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Salutations Readers!

Kalamazoo has good food.
Great food, in fact. We have made it our mission to check out all the local eateries one at a time - and more for our own poor memories than any other reason, we'll be chronicling our adventures in food here. And some places float our boats way more than others, which is why we have developed the very scientific
five golden forks rating scale. Ok. It is not scientific at all. It is actually quite unscientific. But, it is something. And now, you can search all of our reviews by the forks rating. YAY!

But, wait! There's more!
Kalamazoo Foodies no longer just eat at restaurants then review them. There are recipes posted, some easy, some less easy, all delicious. There are, or will be, book reviews, the new
Foodie Movie Review-y which will focus on movies about food or ones that have a lot of beautiful food in them. There are other food musings, and hopefully soon contests and so much more. But, Foodie Friends, it is all about food. Because we love it!
And, we want to hear from you!

We want to hear your comments on our recipes and reviews. We want to know where you love to eat. And, we are looking for GUEST bloggers to broaden our horizons a bit. And, if you haven't found us on Facebook, you should do that too. Like our page for other fun Foodies stuff like photos, polls, and more.

SO KALAMAZOO PATRONS - where do YOU love to eat? Because we'd love to check it out and share our thoughts here. Give us a comment below, and quickly! Our tummies are grumbling in anticipation.

A Note from the Foodies about our typical fair:
So, you may notice as you read our blog that we often order the same thing wherever we go. OK, maybe not quite, but we do often order similar things. Kristin has her caprese salads and mushroom dishes. Kate has her baked goat cheese and things with tofu. Well, readers, we wanted to let you know that this is absolutely intentional. A) We love those things, so why not order what you love? And, B) It is a lot easier to compare apples to apples than it is to compare apples to comquats. So, we like to order similar things to have a good sense of how to compare them. Just wanted to let you in on that little secret. Bon appetit!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Foodies at Home: Pesto Chicken Pizza

1 pizza crust (in whatever form you want. We used a store bought crust this time.)
1 bag of grilled chicken pieces (found in the deli section)
1 can Classico Basil Pesto
1 package of goat cheese (we used an herbed variety and it was YUMMY!)
Olive oil

How to prepare it:
1) Brush olive oil on the pizza crust. Give it a good coating.
2) Cover the crust with the pesto. We used about 3/4th of the jar.
3) Place the chicken pieces randomly around the pizza.
4) Drop the goat cheese onto the pizza avoiding the chicken pieces. It can be clumpy.
5) Bake according the the crust package or recipe, but keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't overcook.
6) Remove from the oven.
7) Let cool a bit.

We had some friends in from out of town and thought we would cook them a meal since we were too poor to go out to eat. So, we racked our brains for something fun, tasty, and not too expensive to make that would please a crowd of differing tastes. So, we opted to make a few pizzas at home. This one, was, BY FAR, the most delicious of the bunch. The flavors all came together really well, it was super easy, and it was fairly inexpensive to make. Plus, it was almost like eating something gourmet with the herbed goat cheese. So good. We will definitely make this again!

And, you can use any pesto that you want. We just like the Classico one because it is pretty cheap (usually around $2.99) and is actually very good.


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