Monday, January 26, 2009

Perfect Pepperoni Pizza

Dear Mom,

We ate one of our favorite dinners: our homemade pepperoni pizza. The dough is super easy to make and the kids love to add the toppings. David likes to roll out the dough and bake it for 3 minutes. He thinks the crust is a little more done when we bake it a bit before adding the goodies. Anyway, here is the dough recipe:

Pizza Dough

1 package rapid rise yeast

1 cup warm tap water

1 tsp. olive oil

1 tsp. sea salt

3 cups flour

Mix all ingredients together (I cheat and use my Cuisinart with the dough blade). Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. Roll out dough (we roll our dough out onto a pizza stone). Bake in a 500 degree oven for 3 minutes. Add sauce (I make my own sauce so we just add what looks yummy!) and toppings. I usually throw some Italian seasonings and/or garlic on our cheese. Bake for an additional 12 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and lightly browned. Enjoy!

We usually make cheese and/or pepperoni pizzas but we have made chicken ranch pizzas, too. For the sauce, mix 1/2 cup Ranch dressing, 1 3-oz. package cream cheese and a small amount of sauce (again, whatever you think looks yummy!). Top with chicken breast, red onion and Colby-jack cheese!

Love you Mom,


Dear Mom,
This is the beginning of a fun project for Bonnie, Wendy and me. We are gonna share the stories of our days, the things we create, the food we cook, and the pictures we take of our gardens and pets and kids and projects. This will be fun.
Love, Kim