Carrie K – Pizza and a Movie

The movie Mystic Pizza was filmed in 1988 and takes place in Mystic, Connecticut. My life could almost be like this movie. In the summer of 1987 I left home and traveled from Salt Lake City Utah to live in Hamden, Connecticut to become a nanny and have my own life’s adventures. I was looking for love and trying to find out who I was. I was just aching to have a grand adventure! The family I worked for helped me to take a couple classes at Yale which started me on the path to higher education.

I never found my true love while living in Connecticut, but I did kiss a few frogs and made some everlasting memories. It wasn’t until 1992 that I married to my first husband. It was at my bridal shower that I was served this yummy vegetable appetizer pizza. I think it is one of my favorite things to make because it is easy to make!

Veggie Appetizer Pizza

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Veggie Appetizer Pizza


  • crescent roll dough
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1/3 cup carrot, julienned
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup cucumber, chopped
  • ½ cup broccoli crowns, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • Optional vegetables
  • Black Olives, sliced
  • Green pepper, cut into small pieces
  • Cauliflower, cut into small pieces
  • Red onion, chopped finely if you are adventurous!


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Roll out the crescent roll dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Pat the bottom down and make an edge around the side.
  2. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for 30 minutes.
  3. While the dough is baking cut up your vegetables.
  4. In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), dill and garlic powder. Mix together well.
  5. When the crust has cooled, spread the cream cheese mixture of the top of it. Add your vegetables and enjoy! This can be made a couple of hours ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.

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