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Homemade Pizza

Who loves pizza?!?!  Well now you can love it even more because I am going to give you a fool proof dough recipe that you probably have all the ingredients for already.  Horray!  Cheap, homemade pizza!




The dough:

– 2.5 teaspoons active dry yeast
– 1 teaspoon white sugar
– 1 cup warm water
– 2.5 cups all purpose flour
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 teaspoon salt
* minced garlic
* dried rosemary

In a small bowl add 1 cup warm water, the salt, and the yeast.  Stir that up and let it hang out for 10-15 minutes.
In the meantime, in another bowl, combine the flour, olive oil, salt and any additions of your choice (I used minced garlic and dried rosemary).
Mix everything in both bowls together until you’ve got a nice little ball. Cover with saran wrap and cover. Let it rise for 5 minutes or however long you want.
Roll that baby out and pile it with whatever toppings you like.  I used tomato sauce, mortadella, spicy salami, mozzarella, parmesan and then added fresh tomatoes and arugula too.  I love arugula on pretty much anything.  Spinach is soooo last season.
Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 15 – 20 minutes.


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Tomato, Corn and Zucchini Galette

I know what you’re thinking… “Another galette?”

You’re right, I’m completely obsessed.  But they are so easy to make and pastry makes me like vegetables, so sue me.


Just look at that beauty!  Deb at Smitten Kitchen has so many recipes that are to die for.

Plus, my mother-in-law dropped off a big bag of homegrown cherry tomatoes and some local corn.  A woman at the farmer’s market gave me three free zucchinis too so I mean…it is kind of meant to be.

I’ll be posting my version this evening. 🙂

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Today is the day!  I AM SO FUCKING EXCITED!!! My best friend, Sherina, and her boyfriend, Aaron, are coming over and we are going to have an EPIC lobster/crab/shell fish lunch.  I am a huge seafood slut.  Yaaaa  I said it.  But seriously… I don’t understand people who don’t like seafood and frankly, I don’t want to.

My father’s side of the family are French.  My maiden name is Laporte…”the door”.  (I’ve probably heard all the jokes but give it a shot! Haha.)  Anyways, I had always dreamed of going to France and after I married my now husband, Adam, he took me there for our honeymoon. It was incredible!  I loved it!  I practically ate any and all seafood in sight.  It’s true what they say…the key to great cooking is BUTTER!  I plan to put this lesson into use today.

I’ll be posting photos tonight! 

Happy Saturday. 


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Mother’s Day!

This year I got to celebrate my first Mother’s Day! I had an incredible day with my family. To top it all off my baby girl said her first word…”Mama!”. Are you kidding me? It couldn’t have been more perfect.

But as always, breakfast set the tone for what was to be a great day. And how better to do that than with, none other than, crepes.

Like most of the things I cook…I started by taking a look at allrecipies.com.


This batter will do the trick.  Adjust it as you please. 🙂


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