CUCINA CARA MIA.......Random thoughts from "my dear kitchen" about food, travel, Italy, San Diego and life!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Back in college my husband won two pizza eating championships at San Diego State. To say the least, he knows pizza and of course, whenever I make one, he is right there gobbling it up. We have talked about building an outdoor fireplace/pizza oven in our backyard....Don't have the money for it, but always watching HGTV for inspiration.
Last night I used a new dough recipe and added the following toppings:
1/2 cup tomato sauce
6 oz. crimini mushrooms, sliced
small jar artichoke hearts, chopped
1 small orange bell pepper, chopped
3-4 T. pesto
4 slices of mozzarella
2-3 oz. goat cheese
bunch of baby asparagus, steamed first
grated parmesan cheese

I don't know if it was the rainbow of veggies, the combination of the cheese, but he said that is the best pizza you have ever was good, but if we ate like that every night we are going to be the next contestants on The Biggest Loser!


SeaWorthy said...


your such a tease, little girl~

--and, by the looks of things, an exceptional pizza pie maker..

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh man...It's not even breakfast...And I am HUNGRY...for THAT!

Sabina said...

Hi Linda Lou!!!!

This looks amazing!! I'm starving now!!

I have heard of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I didn't read it but read extensively about it - lol.

I'm now off to check out more of your wonderful posts and keep a look out for any ray of sunshine that might peek through these ominous clouds looming over Northern Ca. ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow. That looks awesome. Unique combination of toppings. Yum.

janie said...

That looks so good! I want your crust recipe.

Sue said...

So what's the dough recipe? did I miss something....We are pizza-holics

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fabulous looking pizza!

I'd love to have a wood fire oven in my backyard too, but that will never happen. Luckily there are so many good pizza places in Brooklyn we really don't need one!