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I had this pizza idea rolling around in my head for a couple of days and finally had time to try it out last night for dinner. I made the crust using my usual recipe of 2 cups flour, 2 tsps of baking powder, 1/4 cup olive oil, 3/4 cup of milk. Blend together and form in to a ball. Let it rest for 5 minutes and then transfer to a greased pizza pan – press to fit pan. Put in a preheated oven (400 degrees) and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and top with the good stuff. I made the pesto from my basil plant. I grabbed about 12 large leaves and put in them in a blender with a handful of pine nuts a tbls of garlic, about a 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and olive oil. I used this as the sauce for the pizza then topped with shaved onions, goat cheese, smoked salmon and mozzarella cheese. I returned to the oven for about 13 minutes and then ate it enjoying every glorious bite of deliciousness. This is my new favorite combination of toppings and I loved the summer flavor of the pesto sauce. YUM!

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Deep Dish Pizza

Need I say more? This is delicious and I have blogged about it before. I just couldn’t resist the yummy looking picture.

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Deep Dish Pizza

I had a crazy allergy headache today from too much yard work. I trimmed all the azaleas and could smell the mold on them as I was cutting them – so – as I was healing with a few hours on the couch today, I was flipping channels and landed on Mystic Pizza. Naturally a pizza craving was not too far behind. I decided to mix up my typical pizza making and go deep dish. I used my regular crust recipe – as I was making the crust I preheated the oven to 400 and set the cast iron skillet in the oven to preheat as well. When the crust was ready I formed it and then set it inside the cast iron skillet and pressed it on the sides of the pan – it started to sizzle as soon as it hit the pan – yum. I put the crust in the oven for about 6 minutes while I prepared the toppings. I removed the pan – added the sauce, toppings of spinach and feta, and topped the whole thing with cheese – then back it went into the oven for another 17 minutes. The crust was crispy on the bottom and done all the way through – it was quite tasty! I will definitely do this one again. Normally I go for the thin crust but this was just what the doctor ordered.

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pizza al fresco




pizza al fresco

Originally uploaded by All Things Mimi

This was our first dinner outside in the lounging area. I made a pizza (mushrooms, pepperoni, feta, tomatoes, onions) and served it with a Laughing Cat Reisling.

A good time was had by all (by all I mean me and Dev…).

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Monday Pizza


Monday Pizza

Originally uploaded by lyricalmezzo

Couldn’t decide what to make for dinner last night. I was uninspired. Then I remembered that a friend brought me some sundried tomatoes from a recent trip to South America. So…the pizza bug was born. I used fresh spinach, feta and sundried tomatoes. I have a great and super easy crust recipe I have blogged about before. It doesn’t get any easier than this:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Blend together:
2 cups flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup of milk

Form into a ball and let it rest for 5 minutes. Form to greased and floured pizza pan and cook for 7 minutes (you don’t have to do this, but I like a crispy crust and this works for me) add sauce toppings and cheese and cook for an additional 10-12 minutes.

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pizza night

Although we hadn’t done it in a while, Friday nights are usually Pizza Nights for Dev and me. I make a pizza and we settle in to watch bad cable, a netflix movie or Friday Night Boxing- whichever is on.

Because we hadn’t had home made pizza in a while, I decided to go half and half. One half is hawaiian (Canadian bacon, ham, pineapple and red onion) the other half is veggie (onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and parmesan).

I made a quick sauce from a can of crushed tomatoes, olive oil, red pepper flakes, garlic, red onion and a little sugar.

I love pizza night!

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Home-made Pizza


Home-made Pizza

Originally uploaded by lyricalmezzo

Tuesday dinner. I think the last time I blogged about a pizza it was a Tuesday – no idea if that has any implications and if so what those would be, but never-the-less. It was pizza Tuesday.

Preheat oven to 425.

Crust
2 cups flour
2 tsps of baking powder
1/4 cup of olive oil
3/4 cup of milk
dash of salt

Kneed together. Form into a ball and let rest for 5 minutes. Grease a pizza pan – spread dough onto pan – top with favorite toppings – add cheese – bake for 20 minutes – enjoy! I topped mine with feta, spinach and sundried tomatoes and enjoyed it with a Las Moras Malbec from Argentina – perfection!

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