Pepperoni Pinwheels – The Ultimate Appetizer

Pepperoni Pinwheels

Pepperoni Pinwheels are the ultimate appetizer.  They contain all of the ingredients from everyone’s favorite meal, Pizza!  They are easily shared and can be dipped in your favorite pizza/marinara sauce.  Pepperoni Pinwheels are like mini pepperoni pizza sans pizza sauce.  Therefore you can eat them in your favorite white shirt without too much worry.  This is quite possibly one of the best appetizers that I have ever made.

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Pulled Pork Pizza

Pulled Pork Pizza

After Labor Day, I had a lot of leftover pulled pork. So I decided to use it to make my favorite dish, Pizza!  I make pizza with all of my leftovers.  However, this one was so good that I had to share.  I used my leftover sauce, some thinly sliced red onion, green pepper for crunch and of course some delicious pulled pork. It was one of the best pizzas that I have made. I love it!

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Basic Pizza Crust #2 on the KettlePizza

KettlePizza

The other day, I received the greatest grilling innovation in the mail, The KettlePizza!  The KettlePizza is an attachment for Weber charcoal kettles.  This awesome attachment turns the standard Weber kettle into a fire breathing brick oven.  At temperatures reaching over 700 degrees this amazing innovation makes awesome pizzas.  To test out the KettlePizza, I … Read moreBasic Pizza Crust #2 on the KettlePizza

Pizza Dough – Let’s make it easy!

Pizza Dough

I make a lot of pizzas on this blog.  Mostly, because it is my favorite meal.  I love pizza.  The number one question sent to me is – “I don’t really want to make pizza dough where can I get some”.  There are many options.  It really depends on how much work you want to … Read morePizza Dough – Let’s make it easy!

Honey Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

The other week Dana asked if I could make the food a tad bit healthier.  Hard to make healthy things when your go to ingredient is Bacon, but I said I would try.  Our favorite food is pizza, so I figured I would take that for a healthy little spin. The first thing is to … Read moreHoney Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Recreating the Pizza Hut Pan Pizza

Recreating Pizza Hut Pizza

Nothing says Christmas Eve like pizza.  However, the pizza joints close early.  I am always craving pizza and today I was craving Pizza Hut.  I know it is not the best pizza around but it is still tasty.  The Pizza Hut Pan Pizza has a unique taste that makes you crave it even when you … Read moreRecreating the Pizza Hut Pan Pizza

Garlic Bread Roll

Garlic Bread Roll

Last week I made an impromptu dinner for Dana.  I wanted to make pasta, but I did not have a bread side.  So I looked through my fridge and found an extra pizza dough.  I know, yes, I have pizza dough in the fridge.  I decided to make it into a garlic bread-like swiss roll. … Read moreGarlic Bread Roll

Samosa Pizza

Samosa Pizza

Today I am competing in my third FoodieFights.com cooking competition. I am currently 0/2, but hopefully the 3rd time is the charm. The gist of the competition is that there are six food bloggers, two featured ingredients and whole lot of glory. The featured ingredients for this Foodie Fight are peas and ginger. As soon as I heard the ingredients, I instantly starting thinking about the amazing Samosas that my friend Vishal brings me. His Mom makes the best food, and luckily she makes enough for me. I love the flavor and wanted to create a twist to this traditional meal. So, I decided to use the ingredients for a samosa pizza.

UPDATE – Voting has closed and this recipe was the winner of the FoodieFights.com competition. Check out Foodiefights.com for the results and write-up.

Samosa Pizza

Traditionally, these little bags of goodness are fried, but I decided to make a crispy crust to get the same texture.

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No Knead Pizza

Over the last couple of weeks I have started to make No Knead Bread every other day. Why? It is really tasty and takes no effort. Mix, let sit a day and bake. Nothing more, nothing less. Every time that I bite into the amazing crust of this bread, I think, this would be an awesome pizza crust. So, I made a pizza with it. How did it fare? Read on….

No Knead Pizza

The crust browned nicely making a perfect base for the pizza.

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And I am Back…With Butternut Squash Pizza

Sorry to everyone for being gone the last couple of days. I appreciate all of your thinking of me. On a side note – Guess who doesn’t have to stand in line for a swine flu shot, Yep me!!! I got the antibodies the hard way. 48 hours with a 102+ temperature. However, I am back. I have come with pizza. Not any pizza, a roasted butternut squash pizza. Savory and Sweet it was the perfect comeback recipe.

Butternut Squash Pizza
Butternut Squash Pizza

Roasted Butternut Squash, Onions, Fresh Mozzarella and Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese.

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Cheese Filled Breadsticks

When I was in college there was this pizzaria that delivered the beautiful cheese filled breadsticks. They were awesome.  Basically a mix between a mozzarella stick and a breadstick.  This recipe, however simple, took a couple of tries as I needed to get the right cheese.  After having the right cheese, it took a while to determine the proper way to wrap the cheese so that it didn’t escape.  Below are the perfect cheese filled breadsticks.

The only breadsticks I eat.
The only breadsticks I eat.

As you can see the cheese and bread come together in one amazing little package.

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Basic Pizza Dough

Ever since my post about the bread bowl pasta hit the web, I have been receiving emails left and right regarding a basic pizza dough crust.  I made the bread bowl pasta out of sour dough pizza crust as that is what I had in the refrigerator.  Dumb me, not realizing that people would go out of their way to recreate the pasta bowl as I had originally made it.  Sourdough crust takes a long time.  I have tried many pizza dough recipes in my time.  The best that I have found is the one from the Joy of Cooking, page 752.

Not too thin, not too thick, perfect...
Not too thin, not too thick, perfect...

Like I said above, I have tried a ton of pizza dough recipes and this one always seems to taste the best.  Pizza dough is simple and should not contain a ton of ingredients.  I also believe that pizza dough should not be sweet but without sugars you loose the carmelization.  This recipe can include a optional tablespoon of sugar but I always leave it out.

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