Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rhubarb Sauce...

for the freezer.

It's a beautiful thing!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Homemade Pizza!

Who doesn't love pizza?!

I had to share my first totally

homemade pizza!


Ooey gooey melty cheesy goodness!

And it was fun and easy!

I was inspired by my friend Camille.

Thanks, Camille! And move over

Papa Murphy!

I can't wait to try it on the grill.

Here is what I did ~

Pizza Crust:

Combine in a large bowl;

2 cups flour (Bob's Red Mill Unbleached)

1 envelope Pizza Yeast

1 & 1/2 teaspoons sugar


3/4 teaspoon salt.

Add 2/3 cup very warm (115*) water and 3 Tablespoons

Olive Oil. Mix with a wooden spoon until blended

and soft dough forms into a

loose ball. Knead on a lightly floured surface about 4

minutes or until smooth and elastic, adding

small amount of flour if needed.

Press dough into greased pan

(or you can try 'tossing' it like I did. Hope you

have better results than I did. I gave up

and stretched it out on my stone.)

Top with your favorite toppings!

I used~

Pizza sauce, sliced baby bella mushrooms, olives, pepperoni,

mild Italian sausage (cooked), chopped sweet onion and

red bell peppers,

and LOTS of CHEESE! Four cheese Mexican blend

and Mozzarella.

Bake in a 425* oven on the bottom rack for 12-15 minutes.

It was soooo good, I even ate the crust (which I don't usually do).

Gentleman Farmer and I

ate. it. all!

We also had some cole slaw on the side and

homemade Italian Creme Soda's.

Into a tall glass with four ice cubes, pour 1/4 cup of sweet cream

(Mine was raw.

You can use whipping cream),

a scant 1/4 cup flavored syrup

(Mine was Raspberry)

(find these in the coffee section of the grocery store)

Fill with ginger ale.

Stir with a tall spoon.

Eat, drink, and be merry!