Deep Dish Skillet Pizza


This skillet pizza is another lock down binge watch recipe inspired by an episode of Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives, and since embarking on my latest quest to combine new ideas with old techniques, a Chicago-style pie, which is outside my thin crust comfort zone, seemed the perfect opportunity to transform our old pizza night…

Kielbasa Flatbread


When I was working in Holyoke, MA several years ago, we would occasionally order staff lunch from Pizza D’action and my favorite was their Polish Kielbasa Combo. Since I am now living nearly seven hours from Holyoke and grabbing a slice or two for lunch is no longer an option, this pizza recipe is my…

Cheesesteak Flatbread


Ingredients 1 pizza or flatbread dough 1 top sirloin steak 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/2 sweet onion, thinley sliced 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup Italian blend shredded cheese 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 1/4 – 1/2 cup pizza sauce 1 tbsp AP flour, reserved Salt and pepper to taste Method Preheat the oven…

Porcini Kale Flatbread


Ingredients 1 Flatbread pizza dough, or pizza dough of choice 1 cup dried Porcini mushrooms 1 head Dino Kale, rough chopped 1 tab butter or EVOO 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s Pizza sauce, or sauce of choice Salt and Pepper to taste 1 cup fresh Mozzarella, shredded Method In a mixing bowl, steep the dried Porcini…

Taverna Restaurant & the Flatbread Pizza Experiment


About a month or so ago now, after finding myself quite lost in the kid free zone, the wife convinced me we needed to enjoy a romantic Friday night out, which honestly was long overdue. Even so, I grudgingly went about the task of ironing my clothes and applying mascara for our rare out-after-seven evening…

Grilled Veggie Pizza


Saturday night when I smoked turkey legs, I also threw an array of veggies on the grill to use in recipes throughout the upcoming week. For this pizza, I used leftover grilled zucchini and red bell pepper. The smokey char of the veggies, the soft, sweet fresh mozzarella and the herbaceous crunch of the pine…

Smoked Ham & Pineapple Pizza with Jalapeno


With this pizza recipe, we used the last of my beautifully smoked ham. Of course, we had to spice it up with the jalapeno slices but with the sweet notes from the pineapple and the smokey flavor of the ham the jalapeno just seemed like a no-brainer for us to add on. You can completely…

Veggie Pizza


For as long as I can remember I have absolutely loathed green bell peppers. For years I couldn’t even stand the smell of them. The unripe fruit has been vehemently rejected from my slices of supreme pizza and left unapologetically limp and lifeless on the side of my restaurant plates. I’ve long held the opinion…

Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza


Years ago when we first began experimenting with making pizza at home we tried a vast array of dough recipes but always stuck with the same toppings: tomatoes and basil. After several fails and equal amounts of pizza successes, we felt brave enough to venture into the unknown world of topping combinations. One of our…

Chicken Apple Sausage Pizza with Spinach


Surrounding me there are numerous orchards, farms, co-ops, and Farmer’s Markets that I gratefully visit as often as I can. For this recipe, I procured fresh, local spinach (which lasted me an entire week) and locally made chicken apple sausage from Milburn Orchards. Milburn’s is most notably known for their pick-your-own apples and berries but…