Roasted Chickpeas

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Roasted ChickpeasThese roasted chickpeas are so good.  They are a great snack while watching the game and nice to munch on with a glass of wine.  You can change the flavor of them to suit your taste.  This is one of those recipes that everyone will ask you for.   They also make great gifts!!



Chick Peas

Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

Garlic Powder

Parmesan Cheese





Preheat the oven to 300º.  

Drain and rinse the chick peas.  Dry them with a paper towel, rubbing gently.  Remove any skins that come loose. 

Lay them single layer on a baking sheet.  Coat all the chick peas with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Roast for 1 1/2 – 2 hours, turning occasionally.  

Sprinkle on the parmesan cheese and the garlic powder, continue roasting for an additional 1/2 hour, or until the chick peas are crunchy. 

Cool completely before storing. 


Meat and Cheese Stromboli

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Stromboli DoneThis Stromboli is amazing.  When I put this out, it is devoured within minutes.



Pizza Dough – you can get this from your local pizza place or from the grocery store.  Mine sells it in the dairy case.

1/2 lb each Cheese – I used sliced mozzarella and sliced provolone. 

1/2 lb each Meat – On this one, there is sliced pepperoni, ham and salami.  

1 Egg


Stromboli1The first thing you need to do is roll out the dough until it is rectangular in shape. You can use a rolling pin or just stretch it with your hands.  I did this one by hand.  Its easy and fast that way.

Then you start adding the meat and cheese.  I started with the Salami, then added everything else.

Stromboli2Now I have everything piled on and it’s time to roll it up.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take a picture after I rolled it.  Sorry.  I’ll try to remember to take it next time.  You know there’ll be a next time, because I love these.  Anyway, roll it long ways.  It’s easy to roll, everything stays together.  At the end, put the seam side down on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.  

Make an egg wash of 1 egg and a tablespoon of water and brush on the entire Stromboli roll.

Bake it in a 400º oven for 45-50 minutes or until it is golden brown. 

Stromboli Done1Wow, that looks scrumptious.  I can’t wait to make it again.



Roll out your pizza dough until it is rectangular in shape.  Add the meat and cheese layering each one.  Roll the dough from the long side of the rectangle.  Place seam side down on a cooking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.  Brush an egg wash on the entire Stromboli.  Bake in a 400º oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.