Wednesday, November 9, 2011


The beloved food of many, this simple and wonderful dish never fails to please even the pickiest of eaters. Only one person I've ever met has disliked pizza, but she hates tomatoes and hates cheese, so what to do?
(Of course, the most traditional of pizzas, which calls for only herbs and bread, would probably make her a lifelong devotee.) The powers of pizza are many, and is always a great way to get your whole family sitting together at the dinner table.

(before baking)

I used a yeast-free dough recipe, which is great if you don't have time to wait for the dough to rise, and a super simple marinara sauce made from scratch. The crust turned out super crunchy and delicious, and this being the first time EVER I've made marinara sauce (for pizza) from scratch, I was quite proud of myself with the result.
Sadly, I had to omit a key ingredient- basil - because we were out.
There's always next time, I guess!

RECIPE: from
*2 cups all purpose flour
*2 tsp. baking powder
*1/2 tsp. salt (I used 1/2 teaspoon oregano and 1/4 teaspoon salt)
*2/3 cup milk
*6 tbsp. olive oil

1.) Preheat oven to 425°F.
2.) In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well until the dough begins to form a ball and pull away from sides of bowl.
3.) Knead dough by hand, while still in bowl, until smooth; then form a ball.
4.) Press dough into an oiled baking sheet or pizza pan using your fingertips, leaving a thicker edge to hold fillings in.
5.) Sprinkle with favorite toppings (sauce flavored with garlic, basil and oregano, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, mushrooms, anchovies, black olives, onions, peppers, etc.).
6.) Bake for about 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and edges are golden brown.

*1 -2 tablespoon olive oil 
*1 -2 crushed garlic clove 
*16 ounces Italian stewed tomatoes, -pureed if desired (unless you like your sauce chunky, I would r
recommend pureeing it)
*1 tablespoon sugar
*1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
*1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1.) Add olive oil to hot sauce pan
2.) Add garlic, being careful not to let it burn
3.) Add tomatoes, sugar, oregano, and basil
4.) If desired, add meatballs
5.) Bring sauce to a boil.
6.) Cover and let sauce simmer for 20-30 minutes or until desired thickness. If you added meatballs for pasta, simmer for almost an hour

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