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How to Grill Pizza Dough

grilled pizza dough recipe

As I have mentioned a time or two, Joe does the grilling at my house. I don’t even know how to turn our grill on. Since I wrote that post, Joe has branched out and discovered the brilliance of grilled pizza dough. Seriously. Have you ever heard of grilled pizza before? I hadn’t, and I was skeptical when Joe first mentioned it. As you may already know, our two-year-old oven croaked about six weeks ago. We have spent the summer using the microwave, George Foreman grill, and our gas grill to cook. I would be remiss if I didn’t also … Read more

Triple Chocolate Cake with Homemade Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

triple chocolate cake with homemade chocolate buttercream frosting

Is your mouth watering? It should be. I turned a plain old cake mix and a few humble add-ins into a moist and decadent chocolate masterpiece for my dad’s birthday. I felt like Jesus, feeding the masses with a couple of loaves. Well, except that this cake didn’t feed the masses. It was so good that everyone wanted a second slice, and every crumb was gone before the sun set on my dad’s birthday. So I guess it wasn’t much like Jesus after all. You’ll love it anyway. This is the right amount of frosting for a bundt cake. If you decide … Read more

Homemade Pizza Dough


We have tried a lot of pizza dough recipes. For more than a year, we’ve eaten homemade pizza almost every week, usually on Sunday afternoon or evening. It’s become our tradition. As we’re lazing around, doing whatever it is we’ve decided to do, Joe makes a ball of pizza dough and then we all decide what to put on it. At first, we used a bread machine pizza dough recipe that came from either or The Complete Tightwad Gazette book. Unfortunately, we were never completely happy with that recipe. Not long ago, Joe went searching for a new pizza … Read more

Perfect Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

Somewhere between my need to avoid unnatural food additives, my desire to cook and eat more like my grandma, and Joe and my attempt to live more frugally, I talked my husband into making our own bread. From scratch. It took months of convincing. After a lot of discussion with Amy Clark from MomAdvice, I posted a request on my local FreeCycle board for a bread machine. Only a few days passed before an offer came in, and Joe went to pick up the bread machine. And then it sat in our dining room for seven months, until the car … Read more

The Best Bread Machine Pizza Crust

How to make the best bread machine pizza dough - This simple and easy pizza crust recipe makes a pizzeria-style crust at home. Homemade pizza dough is healthy and delicious! Includes tips and ideas for making a better crust.

Our new Friday night homemade pizza “tradition” is not going as planned. This past Friday, we were hungry for hamburgers. The Friday before, we were invited to go out to eat. Even though it isn’t going as we expected, our homemade pizza tradition is still going. Being flexible is important to me, and that means going with whatever complication finds us on Friday evening. We’re always ready to make the pizza on Friday night, but we’re also prepared to adjust our plan if pizza doesn’t work out. We’re perfectly happy to have homemade pizza for lunch on Saturday or dinner … Read more