Ma, am I Italian now?

My version of Mom's pizza.
My version of Mom's pizza.

There’s a semi-half-joke that’s been running in my fam for a while now…my mom goes around telling people I’m Mexican because that’s the only food I cook.

Well, a few months later, I’m pretty sure I’ve proven her wrong.

I can cook lots of Thai food, in addition to Mexican and cupcakes. Also–after my mom decided that I was NOT Italian (although I am, biologically) but Mexican instead–I decided to prove her wrong on that account, too. I made polenta lasagne from scratch, and that was a success!

Today I made pizza. From scratch.

And while some recipes are strictly secret in our house, including pretty much all of the Italian food, I can’t tell you how to make the bread or sauce, but I will tell you what was on these delectable pizzas:

Pizza 1:

  • Chicken
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Organic sweet peppers (red, orange, and yellow)
  • Mozzerella, a handful of cheddar, and a bit of Romano

Pizza 2:

  • Fresh mozzerella
  • Fresh mushrooms
  • Organic fresh basil
  • Ricotta dollops
  • Romano

Both were amazing. Pizza No. 2 won, though, in my opinion. 🙂

I also made round pizzas that were slightly thinner crusted than my mom’s (so I could make two instead of one with the dough I had) instead of one thickly-crusted rectangle pan pizza. Highly recommend it!


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