A few years back, a friend came to me in need of some advice. You see, there was a special occasion quickly approaching. It was an event that doesn't come around too often. One that requires extra special consideration and preparation. She was cooking dinner for her boyfriend for the very first time. With no menu planned and no ideas in sight, she turned to me to help her come up with a man-pleasing, sure to impress and low stress recipe that wouldn't leave her beau hitting the drive-thru on the way home.
I began mentally scrolling through my repertoire and brainstorming with her to find the perfect recipe. We finally decided that homemade calzones were the way to go. She was confident she could pull them off and make a good "first meal" impression.
She didn't have a bread machine to make the dough like I do, but I assured her that either a tube of Pillsbury pizza dough or the raw dough that some grocery stores carry in the bakery section would work as a substitution. I was thrilled the next day when she called me to let me know that the calzones were a hit. I'm telling ya', they're gooood!