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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Guest Blogger {six}

Happy Wednesday Everyone! I'm so happy to be back. We've had a very busy few weeks with Cub Scouts, camp, Blue & Gold. It's been a whirl wind of cookies, cook-outs and creepy crawly critters.
I wouldn't change it for the world!
Well it's Guest Blogger Wednesday, so without furter ado...Say Hello to Shatzi from Love & Laundry!
Hi! My name is Shatzi.  I’m so excited to be here on Cups by Kim today! Kim was one of the first blogs I followed and I always look forward to her yummy recipes and funny stories. Her blog is one of my favorites, for sure!
I blog over at Love and Laundry where you’ll find a little bit of everything.  I’m a mother of 3 kiddos. And I love cooking, sewing, crafting, gardening and anything else fun I can do with my spare time. I’m always learning new things and thinking up crazy ideas.   I blog about it all along the way.  I’d love it if you stopped by my corner of the internet and said “Hi!”

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Today I’m sharing one of my very favorite recipes.  It’s called Stromboli.  Stromboli is kind of like a rolled up sandwich. There are tons of different ways to make it and this is my favorite way.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
stromboli ingredients

This comes together really fast. For the dough, you can use any bread dough you want. If you want something super fast, just use store bought bread dough. I like to make mine homemade. If you need a good recipe, here’s the one I always use. You only need enough bread dough for a single loaf.
Before I assemble the Stromboli, I like to get all of the ingredients ready.

First, chop the onion. You really only need about 1/3 cup of onion. 

Then chop the olives (unless you were smart and bought chopped olives – I didn’t have any on hand).

And slice your tomatoes.

When your ingredients are prepped, it’s time to assemble this bad boy.  Start by rolling your dough into a huge rectangle. Mine was about 17-inches by 15-inches.  It really does not have to be perfect.  It’ll look pretty no matter how uneven your dough rectangle looks, I promise.

Then, layer your ingredients.  I always start with the cheese:

Then add ham:

More cheese:

And a layer of olives and onions:

And finally slices tomatoes:

It’s really easy to roll up your Stromboli.  Just start at one end, and fold it half way in:

Then, fold the other side on top:

Pinch your edges closed. Especially the two short ends, otherwise you’ll have cheese leaking out.

Transfer the Stromboli to a baking sheet.  Meanwhile, beat the egg with a little bit of water.  Then, brush the egg wash all over the outside of the dough.
If you’re having problems with any of the edges staying shut, you can use the egg wash as a glue to hold the edges together.

Finally, sprinkle the basil and oregano all over the top of the Stromboli

Bake the Stromboli at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes.  Then, enjoy!!  This is a great recipe for a crowd. It’s really filling and feeds a lot.
Stromboli 2

Thank you so much, Kim for having me!  It’s been tons of fun!!

Thanks Shatzi for sharing that amazing recipe with all of us! I think I know what I'm fixing for dinner!! I want to wish all of you a great week and see you all back here Sunday for Sweet & Simple Sunday... it's been a couple of weeks and I can't wait to see what everyone has been up to!! And I think it just might be time for another giveaway! Guess you'll have to wait and see!!


  1. Thanks again for having me Kim! It's been fun. =)

  2. I'm SO hungry now. This recipe looks A-freakin'-mazing! Thanks so much for sharing. :D

  3. I've missed you Kim! Hope all is going okay. Love this recipe - I just had lunch but now I want more. :)

  4. This looks sooo good!! I haven't had Stromboli is years and years :)

  5. Also, I am trying to figure out where to leave this comment. I see this is a guest post. But it works perfect because my note is for both Shatzi and Kim. I wanted to let you know I have an award each of you over on my blog. Please stop by and have a look. I will also be sharing this with my FB page later today. Have a great weekend! :)

    Leslie ~