One of my favorite appetizers is spinach and artichoke dip. This pizza from Real Simple is a sister to the dip! I love it! Now pizza is not my most favorite food, but if I make my own crust and cook it on my pizza stone it is a food made in heaven. The pizza is not as heavy as you would think. Really it is light yet filling. So if you are in the mood for pizza and don’t want to go the meat lover’s way this one is for you.
Our first ever pizza lab was a great success. I will have to admit that I was a little leery of doing this lab. I even had a couple of sleepless nights thinking of everything that might go wrong and how I could plan ahead for it all to go smoothly. Thanks to Antoine and his boss from Stevie B’s Pizza in Douglasville this lab was an incredible experience for everyone. If you have never made homemade pizza you will be surprised at how easy it is, how great it taste, and how much money you save! Antoine brought in pizza dough ready to stretch out in pizza pans. We used pans with holes in them which makes for quicker cooking and a more crisp crust. You can find them a your local Wal-Mart. Here’s how we did it.
Here at our house pizza is a favorite. I love pizza, but only if it is made at home. Ordering pizza out is way too expensive, laden with lots of calories and just plain not good to me. Now there is one place I would go for pizza and for the life of me I cannot remember the name of the restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina. It has the best pizza and greek salad. If you know the one I am trying to think of let me know and I will link to them. When we were there the line was way out the door, but worth the wait.
I have been making pizza since high school. My favorite was a pizza made in an electric skillet with a biscuit dough crust. It was a treat! Now I will make pizza dough in the food processor, bread machine, mixer or use refrigerated or frozen dough that I pick up at the store.
Making your own dough is very easy. You just measure and let the machine do the work. But, that will have to be another post. It is way too much information for now!