Easiest Pizza Recipe

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All you ladies will know of what I speak.  Though one is acutely aware that something is expected to appear in the way of food substances around that time of the day people call “dinnertime,” while the will is there…The flesh is weak.

That said, starving your children is against the law…. so I bring to the rescue a seriously delicious and also the easiest pizza recipe ever.  It is perfect for the day when the idea of cooking something, really anything at all, is more than you can contemplate, no less tackle. 

Some days, when our inn has been way full and I have already completed a terrific 3-course gourmet breakfast for all the guests and cleaned up the dishes, pots and pans associated with this task-A big dinner is the very last thing I am inclined to face.

So, let’s hear it for the girls.  A great recipe, an easy recipe and a yummy recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as our family has.  

Easiest Pizza Recipe At Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast Inn  Bake 400 degrees for about 20 mins. 

Buy fresh or frozen pizza dough  (You could make dough- but unless you are really good at this -don’t make this recipe hard.)

baked pizza on round,metal stone with brown crusty cheese on top.Take out your pizza stone.  We have a round one and a square one.  Your choice.

Apply the pizza crust careful not to tear it.

Sprinkle a bit of good quality olive oil on the crust.

3, best of summertime, Large tomatoes-Whatever kind you like. Don’t be stingy with these because there is no commercial sauce on this pizza and so this becomes the sauce. Slice the tomatoes very thin and working in circles place them all over pizza crust.  Once you have them all over the crust, save the outer 1/2 inch of the pizza, put a tiny bit of salt-pepper and a pinch of sugar on the tomato before proceeding.

Roll about 10-15 leaves of fresh basil.  Using a very sharp knife, cut the basil in strips.  Distribute   over tomatoes. 

Onions (I use Vidalia) Slice 1 medium onion paper thin.  These go on next covering entire pie.  (You can French Brown these if you prefer onions that way)..but you don’t have to

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A healthy amount of fresh,carefully washed and spun dry spinach or thinly slice zucchini squash. Place this on top of the tomatoes-  I have used both veggies in this recipe and this is completely your choice.  Try them both.  You’ll be making this recipe more than once I promise.

Drizzle a bit more olive oil.

*If you want meat, now’s the time.  I don’t put meat on this pizza.  I prefer to use the lovely vegetables we have such great access to.  My daughter has used this recipe and has used both pepperoni and sausage.  

Lastly, the cheese.  I completely cover the lower ingredients on this pie with some good quality mozzarella finely grated.  I top it with a smattering of Parmesan for a bit of tang.

You will love this pizza and it is much healthier than commercial pizzas. I’d love to know if you make it and how it turns out for you. This also serves as a fantastic appetizer.


Patti and Gary Wiles, Innkeepers

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