Baked Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

IMG_7370Ok so last week I had posted that I was trying to eat less processed foods.  In my defense I did make these a bit ago!  AND I will say again, all in moderation.  I strongly believe that if you limit yourself completely, you’re only setting yourself up for failure.  I believe this to be in all things with life.

So enjoy the good things.   And enjoy good food, even if it means that you stray from what you shouldn’t eat for a day!

Besides that, these are too good to pass up.  The kids loved helping make these.  And they loved eating them just as much!!!


Just a few things were needed for these awesome appetizers.


Just take an egg roll wrapper and put some pepperoni in the middle, place your cheese stick in the middle and roll this like you would a burrito!!!

Place some parchment paper on a baking sheet and get them ready for the oven!!


How good do they look!!!!!  And you don’t fry them either.  They go right in the oven.  So this isn’t quite so bad right!!


Ah-mazing!!!  Must try.  If you’re looking for a fun thing to have for Super Bowl Sunday, this would be a great idea.  Or if you’re looking for something to do on Super Bowl Sunday and aren’t watching the game (kidding – kidding), then you can try these!!  If you have kids, this is a great way to get them involved with helping out.  They love to help and see the final product just as much, if not more than we do!!!

Baked Pepperoni Pizza Egg Roles
Recipe Type: Pizza Roll Ups
Author: Patricia
  • low fat mozzarella string cheeses, cut in half, width-wise
  • slices of sandwich pepperoni
  • pizza sauce
  • Egg roll wrappers
  • Cooking Spray
  • Additional pizza sauce for dipping
  • You can make as many as you need for your family/friends. That’s why I didn’t put a quantity next to each item.
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Place a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Next lay an egg roll wrapper down to where it is in a diamond shape and lightly brush both sides with water. These are often a bit dry so if you do not moisten it, they will crack when you try to roll them.
  4. Lay down 3 slices of pepperoni not quite in the middle of the wrapper but rather in the lower third of the wrapper.
  5. Next top with a slice of cheese.
  6. Begin rolling by taking the bottom and ‘tucking’ under the mixture.
  7. Bring in the sides and then continue rolling. I tend to take a dab more water to ‘seal’ the edges when I get to the end.
  8. Set aside and repeat for the remaining wrappers.
  9. Lightly spray the entire egg roll with cooking spray and set on the cooling rack.
  10. Bake for 6 minutes (or until the top is lightly golden brown), flip, spray again and bake for another 5-8 minutes until golden brown and crispy. The trick is to get them crispy right before the cheese starts to melt out.
  11. Transfer to a plate and serve with warmed pizza sauce.

Enjoy your week!!!!!  Remember to always have fun when you’re in the kitchen.

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking 😉


The Kitchen Whisperer

Calling All New Stylists


I’ve shown this little picture to you all about stella & dot hiring.  I get inspired when I listen to how others are doing so well.  It puts so much more passion into what I’m doing and thriving for.  THE most common thing I’m told when I approach someone about hosting a Trunk Show or even becoming a stella & dot stylist is “I’m too busy!”.   I understand that as much as the next person.  But what I also know is that (and it was confirmed today by others) is that when you love what you do, you’ll find the time to do it!

The call that I heard was geared more towards teachers and how they have succeeded at becoming stylists with stella & dot and have either quit working full time or are making more money with less work time (fun work time might I add) than with what they are doing now.

I love teachers.  Teachers should get paid a high salary.  They spend the most time with our children, they have to deal with our children’s attitudes, but most importantly they are teaching our children.  They are teaching our children.  And when I hear stories of success from teachers that they love what they do AND they love being a stella & dot stylist, it is so inspiring.

One of the stylists from the call had said that she was in financial hardship.  They had to sell things to keep money coming in.  She had seen an ad online for celebrity style stella & dot jewelry.  She looked it up, did some research and found out how much it cost to become a stylist. She had a rocking chair that she had saved and decided to sell it for $199.  The cost of the starter kit!  She talked to her husband about it and he agreed.  She signed on last November (if I remember correctly) and has already made $80,000 in retail sales.  She is a Star Stylist.  What is a Star Stylist? It means I have a team of stylists underneath her, of which 4 or more of them sell over $780 a month in jewelry, and I then sell over $2300 in jewelry to earn 12% of their sales.

Right now I have one stylist under me and that made me a Lead Stylist.  I found an article called Is stella & dot Right For Me.  I took some of her wording above for the star stylist.  But read her article as well.  It gives a perspective from someone other than me.  There are so many people that are hurting for income.  Yes, you have to come up with $199 to get your business going, but you have all the online training you’ll need.  You’ll have team meetings once a month, you’ll have great support from your sponsor.  AND you have fun doing so.  You’ll have fun doing so.

One thing I did learn is that people over think when it comes to doing something like this.  I know I didn’t need much time or convincing to become a stylist.  I love the brand.  I loved how the flow of the shows work.  I love how you can make of it what you want.  I love how you meet new people and grow new friendships.  I love how stella & dot reward you for doing so well.

And this month there is another great reason to sign on.  You will get an extra $100 in product!


At most all you need to do if you’re in limbo are two things.  Go to my website – scroll down and click on become a stylist.  Then watch the videos of Our Story.  Read what it can do for you.  I’m here to tell you that it’s been great.  I’ve been doing this only since the beginning of April and I have one person under me (who is amazing I might add).  A great sponsor!!  I have built an awesome amount of product to bring to my shows.  AND I have gotten so much just for doing well with stella & dot within my first two months that I’ll be able to get a ton of new product that comes out in July!  And if that’s not convincing enough, then host a show.  See what it’s like.  See how fun it is.  See how you can get a ton of jewelry for free.  See how you can work and get paid great for having FUN.

This is the perfect time. Summer is here (well almost here in MN).  You could have a BBQ Trunk Show.  Invite your friends over for a BBQ with jewelry!  Sit back and have a relaxing time with friends.

I can’t stress enough how much I love doing this.  I can’t stress how much you will love doing this.  And when love what you do, you do what you love.


Patricia Peterson  – Independent Stylist

Go to my Facebook page and read my updates on a daily basis.

Don’t let a great thing pass you by!!!  Read about it on my website as well.  I know you’ll at least be intrigued to see how it works.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

What a good feeling to get an email on one of your posts that says you’ve been nominated for “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”!!  Jodi and I have been blogging since 2008!  We’ve both had a lot of fun with trying out new recipes and sharing them with our friends/family!  And something as simple as this just makes you feel like you’re reaching other people in this “bloggers life”.  We may not have the best site or the fanciest pictures (Ok, I’ll talk about myself) but I know that I love doing this.  I love cooking and baking with my kids in the kitchen knowing that we are creating great memories for when they grow up.  And one day they will look back and remember how they learned to make cookies or chicken because Nana taught them how when they were little.  So I say thanks to Noshing with the Nolands for thinking of us!  It means a lot to us!!!!

Here are the rules to participate once you have been nominated

1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Post the award image to your page (the initial image on the post)
3. Share 7 facts about yourself

Ok so 7 facts about myself

1.  I was born on Ground Hog’s day.

2. I have a twin brother.

3.  I have 6 grandchildren.

4.  I have learned to love to bake and not just cook.

5.  I love candy!

6.  Wish I didn’t have a fear of flying.

7.  I love watching reality TV shows.


4. Nominate 15 other blogs and tell them they have been nominated.

1. Averie Cooks

2. Just Get Off Your Butt and Bake

3. A Farm Girl’s Dabbles

4.  Bakerella

5.  Cookies and Cups

6. Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

7.  Dinner Tool

8.  Grin it and Bake It

9.  Fresh Tart

10.  Love From the Oven

11.  Recipe Girl

12.  The Foodie Physician

13.  Brown Eyed Baker

14.  Two Peas and Their Pod

15.  Simply Recipes

That was hard picking 15 blogs.  I love so many and go to them all for ideas.

Have a great weekend.

Patricia/Jodi Two Girls Cooking

Thanks for the Award!!!!


This will be our first blog post together for Jodi, Sammie, Brookie, Caleb and me. Today we met at the MOA (for those of you that don’t know what MOA is – Mall of America). We frequent this place almost on a weekly basis, just usually not together. Since we started the “All About Kids” page, I thought we should take a bunch of pictures and share our fun day with you guys.

The first stop we made was one of THE most important one of the night. Duh, the Candy store! We made our way to Northwoods Candy Emporium and found tons of fun for us to enjoy.

These are the best jawbreakers! Yep, Jodi bought them all. She says they’re not all for her, but I’m not sure I agree!

Those are the biggest jawbreakers we’ve seen. I got one for Jodi last year and she ate it all!

Even little Sammie was happy to see so much candy…more, more, more.

Since the kids were hungry and it’s not right to feed them bags of candy for dinner, we made our way to the food court. Caleb got pizza, Brookie got McDonalds and Jodi and I settled for tacos and burritos.

Sammie got to play while the big people finished their food.

But finally he said, come on let’s go… And by the look on his face, we knew he meant business…

We walked and stopped. And walked and stopped. Took pictures and more.

Walking the food off we just ate, we wandered our way towards Archivers. Dangerous for a person like me to be allowed to even enter – craft stores are so fun to go in to, but expensive when you walk out. I needed some stickers for a Baptism card for Sammie and since we were traveling by we decided to make our way to the store. I was in DIY heaven and so were the kids. Stickers, paper, cards, buttons, boxes and the Cricut cartridges galore! Quite proud of myself for only buying the cross stickers and two packs of cards, I left the store with money still in my pocket! (I just realized there is an Archivers within walking distance from our house – that could be REALLY bad).

I saw these cool pictures I could make for each of the kids…

While using our Cricut Expression….

Time to go, we have to leave…

While walking down the trail we see below the Girl Scouts store. First, we made our way to Nordstroms lounge for a quick Sammie break and headed down to the cookie store.

On to the cookie store please…Yes, even Sammie wants those cookies!!!

Jodi needed to stop at the Lego store to get her sister some little gifts. I knew this could go bad fast if I didn’t take control before we entered the store. I gave my speech one last time….”No one is getting anything and please don’t ask or touch.” We found the build it yourself little island and put the kids to work (Caleb was just glad he could touch – he wanted to ask, but didn’t. I was quite proud I didn’t have to leave with a screaming kid in tow).

They each had to make a little girl for Jamie!! Sammie kept himself busy with his little friend, Moose.

On our way out we had to stop to say hi to Woody!!

And the dinosaurs too, of course.

One more stop we had to make before calling it a night. What better way to end the day than having a cup of ice cream. Though Sammie’s too young to enjoy, the kids stood by and showed him what, he too, could have one day!

We sat on the bench and rested our feet, while the kids showed Jodi their gymnastics skills. Because I’m such a proud Nana, I had them doing their cartwheels and backbends right in the middle of the walkway for all to see!

We had a good time. Well, since I’m writing this, Jodi will have to agree! She loves hanging out with the kids and me! And we love seeing her and Sammie too! We got tons of candy, good food, had a good walk and ended the night with a cold ice cream treat.

Have a great weekend. Always take time to spend it with your friends. Those are the ones that are there for you the most.

Patricia, Jodi, Brookie, Caleb and Sammie

Taco Chip Dip

This will be quick and easy.  We were going to have tacos for dinner tonight, but then I changed my mind and decided to put it all on a plate and eat it with chips.

I don’t have much to say about this one, as I’m sure most people have had this before.  Usually it’s an appetizer, but here, we ate it for dinner.  I’m a fan of anything having to do with tacos, cheese, meat, sour cream, hot sauce with some onions and black olives!

All you have to do is throw your favorite ingredients together on a plate and dip those chips!

1 can of refried beans (fat free)

1lb of ground turkey (or hamburger) added 1 pkg of taco seasoning

lettuce, chopped

shredded cheddar cheese

1 small onion, chopped

1 small can of black olives

Whatever your flavor just add it on.

I wasn’t in the mood to cook much for dinner tonight so we had this fun, quick and easy plate instead!

Have an awesome weekend and have fun with your food!

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking