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Friday, January 18, 2013

Valentine's Day Pizzas

You probably already know that February 14th falls on a Thursday this year. Because my kids' extracurricular activities and homework don't stop for Valentine's Day, it's going to be a busy evening for me. My husband and I will have to have our romantic dinner out some other night. Even though it won't be a big romantic holiday for us, I do plan on making our in-house Valentine's Day dinner special for the entire family. One way I'll do this is by adding a Valentine's Day twist to everyone's favorite food, pizza.

In the past, I've created heart-shaped pizzas using a variety of doughs and mixes for the base.  Pillsbury pizza dough in a can and Jiffy brand pizza crust mix both come to mind.  This year I'll be using a new idea that I got from Pinterest.
Funny Friendship Ecard: Don't worry, I know what I'm doing....I saw this on Pinterest.
 
Seriously, this is one thing I saw on Pinterest that actually works - a Pinterest success story!  Since finding this recipe, it has become my family's favorite way to make pizza.  When the girls have time, they like to make their own individual pizzas.

Here's what you'll need:
  • One frozen white Rhode's dinner roll for each individual pizza you'd like to make
  • Pizza sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Cheese
  • Any additional toppings your family likes (we just use pepperoni)
 
DIRECTIONS
  • Brush your baking pan with a generous coating of olive oil.
  • Place your rolls on the pan and thaw according to the package directions.  I usually don't plan far enough in advance, so I've always used the speed method of thawing.  I'm sure the conventional method would work just as well, if not better.
 
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • When thawed, use a roller to flatten the rolls (you may have to use a light coat of oil or cooking spray on the tops).  Use your fingers to shape the dough into hearts.
  • I like to bake my crusts for 3-5 minutes before adding toppings.  The original recipe didn't call for this, but I prefer a slightly crisper crust.
  • Top your heart-shaped crusts with sauce and toppings of your choice.
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes, checking regularly for doneness. 
The above directions are just guidelines that worked well for me.  You may have to adjust cooking times and temperatures based on your oven.
 
When you're finished, you'll have a delicious and festive Valentine's Day dinner that the whole family will enjoy.  I'm warning you, these are really tasty, so make lots!  
 
 
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5 comments:

  1. These pizzas are so cute! I just pinned the photo to my FUN FOOD board on Pinterest! I saw you over at the newbie party and I am your latest follower. I hope you stop by and check out my blog too! www.mendezmanor.com

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  2. Love your family Valentine dinner idea! Our anniversary is Valentine's Day, but we go out on another night because places are so crowded and menu's are usually limited and extra pricey:) New follower. Follow me back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/sweet-heart-pillow-upcycle.html

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  3. What a great idea! These are so sweet, and so cute! Love the heart shape! Perfect for Valentine's day :o)

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  4. Such a cute idea! I think I will have to make my little one these for a Valentine's lunch.

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  5. Oh the cuteness. We just had homemade pizza tonight - I so should have done this!! I think I've got some more frozen dough in our fridge - I'll have to save this idea for next time. Haha and seriously, I laughed at that "I know what I'm doing" picture. It's so true - until you actually make it and it doesn't work out and you're like, "Pinterest!! You LIED to me!!" haha.

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