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  1. Monday, October 27, 2008

    Featured Recipe: Thai Chicken Pizza

    One thing we really miss in San Diego is Leucadia Pizza.  And one of our favorites at Leucadia is the Thai Chicken Pizza.  If you live in San Diego and you are NOT eating this pizza, it’s a crime.

    I’ve begun my quest to recreate it.  And I think I’m almost there!

    Featured Recipe: Thai Chicken Pizza
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Poultry, Pizza
    Cuisine: Thai
    • Pizza crust (homemade, TJ’s $1 crust, whatever)
    • Shredded carrots (about ½ – ¾ of a carrot”¦1 full carrot was a little much)
    • Bean sprouts
    • Chopped green onion
    • Chicken breast, cut into small cubes or strips and sauteed in olive oil (season with s&p)
    • Peanuts (I went with roasted unsalted”¦you don’t need the salt on the peanuts)
    • Peanut Sauce
    • Chopped Cilantro
    • Mozzarella Cheese
    Leucadia’s peanut sauce really makes the pizza. A perfect blend of sweet and spicy. I tried the Trader Joe’s Satay Peanut Sauce. It was definitely not sweet enough and the texture wasn’t right.

    I just bought Organic Peanut Sauce at Whole Foods. I think this just might do it. I haven’t used it on the pizza yet, but I added some brown sugar to the sauce and it tastes awesome. And the texture is better for pizza. Next time I make the pizza, I’ll let you know how this sauce goes.  I think it will be a winner!

    Whenever I make homemade pizza, I always put all the toppings on top of the sauce and add the mozzarella cheese last. Especially with fresh herbs. It’s the way to go.

    If anyone has a recipe for a great peanut sauce, please share!


  2. Tuesday, August 26, 2008

    Barbecue Chicken Pizza

    My favorite pizza place in San Diego is Leucadia Pizzeria. My favorite pizzas at Leucadia are Thai Chicken, Hawaiian and, today’s featured recipe, Barbecue Chicken. Since they won’t deliver to the Bay Area, I’ve had to try to recreate these yummy pizzas at home.


    Barbecue Chicken Pizza
    Simple with a lot of flavor!
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Pizza
    Cuisine: American
    The BBQ chicken pizza is quite simple. Barbecue sauce, chicken, gouda cheese & cilantro. That’s it, you’re done. I do a mix of gouda and mozzarella cheese so that it’s cheesier (one block of gouda isn’t QUITE enough cheese). Also, the Kansas City BBQ Sauce from Trader Joe’s is mighty fine. PS – The cilantro is KEY. Make sure you put a whole bunch on there (I chop it up before). It gives it the best flavor.

  3. Wednesday, August 15, 2007

    Roadtrip! Sweet Tomatoes Pizza

    Cate and I are HOME. After a crazy morning in JFK airport, our first flight on JetBlue went great…gotta love the TVs and the fact that Cate slept for 2 1/2 hours. Our trip East was loads of fun and I’m so glad we went, but it is nice to unpack and settle back home.

    I still have a bunch of Roadtrip posts for you, which is a good thing since my cooking this week won’t be very spectacular. Today is the last Cape Cod spot and probably one of my favorite places we go every year.

    Our Cape weeks always start on Saturday…we generally go down, get the key to the cottage, then pick up some pizza at Sweet Tomatoes. Oh man, this pizza is GOOD. VERY thin, awesome tomato sauce, so tasty. This year we got hawaiian (my favorite) and greek (also great). Cate beat everyone and ate FIVE slices. No one has ever accused that girl of being a bad eater.

    I would like to link to their website, but it looks like individual Sweet Tomatoes restaurants have their own sites, like this one and this one. I’m not even entirely sure of all their locations. If you live in Mass, check out the links and see if you can’t track one down near your home. The one we visit is in Sandwich, Mass – they don’t seem to have a website. This post is making me really miss this pizza…

  4. Wednesday, January 31, 2007

    Uncle Tony’s Pizza Crust

    Uncle Tony's Pizza Crust
    Adapted from a recipe I got from a friend named Sarah Smith – Tony is her uncle
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Pizza
    • 3 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon or 1 package active dry yeast dissolved in ¼ C warm water (let it sit a few minutes and get foamy)
    • 1 cup cold water & 1 tablespoon olive oil mixed
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    1. Preheat oven to as hot as it will go for at least 1 hour before baking the pizza (usually 500 degrees in a home kitchen).
    2. In a stand mixer, bread machine or food processor, blend all ingredients together. (Back when I didn’t have any of those appliances, I just used my hand mixer and it worked, just a little more arm strength will be needed.) Let dough rest for 20 min. Knead a few minutes more (if you use a mixer or food processor, let the machine do the kneading for you).
    3. Divid dough into two (for two 10-12 inch-ish pizzas) or four (for four 8 inch-ish pizzas). Roll out and let rise again 10 minutes. A little tip: the stickier the dough the crispier the crust, so go easy on any flour that you need for rolling out. Also, I rarely consciously let it rise another 10 minutes once it’s rolled out, I usually just start putting the toppings on and then work on the next pizza while the previous pizza cooks.
    4. Spread crust with olive oil or sauce, toppings, cheese. I sometimes like to brush a bit of olive oil around the edge of the crust and sprinkle a bit of salt and/or fresh parmesan cheese around the edge.
    5. If you don’t have a pizza stone, cover pizza dish/pan with sprinkled cornmeal before spreading out dough. Bake 8-15 minutes, depending on the size of the pizza – crust should be browned around edges and underneath and cheese should be bubbling.
    6. If you have a a pizza stone (which I highly recommend!), sprinkle cornmeal on your pizza peel for easy sliding into the oven. Bake 8-15 minutes, depending on the size of the pizza – crust should be browned around edges and underneath and cheese should be bubbling.
    Jane note: I sometimes do half whole wheat, half white flour and the crust comes out nicely.


  5. Margherita Pizza

    Margherita Pizza
    Use Trader Joe’s pizza crust or, if you’re in the mood, make your own! (Click here for crust recipe.)
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Pizza
    Cuisine: Italian
    I do my margherita pizzas two ways:

    #1: Olive oil spread on crust, salt and papper, a bunch of fresh sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella – cook pizza, then toss on fresh chopped basil.

    #2: Tomato sauce, a few fresh sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella – cook pizza, then toss on fresh chopped basil.


  6. Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Week 545 Weekly Menu

    Hi friends! I am SO glad I didn’t plan a menu last week…so many times this past week at around 4:00 my kids were in the middle or pure summer “funness” and I couldn’t bear to tear them away to go make dinner. We had quite a few lame-o dinners, but it was totally worth it!

    Week 545 Weekly Menu from @janemaynard including FREE printable PDF with menu and ingredients list!

    This week I am planning a menu, mostly because I need a little guidance on my grocery shopping. I’m pretty certain we won’t be sticking to this completely, but at least we’ll have options and actual food in the house!

    – Grilled Chicken Fajitas

    – Fourth of July BBQ! Hamburgers, hot dogs and the like!
    – I’m not entirely sure what our sides will be, but I think I’m going to make these Crispy Rosemary Potatoes per my little Anna’s request!

    – Homemade Pizza (Honey Goat Cheese and Sausage Ricotta using this no-cook pizza sauce and crust recipe)

    Braised Chicken with Rice and Veggies

    – Leftovers

    – Eat out night

    Pat’s Asian Chicken Salad

    Click here or on the image above for a free printable PDF of this week’s menu and ingredients list!

    For those of you who have been diligently sharing your menus in the comments week after week, THANK YOU! Keep it coming! Share those menus!

  7. Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    Recipe Index

    Recipe Index for All Recipes found on the food blog This Week for Dinner

    Main Dishes | Side Dishes | Desserts

    Soups | Salads | Appetizers | Breakfast

    Mexican | Italian | Asian | Swedish


    Poultry | Meat | Seafood

    Sandwiches | Pasta | Pizza | Grains/Rice | Rolls/Bread | Dips | Sauces/Condiments/Dressings

    BBQ/Grilling | Crockpot

    Beans/Legumes | Corn | Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes | Squash

    Chocolate | Pies/Tarts | Cakes/Cupcakes | Muffins | Cookies | Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt | Frosting | Bars

      Vegetarian | Vegan | Gluten Free | Dairy Free


    Main Dishes

    Side Dishes








    Asian (Indian, Thai, Chinese…)













    Sauces, Condiments, and Dressings


    Crock Pot / Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot



    Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes




    Cakes and Cupcakes



    Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt





    Gluten Free

    Dairy Free

  8. Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    Lasagna-Baked Ziti

    Growing up in New Jersey, I was surrounded by Italians. Literally surrounded. Three Catholic churches in our small town, 4 or 5 Italian restaurants in a 1/4-mile distance (keep in mind, there is just one traffic light downtown!) and last names like Pagnani and Martorana galore! Living around so many Italians meant lots of Italian food at community and school parties, specifically baked ziti. Baked ziti is to New Jersey as funeral potatoes are to Utah.

    easy and delicious lasagna-baked ziti from @janemaynard

    Needless to say, I ate some really delicious baked ziti growing up. Which makes it all the more disappointing that almost every time I’ve tried to make it, it just isn’t up to snuff. Well, I tried a recipe from my Real Simple | Best Recipes cookbook and I’ve finally found my winning ziti recipe! Woohoo! Move over, Italian mamas from New Jersey.

    In case you are wondering, the recipe is also really easy to make. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Lasagna-Baked Ziti
    From Real Simple | Best Recipes with my notes
    • 12 ounces ziti, cooked to package directions (for some reason my grocery store did not have ziti, so I used penne)
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • ⅓ onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped or pushed through garlic press
    • ½ pound lean ground beef or italian sausage
    • salt and pepper
    • 1 26-ounce jar marinara sauce (I had a bunch of No-Cook Pizza Sauce left over and that made up the bulk of my sauce, with some leftover jarred sauce to make up the difference. The sauce was delicious!)
    • 1 bunch or 1 small bag spinach, thick stems removed (about 4 cups)
    • ½ cup ricotta cheese
    • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese (I did more than 1 cup”¦probably about 1½ or so)
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Drain cooked pasta and add it back to the pot.
    3. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Cook onion until soft and clear (4-5 minutes), then add garlic and cook about 1 minute more. Add the beef, ¾ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, breaking up the meat, until the meat is cooked through.
    4. Pour meat mixture into large pot of drained pasta. Add sauce, spinach, ricotta and ¼ cup of the Parmesan cheese. Transfer to a 9×13 casserole dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese. Bake until ziti is hot all the way through and cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.


  9. Thursday, January 31, 2013

    Happy 6th Birthday, TWFD! And a KitchenAid Giveaway to Celebrate!

    Today is the 6th birthday for This Week for Dinner! Happy Birthday, Blog!

    It’s funny, looking back so much has happened in that time: two babies, a few moves, career twists and turns, lots and lots of food. It almost feels like it’s been a good decade or so! I have loved writing this blog and I look forward to many more years of doing so! I also want to thank all of you for your support. A blog is a unique thing because the readers actually take part and truly shape the blog’s personality. I am thankful to you for your comments, conversations, interactions. And, if nothing else, I get to steal your menu plan ideas every week!

    In celebration of the blog’s birthday, I have a spectacular giveaway for you today! One of you VERY lucky, randomly-selected commenters will win a KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor! You even get to pick the color! (Retail value $249.99. U.S. shipping address only, please.) It’s wicked cool (shout out to you New Englanders!), with externally-adjustable slicing, a second 4-cup mini bowl, ultra-wide mouth tube with 3 size options, and three speeds. Bottom line, it’s the top of the line. It’s beautiful. It’s awesome.

    I have been wanting a food processor forever but never pulled the trigger. The other day when I was watching the America’s Test Kitchen homemade pizza episode, they recommended the KitchenAid as their favorite food processor. I was SO happy that’s the one they picked cuz I gots friends at KitchenAid. I went a-begging, telling them I wanted to do something FUN and BIG for the blog’s birthday. Next thing I know I have a beautiful, empire red food processor in my kitchen and another one to give away! A very happy birthday, indeed. Big thanks to KitchenAid!

    I did in fact make the America’s Test Kitchen pizza (more on that tomorrow) and the food processor was fantabulous. (Side note: Spell check accepted fantabulous as an actual word.) I have a new pizza sauce recipe that I can’t wait to share with you tomorrow (that post is now published, click here!). It will be the perfect recipe for you to try out on your new food processor…but you have to enter the giveaway first!

    Here’s how to get yourself in the running!

    All comments must be posted by Midnight PT on Wednesday, February 6.

    Good luck to everyone and thanks again to KitchenAid!

    Now, go eat some chocolate. That’s how the blog wants us all to celebrate. It is the blog’s birthday, after all. We should listen.

  10. Wednesday, January 31, 2007

    RECIPES: Main Dishes

    Hello! This page that you have just landed yourself on is how I used to organize recipes on the site. However, we now have a much more robust recipe index page with all the recipes on the site organized by all kinds of helpful categories. Click here to see the full, up-to-date recipe index!

    this week for dinner blog "main dishes" recipes from @janemaynard

    Aaron & Lindsay’s Chicken Tortilla Soup Extravaganza

    Adobo Chicken

    Almond Waffles

    Apple Ham Paninis

    Asian Chicken Noodle Soup (aka Homemade Ramen) (super easy)

    Asian Spinach Salad

    Asian-Style Orange Sauced Norwegian Salmon with Sesame Broccoli

    Baby Back Ribs (sauce and rub)

    Baked French Toast

    Baked Stuffed Winter Squash

    Baked Stuffing-Coated Chicken

    Barbecue Chicken Pizza

    Beef Stew

    Bertucci’s Tortellini

    Bistro Chicken

    Blackened Fettuccine Alfredo

    Bookclub Chicken Salad

    Boursin Turkey Baguette

    Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Bruschetta Chicken Skillet

    Butter Chicken (Indian dish, aka Murgh Makhani)

    Butternut Squash Cauliflower Leek Soup

    Butternut Squash Soup


    Caprese Paninis

    Carmelized Onion and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

    Chicken and Butternut Squash Risotto

    Chicken and Dumplings

    Chicken A La King

    Chicken Caesar Wraps

    Chicken Croissants

    Chicken Fajita Marinade

    Chicken Fried Steak

    Chicken Marsala #1

    Chicken Parmesan

    Chicken Piccata

    Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping

    Chicken Salad

    Chicken Satay

    Chicken Soup with Rice

    Chicken Tostada Goop


    Chili Chicken Skewers

    Cilantro Sour Cream Enchiladas

    Coconut Chicken Curry Soup

    Corn Chowder

    Corned Beef (2 ways)

    Cream of Mushroom Soup

    Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

    Creamy Pesto Fettuccine with Mushrooms & Tomatoes

    Creamy Potato Leek Soup (without the cream!)

    Cucumber Sandwiches

    Curried Squash and Chicken Soup

    Debbie’s Easy Crockpot Chicken

    Easy Apricot Chicken

    Easiest Ever Chicken Pot Pie

    Easy Peasy Bean Tacos


    Gobi Matar Sabzi

    Grammy’s Orange Chicken

    Green Noodles (aka No. 3)

    Grilled Cheese

    Hawaiian Pizza (more of a secret tip than a recipe)

    Homemade Enchilada Sauce (Red)

    Homemade Tomato Sauce 

    Honey Goat Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions

    Hot BBQ Chicken Wings (or not hot, if you prefer)

    Hungarian Stuffed Peppers

    Indian Butter Chicken

    Island Pork with Sticky Coconut Rice

    Italian Chicken Panini Pizza

    Kitchen Sink Quesadillas

    Lasagna (Ina Garten’s)

    Lasagna-Baked Ziti

    Lemon Crusted Chicken

    Lentil Soup

    Lettuce Wraps

    Lime & Honey Glazed Salmon with Warm Black Bean & Corn Salad

    Malibu Melt Wraps

    Maple Balsamic Chicken

    Margherita Pizza

    No. 3, aka Green Noodles (this is a fantastic pasta dish hard to tell from the title)

    No-Cook Pizza Sauce

    Oriental Chicken Salad #1

    Oriental Chicken Salad #2

    Oven Barbecue Chicken

    Pasta with Arugula and White Beans

    Pasta Milano

    Pasta Primavera

    Pasta with Peas & Ricotta

    Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches

    Pesto Tortellini Soup

    Pollo Guisado (Chicken Stew) (great filling for tacos, fajitas, etc.)

    Pot Roast

    Pork Chops

    Pork Tenderloin with Heirloom Tomato Salad

    Texas Pulled Pork

    Jane’s Pulled Pork

    Puffed Oven Pancakes

    Pumpkin Pancakes (easy)

    Rachel Sandwich

    Real Simple Lasagna


    Rosemary Chicken with Artichokes & White Beans

    Santa Fe Salad

    Sausage, Pepper & Onion Sandwiches

    Sausage Potato Soup (with secret ingredients)

    Simple Cream Sauce for Pasta

    Simple Pork Chop

    Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Spaghetti Pomodoro

    Spicy Orange Chicken

    Spinach & Pancetta Stuffed Shells with Asiago Cream Sauce

    Spinach Mushroom Panini with Feta

    Steak (how to cook it perfectly!)

    Stefania’s Braised Chicken

    Stuffed Peppers

    Stuffed Shells (simple)

    Swedish Meatballs

    Swedish Pancakes

    Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

    Teriyaki Chicken (crock pot)

    Thai Chicken Pizza

    Tomato Sauce

    Tre Formaggi Frittata with Sausage

    Tri Tip Roast

    Turkey Boursin Baguette

    Turkey Lasagna

    Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry and Cream Cheese

    Tuscan Tomato Soup

    Tuscan Bread Soup

    Uncle Tony’s Pizza Crust

    Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers

    Waffles (light and fluffy)

    Waffles (sweeter and not quite as fluffy, but just as delish)

    White Chicken Chili

    White Roux

    Whole Wheat Pancakes

    Year-Round Margherita Pizza

    Yorkshire Pudding