Sunday, March 9, 2008

pizza pizza

"Believe it or not, Americans eat 75 acres of pizza a day."
-Boyd Matson, TV journalist

i'm proud to say that i alone have probably consumed 75 acres of pizza in my lifetime. i mean, bread & cheese- two of my favorite foods- in one brilliant concoction. LOVE IT.

so, the last few weeks, i've been on a homemade pizza kick. homemade pizza is divine! i've decided to aspire to become a pizza connoisseur. anyone have any tips/recipes to share?? i'd LOVE some!


1/2 Tomato & Basil, 1/2 Ham & Pineapple (freshly cut...mmmm)


1/2 Ham & Pineapple, 1/2 Pepperoni

16 comments:

Carrie said...

I love to sprinkle a little olive oil on the top before baking! It's yummy!

Denae said...

I don't have a good homemade recipe but this one looks SOOO good! I think I'm really hungry right now.

Davis and Quinton said...

those look amazing! and i hate pizza... (i know, now everyone can think im a freak)
i would love those recipes solely for my man, who LOVES pizza.

Brooke said...

um yeah! i want a piece with the pineapple please! email the recipe! NOW! love you much

erin said...

looks delicious....where do you get your pizza crust from?

Marce said...

homemade crust, baby! it's the only way to go...

however, i must say, i have not mastered making the fluffy crust one may find at pizza hut. if anyone has any tips on making fluffy crust, i'd LOVE them!

Christy said...

I made a homemade pizza two weeks ago and all it had on it was pepperoni! (That's all I had haha). Man, your pizza puts mine to shame.

Rozalyn said...

Oh my gosh, can I have some? That seriously looks so yummy! You should be the one giving us tips. I would love to make homemade pizza I just need a good dough recipe. You will have to let me know where you get your recipes.

Rozalyn said...

It is an awesome pic. of us girls! I knew that if I put that one of you, me and barb on there you would totally find it! I loved it too.

Musical Moreys said...

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Tomato-Basil-Pizza/Detail.aspx?src=etaf. I have made this twice this month and I love it! You mix all the ingredients together and cut them small so they are spread evenly over the whole pizza. I haven't had time to make crust yet, though you can. I have a really good crust recipe but don't know where it is. When you go to the link, change the serving size to 4. I would half the cheese. The recipe says to use 1/4lb mixed with the toppings and 1/4lb on top. I would use 1/8lb mixed in and 1/8 on top - you can just play it by sight because the normal recipe really does have way too much cheese...you can see it when you make it. You also don't have to do the exact toppings in the recipe - I mixed like 5 or 6 different kinds together. But you do need the olive oil and basil mixed with the toppings. The basil is better fresh but doesn't need to be. My parents, Eli, and I love this recipe! I am a pizzaholic and this is a fav. Happy baking! Did you get my address I sent you? I'll send you a picture of the pizza I made on your email. Love ya!

Tiffany Johnson said...

What the??? How come I didn't know about this pizza making craze of yours?? I can see your back window from my kitchen (k, that kind of sounds stalker-ish) and I didn't know you were often making homemade pizza????? Now we really need to get together. So many reasons. Let me explain: scrapbooking....WHEN are we going to do this??? YOGA! of couse Yoga! we just have to MAKE sure and do it.. or put a time limit on gossip time. PIZZA... I need to learn your recipes! I LOVE to cook, however, have not attempted this yet! Do share your secrets! Oh.. and GIRLS night. Can't forget that! Well... that's all for now! Enjoy your pizza!

Lynne said...

Those pizzas look yummy!

Aaron & Ashley said...

I love to make homemade pizza too! I frequently make BBQ chicken (BBQ sauce, chicken and red onions). Also, try a packet of alfredo sauce with some chicken and tomatoes and spinach...yummy!

Leah said...

Ever since I read this post I can't stop thinking about homemade pizza. And I'm still craving cherries from last month's post.

You've got to stop posting about food, Marci. I'm going crazy. Nothing I eat tastes good. All I want to eat is pizza and cherries!!!

Savannah said...

I am proud to say that I have probably already eaten 70 something acres of pizza in the past year alone...I love it! Definately give the BBQ pizza one a try...and don't forget the cilantro. It's a yum punch. I cheat and use Rhodes bread dough for fluffy crust. Think I'm going to try a spinach and artichoke combo this weekend on a crispy crust. Happy baking adventures.

Kris and Ben said...

So, this is a late comment, I know. But...I just discovered the greatest thing. I love to make homemade pizza as well, and reading your blog mad me hungry for it. But I have always struggled with the dough. I hate making the mess (ok, really I hate cleaning up the mess)but every other short cut I have tried tastes bad...until I found Nicolitalia's Pizza (by 24 hour fitness and Albertsons). They have the best crust and I just found out that you can buy a ball of dough to make a lg pizza for $2. Well worth it to me! I just thought I would share the thought. :-)