Monday, September 22, 2014

Secret Recipe Club, A Year of Pizza and Day 3 of #10daysoftailgate.

It is hard to believe that it is already reveal day for the Secret Recipe Club.  SRC is a very cool club where we are each assigned a  blogger to spy on for the month.  We sneak into their recipe files and their home pages to learn more about them, their families and their cooking views and strategies.  We secretly pick one of the recipes that intrigues us and recreate or remake it.  Then on reveal day (today) we all post whose blog we were assigned and what recipe we decided to make.  It is fun and you can join us...learn how right here.

The blog I was assigned this week was Turnips 2 Tangerines.  This blog is written by Lynn who is my age, relatively young and recently retired.  Lynn is a gourmet chef and has worked as a caterer as have I.  We both have grown children and we were both born and raised in the Midwest.  Our states border each other with Lynn residing in Northern Wisconsin and my home being in Michigan.  We both love to entertain and travel.  I think this was a perfect match for me this month.

Lynn's recipes can be found in Grandma's Recipe Box.  You can search alphabetically or you can search by keyword, which I thought was super cool and which I will have to try to figure out how to do for my blog.  Every recipe pulled up during a keyword search has a photo of the dish....I  was extremely impressed!!!

One of the things I noticed was that several of Lynn's recipes were "game day" recipes.  This intrigued me because I am joining Camille, of Culinary Adventures with Camille, who is also a member of SRC in the #10daysoftailgate  Blogger Challenge.  By the way, don't forget to stop and join our rafflecopter for a chance to win some great prizes.  You can sign up to win right here.

Then I saw the recipe for Veggie Pizza, Game Day Recipe and was jump off my seat excited.  Do you know how many categories this covers for me???

Reveal Day is during the Tailgate Challenge....Score!!

Reveal Day is on a Meatless Monday....Score!!

It needs to be chilled before serving so I can make it on Sunday, take all my photos and serve it on Reveal Day...Score!!

I am doing a Year of Pizza Challenge and this can be my pizza for this month...Score!!

I am trying to amp up my veggie and fruit servings...Score!!

If my team scores as much as I did I am going to be so happy you will have to pull me out of the clouds.  Thanks was a pleasure getting to know you.

I halved the recipe because I wasn't having a big gang over and I'm glad I did because it is one of those dishes that you keep coming back and stealing a bite of until it is gone.

Veggie Pizza Appetizer
adapted from Turnips 2 Tangerines

1 can seamless crescent dough sheet (from refrigerated section of grocery) cooked per package directions and cooled

1 (6.5 oz) container garlic and herb soft spreadable cheese
1/2 an english cucumber, thinly sliced
2 large carrots, peeled and shredded
3-4 scallions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 c. broccoli florets
1/2 c.  cauliflower florets
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2 c. shredded cheese (I used Colby Jack)

Spread cheese over cooled crust.  Sprinkle with vegetables pressing down slightly after each addition. Sprinkle with Cheese.  Cover loosely with plastic wrap and chill. Cut into squares with a pizza cutter.
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Here's what the rest of the team brought to the table...



Bacon CheeseburgerEgg Rolls by Things I Make (for Dinner)
Chicken Parmesan Sliders by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
Cherry Chipotle Meatloaf Sandwiches by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Cherry Chipotle Meatballs by From Gate to Plate

Cinnamon Puppy Chow by The Pajama Chef 


  1. Oh my goodness. I am not usually a fan of making my own pizza but this certainly looks and sounds wonderful. I might be a convert.

    1. Yes, it is more of an appetizer than a meal but I made a meal of it LOL.

  2. Veggie, my favorite pizza. I like how you used a a cream cheese as the base instead of tomato sauce, it sounds delicious. Happy Reveal Day!

    1. Yes, the original recipe called for a dill dip but I did not have that on hand. I might try it next time though because I love dill.

  3. So fun that you could combine #10DaysofTailgate with SRC! This veggie pizza looks like a much better way to eat the customary veggie platter typically found in tailgate spreads. :)

  4. This one covered ALL the bases for you!! Love it!! Happy SRC reveal day - and that looks YUMMY! I was just thinking last night about using some fresh veggies in something like this - will definitely have to give it a try soon!

  5. Yum, looks delicious! Great pick this month and love that it covered everything today!

  6. Oh, this sounds fantastic! And I love that it covered so many categories for you - fabulous! What a great choice for SRC. =)

  7. Great choice, I always make pizza at home, rarely eating pizza in restaurants or take out - so this version is more than welcome to my rotation of possibilities... one can get tired of the typical margherita etc etc ;-)

    1. I rarely made pizza until this year and then I decided to do one a month for a year...this fit the bill.

  8. You really DID score with this recipe, an what a timely tailgate share for the rest of us.

  9. Love this!! Pizza is definitely my favorite vehicle for veggies!! ;)

  10. Well, Hellooo Neighbor!! Perfect match indeed:) I thought for a minute there I was reading my own blog!! Thanks so very much for your kind words and compliments....and I am happy I could help you "score" a few touch downs:) I have been away from Group D for several months and I can't tell you what a great Welcome Back this was, Thanks so much:)

    1. Well I am glad I got the privilege of getting your welcome back blog.

  11. Pizza is definitely on the list for game day food. I love that this one is a healthier version. Happy Reveal day!!

  12. This is one of my favorite appetizers! Excellent pick this month :)

  13. I've been meaning to make one of these for the longest time! Yours is so pretty and it looks delicious! Great for a tailgating party!

  14. Yum!!! Great pick! I love veggie pizza. Perfect for tailgating.

  15. what a delicious sounding pizza especially with the cream cheese base - I'll have to try it especially as I have a friend who is allergic to tomato.

    1. It would be great for that because you can use any veggies you want

  16. It sure looks amazing! ~ Bea @ The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

  17. I love veggie pizza, and really like the veggies you chose. It's a great way of getting more veggies on the plate :-) Great SRC pick!


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