Category Archives: Children’s Story
Aside from perfecting my deep meditation and concentration during yoga, and besides dancing with my dog and singing into my hairbrush, and writing contemporary romances, I also write children’s stories (PIPPY’S WISH available in E-book Format and Paperback) under the pen name, Maddie Ryan.
Below is one of Pippy’s favorite recipes, Pizza Cupcakes.
Angel-in-Training Pippy is quirky, mischievous, lovable and enchanting. She can’t wait to graduate, earn her wings and become a cool teen Angel.
Although she sometimes makes mistakes, her ingenuity and humor usually gets out her out of trouble.
Except this time, it’s gotten her INTO trouble.
Can Pippy solve this one on her own?
PIPPY’S PIZZA CUPCAKES
Fresh pizza dough – or – Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Dough
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Choose any pizza topping you like (example: mushrooms, pepperoni, sausage, red pepper, olives)
Non Stick Spray
Preheat oven to 400 F
Coat each muffin tin well bottom and sides with non-stick spray.
Sprinkle some flour on your working surface.
Cut about a tennis ball size of dough and roll the dough on your floured surface. Roll until desired thickness of dough, if you like a thinner crust, then keep rolling until desired thickness is achieved.
Cut the dough in squares. Cut large enough so the dough is about one inch bigger than the size of the muffin cups you are using.
Put some pizza sauce in the bottom of each muffin cup.
Fill the muffin cup half-way with your favorite pizza toppings.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Fold the dough over on top of each muffin cup to cover cheese.
Brush some olive oil on top of each mini pizza.
Brush a thin layer of sauce.
Sprinkle a bit of cheese on top.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tops are golden brown and cheese is bubbling.
To celebrate the release of my alter ego’s (Maddie Ryan) children’s novel, Pippy’s Wish, this Tasty Tuesday I am sharing one of the recipes included at the end of Pippy’s Book. For more of Pippy’s favorite recipes, check out the book on Amazon.