Cooking is my language.
In my house it’s the language of love and all things family. I cook for my family every day. It’s my way of showing them that I care deeply. At least once a month I cook for our larger family that usually includes parents, sister and brother in law, cousins, aunts and uncles. If my in laws didn’t live all the way on the other side of the country our gatherings would be even larger. I would certainly need a new dining room. It’s always so clean before everyone arrives and so messy by the time they leave. I love it. I associate it with comfort, although having to clean afterwards is not comforting at all.
These babies were my dinner a few nights ago when Kurt had to work late. I had about six of them with a glass of wine. It was insanely satisfying. I made some for Briana as well with marinara sauce and cheese, sort of like mini pizzas. Afterwards we just danced in the middle of the messy kitchen. Girl fun, memories for her… and me.
I know the picture only has a little of the watercress, but do yourself a favor and put a bunch on when you’re eating them.
- store bought pizza dough
- 2 medium onions, sliced thin
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp sugar
- pinch of salt & pepper
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar (I used vanilla flavored)
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- red pepper flakes (optional)
- Heat olive oil in a skillet, add onions, sugar, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and cook onions for 40 minutes until golden. Add balsamic, stir and cook another 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Roll out pizza dough. Using a round cookie cutter (or a wine glass) cut out circles and lay them on a baking sheet.
- Top with onions and mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until the dough is golden and the cheese melted.
- Top with watercress and red pepper flakes. Enjoy.