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Making Memories, One Slice at a Time

Making Memories, One Slice at a Time

I don’t know when I learned about it, but a National Day of something fills the calendar every month.  For example, March 1 is National Pig Day, August 17 is World Honey Bee Day, September 13 is one of my personal favorites, Bald is Beautiful Day, and of course, December 25 is Christmas.

I was thrilled to learn National Pizza Day is Friday, February 9!

While it doesn’t take much planning to pick up your cell and have a pizza delivered, I wanted to do something special as a family and make our own pizza. So, I went to work on this to make sure I had everything ready for a fun night in the kitchen. 

I admit, I’m a pizza traditionalist.  Give me your pizza basics:  mushrooms, pepperoni, sausage, and top it with some nice mozzarella.  Perfection. 

My wife likes traditional Margherita pizza. 

My son likes Buffalo Chicken Pizza.

My daughter likes the Canadian inspired Hawaiian Pizza.

The great thing about making them at home is you can have a buffet and share time together while prepping and eating. 

I bought pizza dough at the grocery store.  I made some tomato sauce using my favorite Spice Madness garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning some depth.  Can’t forget the crushed red pepper for the perfect touch of heat!

While the sauce was cooking down, we organized our favorite toppings.  Since I had some Buffalo Wing Rub leftover from all the wings we’ve been making during football season, I made a few chicken breasts with the wing rub ahead of time.

Everyone grabbed some dough and stretched the pizza.  My daughter YouTube’d how to toss pizza dough and gave us pointers.   We had a good laugh when my son missed and caught the dough with his face.   We put two pizzas in the oven at a time.  We shared a night of memories, and I knew we were creating the start of a new tradition.