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Posted by on Aug 25, 2013 in Food, Pizza

Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

Blue cheese and peach pizza aside, it’s been awhile since I’ve done a home made pizza post. Let’s all just feast our eyes. Four cheeses. Well… it’s round-ish. I should work on that. Summertime pizza grilling. Forgot to take a pic before taking a bite. It just looked so tasty! It never gets old, does...

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Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Food, Pizza

Peaches and Blue Cheese Pizza

Peaches and Blue Cheese Pizza

I was watching the movie “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and in it are a couple of people that own and run food trucks. They both featured cheese and in the movie the girl mentions a blue cheese and peach pizza. That little bit right there saved the movie for  me (which is kind of awful). Pitas make pretty excellent mini pizza crusts. I put basil, sauteed onions, blue cheese, peaches, and prosciutto. Pretty! Looks delicious! Too hot for turning on the oven, so onto the grill it goes! It was really good, but I did decide I’d try using Stilton cheese the next time. Which I have, and it was better. You should try it!...

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Posted by on Mar 3, 2013 in Food, Pizza

Pizza Blanca

Pizza Blanca

Time for a white pizza. I had several cheeses in the snack drawer of the fridge so it was time to use some up. I’ve taken to sprinkling my dough with garlic salt and on this one I added just a bit of truffle salt. On top of the crust I put spicy Italian sausage and red onions. Over top of that we have fresh mozzarella, shaved reggiano pecorino, goat cheese, and fresh grated Parmesan. On top of all that is a bit of extra virgin olive oil and truffle oil. I am in love with all things...

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Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in Food, Pizza

Pizza, the How-to

Pizza, the How-to

I figured it was time I share the exact how-to of at-home pizza making. I make my pizzas as authentically Italian as possible. I can’t fit a wood-fire oven in my townhouse else I could really pull it off! Let’s go! The Tools A few items on hand will make this a lot easier for you! KitchenAid stand mixer with dough hook. If you don’t have one of these just be prepared to spend a good deal of time kneading your dough Pizza peel  (wood or metal. Mine is metal) – this tool really makes moving pizzas in and out of the oven easy round stone – you cook the pizza directly on pre-heated round stones. I have two so I can do 2 pizzas at once. parchment paper – I make pizzas so often I now buy this in bulk. roller – for flattening out the dough saran wrap food processor   The Dough Recipe (from “The Silver Spoon”) The ingredients (for 2 pizzas) 2.5 cups of flour (preferably Type “00”...

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Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Food, Pizza

Pizza have some more

I hope my pizza blog posts don’t get old. Eating pizza never gets old. Never. I thought I might go in to a bit of detail this time around. This pizza dough recipe comes from the Silver Spoon. It’s just Type “00” flour, water, salt, and  yeast. My pizza sauce recipe is that of Tutta Bella. It’s just San Marzano tomatoes, reserved tomato juice, sea salt, and olive oil. Blend them up and you have pizza sauce. Ella wanted real bacon on her pizza. Not just that Canadian stuff. The goods. I like to bake my pizza crusts for 5 minutes before putting on the toppings. The oven has been heating up at 500 degrees for at least 30 minutes with round stones in the oven. Put the pizza crusts directly on the hot round stones. I’ve learned that rolling out the dough on to parchment paper that you can put on the round stone in the oven really makes moving the pizzas from one place to the next...

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Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 in Food, Pizza

That’s good stuff right there.

The next best thing to hitting up Fondi (in Gig Harbor) or Tutta Bella (Seattle), both Neapolitan Pizzerias, is to just do it myself. The saying goes if you want something done right do it yourself. This explains why I had to make a second batch of pizza dough after my husband failed at the first attempt. I’ve posted about pizza multiple times but my blog imploded not too long ago and I only retained a few posts… none of which were about pizza. I make my own, in case you didn’t know. Dough and sauce from scratch. Good stuff. From photography From photography From photography I think one of my greatest pleasures in cooking is getting all of my ingredients prepped and placed in little bowls. That and playing with gadgets, some as simple as a pizza peel. Practicing for my future as a cooking show host. Psych. (The 90’s are alive in places other than...

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