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Pizza NightHomemade Pizza Night

I love pizza and so does my family. Three out of five of us get diarrhea the next day after eating delivery pizza from the major chains. I am not sure what they add to it that disagrees with us but it does. I have decided to make my own!

I start with my Oster Bread Maker that I have had now for 15 years. I love making bread and have found that using the bread maker makes my life much easier since I started my own business. 

I used the following recipe from the Oster handbook but I changed it up a bit:

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

3 cups Gold Medal® Better for Bread™ flour

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 teaspoons regular active dry yeast


2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast or

quick-acting active dry yeast


1.Place all Dough ingredients in bread pan in the order listed. Press SELECT until the number "9" is displayed indicating the dough cycle. Press START.

2.Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 400°. Grease 2 cookie sheets. Divide dough in half.

Pat each half into 12-inch circle on cookie sheet with floured fingers. Spread with favorite toppings.

3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until crust is light brown. 2 pizza crusts.

I added 2 tsp of McCormick Perfect Pinch Garlic and Herb Salt Free Seasoning and 1 tsp dried oregano and ½ cup of Kraft Italian Grated Cheese. Then ran then I ran the Select “9” on the bread maker.

I cooked one pound of Tennessee Pride Mild Sausage Roll with ½ pound of ground beef. (I add the hamburger to make the sausage milder.) I add two medium diced onions. I cook this on medium heat until browned. I drain the fat and let set to the side.

I spray my pizza pans with Pam. (just so the crust does not stick to the pan.) I stretched the dough to the edge of the pan. (BTW the above recipe makes two 12-inch pizzas.) Once both pans are covered with the dough, I add a store bought pizza sauce, thinly. I then added Italian cheese, about 1 cup per pizza.  I then sprinkle this with dried Parmesan cheese. I added 1 package of 50+ pepperoni packages to both the pizzas on the cheese.

I then added the sausage-hamburger mixture to the top of the pizza. ) You can also add toppings to your desire. (Add to your liking!) I like mine very thick! I then top the pizza with mozzarella and cheddar cheese to my liking. I use the McCormick's Perfect Gerlic to sprinkle on the top before baking.

Home-made PizzaI bake the pie at 400-degree oven for 18 minutes. I start checking on it at the 15-minute mark and decide by the eye if the pie is done. I pull the pie out of the oven and let it set for 5 minutes before I cut it into slices. This helps slicing the pie.

Everyone enjoys this pizza and there is no health problems! I suggest that you add whatever topping that you desire. Suggestions: Add mushrooms, olives or substitute chicken for the sausage and beef.


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