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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday Fun!


Any day is a good day to celebrate food! But, this food has become an all-American favorite, perhaps its own food group, enjoyed by young and old alike. To top it off, TGIF and time for Friday fun with all your foodie friends!


Today is...

Pizza Party Day

Who doesn't love pizza? It's hard not to love something that is so versatile and can be crafted just the way YOU like it! A certain food you don't like? Just leave it off! Bread is loved by just about everyone with its coverings being your own taste delights! Like Brussels sprouts and bacon? Bring 'em on! Build a Cast Iron Skillet Brussels Sprouts Bacon Pizza! What about sweet potatoes? Try the Sweet Potato, Balsamic Onion and Soppressata (Italian dry salami) Pizza! Toss them all in the mix! You may even prefer Butternut Squash, Sage Pesto And Prosciutto Pizza. Like mentioned in the beginning - the choice is yours to add or not to add!

A Bit of Pizza History...

While pizza history is commonly associated with Italian origins, its history can be traced as far back as ancient times when flat bread was dressed with spices and oils. The ancient Egyptians were excellent bread makers with remains of such bread discovered in many tombs. Flat bread was popular with both the ancient Greeks and Romans. Pizza in America has its own slice of history...
Once upon a time, around the turn of the last century, pizza in America was an inexpensive peasant food, made casalinga (home-style) by southern Italian immigrant women in their kitchens. Adverse economic conditions had forced four million southern Italians to come to America by 1900. Descendents of all the seminal American pizza makers indicated their ancestors learned to make pizza by watching relatives make it at home.
A Slice of Heaven: A History of Pizza in America
It's not too late...gather a group of family members or friends and have fun creating your own specialty pizza! Can't think of anything better to bring people together than time in the kitchen!

Gotta' go! There goes the timer! Um-m-m-m! Love that aroma of a fresh-baked pizza! Are you hungry yet?

Recipe of the Day...

The Pizza Lab: Foolproof Pan Pizza