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Posts Tagged ‘Pizza’

Foodie Friday: Must-Try Crust Pies

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/26/2016 at 03:33

Ever since I returned to South Texas, I’ve had my share of pizzas🍕
e239029f-22be-471a-afa4-63396efade8fHere are my pie highlights:

  • Almost as soon as I relocated, I picked up a pie from the Valley‘s original The Pizzeria: Baked Ziti🍝
  • When I visited family and friends, including dinner with Bestie Evie, Mama Maggie picked out this Mac ‘N’ Cheese🧀 masterpiece from CiCi’s
  • I tried the Garlic Knots from the Hut last week + the Bacon-Wrapped from Little Caesar’s this week (except Meatless Friday today)

But when it comes down to it, Baked Ziti still is my fave YOLO, hands down! 🙌🏽 ✌🏽️2 of my faves:

  1. Pasta
  2. Pizza

Bam!👊🏽

Disclaimer: Consumption of any of the above may contribute to ♥heartburn.

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Foodie Friday: HOT …

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 07/03/2015 at 11:00

… Dog!

{Disclaimer: If you’re a vegetarian, then you may benefit by withholding from reading the rest}

Just in time for the *4th of July*, the Hut has released Hot Dog Pizza!

I tried the Hot Dog crust earlier this week

Hot Dog Pizza

My version of a spaghetti pizza: Hot Dog Crust * Meatballs * Mushrooms … Thank you, Pizza Hut!

Hot Dog Pizza

Let me start with 1 of each, please …

Hot Dog Pizza

Time to dip … And pizza was never the same. I love marinara sauce, but now I’m a fan of mustard with pizza! Wtf (what the flavor)?

and took it up a notch with the Pretzel Hot Dog Pizza last night!

Hot Dog Pretzel Pizza

Salami to the left, Jalapeño the right … Spicy ♥Cupid♥ ♪Shuffle♫ There goes my low sodium intake!

Hot Dog Pretzel Pizza Slices

Succulent slices!

Choco-Chip Cookie Pizza

C is for … Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza!

They paired well with my guilty pleasures as I took a break from doc stats and teaching duties!

Melo P.I.

I call this the Melo P.I.: 3 parts OJ to my last 2 parts of Midori + Pineapple (Melo short for Melon Midori & because I was mellow when I made it + P.I. short for Pineapple/Piña & Philippine Islands because I was watching Island Hunters that featured Palawan from my native country and Beachfront Bargain Hunt in South Padre Island near my former neck of the woods ~ both on HGTV)

I was happy when Little Caesar’s came out with its Hot-n-Ready Pretzel Pizza

Pretzel Pizza

White Mountain Dew for yours truly & Classic DP for Evie + Little Caesar’s Hot-n-Ready Pretzel Pepperoni for us!!! #score

Pretzel Pizza

Dipping into Garlic & Cheese Sauce ~ a Pizza-♥Lover♥’s Dream! #PizzaPizza

Now the latest pizza that I’ve tried combines the best of both YOLO hemispheres ~ let’s celebrate a ☼summer☼ favorite!

Aside from mainstream, Pizzeria Lola that Guy Fieri featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is an ultimate on my bucket list!

Thirsty Thursday: Blessed Angels

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/25/2015 at 14:45

🎼We are the 🏆Champions, my friends🎸 ~ Queen👑

Our Religious Ed class won the 🍜Souper🍲 🏈Bowl🏉!

Since my R.E. students and my mom contributed the most non-perishable food items to our 🍞Loaves and Fishes🐟 food drive, we won a pizza🍕 party!

As we were about to cover the Last Supper🍷 in last night’s 📖class, we shared our meal. I couldn’t have been more blessed🙏 to have helpful students who offered to serve each other.

Therefore, they deserved to earn 📜awards, hence the ceremony👏 that we had during our 🍛dinner.

Floral Friday: Bouquets, Bows and Arrows | The ELAINE DISPO Journal > †R.E.† ♥V-Day♥R.I.P., ~*~Nanay BETTY~*~ on her 22nd Anniversary

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♥heart♥-shaped ring watch from ~*~Nanay BETTY~*~

Foodie Friday: Fight Night & Game Grub ~ SBXLIX Edition

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 02/06/2015 at 11:45

With last weekend being full of festivities, we were in great food and company! My LMT girl Lisa and her hubby hosted Fight Night (UFC main event: Anderson Silva post-2013 leg injury) on Super Bowl Sunday Eve! Then I watched the Big Game with my Papa Jun!

The commonalities between both meals were:

    • pizza (Little Caesar’s & Pizza Hut)
    • dip (Ranch & Nutella)
    • oodles of noodles (post-fight & pre-game)
    • veggies (fresh & roasted)
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Fight Night Feast: {clockwise from top L} Little Caesar’s Pretzel Pizza from yours truly * fruit w/chocolate fondue made by yours truly (Nutella & Philadelphia Cream Cheese) * veggies w/Ranch dressing * slider sandwiches w/Dijon mustard, turkey & cheese (either Swiss or Munster)

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Portion control: Lisa sliced the pizza into smaller pieces, so more could be up for grabs!

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These slider sandwiches were a hit! Hands down: they scored a touchdown @ this table!

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Fun fact: Did you know that you burn more calories than you consume when you munch on celery due to the crunch? Challenge accepted!

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After the fruit was gone, a fellow cat mama & I turned to the carrots to dip into the chocolate!

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To top off my plate, I had my green drink to toast!

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Post-Fight: Rice Noodles w/meatballs ~ looks like this yummy bowl is Lisa‘s version of Pho!

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Pre-Game: My Ramen w/Salsa + P.I. Cheese on Toast

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Yes’sir, I AM the Ranch B*tch: from my salad to pizza (Supreme from the Hut)

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Almond Joy Pie: filled w/Nutella but bittersweet due to the Seahawks’ SB loss

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This post-game croissant-reminiscant breakfast: Cookie & Cocoa Butter Swirl goes nuts w/pecans & almonds ~ shaped like a ♥heart♥ for ♥Valentine’s♥ Day!

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Coffee pairs well w/Cookie & Cookie & Cocoa Butter Swirl + croissant!

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My Nanay satisfied my chili craving with this Super Bowl Southwestern-Style Chili Bowl! Maraming Salamat Po, Mommy Aya! Ma sarap!

 

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Add cheese to the mix!

 

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Dallop of Daisy: Add sour cream to the mix!

 

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Add avocado to the mix!

 

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Spoon ready to scoop ~ so ladle it on to lick!

 

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Let’s double-dip those chips!

 

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Chili Chip Pie, oh my!

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My mom went happy on kale, both in the chili & in these chips baked in EVOO + in this green drink complete con más avocado!

 

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Again, Context Media Health has been on point, as if it’s been reading my mind ~ this time, about Black Beans & Avocados!

 

Foodie Friday: More Close to the Border

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 12/19/2014 at 15:33

On our trip to EP, I had a little bit of everything …

As soon as we arrived, we hit Saigon Taste for Vietnamese ~ so I got my bubble tea fix!

Taro Tea from Saigon Taste Vietnamese Restaurant

We took in the breeze of the CHRISTmas trees at Ft. Bliss … at B-Dubs of all places!

♪Grandma got run over by a Reindeer

Actually, yours truly got stunned over by a Reindeer!

B-Dubs HOLYday YOLO: Spiked Apple Cider * Italian Burger (complete with Mozzarella Sticks & Pepperoni)

My AF brat bestie’s hubby’s grad party was complete with menudo and Peter Piper Pizza!

¡Menudo y más cerca de México!

Before hitting the road, I tried the *NEW* HOLYday flavor at Starbucks!

Sippy Selfie: ¡Salud a Starbucks! ¡CHEERS con Café! *GO, COWBOYS*

Peppermint Mocha Cake Pop dipped into Starbucks‘ *NEW* Chestnut Praline Latte
= CHRISTmas in a mug

As it sounds like in Taylor Swift‘s Blank Space
♪This goes out to you *Starbucks$ ♥lovers♫

& victory (which also appeared into my B-Dubs to-go box) is sweet with this travel-friendly treat, compliments of my EP buddy!

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These Special K Caramel Pretzel Bites tided me over during our trip back … + a few extra when I returned to work!

3:33 ~ make a wish!!! Happy Birthday to my sweet niece, *SYLVIA RAE* today!!!

Foodie Friday: PTL for PhD ~ Victory Meals

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 10/24/2014 at 07:00

To celebrate my Ph.D. progress, I had championship pre- and post-workout meals!

Cypress St. Station & Abilene Brewing Co. (Downtown Abilene)

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Black Box Pizza (Dyess Air Force Base)

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2:22 ~ make a wish!!!

HBD, PAPA JUN!!!

Foodie Friday: Fight Food and Game Grub

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 09/20/2014 at 02:40

This past weekend, the Stones threw down a Stonecold weekend: Fight Night and their little girl’s birthday party, complete with a ♠kick-ace♠ menu!
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This past weekend, the Stones threw down a Stonecold

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Moral of the story?

Foodie Friday: On-the-Go Joe and Pie

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 08/01/2014 at 19:25

TGIF for my last 3-day weekend!

I started out my day off catching up with my doctoral classmate and fellow educator at Starbucks!

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Starbucks Fizzio Handcrafted Soda ~ Lemon Ale: Refreshing! 

The Treat Receipt came in handy for another handcrafted drink!

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Starbucks Grande Frappuccino w/Treat Receipt ~ *NEW* Caffè Espresso

When I visited Kingsville, the home of the Javelinas and my University teaching experience, I couldn’t resist a pie from the Pizza Parlor!

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Veggie & Meat can’t be beat ~ Broccoli • Mushroom • Canadian Bacon

Toast to treats that beat the Heat!

Pack or Black?

In Community, Home Sweet Home, Sports, Travel on 02/07/2011 at 07:00

Super Bowl XLV = Moving Wkend #2. This time, my parents flew down to help me out big time. I picked us up Bacon Cheeseburger & Pepperoni Super Bowl Special Pizzas + Spaghetti & Wings from Guzzi’s Pizza – which, in my opinion, provides the best service & flavor (1 major reason why I’ll miss Sharyland). We also picked up Silver Fox/Bullet (my 2000 Volvo S70) – who’s been undergoing considerable maintenance this past yr, this time on replacing her timing belt. During the game, I couldn’t fully tune in while I had to pack but either way, I went for the yellow team: black & yellow for the Pittsburgh Steelers + green & yellow for the Green Bay Packers – who are now the NFL Champs! Afterwards, my parents & I drove to my new home, where I spent my 1st night there; it’s almost official…