It’s Not Delivery, It’s…Homemade Pizza

So the other night we were trying to think of something good to eat that we don’t do all the time. It seem we had done steaks, pork, seafood all to death and nothing really inspired us. Then we thought, homemade pizza and it was on. We ran out to the grocery store and since I wanted to save a little work we got some pre-made dough from the pizza counter and then hurried off to get some toppings.


The combinations are bound only by your imagination

So my pizza was worthy of the carnivore that I am. I took 2 chicken breast and cut them up into 1/4 inch chunks and then sauteed them off just until they were golden brown then I removed them. Then I had chopped up some red and green bell peppers so I sprinkled them with some of my Zo’s Magic Stuff and sauteed them until they were just starting to sweet. Then I made a quick hot wing sauce with by just melting a half a stick of butter in a pan and adding hot sauce and heating it through. I then dredged the chicken pieces in this mixture.Then it was time to top. First, I lay down the tomato sauce. Nice and even, enough to taste but not so much its swimming in tomato sauce. Then I put down my cheese, three kinds in fact, Asiago, Mozzarella, and a Cheddar. Then I topped it with the chicken pieces I had dredged in the buffalo sauce, the peppers I had sauteed off, and for the coup de grace, some honey ham oh yeah.

Now on the other side of this, was a different kind of pizza. This pizza was topped with fresh mozzarella thinly sliced, a plethora of Italian deli meats (hot calabrese, pepper salame, hot capocollo), and ham. This pizza was much simpler than my carnivorous man pizza but it was elegant and clean, the kind befitting a women’s touch.

We cooked both pizza’s at 400F, for about 15-20 minutes our until you crust is crispy and brown. The second pizza was finished with some freshly chopped basil.

1 Comment

  1. Gourmandad says:

    Mmmmm. These look delicious!

    We have been trying different ideas for homemade pizza too. We also started by using the pre-made dough, but it is soooo much better to make your own. You can also make some in advance and keep it in the fridge for a few days at least.

    Our problem was getting not just a good recipe (the internet is FULL of recipes), but getting advice on how to do it right. I recommend you have a look at – it helped us hugely, mainly because of the detailed tips and advice.

    Thanks for a great post – will definitely try your toppings next!

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