How To Make Your Own Gourmet Pizza

Pizza with Veggies and MeatWho doesn’t love Pizza? It is the dinner of choice on Friday nights at our house, and I am sure on Sunday’s during football season – who knows, maybe it is the food of choice for all sporting events that are watched on TV at home. Instead of ordering pizza out next time, you should try making your own pizza.  There are so many recipes out on the internet that you can get some great ideas for sauce and really go to town.  That is what Tristan did this past weekend – He created his own delicious pizza sauce.

Who would have thought that honey would help enhance the taste of the pizza sauce? It is the secret little ingredient to a delicious tasting sauce. In the first pizza with all the veggies, a ¼ cup of honey was used and the taste was a nice sweet blend. Only one of three boys didn’t like the sweetness, but it did go very well with a glass of wine.

On the second pizza an 1/8th of a cup of honey was used in the recipe and it was not as sweet, but the taste was still very pleasant. Everyone really liked the veggie and meat pizza the best, but make the recipe yourself and you decide.

If you want to see how Tristan created this delicious gourmet pizza, and see the notes about what he learned about creating his very own pizza sauce you can see the recipe and the video right now!

How to Make Ms. BJ’s Frito Pie – Cooking with Tristan

Frito PieMs BJ’s Frito pie is the most asked about appetizer for parties, and unexpected guests – and it is quick and easy to make.  Do you ever have an unexpected house full of teenagers? This happens at our house all the time. My oldest son, Tristan brings home his friends without giving us the heads up and of course while they are here they get hungry. What teenager doesn’t get hungry all the time? Ms. BJ’s Frito pie is the answer to the problem.

 Sometimes you just don’t have chips in the house and you don’t always want the kids eating a lot of junk food. Ms. BJ’s Frito Pie has cheese and chili without beans and the kids love it every time we make it. The ingredients are something you can stock up on with a quick trip to Sam’s Club or Costco. This works the best with scoops as that is really the way they eat it without dirtying up your dishes, but any corn chip will do if you don’t have the name brand in the house. Check out Cooking with Tristan on youtube for the how to or visit for the actual recipe, and other recipes from Cooking with Tristan.

How to Make Colleen’s Apple Bundt Cake – Cooking with Tristan

The story behind this recipe is sweet. Colleen is the wife of Ray, a classmate of Tristan’s Grandmother (St. Louis High School – Mt. Clemens, Mi). Every year on Ray’s birthday he asks Colleen to make his favorite birthday cake. So, every year for over 45 years, Colleen has been making – “Colleen’s Apple Bundt Cake” for her husband and now, for the first time, Tristan is going to show you step-by-step how to make this delicious cake a tradition for your family.  For the full recipe go to: — Enjoy!!

How to Make Crepes – Cooking with Tristan

How To Make Crepes - Cooking with TristanHave you ever wondered how to make crepes? These little French pancakes are so easy to make and Tristan shows you how to make them and provides ideas for stuffing the crepes too. If you have little ones who want to make something great for mom on Mother’s Day, you can combine all ingredients in the blender, and have Dad help with the stove. Visit to see the recipe and view the video.

Tomato Pie – Great Appetizer!

When you are looking for something to make fairly quick when unexpected guests stop by, or a nice little appetizer to drink with wine on a Sunday afternoon, this Tomato Pie is delicious. Tristan shows you in easy step by steps how to make Tomato Pie. Check out “Cooking with Tristan” on video on YouTube or review the recipe at Gourmet Food Gift People.

“Cooking with Tristan” is Coming Soon!

As soon as this weekend – April 16, 2011 we will be adding the first video in a series of cooking segments with Tristan. His first dish tastes so delicious, I can’t wait to make it again very soon!! Look for this new segment on our YouTube Channel with direct links to the recipes on