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pizza pretzels

I’ve found myself spending more time in the kitchen since moving to Saskatoon than I ever have before. It’s mostly due to the fact that our grocery budget is smaller, forcing me to (1) be creative and (2) make more from scratch. I actually prefer it this way. From-scratch food tastes much better than store-bought food. It just takes a bit longer.

Someone (Brenda I think) posted a link on Facebook to this breadstick recipe. I love trying new recipes and this one’s photos looked good. The first couple times, I simply followed the recipe and topped the breadsticks with garlic bread seasoning. We also used it a couple weeks ago for pizza and my family said it was the best pizza crust recipe they’d ever tasted.

Last week (or the week before? they all meld together) Noah said something about craving pizza pretzels. So I made some. I got another request for them tonight and now my house smells quite yummy.

pizza pretzels

I used that same breadstick recipe, but instead of making straight breadsticks, I made pretzels. I’m not going to tell you how long it took me to figure out how to twist the pretzels, but let’s just say it too me longer than it should have and Noah may or may not have had to come in and show me how to do it.

Then I added some pizza sauce, a bit of cheddar cheese, and baked them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes. My mother-in-law told me a while ago that she knows when something’s ready when she can smell it. I’ve been using that rule (with the aid of the timer) ever since.

pizza pretzels

They are Noah and Kaylie’s favorite lunch item. I have the (easy) recipe memorized I’ve made it so many times. Between the breadsticks, the pizza dough, and the pizza pretzels, I think this recipe is going to be around for a while.

Categories: NaBloPoMo, recipes

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  • Midwest Mommy Monday, November 22, 2010, 9:29 pm

    wow, those look yummy!

  • Ashley Monday, November 22, 2010, 9:32 pm

    Oh my goodness those look fabulous! Can’t buy Pizza pretzels in the store but I could totally make them, I never even thought of it! When we get moved I am so going to make those. Thanks again (my tummy says it sincerely my thighs may have added a little sarcasm to the “thanks”)
    .-= Ashley´s last blog ..It burned my buns =-.

  • Heather Monday, November 22, 2010, 10:54 pm

    Oooh I haven’t had a pizza pretzel in forever! :D
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..Day 14- A Hero Who Has Let Me Down =-.

  • Jen Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 8:19 am

    yum!

    I need a god pizza crust recipe. Are you saying you used the breadstick recipe but just shaped it into pizza crust? I’ve tried so many recipes but haven’t loved any of them. Let me know!

  • elena Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 9:15 am

    ack! i’m doing this. soon. asap.
    .-= elena´s last blog ..happy- a paper rant =-.

  • Kami Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 9:23 am

    YUM!

    Must try this, my boys would like them, thanks for sharing.
    .-= Kami´s last blog ..Report Cards- To Reward or Not To Reward =-.

  • chelsey Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 10:30 am

    yes. i will be making this for lunch TODAY!
    .-= chelsey´s last blog ..Th-air-wa Sarah =-.

  • Angella Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 12:47 pm

    Mmmm…pizza pretzels! I need to make these for the kids. :)
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Snowed Under =-.

  • Elizabeth Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 10:04 pm

    Totally going to copy you. And post it on my other site, if that’s okay?
    Thanks!
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..Hunter’s Story =-.

  • darci Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 1:40 am

    I was craving one of these at the theatre on Friday, but they didn’t sell them there. Actually I haven’t seen a vendor since St. John’s. I think I am going to have to whip some up tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= darci´s last blog ..Blue cotton tears =-.