Thursday, April 14, 2011

pizza pizza

last night i was in the mood for pizza.  homemade, yummy pizza.  my mom had just given craig & me a jar of homemade basil & pine nut pesto, so i was anxious to put it to good use : )

mid-afternoon, i mixed up some super-easy no-knead dough (recipe {here}) to use for the pizza crust.  a little bit of prep and forethought, but it's totally worth it.

pizza pizza

i preheated the oven to 400 degrees and then spread the dough on our pizza stone that i had sprinkled with cornmeal.  (i regular baking tray will do the trick too.) 

then i topped 1/2 with:

mom's pesto
muenster cheese
chopped kalamata olives

and the other 1/2 with:

vodka sauce
turkey pepperoni

bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.  while baking, make yourself a faux cosmo : )

1.5 oz vodka
2 oz cranberry
squeeze of fresh citrus (i like lime)
top it off with seltzer or diet 7up or sprite

sit back and enjoy your drink.  and enjoy the delicious smell eminating from your oven.  when the pizza's done baking, let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and enjoying!  mangia : )


  1. wow that pizza looks amazing!!

  2. looks delicious!!! (minus the olives) :) i need to use more pesto on my pizza! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

  3. Looks yummy! I had grilled chicken and celery soup :)

  4. Wow!! I love pizza so much!!;)

  5. Oh pizza sounds so yummy right now dumb diet... at least i'm losing weight :)

  6. YUM! And there doesn't seem to be anything "faux" about that cosmo to me! :)

  7. Looks delicious, pesto on pizza is amazing!

  8. YUM!! My husband and I made homemade pizza last night as well. It's funny because before I got pregnant I never really cared for pizza.... now it's my biggest craving!

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  10. Your blog is fabulous Cailen (excuse the deleted post, wanted to make sure and get your name right- I know it is with a "unique" name, you wouldn't believe all the variations I get on Noelani)! So right up my alley! I can't believe you have the patience to make your own pizza dough from scratch, that is some dedication. I usually cheat and buy mine at the supermarket ready made;)

  11. Mmm that looks so delicious! J and I make pizza all the time--my current favorite is a white chicken alfredo pizza with a little alfredo sauce, shredded chicken, red onions and a little cheese. When we make pizzas I like to go light on the toppings so it doesn't end up soggy :)


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