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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Homemade Pizza and a Movie

Yesterday was definitely a “Let’s just chill day.”  Since it was the first full week of school, we have been going non-stop.  When I am at school all week, I am less likely to want to go on the weekends.  I just need to have down time at the house. 

So I decided we would make pizza and watch a movie with the kids!

My husband likes to say that I am very spoiled when it comes to homemade food.  My mom and my grandmother always bakes rolls and lots of yummy desserts.  So I come by this honestly.  I just don’t have as much time as I would like to bake.

This is also fun for the kids!  Both my kids rush in when I am making pizza!  They are always fighting over who is putting on which toppings! 

So here is the recipe for the homemade pizza dough that I grew up eating! 

Homemade Pizza

This recipe will make 1 pizza crust.

1 pkg. yeast

1/2 cup warm water

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. oil

Start by adding the warm water to a bowl or big stand mixer.  Next, add your yeast.  Stir water and yeast until the mixture is bubbly.  Add your salt and oil to the mix.  Lastly, add your flour a little at a time.  The dough should be stiff.

Knead your dough.  Put a little oil in the bottom of a big bowl.  Place the dough in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  I usually wrap the bowl in a towel so it will rise quicker.

Let rise about and hour or until it doubles in size.

You will then roll out the dough on your pizza pans and add your desired toppings!

Bake at 375 until crust is light brown and cheese is melted.


(I like lots of crust!  So, I will usually make 3 to 4 crust for two large pizzas.)




Oh and the movie the kids choose was:


Overall, it was a cute and family friendly movie!

Fun times and memories made!




  1. Yeah! I have been waiting for this recipe. Can't wait to try it...

  2. We love pizza at our house, will def be trying this. Thanks for sharing

  3. Home made pizza is the best! Yours looks delicious.

  4. We love homemade pizza - it's so much better than the pizza chains! I would love it if you shared on my blog hop, Makin' You Crave Monday,over at!!

  5. Homemade pizza is the best by far!! By the way, we love Gnomeo &Juliet at our house! Thank you for linking to It's a Party!

  6. Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. I've been afraid of yeast- but I think I shouldn't be and make this asap! I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by

    I hope you have a great week!

  7. You are such a good mom!! That pizza looks amazing! Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you come link up again tomorrow!
    Camille @
    PS I just saw your post of the flower necklace/scarf- so cute!! Please come share it- it is darling!

  8. I've never made pizza before but I might have to try. Yours look wonderful!!!

  9. yum! this looks delish! thanks for sharing this with us, Alicia! have a lovely weekend...


  10. This looks delicious... we usually buy the dough and make the pizza.. but lots of times I don't make the pizza and we have brown dough.. this would save me lots of money!.. Can't wait to try it with the kids.. Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!