Healthy Bread Pizza

Easy Party Food Kids Can Assemble with Natural Ingredients Feeding children for a party, special occasions, or just dinner doesn’t have to be difficult, time-consuming, or unhealthy. Try the following pizza kids can make, and offer them a tasty and nutritious meal. Ingredients for Bread Pizza Serves 10, two bread pizzas per person Two loaves of whole wheat French bread Three tablespoons olive oil, in a small bowl Large tin crushed tomato sauce, marinara sauce, or other natural spaghetti sauce Medium sized package of turkey pepperoni 16oz. package shredded full fat mozzarella cheese 16 oz. package shredded reduced fat or…

Homemade Dough Makes the Perfect Pizza

A person’s love affair with pizza starts at an early age and reflects his or her environment. The thickness of the crust varies from a New York City pizza that’s so thin it can be folded in half lengthwise, to a Chicago favorite, the deep-dish pizza. Toppings range from traditional (tomato sauce with cheese) to trendy (duck sausage and goat cheese), and everything (and anything) in between. Pizza has diversified, blended, and been embraced by many ethnic cultures. Make Homemade Pizza The best pizza, though, may be the one made in a home kitchen. Why make pizza at home? To…

Preparing a Pizza Party Menu

Celebrate America’s favorite food with a pizza party that offers something for everyone.   Since the ancients started putting toppings on their flatbreads, people have been giving pizza rave reviews. For your next gathering of friends, have a pizzeria pizza party, with this menu of four variety pizzas and even one for dessert!   Menu Artichoke Red Pepper Pizza Roasted Vegetable Pizza Hawaiian Pizza Dessert Pizza Basic Pizza Sauce 3 tablespoons oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed Dash salt Dash oregano ½ green bell pepper, diced small 1 28-ounce can tomatoes 1 large can tomato puree 1 small can tomato paste…

Pizza for Everyone, Every Day

I adore homemade pizza and good restaurant pizza, sometimes even a mediocre slice on the fly will do… And I know I’m not alone. As I noted earlier, pizza provokes passions. If you’re into making healthier food choices, I will share my favorite Homemade Pizza tips this week. Also, stay tuned for my homemade pizza dough recipe. It’s worth a try and a good recipe to get small hands involved in if you want to cook with kids. A real pizza stone and good quality pizza oven kit makes a huge difference. I’ve been through two of the high-end volcanic…

Everything You Need to Know About Taking Calcium Supplements

Calcium plays an essential role in maintaining the optimum bone health in the body, and although the best way to take in the calcium is through your diet, many people also consider the option of taking calcium supplements when their diet falls less. However, before you start taking these supplements, you should at least be aware of the pros and cons as well as the choice of supplements. Before diving into the dangerous part of how much is enough? Let’s take a look at the universal benefits of the calcium. It’s a known fact that your body requires calcium to…

Beer for Lent

The Right Lager or Ale for Seasonal Observance Lent is a time for somber reflection, fasting and repentance, but does that mean that the devout have to forgo their favorite beverage? In the tradition of fasting, drinking “liquid bread” is not only allowed, but appropriate during the Lenten season. Doppelbock In Munich, brewers hold true to this tradition by creating strong spring beers inspired by Doppelbock, a beer fashioned by Roman Catholic monks which was specifically designed for liquid fasting during lent. In the seventeenth century, Minim friars created this strong malty beverage that was dense enough to be considered…

Tasting & Evaluating Beer

A Quick Rundown of Beer Characteristics Beer has been around for thousands of years, but a more formal approach to beer tasting only began to truly take shape in the last 40 years or so. In the 1970’s, Morton Meilgaard designed the Meilgaard Flavor Wheel, dividing aroma and taste characteristics into 14 sub-headings. Michael Jackson published World Guide to Beer in 1977, creating a numerical rating system for beer based on five categories. The American Brewers Association began compiling beer style guidelines, providing a consistency for descriptions, and the Beer Judge Certification Program was established to provide consistency in judging. But you…

How to Host a Beer Tasting

Enjoy some Suds with Friends with This Guide Beer used to be thought of as a lesser choice of beverage, one that was drank out of convenience, but not usually known for its taste. But the microbrewery movement and the popularity of craft beers has spurred a revolution, and it’s time you got your friends involved and in the know with this fun party. Educate Yourself First, you’ll need to learn a little about beer, but don’t be intimidated by it. You can buy some great books that will tell you all about the beer-making process and the history of…

Ales and Lagers 101

From Budweiser and Coors to fruity ales Whether you’re new to the beer world or have been enjoying beer for years, it can be overwhelming to be confronted by the selection of beers available at a beer bar or liquor store, especially if your beer experience has been restricted largely to the American mass-market beers. And while you don’t have to know the lingo to experiment and enjoy new beers, learning the basics may make it easier to pinpoint your preferences and help you search out your own ultimate beer. Despite all the different styles, colors, and flavors, in the…

Ten Classic Beer Styles to Try Before You Die

If you haven’t tasted these types of beer, you don’t know beer Most beer drinkers don’t know the difference between a lager and an ale (and many couldn’t care less!). Even more mysterious and intimidating to most beer drinkers are the many, many beer sub-styles that exist. And don’t confuse beer styles with beer brands. Budweiser, Heineken, Beck’s and Corona may be different brands, but they are all the same style of beer: pale lager. All told, there are approximately 70 styles and sub-styles of beer in the world. The only way to truly understand and appreciate this variety and diversity is to be…