Homemade Pizza

My Mom makes the BEST homemade pizza, hands down, in the world. It is my favorite meal ever, but unfortuntately I’ve yet to fully master the fine art of making it on my own. Hers is light years better than pizza place pizza, and definitely healthier-especially if you serve it with a nice crunchy green salad. It also helps if you don’t eat three quarters of a whole pie by yourself, which I’ve been known to do (it seems smaller than a regular pizza, I swear!) Any homemade pizza aficionados out there have tips for me? I tried my hand at making my own the other day-it was good, but not nearly as photogenic as my Mom’s:

PS-Here’s a great instructional video on the fine art of at-home pizza making from Melissa Clark (one of my favorite chefs). I used this while making my own, and it was really helpful. The part where she tells you that you can bake the pizza on an overturned baking sheet was especially helpful to me when I opened up my brand new pizza stone and discovered that it was cracked straight down the middle! Good times.  

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  1. Homemade pizza=love. We make a really good version I found in Cooking Light with fresh tomatoes, goat cheese and mozzarella. It is divine! Yours looks delish!

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  2. Laura wrote:

    Ooh yum, looks delicious!

    Laura xo

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  3. Viviana wrote:

    Oh I love, love homemade pizza! I just have to master the art of the homemade dough! It's so hard ๐Ÿ™

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  4. I love homemade pizza! My grandmother did it the best, making her own dough, but I'm not that skilled! Homemade sauce though and maybe some thin-sliced zucchini and red onions. Yum!

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  5. That looks so delicious! I am starving now! Please share the recipe when you perfect it.

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  6. Your mom's looks absolutely amazing! I've never made homemade pizza but since I eat it about 3 times a week it would be fun to try! xx

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  7. Leslie wrote:

    I've never tried making my own pizza, but that looks absolutely amazing!

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  8. Michelle wrote:

    YUM! That looks so good! I might have to make that for the hubs…
    BTW- so glad I found your blog! I am your newest follower ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Carolyn wrote:

    Looks SO good – I just started making my own pizza last year and it is DEFINITELY a learn-as-you-go process.

    What do you bake the dough on? Don't tell me you have a matching brick oven for that wooden paddle…I'd be so jealous! I've found that a baking stone does wonders for the consistency of the crust; it really makes it the right amount of crsipy without cooking unevenly or burning any edges.

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  10. Looks absolutely delicious!

    XX Kathryn


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  11. Oh yum – looks so delicious! I LOVE homemade pizza -I'd take it over delivery anyday.

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  12. Ohhhh you are making my mouth water! I love a good homemade pizza- especially one with lots of veggies!

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  13. patti wrote:

    yay-such great praise for mom. Can't believe I never had any. I need an invite for the pizza and homemade birthday cake for dessert!!!

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  14. LV wrote:

    This looks so good! I am so hungry looking at this!


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  15. Holly wrote:

    Well, it looks great- even if it's not the same as mom's ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a cauliflower pizza crust recipe I love: http://www.goeslightly.com/2011/10/healthy-pizza.html

    It's not your classic pizza, but it sure tastes good!

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  16. yum! i love homemade pizza!

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  17. yummy! this looks so good!

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  18. Ivana wrote:

    Mhmmmm, Iยดm such a sucker for a good pizza, and this one looks so delicious! I need to bookmark this ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes ๐Ÿ™‚
    Macarons and Pearls

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