Monday, January 18, 2016

Saving Money & Making Memories with Homemade Pizza

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!
Both kids and adults will enjoy this money saving way to have pizza night without ordering out for an expensive pizza---and make happy memories to last a lifetime! Why spend big bucks to have your pizza delivered, when in the same amount of time you can make your own and eliminate the stress of spending more than your budget allows?

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.

Pizza Dough
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 425ยบ for about 20 minutes.

What are your favorite pizza toppings?


  1. Love your new look here. I think your new photo shows your beauty!

  2. Love the new look love the pizza as well thanks for letting me know about the link change.

  3. Love the new look love the pizza as well thanks for letting me know about the link change.

  4. I'm with Heather - I love the new look of the blog and the pizza. Favorite toppings: green pepper and mushrooms!

  5. Oh you are a lady after my own heart! I often make homemade pizza and it is a family favorite! Thanks for sharing


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