Make Your Own Pizza Night

Make Your Own Pizza Ingredient Station

Last Saturday, I went to HomeGoods (my heaven) and they are currently focused on kitchen essentials, given the upcoming holidays and all those big dinners that come with them.  When I walked in, I got a little weak in the knees.  And after slapping myself out of thinking I needed a self-spinning ice cream cone holder,  I snagged a new knife set (and then I sliced off a good chunk of my thumb a day later), as well as a little set of individual sized pizza stones.  I’ve been wanting to do a make-your-own pizza night for a while, but it loses a little something without the stone.  These little 8 inch individual sizes are so fun – but if you have a big one, just have each person pick a side and top it as you want.

The results were almost as good as how much fun we had going to the store, picking our ingredients and then trying to figure out what the hell we were doing.  In case you’re looking for inspiration, here’s what we topped ours with… but really there is no wrong answer to the question: How will you top your pizza?

Mine: Chanterelle Mushrooms, Gruyere and Prosciutto Pizza- (fancy, huh??)

My Homemade Delight

*Please excuse my Saturday evening disaster hair*


  • Trader Joe’s Herb Pizza Dough
  • Chanterelle Mushrooms (sauteed before topping)
  • Red Onion (sauteed before topping)
  • Gruyere, shredded
  • Prosciutto
  • baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • Pizza sauce

Adam’s: Pepperoni, Sausage, Onions, Bacon with Two Cheeses (Look at that face…)

Adam's Creation


  • Trader Joe’s Herb Pizza Dough
  • 1 sausage, removed from casing (browned before topping pizza)
  • pepperoni
  • 1 slice of bacon, chopped
  • onion, sliced
  • green peppers, chopped
  • baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • pepperjack cheese, shredded
  • mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Pizza sauce

For both pizzas, we prepared the dough according to the directions.  Preheat the pizza stones in the oven (500 degrees for 20 mins). Dust the stones with cornmeal. Place pizza dough circles on the stones. Top with everything and cook for 12-17 minutes (depending on how thin you can get your crust. We failed miserably at that, and had to cook ours for about 17 minutes)

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