DDD Review #5 – Tutta’s Pizza, Dallas TX

DDD Review #5 Tutta’s Pizza  8/11/18

So this rainy Saturday Hubby and I decided to try out another DDD restaurant. He decided on Pizza and we journeyed down I35E.  Located in what appears to be an old warehouse or something in West End it has kept the feel and uniqueness and added everything needed to make it a cool hang out. We ordered a large Durty Dough Pizza. If you are looking for cheap pizza, this is not the place. But oh my! If you are looking for something unique and delicious you really need to try Tutta’s. Smoked pulled pork, chicken, brisket and bacon, chopped serrano peppers, mozzarella and Tutta’s special BBQ sauce. Delicious! It’s a thin doughy crust. My first bite I get a taste of perfectly smoked meat, mozzarella, bacon and little of that serrano. It’s not spicy hot, just good.  Then you notice the mozzarella and the light sauce. Hubby says, “You know what I like about the sauce? It’s not overwhelming so you can still taste all the fun stuff.”  Mmmmmm…and it was LARGE. We brought some home. Bet it doesn’t make it til tomorrow.  🙂

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Yellow Birdfeeder

I’m not positive I’ll be able to keep hanging it this way as it is tilting a little.  I may have to get more chain and create a “basket” for it to sit in (2 longer pieces of chain that will make an X underneath and come up to the top and gather in a carabiner).  But it’s pretty cute.

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TASTY!  I love subbing butternut squash for higher carb veggies like potatoes.

Butternut squash chili cheese fries
 1  medium butternut squash (about 2 pounds — large enough to yield 20 ounces uncooked flesh)
1 cup low-fat veggie or turkey chili
1/2 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
1/8 tsp. kosher (or regular) salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
Optional Toppings: fat-free sour cream, chopped scallions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Poke a couple holes in the squash with a knife and put in the microwave for 3 minutes or so.  After it’s cool, use a sharp knife to remove the ends of the squash. Cut squash in half widthwise (making it easier to manage) and then peel squash halves using a vegetable peeler or a knife. Cut squash in half lengthwise, and then scoop out all the seeds. Next, cut squash into french fry shapes (for best results, try to keep them even in size). Using a paper towel, pat squash pieces firmly to absorb any excess moisture. Place squash in a bowl, add a light mist of nonstick spray, and sprinkle with salt and cayenne pepper. Toss squash to evenly distribute salt and pepper, and then transfer to a large baking pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Use 2 pans if needed. Squash pieces should lie flat in the pan. Place pan(s) in the oven and bake for 40 minutes or so (longer for thick-cut fries, shorter for skinnier fries), flipping halfway through baking. Fries are done when they are starting to brown on the edges and get crispy. Leaving the oven on, transfer fries to a large oven-safe plate. Prepare the chili as directed on the package, and then pour it over the fries. Sprinkle with cheese, and place the plate in the oven for 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Carefully remove from the oven and, if you like, top with sour cream and scallions. Makes 2 enormous and amazingly delicious servings.

Shrimp Pepper Pasta

tasty!

Shrimp Pepper Pasta

6 oz spaghetti

Cooking spray

4 small sweet peppers, thinly sliced

½ jar sliced banana peppers

1 jar cherry peppers, sliced

½ c. diced onion

Garlic, to taste

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper

¼ c. chicken broth or water

4-5 diced Roma tomatoes

15 oz tomato sauce

1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined

4 basil leaves, torn

1/3 c. parmesan cheese (or asiago)

 

Bring medium pot of water to a boil and add spaghetti.  Meanwhile, spray large skillet with cooking spray and heat on med hi. Add peppers, onion, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. Cook about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth, tomato sauce, and shrimp. Add basil leaves and cheese; fold in cooked spaghetti. Serve in bowls and top with additional basil leaves and cheese.

Yield: 3 servings.

shrimp and sausage skillet

A super easy and quick dish.

Shrimp and Sausage Skillet
1 lb of medium or large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
6 oz turkey smoked sausage, chopped
½ lb little yellow potatoes or new red, chopped
3/4 cup diced red bell pepper
3/4 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 of a medium yellow onion, diced
1/4 cup chicken stock
1 zucchini, chopped
1 summer squash, chopped
Dash garlic powder
Salt & pepper to taste
Pinch of red pepper flakes
2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning

Spray large skillet with cooking spray. Season shrimp with Old Bay Seasoning. Cook onion until translucent; add potatoes. Use chicken stock as needed to keep vegetables moist while cooking. When potatoes are almost done add bell peppers to skillet. Add sausage, zucchini and summer squash to the skillet, cook another 2 minutes. Cook shrimp; add garlic powder, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and more Old Bay if desired.
Yield: 4 servings.