5.29.2012

Lady Bug Pizzas

 Aren't they just the cutest little things? And who knew bugs could be so tasty? 

A while ago, our family fell in love with the Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. This little lady bug pizza is basically the kiddie version - same ingredients, but add some olives for the spots.

This recipe is from another one of my Rachael Ray books (Can I praise my mother-in-law enough for the stack of cookbooks in my kitchen? Never :) This one is called Rachael Ray, Yum-O, The Family Cookbook, and it is crammed full of food that adults would typically eat - transformed into kid-friendly snacks and meals. She also has tips on how your little one can help prepare the meal. Good, good stuff.

I guess you could say we had our own little ladybug party this afternoon. The manchild and I ate these for lunch while I read him from one of our favorite Sara Gillingham series. On My Leaf. They are just the cutest books! I received a few from the manchild's baby shower and ended up using up a Barnes & Noble gift card for a couple more.

Woah. I think that's the first time I've ever really told a story not related to food on here. Weird.
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Lady Bug Pizzas
Rachael Ray, Yum-O Family Cookbook

4 T homemade/store-bought pesto (here's my recipe)
2 whole wheat/white English muffins
1 C shredded mozzarella cheese
4 slices of ripe tomato
1/4 cup black olives, sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Slice English muffins, so there are 4 separate slices.  Spread about a tablespoon of pesto on each slice and top with 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella. Add on your slice of tomato and dot your tomato with olives. Cook for 8 minutes, or until bread is nice and crispy. Serve warm.

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13 comments:

  1. Hey, great pizza. It would be great if you linked it in to Food on Friday Series which is all about pizza this week.

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  2. Hi lovely lady.
    WOW this looks so YUMMY. I did copy for this coming weekend thank you.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  3. So cute and tasty-looking! Stopping by from Simple Living's Foodie Friday :)

    Jessica
    http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/

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  5. Yummy. My youngest is really into pizza atm

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  6. Too adorable... always good for getting kids to eat their veggies. Thanks for sharing this and your other recipes on foodie friday.

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  7. Delicious and adorable little pizzas!

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  8. This is adorable, my daughter would love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you are having a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  9. What a nice idea. The big kid at my house loves Ladybugs. I'm going to make these for lunch next weekend and surprise him. :)

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  10. This looks FANTASTIC! and soo kid friendly! Thank you for sharing, im definitely going to try these.

    -Kylie
    www.absolutelyarkansas.blogspot.com

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  11. These are too cute! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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