Making Pizza At Home

Making Pizza at Home

Within walking distance from our house, there are probably three or four amazing pizza places, with another 3 or 4 within a short driving distance. So there is no shortage of fantastic pizza options for us on the nights that I don’t want to cook. But making pizza at home is so easy and so gratifying, that it is in my regular “cooking dinner at home night” repertoire. Once you can make a good crust, it’s just a matter of deciding what crazy things you want to put on top. It’s easily one of my family’s favorite homemade dinners. Continue reading »

Mushroom Brie Pizza – Recipe

Mushroom Brie Pizza with White Truffle OIl

Here is one of our Pizza Night variations – Mushroom Brie pizza with white truffle oil.

I love the combined taste of mushrooms and truffle oil. It has an unbeatable earthy, savory flavor. For this pizza, I use a combination of fresh baby portabello and dried porcini mushrooms to pair with the white truffle oil.

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Baked Potato Pizza – Recipe

Here is one of our Pizza Night variations – Baked Potato pizza. 

My family loves the Baked Potato pizza made by one of our local pizzerias, so I thought I’d try to recreate it at home. It’s essentially a good crust topped with sliced boiled potatoes, crumbled bacon, a bit of swiss cheese, chives and sour cream. No pizza sauce! What’s not to love, right?

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Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza – Recipe

Fig, goat cheese and prosciutto pizza

Here is one of our Pizza Night variations – fig and goat cheese pizza. My friend Carolyn offered up the idea and the toppings for this pizza. She started by making a Fig/Onion Jam, adapted from a recipe she found on The Food Network website. She modified the jam by leaving out the goat cheese and adding it at the end, directly on the pizza. Continue reading »

Making Pizza Dough at Home – Recipe

Making your own pizza dough at home is really not that complicated. It just takes a little ahead-of-time planning. If you are planning pizzas for dinner, you will need start your pizza dough in the afternoon. For my Pizza Night entertaining, I started my dough 2 1/2 hours before my guests arrived. I used Deborah Madison’s dough recipe from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. Here is her recipe, which I doubled to make 4 large pizzas. 

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