I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lay’s. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.
Let’s talk flavor pairings. What are some of your favorites? Recently I’ve featured lemon and poppy seed, chicken and waffles, and chocolate and mint in recipes here on the blog. (You can find them here in my recipes list.) Did you know your great idea for flavor pairings can pay off big for you? Really big.
Lay’s is giving away $1 million to the person who can come up with the winning flavor in their #DoUsAFlavor contest! You read that right- one million. (See the rules here.) That’s life changing money. The contest is simple: You submit your idea for the ultimate new Lay’s chip flavor and the judges (chefs and foodie experts) will choose the big winner. Why couldn’t it be you? You can’t win if you don’t enter, so share your brilliant flavor creation with Lay’s here. The flavor can have up to 3 ingredients and you can choose from Wavy, Kettle Cooked or Original Lay’s chips for your flavor to be produced on so the possibilities are endless!
Along with the awesome contest from Lay’s I’m also sharing one of my favorite flavor pairings and a food we are slightly obsessed with. 🙂
We are a foodie family. We love trying new places and discovering new favorite dishes and flavor pairings, but we also love the togetherness of being around a table as a family.
Like many families, we’re a busy crew. With my little guy’s twice per week therapy sessions, ballet, soccer, preschool and play dates the mom taxi is always rolling so we need easy recipes to put on our table in the evenings.
One dish we all agree on is pizza. I have always loved pizza and even did a very brief stint waiting tables at a pizza joint at 16 (and discovered I like to eat pizza more than serve it) and Ian, my husband’s pizza love surpasses my own. True story: While at university in Edinburgh, Scotland, my husband and his roommates loved pizza so much they ordered pizza delivery for about two months straight (Yes, friends, that’s pizza for 60 days in a row!) and on the one night they finally decided to do something different for dinner, the little couple from the pizzaria place knocked on their door to check that they were okay because they hadn’t heard from their most devoted customers! Now that’s some pizza love!
We have found a simple, delicious semi homemade pizza recipe that is packed with flavor with one of my favorite pairings, smoked gouda and caramelized onions. It’s a great way to incorporate some veggies into a meal and is made on a light flat bread base. Our favorite dish ready in less than 20 minutes- yes, please!
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 Large Purple Onion
- Can of Mushrooms Drained
- Fire Roasted Flat Bread pizza crust by Archer Farms
- Jar of Pesto Sauce
- Jar of Julienne cut sun dried tomatoes
- Jar of Giada's artichoke hearts
- Sliced Gouda Cheese
- Italian Herbs from spice jar
- Preheat oven to 450.
- Slice the onion into large 2 inch pieces.
- In a skillet saute the onion and the mushrooms with the butter until caramelized and soft. (About 10 minutes.)
- While the onions are sauteing place the flat bread crust on a pizza pan or stone.
- Spread a light coating of the pesto sauce on the flat bread crust.
- Cover the pizza crust with the slices of smoked gouda.
- Place the desired amount of artichokes and sun dried tomatoes on top of the cheese.
- When the onions and mushrooms are done sauteing top the pizza with them.
- Sprinkle the top of the pizza with the Italian herbs.
- Bake for 12-15 or until cheese is melted.