Thursday, February 25, 2010

Trader Joe's Pizza Dough

Lately, I've really been into pizza. It's been one of my top pregnancy cravings. You just can't go wrong with a good crust, sauce, and cheese! I've thought about making my own pizza dough but it just seems like such a hassle. Why go through all the time and trouble to make dough when they sell perfectly good dough at Trader Joe's? They have a plain dough, a whole wheat dough, and a garlic herb pizza dough in the refrigerated section of the store & it's only 99 cents! I think pretty much everything at TJ's is fabulous and tasty.
It's really simple to use this dough. It's just pretty sticky, so I made sure to put flour on my working surface. I'm not a professional pizza tosser, so I just stretched the dough out into a rough circle shape.
The best part about making pizza at home is that you get to play with the toppings. This time, I added some pizza sauce (also TJ's), shredded mozzarella cheese, slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, prosciutto, artichoke hearts, and sun dried tomatoes.
We had arugula lettuce on our pizza for the first time in Brazil last year, and hubby just loves it. So after the pizza came out of the oven I sprinkled some arugula on top. The crust was crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. This pizza is semi-homemade cooking at it's perfection!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Been Busy Baking...

Sorry I've been missing from the food blogging world for the past few months!!! I've been busy baking... a baby in my oven! This is our first child and we are beyond the moon excited. Right now I am about 4 and a half months pregnant and our baby girl is due in July.
I would have been food blogging... but morning sickness has been hell. I've had so many food aversions and had no interest in looking at food, eating food, or smelling food during my first trimester. I was so sick and nauseous all day that I ended up losing a total of 7 pounds. Now that I'm halfway through my pregnancy, morning sickness has finally let up and I'm interested in eating again! I even gained back the weight I lost. I've been avoiding cooking but I feel like I'm ready to get back into the kitchen again. I feel like I need to practice my cooking skills more than ever, now that I'm going to be a Mama! <3

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