We have a Family Movie Night every Friday night, to celebrate the weekend. We have pizza with the kids, and lay out a blanket on the floor in front of the tv to watch a movie together as we eat. It has become a family tradition that we all look forward to. Some of the time we end up picking up a frozen pizza and having that but lately we've been trying to make it from scratch more. It's healthier and cheaper (I think). Here is the recipe (straight from the Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book) that we always use for our crust: Pizza Dough (we usually double the recipe) 2 3/4 - 3 1/4 cups flour 1 pkg. yeast 1/4 t. salt 1 c. warm water 2 T. cooking oil Combine 1 1/4 c. flour, yeast, and salt. Mix. Add water and oil. Beat on low for 30 sec. then on high for 3 min. Stir in remaining flour while scraping sides. Knead for 6 to 8 min. Divide in half. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. We bake our pizzas at 375 degrees.
A few pizza-making tips that we like to do:
After spraying the baking sheet, I sprinkle it with oregano, Parmesan cheese, and corn meal. Then I roll out the dough on top of it and build the rest of the pizza. After its made, I sprinkle more Parmesan cheese and oregano on top. Enjoy!