O Pizza, My Pizza, How Tasty Thou Wert

Yes, wert. Look it up.

Every so often, Charlie and I take a hankerin’ fer pizza. When we do, we don’t go out and buy some. I make it. Because we’re cheap hippie weirdo freaks particular.


Mix 1/3 cup flour, about 1/2 tablespoon salt, about 1/2 tablespoon yeast, and enough water to make a dough. Knead flour into it until it doesn’t stick to the bowl. Cover lightly and let it rise while you fix the toppings.

Also, preheat the oven with a pizza pan in it to 450F.

pizzaCut up mushrooms and onions, and cook them in a little olive oil until they’re soft. Do bell peppers, too, if you want to. I wish I’d had some. Add some chicken or, as in our case, vegan “chicken”, sliced olives, and some fresh spinach.

When all that is hot, I stirred in some cream cheese so it would all hold together.

Then I rolled out the dough as thin as I could and spread some garlic-flavored olive oil on it. I carefully lifted it up and slapped it onto the pizza stone.

I distributed the toppings all over the dough and topped it with Parmesan, asiago, Romano, and mozzarella cheeses.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the bottom is browned and the cheese on top starts to toast.

Oh, MAN, this was good!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character makes fast food at home. Is it successful, or chaos?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “O Pizza, My Pizza, How Tasty Thou Wert

  1. Jane

    March 12, 2014 at 9:46am

    Yum, pizza!
    I get ours from:

    Za’s Pizza, in the Highlands. We are just at the edge of their delivery area.

    But I’d like some of yours! A pizza stone! I’m missing this from my arsenal of cookery tools. Some day, perhaps 😉

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      Marian Allen

      March 12, 2014 at 10:17am

      I’ve heard that Za’s is super-good. You and I went to a pizza place on Frankfort, didn’t we? That was good, as I recall.

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  2. Katherine James

    March 12, 2014 at 1:55pm

    I’ve recently learned how to make pizza dough from scratch (thank you YouTube!), but I kept failing to find the right type of tomato sauce for the base.

    Two days ago, I attempted to make my own tomato sauce instead (filled with garlic, herbs and mushrooms) and now my home made pizzas taste perfectly delicious (even if I do say so myself!). 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      March 12, 2014 at 3:01pm

      Sounds delicious! Do you begin with fresh tomatoes, or with canned tomato sauce that you turn into your own magic deliciousness?

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      • Katherine James

        March 13, 2014 at 11:20am

        Both! (kinda…)

        I start with canned plum tomatoes and begin building the base from there.

        I think I may have just caught the cooking bug. 🙂

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          Marian Allen

          March 13, 2014 at 2:50pm

          It’s a good bug to catch. ~grin~ I’ll have to see if I can find canned plum tomatoes around here. Better yet, I’ll wait until the farmers’ market opens and freeze some fresh ones. 😉

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  3. Chris Graham

    March 12, 2014 at 2:58pm

    You can’t find them in UK!

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      Marian Allen

      March 20, 2014 at 8:01am

      Got a favorite set of toppings? Not the healthiest of foods, but not the worst, eh?

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