~ Family Dinner Swap!~

Amy at Park City Girl is hosting a Family Dinner Swap!
What a great idea!!

 Normally I would post a recipe for soup because that is my favorite all time food, however, I now have a close second!

~Pizza~!!

Love it, and with this easy recipe you will love it too!

I have used my favorite cook book, Honest Pretzels and yes, it is a children’s cookbook that I had hoped my eldest daughter would use, so far it is only me using it. Quite honestly, I am fine with that because I just love this cookbook!
Seriously!
Ok, the recipe:

Make your dough:

1 cup lukewarm water,
1 tsp yeast

mix in a large bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes,
then add 1 tbsp olive oil
then add 2 1/2 cups flour, * I used half white, half whole wheat
1 tsp salt

Mix together by whisk at first, then your hand.  Then you knead your dough for about 5 minutes.

Now, clean your bowl and then put 1 tbsp of olive oil into your cleaned bowl. Cover and let rise for about 1 hour.

*I will make my dough in  the morning, and let it rise all day until I am ready to use for supper. It works great that way.

You also will want to go ahead and sprinkle either corn meal or I use wheat bran to coat the baking pan.

After your dough has risen, you spread it out on a baking sheet. Cook at 450 degrees for 8 minutes, then take it out and top with your choice of toppings..

Then return to the oven and bake for an additional 6-8 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and bubbly!

I have done basil/olive oil, red sauce,  I have even  just used olive oil for a base. We’ve used leftover chicken, pepperoni, sausage, and a variety of different cheeses. There is no way to mess this up! So easy, and so so good!

This pizza is so much better than store-bought, even better then a restaurant.   No lie. It is hearty and delicious! What is also great is that most likely you will have the simple ingredients on hand, and this is a great way to use up leftovers!

Now go try it & let me know if you like it!

    ~notice the thumbs up going on there?!? She is my toughest critic!

Big thank you to Amy for hosting this great recipe swap, I am always in need of new ideas for supper!

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7 thoughts on “~ Family Dinner Swap!~

  1. Thanks for the recipe — I joined in the exchange, too, with a stir-fry we like. And, I’m always on the lookout for good books, regardless of the intended audience. My children’s book collection grows weekly! I shall have to track down Honest Pretzel and see if it’s anything I want to add to my shelves. Much appreciated!

  2. Looks so good!! We love pizza around here and usually have it once a week! Thanks for sharing your recipe…I am going to have to give it a shot!!

  3. The pictures are enough to convince me it’s really good. I’ll cook this for my turn one of these days in our group. Thanks

    Heather (dinner group fan)

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