Homemade Pizza Night & New Recipe Pages

Good afternoon!

It’s a beautiful one here in NC — 60 and sunny! Matt was sick most of the weekend but is starting to feel better today, so we took a nice walk in the sunshine :)

It’s been a relaxing but fun weekend — last night was homemade pizza night at Elle’s!


We like taking prom-style photos, don’t judge. (We missed you, Libby!) There were boys invited for the evening festivities as well but sadly Matt wasn’t feeling well enough to join. But he was sweet to make me go anyway since he knew I wanted to :)

The pizza was deeeeeelish — and whole wheat, too! We used the prepared whole wheat pizza dough from Trader Joe’s — just roll it out and top with deliciousness! Super easy. Everyone brought different toppings so we had fun mixing and matching!


Roasted garlic, pear, & cheese:


Mushrooms, garlic, prosciutto, goat cheese:


Red peppers, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, prosciutto, cheese & sauce:


YUM! I brought a tasty mixed green, beets, goat cheese, and pine nut salad for everyone to enjoy on the side:


And my friend Steph brought this awesome red pepper polenta with sautéed mushrooms. So good!


Dessert? A sliver of this completely epic Red Velvet Cheesecake that Elle made. I think she’s posting the recipe tomorrow!


Such a fun night.

By the way — I finally got my recipe page all updated! Here are links to the new pages I created for my recent recipes:



(photo source)


Yum, yum! I’m off to run some errands and get some school work done. Matt is sticking in town this week and working from home since he’s still not feeling super awesome — it’ll be nice to have him around :)

Stay tuned — I just made some seriously amazing Peanut Butter Banana Bread — recipe coming tomorrow!


  1. 1

    Make your own pizza nights are always a BLAST! Love that you girls always get together to have fun dinner parties.

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    I love Elle’s colorful walls. I love pizza.

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    You always have the best weekends! :) I love reading about them!

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    Pizza! Beets! Mushrooms! Cheesecake! A whole evening of deliciousness.
    And you look like Rockettes!!!

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    Oooh looking forward to the peanut butter banana bread recipe! :)

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    I just love TJ’s WW dough. We usually throw as many veggies as we can possibility fit on it with mozzarella and goat cheese. :) Homemade pizza beats the pants off delivery.

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    I love pre-made pizza dough for nights like that – so easy & delicious. All of those pizza combos sound amazing too!

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    I love our prom photos but what I love most is that we take them EVERY time there’s a clubhouse gathering!

  9. 9

    Looks like a fun night with the girls! I made homemade pizza yesterday too – no fancy flavors though just cheese! :-)

  10. 10

    Ahhh homemade pizza is the best! I make my single-serving one allll the time:)

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    EVERYTHING LOOKS DELISH! can’t wait for pb banana bread :)

  13. 13

    all of those pizza look and sound amazing. you just can’t go wrong with pizza :)

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    That looks awesome — and fun!

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    I love Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough! It makes life so much easier, and it is so good! Plus, you cannot beat the price. 99 cents works for me!

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    the red velvet cheesecake looks amazing!
    Awesome looking pizza!

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    That red velvet cheesecake looks A-FREAKIN-MAZING!!!

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    i love making homemade pizza! :) such a great group activity. your date balls have just moved to the top of my “to make” list.

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