Monday, February 4, 2013

Texas Calzones

Hello and Howdy Everyone!

Well it's been a few days since we've had a chance to share with you, but, have had loads going on! Too long of a story to get into so just trust me(Annette). lol I'm kinda feeling you all understand! Anyway I wanted to share a recipe that was inspired partly by an old recipe and partly by Ree Drummond (aka Pioneer Woman). Actually I didn't even realize our recipes were so similar until I did a little research and let's just say I was mildly disappointed as I thought i had thought this whole thing up. ;) You know those times when your feeling a small stroke of genius and then realize ahhh shucks! Anyway as time goes on you will realize Beth have a very large "culinary palate". We love food of all cultures and varieties.  I'm hoping you will love this recipe as much as we do.  I promise you will be a big hero with your kiddos after this one! So here goes...

 Texas Calzone


2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (Seamless Dough Sheets)
1 16oz package of your favorite sausage
1 small Sweet Onion chopped finely
2 to 3 cloves garlic minced 
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
2 Eggs
1 15oz container Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese Grated
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 1/2 Tablespoon Butter Melted
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 Jalapeno Pepper finely chopped
2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley chopped
Marinara Sauce of your choice

Now for the story!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium to high heat. Add the onion and garlic and allow to cook for a couple of minutes.

Add the sausage and cook until brown, breaking up the sausage as you stir. Add the chopped jalapeno, Italian Seasoning and cayenne.

 Remove the pan and allow to cool on a plate. (Be sure and strain off any excess grease).  
In a separate bowl, combine the Ricotta, Parmesan, Mozzarella, eggs, salt, pepper, and parsley. When your sausage has cooled, stir it all together then sit it aside.

Take the two cans of the dough sheets and place on a slightly floured flat surface. Roll out the sheets slightly and cut into medium sized circles (I used a soup bowl turned upside down). Am I creative or what?! ;) Spoon about 3 or 4 Tablespoons of the filling onto half of the dough circle. Fold half of the dough over then press edges to seal.

I put a little water around the edges then used a fork to get a nice, attractive seal.

You will want to brush the top of your calzone with a beaten egg, then bake for 11-15 minutes , or until nice and golden brown (Every stove varies in temperatures).

Then serve with your favorite marinara sauce that has been warmed. Perfect for dipping.  Beth and I are all about the dipping part of it. Well I am anyway. ;)


Once again we hope you enjoy and have an extra fun time with your family and friends this week-end!  We all work so hard and quality time with our loved ones needs to be just as it sounds...quality time! Beth and I pray your upcoming week  rocks! Thank you for letting us into your homes and lives even for a few minutes!  It truly is such a honor and pleasure!