The ULTIMATE Pan Style Pizza Crust

Folks, I just made the best pizza crust I have ever made. My husband of course gave me all the tips on how to do it. If you like your crust thick, soft, and ultimately the best, try this pizza crust recipe.

Pan Style Pizza Crust

1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 T. active dry yeast
1 T. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
*2 cups whole wheat flour
*1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

* If you want just the regular white flour dough, just substitute the whole wheat flour for white flour.
1.In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Add yeast and let stand for about 10 minutes.
2.Next, add the olive oil and salt into the yeast mixture, then mix in the whole wheat flour and 1 cup of the all-purpose flour.
3. Add remaining 1/2 c. flour on a hard surface and knead dough over flour until all flour is combined. Dough should be very pliable at this point.
4. Grease a medium sized bowl and form dough into ball and place in bowl.
5. Cover bowl and let rise for a couple hours.
6. Punch dough down once risen and grease a pizza pan.
7. Roll dough on pizza pan and place a large plate in center of dough. This keeps the dough shape and gives you the thick, soft crust around the pizza once baked.
8. Place dough in fridge for another couple hours, be sure it's covered.
9. pre-heat oven to 350, once temp. is at 350, coat pizza dough in olive oil and place pizza dough in oven for about 5 minutes.
10. Take dough out of oven and smooth pizza sauce or speghetti sauce over pizza. Top with shredded mozerilla cheese and the other topping of your choice. Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes or until center is done and crust golden. Here are the toppings we added:
1. Turkey pepperoni, tomatos, olives, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions.


Roasted Garlic & Red/Green Pepper Penne Pasta

This meal is so quick to put together. One of my favorite past time meals was always sauteed garlic in olive oil, adding some green onions and then some pasta. I decided to try garlic with red pepper since I love anything spicy. This meal is great!

1 package of penne pasta
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1/4 c. olive oil
1 tsp. red pepper seasoning
1/4 c. chopped green onions
1/4 c. chopped green pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. lemon juice

Boil pasta, drain, set aside and add a little olive oil. Sautee/roast garlic in 1/4 c. olive oil over medium heat. Add pepper and seasonings. Once garlic is brown and almost crunchy, add pasta. Add lemon juice and Enjoy!


Mango Salsa (see January archive on right for recipe)