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the (Easy) Cheeseburger Roll, & Leaving AL

June 19, 2014

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Just like that, y’all, “that year in Alabama” is ending. I refer to it as “that year in AL” because that’s what it will forever be referred to as. A blip on the radar.  Aka the year the twins were born. Read: the most exhausting-rewarding year of my life that I want to both immensely forget yet forever treasure.  So many highs & lows, only of which a twin mom can relate.

While my husband still has a month more to go, I am leaving.  Peace. See ya later. People were nice and the state wasn’t that bad (it really wasn’t), but it was a….hard year. (Can I say that with a mostly positive connotation?) Have twins and a toddler and the words home bound come to mind.

I’d like to say that I’ve been able to sharpen my cooking skills during this time (ha!) but the only sharpening I’ve done is in regards to mastering the diaper change whilst preventing my daughter from pinning my other son and yet not spilling my wine. Err…

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So back to cooking…fast, yes, my dinners are getting faster and easier to prepare. If you’re above needing fast meals, you may want to move along; my multi-tasking skills may be too much for you & your well-rested state might be too much for me.  Ahh, if my 22-year-old self could see me now…

Cheeseburger meets the Stromboli in this recipe. A little ground beef and diced onion rolled into pizza dough topped with the melty American cheese along with a bit of ketchup & mustard. Yum. I have added a little diced red pepper & tomato to the beef & you can surely add some pickles. Easy.

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I believe if my 22-year-old self could see me now she would say…


…you’re going to be very lucky 10 years from now.

1lb lean ground beef
1 yellow onion, diced small
Salt, pepper & garlic powder, to taste
1 refrigerated pizza crust
6 slices of American cheese
Ketchup & yellow mustard, to taste & for serving


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cook ground beef & onion in medium skillet until meat is no longer pink. Season to taste with salt, pepper & garlic powder.  (Drain excess fat, as needed.)
  • Unroll pizza crust in greased cookie sheet. Layer 4 slices of cheese along middle of bread.  Pile cooked beef & onion on top of cheese/bread. Drizzle ketchup & yellow mustard.  Add remaining slices of cheese. Roll bread and pinch together to seal.
  • Bake 16-20 min or until lightly brown.

Tips – add egg wash to top of bread before baking.  Add half a diced red pepper or 1 diced tomato to beef mixture.  Add more or other types of cheese to enhance the cheesiness.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 19, 2014 6:34 pm

    Great post, so well written! 🙂 Your cheeseburger roll looks great! And those little guys sure are cute too!

  2. June 25, 2014 10:13 pm

    Mmmmm. Sounds perfect!

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