We eat takeout pizza all the time (too often, to be honest) but it’s been practically forever since I’ve made one at home. I don’t know why I don’t make them myself more often – they’re so easy and are ready to eat in just about the same time that it would take delivery to […]
I have a terrible habit of never leaving good enough alone. I always want more. I get greedy. One of these days I’ll finally learn that some things – like, say, coding a blog – are best left to professionals. I was tinkering around with the site the other day, and I messed things up pretty badly. Like, I couldn’t access my log in page. And then I attempted to fix it myself and all hell broke loose. After a few late nights, a LOT of coffee, and several long chats with tech support, and a considerable amount of freaking out, everything seems to be back up and running properly. (If you notice something isn’t working right, please let me know!)
Remember the other day when I said I was finished making pizza for a while? I lied. Sorry about that, but I had too much fun making the pesto pizza crust that I just had to give another “fancy” crust a try. And boy am I glad that I did, because this ended up being one of our favorite pizzas! It’s incredibly simple too – all you need is a refrigerated pizza crust and a packet of ranch seasoning mix.
This is my last recipe in the series that I’ve been doing with Pillsbury and this time I wanted to tackle the crust itself. I mean let’s face it – that naked edge of crust that you hold your slice by is pretty boring. It’s no wonder that generations of kids have left them behind or that pizza companies are always coming up with new gimmicks like stuffing it full of cheese or turning it into garlic knots. I decided to spice mine up with pesto. It was super simple, but really perked the pizza up and made sure there was tons of flavor in every bite.
I made this smoked mozzarella and asparagus pizza a few weeks ago and it would be perfect for a Friday night after a long week. The toppings make it a little more elegant than typical comfort food and since smoked mozzarella has so much flavor and melts so beautifully you can use less cheese than normal – perfect for those of us hoping to lose a few post-holiday pounds.