Triumphant homemade pizza, finally!

Pizza has been my Achille’s heel for, well, forever. No more! Equipped with store-bought dough and regular old baking sheets, I can now create a delectable pizza all by myself. (Next step, homemade crust). I’ve made these two recipes twice in the recent past, and each time, both pizzas were marvelous.

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Pizza with peaches, caramelized onion, gorgonzola and rosemary
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Pizza with tomato sauce, kale, mozzarella, and Kalamata olives

Ingredients (Peach and caramelized onion pizza)

1 package pizza dough, rolled out and prepped according to directions

2-3 ripe peaches, pits removed, sliced

1 red onion, thinly sliced

1-2 tsp olive oil

1/4 cup (approx) gorgonzola cheese

2 sprigs fresh rosemary

a drizzle of balsamic vinegar

Method

Preheat your oven to the temp specified on your dough packaged

Over low heat, caramelize the onion in the oil. 15 minutes usually does the trick.

Decorate your rolled out dough with slices of peach, caramelized onion slices and cheese. Garnish with fresh rosemary and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Bake according to dough directions, checking on the pizza regularly to prevent burning.

Slice and devour.

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Ingredients (Kale and Kalamata olive pizza)

1 package dough, rolled and prepped per directions

1 carton/can good quality pizza sauce

1 cup kale, torn into bite size pieces

1 small container fresh mozzarella, preferably in balls!

a handful of pitted Kalamata olives (or more, if you’re an olive bar addict like myself)

pepper to taste

Method

Preheat oven.

Spread the sauce over the dough evenly. Top with kale, cheese and olive.

Bake according to dough package directions. Maybe some pepper?

That’s it!

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