Homemade Pizza Night!

I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful group of friends here :)


Love these girls. (We missed you, Elder!)


Last night, my classmate Elle (the blonde in the white shirt) had us over to her adorable place for a homemade whole wheat pizza night!

Matt came, too :) He was a good sport about hanging with the girls all night!


(Sidenote — aren’t Elle’s curtains fabulous?! She made them herself!)

Elle has a pizza stone, so we cooked the pizzas one at a time :) It was perfect so we had time to digest in between!



We had some awesome combinations, all on top of Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough.

First up — Elle’s creation, a roasted garlic, pear (!), prosciutto, and mozzarella cheese pizza :)



YUM! The pear was such a fun addition.

Next up — me and Jillian’s special top secret pizza, using our purchase from the farmers market — smoked mozzarella cheese!


This cheese was SO good. We sampled it at the market and it tastes like smoked meat or something! Yum.

Using the cheese as inspiration, we made a BBQ Chicken pizza!


It was just as good as we hoped it would be :)


Next up — a veggie pizza with tomato sauce, roasted squash and orange pepper, fresh mozzarella, and Italian seasoning. Beautiful!




Check out the steam!


By this point, Matt decided to step in ;) Enter — the MAN PIZZA!!!!


He had fun creating it, haha. Man pizza basically = lots of meat!


On the left — tomato sauce, cheese, and a ton of prosciutto. Mmmmm.


On the right — pesto, fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella.


Both sides were AMAZING!



We also had a beautiful salad to enjoy with our pizza :)


Dessert was this insane chocolate tart that Elle made earlier on in the week using a recipe from Real Simple.


It was like fudge — very rich! A tiny bite was just perfect :)


Matt and I just went for an awesome hike and now we’re heading off to his brother and wife’s place for dinner! They live in Raleigh and it’s insane we hadn’t met up with them until this weekend. We’ve all been so busy! Actually, the last time we saw them was at their wedding in June!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and stay tuned for some amazing hiking pictures tomorrow :)


  1. 1

    Mmmm I LOVE homemade pizza night! That man pizza looks about right haha.

  2. 2

    You have awesome friends! I love the Man pizza! Hahah

  3. 3

    Man pizza looks mighty good. I made a pizza (personal size just for me) with banana pepper and pineapple slices on it and it was so good.
    Elle’s window treatments are very original and pretty.

  4. 4

    I love pizza night! We always put pear or apple on our pizza, it gives it that little bit of sweetness without being super-sweet like pineapple. Yum!

  5. 5

    BOOOO..where was I? ‘Epic Fail’

  6. 6

    I used the same TJ dough last night on regular pizza pans – utter disaster!!! The toppings burned while the dough remained uncooked in the center. I had to throw 2 whole pizzas in the trash.

  7. 7

    Good friends and good food go together like nothing else. You obviously had a great time.

  8. 8

    Those pizzas all look delicious!

  9. 9

    What a fabulous fun night!!! Pizza Parties are truly the best way to get together. Glad it was enjoyed by all.

  10. 10

    All of those pizzas look incredible!! My BF & I are planning make your own pizza night coming up. I’m sure both a girl pizza and a “man pizza” will be made!

  11. 11

    Yummy pizza! Billy would have been really happy sharing Matt’s pizza. :) Elle is like a little Martha – cute apartment, delicious dessert!

  12. 12

    Those globs of mozzarella on that pizza look fantastic, and that tart…wow. That must have been a great party!

  13. 13

    Pear pizza. I need to do that.

  14. 14

    MMMMmmm…. all of those pizzas look great! I’ve never had pear on my pizza, but will definitely have to try it.

  15. 15

    That chocolate tart looks INSANELY good!! Yay for pizza ‘n’ pals :)

  16. 16

    What fun! Looks great! Great idea. Look forward to the hiking photos.

  17. 17

    This looks so fun! I especially love the pear/prosciutto idea…I think I may need to make a Trader Joe’s run tonight…

  18. 18

    I can ALWAYS tell a man’s pizza – Meat is added in the same volume as cheese :-)

  19. 19

    I agree – those curtains are fantastic! (as is the food… yum!)

  20. 20

    Gawd, that looks good. I never thought about Trader Joe’s making pizza dough. Huh. Heaven knows, I like everything else they make.

  21. 21
    Ingrid Boes says

    I absolutly do not know how you stay so thin! I know you exercise a lot but jeesh. I just gained 5 lbs. just looking at these delicious pizzas…………….arrrgggghhh. Love your posts BTW.

  22. 23

    Man pizza; so true!
    My husband will go for like 6 different kinds of meat and be surprised that
    I am not game to eat his pizza :)

  23. 24

    Wow. What cute girls. Where’s my invite for homemade pizza night?

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