Category: Pizza

Pepperoni, Mushroom and Pepperoncini Pizza with Oregano

Pepperoni, Mushroom and Pepperoncini Pizza
The raw ingredients for this incredible pizza..

THIS just might be THE ONE, MY FAVORITE!!!   It is the perfect hot date dinner, everyone LOVES pizza, right!!  So some pizza, a little wine, maybe a movie or endless chatter is what happens in my kitchen….its the weekend, CHILL!!  Flavors in this pepperoni, mushroom and pepperoncini pizza are on point for that slice you are craving.  Salty, pickley, a little bit spicy with a hint of earthiness from the mushrooms and oregano…try this one friends, everyone will LOVE IT!!  It is that pizza that screams Italian, it screams original and it will have you thinking about it long after you make it.  Another plug for home cooking and the freedom it gives you to control ingredients you are using and feeding to your family.  Pay attention to the sources of ingredients and the ingredient lists on packages.  If you are unsure what some or most of the listed ingredients are then find a better ingredient.   (more…)

BBQ Chicken Pizza with Grilled Corn and Red Onions

BBQ Chicken Pizza
I mean…seriously, how good does this look??  If you love BBQ chicken you will LOVE this pizza and so will anyone you make it for..

As I think I have mentioned, we LOVE pizza of all kinds and make different types all the time based on who is asking for what.  This BBQ chicken pizza is the perfect balance of sweet, salty and cheesy.  I love to use fresh corn on the cob whenever possible and on this pizza is no exception.  The chicken breasts and red onion are grilled so throw the corn on as well.  The charred, caramelized flavor that the grill provides to the chicken, corn and onion really make this pizza pop.  Try this one next time it is pizza night at your house OR make a little extra chicken next time  you BBQ to use on this one.   (more…)

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Sausage and Kalamata Olive Pizza

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Sausage and Kalamata Pizza
Roasted Tomato, Sausage and Kalamata Pizza..

Seriously, who doesn’t LOVE pizza?  After all, it is THE ultimate comfort food and of the many different ways I make it, this is one of the very best.  Replacing the traditional pizza sauce with the intense sweet goodness of roasted cherry tomatoes puts  this pizza over the top.  Not to mention, the perfect salty bite from the Kalamata olives.  AND, fresh basil…..come on…..I bet you can taste it already! (more…)

Hawaiian Pizza with Green Olives

Hawaiian Pizza with Green Olives

 

Hello friends!!  Assuming you have all had a Hawaiian pizza and LOVE it like Tim does, I wanted to share this recipe with you.  The addition of sliced (gourmet) green olives will make this your new favorite sweet and salty Hawaiian pizza.  The dough recipe found on the basic training page (http://www.hotdatedinner.com/basic-training/) makes enough for 2 thin crust pizzas so make a couple, grab a movie and pour the wine….CHEERS!! (more…)

Spinach and Artichoke Pizza

 

Endless options…you control the quality of ingredients…make your OWN pizzas!!

 Everyone loves pizza night and with a little prep (making the dough) you can make your own in the time it would take delivery to show up.  My dad made homemade pizza for us growing up using his dad’s recipe and it was always a favorite in our house.  I have tweaked that recipe over the years, but love the tradition and knowing where the recipe came from.  Try this one!!  Make it for hot date night with a bottle of wine OR get the kids involved and get creative.  Stay tuned for all kinds of variations…..Cheers!! (more…)