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Phyllis' Fixins'

Pizza is something that most people like, so I thought I'd actually share a few recipes rather than just make them from scratch with no recipe to follow. Sound good?

Bacon & Potato Breakfast Pizza

1 can (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

1 box (9 oz.) Green Giant® frozen roasted potatoes with garlic and herbs

4 eggs

1/3 C. milk

8 slices packaged precooked bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 1/2 C. shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz.)

Salt and pepper, if desired

2 T. chopped fresh parsley

Heat oven to 350°. Spray 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray. Unroll dough in pan; press in bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides to form crust. Press perforations to seal. Bake 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cut small slit in center of roasted potatoes pouch; microwave on High 2-3 minutes or until thawed. Remove potatoes from pouch; cut larger pieces in half. In medium bowl, beat eggs. Stir in milk, bacon, 1 cup of the cheese, the thawed potatoes, salt and pepper. Spoon potato mixture evenly over crust. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese and the parsley over top. Bake 20-25 minutes or until well set and edges are golden brown. To serve, cut into squares.

German-Style Sausage Pizza

1 can (13.8 oz.) Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust

1/3 C. apricot preserves

8 oz. uncooked bratwurst links (original flavor), casings removed

1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)

1 C. well-drained sauerkraut (from 14 oz. can)

1 1/2 C. shredded Monterey Jack cheese (6 oz.)

Heat oven to 400°. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray. Unroll pizza crust dough on pan; press dough to edge of pan. Bake 8-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Brush preserves over dough; set aside. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray. Add sausage, onion and sauerkraut; cook over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up sausage, until sausage is no longer pink. Remove sausage mixture with slotted spoon, spoon evenly over preserves on crust. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake 13-19 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.

Isn't it a little embarrassing to live in a country started by people who wore buckles on their hats??!! -Maxine-

Southwest Sloppy Joe Pizza

1 can Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 medium onion. chopped (1/2 cup)

1/4 C. diced jalapeno chilies

1/4 tsp. ground mustard

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1 1/2 tsps. Worcestershire sauce

1 C. Thick 'n Chunky salsa

1/2 C. Concord grape jelly

2 C. shredded mild Cheddar cheese (8 oz.)

Heat oven to 400°. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray. Unroll pizza crust dough on cookie sheet; press dough into 10x15 inch rectangle. Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef, onion and chilies over medium heat 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked, drain well. Stir mustard, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salsa and jelly into beef mixture. Cook over medium heat 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. Spread beef mixture over partially baked crust. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 8-16 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Pepperoni Pizza Snacks

1 box (10.6 Oz.) Pillsbury® refrigerated Italian breadsticks (any flavor)

20 slices pepperoni (about 1 1/2 oz.)

20 cubes (1/2 inch) Mozzarella (1/2 inch)

1 C. pizza sauce, heated

Heat oven to 375°. Spray 8 or 9 inch square pan with cooking spray. Remove dough from can. Unroll dough; separate into strips. Cut each strip in half crosswise to make 20 pieces. Press each piece to form 2 1/2 inch square. Top each square with 1 slice of pepperoni and 1 cheese cube. Wrap dough around filling to completely cover; firmly press edges to seal. Place spread mixture from breadstick package in small microwave bowl. Microwave on High 1-20 seconds or until melted. ip each filled dough snack in melted spread mixture. Place seam side down with sides touching in pan. Drizzle with any remaining spread mixture. Bake 15-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 3 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm snacks with warm pizza sauce.

Proofreading is a Dying Art these days! These are a few things that got by the proofreader in various newspapers - Not ours, naturally!

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers! (Taking things a bit far)

War Dims Hopes for Peace. (I can see where it might have that effect)

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It may Last Awhile. (Ya think?)

Red Tape Holds up New Bridges. (You mean there's a tape stronger than Duct Tape?)

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft. (Must be from the beans he ate)

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks (Do they taste like chicken?)

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors. (Boy, are they tall!)

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead.

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures. (Who would have thought!)

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant. (See if that works better than a trial)

Miners Refuse to Work after Death. (No-good-for-nothing lazy so-and-sos!)

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half) Chainsaw Massacre all over again)

Is Favre returning???

Keep fingers crossed; in the meantime, have a good week!