If you are looking to escape real life by diving head first into dessert, this Grain Free Loaded Dessert Pizza is the answer.
Y’all, my patience is running low. I don’t want to focus on all the cacadoody bs but I’m being honest. People and their whataboutism and their public interest in arguing for the sake of expelling their anger are getting old. I’m all for opinions, for convictions, for civil discord, and for being heard.
But lately, people come into my space, just to argue. They come just to make some grand gestures, wave their arms, call me names, and then “LOL” when they run out of ridiculous things to say. I’m over it. I have some pretty strong opinions but I do not start online arguments. I do not go into others’ space and stir up trouble. I am never so desperate to use my own voice that I invade social media accounts in order to hear it.
So I’ve been escaping back into creating recipes. Because sometimes I just cannot handle how gross people are. And I say that while also feeling immense gratitude for those of you who are still caring deeply for others and are capable of showing compassion. And honestly, this isn’t even about covid or black lives or immigrants. Things that are turned political, never had to be. Caring for others doesn’t need a political party attached to it.
As I tuned into our school board meeting today, it was clear… people are angry. They want to yell at someone, anyone who will listen. Some are so angry in fact that they had to basically be escorted out because they could not contain themselves enough to end their speaking segment.
So what’s the solution? In my opinion, people have to be willing to really exchange ideas with people with whom they do not agree. It rarely happens anymore. People have an agenda and once that is etched into their minds, that’s it. Few are willing to learn new information if it is outside what they’ve already decided to be true.
I don’t have an answer here, but I have an idea. Maybe let’s not engage in conversation we know will be conflicting unless 1. we go into it with the right intentions, 2. we make a commitment to be civil and reasonable, 3. we remain open to actually learning new information, even if it doesn’t fit our current opinion set, and 4. we do not enter into someone else’s space to provoke negativity.
Yes, this is a recipe for dessert pizza, and it’s also my blog, my space, my place to put my thoughts out loud. And after a 5 hour school board meeting today (that I tuned into), I’m filled with lots of thoughts on how to best protect my babes. So here’s to good decisions and dessert. Enjoy!Print
Grain Free Loaded Dessert Pizza
For the Crust
- 1 bag Legit Bread Company Pizza Crust + Pretzel Mix
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 packets yeast
- 3 tablespoons olive or avocado oil
For the “sauce”
- 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese (dairy or vegan)
- 1/4 cup butter (dairy or vegan)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Toppings:
- 4 gluten free sandwich cookies
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or more)
- 1 cup mini marshmallows (or more)
- Caramel, chocolate, or almond butter drizzle if desired
- Follow instructions on the pizza crust packaging
- Spread the crust on a pizza pan and bake at 415 for 10 minutes
- While it’s par-baking, combine the cream cheese, maple, butter, and vanilla – blend until creamy
- Remove the crust, spread the “sauce,” and sprinkle your toppings. Feel free to add more. That’s your right. I forget which amendment pertains to toppings.
- Bake again for 10-12 minutes, remove, slice and serve warm. Put ice cream on top if you want, that’s another constitutional freedom