Monday, August 4, 2008


So I love to cook no two ways about it! But I have a new facination with homemade pizza. It has become my catch-all for whatever is left over in the fridge. A single chicken breast, half a bag of spinach, some leftover grilled brats from the night before...the possiblities are endless! Now when I grocery shop I hit up the bakery section and pick up 2 or 3 dough balls for an easy on the table meal in less than thirty minutes including cook time! You can also go to your local pizza joint and ask to purchase dough balls from them and if you are not going to use them right away you can freeze them! The only equiptment that i find a must with this meal is a pizza stone.

My base usually starts out with a tossed pizza dough need for it to be perfectly round...a bit of marinara sauce ( i usually use whatever pasta sauce i have open in the frigde) and lots of cheese ( fresh sliced mozzerella, shredded mozzerella, feta cheese, soft goat cheese ect)

Here are a few of my favorite combinations:

~ spinach, mushrooms, artichoke hearts

~ thinly sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, sliced onion

~ shredded chicken, bbq sauce, red onion, chedder cheese

~ shrimp, cilantro, olive oil, montery jack cheese, thinly sliced tomatoes

~ spinach, thinly sliced yellow squash, thinly sliced zuccinni, thinly sliced tomatoes

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and bake for approx 23-25 minutes. You have a little slice of heaven that is healthy and the you did not need to pick up the phone and wait to have delivered to your door!


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