Posted by: inyomouth | January 25, 2009

PIZZA my heart

I have always loved pizza.

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Pizza can even be linked to many fond childhood memories:

  • In elementary school we had reading challenges and the prize was a coupon for one of Pizza Hut’s artery clogging Personal Pan Pizzas.
  • For six years I celebrated end-of-soccer-season awards nights at Round Table.
  • In Italy, my sister and I, unable to read the other dishes on the Italian menus, split “pizza margherita” whenever we went out to a restaurant.
  • And on nights when mom had no energy left to cook with: frozen pizza or a drive to cpk (aka: “California Pizza Kitchen” for those poor people who have not experienced this amazing pizza restaurant).

So it should be no surprise that I wanted to try out my own pizza. With a variety of Trader Joe’s ready to bake dough flavors at such an affordable price, pizza is great for college kitchens. And it can be customized to suit any picky palate.

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My toppings of choice:

  • Pesto or Marinara Sauce
  • Spinach
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Basil

Just follow the directions on the dough package, but make sure the center of the pizza is fully cooked before you take it out of the oven.

I prefer whole wheat or garlic and herb pizza dough’s from Trader Joe’s but I might also like to try making my own sometime.

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The lovely Marielle looked through cookbooks while I cooked the pizza.

Our common love for reading recipes is only one of the many bonds we share.

-bs

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