Happy Monday! This week is a super busy week for me! We have Parks' follow up doctors appointments for his kidney (please say prayers that everything is healing just the way it should) and I have so much to do before leaving to go to Baton Rouge for the Louisiana Book Festival to do my first ever cooking demo and book signing!! I am excited and nervous...and more excited. In addition to this week being super busy, the weather has shifted and it no longer feels like fall...whomp whomp. Don't worry though, to keep myself in the fall spirit, I am cooking with all the fall flavors I possibly can! My apple, bacon, and pumpkin pan pizza with caramelized onions is seriously so delicious and screams fall in the best way!
They say summer is officially over after Labor Day, but the 100 degree heat is making me a little confused about it all. Everyone (and by everyone, I mean people on social media) is all "oh the crisp mornings" or "broke out my boots today" and I'm all like "I still have boob sweat from walking into the grocery store." Sorry...was that a little TMI? But for real, I'm feeling like summer is still in full swing in Texas and so I'm holding on a little longer to things like fresh corn on the cob which happens to pair perfectly with shishito peppers, so if you haven't tried them, here's your chance! My easy corn and shishito pepper pizza is maybe the easiest pizza you are ever going to make and it just so happens to be delicious too!
Sweet and salty always wins me over. It gives me the best of both worlds and satisfies all of my cravings. I recently heard about an Italian dish that was so simple, but so genius. It was literally roasted sausage and grapes that were cooked together! I immediately knew this was a combination that I had to try out for myself! The marriage of pork and a sweet fruit is not a new idea by any means. I have used figs, cantaloupe, peaches...the list goes on. For some reason though, I have never thought to use grapes! And what a pleasant surprise it was! My sausage, grape, and ricotta pizza is the perfect sweet and salty combo that makes for a light and summery pizza!
If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, pizza would be a top contender. I love it. Most weeks I find a way to eat it, whether it's takeout, homemade, or even easy pita pizzas will do the trick. I'm not picky either. I like it with sauce, no sauce, veggie, or meat lover style. I am very non-judgmental when it comes to how I like my pizza. Is anyone with me here? Maybe it's because I love carbs and cheese, but regardless you guys have to get on board with this new combination of pizza!
It's national pizza week. Did you know that? Because that is kind of important if you ask me. It's basically an excuse to eat pizza and forget about your new year's resolutions, or not in this case. My roasted tomato and lamb pizza with mint pesto is not only to die for, but it is really pretty good for you too! How's that for having your cake and eating it too?
I love pizza, like loooove it. I could eat it everyday if my hips would allow me to. It is just so good in every way. It's comforting, it's usually what we eat for dinner on a rainy and cold night, and let's be honest here, is anything with bread and cheese bad? For me, it's all about the crust. Canean will sometimes leave his crust on his plate, only to find it disappear by yours truly. Sometimes I give it to the dogs, but that all depends on the level of greatness that the crust is.
Can we talk about how there are few things in the world better than a good slice of pizza? It ranks right up there with a great kiss, puppy breath, and realizing that top you have been wanting from Free People just went on sale. We have been known to have pizza night once a week because lucky for me, I married a fellow pizza connoisseur who is equally obsessed. And I'm about to change the game on your regular ole pizza with my farmer's market smoked sausage and corn pizza!
Y'all...holy cow was I surprised at the flavor combination the first time that I made this pizza. It was love at first bite. I knew I had to make it for you and share the recipe because one shouldn't keep this kind of deliciousness to themselves.
I do have a confession though...I tried a new technique because I read a fellow blogger who did this and thought hey that's genius...and maybe it is, but I did not feel so genius after trying it. I put my pizza stone right on my grill to recreate a wood burning oven effect and instead broke my pizza stone right in half (sigh). It seemed so brilliant, maybe it was just my stone...or maybe it was just me.