Everything in the house Pizza night.

We don’t eat horrible, but this pizza is a dieter’s nightmare. My fiance wanted a home made pizza, but he loves meat and cheese. I love veggies, and my son just wants olives! I won’t lie it’s all pretty tasty. Something about being home made and not spending a penny (& a TON of leftovers).


Here is my Quick Rise Dough Recipe:


  • 2 1cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon fast rising yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 cup hot water (not boiling- i microwave it)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • oil, for oiling pans
  • cornmeal, to sprinkle on pan



  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of flour with yeast, sugar, and salt.
  2. Pour hot water and oil into flour mixture and mix well.
  3. Mix in remaining flour to make a slightly sticky dough.
  4. Form dough into a ball.
  5. On a lightly floured surface – or using the dough hook on KitchenAid mixer – knead dough for about five minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  6. Cut dough in half; cover and let rest for 10 minutes. To make later, refrigerate the rounds of dough at this point. Bring to room temperature before rolling or stretching.
  7. Meanwhile, lightly oil pizza pans or sheets and sprinkle lightly with cornmeal.
  8. Roll dough to desired thickness and transfer to pans, or place dough directly on pan and pat and stretch to desired shape and thickness.
  9. Let rise for 15 minutes, a little longer if you are making a thick crust.
  10. Add toppings.
  11. Bake in 425 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Note: If I make extra and double the recipe I freeze the dough! But lightly grease the ziplock/container before putting dough in. It last around 12 weeks and will thaw out overnight in the fridge.

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