Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My First Pizza Attempt Since The 1980's and Workout Wednesdays -WOW!

Yes, I have been inspired to try to make pizza from scratch again after reading a food blog last week.  The last time I made pizza, I was living in the graduate dorm at Ball State University and I was making it for a guy I wanted to date.  He turned out to be my husband 6 years later.  Anyway, I was so proud of my pizza but unbeknownst to me, my husband said he ate it but it was terrible.  I must admit the cheese and sauce was a bit runny and if you tilted it sideways the sauce and topping would have fallen off of the pizza.  He confessed to me years later that my pizza was a failure.

The last time I made pizza was 1985 and I finally have the urge to try it again after reading, Make Your Own Pizza Night from the Sister's Soiree. They don't show you how to make it but I was inspired after looking at pictures of their toppings and finished pizza products.  I found a video by Laura Vitale on how to make pizza at home from scratch.

My favorite is a thin crust margherita pizza with cheese, sauce and some fresh basil as a topping. However, the husband is a meat eater so I will have to compromise and make it half meat and half plain.  I won't be trying this until I buy a pizza stone as suggested by Laura and my sister.

Pizza Stone/image courtesy of

Have you ever made pizza from scratch?  If you do, how does it compare to a pizza bought from a restaurant?  Do you put healthy toppings on your pizza?

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  1. I make pizza often. I used to buy the pre made dough from trader Joes and just spread it and add toppings. But since I got a bread maker I make my own likely about twice a month. I love it!

    1. I didn't know Trader Joe's had pre made dough, I have to check it out.

  2. The one and only homemade pizza I've made was a cauliflower pizza. If you aren't familiar the crust is cauliflower. My husband was apprehensive, but even he had to admit is was awesome.

    1. Where did you get the cauliflower crust? Did you make it?

  3. I have not made pizza from scratch BUT I have had pizza made from scratch by my friend Angela's Italian grandmother and I STILL remember it. I was 12 at the time. It was the absolute BEST BEST BEST! If you have a craving for it definitely go for it. There are many ways to make it heart healthy. #wowlinkup

  4. My hubby makes pizza fairly often. We use a packaged crust mix though most of the time. It's definitely different than ordering pizza, but a nice change every once in a while. My hubby really would love to have a stone oven outdoors for pizzas someday.

  5. A pizza stone is a must. It makes a big difference with the texture of the crust. I make both gluten free and regular pizza (for the rest of my family) pretty frequently. I make the dough in my bread maker which saves the kneading time by hand. Now I want pizza :)

  6. I have never made pizza from scratch, but like you think crust margarita is my absolute favorite!

  7. Yummy make your own pizza is awesome we do alot here. My son loves it.

  8. I don't want to brag, but my homemade pizza is bomb. We usually make it white, sometimes with spinach, but I can't lie...sometimes we just do the classic red sauce with pepperoni.