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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Thin Crust Pizza Dough

Thin Crust Pizza Dough

My son is a huge pizza fan.  His favorite place of all time is Stevi B’s pizza buffet.  I know what you are thinking, but I am pretty sure that he loves it more for the arcade than anything else.  However, while there Dana and I have grown to love the the thin crust taco pizza.  My quest for a thin crust dough started as a way to make this taco pizza at home.  In order to make our own, we first had to come up with a nice thin crust pizza dough.  This dough is quick and delicious. No need to let it rise to long.  Just my kind of last minute dough.  This is not a traditional dough by any means, but it is fast and easy.  Perfect for a 30 minute meal.

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Ultimate Pizza Dough

Ultimate Pizza Dough

I love pizza.  However, I have never been able to recreate pizzeria style pizzas.  Then I stumbled upon High Gluten Flour.  I know what you are thinking, Rex is bucking the trend of gluten free. It is true, gluten can be your friend.  Especially when you are making pizza dough.  I am not talking about … Read moreUltimate Pizza Dough

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!

Easter Leftovers – Hawaiian Pizza

Hawaiian Pizza

Even though it was just Dana and I for Easter, I made a giant honey glazed ham. I could not help myself. Plus I love leftovers. But then you have to figure out what leftovers to make. There are a million tasty little creations that you can make with leftover ham. I decided to make … Read moreEaster Leftovers – Hawaiian Pizza

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

Spinach Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza

Spinach Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza

I am a huge fan of pizza. Every once in a while I will go out and have a slice to see what toppings are popular. I stopped by a local pizzeria and had a spinach mushroom and goat cheese pizza. It was awesome and instantly knew I would have to recreate this for the blog.

Spinach Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza

This pizza is extremely popular at my house. The flavor combination is awesome!

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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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