Today my mom, Christy, is guest posting with some great memories and a yummy recipe you can get the whole family involved in making.
Some of my favorite memories as a kid are when the entire family was together in the kitchen making fudge, popcorn and Kool-Aid. Spending quality time together is the best way to keep strong family ties. I believe you should encourage your children, especially your teens, to join in the fun!
Here is an easy pizza dough recipe that can be ready to top and bake in an hour. Your family can choose whatever topping you like. One of my favorite and least expensive combinations is cheeseburger with mushrooms, black olives and green peppers.
Kneading dough is a great stress reliever! I also make my own sauce instead of buying the processed, expensive kind in the jar. I use 12 ounces of tomato sauce and add my own spices such as, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano, basil, and crushed dried peppers.
I always put a little grated cheddar cheese on the pizza after the sauce, add toppings and then use grated mozzarella on the very top.
Dissolve 1 package or 2 1/4 tsp yeast in 1 cup hot tap water. Add 2 TB oil and 1 tsp salt. Mix in 2 cups of flour and knead until smooth (you might need a little more flour so dough is not sticky). Let the dough rise, lightly covered with kitchen towel, for 45 min. in a greased bowl. Knead again on a floured board and roll into the size of pizza pan your using. (You can roll out on a cookie sheet if you don't have a round pan). Add sauce and toppings and bake at 425º for about 20 minutes.
What are your favorite pizza toppings?