Ode to Pizza

pizza lover
You take-a piz-za my heart,
You fill me like no other.
Get thee to my plate;
Your aroma makes me swoon!

I am ready to cut you apart;
I cannot share you with another
Even if I inflate
As big as a hot air balloon!

What makes you so hot?
Sweet onions galore,
Dough kneaded just right,
Sausage and three kinds of cheeses!

©2015 Karina Pinella

Iron Skillet Deep Dish Vegetables and Pepperoni Pizza

Image contributed by Hymn

Image contributed by Hymn

Depending on how many shortcuts you take, this can be quite a quick meal to prepare by starting with a 1-lb. bag of fresh dough from Trader Joe’s, or any of your favorite brand. You may also have pre-made your fresh dough by using a bread maker, or simply by hand. In any event, we will prepare this pizza, assuming the dough is already made ahead of time. The amount of dough should be at least 1 lb. in weight since that would be enough to fully line an 8- or 10-inch cast iron skillet. Continue reading