February 22, 2010

my new friend in the kitchen...


helped me cook this...


maybe it didn't really literally help me cook it...but you got to love it anyway and plus it never hurts to have a beauty in the kitchen while you cook...

although our fabulous pizza we made...
I like the looks from this view better...showing the tomatoes...not the pepporoni...pepporonis were added to the recipe by Bobby
I'm not a pepporoni girl so you can only tell Bobby's 1/2 of the pizza, right...I much preferred the overload of tomatoes...{I know the pictures of the pizza aren't the best...taken when it was in the oven because I forgot before}

this beauty I have been dreaming of ~
one I am sooo happy I patiently waited for because I walked in to take another peak at her ~ and she was on sale! A pretty decent sized sale...so I was sold in a heartbeat...

I was in love with her wheels...the barnwood...the layers of paint i could see...
we picked her up over this past weekend


and I've still got some fluffing to do with her ~ I am constantly re-fluffing as I walk by
but she looks fantastic and finally some more storage for our kitchen that we so desperately needed and wanted...
and oh yes...I did place my frame of my handsome man on it too...he was sitting on what was there before...and oh does it look great here too...
sigh...
probably embarrassed him but that's good for him:)
of course...I didn't forget to pick up some bargain tulips at Trader Joe's to place on her...
and I'm working on placing a #13 in every room...
if you think the pizza looks yummy...my parents recommended it to us...I'll give you the recipe for my side...super yummy...although it called for artichoke hearts...which I love but forgot to pick up at the store...
yummy enough for hubby to say...you mean you didn't actually use sauce {he said this a couple days after we made it}...because it was that good to him :)

I said..."no honey...it was the grape tomatoes...when you cook them in the oven the heat does just the trick...and creates a much better sauce from the fresh tomatoes...and see you didn't even know the difference until after the fact"

made me laugh to say the least...

Artichoke, Tomato, and Spinach Pizza
in the Feb. 2010 issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine

5 tablespoons EVOO
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
salt and pepper

1 pd. refrigerated pizza dough {we were given homemade - definitely suggested over pre-made by me}
2 cups shredded mozzarella
5 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
one 13.75 oz can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved {I probably used more than called for}
2 cups baby spinach, chopped

one. position rack in the lower third of the oven, preheat oven to 500 degrees {I actually cannot go above 475 because my smoke alarm will go off and it still worked great. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, parsley, season with salt and pepper

two. using oiled hands, stretch the pizza dough to fit a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Spread 3 tablespoons of the garlic mixture on top, leaving a 1/2 border, then sprinkle with the mozzarella and 2 tablespoons parmesan. Toss the artichokes, tomatoes, and spinach with the remaining garlic mixture and arrange on top of the cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 3 tablespoons parmesan on top. Place the baking sheet on the inverted baking sheet in the oven and bake until the crust is crisp and golden, 18 to 20 minutes.

oops I forgot I added black olives that I had on hand since I forgot the artichokes...

Enjoy!

23 comments:

Amanda Bruss said...

SO GORGEOUS!!!! I can't wait to see it!!! And Mmmmmm that pizza looks amazing...why didn't you call me??? HAHAHA just kidding...I am definately going to give that a try!!!

DustyLu said...

I love that gorgeous buffet. Such a great find! Love vignettes already. Yummy pizza thanks for the recipe..~lulu

*The Beautiful Life* said...

SCORE! LOVE that piece!! It's fabulous! I had a similar coup last year when I waited and waited for a "dream piece" and then BOOM, it was on sale!! Yep -- it's in my kitchen now... Don't you love it when that happens?? :)

Enjoy your new purchase!!

Ruth

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

That pizza is right up my alley..and I adore your new kitchen friend! She's a beauty!

Laurie said...

I love the new piece of furniture- SO nice! The pizza however- well, you know me. I'd eat the crust and that'd be about it. Ha! :)

mimi charmante said...

seriously fabulous! you must be in love (if one can be in love with a piece of furniture...)~
I found this post on the Our Suburban Cottage site - how on earth were you not on my blogroll??? You are now!
Have a fabulous rest of your week,
xx

Jules said...

That is gorgeous. So much character!

And the pizza looks yummy too.

Kristin said...

oh *love* her and her natural top...sigh...and the white chippy bliss...maybe i need to talk to the husband and suggest finding me one...it might help me want to cook more!! ;0)
thanks for the wonderful recipe...the husband won't touch a pizza if it doesn't have meat on it! he has no idea what he is missing!!

blessings,
kristin

Mary said...

Girl, I am soooo lovin' that cabinet. If it ever needs a new home, I have just the spot for it! ;o) ~mary~

Shannon said...

That buffet is perfect...now you def. need those white cabinets ;)
Pizza looks tasty too!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Ohmygoodness, that is gorgeous!! LOVE it.

Kasey said...

gorgeous martha!
it's just the perfect fit.
i.love.it!!!!
xo

tara said...

Martha, now you have no excuse as to why you can't paint your kitchen cabinets white...to match the new piece of {love} that entered your home...she is GORGEOUS!! seriously I am a tad bit jealous, oh darn it who am I kidding I am WAY jealous! have fun with her and if she helped you cook that pizza, I better find me a piece of {love}for my kitchen ASAP!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love your new find!! Lucky girl!

Twig said...

aaah!! It's gorgeous!!! Makes me want to go distress my cabinets right now!!!

koralee said...

She is amazing! I see why you snatched her up. I love everything about her. Plus your pizza sounds and looks yummmo... could be my Friday night dinner! Hope your week is going well. xoxoxo

Lissa said...

okay! I'm having my sister over tomorrow for dinner and I just might try this recipe. It sounds soooo good to me! yea!

love your new "helper" in the kitchen! Love the rack on top too! (bottle rack)

Anne Marie said...

don't you just love being inspired! that's a great piece...

Mrs. Dunbar said...

That buffet is awesome! And that pizza looks so yummy. I love healthy recipes like this. Thanks!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I'm lovin' your cupboard...it's perfect...and I like your side of the pizza...yum!

the vintage wren said...

Love your new piece in the kitchen, and the pizza looks delicious. I'm going to give that recipe a try.
Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Martha, is this old or new made to look old? It is lovely. We always enjoy that combination on pizzas. Yum. I think your new cupboard is going to give a lot of decorating versatility, too.

traci said...

oh martha. that piece is gorgeous. you are going to have so much fun with that. love it.