Pizza: A Weekend Tradition

Does your family eat pizza on the weekends?

I have so many great memories associated with weekend pizza from my growing up years. From extended family get-togethers with my aunts, uncles and cousins~pizza every Saturday to be sure or with my own immediate family on our own in later years when we moved across the country . . . to now building the pizza tradition into our own small family life.

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Our family eats pretty much anything, but when the weekend rolls around, at some point we usually eat pizza in some shape or form! We *love* the New York Style available on nearly every corner here in Pennsylvania~delicious!! But there’s something so satisfying to me about making our own pizza too! Building a business for the past 3 years definitely saw us ordering in more pizza than usual, and now that I have been taking more time for the things I have always loved~one of them being the kitchen~homemade pizza is back on the menu!

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I don’t stick with one particular dough recipe because I like to try new ones from time to time, but I do like Pioneer Woman’s pizza dough recipe or a similar one from a Mennonite cookbook on my shelf. Lately I have also loved using the ever-wonderful crusty bread recipe as a great “sour dough” crust. Typically I use the pizza sauce that we canned during the fall with the tomatoes from our garden, but there again I appreciate variety and I’ve been *loving* this new twist on sauce, once again, using among other things, the balsamic vinegar that I have been loving and using on many foods.

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Pizza Sauce from Scratch:
1 32 oz can diced tomatoes
6-8 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar (or if you’re like me, MORE!) 😀
salt
pepper
olive oil

Combine and blend in food processor, use fresh on pizza for a great taste! OR cook in pan, leaving tomatoes in chunks . . .and spoon onto crust.
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So wherever your weekend takes you, I hope delicious pizza is part of it! :) Maybe you’ll want to try this sauce recipe?? And if you’ve got a great pizza tip or particular way you like to eat it, I’d love to hear about it!

Happy Weekend!!

 

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4 Responses to Pizza: A Weekend Tradition

  1. Dazee January 21, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

    Oh that looks yummy! I love Pioneer Womans Recipes and have not tried the homemade pizza dough, but now that I have seen your amazing photos, I want to try it. I have never tried making my own sauce either, but your recipe seems so simple and has ingredients I keep in my pantry, I will also give it a try. Thank you for sharing!

    • Shelly February 1, 2017 at 6:11 am #

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m sure you’ll love her pizza dough and I don’t know if you follow me on Facebook, but I love all the great pizza tips friends shared on there too! :)

  2. Thelma January 26, 2017 at 6:15 pm #

    #goals.
    working on perfecting a chewy crusty crust w/ the steel.
    http://blog.kingarthurflour.com/2015/01/05/best-pizza-youll-ever-make/

  3. Shelly February 1, 2017 at 6:12 am #

    Ohh! Thanks for the crust tips/link! Your pizza on the grill has been some of the best I’ve ever eaten!

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