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Flatbread Pizza With Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese & Arugula

Roasted Beet, Goat Cheese & Arugula Flatbread Pizza is a hearty and earthy appetizer or meal with a gourmet twist.

flatbread pizza

Happy Friday Friends!!!

Our weekends can get pretty busy with hockey practice, hockey games, birthday parties, etc, etc. But, we so look forward to the weekend and totally embrace the chaos. There’s not always enough time to cook healthy home cooked meals so I do what I can to try and come up with short cuts here and there.

This one is a beauty….. Naan Bread! It’s still fairly new to me but it is a traditional East Indian bread that is very much like a flat bread. I find it in my grocery store bakery section and I stock up on it. You can make all sorts of quick meals with it. One of my personal favourites is flatbread pizza. The kids love it with bbq sauce and cheddar cheese (This is one of my faves too). But for the adults I came up with this gourmet pizza with roasted beets, goat cheese, arugula, and a balsamic glaze.

 This is so delicious you guys. Especially if you like beets, you have to try this. It looks so fancy and delicious. You’ll look like a pro!

If you have any great flatbread pizza ideas, leave it in the comment section below. I’d love to hear them.

Now I’m off to the Halloween store to buy a few accessories for the kids’ costumes. Can’t wait to reveal their costumes.

Have a great weekend friends!

flatbread pizza

Slice the beets on the thin setting on a mandolin and toss them in some olive oil, salt and pepper.

flatbread pizza

flatbread pizza

flatbread pizza

flatbread pizza

Roasted Beet, Goat Cheese, & Arugula Flatbread
  1. 2 pieces of naan bread
  2. 1 beet peeled and sliced thinly
  3. 3 tbsp olive oil
  4. 2 tbsp goat cheese
  5. 1 cup of arugula
  6. balsamic glaze (store bought) for drizzling
  1. Set oven to 450 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss sliced beets in 1 tbsp of olive oil and season light with salt and pepper.
  3. Arrange beets on baking sheet and place in oven for approx. 10 minutes (check often, cooking time will vary depending on how thick the beets were sliced)
  4. Prepare another baking sheet with parchment paper and place your naan bread on it.
  5. Drizzle the bread with olive oil and spread out with a spoon.
  6. Arrange roasted beets on the bread, crumble goat cheese allover the top and place back in the oven for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, top with arugula then drizzle the balsamic glaze over top.
  8. Enjoy!
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Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Lasagna is a rich and delicious twist on your classic tomato based lasagna. Alfredo Lovers behold!



I am all about casserole type dishes. You put them together, throw them in the oven and you’ve got dinner made. These are especially handy for our super busy nights when we are running from rink to rink (like tonight). I love it because we can just reheat the meal and it tastes just as good as when you first took it out of the oven (sometimes even better).

Now, my kids are all about Alfredo sauce. Whenever we go to the Olive Garden all pasta dishes must have Alfredo sauce on them. So I came up with this recipe for Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Lasagna. I had originally planned on making just Chicken Alfredo Lasagna but I wanted to sneak some veggies in there. It worked out great. The kids devoured it and we still have some left over for lunch today. Bonus!

I made this around lunch time and then just set it aside until after we got home from hockey. It was awesome to come home to a delicious home cooked meal. 

So, if you’re looking for a yummy recipe to make ahead, this one is perfect.

(I took a lot of pictures this time…just skip to the bottom for the recipe)

Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

Bake the chicken with a dash of olive oil in a 425 degree F oven for 20 minutes and let sit for 10 minutes for tender and juicy chicken. Flip after 10 minutes.


I love the smell of fresh garlic and butter cooking



Pour your Alfredo sauce allover the chicken and shred away.




Finely chop up your broccoli so the layers fit together nicely.




Lots of cheese = extra cheesy




Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Lasagna
  1. 4 chicken breasts
  2. Alfredo sauce (see recipe below or you can use store bought jars)
  3. 1 box of lasagna noodles
  4. 500 g cooked broccoli finely chopped
  5. 4 cups shredded mozzarella
  6. 1 tbsp dried parsley for garnish
  7. For the Alfredo Sauce >>
  8. 1/4 salted butter
  9. 1 cup heavy cream
  10. 2 cloves of garlic
  11. 1 1/2 shredded parmesan cheese
  12. 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  13. 4 oz cream cheese
  14. salt & pepper to taste
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Cook chicken breasts for 20 minutes flipping after 10 minutes. Turn off oven and leave breasts in oven for 10 more minutes. Remove and cover with foil.
  2. For the Alfredo sauce, in a medium saucepan melt butter and add garlic. Cook on low until butter is melted. Whisk in heavy cream and milk. Turn up heat to med-high and add cheese, whisk until completely melted. (sauce may seem a bit thin but it will thicken as it cools and as the chicken is added). Add salt and pepper to taste to the sauce.
  3. Pour Alfredo over the chicken and shred.
  4. In a 9 x 13 baking dish spread a thin layer of chicken mixture.
  5. Then layer the noodles followed by another layer of chicken mixture.
  6. Place broccoli over the chicken and add cheese.
  7. Then noodles, chicken, broccoli, cheese.
  8. End with noodles sprinkled with cheese and parsley.
  9. Spray a sheet of tin foil with cooking spray. Cover dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hr.
  1. You can use store bought Alfredo sauce too.
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Classic Meatballs

This Classic Meatballs recipe is tender and juicy and can be used for all sorts of meatball dishes from spaghetti & meatballs to sweet & sour meatballs to meatballs & gravy. Make a whole bunch and freeze them for a quick dinner.

Classic Meatballs

Howdy Friends! I can’t believe it’s already the middle of August! For us that means we will be going on our last hockey tournament of the summer. I am so excited because that also means I get to hit up some of my favourite stores in Minneapolis. Being from a smaller city there are a lot of stores that I don’t get to visit too often. Like Ikea, Macy’s, Sam’s Club… the list could go on forever. Even though the shopping won’t be for me so much because my oldest boy is growing like a weed and needs new clothes again. But I still get excited to shop for them. Hey, shopping is shopping! right ladies?

My Classic Meatballs recipe is the one I have been using for years for all kinds of dishes that have meatballs in it. If you can make a few batches of these and freeze them, thats a bonus because they sure are handy dandy to have during those crazy evenings running to practices and lessons.

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Sometimes I sneak in a certain vegetable because certain kids won’t eat them if they see this certain veggie in there. I do this by throwing it in the blender with the milk and eggs.

Meatball Recipe

You can also mix up the ground meat and use pork, veal, or turkey. There’s many combinations. I prefer just all beef meatballs, but beef/pork are popular also.

Meatballs Recipe


Hope you love my Classic Meatballs!!

Classic Meatballs
  1. 2 lbs lean ground beef
  2. 1 cup bread crumbs
  3. 1 tsp garlic powder
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1/4 cup milk
  6. 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  7. 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  8. 1/4 tsp pepper
  9. 1 1/2 tsp salt
  10. 1 small onion finely diced
  11. 2 tbsp fresh chopped oregano (or 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning)
  12. optional 1/4 parmesan cheese
  13. 1 tbsp olive oil
  1. In a small bowl add the bread crumbs and milk (let soak 5 minutes)
  2. In a large mixing bowl add beef, garlic powder, eggs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, ground mustard, pepper, salt, pepper, onion, oregano, and parmesan cheese.
  3. Pour in bread crumb and milk mixture
  4. Mix by hand until all ingredients are combined
  5. Roll meat into balls about 1"- 1.5" wide
  6. Add olive oil to pan and heat to med/high heat, add meatballs and cook for approx 10 minutes until cooked through
  7. Set meatballs aside or add them to whatever sauce you are using
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Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is a classic comfort food. It’s perfect for any day and it is awesome served as leftovers too, so make plenty to cut out some meal prepping time.
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As many of you know I have four boys. And three of them play hockey, with the fourth one starting in September. We spend a heck of a lot of time at the ice rinks. I mean it’s actually a crazy amount of time. I should really keep track of it this year so I know just how many hours were spent there. Needless to say, during hockey season we are always on the go. Sometimes to multiple rinks in a single day. But that’s ok, because that’s what we do as a family. The kids have so much fun heading to hockey and seeing their buddies there. And, I love seeing my fellow hockey moms there. It’s like going out for coffee with a bunch of friends but you just bring your coffee to the rink. 

As a family on the go it’s important that I have dinner figured out ahead of time. I’ll be honest, that doesn’t always happen. But I’m going to try and do better at it this year so we don’t eat so much pizza.

This Shepherd’s Pie Recipe is a delicious hearty meal that I can prepare ahead of time. I’ll be making this about a hundred times this season (ok maybe not a hundred but you get the picture).

p.s It will make your house smell so cozy and yummy….I love that.

Shepherd's Pie
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Look at those yummy veggies mixed in with the gravy….so good.

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Shepherd's Pie
  1. 1 small onion
  2. 1 tbsp butter
  3. 1 lb ground beef
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1/8 tsp pepper
  6. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  7. 1/8 tsp thyme
  8. 5 tbsp flour
  9. 3 cups beef broth
  10. 3 carrots peeled and shredded
  11. 2 cups frozen or canned peas
  12. 2 cups frozen or canned corn
  13. 7 medium potatoes peeled, boiled and mashed
  14. 1/2 tsp paprika
  1. Saute onion with butter for 5 minutes
  2. Add ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme. Cook until browned
  3. Add flour and mix into beef. Cook for 1 minute
  4. Pour in broth, mix and cook until gravy forms
  5. In a 9 x 13 baking dish place ground beef mixture on bottom. Now in layers sprinkle carrot on top, then peas, then corn.
  6. Top with hot mashed potatoes and spread over the entire pan. Being careful to not disturb the layers.
  7. Sprinkle top with paprika
  8. Cover with tin foil and bake in 350 degree F oven for 1 hour
  1. If using canned veggies, drain first before adding to dish.
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