If you've read the blog before you've seen that Mr. Rosen makes a "perfect pizza".
Teresa Guidice a la Real Housewives makes a very Italian "skinny pizza".
Last night I had my first ever attempt at making homemade pizza that wasn't Chef Boyardee...but man I do dig those chef B creations. Always have.
The pizza was delicious. My crust making skills...They are in need of improvement.
The original idea was for Kyle & I to make the pizza together. I have no doubt that his crust stretching skills are superb. However he got caught up Christmas shopping for a special someone *ahem* And who am I to rush holiday spirit? ;)
I started my pizza by making homemade spicy marinara sauce. I used a can of Muir Glen organic tomato sauce and jazzed it up with crushed red pepper, garlic, and Italian seasonings.
After reading Skinny Italian, I knew it was best to pre-sauté my pizza veggies. I cooked up some onion with red and green bell pepper. Call me Mrs. Claus! (cuz they were Christmas colors)
Then I browned 3 links of Jenny-O Italian turkey sausage. I took them out of the casings (gross process), cooked them, and drained the fat.
Now ladies and gents, it's time for the crust. Oh the crust. I bought a ball of pizza dough from the Publix bakery. I put it down on my well greased cookie dough sheet and stretched it out. And it pulled right back into a ball. Stretch. And recoil. This wasn't going well.
I also don't have a rolling pin. Epic wanna-be foodie blogger fail. So I tried rolling it out with my can of Pam and then a glass. The glass worked best and after about 10 minutes I had stretched the dough out to a beautifully uneven consistency. I even succeeded to make two holes in the middle of my crust! :)
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The one thing I would change (besides my sloppy crust rolling) is that I used 2% mozzarella cheese. I'm always looking for healthier options, however in this case the mozzarella didn't melt well. Live and learn.
The pizza, however was fabulous. The perfect mix of sweet crust and spicy toppings. Mwah*
What is your favorite kind of homemade pizza?
Love and Domino's,
Carissa & Kyle