Sunday, December 6, 2015

Breakfast Pita Pizza #Recipe and Book #Giveaway #LauraChilds

Today MLK is delighted to to welcome back New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs, author of the Cackleberry Club Mysteries, Tea Shop Mysteries, and Scrapbooking Mysteries. She has a wonderful breakfast solution!

LAURA CHILDS: Breakfast is a trying time in my home. I seem to constantly revert to omelets, scrambled eggs, or sausage and eggs.  Enough already, right? So I finally decided to take a page from Scorched Eggs, my latest Cackleberry Club Mystery, and whip up a breakfast pita pizza. Well, it turned out to be a major hit. My husband, Dr. Bob, loved it and my two Chinese Shar-Pei woofed it down when I offered it to them.

My basic recipe is very simple: You start with pita bread. I like Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Pita because it’s very low carb and only 60 calories. Then I top it with a scoop of prepared tomato sauce. I use Bertolli and sometimes Mario Batalli. Once the tomato sauce is spread over the pita, it’s time to get creative. In the photo you see here, I used slices of ham, black olives, and red pepper. But you can toss on pretty much anything you have in your refrigerator – sliced sausage or chicken, onions, green pepper, mushrooms, whatever your like. Then sprinkle on some low-fat mozzarella cheese and pop that baby in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. 

While your breakfast pita is baking, fry an egg. As soon as your pita pizza comes out of the oven, slide that egg on top and your pita pizza is ready to serve for breakfast.

The other neat thing you can so is top your pita with fruit and cheese (minus the tomato sauce). For example, use thin slices of juicy pear and then top your pear with brie cheese (instead of mozzarella). Bake that combo for about 8 minutes and you have something delicious and totally different for breakfast!

Leave a comment on this blog post this week and you are entered to win a signed copy of Scorched Eggs.

Quick Synopsis of my new Cackleberry Club Mystery, Scorched Eggs.

In this cozy-thriller Suzanne, Toni, and Petra preside over the Cackleberry Club café in the small town of Kindred. But when a fire engulfs the downtown area, the ladies go on high alert - a friend has been killed and all signs point to arson! Could it be a vengeful husband, ex-fireman, or expert in explosives? The ladies try to track down the killer while they deal with a vintage wedding, county fair, tea parties, and a dinner theatre.  Scorched Eggs delivers a gripping mystery that includes recipes for Sour Cream Coffee Cake, Cheese Popovers, and Scorched Eggs.

Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries.

Little Girl Lost, the first in her new hard-edged thriller series written under the name Gerry Schmitt, will be out in June!

Learn more at www.laurachilds.com or buy the books wherever books are sold!

74 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I will be trying this soon! Thanks for the giveaway!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  2. Such a fun, delicious recipe; and the book sounds fantastic! EMS591@aol.com

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  3. Thank you for the recipe, and for the chance to win.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. What a unique way to fix eggs. I'm fixing this for breakfast today! dbahn@iw.net

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  5. I'm definately trying the recipe , and would love to read the book too! kathambre@yahoo.com

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  6. Interesting breakfast idea.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  7. Looks yummy and thanks for the chance!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  8. My youngest will be home for Christmas from AIT (Advanced Individualized Training - he enlisted to be an Army Medic) and I'm looking for new things to try for breakfast, especially since in the last six months he's gone from being the junk food king to Mr. Healthy eating. This looks wonderful.

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  9. I'll be trying the pita pizzas - they sound good! Thank you for this opportunity.
    Good luck with the release of your new book. I enjoy all three series and will be looking for this one soon. dm_richards(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Pat (patdupuy@yahoo.com)December 6, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    This looks fast and easy. I'll have to give it a try!

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  11. Fresh pita, flatbread and Naan are pretty much staples in our home since my family is Sefardi. I'll add this idea to the breakfast menu and see how it flies.

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  12. That looks yummy! Thanks for sharing. breannaherron@icloud.com

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  13. I put scrambled eggs, cheese and green sauce in a tortilla for breakfast all of the time. It's a quick and easy breakfast burrito. You can add meat or beans for extra protein, too. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  14. I love Laura Childs' books and this looks like a good one. jchizmar01@windstream.net

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  15. Sounds like a great read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. I am so glad you shared. I did not realize this book was out. It's my favorite series of yours. Y sister loves the tea shop best. suefoster109@netzero.net

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  17. The recipe looks really yummy! Love new recipes for breakfast. Would love to read!!
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  18. Thanks for sharing. Would love to win!
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  19. I think that I'll be trying this recipe very soon. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  20. Oh my goodness! I also make pizza using Joseph's pitas! I love to make wraps with their tortillas too. Yum! njcar22@aol.com

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  21. Great idea. Wonder what the cats would think?

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  22. Depends upon what you put on top, but it looks like it could be a breakfast, lunch, or tea pizza. ;)
    pmettert@yahoo.com

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  23. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Can't wait to read the new book.
    diannekc8@gmail.com

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  24. Enjoyed your post. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of your book. elainehroberson@gmail.com

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  25. Great idea. You could also use salsa in place of the sauce.l
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  26. I love Laura's Tea Shop Mystery series. I am very interested in venturing out to her Cackleberry Club series! I love the recipe...yum! Is it breakfast time yet? kat8762@aol.com

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  27. What a great and inventive pita pizza recipe! And it looks delicious, also! rebarger@bellsouth.net

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  28. Fruit pizza with sugar cookie dough is another breakfast choice! rhondajgothier@yahoo.com

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  29. Will need to give this a try. pwish171@gmail.com

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  30. Great recipe, can't wait to try it!!! I read all Laura's series and love them all!!!
    yellowwyytch@yahoo.com

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  31. Yum! Thanks for the giveaway, I've read most of your books!

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  32. Thank you for the recipe and the chance to win. Love your books.
    angelbear19662000@yahoo.com

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  33. This recipe looks delicious and the book sounds like it's a lot of fun too. Thanks so much for the chance to win. rencw@verizon.net

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  34. I love all of Laura's books, can't wait to read this one. Rachel Lepree rlepree(at)musfiber(dot)com

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  35. This dish sounds great. Can't wait to read to read your next book. b5sycop(at)nefcom(dot)net
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  36. Sounds great! I think I'll try it this week. I'm dying for the next book to come out! Hsim3691@gmail.com

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  37. You had me until the fried egg, cousin! (Just can't eat 'em; no idea why) Welcome back to the Kitchen, and congratulations on the new release!

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  38. Thank you for the tip off that you are going to write under a new pen name, I will watch for the new name at the book store.
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  39. I get pizza cravings but try not to buy them too often. This would be great though both to fulfill the craving for dinner and to have the morning of pizza after.
    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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  40. Oh no....I feel another addiction coming on!!! I'm already hooked on your other series. I'll be 55 New Years Eve (lol, not as fun as it sounds) this series would put me in the right age range!

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  41. Oh no....I feel another addiction coming on!!! I'm already hooked on your other series. I'll be 55 New Years Eve (lol, not as fun as it sounds) this series would put me in the right age range!

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  42. That pizza looks so good. I would have never though to add eggs. Will have to try,

    xzjh04 @gmail.com

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  43. Really looking forward to this new book! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  44. I love books by Laura Childs. Thanks for the chance to enter. jr_dj_gantt@juno.com

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  45. Have read all your books but this one! So looking forward to it!

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  46. Wonderful giveaway. Love Laura Child's cozies. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I've never had pizza on pita bread. I will have to try this. Thank you for the giveaway! crossxjo@hotmail.com

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  49. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com That is a really good idea!! My daughter loves pizza. Hates breakfast. It's a no brainer. I should have thought of it myself. But I am of the fruit and oatmeal, mind set. I am definitely going to try this. Bacon and pepperoni for her. Or ham Thanks for the "heads up"

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  50. This looks very good!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  51. I just love your Cackleberry Club series! Can't wait for #7!

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  52. I bet that I could make quite a few of these for Christmas morning. Thank you for the recipe!
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  53. Nice post! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Holidays!!

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  54. Since I eat leftover cold pizza for breakfast, this would be fun to make when I don't have pizza in the fridge.
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  55. Love the recipe. Thank you. rackylemaire@gmail.com

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  56. Love the recipe. Thank you. rackylemaire@gmail.com

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  57. I have been loving this blog, its the best thing I have stumbled upon yet. Really enjoy Laura Childs' books I am to the point of waiting for them to be written so I can add to my collection. Not to mention now that I view this blog I am adding another volume to my recipe binders. thanks!

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  58. Love the recipe and also love the name of your book. Since becoming disabled you wouldn't believe how many scorched eggs we have had. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  59. Love it all! Thanks for the chance to win!
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  60. Reading Keepsake Crimes right now. Always on the lookout for new series and new recipes! Thanks for the chance to win! Kkcochran@hotmail.com

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  61. Wow I have never thought of a pita pizza breakfast but I should have..lol...thank you for the contest.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  62. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the opportunity to win a Cacleberry club book. I love reading your various series!
    Dianeherr at cox dot net

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  63. Love the recipe (almost as much as your books)! Thanks for a chance to win!
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  64. I'm just starting your series, I love it so far! utaker555@gmail.com

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  65. We love making pita pizzas! As a vegan no, I used tons of veggies and tofu :-)

    Merry Christmas!
    Kelly Braun
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  66. We love making pita pizzas! As a vegan no, I used tons of veggies and tofu :-)

    Merry Christmas!
    Kelly Braun
    aelicark@gmail.com

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  67. Love that you mentioned the pita bread was low-carb! Thanks for the giveaway. You have been on my shelf (so to speak) ever since your first Tea Shop book was published. HUG! edith.patchan@live.com

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