pepper.  Serve with Toasted Baguette Slices.

Yield: 2 1/2 cups (20 servings)


24 slices French bread, cut 1/4 inch thick
2 tablespoons olive oil

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place bread slices on Rectangle Stone; lightly brush tops with olive oil.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Yield: 24 slices

AND NOW ~~~ I'm sharing a pic of the cook. 
My daughter Sara:


  1. YUMMY! I'll have to have Sara make us some the next time we come over.
    No wonder she loves her job ~ they party all the time in the break room. lol
    Great pic of your baby girl.

  2. Pretty girl! This recipe does sound good and easy, ok, now I need to do this.:)

  3. Sara, I love this pic of you... very pretty girl!
    Cher, have her make you the chicken croissant pizza too...excellent! Poor woman made that for me about
    10 times in the time that Sam and her were in
    Texas! She never complained once. Sam did- lol.
    Love to ya'll. Mel, keep teachin' them youngin's
    all your baking and cooking secrets!