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#11 1elephant

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    Posted 29 December 2007 - 05:29 AM

    oh yeah , and parmesan cheese!

    #12 starchild



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      Posted 29 December 2007 - 05:36 AM

      Thanks Lauren!!! I love parmesan and ricotta is sooo good.....sometimes I make this pasta with ricotta and nutmeg (believe it or not) and it is fabulous! Ricotta on pizza sounds grrrrreat!

      #13 Sarah


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        Posted 29 December 2007 - 01:53 PM

        When I was little, my dad & I made pizza together every Friday- it was our fun little family tradition. We used the pizza crust recipe from the Better Home & Gardens cookbook. It's super easy...

        2 3/4 to 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
        1 package active dry yeast
        1/4 teaspoon salt
        1 cup warm water (120-130 degrees)
        2 tablespoons cooking oil

        In a large mixing bowl combine 1 1/4 cups flour, yeast, and salt. Add water and oil. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can. Turn out on a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6-8 minutes total). Divide in half. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

        For pan pizzas, bake in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until brown, then top with toppings and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes. For thin pizza bake in a 425 degree oven for 12 minutes or until brown, then top with toppings and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.

        This recipe will usually provide enough dough for 2 small pan pizzas, or one large cookie-sheet sized rectangle pizza.

        Your toppings sound delicious! My favorite is pizza with banana peppers and feta cheese :)

        #14 Alyssa

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          Posted 29 December 2007 - 02:05 PM

          Jamy - add roasted red peppers and sauteed broccoli rabe to your list - YUM YUM

          make sure the roasted red peppers do not sit in water or oil - lay them on paper towels do dry them out a little bit otherwise the water ruins the cheese / crust.

          as for the broccoli rabe, just steam or saute first and cut in bite size pieces.

          YUM - can we come over?

          #15 MikkiStreak

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            Posted 29 December 2007 - 02:46 PM

            Originally Posted by starchild
            You can grill pizza and I'm just finding out about this? Holy smokes! So you just put the raw dough on the grill?
            Yep! :) Grill all the veggies & meats first. Once those are done, it's time for the dough...

            Spray the dough on one side with Pam Grilling (lightly), then put it on the grill for about 2 minutes with the lid closed. Spray the other side of the dough, quickly put the toppings on the side already grilled, close the lid and leave on there for about 2-3 minutes.

            VIOLA! It's the best pizza you'll ever have. :)

            #16 TammyWright


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            Posted 29 December 2007 - 04:58 PM

            i've had pizza parties...it is pretty easy to make your own dough and sauce.

            you definitely need to have a pizza stone and one of those wood things to put pizza in and take it out...i think it is actually a good idea to have 2 of them...you can make the pizza on one while a pizza is in the oven and take the pizza out with the other wood thing.

            also, it is fun to just provide the basics...dough, sauce, cheese and have everyone bring 1 or 2 toppings..

            i like:

            sundried tomatoes
            grilled veggies (egg plant, zuchinni)

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            #17 *JillD*

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              Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:57 PM

              I love feta cheese, garlic, and spinach on pizza, sometimes I throw in tomatoes too!

              #18 -Kate-

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                Posted 29 December 2007 - 11:05 PM

                I love spinach, garlic, feta and pine nuts on pizza!

                #19 Diana

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                  Posted 29 December 2007 - 11:53 PM

                  Why must I suffer this way? As soon as I decide to "cut back" aka diet everything sounds so good I must have it? I will not order pizza....I will not order pizza.... I will not order pizza.... OK- I give- where is the phone book!

                  #20 ~Melissa~


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                  Posted 30 December 2007 - 01:09 AM

                  We use the Kraft kits alot of the time and then just improvise by adding some garlic salt, oregano and garlic powder. It makes the crust so yummy!!

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