Friday, February 5, 2010


Wow!!! I was so impressed with all your comments yesterday about my laundry room.  I will continue to think about your wonderful ideas and keep you posted on what we decide to do.  Sometimes I will think why am I bothering to blog no one reads this anyway but I guess you do!  LOL!

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Since this weekend is the Super Bowl I thought I would post a favorite family recipe that I've been making for about 20 years!! Literally almost as long as I've been married.  We aren't big football fans at our house but I feel it necessary to support my fellow Hoosiers so GO COLTS!!!!!

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Frozen Bread dough or make your own pizza dough
1 large pkg. of pepperoni
1 pkg. of ham (I prefer the honey but buy what you like)
1 pkg. of mozzarella/provolone cheese blend about 2 cups
1 jar of marinara sauce for dipping ( I like Newman's Own)

Preheat oven to about 400 degrees.  Then thaw out dough overnight or according to directions.  Roll out dough to a large rectangle about the length of your 13 X 9 bar pan.  Then start layering your ingredients, you can add what you like if you don't like pepperoni you can substitute different kinds of meat/toppings like you would pizza.  We pretty much stick with the basics here.  I usually start with the ham and if you get it in the pkg.  make sure you blot it dry since they tend to add water.  Then layer the pepperoni the same way.  Finally add your cheese and repeat until you've used all your cheese/meat usually 2-3 layers.  Becareful not to stuff it too full or it won't cook in the middle.  Then jelly roll style start at the long end and roll up your stromboli.  Pinch the ends together and fold underneath so your seam is on the bottom.  It helps to have someone help you with this part, and have your 13 x 9 jelly roll pan standing at the ready.  Sometimes I will brush on a little olive oil or egg wash to make it pretty and add Italian seasoing to the crust.  I don't think it's necessary though.  Bake it for 20 - 30 minutes checking on it so it doesn't brown too much on top.  For your big game day allow it to cool a bit and slice it up 1-2 inches thick and with marinara on the side for dipping. 

This will serve about 4-6 people.  If you're having a big crowd you could always make 2 better to make another one than trying to stuff it too full.  I speak from experience here.  Enjoy!

Have a great day!



  1. I read! I read! And I'm looking forward to seeing your creative solutions...

    Isn't stromboli just the best? My mom used to make it when I was a kid and I'm still making it now. It's so easy and versatile.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Carey, thanks for the stomboli recipe! This
    will be great for our party Sunday.


  3. Strombolis are yummy!! Have a great time watching the Super bowl!!
    I can't wait to see what you do with your laundry/mud room!! Have a great weekend!!:0)

  4. It looks good, my family loves stromboli too.

  5. I know how you feel. Sometimes you wonder if anyone reads your blog. I do a lot of lurking, so I'm trying to do a better job at commenting. Thanks for stromboli recipe. It sounds yummy. I'll add this to my recipe file.

  6. My first encounter with Stromboli was 30 years ago when my sister in law, myself and two other girls took a trip to Pennsylvania...WE FELL IN LOVE WITH's not around here in the midwest much though.

  7. Hubby and I used to live on stromboli when he was in college and I would visit him on the weekends. I have never tried to make it so thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. This sounds great! I know my teener will love this! Thanks for sharing and I read your blog a lot even if I don't always leave a comment! :)

  9. Thanks so much hon for your kind comments on my blog as I am going through this ordeal in my life. God Bless you and yours. Carmen B.

  10. Yummy! I haven't made stomboli in a long time. I'll have to make it again soon.

    I don't always comment, but I am always excited to see a post from you!