Christmas Tree Recipes

Holiday Christmas Tree Recipes To Make At Home With The Kids

The Christmas season is particularly fun since there are various possibilities for delicious Christmas Tree recipes that you generally do not eat all year long. We mean, we have already gone through more cheeseballs in the last 3 months than we do for the whole rest of the year, and do not even get us started on Lil’ Smokies!

Anyhow, we wanted to prepare a festive but still simple holiday snack for any celebration, so we came up with these Christmas tree recipes for you.…

Recipe For The Mean Green Pizza

Are You Missing The Mean Green Pizza From The Crust?

Your wait is over! We have come up with a similar recipe for the Mean Green Pizza that you can attempt at home. Now that many of us are stuck at home due to the coronavirus, why not try to bake your own pizza. You can be very creative and even attempt to make your own crust or try store-bought pizza dough or pre-made crust. The crust depends on your skill level and comfort in your kitchen.

This is also a fun activity to have other family members join in and experiment with making different pizzas. Everyone can select their

Try our verions of the cannelloni recipe

Crab and Ricotta Cannelloni Recipe

If you and your friends or family have fond memories of several of the dishes served at the Crust, then you may enjoy trying to recreate this cannelloni recipe at home. Enjoying dinner at home around the dinner table is a rare occasion for many people. Most of us are trying to juggle working and carving out some downtime for fun. Cooking this cannelloni dish with friends can be a fun experience.

First, buy all cannelloni recipe ingredients, then divide up the tasks of who is making what or preparing/assembling a part of the dinner dish. One person can be …

talian Sandwich

Two Favorite Italian Sandwich Recipes

If you love Italian food like I do, then you are likely to enjoy sandwiches full of Italian flavor.

There are many different types of Italian sandwich that consist of various ingredients that make them unique from other products.

The Italian sauces and spices make the sandwiches distinct from other ordinary pizza pies.…

Dough Balls

Why I Refuse To Let Go Off Crust’s Infamous Dough Balls

There is always one item of food that mentioned whenever I talk to other people in Dubuque about Crust. For some reason, it was still the dough balls that were the star of the show. 

That isn’t to say that actual dishes weren’t great, we just always seemed to be drawn to those little bits of bread. The death of our favorite complimentary treat. I want to post this brief celebration to remind diners of what we lost and offer a solution to fill the void.

Asiago Cheese Dip recipe

Review Of Two Classic Crust Restaurant Starter Recipes

I had often spoken fondly about the range of dishes that were available at Crust restaurant when it was open. The pizzas and dough balls were usually the main attraction, but some understated starters could steal the show. Here are our favorite starter recipes, recreated as best as we could.

There were days when a simple dip and bread were all we needed before a large entree. Crust hit the spot with two awesome Italian recipes – the Giardiniera spread and the Baked Artichoke Asiago Cheese Dip. Crust’s closure means that I am now left to recreate a version of …

Recreating Two of Crust Best Loved Starters

Crust Best Starters

Crust best starters became something of an institution in Dubuque over the last six years. It may not have offered the fanciest Italian food, but it did provide some great dishes for the whole family. Many people still talk about the specialty pizza recipes and make-your-own-pasta for their quirks. However, the joy of eating there was often found in their signature starters. Fancy pizzas were a treat, but a Bruschetta or garlic chicken salad was a reliable hit during any visit.

It is never easy to recreate famous, revered dishes from a popular restaurant. The closure of

Beet And Goat Cheese Salad

My Homage To Crust’s Italian Beet And Goat Cheese Salad

Italian Beet And Goat Cheese Salad

Salads always seem that bit more special when you are dining out. That was the case with the Italian Beet and Goat Cheese Salad that I used to order from the Crust.

I know that many of us loved the fresh taste and pleasing flavor combinations. The problem is that since Crust closed its doors, we are left trying to figure out how to recreate the dish at home. Thankfully, I think I have discovered a pretty good alternative.

How To Make This Much-Loved Salad

I found the following recipe on the Food Network

Garlic Shrimp Pizza recipe

Creating Crust’s Garlic Shrimp Pizza At Home

Crust’s Garlic Shrimp Pizza

One of the selling points of this top Italian restaurant was the range of toppings. There was more than just your basic meat feasts and cheese pizzas here. Some were a little bizarre, as I am sure I recall the word Tequila being used at some point. Others found the balance between unusual and inviting. The garlic shrimp pizza was an example of the latter.

If there was one element of the Crust menu that no one could complain about, it was the pizza. There was an odd comment about a pizza going to the