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It’s Pizza Night …

During the months of the storm we did consume a fair share of pizza.  I love our local pizzeria, it is called Joe’s.  It is a small place and the people are kind.  Once again, they have watched my children grow up.  The greeting’s are on a first name basis and I feel welcome and appreciated.  I feel like cooking and I desire pizza, yet, I really don’t feel like waiting, (hoping) for the dough to rise. I really enjoy my visit to Joe’s; therefore I shall buy the dough and cook the pizza myself.  And this is called the best of both worlds.


2 fresh pizza dough’s
4 vine ripe tomatoes – sliced thin
16 oz. mozzarella – shredded
Grated Romano cheese
6 sausages – 3 hot – 3 sweet
1 large onion – sliced
1 bell pepper
4 cloves garlic – chopped
 ¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. dried oregano
Corn meal for dusting
Olive oil

Heat a large frying pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Over a medium heat, add the sliced onions, peppers and chopped garlic to sauté until the onions are clear and slightly golden.  Add the sausages and cook until the sausages are done.  Slice the sausages when they are cooked and return them to the pan and set aside for the pizza topping.

Preheat Oven – 375 degrees:

Dust the pizza pan with cornmeal.

Form the pizza dough to fit the pizza pan. 

Place in the oven for about 5 – 8 minutes to bake before putting the toppings.  This will give the crust some firmness.

Remove from the oven. Divide the slices of two of the tomatoes on each pizza.  Top with the sausage and peppers, shredded mozzarella, grated cheese, a few extra dashes of seasonings and a small drizzle of olive oil.

Bake for about 20 minutes until the crust is golden.

Enjoy with love,



  1. I love homemade pizza and yours looks fabulous. I'm sure Joe's crust is perfect.

  2. I am a pizza addict...we're having it for dinner tonight! I love the idea of using sliced tomatoes instead of sauce.

  3. I love pizza!!
    Yesterday we ate chicken, cooked from your recipe.

  4. I'm glad you had a place to go that treated you like family. Very important.

    Pizza is one of my favorite foods. Yours looks wonderful. All your food looks wonderful.

    Have a terrific day Catherine. Big hugs. :)

  5. The pizza looks fantastic.

  6. We love to make our own pizza bit I must admit that I usually cheat and buy ready made pizza basis. I'm not sure if we can buy pizza dough but I am going to look into it next time I'm in town!! The topping sounds wonderful and has given me some new ideas!!

  7. What an amazing pizza dear. I have to dine and I'm mouthwatering! Great ^_^ Bye, have a good week

  8. You can make a great pizza at home too, evidenced by yours. I've done the same thing - buying dough and putting on the toppings. Now I'm hungry for pizza.

  9. I am definitely making this one, but I will have to leave out the sausage and cut down on the salt. Of course I will add a nice bottle of Chianti.

  10. I love pizza, especially such home made!
    Have a wonderful week!

  11. There is nothing like a good homemade pizza and this one looks better than anything! Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. Mmm this pizza looks brilliant :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  13. When you make pizza at home you always get the perfect amount of our favorite toppings. I think I'd like Joe's too.

  14. Catherine, That is one beautiful pizza that you made! I'd go with the meat lovers version...but I liked the combo sweet and hot Italian sausages. Great idea! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  15. aah this look really delicious!!

  16. I am a lover of all things pizza Catherine! This is sooo irresistible looking! Such a good idea to buy the dough - what a time saver. xoxo

  17. I always love a great homemade pizza (as well as a restaurant's one sometimes!) And your looks fantastic... Lots of toppings that I love!

  18. Sounds delicious, Catherine. :)

  19. OMG this pizza looks delicious!!!
    Have a great day

  20. Your homemade pizza looks absolutely perfectly cooked and delicious!

  21. This is the making of a fabulous family evening!!! =) blessings ~ tanna

  22. I adore pizza…my absolute favorite comfort food! Your’s certainly does look like the best of both worlds…delectable looking!

  23. We love pizza here - a real family food! Love how the neighborhood knows your children. sandie

  24. Me encanta la pizza y esta se ve deliciosa, muchas gracias por tu visita a mi blog, besos

  25. I grew up next to an Italian deli and pizzeria, so this brought back good memories for me too. Your pizza looks delicious!

  26. They say the secret for a perfect pizza is the Mozarella...Yours looks just amazing Catherine.

  27. Hi Catherine, your pizza certainly look inviting. I love pizza, wish I can join you for this delicious meal. :)

    With lots of love and hugs to you.

  28. Nothing beats a homemade pizza because you can add or remove the toppings that you like and don’t like. However, the long process for the dough to rise is the irritating part, which is the reason for some people to just go to a pizzeria and pick the pizza they want to eat. Whether homemade or not, pizza is still one of the top favorite food of most people. ->Fresh & Healthy Brands

  29. Homemade pizzas are superb, even more so if you can replicate your favorite pizza place’s recipe. That way you can enjoy them in the comforts of your home, and probably for less. Btw that pizza really looks yummy. Looking forward to trying it one of these days.

    Carlene @ Incredible Pizza


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