Articles Tagged pizza


Lately, I’ve been throwing around the idea of building a pizza oven in my backyard. Just thinking about wood-fired brick oven pizza at the tips of my finger tips whenever I want is enough to send me in search of bricks and mortar. Sadly, I’d absolutely have no clue what I’d be doing and the likely hood of creating an oven that could combust at the flick of a match, bringing down the whole neighborhood in it’s wake, is very high. And since I’m probably on a neighborhood watch list already due to this past weekend’s reenactment of a war

pot roast pizza

Crisp pizza crust cradles a bright tomato sauce, tender roast beef, creamy ricotta, briny green olives and salty shaved parmesan for a unforgettably delicious slice of pizza! This is just one of those things you’re going to have to trust me on — A happy accident colliding with a desperate attempt to feed a family fast with what I had on hand. We’ve all been there, standing with open doors in front of the fridge letting all the cool air out while frantically trying to put together a meal. The other night,  it happened to me. Stuck with no plan

baconjam pizza

Eating pizza (or anything for that matter) with Jamie Oliver would be fabulous, wouldn’t it? Sitting down to a plethora of flavors while you dive knee deep in food talk, while wearing sock monkey slippers. Did I recently devour this amazing bacon jam pizza pictured above with the fabulous international Naked Chef? Well…no, but the second best thing happened! You can now find me writing recipes and whatever else comes from my head over at! I’m very honored to be asked to join the Jamie Oliver team as Jamie shares the same beliefs in fresh food as I do

roasted tomato pizza

Roasted Tomato and Mascarpone Pizza

9 | September 29, 2013

Grape tomatoes are something that I grow every year in my garden. Some years I’m drowning in the abundance of these bite-sized tomatoes but this year it’s been a pitiful crop. I planted FOUR plants and do you know how many tomatoes I’ve seen? THREE! Three single tiny tomatoes, that I never got a chance to relish in their bursting acidic sweetness because my daughter, the tomato thief, got to them first. Thankfully, there are some local farmers that are having better luck with their fall crops and without them I would not have the chance to make these delicious

potato prosciutto arugula pizza

What can a girl say about pizza other than it’s got to be the best creation on this planet. Better than that first time you peel the plastic off something new, better than seeing a gelato stand on a hot summer day, and better than taking that first sip of cold beer after yardwork. Well, maybe not the last one. That first sip of cold beer is pretty fantastic. We broke up with the pizza delivery man a long time ago. It was a glorious day when I said t0 Mr. Pizza Guy the famous break-up words, “it’s me not

tomato bacon pizza

A few weeks ago, I was driving down the blistering hot Texas highways to Austin. It seems like for the past month all I’ve been doing is traveling. I’m not complaining though, as I’ve seen great things (like drunk Elvis at 10 in the morning), tasted bites that made my mind explode, and I’ve been places lately that I never thought I’d ever go. Even though headed to Austin is like visiting an aunt for this Dallas girl, I knew I’d leave with some adventures and I’d come back too exhausted to cook. Thankfully, when I did return, I was

pesto pizza_5.13

Lately I’ve been crazy busy, like running around like a mad woman with my shirt inside out and hair that rivals any hair-sprayed beauty queen after a night out at the bar. I am so fortunate to have a job I love but my kitchen dance card is FULL this week developing recipes and writing for 5 companies all with multiple deadlines on Friday. Yea me! A glass of wine — or two — will be needed Friday night.

Delicious and garlicky hummus flat bread!

I’m not going to give you a story that normally accompanies a post today because I want to get to this recipe as fast as possible. We’ll talk about the fact later that my daughter just walked in covered head-to-toe with rhinestones and asked where the hot glue gun is.

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There are days when you just need a cheesy, creamy, crunchy, fall on the floor fast comfort meal or a quick snack for game day. This is one of those days and this is one of those meals. It’s simply pure awesomeness on a piece of toast. Chicken Artichoke and Spinach French Bread Pizza makes 4 servings 2 Tablespoons butter 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour 1 cup milk 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt pinch of fresh grated nutmeg pinch of fresh ground black pepper 1 loaf French bread 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese cooked chicken (grilled, broiled,


No-Knead Pizza Dough

6 | March 14, 2012

In our family pizza night is one of the meals that brings us all together in the kitchen. We turn the music up, put on our aprons and get to work. Everyone creates their own pizzas and we all share slices making it a great and memorable night. To us there is no need to order pizza, unless it has just been one of those days, but even then a boxed pizza can never come close to what you can make at home. If you are reading this thinking, “Lady there is absolutely noway that I could ever create an

worthless cat

So, yesterday morning my alarm goes off to get me out of bed and to the gym. I take one look at it and throw it to the ground. Screw the butt busting stair climber, this mama needed her sleep. I lay in bed and of course can’t get back to sleep but now it’s to late to go to the gym. I finally get out of bed, say hi to my good for nothing cat, and get my jeans from the closet. I think to my self I should have really gone to the gym because I can already