Philly Cheese Steak



My wife asks me on cheat day what I'm craving, and about every time I mention I want a Philly Cheese-steak sandwich.  It seems, however,  that I rarely get one. Well, one day I finally was given the precious opportunity to eat one it all of its glory. Amazing. It was cheesy, salty, buttery, and delicious.

2 onions
2 bell peppers
1 14 oz package sirloin (thinly sliced)
1 package sliced provolone cheese
1 tbsp Worcestershire
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp butter
1 package ciabatta or french dinner rolls

Slice your peppers and onions. Place onions and peppers in a cast iron skillet on medium heat. Saute for 3-5 minutes.

Create a space on the other side of your skillet and place  your sirloin. Let it cook without stirring for 3 minutes. Salt, pepper, and garlic powder your onions, peppers and the sirloin. After 3 minutes turn the sirloin over and sprinkle a little more salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Let the meat cook another couple of minutes then sprinkle Worcestershire only on the meat. Let the sauce reduce them incorporate ingredients all together. Turn to medium low and let cook about 5 minutes.

While that is cooking melt 2 tbsp of butter in a microwave safe bowl. These dinner rolls I had did not have a face, so I used a bread knife to slice them open, but not cut in half.Take  your dinner rolls and place in a skillet or pan. Pour the melted butter over all the rolls. You are welcome. Let them warm for the remaining 5 minutes.

Take out your buns and put two slices of provolone on the bottom. Take the steak mixture and place on top of the cheese. If you want mayo, now would be the time to put on the upper part of the bun. Then place two more pieces of cheese on the top of the mixture. Close the sandwich. Place the sandwich back in the buttered skillet and turn to medium, and cover with a glass lid. Let the cheese melt for about three minutes.

Tip: Be sure not to be around people when you take this off the skillet, because they may steal it. It was so good! Try this Alabama Philly sometime!



Bread Pudding



As I stared at some left over Sunbeam dinner rolls, I had an epiphany. Why not on our cheat day have possibly the best thing to cheat with? That's right-bread pudding! Moist and sweet on the inside and that little crispiness on the top, you can't go wrong with this. Also, it is insanely easy to do!

1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups milk
6 Sunbeam cooked dinner rolls, broken up in pieces
2 tbsp butter

In an 8x8 pyrex dish, tear your dinner rolls in pieces about the size of your thumb. It you have really big thumbs, then about the size or a marble or a little bigger.

Mix your eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon all together with a whisk until blended well. Pour mixture over the rolls and mix together.

Take the 2 tbsp of butter and melt. Drizzle butter over the entire top of the pudding. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the pudding has set.

Buttery, sweet, tasty, and wishing I had more dinner rolls to cook another batch!


Barbecue Pizza with Sweet Potato Crust




This is a variation of a recipes we found online. We are always looking for alternate ways to eat pizza without having the gluten crust. This was enjoyable; in fact, it was better than I imagined! We may make this one a regular because of its yummy factor.

3 cups sweet potatoes
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 eggs
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
pork shoulder, cooked
1/2 cup diced onion, sauteed
3 tbsp barbecue sauce
1 cup spinach
1 1/2 cups mozzarella

Take the sweet potatoes and peel and cut in cubes. Now you can either boil them or microwave them, but we roasted them to give them a fuller flavor. Cook for about 25 minutes on 400 degrees.

Take sweet potatoes and let them cool a few minutes them mash up. Mix minced garlic, Italian seasoning and eggs (make sure they have cooled some before placing) and mix well. Place sweet potato mix on a cooking sheet and form with a spoon any pizza shape you like. Make sure the surface area is as even as possible. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

I had a pork shoulder I had cooked overnight and some sauteed onions to place on the pizza. Place a small amount of barbecue sauce on the potato like a marinara for a regular pizza. Place pork on top, along with your sauteed onions. Cover with mozzarella. Place back in the 425 degree oven and bake an additional 12 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle more barbecue sauce on top. Top with spinach.

The pizza has a softer texture than regular pizza but the taste is great. I was afraid of too much sweetness of the barbecue sauce and the sweet potato, but the cheese and Italian seasoning cut it down. It was great!