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Recipe 12 and 13 from You Can Trust a Skinny Cook

I decided to make recipe 12 Roasted beet salad with goat cheese and walnuts from Allison Fishman’s You Can Trust a Skinny Cook

and recipe 13 Popovers.

Along with a recipe for flank steak turned into this dinner.

Boomer was half startled that he liked the beets so much. Madigan still not a huge fan, I think all the talk about what beets do after the fact has her a little put off. The beets, goat cheese, milk, butter, beef, parsley, flour and eggs were all local.

I tried to explain to Boomer what I like to much about this cookbook, it gives me the encouragement to make things I have never cooked before and have never even eaten. The recipes are not too daunting and doable for a happy home cook like myself. Thanks again Allison!

Recipe #8 from You Can Trust a Skinny Cook

Cooking my way through my new favorite cookbook, You Can Trust a Skinny Cook. Every Thursday night another recipe or two. Tonight, since my husband had to work, it gave us girls a little more wiggle room when it came to our dinner. It’s nice to make something that isn’t gluten free and not feel terrible when your husband looks at it and says “I remember when I could eat pizza.” (In my defense, We did try the Udi’s gluten free pizza crusts and he said they were good…Better than any of the other options we have tried.)

Last weeks Domino’s ad was still in the book, so naturally I thought pizza.

The recipe is mostly for the dough, which turned out nice, I think next time would add some garlic powder or mix in parm in the crust, or move the sauce closer to the edge. I saved half the dough for another proof and another pizza…another day.

We had fresh toppings of spinach, mushrooms and scallions. I opted for pepperoni and light on the cheese.

The final result.

The only thing left was the crust.