blooming onion pizza bread

Blooming Onion Pizza Bread LeadFootball Sunday is here. So is Football Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Take your pick. When we find a free Sunday, it’s so much fun getting together with other families to hangout, watch football, eat, drink and chat the afternoon away.

The next time you head out to someone’s house or they head to yours for the same type of merriment, this “Blooming Onion Pizza Bread,” is a great #appetizer to serve. The pizza bread is simple to make, easy to serve and goes a long way – plus it’s appealing to all age groups.

1 unsliced round loaf sourdough bread
12-16 ounces mozzarella or Provolone cheese, thinly sliced
1 (3.5 ounce) package pepperoni, halved
3 Tb butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 Tb Parmesan cheese
Pizza/marinara sauce for dipping
Blooming onion pizza bread #02

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the bread lengthwise and widthwise without cutting through the bottom crust. This can be a little tricky going the second way but the bread is very forgiving. Place bread on a foil-lined baking sheet and insert cheese slices and pepperoni between cuts. Combine butter, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Drizzle or brush mixture over bread with a pastry brush. Sprinkle bread with Parmesan cheese. Wrap bread completely in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Unwrap the bread and bake 10 more minutes, or until cheese is melted and pepperoni is a little crispy.

wednesdays on a whim

WOW4We all have reminders and To-Do lists. I set reminders on my iPhone to remember my To-do’s. It’s a busy world. By the middle of the week, activities are usually in high gear and my “taxi-cab” is in full swing – socks in the back seat, bagel crumbs in the front, permission slips neatly tucked into side pockets and the requisite coffee mug filling up with extra change from after school snack runs. There’s a reason Wednesday is called Hump Day.

Christi and I created “Wednesdays-on-a-Whim,” to get you through Hump Day with an easy homemade meal. The ingredients are fresh, the recipes are time efficient and you will be able to bring a meal straight from your heart to your family’s dinner table (not that you can’t use these recipes anytime you are looking for something quick and easy). Look for our feature every Wednesday and feel free to share any recipes that would fit the bill for “Wednesdays-on-a-Whim.” Scroll down to discover today’s recipe. Happy Wednesday!