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Nova_6665December 11, 2015stuffed pumpkin pizzaAfter another 2 month hiatus, the Creative Cooking Crew came back with a new challenge: honey.

Lucky me, I had just picked up a jar of Acacia Honey with Black Summer Truffles at Trader Joe’s and was dying to try it. 

In SoFL we don’t have cold weather activities to celebrate the holiday season like our friends to the north, but we do have the annual Boat Parade — and I’ll take that any time!Nova_6791December 11, 2015boat parade-2

People line up for miles to view the spectacle and if you’re lucky enough to live along the Intracoastal as my friend does, you just put the chairs outside, get out some bubbly and holiday appetizers …

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like this pumpkin rolled pizza, which was a perfect carry-in food for a party because it does not have to be eaten hot.

Nova_6680December 11, 2015stuffed pumpkin pizza

I didn’t follow a recipe — just used what was available in my kitchen. Here’s the basic idea.

Ingredientshoney, pumpkin, salt, black pepper, chopped walnuts, mint, bacon, orange rind, sun-dried tomatoes, arugula, parmesan, fresh mozzarella and pizza dough.

Method: I roasted the pumpkin with olive oil and rosemary, cubed and then mashed it with back of fork, rolled out pizza dough thinly, layered pumpkin mixture, add some torn fresh mozzarella, chopped sun-dried tomatoes and arugula and then rolled tightly to make a loaf shape and brushed top dough with olive oil and honey
and a sprinkle with parmesan before baking at 425 degrees.
Finishing Touch: a drizzle honey, parmesan cheese, orange zest, chopped mint and grind of red peppercorn.

Happy Holidays from FOODalogue and Florida.Nova_6689December 11, 2015boat parade

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  • Victoria of Flavors of the Sun

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    December 16, 2015 at 11:41 am

    You are an inspiration, as always, Joan. Happy Holidays.

  • Norma

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    December 16, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    As usual pictures are great and so is your X’mas card. Great recipe and I know that that addition of your honey had a lot to do with it as I was not able to stop eating it while at your house. Great post and a Merry and Happy to you and yours.
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  • Maureen C. Berry

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    December 20, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I love how your recipes are a mashup of what’s in your pantry and they turn out looking and sounding amazing! So I gotta ask, what does acacia honey with black summer truffle taste like?

    • Joan Nova

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      December 20, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      Hard to describe. I found it very sweet with a hint of something else but not immediately recognizable as truffle. The pieces of truffle were not over-powering. I found the honey made the best pairing when I served it with some strong cheeses. That was a marriage made in heaven!

  • Tammy

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    December 22, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I absolutely love this, Joan! It sounds incredible and I can only imagine how delicious it is.

    Thank you for joining us this month and for all of your help 🙂

    Have a wonderful holiday season!


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