Quick and Healthy Veggie Pita Pizza in the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer

Sometimes you need a quick and easy meal. Pizza is my favorite food, so I made a fast vegetable pita pizza in my air fryer. It is done in minutes, has a lot of flavor due to the vegetables, sauce, and cheese, and is healthy compared to regular pizza.

Veggie pita pizza


-Joseph’s pita bread

-Pizza Sauce, however much you like, I used Don Peppino’s pizza sauce

-Mozzarella cheese, I used deli sliced thin mozzarella

-10 – 12 leaves of Fresh baby spinach, I use prewashed, torn into pieces

-Provolone cheese, sliced thin

– 2 Fresh Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced thin

-Green peppers, sliced thin

– Kalamata Olives, pitted and sliced

-Locatelli Romano Cheese


Toast plain pita bread in air fryer mode for 3 minutes. Then top the pita bread with the thin sliced mozzarella cheese. Next, top with pizza sauce. Then add a layer of the thin sliced provolone cheese.

Next, top with the fresh torn spinach. Then the sliced mushrooms and the sliced green pepper. Add the Kalamata olives. Top with grated Locatelli Romano cheese.

Cook the pita pizza in the air fryer mode for 4 minutes at 425°. Then cook at 365° for at least 5 more minutes or until your vegetables are tender to your preference.


Healthy and Yummy Mediterranean Inspired Salad Bowl

I love Greek salads as well as Mediterranean flavors, so I decided to whip up a Mediterranean inspired salad bowl. This was fresh and delicious! I will be making it again, it was very filling and loaded with flavor, especially with a squeeze of lemon on top.

Watch me make this salad on YouTube!
Healthy and Yummy Mediterranean Inspired Salad Bowl

Salad Ingredients:

-Baby spinach as salad base (or your favorite salad greens)

-Grape tomatoes, halved

-Red onion, thinly sliced

-English cucumber, sliced into half moons

-Roasted red peppers, cut into thin strips

-Giardiniera pickled vegetables

-Kalamata olives

-Feta cheese, sliced

-Cava Traditional Hummus, scooped

-Cava Red Pepper Hummus, scooped

-Crispy Falafel (made in air fryer, sprinkled with parsley)

-Lemon wedges

-Seeds of Change Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic

-Parsley, chopped

Salad Dressing ingredients:

-Greek seasoning

-Garlic paste

-Crumbled feta cheese

-Grey Poupon Mustard

-Chopped parsley

-Olive oil

-Red Wine Vinegar

-Salt, to taste

-Pepper, if desired

The Salad Dressing
Such pretty colors!

Please let me know in the comments if you make this recipe.


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The Best Homemade Brie Cheese and Bread Flower Appetizer

This scrumptious appetizer will please cheese lovers of all ages. Featuring buttery, velvety Double Crème Brie cheese surrounded by pillowy tear-apart rolls that are topped with butter, sesame, everything bagel seasonings, Romano cheese, and garlic and herbs. Dip the warm rolls into the gooey, silky, smooth melted cheese center for a delicious and memorable start to any celebration.

Hi everyone! I saw something like this for sale on Gourmet Holiday on QVC, and I decided I wanted to recreate it at home instead to save some money. This was under ten dollars to make and it was quite a yummy treat.

I used Rhodes frozen rolls, melted butter, and Double Crème Brie cheese (On QVC they used Camembert cheese). For the roll toppings, I chose to use: sesame seeds, everything bagel seasonings, Locatelli Romano cheese, and garlic and herbs. Then I garnished with fresh chopped parsley.

Baked at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Sprayed with a little olive oil spray and then put it under the broiler for a bit to brown the top a little more. Don’t leave your bread under the broiler. Please watch it closely, it can go from brown to burnt rather quickly.

Delicious Grilled Cheese in Two Minutes!

I purchased the Nostalgia My Mini Sandwich Maker from Walmart for $8.97. I used to have one of these when I was a child, so Nostalgic it is!

Delicious grilled cheese in just two minutes!

I can’t believe how fast the grilled cheese cooked up. It only takes two minutes! It was quite crisp and the cheese was Ooey gooey, with a great cheese pull.

My Mini: Sandwich Maker

I used fresh white bread, a good butter, and a sharp cheddar cheese for the grilled cheese sandwiches, they had great crunch and were yummy.

It got two thumbs up from all my kids, they loved them. I can’t wait to try other various fillings and different breads in this sandwich maker.

Homemade Skinny Vanilla Latte with Whipped Cream

Starbucks has raised their prices THREE times since October 2021. I need to come up with a more adorable option. Here I am making my usual Starbucks drink order at home, a skinny vanilla latte with whipped cream, using my Keurig latte maker. Hopefully this will help me save some money!

Latte ingredients, including milk frother.

See how I make my money saving latte on YouTube

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The Best Simmer All Day Summer Tomato Sauce

I was out of my favorite sauce to make Baked Ziti on Sunday, so I made my own. I used various types of canned tomatoes to make a delicious sauce! I will be doing this again because the sauce turned out even better than I expected. I let it simmer on low heat most of the day while I worked on house things, it turned out fabulous!

Yum! Sauce simmering away.


4 tablespoons good olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, diced

6-8 shallots, diced

4 garlic cloves, crushed

1 cup diced carrots (I used frozen coin carrots that I had in the freezer)

1 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes

2 14.5 ounce cans of diced tomatoes (one had olive oil, garlic, and basil flavors in it)

1 14.5 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes

2 cartons of tomato puree

1 can of tomato paste

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning (or use fresh basil, if you have it!)

2 tablespoons sugar (optional)

2-3 tablespoons of salted butter to finish sauce, optional


Heat olive oil at medium high heat in a stock pot. sauté onion, shallots, and carrots, until soft, but not brown. Add in crushed garlic.

Next, add in all canned tomatoes. Then, add in your salt, pepper, and Italian seasonings, and add in the sugar, if you choose to use sugar.

Cook until sauce is bubbling, then turn down heat to simmer. Once sauce is simmering, use an immersion blender to blend your sauce to the consistency you prefer. Then add in your butter to finish the sauce. The butter gives the sauce a flavorful, rich, smooth and velvety finish.

I simmered my sauce on low for most of the day while I did house chores. Then, I made some homemade baked ziti with it. It would be perfect for any pasta, chicken parmesan, pizza, whatever you would like to use it for! You could even morph it into some yummy tomato soup.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Leave a comment letting me know what you put in your favorite homemade tomato sauce.

Until next time,

Carla XOXO

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits from the Freezer Section: A Review


I was super excited to find Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits in the freezer section at my local Walmart. Let’s face it, the Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Red Lobster are the best!

It’s the combination of cheddar, garlic, butter, and that fluffy biscuit, that makes them irresistible.

I did the self check out at my Walmart and was surprised when the Walmart employee commented how she had never seen the frozen version before. She said that she would have to try them as well. Because after all, who doesn’t love Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits?

Watch to see how they turn out.

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Cheesy Pizza Dip


This cheesy pizza dip is a family favorite! Top it with your favorite pizza toppings. This is perfect for the big game or for tail gating.


1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened

2 Tablespoons Locatelli Romano Cheese, plus more for topping

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 cup of pizza sauce, or as much as you like

Shredded Mozzarella cheese, I used 8 ounces

Shredded yellow cheddar cheese, I sprinkled on top for color


Mix together cream cheese, Locatelli Romano cheese, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Spread cream cheese mixture into a baking pan, pie plate, or a cast iron skillet. Spread pizza sauce on top of the cream cheese mixture. Use as much pizza sauce as you would like. Top the pizza sauce with the shredded mozzarella cheese. Next, sprinkle on the yellow shredded cheddar cheese. I dot the top with more pizza sauce for color. Top with more Locatelli cheese, Italian seasoning, and any of your preferred pizza toppings, such as pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, or vegetables. My pizza dip is plain because my kids prefer plain pizza.

Bake the dip in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until bubbling and slightly brown on top. Serve with baguette, crostini, crackers, pita, naan bread, or your favorite raw vegetables for dipping.

Watch me prepare Cheesy Pizza Dip.


Kouign Amann Pastry from KRMA Foods: My Review

I purchased the Large Kouign Amann pastries by KRMA foods from QVC and wanted to share my thoughts on the pastries.

Kouign Amann paired with jam and whipped cream.

These croissant like pastries have many buttery layers and have a slightly sweet dough. They are round cakes and have a sugar that caramelizes on top when you reheat them.

They come in the mail already baked at room temperature, sealed in a packages of three pastries, for a total count of 18.

There were three flavors to choose from. Original, chocolate hazelnut, and Apple. You could get a combination of all three flavors. I chose the original flavor, I thought it would be the most versatile to serve. When I purchased them, they were a QVC’s “One Time Only” price of $47.00, shipping included.

I used my air fryer to bake them for eight minutes at 320°. You must let them sit for a couple minutes before eating, because the caramelized sugar on the top of the pastries can be scalding hot. I served mine with some Grandma’s Jam House Home Style Jam, Holiday Jam flavor, and some whipped cream (Cabot’s Brand, my favorite!) Everyone in my family loved them. They are quite delicious. I enjoyed them plain as is, however, the jam and whipped cream served with them were pretty delicious as well.

Kouign Amann takes 8 minutes in the air fryer.

They would be awesome served with fresh berries and whipped cream. I really enjoyed these and would recommend them. The “One Time Only” price I bought them at priced them at $2.61 per pastry, which I feel is a reasonable price.

They are wonderful as an afternoon snack with a cup of tea or coffee. I really enjoyed them. If I can score another QVC’s “One Time Only” price, I will be ordering them again.

Watch my review of the Kouign Amann pastry from QVC on YouTube: