Tag Archives: Italy

Perfect Pizza Dough Makes The Pizza… #ItsWhatsForDinner

29 Oct

While browsing through Facebook this morning, I saw a good friend post that she had made pizza rolls for her college boys, and it was then that I knew what I was making for dinner.  I did a little searching and found a site that offered the perfect Homemade Pizza Crust. Being the bread maker I am, I could not resist making this dough, using it with my homemade red sauce (recipe to come later) and trying my hand at homemade pizza rolls/calzones. I pulled out the bread maker and had the dough going and had shared it with Joanna within ten minutes of finding the recipe.


The only variation I made on the dough recipe was that I used basil olive oil, which made the dough smell amazing.  Once the dough was finished and had rested for about ten minutes, I cut off pieces off dough to make the pizza rolls/calzones. I got about 13 rolls from my dough. And in a 500 degree oven it cooked up so fast and yummy. I made sure I brushed butter over the rolls right out of the oven; and the consensus was that they were amazing.


The oldest, shown with a double-fister, said that the flavor was awesome, but he would have liked more toppings inside the calzone and a thicker dough.  The husband and youngest said don’t change a thing and that the oldest did not know what he was talking about. A boy-debate did ensue, but they continued eating which is all that mattered to me. And my wonderful husband who has been a Double Dave’s fan for many years gave me the best compliment ever by saying that what I made tonight was better than Double Dave’s Pizza Rolls. I couldn’t believe my ears.

The calzones were such a hit, my youngest decided to make some more dough and use it for pizza. And as you can see by the photos and the video of my very talented husband, the dough was easy to work with and turned into pizza in just a few minutes.  My husband and youngest son had so much fun that I think we may be making pizza and calzones every Friday night for many years to come.


Let the Italians Eat!  Food is Love…Big Hug…W

The Bucket List, pt. 1

21 Oct

Do you have a bucket list?  If so, what’s on it?  I had never made one until my, uh, 30th Birthday this year. 😉  But when I sat down and was honest with myself about where I’ve been, the things I have accomplished and been brave enough to try, well, the list wasn’t long enough for me.  So I set about to create a list that would inspire me.  I believe that one step leads you to your next step, so that’s kind of how I made my list.

First up is more travel.  I love to see the world, and prior to my second marriage {don’t judge}, was on quite a roll.  I used to have great getaways with my girlfriends, take trips alone, etc.  It was so much fun!  But it stopped once I was remarried and we had more kiddos.  We always talked about places we’d like to travel, but it never happened.  Single again, it’s time to get back to exploring the world and sharing it with my friends and family.  There’s so much to see and learn, people to meet and adventures to be had.  I have also gone back to school as an International Studies and World Languages student, so I’m committed. 😉

Here’s one of my goals on the agenda for 2012…  Hiking through Italy.  There’s this amazing five day hike that takes you up the northwest coast of Italy, stopping in villages each night.  Can you imagine?  I’ve given up my beloved Starbucks runs to save for this trip, and I am determined to take one or two of my favorite people with me, so honey may need to give up new shoes too, but it will be so worth it!  Here’s the trip I am looking at, through REI… http://www.rei.com/adventures/trips/europe/italy_cinque.html#sec4

What’s in your Bucket?

Godetevi i vostri viaggi!