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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Beer Bread Garlic Cheese Sticks

This quick mix dough makes the most easy and delicious garlic cheesy bread. 
It all comes together in less than 30 minutes!
The kids and I had a play date a week ago at a friend's house on a day that the kids didn't have school.  The munchkins played HARD and us mom's chatted the morning away.  We ate chili and monster cookies for lunch, then all came home and tucked the little devils into a nap.  And I think for once in a very long time, all three of my kids slept long and hard, with me having to wake them at 4:00 p.m.
I love days like that.  Days where they are worn out and we have a change of pace.  It really does everyone a bit of good.
And as I sit here typing away, with MORE snow falling outside {when does Spring actually come?} I'm already looking forward to another date with some friends on Friday.
Another great thing came out of that play date.  A recipe.  My friend Sarah gave me her beer bread pizza crust recipe.  And since we always have beer in the house, I figured this would definitely be one I should try.
But like everything else, I changed it up a little.

I'm pretty sure I made this that day {after the kid's long naps}.  The husband was working I didn't feel like putting much effort into dinner.  Ever have one of those days?
The kids and I are often content to eat something simple like this for dinner with a side of fruit or a salad.  Men always want meat.  Where's the meat?  I'm guessing I wouldn't have gotten away with this dinner if the husband was home.  Ha!
I cut the final product into strips, like you'd find at a restaurant and we enjoyed these by dipping them in my homemade marinara and ranch dressing.


Hey!  And if you are afraid of yeast {you know who you are} this is the perfect crust for you.  Put the ingredients in a bowl and mix it up.  Really, that is it.  Spread it quickly on a hot pizza stone, brush with olive oil, top with garlic powder and cheeses and you are done.

Well, you need to wait for it to bake, but that is easy.  I usually spend that time picking up toys, wiping butts and breaking up fights.  Feel lucky if you don't have small children, you could make relax while it bakes!

Beer Bread Garlic Cheese Sticks
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3 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 t. garlic powder
12 oz. can of beer
2 c. mozzarella cheese
1/4 c. parmesan cheese
olive oil

1.  Preheat your oven and pizza stone to 450 degrees.
2.  In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, 1 t. of the garlic powder and the beer to form a soft dough.
3.  Working quickly, remove the hot pizza stone, spray with cooking spray and turn out the dough onto the stone, pressing down and spreading with your fingers.
4.  Brush the dough with olive oil, sprinkle on remaining teaspoon of garlic powder and top with cheeses.
5.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
6.  Cut into strips and serve with marinara or ranch dressing.


In other news, if you have a praying bone in your body, today I have a request.  Our Iowa blog community lost a dear friend yesterday.  Amy of Modern Rural Living, died in a tragic, snowy, car crash.  She was so young.  Engaged to be married in May.  Just a true jem.

We are shocked, saddened and a bit overwhelmed.  Please pray for healing for her family and especially her fiancĂ©.  Give all your loved ones an extra squeeze today.

Would you like to comment?

  1. cheese bread anything sounds amazing! I'll be praying for Amy's family!

  2. Umm...this looks awesome! I'm thinking that we might need some this weekend. I will have to pair it with something because my teen age boys aren't going to see this as a meal - maybe it will just be a Saturday afternoon snack:)

  3. My husband is the SAME way! So great meeting you this week! Miss you already!

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