I was inspired this week by Randi at "I have to say..." to make homemade calzones. I love her blog, by the way. Randi's calzones look lovely and delicious, like they should be on the glossy colored page of an Italian cookbook. Mine....well....they don't. ;-)
I didn't follow her recipe, exactly, as I discovered a pizza dough recipe in my breadmachine's cookbook. I don't think it's the recipe that was the problem so much as the cook making it. As a teenaged girl, whenever I had problems with my car, my dad would always look under the hood then say "the problem is the loose nut behind the wheel". Spoken affectionately, of course.
My calzones don't look very good. Randi said in her recipe to 'lightly flour your hands and counter'. Judging by the looks of my mine, I'm thinking I went a little heavy on the "lightly".
Despite their homely appearance, they were tasty, and I will be making them again. I'm determined this year to try lots of new recipes, things I've never tackled before. Living in Texas as I do, I've been thinking of learning some specialty Mexican dishes, something I can get really good and excel at, that can become my signature dish. That's lofty thinking for a gal who is content with Taco Bell.