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Pizza, pizza!

Homemade pizza is always a hit.

I make my own dough which provides enough for two pizzas. I make one and save the other half of the dough in the refrigerator for another day. That way, you get fresh pizza two times. Or you can make both at once and have leftovers. I just use the dough recipe in my bread maker cookbook.

This pizza has garlic & herb spaghetti sauce. The toppings are black olives, diced red pepper, mushrooms, freshly grated Asiago cheese, and white cheddar. Baked at 400 degrees for 17 minutes.

I was out of red sauce when I made the second pizza so made it mushroom and spinach Alfredo. I used a half can of cream of mushroom soup for the sauce and gave it a sprinkle of Old Bay Seasoning to spice it up. It was delicious.

I find that you can make pizza with just about anything you have on hand. If you don’t have anything to use for sauce, some olive oil and freshly minced or sliced garlic work just fine. Give it a try!

Pizza, Mangia!!

From time to time I like to make homemade pizzas. They are fun because you can make up your own concoctions with whatever you want. My pizza dough recipe makes enough for two pizzas. You can make both at the same time or save the dough in the refrigerator to make the second pizza on another night.

I just use the standard pizza dough recipe that came with my bread machine. If I’m going to be away, I will make the dough in the bread machine so it is ready when I get home. If I’m around the house anyway, I knead the dough by hand. You could also use pizza dough from the freezer section of your grocery store. 

Above is my red pizza before it goes into the oven. This one has fresh mushrooms, black olives, and chicken sausage on half. The cheese is cheddar. I find that the cheese you use doesn’t really matter as long as you don’t mind a non-traditional pizza.

And here is the pizza after baking. My pan has holes to make the pizza crispier and make it cook more evenly. For the sauce I just used jarred spaghetti sauce of your choice. I often use Del Grosso Three Cheese.

This pizza is actually the favorite in our house. It is a white seafood pizza. The crust is brushed with olive oil, then topped with sea stix, shrimp, chopped marinated artichoke hearts, minced fresh garlic, and Old Bay Seasoning. The cheese on this one is a six cheese Italian Blend.

I bake the pizzas at 425 degrees for 15-17 minutes. Let them cool a few minutes, then slice and serve!