PB Drizzle and Pizza Pizza

Does anyone remember the Little Caesar’s Pizza Pizza promo where you could go into the store and get a prize if you said “Pizza Pizza” at the counter? Please don’t tell me I am the only one that did this as a child. Anyhow, I don’t think I’ve been to a Little Caesar’s in at least 15 years, but I still have a love for pizza deep down in my heart, only now I make it at home and include lots of my favorite veggies (more on that later).

First thing first, I whipped up a new oatmeal topping recently – let’s just call it PB Drizzle (sounds kind of like a new Rap artist, no?)

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I had a bowl of overnight oats ready to munch on and really wanted some pb on it. Most of my nut butters are stored in the fridge and often times they come out quite hard and cold so I had a grand idea to add a little water (1/2 Tablespoon) to a bit of peanut butter (approx. 1 Tablespoon), pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds, stir it up, and drizzle it on my overnight oats. PB Drizzle Perfection!

Other random eats include Fakin Bacon tempeh BLT wraps.

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Love these!! I think I’ve had at least 3 over the course of 3 days. :)

And back to the pizza, tonight for dinner I had a craving for zee za’ so I hopped over to the store and purchased a few necessary ingredients – crust, the stuff for tomato sauce and shrooms. I wanted it to be quick and easy (twss) so I bought a Boboli 12″ 100% Whole Wheat Thin Crust (using a coupon the company sent me), a bag of part skim mozzarella cheese, and organic tomato sauce/paste to whip up a super simple pizza sauce. The other toppings included a CSA red onion and backyard tomato/ basil babies.

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Easy Pizza Sauce

(easily sauces 2 full pizzas)

  • 1 (15 oz) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 (6 oz) can of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Prep:

Mix all ingredients together and spread onto pizza dough.

I served myself two slices of the pizza and small salad with CSA greens, red onion, shrooms, edamame, and goddess dressing on the side.

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The remaining slices of the pizza were enjoyed by Isaac and his dad. I loved the pizza and they both complimented me on how great it tasted was so I’ll say it was a winner! The crust was a perfect combination of crispy and chewy and it wasn’t too thin! I’d definitely buy the Boboli 100% Whole Wheat thin crust again.

On another note a friend and I were talking about making our own pizza dough and bread on Sunday. I’ve actually never done either, but have been told by many people that it’s super easy! I think I need to get on the bandwagon and make some myself! Do you have tips for me before I try my hand at it?

Alright, my belly is full now so I’m off to start packing. I have a 7am flight to catch for work tomorrow as I’m headed to a conference in Orlando for 2 days. I’ll be getting back late Wednesday night so I’m not sure when I’ll have time to post again. Hopefully sooner rather than later. Until then, go make yourself some delicious pizza and if you’re really into pizza you might even want to build your own backyard brick oven. :) How cool would that be?

-Brittany

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Comments

  1. I definitely remember the Little Caesar’s commercials! I am a bit embarrassed to admit how much I loved that pizza. Yours looks MUCH better though. :)

    Have a good trip!

  2. Lovin’ the PB “sauce”! Reminds me of one of my favorite jokes:

    Q: For what does Snoop Dogg use his umbrella?
    A: Fo’ drizzle!

    I also like the au naturale carrot sticks. They look like Dr. Seuss food!

  3. love the PB drizzle!!!! and that pizza sauce sound great!! that sounds so good! i love me some pizza!

  4. Your PB drizzle does look like PERFECTION! nom nom.

    But if it were me I would add a little something more too the pizza sauce. Maybe some basil or oregano or thyme or balsamic vinegar or some olive oil or variations of them all. Channel your imaginary Italian nonna, girl! :)

  5. I love the PB drizzle!

    I used to make pizza (crust and all) for my mom and dad for dinner but kind of got out of the habit. I still do it from time to time and it is just as fun now as it used to be when I was 14 or 15.

    I hope your trip goes well!

  6. You better believe I did! There was a little Ceasar’s by my house growing up, and my sister and I would look forward to pizza night so much. We loved their breadsticks too. Now I make my own pizza, and it is, of course, so much better. But I still have such fond memories!

  7. Haha YES! I do remember those Little Caesar’s commercials! Although, I really think Little Cesar’s is probably the worst pizza out there! But they did have those good breadsticks that saved them. ;)

    I love making my own pizza. Yours looks delicious!

  8. Haha, why are all conferences in Orlando? I swear, I was there 15 times last year…

    The only trouble I had with making my own pizza crust was getting it to spread thin enough to my liking! But, I’ve had that problem with store-bought dough, too, so maybe it’s just me!

  9. Making your own pizza dough is super easy girl – I made some on Sunday and it takes no time at all (well except the rising part – but what’s an hour?!) I would follow Jenna’s recipe from eatliverun, it’s by far the best/easiest I think. I don’t have a standing mixer so I just do it all by hand, it’s fun! Make extra too for freezing, that way you have fresh dough whenever you want :)

  10. Love the PB Drizzle idea! I also store most of my nut butters in the fridge and have found that they’re just too hard sometimes.

  11. Yum! I looooove pizza. Growing up my family would go to an Italian restaurant near our house and have Pizza Sundays. I think I could eat it every day of the week.

    Have you tried Trader Joe’s 100% Whole Wheat Pizza Dough?? They sell it in the refrigerated section for $.99 and it is scrumptious!

  12. Hope you have fun with the bread baking. I absolutely LOVE doing it and I will say that once you start making your own pizza dough you will never go back to store bought! No offense to Boboli, but homemade is easy and so much better. I would say my tips are to be patient, if it doesn’t seem like it is rising fast enough it could still be okay, just let it rise longer!

  13. I love making my own pizza at home! I agree with the comments above, once you go homemade with crust, you won’t go back! And it’s MUCH easier than it seems. I don’t even use a recipe anymore, I’ve got the perfect pizza crust lodged permanently in my brain!

  14. I always make my own bread and pizza crust! The key is to not rush the rising process. Just let that baby sit for as long as the recipe says. It will make your crust better! It’s worth the wait.

  15. my mom always makes fun of me but I love making my own bread and pizza crust–it’s just so satisfying! check out my blog or email me if you want any specific recipes…I HIGHLY recommend this bread: http://www.thesweetslife.com/2010/01/twelve-in-ten-challenge-whole-grain.html

  16. I love Fakin’ Bacon–I highly recommend it in pasta!

  17. ive always been told that the breadmaker is the best way to go for making pizza dough.. plus its less messy.. but im sure it takes much longer too.

    i usually mix in tomato or pasta sauce with my pizza sauce too! it really adds a lot of flavor without that acidity because the pasta sauce cuts down on the burn i find a lot of pizza sauces have.

    xoxo

  18. That Boboli whole wheat crust is awesome! It’s my favorite store-bought crust to use. Echoing others’ comments, my #1 tip for making your own pizza dough is to let it rise long enough. Your patience will be rewarded with delicious and fluffy crust. Also, make enough for a few pizzas and then portion and freeze the leftovers, wrapped individually in plastic wrap. Just make sure to let it thaw completely and rise again before rolling out and baking. Good luck!

  19. Making pizza dough is super easy – I use yogurt in my dough to give it a little added moisture and taste. I’m actually making a tempeh, feta and savory watermelon pizza for our hosts in Vermont tomorrow night, so I’ll post the recipe for a good, quick dough.
    I love baking bread – it’s strangely addictive, and being able to toss in your own little add-ins makes for creative eating. I usually let my starter sit for a couple of days in the fridge, and when I bake, I make at least six loaves so that I can freeze a couple. Since my partner is a carb monster, that usually lasts us a week!

  20. yummm I need to try making my own pizza for usre

  21. ha! i really do wish there was a rapper named pb drizzle…

  22. Great idea with the drizzle! going to have to try that one. And I love pizza, especially grilled, but I would much rather have an outdoor pizza oven! That would be so awesome. Hope you had a nice conference :)

  23. That pizza looks so tasty! I love that you kept the veggies sliced! So pretty and I am sure delicious!

  24. I have some homemade pizza dough in my freezer right now. I use the recipe on Smitten Kitchen but tweaked it a little bit. I like my dough really thin so I double the batch and then make 3 crusts out of that. It’s super easy, no stand-up mixer needed. You should totally make your own…you’ll never want store-bought pizza again! Your food photos are making me hungry but it’s super late now. Ugh but now I want to eat!

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