Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sweet ❤ Pizza

My dear hubby recently had surgery after fracturing his right humerus.  How did this happen you may wonder?  He was putting together a basketball goal for one of our grandsons, we heard a snap and he fell to the ground in pain.  After being on chemo for over 25 straight months and also being on prednisone, off and on the past years, his bones have weakened, and caused the bone to fracture as he was tightening the pole.

What is his favorite food in the whole world??!!  Pizza, he would tell you!  I have been making pizza since we've been married.  I have tried so many dough recipes, and I have never met a dough I didn't like!!  However, the one I have been using consistently is this pizza crust from King Arthur Flour.  Making pizza is good for all the senses.  This pizza sure put a smile on my hubby's face!!

Make a sweetheart pizza for someone you love! xo

Here are my tips:

Sprinkle parchment paper with cornmeal.

After dough rises, place on parchment.

Cover with a bowl and let rise again for 15 minutes.

Sprinkle the dough with some olive oil and shape the dough.  Cover with plastic wrap

and let the dough rise according to directions. 

Spread the dough with sauce, cheese and toppings.  Cut around the parchment paper and

use a non-rimmed baking sheet as a pizza peel.

Slide the pizza onto a baking stone that has been pre-heating in a 450 degree oven.  A hot pizza stone makes for a crisp crust on the outside and tender on the inside. We love to sprinkle the pizza with Parmesan cheese and dried oregano when it comes out of the oven. 

                                          Make someone happy by making some homemade pizza!
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  1. So sorry to hear about your husband. It sounds painful!! Love your pizza. Another thing you can do is cut your pepperoni pieces into hearts with minimal effort. I bet he loved his pizza. Great tips. Joni

  2. Your pizza looks fabulous, Kitty! What a nice Valentine treat for your dear hubby. Hope his recovery will be swift and complete. ~ Phyllis

  3. DO YOU DO DELIVERY??? Of course I am kidding but this looks fabulous and I know it willn help with your hubby's healing! Some comfort food!

  4. Oh, wow... so sorry about your husbands fracture! Hope it heals quickly!
    Fun heart shape pizza!

  5. I love to make pizza! When my kids were little, they loved to stand on a chair and help me. Your heart shaped pizza looks heavenly.

  6. Love your tutorial. I think even my husband would get a kick out of this. Thanks for sharing such a fun idea! N.

  7. Looks like a beautiful pizza Kitty! Hope your hubby is recovering nicely-Happy Valentine's Week:@)

  8. So sorry to hear about your husband, Kitty. I hope he heals quickly. I would say that pizza is my favorite food, too. Love the heart shape pizza, I bet he really enjoyed it. xo

  9. Kitty, I'm glad this made your hubby smile! He certainly deserves it. Poor guy!

  10. Your pizza looks fantastic, Kitty. I've made homemade pizza many times; it really is the best! And pepperoni is my favorite.
    I am so sorry about your husband. Hope he is doing well.

  11. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband! I feel for him ~ When I had my home, I had 3 dogs. The house had just been cleaned from top to bottom...I went out to dinner and when I returned, I was just taking it easy. It was about 10 p.m. and I went into the kitchen for a glass of water. I had on socks and one of the dogs walked in front of me so when I went from the carpet to the waxed floor, I started to fall. I kept trying to grab onto the counter, thinking I could get my balance. Nope! I went down on that hard floor, knocked myself out and when I came too, I couldn't move my right arm. Finally got myself up by rolling on my left side to the cabinets so I'd have something to hold. Bottom line, friend took me to the ER and I had broken the right humerous and my shoulder in 2 places. Was just horrible!

    Sorry I rambled...

    The pizza looks & sounds divine! I know he appreciated it. Hope he feels better soon!


  12. Hi Kitty! Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this about your hubby. I pray he recovers quickly. Now you're a dear little wifey pooh to make this love crusted pizza! Looks delicious.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Kitty, I'm sad to hear the news of your husband's fracture. I wish him a speedy recovery. No doubt this sweetheart pizza will help! '-)
    Happy Valentine's Day to both of you.

  14. I can almost taste this. It must have cheered up your husband.

  15. Trust you to think of a 'get well' pizza for your hubby.

  16. Hello dear Kitty,
    Your Valentine pizza is the perfect pick-me-up for your hubby. I love pizza too; love the heart shape!
    I do hope your hubby is healing up well. He has been through a lot! He is blessed to have you to bake his favourite foods for him. Happy Valentines Day to you both!

    Blessings and hugs,

  17. Your sweetheart pizza looks delicious Kitty! I hope your hubby makes a speedy recovery :)

  18. Oh, Kitty, I'm so sorry to hear of your hubby's accident!!! I hope he is recovering well and is not in too much pain! My mom is also on prednisone, although she finished her chemo several years ago. I wish your hubby all the best--he has a good wife who makes his favorite food! Linda

  19. This looks delicious! Now I want pizza for breakfast! Lol

  20. Kitty, your pizza is gorgeous! What a wonderful idea. Hope your husband heals quickly!

  21. Good Morning Kitty,
    What a awesome idea for a special pizza. Leonard and I have you and Rich in our prayers and hope he is recovering now. This pizza is sure to make him or anyone feel better. Hope you are having a good Valentine weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  22. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!


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