Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza

15 minutes is all it takes to put together this yummy warm dessert! Using a store bought pop open pizza crust (such as Pillsbury) and a few ingredients you already have on hand you can make any moment a yummy one!

I found this recipe here and decided to try it for myself. It was a very tasty experiment.

 There was really only one little change I think I would make next time. I found the streusel layer to be a bit drier then I'd like and felt it needed a bit more shortening/oil to help it clump together just a bit more.  Next time I make, I think I will increase the shortening and/or oil just a little bit. Maybe one Tablespoon of each and see if I want to add another Tablespoon. 

Also my oven is horrible. It does NOT cook evenly at all. So in my case the crust browned before I felt the streusel topping browned. I do feel by increasing the shortening/oil a bit that I mentioned above, will also help in the browning/cooking of the streusel crumble as well.  

My teenager grabbed a second slice and a glass of milk as he dashed back to watch basketball and loved it. So I do recommend trying the recipe for yourself. Your family will thank you. It's a great one to keep around and tweek to your own preference!

Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza
Pizza dough (You can make your own, I just bought some refrigerated dough at the grocery store)
1 TBSP butter, melted

1/2 cup plus 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 TBSP vegetable shortening
2 TBSP vegetable oil

1 cup powdered sugar
1 TBSP milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla 

Mix together streusel ingredients with a fork, or your clean hands, then side aside.

To make pizza, pat dough into a 12 inch pizza pan that has been sprayed with oil.  Perforate pizza dough with a fork (this keeps bubbles from forming), then brush with 1 TBSP melted butter. Sprinkle cinnamon all around buttered crust.

 Top pizza crust with streusel mix.

(Well, pooh.  My computer did not save my picture I took of this step! And, of course, I rushed and deleted it off the will have to make this again just so I can insert this picture! )

Bake at 460 F for 8 to 9 minutes depending on the thickness of the pizza.  Mix icing ingredients until it is of a drizzle consistency. If it is too thick, then thin with a small amount of milk until you have reached your desired thinness.

When finished baking, top with icing in a circular pinwheel pattern. Cut up and enjoy!

Asian Salad with Garlic Ginger Sesame Dressing

 My hubby and I decided to spend some of our summer exploring new salads to add to our menu. This Asian Summer Salad with Garlic Ginger Sesame Dressing was a keeper!

Today's recipe starts with my all time most versatile refrigerator item: A store bought rotisserie chicken.  I usually buy two at a time, one to carve into for a meal and the other to shred up into meals for the coming 2 weeks.

This Asian Summer Salad is topped with my new found love: Garlic Ginger Sesame Dressing which I found over at, and tweaked a little to my own preferences.  It's a great site, you should check it out right after your done reading mine!

For the Salad, I am making mine for only the two of us, so I mixed mine right onto our plates, if you want to make a family sized I'll give you some suggested amounts , but feel free to wing it a bit!

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Asian Summer Salad
4 cups: Romaine Lettuce torn into bite sized pieces
2  cups: Baby Spinach
2 cups diced, cooked chicken
1/4 cup shredded or matchstick carrots
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup thinly sliced fresh (uncooked) yellow squash
1/2  cup cooked and cooled edamame
1/4 cup cashew nuts or peanuts chopped
1/4 cup uncooked crunchy ramen noodles

Mix together lettuce and spinach. add in carrots, mushrooms and squash.
Top with chicken, edamame, nuts and finally the crunchy ramen noodles.
Serve with Garlic Ginger Sesame Dressing (see recipe below)

Garlic Ginger Sesame Dressing Recipe


  • 1/3 c. rice vinegar
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbs sesame seeds
  • 1 Tblspn. brown sugar
  • 1 Tblspn fresh ginger,peeled and  shredded through a zester
  • 1 large garlic clove, shredded through a zester

Combine entire ingredient list and whisk until smooth.
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