a simpler sound.

I could eat pizza everyday.



I could. I could eat it several times a week, easily. I mean, everyone loves pizza [more or less]. Being from New York, I take my pizza VERY seriously. And I've had some pretty impressive pizza here in Atlanta [but nothing beats my ALL TIME FAVORITE PIZZA PLACE].  But there's something about making pizza from scratch that tastes so much better. 

The toughest part is really making your own dough, since it involves a lot of waiting and hoping you didn't completely botch up the recipe! Though I usually make my own dough, the next best thing is going to your favorite pizza place and asking them if they sell their dough.  I usually walk down the street to Fellinis and pick up dough there [for a large pizza, it's only $2!] which cuts down pizza making time significantly.  

Then, it's just a matter of rolling out the dough and picking out your toppings.  I like keeping things simple with just good sauce and fresh mozzarella and basil, but this particular night, we went all out. 



For one pizza, we used: blue cheese, bosc pears, walnuts, red onions, and these amazing caramelized onions as a sauce.  We also did a red sauce with sauteed cremini mushrooms, fresh ricotta and basil.  There were a couple other derivatives using these ingredients, and all tasted fantastic.  For a change of pace, we attempted to grill these on my charcoal grill.  I imagine they'll turn out better next time, since this go-around, the heat was too strong, leaving them crusty on the bottom and uncooked on top.  However, a quick trip to the broiler remedied this quickly.

Next time, try making pizza at home.  Even with some hiccups, it tastes delicious every time [it just may not look pretty, but who cares about that sort of thing anyway?].