A Little Spring Fun: Make Fig Jam and Goat Cheese Pizza!

by Alexandra Hedin

A Little Spring Fun: Make Fig Jam and Goat Cheese Pizza!
Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’m showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends.   

Yesterday, I fixed a charming little cocktail and today, an appetizer to go with it: Goat & Fig Pizza.  A homemade pizza makes a really fast and easy appetizer.  I love making little pizzas with a homemade crust and seasonal ingredients from the garden or the farmers market.  

This super simple appetizer is really delicious and can take as little as ten minutes.  Which means you have no excuse not to entertain!  Have fun, have a party!   

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How To: Make a Christmas Tree Pizza!

by Capree K

How To: Make a Christmas Tree Pizza!

Okay, true story: I was invited to a White Elephant party last weekend and, in the spirit of absurdity, I brought a giant cheese ball in the shape of a Christmas tree.  It was rolled in parsley, with almond slivers as garland, and red bell peppers as ornaments.  It was a hit.  It also looked like it was ripped straight out of a Betty Crocker magazine from the 1950s--oddly reproduced (and incredibly unappetizing) colors and all.  THIS Christmas tree-shaped treat looks incredibly delectable on the other hand.   

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The Pizza Fork

by DIY Maven

The Pizza Fork

To eat your slice with your hands or not to eat your slice with your hands, that is the question. Me, I use a fork. Not because I’m an etiquette freak or anything. It’s mostly due to the fact that I have a thing about germs, and hands, as we all know, are notorious harbingers of cooties. Plus, using a fork helps prevent mouth roof burnage. Anywho, for those of us who use forks, also known as ‘forkers’, this cool little gadget just might tempt...

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Create a pizza oven for $5.00!

by Chris Gardner

Create a pizza oven for $5.00!

Traditional bread and pizza ovens feature stone or brick floors (and walls), which retain heat and redistribute it evenly across the cooking surface. The intense and immediate heat from the preheated stone surface allows the dough to become crispy while maintaining a delightfully chewy texture.

To replicate this at home, one could spend $2,000-13,000 and buy a proper wood burning pizza oven, il forno di pizza. A more popular route is to...

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