Monday, October 20, 2014

Mushroom, Gruyère and Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Want to add some serious flavor to your flatbread? Try this mouth watering recipe developed by 
Serves 2-3
Mushroom, Gruyère and Caramelized Onion Flatbread
Mushroom, Gruyère and Caramelized Onion Flatbread

1/2 small yellow onion, diced
1 tablespoon plus 3 teaspoons STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 pound fresh pizza dough
2 cloves garlic, minced Salt and pepper
1 cup fresh grated Gruyère cheese
1 2.6 ounce jar Cara Mia Marinated Mushrooms, sliced
Fresh or dried rosemary or thyme (for garnish; optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. Heat 3 teaspoons of the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, stir to coat in the oil, and cook until the onions start to brown. Add a splash of water to the pan if the onions are sticking to deglaze the pan.
  3. Continue cooking until caramelized, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Sprinkle some flour on the counter or flat surface. Roll the pizza dough out with a rolling pin until it is about 1/3-inch thick. 
  5. Transfer the dough to the baking sheet. Brush the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the dough along with the minced garlic and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Spread the Gruyère cheese evenly over the top of the dough then sprinkle on the sliced mushrooms and caramelized onions. 
  6. Place the baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven. Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes or until the dough is golden. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cheddar Jalapeño Pretzels

Cheddar Jalapeño Pretzels
Cheddar Jalapeño Pretzels
Try this recipe for a delicious snack that adds a little extra kick to your every day pretzel. You can even customize it to your preferred level of spiciness! Thanks to for this tasty treat.
Prep Time: 5 mins  Cook Time: 60 mins  Total: 1 hour 5 mins  Servings: 8 

  • 4 cups pretzels
  • 2 rounded Tbsp cheddar cheese powder (popcorn seasoning will work too)
  • ½ tsp Jalapeño Powder


Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon liner. In a bowl toss pretzels and STAR Butter Flavored Olive Oil to coat. Sprinkle cheddar cheese powder and jalapeño powder over the pretzels, and mix until well coated. Spread on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove and let cool completely. Let sit for at least 4 hours before serving, best served the next day. Store in an air tight container for up to one week. Note – ½ tsp of jalapeño powder gives a small amount of heat, add more if you like it spicy.
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Gooey Monster Cookies

We adapted this recipe from Lil' Luna's and switched out butter for our STAR Butter Flavored Olive Oil. Theses cookies are so chewy and delicious and so much fun!  When baking with olive oil make sure you use our conversion cart.
Gooey Monster Cookies

  • 1 Yellow Cake Mix Box
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tsp STAR Butter Flavored Olive Oil 
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 8 oz. bar cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg
  • green food coloring
  • granulated sugar
  • candy eyeballs


1. Beat STAR Butter Flavored Olive Oil, vanilla, egg and cream cheese until fluffy.

2. Mix in cake mix. Add green food coloring until it's the color you want. Chill for 30 minutes.

3. Roll into balls in a bowl of  sugar. Place on a prepared cookie sheet.
Gooey Monster Cookies

4. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

5. While warm push eye balls into the center or all over the cookie.

6. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

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