I bought these solely on the fact that they were cute. They were great blended with the other ingredients on our pizza. I tried them in a pasta dish as well. Verdict: I don't like eggplant. Lesson learned: don't buy produce just because it's little and cute. Here's a peek at our roasted eggplant and chicken Italian sausage pizza:
Pizza has a friend, though, that it can't go anywhere without. That friend is cheesesticks. Who doesn't love a big [greasy] order of cheesesticks from their favorite pizzeria? I justify making them by saying we need to eat both in order to stretch the pizza into two meals.
Look how bubbly and golden brown! To make great cheese sticks--or great pizza for that matter--you must start with a great crust. Here's a link to the recipe I use. Once your crust is prepared, brush it with a tablespoon or so of butter that you have melted with some garlic. Then top it with mounds of mozzarella, Parmesan, or whatever kind of cheese you like. Bake it on a preheated pizza stone at 500 degrees for about 8 minutes. And there you have it!
P.S. The garlic butter goes great on the pizza, too.