Category: cheesy

Pizza De Mayo happens during the second week of May every year. When you choose to celebrate it on that week is up to you. Margaritas are, of course, entirely optional.


You can read about Pizza De Mayo 2010 here.

PDM 2011:

Pizza De Mayo 2011 featured the glorious return of
‘Deep Dish MEATZA 2 (Electric Meataloo)’.
More stable than the original with the addition of an outer crust,
this well-constructed deep dish marvel was a meat-a-licious cheese-a-riffic flavor bomb.

Deep Dish MEATZA 2 (Electric Meataloo)

You can read about Pizza De Mayo 2011 here.

This year, new combinations will emerge with a vengeance.

Will Meatza return?
Will we be able to survive another attempt?
Will coronary bypass be required?

Will another pizza emerge to surpass it’s culinary glory?
Will it be Sweet or Spicy?
Will 6-hour BBQ smoked items appear?
Will peanut butter be involved?
Do I have enough tomatoes?
Will I need to re-stock the bar?
Should I start selling tickets to this thing?
Only time will tell.

Stay Tuned…
(America!!!! Eff Yeah!)


I’m making pizza with my niece and nephew tonight!

Pizza Night With The Kids - Ingredients

We’re actually using thin-crust pizza dough (still-in-the-testing-phase) tonight,
because the kids like to hold their pizza slices, but we’ll still use my deep dish pans just to make it a little easier to get the pizzas in and out of the oven.

Here’s a few tips to make Pizza Night with the Kids a little easier:

Make your pizza dough ahead of time.

You can use my Chicago Thin Crust pizza dough recipe if you like,
there are tons of basic pizza dough recipes on the “inter-webs”!

Portion out ingredients like cheese and pepperoni into individual “kits” using zip-top bags or containers. Also, you can put the kids’ names on the containers so they don’t battle over ingredients.
This also keeps the kids from contaminating your giant bag of pizza cheese that you got from the discount club. 🙂

Make your sauce ahead of time or use any prepared pizza sauce that you like
and portion that out into containers as well, giving each kid a small measuring cup to use for spooning and spreading the sauce.

Let them be the Pizza Artists.
The kids will have plenty of fun stretching out the dough and putting on their favorite toppings! Make your own pizza along with them and be ready to help if they need it, but let the kids be the Pizza Artists.

Be prepared (or offer) to help.
i.e. –
the kids may want help putting the sauce on their pizzas so they can get on with the “important work” of adding cheese and other toppings to their pizza masterpieces. 🙂

Be the Official Baker for your Pizza Artists!
After they give you permission to bake their work of culinary genius,
as the Official Baker it is your job to put the pizzas into the hot oven.
When the pizzas are done, take them out and let your Pizza Artists eat their creations!